The latest installment in the Grateful Dead‘s All The Years Live archive video series is available now on the band’s YouTube page. This entry highlights the Dead’s performance of “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo” at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. on July 12th, 1989.

This show came as the first of a two-night run at RFK, which was released in full back in 2017. These concerts saw the Dead face off against the elements as they played through pouring rain and as stifling humidity. Like the consummate pros they are, the weather flows right off the Grateful Dead’s back as they offer this spirited performance of the Wake of the Flood classic, pushing it to the nine-minute mark with inspiring improvisation toward the end.

Grateful Dead archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,

Usually a show-opener in its last 20 years in the setlist, this version from RFK 1989 was played as the third song of the first set, always fun to see the Dead mix things up from the usual setlist format.

Watch the Grateful Dead perform “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo” at RFK in 1989.

Grateful Dead – “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo” – RFK Stadium – 7/12/89

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Previous installments of the Dead’s ongoing All The Years Live series have included:

“Wang Dang Doodle” from 5/11/91 at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

“Dark Star” from 10/18/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Ripple” from 10/31/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“Dear Mr. Fantasy” > “Hey Jude” from 7/2/89 at Sullivan Stadium

“Scarlet Begonias” from 10/19/20 at Winterland Ballroom

“Bertha” from 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium

“China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” from 10/2/87 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“Playing In The Band” from 6/9/1991 at Buckeye Lake

“Sugar Magnolia” > “Scarlet Begonias” from 7/16/1990 at Rich Stadium

“Standing On The Moon” from 7/7/89 at JFK Stadium

“Truckin'” from 6/13/93 at Rich Stadium

“Fire On The Mountain” from 10/31/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“Mississippi Half-Step” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“The Wheel” > “All Along The Watchtower” from 6/11/93 at Buckeye Lake

“Wharf Rat” from 7/6/90 at Cardinal Stadium

“Uncle John’s Band” from 10/19/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Ship of Fools” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“West L.A. Fadeaway” from 7/26/87 at Rich Stadium

“Brown Eyed Women” from 7/1/92 at Buckeye Lake

“When Push Comes To Shove” from 7/24/87 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

“Touch of Grey” from 6/16/90 at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

“Casey Jones” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“Uncle John’s Band” from 6/25/93 at JFK Stadium

“Cumberland Blues” from 7/17/89 at Alpine Valley

“Cassidy” from 6/13/93 from Rich Stadium

“Cold Rain & Snow” from 6/14/91 at RFK Stadium

“Eyes of the World” from 6/11/93 at Buckeye Lake

“Black Peter” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“Sugaree” from 10/18/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Foolish Heart” from 6/11/93 at Buckeye Lake

“Uncle John’s Band” from 7/17/89 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre

“Let It Grow” from 6/9/91 at Buckeye Lake

Opening Sequence and “U.S. Blues” from The Grateful Dead Movie

Truckin'” from 10/30/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“Bird Song” from 6/26/93 at RFK Stadium

“Samson And Delilah” from 12/31/78 at Winterland Ballroom

“They Love Each Other” from 12/27/83 at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium

“High Time” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“Truckin’” from 10/19/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Feel Like A Stranger” from June 26th, 1993 at RFK Stadium

“Cold Rain And Snow” from 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium

“Let It Grow” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“St. Stephen” from New Year’s Eve 1978 at Winterland Ballroom

“Throwing Stones” from New Year’s Eve 1987 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

“Stagger Lee” from 7/1/92 at Buckeye Lake

“Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower” from 6/14/91 at JFK Stadium

“Weather Report Suite from 10/18/74 at Winterland Ballroom

“Bird Song” From at New Year’s Eve 1987 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

“Way To Go Home” From 6/13/93 at Rich Stadium

“Black-Throated Wind” from 6/14/91 at RFK Stadium

“Heaven Help The Fool” from 10/30/80 at Radio City Music Hall

“China Cat Sunflower” / “I Know You Rider” from 10/17/74 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Let It Grow” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“Loose Lucy” from 6/17/91 at Giants Stadium

“Big Boss Man” from 6/16/90 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

“New Speedway Boogie” from 6/17/91 at Giants Stadium

“Terrapin Station” from 7/26/87 at Anaheim Stadium

“Not Fade Away” from New Year’s Eve 1978 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Cassidy” from 6/17/91 at Giants Stadium

“Stagger Lee” from 7/4/91 at Rich Stadium

“Lazy River Road” from 6/26/93 at RFK Stadium

“Bird Song” from 7/1/92 at Buckeye Lake

“Shakedown Street” from 6/22/91 at Soldier Field

“My Brother Esau” from 7/24/87 at Oakland, CA’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Blow Away” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium

“Touch of Grey” from 7/4/89 at Rich Stadium

“China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” from 7/6/90 at Cardinal Stadium

“Estimated Prophet” from 7/8/90 at Three Rivers Stadium

“Reuben & Cherise” from 6/6/90 at Buckeye Lake

“Morning Dew” from 10/18/74 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Sugar Magnolia”/”Scarlet Begonias”/”Fire On The Mountain” from 12/31/78 at the Winterland Ballroom

“Wang Dang Doodle” from 6/14/91 at RFK Stadium

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