“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, April 1st, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Monday, April 1, 2019
“There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!”
Greensboro Coliseum , Greensboro, N.C.
April 1, 1991
SBD > Cassette Master (TDK (SA-X100)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
Disc 1 – Set 1:
- Jack Straw >
- It’s All Over Now
- Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
- Picasso Moon
- Bird Song
- China Cat Sunflower >
- I Know You Rider
Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:
- Looks Like Rain
- Dark Star >
- Drums >
- Space >
- Dark Star >
- Playin’ In The Band >
- Black Peter >
- Turn On Your Lovelight
- Encore Break
- It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
- with Bruce Hornsby
The only review from this particular recording:
I’m not really interested in the argument over which ’91 show was the best: I don’t think ’91 was that good
a year. But the 2nd set of this show stands with their best performances, and this Dark Star is well-played
and very jazzedelic.
From other recordings:
REVIEW: April Fools
I was at both of these shows.This was the better of the two.First set was nice with Jack straw>Peggy-o to
open.Hornsby sounds nice in the mix!I enjoyed him on this spring run.The 2nd set is solid with a spacey
Dark star!Sound is very good. The Greensboro shows were some of the best of the year.Give them a
REVIEW: listen to jack straw
near the end of jerry’s solo (at end of song) he gets turned up dramatically. it sounds great!
REVIEW: good show
Garcia in great form on Rider, a very nice Dark Star, 16 minute Bird Song…
REVIEW: Dead at Greensboro
This is a great show. It is from the Bruce Hornsby period. Too bad, he didn’t stick around longer. He added
a lot to the jazzier side of the Dead.
REVIEW: Oh What A Dark Star
MONSTER DARK STAR!
REVIEW: the Greatest Birdsong ever??
Beautiful sound on a seriously epic show with with Bruce rollin’ please take a listen;-!!
REVIEW: Jerry, play Dark Star
I shirtless hippy in the upper deck yelled, “Jerry, play Dark Star” and they did.
Acid was strong that night and the narcs were out in full force. It was an exciting two days and nights and
my first seeing the Dead. It was probally the best period since the late 1970s.
Someone finally plugs Jerry in @ 5:20 in Jack Straw ! (Oh ! The licks lost to the ages ! ) Listen, this
was one of the last great shows the boys played…. Thank God for the boards, they fried a loud speaker
in NY, and there was this annoying crackle coming from it for the rest of the tour… These two Greensboro
shows and the first night of Orlando were a glory to behold. I miss ya, Jer….
REVIEW: my first show!
I was 16 and drove my parents beat up old suburban to the show packed full of friends. I was too young to
get what a special show it was, but loved it, loved it. Loved the parking lot — that blew my mind as much
as the show did. Of course, China-rider was my favorite that night and loved it’s all over now baby blue,
didn’t know how special Dark Star was. Remember seeing everyone hugging when Phil started the
baseline — my thought was, oh Dark Star, cool, I’ve got a few of these on some late 60’s bootlegs. Had an
incredible time, though, hooked me for good. 1 week later on a family vacation, my 6 y/o brother pulled
1/2 a joint from between the seat cushions and said “what’s this?”….I had a little explaining to do.
The keys are a little loud again, as they were often–and again, I love Hornsby, at least when he is on keys
not accordion, and he does tear it up, but it’s hard to hear the rest of the band. I don’t remember there ever
being a problem inside the shows, but many ’91 SBs seem to have the issue. The Charlie Miller copy is
better for this (and most other copies) with one exception–China and Rider are separated..In any case, the
band is ON. I heard this China/Rider was a great version, and indeed it is! I would give this recording a
five star rating for the period, minus one star for the loud keyboard volume levels, plus one star for
keeping China and Rider together without a track change. I love the medleys and jam transitions that are
not broken with any amount of dead air.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Florida Mountain Boys:
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe, Fri., Apr. 5th, 6:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Apr. 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Apr. 4th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, 5253 Fri., Apr. 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, 349-4759
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Apr. 7th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Michael Miller – The Grateful Dude:
The Clever Cup Coffee House, Sat., Apr. 6th, 6:00 p.m.
6530 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, 806-5909
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Linger Lodge, Sat., Apr. 6th, 7:00 p.m.
7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757
Ship Of Fools:
The Mable(formerly Growler’s), Sat., Apr. 6th, 9:00 p.m.
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 487-7373
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Apr. 2nd, Lauren Mitchell with Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 3rd, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 4th, TRusty Wright Band, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 5th, Laura Rain & The Caesars, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 6th, Sugar And Spice Review, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Apr. 7th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Apr. 1st, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Apr. 2nd, Steve Paradis, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 3rd, Frankie Lombardi, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 4th, sToneFish, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 5th, Florida Mountain Boys, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 6th, Bonfire Jam Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Apr. 29th, Jefferson Ross
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: