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Grateful Dead May 4, 1981
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA | Listen on archive
6To Lay Me Down
A great version from a somewhat overlooked show.
4Playin' In The Band
Smooth with Jerry roughing us up at the end always nice.
5China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Impossible not to smile during this RIDER - Jerry is downright FRISKY and does not disappoint!
4Samson and Delilah
Good GOD Almighty is Right Bobby! Dang! Scorched earth happening here.
2Jack A Roe
Tight full band effort with Jerry just shredding the short solos. Masterpiece
3Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Sneaky good! The St. jam to me is close to perfect it stretches out and builds nicely.
Another one that gets out there...
Jer's thoughtful and determined picking with nice tone. Bob's slide in check with nice harmonics. Jer throws hot sauce on short outro.
A BOOGIE DOWN production right here. They hit the pocket hard - SMOKIN!
4Cold Rain and Snow
Brent ounds great on this mid set one version from Philly
Ripping version filled with loads of Brent and Jerry
2:30 minutes of blistering C&W with crisp Jerry lines and growling Booby
"Everybody Loves A Polka"
5Nobody's Fault But Mine
Rare, rootsy and spare reading. The one in '79 when Jer's mic blew had more torque.