Grateful Dead
Dead To The Core Project
Noteworthy Dancin' in the Streets (A Collection)

This is a collection of noteworthy versions of Dancin' In The Street
performed by the Grateful Dead. Dancin' In The Street was written by
Mickey Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, and Ivy Jo Hunter. It was originally
recorded by Martha and the Vandellas. It sounds like a party song, but
it took on a different meaning when black demonstrators started
talking about it as a civil rights anthem in the late 60s. It has been
covered by Jagger and Bowie, Van Halen, Dusty Springfield, The Mamas
and the Papas, The Who, The Kinks, Tim Curry, The Carpenters, and of
course by the Grateful Dead.

The collection is closely based on a list put together by Eric Wybenga
and published in his book _Dead To The Core: An Almanac of the
Grateful Dead_. If Eric was trying to anticipate Dick's taste in his
list, he succeeded: four of the thirteen versions he selected are
available on Dick's Picks (2/14/70, 5/2/70, 5/19/77, 5/22/77). It
turns out that we don't have audience recordings of any of these
shows, so, I replaced them with excellent if less well-known versions
`from early 1970 and early 1977.

The track names are self-explanatory: they list the date of the
performance, the SHNID of the source, and shortened names of the songs
included in the track. Most of the Dancin's stand alone, but when the
song was an integral part of a larger jam, I included the jam. I made
minor edits and fades at the beginning and end of some of the tracks,
mostly to remove dead air. I used Wavelab V6 to edit tracks, shntool
v3.0.2 to fix the wav headers, and flac version 1.2.1 to compress the

First shared via bitTorrent at, January 2009, by SteveSw.

length expanded size cdr WAVE problems fmt ratio filename
10:08.69 107413532 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.5815 gd67-03-18.10282.Dancin.flac
10:47.24 114187292 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.6014 gd70-01-03.19440.Dancin.flac
11:28.55 121492604 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.6232 gd70-04-12.03820.Dancin.flac
16:37.57 176004908 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.2962 gd70-05-06.00094.Dancin.flac
17:05.02 180814748 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.6205 gd76-06-12.05556.Dancin-Around.flac
23:47.08 251741660 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.6645 gd76-06-24.87163.WharfRat-Dancin.flac
57:33.43 609210380 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.4980 gd77-03-19.00255.Eyes-Dancin-WharfRat-Franklins-SugarMag.flac
16:06.44 170505932 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.5913 gd77-05-08.28354.Dancin.flac
18:42.56 198052556 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.5001 gd77-05-15.28916.Dancin.flac
14:14.59 150784412 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.5631 gd78-05-09.12184.Dancin.flac
31:50.00 336924044 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.6692 gd79-10-27.29490.Dancin-Franklins.flac
7:13.15 76416524 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.5706 gd85-06-14.24451.Dancin.flac
6:03.14 64066364 B -b- -- ---xx flac 0.5779 gd85-07-01.96421.Dancin.flac
241:38.71 2557614956 B 0.5602 (13 files)