Truckin', Mama Tried, Hard To Handle, Deep Elem Blues, Sugar Magnolia, Brokedown Palace, Cumberland Blues, It Hurts Me Too, Me And My Uncle, China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Casey Jones Good Lovin', In The Midnight Hour, Attics Of My Life, Me And Bobby McGee, Around And Around, Saint Stephen -> Not Fade Away -> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad -> Turn On Your Lovelight
-- I cleaned up the cuts, fixed the errors, removed several pops and re-tracked the discs.
-- It sounds like they are going into Eyes Of The World towrads end of NFA.
SBD > MR (7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk) > Cass > DAT > CD > EAC > Samplitude v7.02 Professional > shntool > SHN
Reviewer:Go Faster, Get Rounder
May 10, 2020 Subject:
Solid fidelity, some real gems in this show
Highly recommended. This show is pretty much at the top of the short list of high-quality SBDs from the second half of 1970. There are some real gems. Midnight Hour is one of the better versions and the NFA-->GDTRFB is not to be missed.
January 3, 2019 Subject:
Good Show and Great Venue
It's a good show.
I was there at one of the El Monte Legion Stadium shows but I'm not sure if this was it. It was an interesting place. Plenty of room, and it's hard to imagine now, but I seem to recall fireplaces along the walls.
Had a great time and I'm not so sure about LA water tasting like turpentine.
December 27, 2016 Subject:
Your Grandpa's Deep Ellementary Blues
Truckin' opener! Mama Tried a nice Weir double shot.
The jamming in Hard to Handle is a fair indication to me they have come to play.
If you pride yourself on calling a tune in as few notes as possible try it on Deep Ellum?--Very cool version!
Strange I was NOT impressed with the previous night but I am digging on this show.
I love the in the middle of nowhere first set placement on this Sugar Magnolia, played like Deep Ellum is still hanging in the air.
Gotta love those backing vocals on Sunshine Daydream!
Brokedown Palace- Yeah it could be a set list from the closing of an 80's show but this is mid 1st set 1970-Mighty Fine! How sweet is the ensemble singing here.
Cumberland-Always consider this Phil Country.
Hurts Me Too- Really this is the biggest baddest blues the Dead render right here. The Dead could have rolled up on any blues festival and dropped this number and brought the house down.
Me &My Uncle-The tune has remained constant through out the years. It is a bad ass tune! Bobby can sing.
A nice China> Rider. I think what I enjoy about this set is it is somewhere between acoustic and electric in temperament. It has this laid back feel that is so mellow.
Again great to hear the harmonies!
Casey Jones-raps up a kind 1st set.
Good Lovin-Joined already in progress
Midnight Hour-Pig raps up one side and down the other!
I threw this up on the Forum, hopefully some folks have the time to listen. Lost track
Attics of my Life-and just a perfect version!!!
Probably one of the few tunes that can make
Me & Bobby McGee sound like an uptempo rocker-
Jerry likes to add backing vocals to this tune!
I have to call this a well crafted show, the band keeps shifting gears. Straight out 50's dance hall now with AROUND x2 -Can really pick up that Chuck Berry influence. and Phil lurks!
(I knew Pig was going grab that last tune)
What a difference one night makes!
July 1, 2015 Subject:
Quite a good show,
December 2, 2014 Subject:
This may be a slightly less assertive performance than the previous night, and the sound quality of the board isn't as spectacular (to my ears) but it's damn nice nevertheless. This is a superb mix with all the players delivering and captured well.
Highlights (that are higher than the other highlights):
Deep Elem Blues: infrequently played; Garcia sings this version with a lot of feeling, reminiscent of the versions with the Dorks earlier in the month
Hurts Me Too -- they didn't play this often enough pre-72. This late 1970 arrangement is an interesting one that hasn't yet showed up on an official release ... although I'm probably mistaken about that. ;)
China->Rider: love that juicy tone on Bobby's guitar solo
Good Lovin': the beginning is missing but, as already noted, the recording picks up at a decent spot where Jerry is riffing Sly (the Family Stone had a huge hit earlier in the year with Thank You (For Letting Me Be Mice Elf).
