“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, May 8th, 7-9pm
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, May 7, 2017
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Grateful Dead, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
May 8, 1981
MATRIX MIX: SBD/2 AUD (About 60%/40%) by Hunter Seamons:
SBD > Master Cassette > Dat transfered and patched By Charlie Miller
AUD 1: AUDMC: NAK-700’s > SONY TC-D5M by Barry Glassberg FOB
AUD 2: AUDMC: Senn 421’s>Sony D5>MC Jim Wise FOB
This might be one of the finest matrix(soundboard + audience recordings) combinations I’ve ever
heard…two top-notch recordings combining Barry and Jim, and Hunter and Charlie…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Jack Straw
3. Me And My Uncle >
4. Big River
6. C. C. Rider
7. Althea >
8. Let It Grow >
9. Don’t Ease Me In
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Shakedown Street >
2. Samson And Delilah
3. Terrapin Station >
4. Playing In The Band >
5. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space ** >
2. Not Fade Away >
3. Stella Blue >
4. Sugar Magnolia
5. U.S. Blues **
** with Ken Kesey on harmonica
REVIEW: Outstanding Doesn’t Do It Justice
This Matrix is everything a Matrix should be. One of the better I’ve heard. Smooth sound that really
draws you in with excellent balance between the sources. The show itself I’ll leave to other reviewers.
I’ll only say that it smokes start to finish and now has a source that matches the show. Large. Big. Huge.
Excellent work on this one.
REVIEW: Fantastic Sound Work!!!
For all you guys who remaster, make fine matrix’s etc. like this one you may feel sometimes that your
labor of love may perhaps go unnoticed or unappreciated but in my corner world that is not the case.
Thank You! Obviously you guys do this work out of your love for these shows and are happy to do it
yet I feel indebted somehow as I freely reap the rewards for all your efforts. Well, at least know work of
this quality is appreciated in a major way. If there is a show truly deserving of a “you are there” moniker
(which can be overused imo) this is one of them. This show is meant to be cranked!!! Do it! 4 Star
show. 5 Stars for an epic matrix.
REVIEW: Early 80’s Brilliance
Coke fueled early 80’s magic. Shakedown-Samson is terrific. Hunter, man, you’ve made me go back and
listen to shows I’ve totally forgotten about or over looked. Thanks man.
REVIEW: Favorite Shakedown Street…
I don’t like the whole argument “best ever” because it is totally subjective. I do, however, like to say
“favorite version ever.” And this is my absolute favorite Shakedown Street. There was always
something magical about the Nassau Coliseum, and the boys usually rocked out there in top form.
During Shakedown, it’s like the guys are using telepathy during the long jam, like their minds are on
exactly the same wavelength. The first minute or so is a good AUD, and then the SBD kicks in and the
whole thing takes off. Phil is thumping, and Bobby and Brent are driving the rhythm while Bill and
Mickey provide a scorching, boogie inducing tempo. Then Jerry slays it over the top of everything, and
they bounce into the final verse in perfect unison. 14 minutes of musical communion! Superb! Other
Highlights include Let It Grow, Samson and Delilah, and Terrapin. In fact, the whole show from top to
bottom is excellent, absolutely worth a listen.
REVIEW: Splendid matrix……..30 years later!!!!!
Cutos to all the men involved with this jem! Lots of grooviness! I was 15 years old in 9th grade at
Eisenhower Jr. High School in Norristown, Pa and not yet a Deadhead….. Little did I know what the
REVIEW: Friday Night at Nassau
This was one of the greatest Dead shows I ever saw. An inspired show all the way through. Stella Blue
is the best version I have ever heard. Ken Kesey plays harmonica with the Rhythm Devils. Six out of
Five stars… quite possibly the best Dead show I ever saw
REVIEW: Good show…
The phil bombs get insane during the second set so watch out if you care about your speakers.
Awesome show which is on fire with energy. Jerry is taking command during this show.
REVIEW: The whole show smokes from top to bottom…
I have always loved this show, as it just rips all the way through. The first is excellent, and when you
get to that Shakedown in about 3/4 time in the second, your hair will catch on fire. Definitely my
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., May 10th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., May 11th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., May 12th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., May 14th, 2 or 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Café In The Park, Fri. May 12th, 7:00 p.m.
2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, 361-3032
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., May 9th, Lauren Mitchell, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., May 10th, Memphis Rub Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thurs., May 11th, Alex Zayas Band, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., May 12th, The Souliz Band featuring Sugar And Spice, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Sat., May 13th, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., May 14th, Truality, Noon – 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 8th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., May 9th, Mike Tozier
Wed., May 10th, Frankie Lombardi
Thurs., May 11th, The Plaiders
Fri., May 12th, Hether Downie Band
Sat., May 13th, Empty Pockets
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., May 22nd(NOT the last Monday, due to Memorial Day each year), “Love & Peace Hootenanny”, with no open mic that night.
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: