Jam – 2011-06-14 – Carroll’s

This was another easy night getting to our studio on 55th Street.  Parking was easy and the weather was nice.  The big news of the night was Andy Trister jamming with us for the first half of the evening.  Always great to see him and to raise Deadstein’s competency.

We found a show to do for the evening and it was the big Beacon Theater show from 6-14-76.  This was a show with about 24 songs in it; big ones, small one,short ones and long ones and Deadstein decided to tackle them all.  Alan was at this show way back in the day, so the jam may have had an even more of a special feeling to him than the rest of us.  35 years ago he was at this show and we were playing it at this jam.

We knew it would be a big challenge to get through it and it was.  Likewise, it was a risk to play this setlist with Trister in the room because it was loaded with many potential train-wrecks that has sent many a Deadstein lead guitarist fleeing from the scene.

Before we got to any of that ’76 stuff, we decided to open up the jam session by trying out a Deadstein first, Operator, which I had just charted out a few days earlier.  It went well and was a fun song, should be any easy one to get into and add to our repertoire.

We then plunged head first into the Beacon show and Trister was there for the entire first set.  The cowboy songs starting with Mama Tried had Andy remembering the Deadstein feel of things, which is not a good thing, but with the use of the actual setlist downloaded on my iPhone, I was able to sample the songs in the microphones for everyone’s edification before we played them.  This helped in many an instant.

Following the Playing to end the first set, we played a To Lay Me Down while I played Bass.  This was the only straying we did from the setlist.  The second set was just as ambitious as the first, if not more and we rushed to accomplish it in its entirety, but we did, going just a few minutes past 12:00 p.m.  Quite and feat of endurance.  Well if you saw all the eyeballs rolling in the back of people’s head’s by 11:30, you wouldn’t think endurance would be a word associated with the jam.  Good stuff.  We should be around the solstice by next jam so get set for some sunshine.  So until next time, keep the buffet open, go for seconds and it’s Grateful Said.

To hear what we played, G-d forbid, go to the link below:




10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alan W.
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 22:16:15

    Given the summer solstice and the naturally occuring cosmic balance it offers, I think it behooves us to yield to nature to decide our course for the next jam. Besides i could not find a 6/21 sertlist I wanted to play anyway. Good night for our friends to come celebrate NY’s own Stonehege with us. You never know what you might miss if you are not there, We could also discuss possible special musical guests off line if you want.

  2. deadstein
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 22:53:38

    It’s Shoreline 6-21-89

    Set 1

    Hide Away
    Touch Of Grey
    New Minglewood Blues
    Ramble On Rose
    Box Of Rain
    Dire Wolf
    When I Paint My Masterpiece
    Row Jimmy

    Set 2

    Scarlet Begonias ->
    Hell In A Bucket
    Ship Of Fools
    Estimated Prophet ->
    Eyes Of The World ->
    Drums ->
    Space ->
    Truckin’ ->
    The Other One ->
    Morning Dew (,) ~ Turn On Your Lovelight

    Brokedown Palace

  3. Alan W.
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 19:16:52

    Okay. No arm twisting needed to play those gems.

  4. Larry G.
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 12:51:51

    I can’t even imagine in my head what Hide Away is or sounds like. I better give it is listen.

  5. Larry G.
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 12:55:24

    Just heard the Operator and liked what i heard. Alan’s got to get the proper harp for it.

  6. Alan W.
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 18:19:50

    I know it, it’s a 1-4-5 but there is a riff you need to learn, and a change of tempo we all need to know. I think they played it twice over the years. The earlier version is better. I think it was Harding Theatre ’71 but not sure. The best part is that it’s an instrumental tune!

  7. Scott
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 22:58:33

    I just listened to two great versions of Jerry doing Lonesome and a long way from home. Long spacey jam, bass & drums driven, then back into lonesome. We should give it a try…. Lennons “Working class hero” would be another one i would be interested In trying. Happy Fathers Day

  8. Alan W.
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 23:24:09

    Agree. it was as “out there” as the JGB ever got.

  9. Larry G.
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 22:32:11

    Even though I didn’t remember this, the note on this show from the link


    say the following. Someone knows something about the Dead.

    Most of 2nd Set with Clarence Clemons on Saxophone

  10. Larry G.
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 22:41:54

    Never saw this one:

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