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Grateful Dead July 5, 1981
Zoo Amphitheater Oklahoma City, OK | Listen on archive
Bass nasty funk
A classic version from a rather unknown show.
6The Music Never Stopped
Samson>Don'tease>Music to open the 2nd set "There killin' Me"
4Brown Eyed Women
Beautiful flowing solo from Jerry here
Hot Jerry has one of those amazing piercing solos where the notes cut like a knife. This is beautiful and well sung some minor mic issues but Jerry +
speedy and really jam packed, jerry hits those air peiercing notes all night long. A stellar version played at a rapid fire pace.
3Ship of Fools
Well sung and Brent tickles the ivories, creating the feeling of a ship at sea. Most importantly, Garcia's solo is emotion in every bend of a string
2Don't Ease Me In
Tight version. Yeah, it's a short tune, but it still rocks.
1Johnny B. Goode
This one cooks. The only problem is the Brent sissy boy harmonies.
1Around and Around
Good jamming from Brent.
3The Other One
Fast. High energy. Nice harmonies. Excellent jamming.
Watch out for that ear-shatterning feedback. It hurts!!
Very well played. Excellent vocals.
1Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
You gota love that spacey Sailor going into a high-charged Saint.
A faster tempo would help.
1C. C. Rider
Bobby gets the juices flowing
Boys are rockin'
Mellow smooth, underrated Brent-era show
1Let It Grow
Jerry's moving with lightning quickness. Check the whole show out.
1Samson and Delilah
Starts off a great second set