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Grateful Dead May 4, 1981

The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA | Listen on archive

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6
To Lay Me Down
A great version from a somewhat overlooked show.
7
Althea
Smooth with Jerry roughing us up at the end always nice.
5
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Impossible not to smile during this RIDER - Jerry is downright FRISKY and does not disappoint!
4
Samson and Delilah
Good GOD Almighty is Right Bobby! Dang! Scorched earth happening here.
2
Jack A Roe
Tight full band effort with Jerry just shredding the short solos. Masterpiece
3
Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Sneaky good! The St. jam to me is close to perfect it stretches out and builds nicely.
4
Bird Song
Another one that gets out there...
4
Black Peter
Jer's thoughtful and determined picking with nice tone. Bob's slide in check with nice harmonics. Jer throws hot sauce on short outro.
5
Sugar Magnolia
A BOOGIE DOWN production right here. They hit the pocket hard - SMOKIN!
4
Cold Rain and Snow
Brent ounds great on this mid set one version from Philly
3
Bertha
Ripping version filled with loads of Brent and Jerry
1
Mama Tried
2:30 minutes of blistering C&W with crisp Jerry lines and growling Booby
2
Mexicali Blues
"Everybody Loves A Polka"
5
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Rare, rootsy and spare reading. The one in '79 when Jer's mic blew had more torque.