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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
8
Dire Wolf
Great vocals, golden solo, everyone shines here...
77
Estimated Prophet
This one is HUGE
32
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.
27
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.
13
Friend of the Devil
Slow, smooth excellent vocals and great solos by Jer, Brent and Bobby
7
Brown Eyed Women
Off of Dick's Picks 5. Very Solid Version!
10
The Other One
Dick's Picks 5 version.
26
Shakedown Street
This one gets up here for Brent's creativity during the Jam. UJB sandwich 2nd set is sweet.
13
He's Gone
DP5, NYE run '79 beautiful out of a great jam! Love the slowdown process to go into this one.
15
Brokedown Palace
DP5 ver. - Outstanding version in every department. It's just exactly perfect.
8
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
7
Big River
This version flat out cooks with more energy than usual.
10
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.
9
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
6
Johnny B. Goode
Hot one on Dick's Picks 5.