“EVERYONE is a Deadhead…some of you may not know it yet…”
Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
July 5, 1981
SBD > Master Cassette > Reel > Dat
Transferred and edited by Charlie Miller:
Encore patched from Nak 700>Cm>Dat>CD
A very detailed, well-balanced recording! Instrument separation is perfect! And, they are VERY
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Shakedown Street >
2. The Promised Land
5. Brown Eyed Women >
6. C C Rider
7. They Love Each Other
8. Mama Tried >
9. Mexicali Blues
Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:
1. Althea >
2. Let It Grow
3. Samson And Delilah
4. Don’t Ease Me In >
5. The Music Never Stopped
6. Ship of Fools
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Lost Sailor >
2. Saint Of Circumstance >
3. He’s Gone >
4. Drums >
5. Space >
6. The Other One >
7. Stella Blue >
8. Around & Around >
9. Johnny B. Goode
10. U.S. Blues
REVIEW: First Show
My first Show. Didn’t know many songs of theirs when I got there but it changed my life. Hard for me
to compare the show to anything else. Shakedown opened the show and I still think it’s a great version.
C. C. Rider is splendid here too. I remember people dancing with the trees and the trees dancing with
the people during Mexicali. Before the show, on July 5, it was so hot and no clouds in the sky, but one.
That little Cloud drifted right over the audience and rained and cooled everybody down. Everybody
was looking at each other wanting to ask if it really happened, but no one did. I still don’t know if it
really happened. My girlfriend at the time had huge hooters and was not wearing a bra. The looks she
got were priceless. I became a Dead Head that day.
REVIEW: Very Cool Groove!
This show has that and then some! Catch the “Hard to Handle” groove in the ‘Shakedown’ jam. Lesh is
all over it. Thank you, Charlie Miller!
Highlights: Brown Eyed Women
REVIEW: First Set Jerry is tearing it up!
Jerry is totally in the present, and playing with intension!
As such, this soundboard (with Jerry vocal dropouts in Shakedown, unfortunately) is killer. The first
set grabbed my attention, but its all good…perhaps second set is just not as stunningly so!
REVIEW: well balanced SBD band is on
Yet another great SBD via Charlie Miller mahalo!
Exceptional sound quality… Jerry’s guitar is pristine and his playing matches. First set captured my
attention before I knew what was happening. And, of course Charlie Miller does a great job with…
whatever it is he does to spin magic! but it does start with a great board and a focussed tight band… 5
stahs! for the soundboard quality!
Reviews from other recordings:
REVIEW: Great show
Jerry flubs some of the words in Shakedown other then that the musicianship is tight.
I am just gettin into 79 through 82 smokin stuff … lovin the long shows and Bretts back-ups.
REVIEW: tha zoo!!
my 2nd show… dad asked me what i wanted for my b-day…this was it!! what a beautiful da too… it
was kinda hot but not too bad…like ok can be. we flew in from sn frn airport.. and the bandwas just
goin on when we got there..whew what a rush.. mabey 4000 ppl.. good times!!!
they rocked!!! chek this set out!! a great time was had by all!!! phil and brendt are on fire..
REVIEW: Killer Shakedown IMO…..
Smoove and silky……almost Stronger Than Dirt….just tasty! HA!
REVIEW: a jet to the promised land..
music playing band so something has to give which is lyrics at times. cut the boys some slack they are
riding the lightning!
REVIEW: This Show Rocks!
Out of all of the shows I saw through the Mid-West. This one was the best. Jerry hit the ground
running and never stopped. Not a bad version of any tune here.
REVIEW: Rockin’ show in OKC
The boys at my homestate, and they didnt dissapoint. The show kicks ass. Check it out, this show is
REVIEW: Underrated Show
This show does not get enough love IMHO. The Zoo Amph was a real nice setting for a Dead show, a
smallish (6-7,000 Capacity) surrounded by large trees with re clay underfoot.
REVIEW: a tasty treat from the early eighties
Jerry smokes it on quite a few highlights, Bobby has hits his stride on a kick ass CC Rider early in and
the rhythm is there throughout both sets keeping it all churning forward!
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