31

Dec

1977

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Winterland, San Francisco, CA

12/31/77 Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Products

Set One

Hello Mary Lou 198

63617-TRACK

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Little Old Lady 193

63618-TRACK

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Fifteen Days Under The Hood 283

63619-TRACK

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Love Has Strange Ways 344

63620-TRACK

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Henry 286

63621-TRACK

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Home Grown 214

63622-TRACK

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One Too Many Stories 205

63623-TRACK

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Red Hot Women and Ice Cold Beer 215

63624-TRACK

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Oh What A Night 244

63625-TRACK

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Little Miss Bad 189

63626-TRACK

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Jasper 177

63627-TRACK

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Louisana Lady 212

63628-TRACK

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"T" For Texas 296

63629-TRACK

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Portland Woman 824

63630-TRACK

Crooked Judge 309

63631-TRACK

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You Never Can Tell 344

63632-TRACK

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Glendale Train 343

63633-TRACK

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Dead Flowers 284

63634-TRACK

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Show Notes

The New Riders of the Purple Sage celebrated the last evening of 1977 in great style—performing a memorable New Year’s Eve concert at San Francisco’s Winterland with the Grateful Dead. This was the first time the New Riders were teamed up with the Dead for a gig in the Bay Area since the summer of 1974, and while emotions ran high, the music rises even higher. 

The NRPS Archives and Kufala Recordings are pleased to present Winterland 12/31/77, a 2-disc recording which captures the New Riders performance that closed out a year filled with invigorating shows as well as the release of their Marin County Line album. The rhythm section of Stephen Love on bass and drummer Patrick Shanahan, both veterans of Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, assists the band’s core members John Dawson, David Nelson and Buddy Cage to elevating the music new heights. Love resurrects the NRPS favorite “Hello Mary Lou,” and contributes “Love Has Strange Ways,” which gives the band some ample room to stretch their musical wings. A blazing concert from start to finish, 12/31/77 includes terrific renderings of “Fifteen Days Under The Hood,” “Henry,” “One Too Many Stories,” “Crooked Judge,” “Glendale Train,” “Dead Flowers” and an extended “Portland Woman” that fully captures the magic of Winterland.
 
The original 2-track master reels were recorded at 7.5 ips by Betty Cantor-Jackson and transferred and mastered by Jeffrey Norman at Garage Audio Mastering for your sonic enjoyment.