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Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica, CA



July 22, 1979

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Set List

Set 1

  1. Welcome To The Basement
  2. Fast Tone
  3. Nessa
  4. That's What Love Will Make You Do
  5. Dear Prudence

  • Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals

  • Gaylord Birch

  • John Kahn

  • Merl Saunders

  • Ron Stallings
    saxophone, vocals

  • Ed Neumeister

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Kim Candler | Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Took my Mom and Dad to the Santa Monica Civic. They’re first Jerry Garcia experience. Awesome show parents impressed. Ringo Starr was a couple rows in front of us at this show looked like he was enjoying as well.

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Ray Augustine | Saturday, June 20th, 2015

I taped this and so did Ron Elner separately and I think we’re the only one’s who got the whole thing! Yet so far embarrassingly to say, I’ve been sadly unable and to get mine digitized. I hate to have to ask but if anyone can assist me in that regard I’d sure like to share this show with the world because it was truly outstanding from most Garcia shows I’ve seen. I’d be happy to submit a song list but I don’t know all the names of the tunes by Merl and/or by any of the rest of them or that might be standards, if they’re not original sided trying to find them in my office But roughly some of them although the order may be in accurate since my masters are in storage. “I’ll take a Melody” and “Dear Prudence”, as well as a Merl tune I don’t know the name of yet if I dal call “Get up and Dance” If anyone knows he correct name please let me know? There also is a cover of a pop tune by some one hit wonder white guy that stayed popular on black top forty or s I call them disco stations and so-called “smooth” jazz stations of which this was the first performance of the tune I I heard of the tune was is sung by the sax player Ron Stallings that slips my mind right now but again I should be able to track that down since it got so much airplay because my tapes are in storage even though I’ve got a youtube video of the original dude singing it just because I wanted know who did that tune but again my computers are broken in storage although the data is salvageable (Right now I’m using a public machine). The words are similar to the tune “What I would not do for Love” but not exactly? I’ll try to look into it!

Thanks a lot,
Ray Augustine
San Diego