Got the summertime blues? Go on a long, strange tour with me through time. Every day in the month of July, we’ll feature a vintage recording from the Dead. Tune in on YouTube and join the chat as we explore the wonders of summer tours past. We will get by, we will survive!
For our next stop on the We Will Get By Streaming Tour we go all the way back to the beginning. On this day in 1966, a young, wild and raw Grateful Dead played at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.
This recording in particular is phenomonal for the era (or any era for that matter.) If you aren’t familiar with 1960s Dead, the band is very bluesy, keyboards are high in the mix, Pig Pen is large and in charge, the tempos are fast and the jams are short.
While the show has a lot of songs that never escaped the 60s, there are some super early versions of Dead classics. If you are a hardcore Deadhead (which I assume you are if you are reading this), it’s interesting to hear the origins of the songs we love so much like “I Know You Rider,” “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Dancing in the Streets.”
d1t01 – I Know You Rider
d1t02 – Big Boss Man
d1t03 – Standing On The Corner
d1t04 – Beat It On Down The Line
d1t05 – In The Pines
d1t06 – Cardboard Cowboy
d1t07 – Nobody’s Fault But Mine
d1t08 – Next Time You See Me
d1t09 – He Was A Friend Of Mine
d1t10 – Cream Puff War
d1t11 – Viola Lee Blues
d1t12 – Don’t Ease Me In ->
d1t13 – Pain In My Heart
d1t14 – Minglewood Blues ->
d1t15 – Sittin’ On Top Of The World
d2t01 – You Don’t Have To Ask
d2t02 – Cold Rain And Snow ->
d2t03 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl ->
d2t04 – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
d2t05 – Dancin’ In The Streets
Thanks to Charlie Miller for the soundboard!