Grateful Dead Performs ‘Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo’ In 1990: Pro-Shot Video
The Grateful Dead‘s version of “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” from one of keyboardist Brent Mydland’s final shows before his tragic death is this week’s All The Years Live video. “Mississippi Half-Step” was recorded at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York on July 16, 1990.
“‘Mississippi Half-Step’ debuted at the first Grateful Dead show after Pigpen’s last final show with the band, when the Dead played 7/16/72 in Hartford, CT, 18 years to the day before this performance in Buffalo,” GD archivist David Lemieux wrote in a note accompanying the video. “It was a common part of the setlist throughout the next 23 years, with the exception of 1983-1984, played a total of 234 times.”
The Grateful Dead’s lineup at the time featured guitarists Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, Mydland on keys and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Brent passed away just 10 days later at age 37.
Watch “Mississippi Half-Step” from July 16, 1990 below: