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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, September 7th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, September 6, 2020

“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”

WSLR is slowly coming back with a very sparse number of live studio programmers, albeit with very specific instructions as to how to protect both ourselves and our fellow WSLR volunteers.

Jerry Garcia Band
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
September 6, 1989
AKG 414s > DAT
, Transferred by Stucco
Audio Mastering by Jason Chastain and Jamie Waddell

One of the hard-and-fast rules of “Yesterday’s Dead Today” is that I never knowingly broadcast
commercially-released material. Several weeks ago, the dates of the JGB Band and Weir/Wasserman at the
Nassau Coliseum were the featured releases, hitting the streets as “The Long Island Sound” back in 2013. Since
I am not above broadcasting recordings of FMs, or audiences, the dates rang a bell, so I checked, and I happen to
have very admirable audience recordings of 8/6/89

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  2. Stop That Train
  3. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
  4. Mississippi Moon
  5. I Second That Emotion
  6. And It Stoned Me
  7. Deal

Disc 2 – Set 2:

  1. The Harder They Come
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. I Shall Be Released
  4. Let It Rock
  5. Evangeline
  6. That Lucky Old Sun
  7. Tangled Up In Blue

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Jaclyn LaBranch – backing vocals
Gloria Jones – backing vocals

beginning of How Sweet It Is, end of Deal, and beginning of That Lucky Old Sun patched with 142515

And, as time allows in the last half hour:
Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
September 6, 1989
FOB Aud > Sennheiser Audio 2000 Mic setup > CM W/ Dolby C

Taper: John Bulger
Digital Conversion/shn’ed by Charlie Connor 5/29/2004
Thanks to Rob R. for his first gen audio cassettes.

  1. Walking Blues
  2. City Girls >
  3. Fever
  4. Black Bird >
  5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  6. Shade of Grey >
  7. The Winners >
  8. Easy To Slip >
  9. Bass Solo >
  10. Heaven Help The Fool.

Bob Weir – guitar, vocals
Rob Wasserman – bass

Opened for JGB

Note: If you enjoy these audience tapes, “The Long Island Sound” is a six-CD live album by the Jerry Garcia
Band and by Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman. It was recorded on September 5 and 6, 1989, at the Hartford Civic
Center in Hartford, Connecticut and the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. It was released by ATO
Records on December 17, 2013.