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The Deadpod

May 31, 2019

Here's a pretty little set to send out the month of May in style.. This one comes to us form May 17th, 1978 at the Uptown theater in Chicago Illinois. This one starts with the first ever 'Mississipi-Half Step'>'Franklin's Tower' combo, and one that showcases some really nice licks from Mr. Garcia (and I should add some very nice work from Mr. Weir as well). The next two are Bobby's - 'Me and My Uncle' into a tight 'Big River'. Lovely versions of 'It Must Have Been The Roses' and 'Looks like Rain' showcase the more laid back side of the Dead as well as what Donna Jean could add  in terms of backing vocals. A rolling "Tennessee Jed' follows, with Keith adding some nice color and Jerry adding some spirited vocals to make for a real good time. Bobby encourages the crowd to wish Mickey and Billy a Happy Birthday.... then they play a full on Funiculi Funicula...

They close with a nice 'Lazy Lightnin'>Supplication'...



Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre Chicago, IL

5/17/78 - Wednesday


Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:24]>

Franklin's Tower [14:19] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:04] >

Big River [5:44] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [6:53] ;

Looks Like Rain [9:05] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:57] ;

Funiculi Funicula [1:25] ;

Lazy Lightnin' [3:20] >

Supplication [6:38]


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