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Performances Song History

Take the 'A' Train has not been seen in 838 Phish shows.
It was played at 7.12% of live shows.
There have been 1666 shows since the live debut.
Take the 'A' Train has been played, on average, once every 14 shows.
Since its debut, Take the 'A' Train has been played, on average, every 14 shows.
It was played 118 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1987-04-29 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 63 2 DEG Halley'sFirst known Phish performance; Jeff Friedberg on saxophone. 
1987-10-14 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 17 1 Peaches YEM
1987-10-31 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 5 2 Peaches Timber
1987-11-18 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 1 Peaches Golgi
1987-11-19 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 3 Harpua Camel Walk
1988-01-27 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 4 1 Alumni GTBT
1988-02-08 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 3 1 Funky Bitch Golgi
1988-02-20 St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 2 1 Peaches Possum
1988-03-11 The Base Lodge, Stearns Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT 4 1 Sneakin' Sally YEM
1988-03-31 Kenny's Castaways, New York, NY 5 1 Mockingbird Fire
1988-05-14 Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 15 1 Alumni *** Carl Boyle on saxophone. 
1988-05-15 Beecher Hill Farm, Hinesburg, VT 1 2 Peaches JJLC
1988-05-21 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 1 3 Cities Curtain With
1988-05-23 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 2 1 *** Golgi
1988-06-15 The Front, Burlington, VT 5 2 Dinner and a Movie GTBTLondon Bridge Is Falling Down and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases.
1988-06-20 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 3 3 Satin Doll > PossumTheme from The Flintstones tease.
1988-07-12 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 8 2 Blue Bossa Timber
1988-07-28 The Roma, Telluride, CO 4 2 Lizards Corinna
1988-07-29 The Roma, Telluride, CO 1 3 Curtis Loew McGruppTheme from The Flintstones tease.
1988-08-03 Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO 2 2 La Grange Whipping Post
1988-08-04 The Roma, Telluride, CO 1 1 Sloth Poor Heart
1988-08-05 The Roma, Telluride, CO 1 1 Cities Funky BitchLondon Bridge Is Falling Down tease.
1988-08-13 The Front, Burlington, VT 5 1 Bag Forbin's
1988-08-22 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 4 1 *** Satin Doll
1988-08-27 Food Court, Mont Alto Campus, Penn State University, Mont Alto, PA 2 1 Mike's Golgi
1988-09-12 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 6 1 Shaggy Dog FeeLondon Bridge Is Falling Down tease.
1988-09-22 Campus Pub, Binghamton College, Binghamton, NY 3 1 McGrupp Fluffhead
1988-09-24 Humphries House (The Zoo), Amherst College, Amherst, MA 1 1 La Grange Divided
1988-10-29 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 2 2 Mike's Fire
1988-11-03 Molly's Cafe, Boston, MA 1 2 Bold As Love Antelope
1988-11-05 Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 2 1 Possum Golgi
1988-11-11 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 1 1 Fluffhead Bowie
1988-12-02 Molly's Cafe, Boston, MA 1 1 Bold As Love Divided
1988-12-09 Sheehan's, Northampton, MA 1 1 *** ***
1989-01-26 The Paradise, Boston, MA 11 1 Lizards Sanity
1989-02-06 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 2 Sanity GolgiTheme from Woody Woodpecker tease.
1989-02-11 Sheehan's, Northampton, MA 3 1 Sloth ***
1989-02-17 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 1 1 Golgi Alumni
1989-03-03 Living and Learning Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 6 2 SOAMelt Bowie
1989-03-04 The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY 1 1 *** IDK
1989-03-13 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 3 2 Sanity Possum
1989-03-24 The Paradise, Boston, MA 2 1 If I Only Had a Brain Bowie
1989-05-01 Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA 18 1 Alumni SOAMeltTheme from Popeye tease.
1989-05-05 Sigma Phi House, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 2 2 IDK GTBT
1989-05-13 The Orange Grove, Syracuse, NY 6 1 Walk Away SOAMelt
1989-05-20 Northfield/Mt. Hermon School Gymnasium, Northfield, MA 4 2 Contact BowieTheme from Popeye tease.
