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Hofheinz Pavilion - Houston, TX

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Mississippi Half-Step
El Paso
Brown-Eyed Women
New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Me And My Uncle
Tennessee Jed
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Good Lovin'
Playin' In The Band
The Wheel
Wharf Rat
Around And Around

Brokedown Palace
Playin' In The Band

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listen very carefully to the jamming on "Bertha" and I swear that you will hear a "china cat tease" in there...has anyone else heard this???

phat show...very rare playin' encore

no hint of any china cat anywhere in the Bertha jam

no the china cat tease is really in there...if anyone can access go there and then go into the MP3 archive for the Dead...then go into the on 10/14/ on "Details" then get into the actual MP3 files for the show and click on "Bertha"...listen very closely to the guitar work right after jerry sings "ran into a rainstorm ducked back into a bar door"
the little china cat tease is right's not in the main jam which is why it can easily be missed but it is there and i would ask anyone to take the "bertha china cat challenge" to confirm this...thanks!


Row Jimmy is correct about the short China Cat jam in Bertha. It is no where near the length of the china cat jam found in the NFA 6-8-77. But none the less a nice little twist.

thank you "Anonymous" for vindicating me on that! i knew that i wasn't imagining what i was hearing!

Row Jimmy, you need to listen to 6-8-77 NFA.

thanks for the tip on 6/8/77...i have 6/7/77 & 6/9/77...both outstanding shows...but will need to find a copy of 6/8/77 now...i guess the NFA>GDTRFB combo is least that seems to be the buzz i have heard about it.

Music-excellent and very energetic

Candyman-Calm befor the storm song. My favorite song out of whole show.

My friend thinks he was at this show, but remembers they started 4 hours late, did one set, then waited another hour for the encore. This memory does not match the archive. Does anyone remember something similar at this or the 1978 Houston show possibly.
PS. Thank you archive and setlist for making my life complete.
- (07/14/2010)

Row Jimmy, Great Ear. That China tease is really easy to overlook. Even with your description of it's location in the song, I nearly missed it. The tease is really short, like two bars long.

I have to check out the 6/8/77 show now.
-John (10/11/2011)

Listening to this show on Sirius/XM right now. Unbelievable Mississippi Half-Step! High energy jam at the end. Great version of the song ... Rio-Grand-e-o all day long! Looking forward to set-closing Music Never Stopped. There are some versions of MNS from 77 that totally explode. 5/7/77 Boston -- night before the famous Barton Hall show -- is the MNS high-water mark.
-Steve (06/01/2012)

Road Trips Volume 1 Number 2

Disc 1

Mississippi Half-Step 11:53
El Paso 4:52

Disc 2

Playing in the Band 17:12
Brokedown Palace 5:51
Playing in the Band 5:23

Bonus Disc

Loser 7:55

-Bookkeeper (04/07/2020)

Last Brokedown for 2 years and nice funky piano from Keith to start Playing. Another great show from 77. Spring gets all the props but all of this Greatful year just kills it.
- (10/14/2020)

I just heard the China Cat tease in Bertha. It's Bobby doing that little flourish he does opposite Jerry's lead on the main riff.
-Steve (09/13/2021)

Yep-China Cat jam is there...awesome ear!

Check out Dead and Co 7/10/22 Here Comes Sunshine in Philly, full 2 minutes of a China Jam in the middle of the song.

-Loose Lucy Is My Delite (10/14/2022)

Nice transition from Mississippi-El Paso
-Kdead (04/27/2023)

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Band Configuration
(10/20/74 - 02/17/79)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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