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Grateful Dead May 1, 1981

Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA | Listen on archive

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38
Althea
Perfect groove and massive push from Phil post-lyrics
61
Let It Grow
Lightning quick yet totally on-track riffs from Jerry; intense, powerful version. Weir 100% into it. Segues into killer Deal. Trust me. Must hear.
44
Deal
White Hot 80's version
4
The Wheel
Like every song in this vastly underrated show: Just Exactly Perfect.
17
Little Red Rooster
A heady version
35
Feel Like A Stranger
A standout version from a great show.
8
Tennessee Jed
Beautiful Solo and Great all around version.
17
Franklin's Tower
One of the best played versions from one of the best played shows in the Brent era---ever.
7
The Other One
Brent's touch's are perfect. Jer wakes up and carves some mean bolts before the end verse.
4
Wharf Rat
Band is firing this night whole show is on point.
9
Promised Land
Phil's a beast from start to finish. Brent and Jerry shine on their solos.
3
Sugar Magnolia
Beautiful intro. Hot jamming. Major flub on the lyrics by Bob.
3
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Cool rocker to close a hot show.
8
Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Hot vocals from Bob. Very well played all around. A forgotten gem.
3
Big River
Seguing from me and my uncle, crowd goes nuts. Smooth Rhodes playing and hot jer. Great version
2
He's Gone
Admittedly not as great as the DP13 version played 5 nights later, but still worthy of mention. This gets to that bluesy space in the outro.