1989-05-27 Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 3 1 YEM Fluffhead
1989-05-28 Ian McLean's Party, Connie Condon's Farm, Hebron, NY 1 2 Peaches PossumUnknown saxophone player named "Paul." 
1989-08-12 Burlington Boat House, Burlington, VT 12 1 Donna Lee ***
1989-08-19 Collis Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 4 2 SOAMelt Divided
1989-11-09 Mission Park Dining Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 31 1 YEM > GTBTFrankenstein tease.
1989-11-10 Sigma Phi House, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 1 e2 *** AntelopeTheme from The Flintstones tease.
1989-11-18 23 East Caberet, Ardmore, PA 3 1 YEM Bag
1989-11-30 The Paradise, Boston, MA 1 2 SOAMelt SuzyTheme from Popeye and Dixie teases.
1989-12-07 8x10 Club, Baltimore, MD 6 1 YEM Bag
1989-12-09 Huden Dining Hall, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 2 2 *** Fluffhead
1989-12-15 Ukrainian National Home, New York, NY 1 1 *** Golgi
1990-02-08 The Jade Elephant, Richmond, VA 21 1 Walk Away ***
1990-02-09 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA 1 2 Wilson AlumniTheme from Brazil tease.
1990-02-24 The Bayou, Washington, DC 7 1 Antelope *** Theme from The Flintstones, Theme from Popeye, and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases.
1990-03-02 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 3 1 Foam Forbin's
1990-03-08 Aiko's, Saratoga Springs, NY 4 1 Suzy Antelope
1990-03-11 The Front, Burlington, VT 3 2 Dinner and a Movie Sloth
1990-03-28 Beta Intramural Hockey Team Party, Denison University, Granville, OH 4 1 Suzy Runaway Jim
1990-04-04 Quigley's, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 4 1 Walk Away Possum
1990-04-07 El Dorado Café, Crested Butte, CO 3 2 Funky Bitch Bold As Love
1990-04-12 The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO 3 1 YEM Cavern
1990-04-18 Herman's Hideaway, Denver, CO 3 1 MSO Possum
1990-04-20 Ramskeller, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 2 1 *** DividedTheme from Popeye tease.
1990-05-11 The Living Room, Providence, RI 14 e *** BBFCFM
1990-05-15 Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 3 2 *** Tweezer
1990-05-23 The Library, Richmond, VA 2 2 McGrupp Antelope
1990-06-01 The Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA 6 1 *** Reba
1990-06-05 Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC 2 1 Suzy Bowie
1990-06-09 The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY 4 e *** ContactDixie tease.
1990-09-13 The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY 4 2 Buried Alive -> SparksBuried Alive tease.
1990-10-13 Greenstreets, Columbia, SC 22 1 Uncle Pen Carolina
1990-11-28 Clement's Brew Pub, Syracuse, NY 24 2 Possum Mike's
1991-02-16 The Marquee, New York, NY 18 1 Cavern Landlady
1991-03-13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO 15 e *** BBFCFM
1991-03-23 The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO 5 e *** BBFCFM
1991-03-29 DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA 3 1 Lizards Mike's
1991-04-03 Britt Ballroom, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR 3 2 CDT MSO
1991-04-05 Starry Night, Portland, OR 2 1 Cavern > RebaTheme from Popeye tease.
1991-04-19 Nietzsche’s, Buffalo, NY 8 2 Coil > Antelope
1991-04-25 Field House, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 4 e *** Highway to Hell
1991-05-03 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 4 e *** BBFCFM
1991-05-10 Page Commons Room, Student Center, Colby College, Waterville, ME 3 e *** Highway to Hell
1991-05-17 Campus Club, Providence, RI 4 1 Weekapaug *** Carl Gerhard on trumpet. 
1991-05-18 The Marquee, New York, NY 1 2 Stash MSO
1991-07-18 Hampton Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH 7 1 Stash CavernGiant Country Horns. 
1991-09-30 The Dugout Lounge, Ohio University, Athens, OH 15 1 Sparkle Llama
1991-10-12 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR 8 2 CDT Dinner and a Movie
1991-10-23 Chuy's, Tempe, AZ 6 e *** ***
1991-10-27 Elk Ballroom, Telluride, CO 3 2 Destiny Antelope
1991-11-01 Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO 4 2 Weekapaug TelaDixie tease.
1991-11-07 Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA 3 2 Bowie HYHU JamThe Aquarium Rescue Unit. Dixie tease.
1991-11-10 Music Farm, Charleston, SC 3 2 Suzy SOAMelt
1991-11-14 Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC 3 2 Tweezer > HYHUCharlie Chan signal at the end. Frosty the Snowman and We Wish You a Merry Christmas teases.
1991-11-24 Webster Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 8 2 CDT YEM
1992-03-14 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY 12 1 CDT Mike's
1992-03-21 Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, PA 4 2 Suzy My FriendSimpsons signal. 
1992-03-31 The Blue Note, Columbia, MO 8 1 Reba LlamaDixie tease.
1992-04-05 The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO 4 2 Cold as Ice Runaway JimDixie tease.
1992-04-13 After the Gold Rush, Tempe, AZ 5 1 Foam Bowie
1992-04-22 Hilton Ballroom, Eugene, OR 7 e *** Rocky Top
1992-04-29 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 4 1 Bouncin' BowieYield Not to Temptation and Theme from Popeye teases.
1992-05-06 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI 6 2 HYHU Golgi
1992-07-14 The Boathouse, Norfolk, VA 23 2 YEM Tweeprise
1992-08-17 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA 20 2 HYHU Somewhere Over the RainbowTheme from The Flintstones and Somewhere Over the Rainbow jams.
1992-11-21 Pritchard Gym, SB Sports Complex, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 13 2 HYHU > Llama
1992-11-27 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 4 2 Faht Cavern
1992-12-03 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH 5 2 HYHU CavernDixie tease.
1992-12-30 Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA 12 2 HYHU LlamaBlue Monk tease.
1993-02-12 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY 10 1 IDK Antelope
1993-05-05 Palace Theatre, Albany, NY 59 e Cavern > Cavern
1993-08-16 American Theater, St. Louis, MO 31 2 BBJ GTBT
1994-04-13 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 19 2 Fee -> Bowie
Take the 'A' Train was also performed the following 9 times:
Show Date Artist Venue Notes
1991-01-27Johnny B. Fishman Jazz Ensemble Nectar's, Burlington, VT
1993-06-10Jazz Mandolin Project Last Elm Cafe, Burlington, VT
1994-01-13Bad Hat Last Elm Cafe, Burlington, VT
1994-01-24Bad Hat Granny Killian’s, Portland, ME
1994-02-16Bad Hat Alliot Hall, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT
1994-02-23Bad Hat Gamut Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
1994-09-10Bad Hat Portland Performing Arts Center, Portland, ME
1996-01-24Bad Hat Christ Church, Presbyterian, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1999-06-08Vermont Jazz All-Stars Higher Ground, Winooski, VT
"Take the 'A' Train" was performed on the following dates that do not count for statistical purposes:
Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1990-06-17 Wendell Studios, Boston, MA --- 1 Alumni In a Mellow Tone
"Take the 'A' Train" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1987-02-21Phish Blue Monk (Tease) Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1989-05-13Phish David Bowie (Tease) The Orange Grove, Syracuse, NY
1989-05-20Phish David Bowie (Tease) Northfield/Mt. Hermon School Gymnasium, Northfield, MA
1990-05-23Phish Run Like an Antelope (Tease) The Library, Richmond, VA
1990-06-05Phish David Bowie (Tease) Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
1991-05-18Phish David Bowie (Tease) The Marquee, New York, NY
1992-04-13Phish David Bowie (Tease) After the Gold Rush, Tempe, AZ
1993-02-12Phish Run Like an Antelope (Tease) Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
1994-04-13Phish David Bowie (Tease) Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
1997-02-26Phish Jam (Tease) Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany

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