Grateful Dead & Branford Marsalis – Oakland (12/31/90)

Branford Marsalis
Bruce Hornsby
Grateful Dead
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, CA

Download FLAC: Google Drive

Brandford Marsalis Opener

1. Bill Graham Intro
2. Unknown Song
3. Kevin’s Country
4. White Wheeled Limousine

Track 3 with Bruce Hornsby, Track 4 w/ Hornsby and Rob Wasserman. 2nd Opening act for the Dead that evening (1st was Rebirth Brass Band)

Grateful Dead

Set 1:
d1t01 – Radio Intro/Tuning
d1t02 – Hell in a Bucket
d1t03 – Jack-a-Roe
d1t04 – Wang Dang Doodle
d1t05 – Row Jimmy
d1t06 – Mexicali Blues >
d1t07 – Big River
d1t08 – Bird Song *
d1t09 – Promised Land *
d1t10 – 1st set Recap
d1t11 – John Barlow on Brent Mydland’s death
d1t12 – Ken Nordine’s Flibberdy Jib
Set 2:
d2t01 – Countdown to Midnight >
d2t02 – Not Fade Away > *
d2t03 – Eyes of the World > *
d2t04 – Dark Star > *
d2t05 – Drums > **
d3t01 – Space > *
d3t02 – The Other One > *
d3t03 – Wharf Rat > *
d3t04 – Not Fade Away (reprise) *
d3t05 – The Weight *
d3t06 – 2nd Set Recap
d3t07 – Johnny B. Goode *
d3t08 – Radio Credits

* With Branford Marsalis on Tenor & Soprano Sax
** With Hamza El Din on Percussion

This is a tagged version of shnid: 90102

Pre-FM > DAT > CD > EAC > CD > EAC > FLAC

Both EAC steps were done twice with correct setting to ensure accurate rips. Final EAC and FLAC conversion done by Bob Abrams, 2/21/08.

– Thanks to David Gans and David Bucholtz for providing the audio CDs.
– A **GEMS Production** February 2008
– Originally Seeded at Lossless Legs

9 thoughts on “Grateful Dead & Branford Marsalis – Oakland (12/31/90)

  1. Hi! I’ve been looking for this show of Branford’s NYE Opener for the Dead, 1990 – are you still up and running? 🙂

  2. I am still up and running. A whole bunch of my shows were deleted when Megaupload went down. I’m slowly reuploading them and I’ll add this show to my list. It will likely be a few weeks before I’m able to get to it though so please be patient.

  3. I haven’t listened to this since the magnificent puddle in my hand reached my brain on 12-31-90. Thank you for sharing this gem.

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  5. Comments from deleted reposts:

    Pig Street! says:
    November 17, 2015 at 3:08 am Edit

    Thanks for:
    Branford Marsalis
    1. Bill Graham Intro
    2. Unknown Song
    3. Kevin’s Country
    4. White Wheeled Limousine
    Great post as usual 🙂 Nice to have these tracks.A welcomed addition to a wonderful NYE show!

    Mat Brewster says:
    November 17, 2015 at 7:06 am Edit

    You are welcome. I’d posted both the Branford and GD shows before but separately and with some distance between them. Thought it would be fun to put them together.

    zowie says:
    November 18, 2015 at 2:04 am Edit

    One of the better new year’s shows,Branford added so much!
    aikowolf says:
    November 19, 2015 at 12:36 am Edit

    very nice to see the Cafe still up & running so nicely – so busy with other projects in my life these days that the boot sharing in my case has fallen by the wayside – carry on though Mat!

    Mat Brewster says:
    November 19, 2015 at 1:09 am Edit

    Thanks. That’s the thing about the old Midnight Cafe, you go off, get busy and stay away for awhile – meanwhile we’re still here preparing great music for you to listen to on your return 😉

    Kid Charlemagne says:
    December 31, 2018 at 5:49 pm Edit

    my 1st and only NYE show…

    much mahalo…

    nikos says:
    July 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm Edit

    The GD had long been in decline by this time (IMO of course), but this is way above par, what with the great, great Branford Marsalis in for the entire second set and more, and a Dark Star in the set list.
    The missing tracks from flac file 2 are Row Jimmy, Big River, Bird Song.
    Mat Brewster says:
    July 27, 2013 at 9:40 am Edit

    Thanks. I will get those missing songs up sometime. I just keep forgetting to do it now that I’m on hiatus.

    Also yes, this is a very wonderful performance.
    Mat Brewster says:
    July 28, 2013 at 9:22 am Edit

    link fixed

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    Thrak says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm Edit

    I have listened to this show many times over the years. I recorded this show when it was broadcast nation wide. Even the DJ chatter was above par. The cassettes are still in my collection. Branford fit in well with the Dead.

    Mat Brewster says:
    January 13, 2019 at 12:04 pm Edit

    It is a really good one. Branford just elevates everybody to a higher level.

    Kid Charlemagne says:
    October 19, 2012 at 8:59 am Edit

    thank you so much for this. I was at this show. this is the first time for me to listen to a recording of this set. almost 22 years later.

    much mahalo…

  6. my first and only NYE show. I caught all four shows of that run. it would be Uncle Bobo’s last NYE. would luv to hear the rest of the run.
    much mahalo…

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