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The Deadpod

Aug 28, 2020

This week we travel to the home of the celebrated jumping frogs - Calavaras county - to bring you the band's performance from August 23, 1987. 

I find this to be quite an enjoyable first set as it features many songs not often broken out, including a set opening 'Box of Rain'. The 'Jack Straw' and 'West LA' are both solid and well played. 'High Time' is really a pleasant surprise but the highlight of the set, when they really let loose, is when Carlos Santana, who opened for them, joins them on stage for 'Iko Iko' and 'All Along the Watchtower'. 

You can really feel them open up as Jerry and Carlos trade licks on these two standards. We'll listen to set two next week


Grateful Dead
Calavaras County Fairgrounds
Angel's Camp, CA 8/23/87 - Sunday    
Box Of Rain [4:28] ;
Jack Straw [5:21] ;
West L.A. Fadeaway [6:33] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:58] >
Mexicali Blues [4:22] ;
High Time [7:09] ;
Walkin' Blues [4:43] %
Iko Iko (1) [5:40] ;
All Along The Watchtower (1) [4:40] 


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