“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, October 30th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Monday, October 30, 2017
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y.
October 30, 1980
(FOB) Sony ECM-280 > Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/Maxell UDXLII-C90/Dolby B)
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) > Sound Devices 744T
Recorded By Jim Wise (mics laid on shelf under rail @ center lodge)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
The day the Radio City tickets went on sale was the same day I started my job that took us to sunny
Sarasota. I didn’t think that they would understand that I had to get Dead tickets before coming in on my
first day, so I passed them up. I was prepared to get two seats for every night I could…turned out the
developer probably wouldn’t have given a damn, but today we have all the recordings…
This is a fine audience recording, obtained despite the rigorous security around recordings, again since
tbe band and Bill Graham knew they would be recording themselves for commercial releases. The tunes
indicated below were released as part of the video “Dead Ahead”, with bonus tracks released later also
indicated. While I feel comfortable broadcasting the released dates, because this is an audience
recording(and therefore not part of the release), there is enough of the date to fill my show comfortably.
Tuesday being Halloween, this is the closest I can come to honoring the day without playing
“Werewolves Of London”, even though this was on St. Valentine’s Day:
February 14, 1970
New York, NY
“Zacherle introduces The Grateful Dead”
Disc 1 – Set 1 (Acoustic):
2. Deep Elem Blues
3. Dark Hollow
4. I’ve Been All Around This World
5. On the Road Again *
6. To Lay Me Down *
7. Heaven Help The Fool ** >
Set 2 (Electric):
10. Alabama Getaway >
11. Promised Land
13. Mama Tried >
14. Mexicali Blues
Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:
2. New Minglewood Blues
3. Althea >
4. Lost Sailor >
5. Saint Of Circumstance
7. Shakedown Street ** >
8. Samson and Delilah **
Disc 3 – Set 3 cont’d.:
1. He’s Gone ** >
2. Truckin’ ** >
3. Drums >
4. Space >
5. The Other One >
6. Wharf Rat >
7. Good Lovin’
8. Johnny B. Goode
First Set acoustic, “Drums” and “The Other One” with Billy Cobham
* released in the original “Dead Ahead” video release.
** released as part of the “Dead Ahead” bonus cd.
Very few reviews:
REVIEW: My favorite Dead Show
This IS MY FAVORITE DEAD SHOW! It has a great setlist, beautiful sound, some acoustic, some
electric, some space, and an all around awesome recording. The Lost Sailor> St. of Circumstance is the
best recording I have. Althea, Alabama Getaway, Promised Land, Shakedown, Other One, Wharf
Rat…awesome show. I highly recommend this show!
REVIEW: I also love this show
I was at this show crazy week. Went to 4 of the 8 shows. Can’t get into the next/last night. Billy Cobham
also plays on The Other One. I saw it first hand. Loved this run. The 1st set is great.
REVIEW: One of the finest of the 1980s.
Everything about this night is good: Jim Wise’s excellent audience recording, the song selection, and the
energy level are all well, well above an average night. For me, though, the part that put is completely
into the Otherworldly category is Drums > Space > the Other One. Billy Cobham does indeed join the
drummers in the center of The Beast for this night, and the results are… well, honestly, the English
language falls short in its ability to describe how good this is. It’s my favorite Other One ever. There is
video of the Truckin > Drums > Space > Other One sequence from this night that was part of a
Showtime special called “An Evening With The Grateful Dead.” I have a copy of it on a very worn-out
VHS tape. Why it wasn’t released as part of the Dead Ahead DVD release’s bonus footage, I have no
idea. Somebody out there must have a better copy of it than me. It is exquisite to behold…. Jerry is
smiling, happy, and so into The Other One that he’s walking in place in rhythm to the music. To see him
so animated and into it is very special. Somebody release the video footage! Until then, get this audience
recording and check out The Other One. This show flat-out rocks, people.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Nov. 1st, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Nov. 2nd, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
D.Coy Ducks Bar & Music, Fri., Nov. 3rd, 10:00 p.m.
5410 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-5888
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Nov. 5th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Ober Rivers and His D.U.I.s:
Englewood’s on Dearborn, Tues., Oct. 31st, 7:00 p.m.
362 West Dearborn St., Englewood, 475-7501
Ship Of Fools:
5 O’Clock Club, Fri., Nov. 3rd, 9:30 p.m.
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota, 366-5555
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Oct. 31st, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 1st, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 2nd, Victor Wainright & The Train With The Roomful Of Horns, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 3rd, Ari And The Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov 4th, Jeff Jensen Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 5th, 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., Oct. 30th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Oct. 31st, Rick Miller
Wed., Nov. 1st, Bitter Kreek
Thurs., Nov. 2nd, The Joneses?????
Fri., Nov. 3rd Florida Mountain Boys?????
Sat., Nov. 4th, ?????
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., October 30th, 2PM.
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
November’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Nov. 27th, “Love & Peace Hootenanny, with no open mic.
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: