Grateful Dead – Durham, NC (04/24/71)

Grateful Dead
Wallace Wade Stadium
Duke University
Durham, NC
Saturday April 24th, 1971

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–Set 1–
Hard to Handle
Me & Bobby McGee
Playing in the Band
Cumberland Blues *
Next Time You See Me
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones

–Set 2–
Good Lovin’ ->
Drums ->
Good Lovin’
Me & My Uncle **
Sing Me Back Home
Greatest Story Ever Told ->
Johnny B. Goode
Not Fade Away ->
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
Jam ->
Not Fade Away ->
Uncle John’s Band

Source 1:

This is a flac eencoded & tagged version of shnid: 2579



ripped and seeded by Mike Lai
any info send to

mkw notes:
—> This recording is afflicted with a dozen or two very brief
(tenths of seconds) PCM dropouts. While that is unfortunate,
this appears to be the best recording of 4/24/71 in circulation.
—> Good Lovin’ is *not* cut (contrary to deadbase)

Michael K. Weise (

Tracking note:
The following statement was included with the MKW notes:
—> I moved Casey Jones D2 to D1. While the file names within the
md5 files have changed, the md5 signatures themselves have not.
However, this is not the case with this source. The apparent original
tracking remains unchanged. This show can be burned by set rather than
by the given tracking.

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5

Source 2:

This is a re-tagged version of shnid: 143958

This is a 16/48 fileset. 24-bit > 16-bit via dBpoweramp

Source Info:
Master 7″ 1/2 track Soundboard Reels @ 7.5 ips > Will Boswell’s Reels >
Matt Smith’s 2nd generation Reels

There is speculation that there may be an additional reel generation before
Will Boswell’s Reels (Garcia’s?) and that this may be part of the Debbie Stash

Transfer Info:
2nd (possibly 3rd) Generation Reels (Technics RS-1506) > Apogee Mini Me (24-bit/96k) >
Adobe Audition 3.01 (24-bit/96k)> TLH flac2496

– Thanks to Matt Smith for the source and transfer
– Thanks to Charlie Miller for coordinating this effort
– Multiple drop outs found on shnid2579 are not present on this transcription
– Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his assistance with the pitch correction
– Beginning of “Truckin'” clipped
– “All this fuckin’ around has put our instruments out of tune”
– “This here is a song about an asshole”

Mastered by Scott Clugston
August 2018

Tagging notes:
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This was my first show on a picture perfect spring day. The Dead were
headliners to what Duke billed as Joe College Weekend. Preceeding the
Dead were the Paul Butterfiled Blues Band and The Beach Boys.The show
closed with the Dead and Beach Boys jamming together on stage. The
visual contradiction spoke volumes. The Beach Boys in their matching
blue & white pin stipe suites & straw hats, along side The Dead. Well
you know the times they were a changing. Needless to say, it was very
unique indeed to hear The Dead playing surfer tunes. Too bad that encore
performance apparetnly has not been preserved.

B. Proctor 12-10-2018

6 thoughts on “Grateful Dead – Durham, NC (04/24/71)

  1. Hi Mat,
    When i click on the amazon link i arrive at the 12.20.1975 concert directory. I tried it three times to make sure that i wasn’t having a collector’s moment.

    • Refresh your browser please. I was updated the 12/20 show with a new link and accidentally put it up on this page. I pretty quickly realized my mistake and changed it but you must have come to this page in that brief moment when it was screwed up. I know someone would catch it :).

      Let me know if that doesn’t work

      • It works now. I look at guitars101 regularly and noticed that the mountain part of this show is on filefactory. I will attempt to download it. Thanks.

  2. Hi Mat, I have found I can download when I receive a link by email. I am unable to download if I try directly from the site.

  3. Thanks v much for these two. I have #2579 from the old Dead Project but #143958 is new to me, so eager to compare.

    The text file on the older #2579 shows that the “instruments out of tune” comment is about ‘Cumberland Blues’, and “This here” is about ‘Me & My Uncle’. date below is

    “unique indeed to hear The Dead playing surfer tunes. Too bad that encore
    performance apparetnly has not been preserved.

    B. Proctor 6-10-09”

    Thank you again for the share!

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