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The Deadpod

Dec 6, 2019

Here's a show that I attended and found to be quite magical at the time.. it is from December 1st, 1979 at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh PA. A beautiful, small venue, the energy on this night was unmatched and I'm sure it comes through on this nice recording.

The show starts with a smoking 'Jack Straw', which Jerry then takes into a long and beautiful 'Sugaree'. After this we know we're in for an evening of great jamming, and the boys don't let us down. 'Uncle>Big River', is even full of life, and 'Loser' always a favorite of mine, is perfect.

Brent, still new on keyboards, sings a nice 'Easy to Love You'. Bobby's slide work in the 'Minglewood' that follows, could be better but a great 'Althea' saves the day and the band ends this first set with a wonderful 'Music Never Stopped'.. We'll hear set 2 next week...


Grateful Dead

Stanley Theatre

Pittsburgh, PA

12/1/79 - Saturday


Jack Straw [5:36] >

Sugaree [16:52] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:53] >

Big River [6:18] ;

Loser [7:21] ;

Easy To Love You [3:43] ;

New Minglewood Blues [7:21] ;

Althea [11:33] ;

The Music Never Stopped [8:44]


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Peace, health and happiness to all of you during this season.


thank you.