Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Grateful Dead - Watkins Glen Soundcheck 1973-07-27

This rehearsal was recorded in Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York on July 27, 1973, where The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead performed on the next day.
Although the concert was scheduled to start on July 28th, thousands of music fans were already at the concert site on the 27th. Robbie Robertson of the Band requested to do a soundcheck, but was perplexed that so many people were sitting in front of the stage. Bill Graham allowed the soundcheck with the crowd of people in front, and the Band ran through a few numbers to the delight of the audience. The Allman Brothers Band did their soundcheck next, playing "One Way Out" and "Ramblin' Man". The Grateful Dead's legendary soundcheck turned into a two set marathon, featuring their familiar tunes such as "Sugaree", "Tennessee Jed" and "Wharf Rat". They also performed a unique jam that was eventually included on their retrospective CD box set So Many Roads (1965-1995).

01-Promised Land
03-Mexicali Blues
04-Bird Song
05-Big River
06-Tennessee Jed
07-Mississippi Half Step
08-Me & My Uncle
10-Wharf Rat
11-Around & Around


Anonymous said...

Hey 24 - thanks for this - I have it already but want to compare and see if its the same source - I was at Watkins glen saw the dead three times that summer - twice in DC with the allman brothers and then with the allman brothers and the band at watkins glen -
I have been unable to find the allman brothers show anywhere - I would appreciate any help

Anonymous said...

Hi Dwight,
Here's the Allman Brothers set from Watkin's Glen.

Original 1973 Watkins Glen Recordings. Enjoy.


thanks Bill,

PS The Band + Jams

shane said...

Thank you for the Allman brothers Watkins Glen, I have always wanted a copy, I was wondering if you could post it in a format that I could burn to C.D. as I don't know how to convert it from Flac...Shane

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