TGDH: Grateful Dead Live at Cotterrell Gym, Colgate U on 11-4-1977

There were only 4 shows played on this day in Grateful Dead History and we’ve selected 11-4-1977.  This is a KILLER ’77 show. In act when we were done listening to it we felt like we heard them play everything – including banter and a few tune-up jams. Jerry’s playing is especially sharp and the entire recording kicks off as Playing gets going. Keith’s keys were setting the dreamy feel while Jerry cuts through and leads us on the trip.

Imagine that this is what you got all for $7 ($9 for those paying at the door) at your college gym.

Want to point out specific Stella Blue back into the Playin’ Reprise.  We love s heartfelt Stella and when the Band rolls back into Playing, they build us back up to such a peak where if you listen close enough you can hear the sunshine breaking over the mountain.

Enough narrative let’s get to the music and let us know what you think of the show in the comments below!

Enjoy The Grateful Dead Live at Cotterrell Gym, Colgate U on 11-4-1977

3 thoughts on “TGDH: Grateful Dead Live at Cotterrell Gym, Colgate U on 11-4-1977

  1. I’ve always been fascinated by the power and range of this particular week in GD history. They perform Eyes of the World at three radically different tempos, and all are certified classic versions.

    On 10.29.77 they play it slow and jazzy. On 11.4.77 they launch into it at a blazing fast tempo and Garcia builds up to some unique, towering, chordal leads and fanning crescendos. On 11.5.77 they open the 2nd set with a rare Phil bass solo, sliding into Eyes at a smooth mid-tempo.

    The music was playing the band, however it felt like on any given night, and the band was totally present and dedicated to each moment.

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