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Boston Garden - Boston, MA

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
It Must Have Been The Roses
Jack Straw
Beat It On Down The Line
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Me And Bobby McGee
Loose Lucy
El Paso
Around And Around

Set 2:
Sugar Magnolia
Scarlet Begonias
Big River
To Lay Me Down
Me And My Uncle
Row Jimmy
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow
Heaven Help Jam
U.S. Blues
Promised Land
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Sunshine Daydream

Ship Of Fools

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I wasn't familiar with the Dead at the time. A buddy of mine who had
started college had heard their music and got some tickets. We had great
seats about 20 rows back on the floor. From the opening note everyone was
standing up on their chairs singing, swaying and dancing. To be honest I was
a little ticked at first because we had great seats but you couldn't sit and
see the band. By the time they got into Jackstraw I was standing too and
when they ripped through Tennessee Jed I was hooked.
The Garden was not the best venue for sound quality but the Dead at the time
were traveling with their wall of sound system and it was like they were
playing in your parlor. Jerry had issues with a couple of the speakers
throughout the show that Ramrod and crew would have to climb up about 20
feet to either fix or replace while they continued to play!
One of the funniest moments came when this little hippie came walking around
yelling "Grateful Dead acid, Grateful Dead acid, melts in your mind not in
your mouth!" I didn't take him up on the offer so I know my experience was
not chemically enhanced beyond the few tokes of what was being passed around
that night.
Thanks for the note and giving me the chance to reminisce.
Fare and be well now...

i believe there are dark star themes that are explored in the post WRS-pre us blues jam

i got this show from a nate in iowa city. thanks for spreadin the sounds bro. it's always been one of my faves - bout to download since my old cassette was eaten by my piece-of-shit-car.


US Blues-some of the best jazzy jams before the lyrics. 1st and best year for the song.
-Perrinswolf (07/19/2007)

Top Five, Great sound, Bobby is Dead on this whole show. Really good LONG jams
-Stevie G (02/20/2008)

I finally found it!!! I used to have this old tape of a Passaic, NJ show from '76. There was a Jam>U.S. Blues on the tape that I loved, really got me hooked to live shows and tape trading (was still a newbie).

Anyway, I've been trying to find that show and can't. My foggy memory finally produced the thought that the jam>U.S. Blues was a filler on the tape I had...THIS IS IT!!!! I remember it note for note, I remember pulling bongs to this music and just sitting there like, dang these guys can play music.

In my opinion one of the best U.S. Blues, and the 3-5 minutes of jam leading into it is AMAZING, with a seamless transition.

Thank you!!!
- (06/24/2008)

The Jam in this show does it not have a Mind Left Body Jam as well? I'm not familiar with the Heaven Help Jam. I'll tell you though, the Jam in this show (27 mins) is the best jam you will ever hear. Fuckin' brilliant!
-Steve (07/11/2008)

little dark star in that heaven help jam
-Anonymous (11/17/2008)

after hearing the 2nd set on DP 12 its safe to say some pretty hot playing went on that night. if anyone has the SBD of this show that was on the archive and wants to trade please email me. having the 2nd set on DP 12 is great but i really want this version for the first set mainly. any help greatly appreciated. peacee
- (03/20/2009)

this is the best show ever! dark star almost not darkstar mindleft body! us blues! how much heroin did jerry do that night! my fav show hands down
-bambamsixx (11/19/2010)

-Anonymous (05/05/2011)

How much heroin did Jerry do that night?! I would say none if he was playing this well. He was probably on some verry good bud though. They must have a amazing bag of weed from 6/22-6/30/74.