NFA-GTRFB->Lovelight: This is a segment for the ages with the band really letting its hair down (and we're talking a lot of hair here). Numerous, beautiful "what song is this?" moments. I didn't hear Eyes of the World towards the end of NFA. But I did hear Sympathy for the Devil towards the very end of GTRFB! You can hear Pig announcing "Allright now we gettin' down!" just before he grabs the mic (they teased the song earlier before China Cat but apparently Pig didn't think it was "time to get down" right then). What follows is a simple, occasionally subtle but always intense Lovelight that ends with some of the most insane Bobby vocalizations that you'll ever hear (dig the yodeling from 9:30 to 9:45, then the usual sheets of white noise).
After Lovelight, Bobby at least sounds like he's ready to keep playing. But one of the other players (Pig?) has apparently thrown in the towel (someone drunkenly slurs "we'll see ya" into a mic). A few excuses are mumbled and the band wanders off the stage.
September 6, 2014 Subject:
It Hurts Me Three
I super nice, especially the Jerry work. One warning is that it trails off at the end, but still well worth the listen. Some other real nice gems in here, including Deep Elem, Brokedown, NFA, GDTRFB. Love the creativity of this era.
May 23, 2013 Subject:
I have not run across many soundboards from late 1970, so this show is a good one to grab. Not to suggest that is is only good for historical value.
Many good performances are to be found here. Give it a listen and you may find some yourself
July 25, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" December 27, 1970 at the Legion Stadium, El Monte, California, United States of America
1970 Superduper Soundboard.
I recommend clicking on Charlie Miller's name and collecting all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows. He has the best shows on the IA.
Get December 26, 27 & 28 at Legion Stadium, Elmonte, CA.
I downloaded this show years ago, I am back to to tell you how you can get it yourself.
Nice show from 1970, when I was in 10th Grade.
IF you're a fan of Pigpen like I am, you're gonna want this show.
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included. Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to download this show:
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.
Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.
When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.
PS: This show has been downloaded over 15 thousand times.
July 25, 2009 Subject:
Wow, thanks Charlie
This is an excellent show, with excellent transfer and sound, from a very transitional period of the band. It seems like by December they were finally working out what they wanted to do with the American Beauty material, which Workingmans cuts were worth keeping (pretty much all of them) and in general giving off a much more polished sound compared to the more spontaneous and balsy summer shows. First of all, great backup vocals. Even the hits like Truckin', Sugar Mag, Casey Jones, all sound like they have extra effort given, with Phil vocals at top form and Jerr having a blast the whole time.
If you can't find a reason why this show is special for how the band is playing (which to me seems ridiculous) download it because Charlie Miller found a board from late 70', a virtually undocumented period from the GD release spectrum, because of a lot of shaky recordings with flaws. This show is virtually flawless from a tech standpoint and the sound is solid. Get it before Rhino reads me review and releases it. Damn this sounds good!
December 27, 2008 Subject:
Stellar performance and recording both, there's not a thing wrong with it. There's a perfect amount of audience leaking into this soundboard to give it an extra ambience. Not a matrix, but far from a dry soundboard. From the opening remarks advising people to "go wander and dance because there won't be any surprises and it sounds great everywhere". Listen to the crowd reaction to Bobby's lyric flub at the 7 minute mark in Truckin' or the reaction at the end of Attics.
Check out the Thankyoufalettinmebemyself riff/jam as Good Lovin fades in! And Pig stating "No You Don't" to kick the band in Lovelight! Or JG's alternate turpentine lyric during GDTRFB. The only lowlights might be the final jam sounding somewhat loose and undirected.
A five star Fall 1970 show for sure.
April 28, 2007 Subject:
Deep Elem Blues
Very nice and slower beat version of this typically folky tune. I think it draws you more into the mood of the lyrics; makes me want to drink some whiskey and ruminate.
July 12, 2005 Subject:
The sound quality of this recording is crisp and raw. Mild buzzing and hissing only adds to the character of this one. Vocals are loud and clear! "It hurts me too" reminds me why I love this band so much and why it was soooo much better (IMHO) with Pig. The version here smokes (cuts off at end, bummer). Overall, classic 1970.
April 15, 2005 Subject:
more good stuff from 70 if it wasnt for doubledose i might not stumbled along this gem ,lots of great 70's stuff out there people this being no exception,sound good to, not great but Good with a capital G
February 4, 2005 Subject:
Solid Pig kicks some butt
Not sure why no one reviewed this but it is great. Hot midnight hour, good lovin, lovelight. Enjoy+