“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, August 16th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, August 15, 2021
“EVERYONE is a Deadhead…some of you may not know it yet…”
Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville, IL
August 16, 1980
Sony ECM-250 > Cassette Master, recorded By Joani Walker
Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
“Various PA noises throughout the show, Rain starts getting heavy during Ship Of Fools”
I seriously considered 8/16/81, but this one wins, because I have the poster on the wall!
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Alabama Getaway >
2. The Promised Land
3. They Love Each Other
4. Me And My Uncle >
5. El Paso
6. Althea >
7. Looks Like Rain
8. Tennessee Jed
9. Easy To Love You
10. New Minglewood Blues
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. C C Rider >
3. China Cat Sunflower >
4. I Know You Rider
5. Ship Of Fools
6. Estimated Prophet >
7. He’s Gone >
8. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. The Other One >
3. Black Peter >
4. Sugar Magnolia
5. Iko Iko
6. One More Saturday Night
REVIEW: HEARTLAND DEAD
Great sound quality on this one. Thanks All!! The band is sounding pretty flow-like, getting oiled
up for the sdecond set. This sow is just across the river from where I live. Didn’t even know about it
then, but LOVING IT NOW!!
REVIEW: Mississippi River Madness
This is a rocking, classic early 80’s show. Jerry is cookin’ and the band sounds great. Second set is
very strong, esp. pre-drums. Great China>Rider, Estimated and He’s Gone. Love the unusual
event/venue–wish I could have been there I’s sure it was off the chain!!
REVIEW: HOT DAMN!
This is quite the show from a rather uncirculated year, 1980. Hot, hot, hot! Kick @$$ versions of
T.L.E.O., Tennessee Jed, Althea, Minglewood, and Deal! A wildly energetic first set leads into a
way trippy second! Brent is playing HARD on his modified Fender Rhodes keyboard and tapping
out that beautiful “toy piano” sound that some hate, but I LOVE! Usually Brent’s solo songs inspire
me to sing, “You don’t know how, easy it is, to hate your songs!” but even Easy to Love You caught
my ear in this show! Don’t miss out on this hidden gem!
REVIEW: He’s Gone…
First show after the death of Keith Godchaux. Maybe 3,000 in a small outdoor shed close by the
river. An amazing thunderstorm blew up for the second set, It poured rain from the beginning of
He’s Gone till Space… everyone except for the first 10 rows or so got soaked! Kudos to the intrepid
taper that provided this gem! He’s Gone seemed a tribute an absent friend, as the end really gets
deep! I remember dancing in 3 inches of water by the board during the Other One thinking I would
be electrocuted any second and not caring a bit! Enjoy!
REVIEW: My first Dead Show
My buddy and I were 18 and supposed to go together. Due to circumstances (and drinking) beyond
our control the weekend before he got grounded and wasn’t able to go. I’d never made the trip to
Illinois from West County before and parked in a big field which turned into a giant mud pit after
the concert. I spent hours pushing cars out of the way before my beater vehicle made it to the road.
Great show, overwhelming experience. I remember seeing the taper section and being blown away
by the idea of recording the show. Really fun time.
REVIEW: Rockin’ the Mississippi
Love all the great reviews about those at the show, I wasn’t, but what a rockin’ set. I’ve never read
much about this festival, but this may be one of the better shows the Dead played in a festival. Great
fun throughout, not the best show ever, but great energy, the band sounds really engaged. Brent was
really “in the band” by now. One I play regularly
REVIEW: bread crumb
C.C. Rider springs almost from whole cloth on us in late 1979. This is the beginning of a run where
it is played pretty frequently for a couple of years. It is a song that takes advantage of Jerry’s favored
tone in these years, which is probably why it is played so much.
REVIEW: Joani Walker Recordings are incredible
I bow to the recordings of Joani Walker. This second set rips!!
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Remember, folks, to call the venue to see if they are indeed open in the first place, and the event is going on as scheduled, and what protocols are in place.
Kettle Of Fish:
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Aug. 22nd, 4:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Captain Curt’s, Wed., Aug. 18th, 12:00 p.m.
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, 349-3885
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Auug. 19th, 2:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Pop’s Sunset Grill, Sat., Aug. 14th, 12:00 p.m.
112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, 488-3177
Schmitz Brothers Band:
3 Keys Brewing, Sat., Aug. 21st, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
2505 Manatee Avenue E., Bradenton, 218-0396
Ship Of Fools:
Motorworks Brewing, Sun., Aug. 22nd, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
Jiggs Landing Outpost, Sat., Aug. 21st, 5:00 p.m.
6106 63rd St. E., Bradenton, 320-8811
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Aug. 17th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 18th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 19th, Brenda Watty & Her Peeps, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 20th, David Julia Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 21st, Memphis Rub Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Aug. 16th, Alvis Brothers Band, 600 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 17th, Al Fuller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 18th, Marvin Hagar, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 19th, Al Owen, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 20th, Soundwave, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 21st, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
Rebekah Pulley and Ronny Elliot
Saturday, August 21, 8pm
Tickets: $12 Members, $15 General, $7.50 Student (Ages 13+)
Tickets and COVID protocols are available online at WSLR.org
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