“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, December 11th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, December 10, 2017
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
December 11, 1979
(FOB) Sony ECM-250 > Cassette Master (Sony TC-158/TDK SA-C90)
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) > Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) >
Samplitude Professional v10 > FLAC/16
Recorded by Joani Walker
Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the tapes
Was gonna broadcast a Charlie Miller-mastered soundboard, but all the “complaints on all the recordings are,
“Where’s Jerry?”, since his guitar is kinda background(attendees all agree it was so in the hall as well…), but then I
found this wonderful audience recording which has much more presence due to taping location…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
2. Jack Straw
4. Me & My Uncle >
5. Big River
7. Easy to Love You >
8. Minglewood Blues
9. China Cat Sunflower >
10. I Know You Rider
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. Shakedown Street >
3. Samson & Delilah
4. Ship of Fools
5. Terrapin Station >
6. Lost Sailor
7. Saint Jam >
8. Saint Of Circumstance >
9. Estimated Jam >
10. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Not Fade Away >
2. Black Peter >
3. Sugar Magnolia
5. Alabama Getaway >
6. The Promised Land
From this particular recording:
REVIEW: It’s a good show!
Excellent recording quality. Good musical performance & clear vocals. Well worth the time to listen.
REVIEW: bread crumb
one of those nights when you have the feeling that they just want to play for ever.
From another audience recording:
Yes! Just for the pause (complete stop) between Lost Sailor and the EXTREMELY juicy sweet beginning of St. of
Circumstance – It is a must! I love this era of The Grateful Dead. Thick, mellow, alive and jazzy.
REVIEW: Sailor > Saint. Ahhh, The Pause That Refreshes.
Yes Dan, that complete stop between Sailor > Saint and the sweet Saint beginning is one of the coolest moments I
have ever heard from The Guyz. It is definitely a five star attraction. I played it over and over and over the other
night because it was sooo unusual. And isn’t that what we all live for? But god I love that pause!…and the > Jam >
Drumz > NFA post. So I’m going to fib on my star selection, just to draw folks in to read these reviews so they
won’t pass by this Sailor > Saint. I’ve been instructed to say three Hail Marys and four Our Fathers with that little
white lie…(w/ folded hands) let us pray for forgiveness – because the rest of this lackluster show (including the
bodies of both Sailor > Saint) isn’t even worth three stars as the other reviewers lament.
From my soundboard recording:
REVIEW: Easy to Love You
Never heard this one before. Any guesses who is on vocals? Decent show though
REVIEW: Easy to Love You
Matty Kid (above) said:
Subject: Easy to Love You
Never heard this one before. Any guesses who is on vocals? Decent show though.
that would be one Brent Mydland, Matty.
REVIEW: Where’s Jerry’s Guitar?
This show was played on the local community radio station on the weekly Dead Head’s show. All night I kept
wondering “where’s Jerry?” It’s a fun ride but for the fact that the lead guitar is greatly diminished or absent for
much of it. I’m a stickler for these things. Brent was very new to the stage at this point, offering very spirited
keyboard work and accompanying vocals along with “Easy To Love You.” After listening to both versions of this
show posted here, I’m not inclined to incorporate it into my collection. I do hope that the fans on the ground heard
more lead guitar than was recorded. Highlight is the Alabama Getaway> Promised Land encore and Terrapin
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Dec. 13th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Dec. 14th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
D.Coy Ducks Bar & Music, Fri., Dec. 15th, 10:00 p.m.
5410 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-5888
Bradenton Main Street Live, Sat., Dec. 16th, 6:00 p.m.
Old Main St., bet. Manatee Ave. and 3rd St., Bradenton, 518-4997
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Dec. 17th 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Ober Rivers and His D.U.I.s:
Sarasota Horse Boarding, Fri., Dec. 15th, 7:00 p.m.
721 Springbrook Farm Rd., Sarasota, 228-5062
Schmitz Brothers Band:
JDub’s Brewing Company, Fri., Dec. 15th, 6:00 p.m.
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Dec. 11th, Jazz Sessions with Steve Arvey, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 12th, Dean Johanesen, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 13th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 14th, Singing Divas Shantel Norman & Brenda Watty, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 15th, Ellie Lee & The Blues Fury, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 16th, Backtrack Blues Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 17th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Dec. 11th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Dec. 12th, Mike Tozier
Wed., Dec. 13th, Frankie Lombardi
Thurs., Dec. 14th, Pete & Stretch
Fri., Dec. 15th, Gin and Juice Band
Sat., Dec. 16th, Mumbo Jumbo
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Dec. 18th, “Holiday Of Song”, with no open mic.
Remember this date is typically an annual event, avoiding the holidays at the end of the month.
Performers scheduled are Kim Mayfield and Roy Schneider, Rick Hardeman, James Gromko and Lisa Bohn, with Mindy Simmons.
Next month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Jan. 29th, Eric Taylor
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: