Saturday Dead: 10.29.71
Words By J-man
One of the fun things many Deadheads do is search the Archive for their "Birthday show". In doing so, I found this gem from this day in Grateful Dead history! The band sounds extremely tight on this one and really explores the depths of their jams and transitions, at one point in the second set diving into "Crytical>Drums>Other One>Cryptical>Deal" as well as "Not Fade Away>Going Down The Road>Not Fade Away". The transitions are smooth and seamless.
This is one of the early Keith shows with the Godchaux filling in for Pigpen. His musical contribution would later turn into a full time slot with the band. This early show reflects Keith playing his heart out for the future considerations.
Sit back, grab a coffee or a beer and check out this great show from Cleveland, OH 1971...
Grateful Dead Live at Allan Theater on October 29, 1971.
Truckin', Sugaree, El Paso, Loser, Playin' In The Band, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Brokedown Palace, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Casey Jones Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Me & My Uncle-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Deal, Sugar Magnolia, Ramble On Rose, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, E: One More Saturday Night