Grateful Dead ~ 06/23/74 ~ Miami, FL

With all the great music making going on these days, it’s easy to forget about the history of great music over the past half century. Countless musician’s creativity, hard work, and inspiration have laid the foundation for today’s musical explorers – providing the musical framework and vocabulary for new jams and grooves. In the spirit of looking back at some of those musical pioneers, let’s groove on a classic Dead show from the summer of 1974.

The Dead in the Summer of 74'

This show is one of the band’s final before their few-year hiatus that began later in the year. The show features the Dead playing their famous ‘Wall of Sound’ speaker rig and the sound is just perfect – a clear and rich mix of everyone. Check out a solid audience recording stream/download below! The band busts out ‘Let It Rock’ for the only time ever, and Phil and Ned Lagin debut their electronic music composition ‘Seastones’ between sets. This show is a gem and a must-have for any true Deadhead’s collection.

The Wall of Sound (courtesy of Richard Pechner)

The Grateful Dead
Jai Alai Fronton
Miami, FL

Set 1
Ramble On Rose
Black Throated Wind
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Beat It On Down The Line
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
Let It Rock
Cumberland Blues
El Paso
To Lay Me Down
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Weather Report Suite Part ->
Let It Grow ->
China Doll

Set 2
Ship Of Fools
Big River
Black Peter
Around And Around
Dark Star Jam ->
Spanish Jam ->
U.S. Blues
Uncle John’s Band ->
One More Saturday Night

Casey Jones

Stream Link
Download Link


  1. peter Said:

    since Im a deadhead of the end 80s. I#m glad to hear the 70#s sound.
    especially from the wall of sound.
    nice to have you.

  2. You have posted my image of the Wall of Sound. Please provide my photo credit with the image. It’s cool for you to post it as long as you identify me the owner of the image.


    • Gaius Baltar Said:

      @Richard Pechner: At which show did you take your photo?

      (Please ignore prior post of same question; sorry about the duplication).

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