Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1969-12-05


Grateful Dead, “Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1969-12-05,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 14, 2016,


Me & My Uncle, Casey Jones, Black Peter, Mama Tried, It Hurts Me Too, Cumberland Blues, Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Cosmic Charlie, Dancin' In The Streets, Dire Wolf, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> High Time, Uncle John's Band, The Main Ten-> It's All Over Now Baby Blue


  • From Deadists:

    During the pause after Me & My Uncle, referring to the free concert the next day at Altamont Bobby says "Bear wants me to tell you to bring dope" and Jerry adds "Not only that but it's something to do."

    Harry Ely mastered this AUD tape. He was a little fast on his pause button at this show. He clips several songs and pauses three times during drums. Otherwise, he made quite a decent audience tape for '69 Dead.

    Jerry introduces Dire Wolf saying "This is a song you can all sing along on" and as it turned out "Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me" was a good refrain at Altamont. Jerry uses this intro the night before as well.

    The longest China Cat > Rider bridge jam yet features a Caution tease from Phil among its divagations.

    The Uncle John's Jam is just a scrap from the song's jam in 7s. Apparently the previous night was the song's premier (there are Uncle John's Jams on 11/7 and 11/8) but as far as we know they didn't play the tune again till 12/12. Given this taper's fast pause button finger, he's quite capable of having clipped the transition from Uncle John's jam into the Main Ten, but unless he ran into serious trouble it's difficult to figure how he lost nearly the whole of Uncle John in a flip (he had a flip coming, probably, after Dire Wolf). The evidence leaves it totally unclear whether they played the tune or just the jam.

Donor and Provenance:

  • Sony F995 > Sony TC-124 > Master Cassette > PCM > DAT > CD > EAC > mkwACT > SHN

Accession Number:

  • gd69-12-05.sbd.cotsman.11256.sbeok.shnf

Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g4n29xss


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