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Grateful Dead March 12, 1966
Danish Center Los Angeles, CA | Listen on archive
A standout version from a great show.
5Hey Little One
Rare Cuts and Oddities version.
4Viola Lee Blues
Acid test, date is possibly wrong according to some people. The performance is a butt kicker.
Really bluesy, love the Guild Starfire sound Jer had here. Flows into a groovy early Caution.
Pigpen drives hard here, harmonica all the way. Early fireball, only giving us a glimpse of what Caution would turn into in only a year!
3Beat it on Down The Line
This could have been the debute of this song. A very young Bobby is kind of yelling it. It's interesting to hear how these early covers evolved.
2I Know You Rider
Still in its infancy, but listen to Jerry swarming all over it like ten thousand honey bees. Lightning fast, almost a "let's do this for 50 years".