Grateful Dead Live at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on 1978-12-16
Beat It On Down The Line
Me And My Uncle ->
Looks Like Rain
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Samson And Delilah
From The Heart Of Me
He's Gone ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around And Around
One More Saturday Night
Nakamichi 300 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (By Robert Wagner)
Drums (9:08 - 9:26)
-- 2nd Set is seamless
-- Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the tapes
-- There were fades and gaps between almost every song which I fixed
-- First few seconds of Sugaree are missing
-- This version is played back without Dolby
Subject: My 1st Show!!
Subject: He's Gone
Subject: Clean, well-played, goofy
Early on, the show is magnificent. Garcia is picking amazingly crazy licks, with Big River & Tennessee Jed being particular highlights. There are LOTS better shows from '78, though.
Subject: He's Gone?
Subject: Municipal Auditorium
Subject: Good Stuff
Subject: Right Church, Wrong Pew
Subject: SIT DOWN!!!!!!!!............."SIT DOWN"
HEY LISTEN THE GRATEFUL DEAD IS A "DANCE BAND"....STARTED AS A DANCE BAND..........HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW COULD ANYONE SIT DOWN TO JAMMING ROCK N ROLL ANYWAY!!!!!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Why would you want to sit down???,,,,,,,,,,,,should we fold our hands too??...........IF YOU want to sit down .........go to a classical concert,,,,,,,,,,IN THE PAST AT SEVERAL DEAD SHOWS...,,,I got "things" thrown at me,,,,,,,,,,,I GOT BEAT UP....HIT,....,YELLED AT,,...THREATENED.....PUSHED.....BEER AND WATER THROWN ON ME,,,,,,,,AT VARIOUS SHOWS.....
do these morons get it that THE BAND LOVES WHEN PEOPLE DANCE,,,,,THEY LOVE IT ,,,,,,,,,,I spoke to all the band when I WENT BACK STAGE,,,,,AND ALL MEMBER OF THE DEAD EXPRESSED A GREAT LIKING TO HAVE THE PEOPLE DANCE ..........ON STAGE ....LIKE "SUNSHINE " ( DEAD HEAD GROUPIE) ....AND IN THE audience,,,,,,,,,,,,
"HEY EVERYONE GET UP AND DANCE AND FORM A BIG OL' LINE"............SOUND familiar?????????.....it is BOBBY talking..............
or,,,,,,,,,, "COME ON EVERYBODY GET UP AND DANCE WERE GOIN' TO RUIN U"...again a statement right from the band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......hello.......
biggest joke I GOT numerous times FROM TAPERS,,,,,,,,,commanding me to..."STOP CLAPPING/CHEERING THE BAND ON"...YOU ARE GOING TO FUCK UP MY TAPING OF THE SHOW"...........YOU mean I can't clap and cheer??????????????????????.....seriously???,,,,,
I MEAN IF I was in the designated "TAPERS SECTION"...MAYBE I could understand there extremely strong command,,,,,,,,,,,,not to enjoy myself...........asking me was I WAS ON LSD AND PEAKING TO KEEP QUIET IS INSANE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
YOU KNOW WHAT..............................COME ON YOU OLD FARTS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"STAND UP"!!...MAKE SOME NOISE...LAUGH...CHEER...DANCE.....SCREAM....CLAP YOUR HANDS.....MOVE,,,,,,SING,,,,,,YELL,,,,BE YOUNG......ACT YOUTHFUL...........CELEBRATE.......INTERACT WITH OTHERS IN THE AUDIENCE...........THE GROUP ACTIVELY WANTED ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS TO INTERACT WITH each other...kiss each other ...hug..each other ,,,dance with each other ,,,,,,,,,,,,BOBBY told me the latter when I WAS want back ............so it is right from the horse's mouth
so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,," SO STAND UP YOU FUCKERS"
Subject: Great sound, solid show. Well worth your time.
Glad I found this one, real enjoyable listen. Give it a spin.
Subject: Hard to beat
Subject: Golden Nugget
I wonder what the Nashville Municipal Auditorium is like. Is it big? Cosy? A home for Country music? Perhaps it no longer exists...
Imagining the setting is a fun part of listening to these golden nuggets.
