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Grateful Dead April 14, 1971

Davis Gym, Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA | Listen on archive

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7
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
The circulating source has some static in it but the China->Rider is nice.
2
Bird Song
Early version of the song, but definitely finding its way nicely, a great mellow version that is jammed 10+ min.
1
Bertha
Nailed it. Part of the great April run that coalesces the '71 sound. Killing 1st set with manageable mix and saturation issues.
4
Sing Me Back Home
Saddle up heads, this is one of the nicest ones I know. Pre-Donna Jean, but the boys cover it with driving intensity and its nicely mixed for the era.
3
Wharf Rat
Stretches further out than earlier ones, like the Birdsong before they seemed to find WR's deeper groove and go furthur with it. Result? Beeyootiful.
5
Hard to Handle
Another raging inferno. Benefits enormously from a great mix where everyone's audible and you hear Bobby's part. Hot stuff.
2
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Bucknell University
1
I Second That Emotion
Nice version of the rare tune only played in April of 1971
4
The Other One
Take the trip and see....
1
Casey Jones
It sounds like Jerry wants to kill the song 3 times, but Bob pushes for more.
1
Me and My Uncle
Solid early version.
1
Playin' In The Band
Short one, only 4:37, but what's there is crisp and well-played.
1
Next Time You See Me
Pig sounding great on a shortie. Jerry playing some sharp guitar. Great version.
1
Me and Bobby McGee
Very well sung. Bob is feeling it.
1
Deal
Not the beastit would become, but a good early version.
1
Truckin'
If you dig those 1971 stand-alone Truckin's - you will like this.
1
Sugar Magnolia
At the 3:53 mark, Jerry decides it's time to tear this mother down.
1
Drums
High energy Drumz leading into The Other One.
1
Not Fade Away
Solid '71 version.
2
Johnny B. Goode
This is what we call a barn-burner. They tear the whole damn house down.