I passed your Dead song ID request to a friend who I thought might know the
recording, here's what he said:

Based on the fact that it's from vinyl, making it a proper release, and the
only live St. Stephen that was properly released (at least back when this
dude was in high school) came out on the live album Live Dead

The album Live Dead is a hybrid of a couple of shows from the Fillmore
West, the St. Stephen in particular is from the Feb. 27, 1969 show. Tell
your friend to go buy Live Dead right now!!!! St. Stephen isn't even the
best song on the album in my opinion.


Dylan Flesch


Date:    Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:26:38 -0400
From:    Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: attention Dead Heads - can you ID the concert?

I've had this excerpt of the Grateful Dead song "St. Stephen" at the end of
a cassette since I was
in high school:

It is clearly from a vinyl source (someone made the tape for me and stuck
this on the end, knowing
that I didn't like the Dead in those days, this was an attempt to change my

I'd like to know the source so I can listen to the whole album or concert
recording. This recording
is somewhat distinct because of the guitar feedback at the beginning and
the goofy organ riffs
throughout (I'm guessing Pigpen was the source). I consider it a good
performance overall because
the vocal harmonies were better (more in-tune) than most other live
recordings of this song that I
have heard.

More info about the recording much appreciated.

-- Tom Fine