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 “Row Jimmy” from Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA on July 8th, 1990.
This telling of the Wake of the Flood classic came in the midst of a serene first set. The full concert would later be released on DVD as View from the Vault, Volume One in 2000, and with good reason as the entire show finds the Dead in fine form. With the whole band in sync, the improvisation flows effortlessly between Jerry Garcia and Brent Mydland and provides an idyllic soundtrack to a fine summer day.
Grateful Dead archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,
When the Pittsburgh show from 7/8/90 was selected for release as the first View From The Vault, the excellent first set had a couple of major highlights from 1973’s Wake Of The Flood: the set-closing Let It Grow, and this Row Jimmy from earlier in the set (to round out the Wake trio, they’d also play Eyes Of The World in the second set). Asked in an interview what was his favourite song to play with the Grateful Dead, Jerry replied Row Jimmy.
Watch the Grateful Dead perform “Row Jimmy” at Three Rivers Stadium on July 8th, 1990.
Grateful Dead – “Row Jimmy” – Pittsburgh, PA – 7/8/90
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Previous installments of the Dead’s ongoing All The Years Live series have included: