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Grateful Dead Dec. 26, 1979

Oakland Auditorium Oakland, CA | Listen on archive

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4
Viola Lee Blues
Very expressive playing
5
Dire Wolf
Great vocals, golden solo, everyone shines here...
71
Estimated Prophet
This one is HUGE
27
Alabama Getaway
Before it appeared on vinyl the band totally blew up this A+ version which melts straight> Promised Land (also A+). The peak of BamaGetaways.
24
Cold Rain and Snow
A hard hitting version the day after Christmas.
6
New Minglewood Blues
Always gets me amped
2
Me and My Uncle
Dick's Picks 5 version. A nice jangly feel.
12
Friend of the Devil
Slow, smooth excellent vocals and great solos by Jer, Brent and Bobby
6
Brown Eyed Women
Off of Dick's Picks 5. Very Solid Version!
9
The Other One
Dick's Picks 5 version.
23
Shakedown Street
This one gets up here for Brent's creativity during the Jam. UJB sandwich 2nd set is sweet.
12
He's Gone
DP5, NYE run '79 beautiful out of a great jam! Love the slowdown process to go into this one.
14
Brokedown Palace
DP5 ver. - Outstanding version in every department. It's just exactly perfect.
6
Looks Like Rain
DiP 5....one solid, jerry-smothered version. bobby solid on vocals
13
Promised Land
Superb A+ version from a classic 79 show
3
Black Throated Wind
Ultra rare soundcheck version. Sound quality is terrible, but with a little work, they could have revived it earlier than '90
5
Big River
This version flat out cooks with more energy than usual.
8
Not Fade Away
This one should really be on here. This is possibly the best show of 1979. And this NFA is pretty tasty. Please get your DP 5 out and listen.
8
Caution
The Caution Jam is within the most definitive 20 min Estimated!
6
Drums -> Space
Amazing drums and a mind-melting space. The first I heard and still the best, IMO.
1
Drums
The sheer SOUND of this is just so beautiful. Warm, booming, imposing, inviting -- it has CHARACTER
4
Johnny B. Goode
Hot one on Dick's Picks 5.
1
Space
this Space will take you out there