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The Deadpod

Mar 4, 2022

 This week's Deadpod features the second set from February 17, 1979 in Oakland California. 

This is a fine set, almost two hours long, and features some excellent improvisational jamming, as well as the return of some music into the rotation and the last time one song would be played. 

Might as Well opens th ing sup, then a great 'I Need a Miracle>Bertha>Good Lovin' combo. Garcia is n particularly good form on the Bertha, and Bob and Donna do a splendid job on the vocals on 'Good Lovin'.  We then get the last 'From the Heart of Me' as this night marks Keith and Donna's last show with the band. A nice 'Big Railroad Blues' makes its first appearance since the Winterland shows in 1974. We then get a exploratory 'Terrapin' into a long 'Playin in The Band' before they go into drums. 

'The Wheel' is especially fine coming out of Drums and that is followed by a mellow 'Shakedown Street' marking Keith's last real contribution to the sound. The 'Playin' reprise that follows is quite long for that segment and leads into a nice 'Sugar Magnolia' 

The 'One More Saturday Night' encore marks the last Donna wail...  


Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Oakland, CA 2/17/79 - Saturday


Might As Well [4:26] ;
I Need A Miracle [4:53] >
Bertha [7:04] >
Good Lovin' [6:38] ;
From The Heart Of Me [3:26] ;
Big Railroad Blues [4:29] ;
Terrapin Station [12:#01] >
Playing In The Band [15:13] >
Drums [6:37#] >
The Wheel [6:42] ;
Shakedown Street [12:19] >
Playing In The Band [8:14] >
Sugar Magnolia [9:10]
One More Saturday Night [4:41]  

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May the four winds blow you safely home.. 

thanks my friends