If you want to here a show where Jerry was on some heroin, pick up a 86 or a 95 show and tell me how much you enjoy it
-Anonymous (06/12/2011)

This show has the best US Blues.
-mark (10/15/2011)

This second set is the last two discs of Dix Pix 12. Where is the Let It Grow? As far as I can tell, the WRS goes right into that sweet, crazy, spacey, rocking JAM!
- (12/12/2011)

I'm just sick to death I didn't see my first show until 1979, and missed out on seeing Seastones performed live. ;)
- (01/16/2012)

They totally Started doing Darkstar in the jam after WRS, and then it just slipped away back into Ambiance. God i miss these guys all bein around.
-Anonymous (07/20/2012)

This is the show where they went from a san francisco jam band to the Grateful Fucking Dead. And before i get a bunch of you heads givin me shit about that, i have been listening to their shows in chronological order to get a good idea about their progression. And i started in '61 with jerry on banjo. I've heard the good and the bad. I'm up to The greatest Story Ever told from the next show and i can tell you already, this is the show where they just said "fuck it, let's see where this shit takes us"
Thank god for it, the first set of the 30th show from this month just feels free, like they know that their surroundings will guide them and they don't have to worry. R.I.P. Jerry, you should come back for a night and party, maybe show Furthur a thing or two. PLEASEEE!!!!!!!
-Murphy (01/07/2013)

First set isn't terribly exciting, but the goods here are the entire 2nd set - Dick made a good decision to release this set. There are some incredibly exciting jams that emerge from the Weather Report Suite. I really do like Ship of Fools as an encore.
- (06/27/2013)

Grateful Dead of the Day ( just reminded me of how great this show is. As everyone here notes, it is such a tasty WRS>Jam. And the Sugar Mags>Scarlet is damn hot too.
-headdead (06/27/2015)

My second Dead show. Typical jerkoff Boston crowd, throwing M-80s into the crowd during the performance. That's why Phil came out for the dedication of the encore to the audience: "Ship of Fools." Amazing sound in the hockey rink from the WOS, and an amazing show. One of the best jams ever, almost a "Dark Star."
-Kurve (10/19/2015)

Ship of Fools: just exactly perfect encore. Jerry's solo is wonderful.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (06/02/2016)

Dick's Picks 12

Disc 2

Seastones 4:52
Sugar Magnolia 6:12
Scarlet Begonias 9:31
Big River 5:43
To Lay Me Down 8:24
Me & My Uncle 3:17
Row Jimmy 8:16

Disc 3

Weather Report Suite 14:35
Jam 27:54
U.S. Blues 9:40
Promised Land 3:01
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad 8:23
Sunshine Daydream 4:45
Ship of Fools 6:38

-Bookkeeper (07/22/2019)

Who plays xylophone in the jam? I donít think itís Keith.
-Kdead (08/17/2020)

To laaaaay me down once more..............
-Anonymous (09/11/2020)

Very good Phil andNed.maxout the wall
-Anonymous (09/11/2020)

... thank you Sirius for sharing the 6/28/1974 Boston, MA show with us today for the 12:00 Noon Hour ...

iko iko forever & a day Ö

- (01/21/2021)

*** Note *** the rest of Dick's Pick # 12 is the show before 6/26/1974 Providence, RI ...

-Anonymous (01/21/2021)

Kdead that would b the one and only with alien intelligence Mickey ❤
-Blaze-0 (02/23/2021)

Thanks Blaze. wow that was Micky! Pretty sweet.
-Kdead (03/27/2021)

This show is top shelf and high energy start to finish. The only downer was in the first set when Bobby flubs El Paso so bad it is just embarrassing (probably why Dick left the first set off DP14). But I swear to God I think I actually hear Donna laugh out loud at him which made the whole experience worthwhile. Other than that smoking start to finish. Oh and the first 3 songs are Mississippi Half Step > Must Have Been the Roses > Jack Straw which I've never heard before done like that.
- (02/07/2022)

taped miss half to bobby mcgee 1/1/01 off david gans show on kpfa. wow, did not have to buy the cd and got the cream jams, lotta nice drumming on a quick jack straw
-jim (01/31/2024)

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Band Configuration
(07/16/72 - 10/19/74)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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