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08/28/81
Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA

Set 1:
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Me And My Uncle
Big River
Althea
Little Red Rooster
Brown-Eyed Women
Let It Grow
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

Set 2:
Shakedown Street
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
The Wheel
Good Time Blues
Drums
Spanish Jam
Truckin'
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

Jerry is DYING on the Shakedown Street. Barely audible vocals and what you can hear, are wrong lyrics.. Sorry, man, just reporting the sad truth.
-Nick


Keep listening after the Shakedown and you will hear (IMHO) one of the most underrated shows ever. The Wheel through the Spanish Jam is a long, thoughtful musical event with ample evidence that the players are really listening to one another. One of a kind.
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no excuse for forgetting the lyrics of the first verse of the second set opener. but the recovery is worthy.
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I have a board mix, on vinyl, of shakedown through wharf rat. No idea where it came from. no cover or printing on the album itself. I think it one of the best I've ever heard. pretty much non stop through those songs. I'd love to find a copy of this whole show if anybody can help.
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II
Spanish Jam-Any and all peformances illicit a listen from this chap. Brent's voice, clear, on Good Times Blues aka Never Trust A Woman is noteworthy as well.

-Perrinswolf (05/29/2007)


This is the first Good Time BLues also a grateful dead bootleg lp titled Rose My favorite show gives a little taste of all the flavors of the dead in the second set
-T Bone FFF (05/10/2013)


HAHAHAHAHA, if messing up a few lyrics is your definition of a not so good version, then your not hearin the jams, Shakedown was dank, so what if jerry fucked up the lyrics, you probably didn't listen furthur, bobby forget almost the entire New Orleans verse. The jams were outta this world and the main part of the second set between the wheel and Wharf rat is just incredible, the mellow smoothness that they transition from jam to jam with is beautiful. If you listen without expectation, you will be blown away. Expecting to hear them sound like they did four years prior is unrealistic and takes away from the enjoyment you could have. Missing a lyric here and there is irrelevant.

Oh, and why does this site label Bolero as Spanish Jam, even jerry calls it Bolero in interviews. WTF?
-Murphy (08/08/2013)


Jack Straw-Kick ass version to really get the feel goin' early on. BTW BJ & Nick Bobby flubs in the 2nd verse here. I'm w/Murph the boys were loose this night but still rocked it instrumentally

TLEO-Excellent Brent playing fingers are leading Jerry

Big River-extended intro & the boys have hit full stride. The tempo never lets up on this number

-few min of tuning-

Althea-Beautiful opening in perfect tune. Changing the pace to fat Jerry voice and playing. Very mellow version as if Jerry is in a nightclub. Piercing licks btwn verses.

Rooster-Mighty fine slide, great Bobby howls & Brent's Hammond playing steals the show IMHO. Best double guitar solo song with Bobby & Jerry alternating in marathon midsong jam/solos.

Bobby & Mickey play with their cymbals

BEWoman-Jerry hitting the first licks perfectly and remaining on fire throughout. Another chilled medium pace but every note hitting hard. Brent harmonies and humming just when Jerry temp fades makes the song so much more enjoyable. They skip the multiple ending chorus which I think sharpens the performance

several minutes break & tuning with Jerry doing mini virtuoso

Let It Grow-Everyone in perfect synchronization, Brent into raindrop carnival organ, Jerry doing constant scales in the background. Mickey & Billy poignant fills adding the extra punch in this colossal, yes COLOSSAL version. Absolutely goosebumb intensity & tight playing. Jerry changes pickups or uses a wah-wah pedal on the final solo Reminded me a bit of '73 as if they already played WRS in their heads.
Most bands could pack up their bags at this point and call it a good night, but not here folks...

China>Rider-seamless transition & peppy pace to start off. Jerry's playing is getting fatter by the lick...you can tell he is having a good time. Kudos to Bobby's rhythm's Really provides backbone to this oldie but a goodie. Brent's footprint growing in the transition, following Bobby nicely. Jerry awaits drooling to lay down sick solo's. This is one hellavu show..wait it's only the first set!







- (02/10/2017)


This show is incredible. Really can't believe I haven't heard this till now. The SBD that circulates sounds really good too.

The 2nd set is fantastic from top to bottom, just listen to the whole thing. This might be in my top 5 of all time list.
-Slutty Sue (08/29/2017)


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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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