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Our next stop on the We Will Get By Streaming Tour brings us back to the summer of 76. The Grateful Dead continued their six night run at the Orpheum on this day in 1976 with their penultimate show of their run in San Francisco.
This show has many memorable moments, but the standout is the second set “Comes a Time.” The version ranks among the best the Dead have delivered over their 30 year tenure. The extended jam gives way to “Drums” and then the rumble of “The Other One.”
Promised Land, Mississippi Half Step, Mama Tried, Deal, Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, Big River, Sugaree, Johnny B. Goode
Samson & Delilah, Comes A Time > Jam > The Other One Jam > Drums > The Other One > Space > Eyes Of The World > Jam > The Other One > Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad > One More Saturday Night
U.S. Blues, Not Fade Away
Thanks to Jonathan Aizen for the soundboard.