“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Allan Kirby Field House, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
May 7, 1979
SBD > Cassette Master > Reel > Dat (48k)
All Transfers and Mastering by Charlie Miller
Thanks to Rob Eaton for the dats(not sure who the taper was).
Keith Godchaux’s last concert with The Dead was Oakland Coliseum Arena, February 17, 1979, and Brent
Mydland’s first was Spartan Stadium, April 22, 1979. After rehearsals at Club Front, this was Brent’s fifth gig
with the boys…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Don’t Ease Me In
2. Me And My Uncle >
3. Big River
5. Looks Like Rain
6. Tennessee Jed
7. New Minglewood Blues
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Shakedown Street
2. Jack Straw
3. Stagger Lee
4. Estimated Prophet >
5. Eyes Of The World >
6. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. Not Fade Away > *
3. Black Peter > *
4. Around And Around *
5. encore break
6. U.S. Blues
* with John Cipollina
The only review of the only soundboard, Charlie’s:
REVIEW: Set 1 SBD, Set 2 Audience
Set 2 sounds like it is an audience recording – a pretty decent one at that.Overall good show, but not a 5 star
show or recording
From the other, few recordings:
REVIEW: IT MUST HAVE BEEN 100 DEGREES INSIDE
THIS SHOW WAS OF THE BEATEN PATH,BUT TYPICAL FOR A COLLEGE SHOW FROM ’79. THE
MUSIC WAS WELL PLAYED FOR SURE BUT NOTHING REALLY MIND BENDING OTHER THAN
THE FACT GARCIA WORE I AM PRETTY SURE RED SHIRT AND WHITE PANTS.TO GET IN TO THE
GYM WHERE THEY WERE PLAYING SECURITY JUST OPENED UP 5 OR SO GARAGE DOORS AND
EVERYONE STREAMED IN UNTOUCHED.THE PLACE WAS UNGODLY HOT.TWO SETS AND AN
ENCORE AND WE WERE OFF TO PENN STATE NOW THAT SHOW GOT PRETTY HEAVY UP IN
HAPPY VALLEY AND JUDGING FROM THE MUSIC JERRY AND COMPANY DUG BEING IN HAPPY
VALLEY AND SO DID WE.
From the Barry Glassberg audience recording:
REVIEW: Hot shakedown
To kick off set II Est>eyes hot and the nfa (15+ mins)is off the charts with john cippolina. Have heard abt this
show for 20 years and never actually heard it. First has a good tenn jed but is pretty avg. Next night at PSU may
win by a hair but this is very listenable and been in this gym it’s tiny so it must have been fun.
You may have found one of the best NFAÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs ever here. Black Peter follows to bring you back to
Earth. Consider the rest sublime.
REVIEW: 5/7/79 Eyes…Chips
This is, by far, the greatest version of eyes of the world I have ever seen or heard! The double time rhumba is
similar to the way Phil & friends do it! I used to find the repetitve chorous and 2 chords tedious…until this epic
show! Quicksilver’s former lead guitarist, John Cipollina, was always underrated, with his trademark Bo
Diddley rhythmic & sparkling, shimmering, goose bump, hyper, manic & monster leads. G.D. can still save this
f’d up planet!
REVIEW: Best Show of Spring 1979 Tour
The band really got it right on 5.7.1979. This was the band’s first beginning to end exceptional show with Brent.
REVIEW: Great Way to kick Off my Dead Career
FWIW, I was a senior in College at another school down the road. When I heard about the Dead playing so
close by, I had to see it. I caled some friends, and the next thing I knew, I was assigned to get 10 tickets.
Although only 4 were allowed per person, I was lucky to find some friends on the line to get me a couple more.
Maybe it was the high of being @ my first show, maybe it was the beautiful spring night, maybe it was the
roses. But, it was a magical evening, and I can verify that this show is a really hot one now that I’ve gotten the
chance to hear it more than 26 years! after the scene of the crime.
REVIEW: I was there 30 years ago today!!
I’d seen the previous 2 nights and neither was particularly exciting although they had their moments. I’d just
finished my final ever final (I thought) that morning and drove up from Philadelphia. I managed to push my way
up to about the 10th row. It was a madhouse there. I thought the show smoked from start to finish. John
Cipollina and Jerry were exceptional together. Somehow Jerry was able to match Cipollina’s vibrato . One of my
REVIEW: One of my first
Man. I wish there was an SB of this show. I remember the day fairly well. I remember being out front and seeing
Bobby drive by in the back of a big green Caddy. Great venue with great energy. I remember the Eyes as well as
the Black Peter. I was right smack drab in front. The other thing I remember is we got a ticket the afternoon of
the show and the face value was $7! Hearing this makes me wish I had seen much more of this tour. I didn’t see
them again till the three Capitol shows the following spring–the first night was with Belushi doing cartwheels
during US Blues. Won tickets for all three shows on WNEW lottery.
Sennheiser 421 > Cassette Master > Dat supplies:
Shakedown Street through 13:30 of Not Fade Away
Nakamichi 700 > Cassette Master (shnid=18877) supplies:
Encore Break and U.S. Blues
The aud is recorded by Rob Eaton
Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction settings
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Florida Mountain Boys:
Linger Lodge, Sat., May 12th, 7:00 p.m.
7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., May 9th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., May 10th 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., May 11th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Bad Ass Cafe, Sat., May 12th, 9:00 p.m.
312 12th St. W., Bradenton, 254-4973
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., May 13th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Ober Rivers and His D.U.I.s:
McCabe’s Irish Pub, Fri., May 11th, 8:00 p.m.
302 12th St. W., Bradenton, 896-3126
Darwin’s Brewing Co., Sat., May 12th, 7:30 p.m.
803 17th Ave., W., Bradenton, 747-1970
Schmitz Brothers Band:
JDub’s Brewing Company, Fri., May 11th, 7:00 p.m.
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739
Ship Of Fools:
5 O’Clock Club, Fri., May 11th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. acoustic, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. electric
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota, 366-5555
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., May 8th, Lauren Mitchell and Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., May 9th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., May 10tth, Snging Divas Shantel Norman and Brenda Watty,7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., May 11h, Diedra And The Ruff Pro Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., May 12th, Betty Fox, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., May 13th, Truality gospel brunch, 12:00 p.m. and 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., May 7th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., May 8th, Rick Miller
Wed., May 9th, Mike Tozier
Thurs., May 10th, Stretch-N-Frinz
Fri., Feb. May 11th, Sundogs
Sat., May 12th, The Divebombers
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., May 21st(not the last Monday, due to Memorial Day), Love & Peace Hootenanny(no open mic).
Should start around. 7:15 p.m.
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
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