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Grateful Dead May 4, 1979
Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA | Listen on archive
Not a real fan of this song unless Jerry is really on. The little jam at the end of this is unfamiliar to me and cool.
Really good transition from Bertha > GL. Jerry is on fire!
2Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
There is some magic post rio grandeo.
2Ship of Fools
I love the way Brent contributes to this delicate but sprightly Ship. Magical.
Roller coaster outro rises, drops, and swerves again and again, led by Jerry at lightning speed.
7Eyes Of The World
Fast and energetic with some really inspired moments, despite harsh keys sound.
Aching and emphatic. Brent and Jerry really starting to gel.
Fiery version - Jerry is ON. Mothership on hype. Worthy of a focused spin
Not the longest version, but hot with some interesting diversions into different territory than a normal Truckin'. Segues effortlessly into Stella
4Around and Around
Not usually my song, but this one cranks into hyper speed, with Brent preaching on the organ and Jerry nailing the licks
2New Minglewood Blues
Take me to church, Brent!
2I Need A Miracle