And considering it was one of Keith and Donna's last shows, just makes it extra special.
Subject: thank u
Subject: Hey Now
Subject: on the plateau
The AUD quality on this recording is excellent. Thanks to the tapers and Charlie Miller.
Subject: Brave the storm to come
Subject: Mr. Weir
Subject: Binge Factor
The Dead picked up the tour mid-December in the same fashion down south again.
Subject: Fat loss Factor Program
Set 1 - if that 15-minute Sugaree tells you anything, yeah, Jerry pretty much owns this set - Bobby's tunes take a while to make their mark; Looks Like Rain probably comes off best for him. But Jerry is all over this thing from beginning to end - Candyman, my god...and check out how slow they render Stagger Lee - don't think I've ever heard it done so.
Set 2 - Of course, the buzz is all about the S>F, so I'll leave that little medley to speak for itself here. I am going to go ahead and really champion the Other One; this one is played as a Mission Statement jam; they really burn the landscape with that one. Wharf Rat is so completely sick....check out Jer's 'false truth' solo - absolutely devastating. Although he does repeat a verse at the end he integrates it into the tune and we're none the wiser. A&A peaked during this year.
Just an amazing show, the band was absolutely in control this night.
Subject: mahalo bruddas and sistas
Peace and warm winds to the cats that brought it here,mahalo dav
Subject: Loved listening to this show.
Subject: 78 Jerry
Years later Hornsby would complain about Jerry's lackluster effort, to which JG replied "you don't understand 25 years of burnout, man."
Subject: agree to disagree
This was just another stage in the evolution of the dead, and certainly not as bad as what came latter.
Subject: I keep trying..
The Scarlet>Fire that kicks off the second set gets mentioned a lot but I don't think it stands up to the best ones of '77 (without even mentioning 5/8). The first set was the better set for me with a strong Sugaree opener and en excellent LL > Supplication to finish off.
Definite points for the superb sound quality though... one of the best auds I've heard on IA.
Subject: A Smokin' Show with Great Sound Quality...
Grab this one while you can !
Jerry was on fire while the boys smoldered behind him.
THIS IS THE DEAD.
Get it ! (Thanks, Mr. C, for yet another sonic wonder ! )
Subject: Never Enough
Subject: The Emperor TRULY Wears No Clothes!!!
I'm reminded of a quote by Gans(that I don't remember verbatim), talking about a night when The Guys played relatively poorly but the crowd was still strangely enthusiastic about the performance. It was then that he realized that "something was wrong". I've never appreciated those words more than tonight after reading these reviews and listening to the show.
Subject: great opening
This show is just plain fun. Sounds like I'm standing right in the middle of this auditorium with all these lucky people. Miss ya Jer, Rock on Further!
Subject: nice aud
Subject: One for the Ages -- Jerry Rages
A raging Jerry show from the very first note. A dazzlingly-captured epic. Superb recording. One can hear every instrument harmoniously.
This would be an ideal suggestion as the first show for a "Newbie"
Here is the same sort of balls-to-the-walls Jerry extravaganza similar in rage to the 12-29-77 Winterland Dicks Picks 10; him playing his bodacious "Wolf" guitar.
But this is a better recording than Dicks Picks 10. In my opinion.
Have to once again thank the purveyors of this divine lot: The recordists and archivists for this beautiful concert.
Subject: Lovely scarlet
Subject: Probably Best AUD on the site
With that being said, I've been delving into the archive shows for awhile and have almost NEVER come across an AUD this beautiful, clear and perfect. This truly is a GIFT. When the first few seconds of Candyman came on I couldn't believe my ears. Precise, loud, clear and direct to your eardrums. This show is an absolute godsend to people like me, who never truly got to experience a real dead show (we can all agree that furthur is good but can't compare to a show like this). Thank you Charlie miller and everyone else who makes this site possible.
I couldn't ask anything more from the show itself. every hard-hitting roots Dead song that you would want to hear is on this show. The Lazy lightning > Supplication is a especially hot with some very inspired Jerry leads. Nothing else can be said that hasn't about the Scarlett>Fire, simply one of the best they ever did. One of the very few drums sections that I don't skip over is on this show, followed by an Other One that takes you to other planets. The real Gem on this show, IMO, is the Candyman. The tears are definitely gonna fall for this one, I know mine did. Jerry's leads are so pure, so realistic, so lifelike that it feels like the man himself is in the flesh, sitting next to you and playing you this heartfelt song. Simply Beautiful
Enough can't be said about my Gratefulness for the Archive. You guys give a kid like me who was in diapers when Jerry died a chance to experience what it was like. And, boy, was it magical.
Peace to everyone- DeadheadNate
Subject: because there was no show this day in history
when you get a chance to listen to france 1971 that is a really nice show 4.9989
Subject: One of the best of the 70's
Scarlet > Fire blows my mind. Possibly even better in some ways than 83-04-13 Scarlet>Fire>Estimated.
Great recording as well. Worth a listen for sure.
Subject: best dead aud on archive. period.
Subject: My God
Subject: Me and My Uncle
Subject: Special Recording
Don't pass this one up.
Subject: one day smoochinnn
Subject: Charlie Miller
Subject: Yum-O-Licious Late 1970's Grateful Dead!
The BBC's _Robin Hood_ series put it best: "NOTHING IS EVER FORGOTTEN". The Grateful Dead will live forever in the memories of Dead heads, with a little help from technologies like those used by the Internet Archive. And this particular concert definitely is one which deserves to be remembered!!
P.S. Zaorish: If you're still listening, please share your "alternative sources" information with me at [email protected]frii.com.
Subject: Rare audience gem
Set two starts of really well and the tranistion into Fire is really good. Granted Samson was a dime a dozen back in these days, but this one smokes. From the Heart of Me is really good too. He's Gone is great with an epic vocal ending and rauchy jam afterwards.
The drums are amazing, it is that Apocolypse Now theme that really was a career high light for Mickey, and is very enjoyable to listen to.
The O1 is amazing and long with this reading really being a stellar example of a modern version. The end of the set continues in this vain so crank it up and enjoy. You will feel like you are sitting right in the audience, this recording is that good.
Subject: OMFG Jerry is on FIRE for this one
[Excellent sound quality too - thisn's a keeper
Subject: GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY
Subject: hair raising
Subject: My 3rd GD Show
The crowd was very small (~3000) since Ted Nugent, who was a MUCH bigger draw in Nashville at the time, had just played the night before. The Dead seemed to sense that the crowd was mostly hardcore fans and played accordingly.
I can't say how thankful I am to have found this site!
Subject: thIS SHOW ROCKED
Subject: great for Jerry fans
Subject: Good Ol' Nashville
I did some graduate studies at Vanderbilt there at Nashville.... I have never since experienced such delightful finger-ability across the frets of my guitar or shown such canary-like crone-ability to sing ... it was so nice... Sigh....
I love this show ... I didn't click fast-forward once ... 2nd set opens well enough ... but not as keenly as the 1st set closes (imo)... the band gets transcendent during He's Gone ... drums keep that groove going ...By the time we hit The Other One it's on... Jerry's playing is sharp, crisp, exact... I love the way the audio puts his guitar front and center
Tears occurred listening to this one...gets a 5-star for hitting that emotional boingo-boingo inside me
Subject: One of the Greatest Big Rivers
Subject: "Music City" Masterpiece
Subject: Sweet Recording
Subject: are you kidding me?
Subject: bobby slide
That’s it, thanks man.
ps what a candyman!
Subject: This show is an example of 1978's greatness
Not so this one. EVERY SONG I LISTEN TO IS F**KIN' FLAWLESS.
I thought that all He's Gones after 1974 sucked. No way. He's Gone is ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS. Drums rocks too, which is extremely rare for it. (SBD drums almost always sound like shit, because there's little or no echo) Other One is very hot at 15 mins, the show closes with a furious Round&Round, a standout version you can compare to 4-12-78 and 2-5-78.
This show is excellent. And Scarlett>Fire rips hard, just as it usually does in 1978. This show is like all the great things about 1978, with none of the drawbacks.
I consider myself a big '78 fan...how did I miss this one??!?!?! Anyway if you liked this, definitely get 12-19-78, the stella>nfa is a priceless moment.
Other great 1978 shows:
01-22-78 - other one > st stephen
04-12-78 - smokin'
04-24-78 - mns, scarlet fire
05-07-78 - mns, scarlet fire
07-07-78 - nfa>nobody's jam>nfa
07-08-78 - terrapin, franklins, werewolves
09-01-78 - eyes
09-16-78 - ollin arrageed>fire
11-17-78 - Deep Elem Blues, Dark Hollow, etc.
11-20-78 - playin>shakedown>world to give>playin
11-24-78 - sugaree, ollin arrageed>fire
12-12-78 - half step>franklins
12-16-78 - this one!
12-19-78 - S>F, stella>nfa, casey jones
12-30-78 - s>F, st. stephen>nfa>gdtrfb
12-31-78 - this one is famous
02-03-79 - counts as 78, this one is a mind-blower!
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Subject: Hot Stuff!
Subject: No Dolby?
Subject: who wears short shorts? Weir wears short shorts
Subject: Funky Tonk!
Subject: This show....
Subject: AN IMPORTANT SHOW - ESSENTIAL
If you are a Deadhead - this is a rare show
If you appreciate great music - download this
If you apprecaite great sound quality - you have it here
Then you can dance around all day to the best sugaree I have heard in ages amongst other things
Even Donna aint shit on this!!!
Just to remind you - Coldplay and John Mayer should be systematically rounded up, sent to Guantanamo Bay and have 5 Molar concentrated sulphuric acid poured on them. Id love to watch!!
Subject: download this now!
Subject: My Second Show
A few things I remember: seeing reams of unsold tickets at the ticket window, so it wasn't anywhere close to being a full house (maybe 5,000 out of 8-9,000?), watching Donna Jean sit down on a folding chair on the back of the stage when she wasn't singing, seeing a hippie chick holding up a single rose in the middle of the crowd. And even though I'm pretty sure they were done with the Wall of Sound by then, I remember that the speakers were piled up higher than any other band I'd seen up 'til then.
Music-wise, I'd say it's a solid late-'70s show: Bobby must've been learning how to play slide or something because there's a lot of that going on.
The highlight for me, then as now, is the long, spooky moaning and wailing that Jerry, Bobby, and Donna Jean get into at the really drawn-out ending of "He's Gone." I remember thinking at the time: "Wow, that's some cool shit!"
It's still pretty damn cool almost 30 years later.
Subject: GD Nashville Mun. Aud. 12-16-78
Subject: Vista/XP loads
Somebody at MS shoulda' laid that bit of hillbilly wisdom on Bill Gates.
Great show. I don't much cotton to Donna's catterwallin' but it is what it is. She's in pretty good form this night. The whole show kind of has this jerky kinda' rhythm to it, which is interesting. Not particularly inspired or innovative but "interesting". It's gotta' be pretty weird being the Grateful Dead and playing in Nashville anyway...
I DL'd the show and will no doubt, come to like it even more in ten years. "You dang kids get off of my lawn, I'm tryin' to listen to the, aw, fergit it..."
Subject: trouble with some files
Subject: Would love to know more
Subject: I NEED YOUR HELP!!!
So for the past year I've been downloading with no problem using Windows XP. I'm now using the new Vista and can't figure out how to "get" the downloads. Could somebody please help?! As far as this '78 show...ROCKIN'!!The slide work Jerry & Bobby use in the 1st set is awesome, especially in Stagger!!!"The song that woman sung..."---Thanks in advance if you can help out!
Subject: Best audience recording here!!!!!
"I knew w/o askin' she was into the BLUES!!"
After truly ingesting this show I do belive it is one of the tightest (to abuse a term) displays of symbiotic jamming of which ONLY this band is capable. The He's Gone through the other one is as organic as they come with a terrific thundering Phil intro for good measure and totally out of the blue like Jack Cassidy carrening to a bus stop where I got on...back in '86...oh lest I reminesce, this show smokes! The other one meanders with Jerry's quitessential filigree fret work. Then plunging into a lower register jam and noodling his way throughout the theme. He is expending harmonies and lets one know how close rock/jazz/blues are. All interwoven in a splendid tapestry of aural carpeting.
I am so humbled to know a fellow Minnesotan developed this archive. Hats off to all involved! true heroes raviging the storied past of the greatest American band ever!!
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