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Grateful Dead Dec. 26, 1979
Oakland Auditorium Oakland, CA | Listen on archive
5Viola Lee Blues
Very expressive playing
Great vocals, golden solo, everyone shines here...
This one is HUGE
Before it appeared on vinyl the band totally blew up this A+ version which melts straight> Promised Land (also A+). The peak of BamaGetaways.
38Cold Rain and Snow
A hard hitting version the day after Christmas.
11New Minglewood Blues
Always gets me amped
18C. C. Rider
5Me and My Uncle
Dick's Picks 5 version. A nice jangly feel.
19Friend of the Devil
Slow, smooth excellent vocals and great solos by Jer, Brent and Bobby
14Brown Eyed Women
Off of Dick's Picks 5. Very Solid Version!
13The Other One
Dick's Picks 5 version.
This one gets up here for Brent's creativity during the Jam. UJB sandwich 2nd set is sweet.
DP5, NYE run '79 beautiful out of a great jam! Love the slowdown process to go into this one.
DP5 ver. - Outstanding version in every department. It's just exactly perfect.
13Looks Like Rain
DiP 5....one solid, jerry-smothered version. bobby solid on vocals
Superb A+ version from a classic 79 show
3Black Throated Wind
Ultra rare soundcheck version. Sound quality is terrible, but with a little work, they could have revived it earlier than '90
This version flat out cooks with more energy than usual.
14Not 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.
The Caution Jam is within the most definitive 20 min Estimated!
7Drums -> Space
Amazing drums and a mind-melting space. The first I heard and still the best, IMO.
The sheer SOUND of this is just so beautiful. Warm, booming, imposing, inviting -- it has CHARACTER
7Johnny B. Goode
Hot one on Dick's Picks 5.