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Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA

Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket
Little Red Rooster
Beat It On Down The Line
Willie And The Hand Jive
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw

Set 2:
Cold Rain And Snow
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
The Other One
Wharf Rat
One More Saturday Night

The Mighty Quinn

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the only hand jive ever

- (11/11/2008)

It's not the only Hand Jive. The song was played several times in the late 80's. My personal fave is 4/4/87 where Bob really tears it up. Nevilles sat in for a few of the versions. I'll get more detailed info and post soon.

Hand Jive is one of those tunes I REALLY wish they had played more often and one I really hope to see Bob break out with Furthur now. Not likely but I can dream right? LOL
If I Had the World to Give would be the biggest treat for me to hear live but Hand Jive is up there for sure.
-gdjake (08/25/2010)

First was with the Neville Bros. at oakland to start off the year of '86. Then the spectrum in Philly once and the Providence Civic once in '86. This is the fourth of six. The next not being until jerry returns from his coma and the other is the '87 one mentioned above. It's a neat jam, but one which i can see being a novelty to the boys. They played little tunes like that here and there to mix sets up and keep things intersting. i doubt they wanted tunes like that to get overplayed like day job did. hence why they would just pick a different tune to play at a bunch of shows thewn move on to another one. like she belongs to me, played a handful of times in '85. and I doubt furthur will play any of these tunes, especially hand jive, until 2015 when it's the 50th aniversary of the dead. Here's hoping along with you jake.
-Murphy (01/23/2014)

02/12/86- Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - Oakland, CA
03/23/86- The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
03/31/86- Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI
04/12/86- Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA
12/16/86- Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA
04/04/87- The Centrum - Worcester, MA
- (04/11/2017)

It's funny that I wrote that comment "only hand jive ever" as I actually saw another one, 12/16/86. What a wonderful brain.
- (04/28/2021)

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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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