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Grateful Dead Feb. 18, 1971

Capitol Theater Port Chester, NY | Listen on archive

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113
Dark Star
Notable for so-called Beautiful Jam out of Wharf Rat and back into Dark Star...MUST LISTEN
44
Wharf Rat
First version ever nicely sandwiched between the epic DS, Jerry really belts it out.
5
Truckin'
"It's not drivin' that train but it's almost as good" - Bob Weir
11
Me and My Uncle
Dark Star->Wharf Rat->Dark Star->Me And My Uncle
5
Hard to Handle
Pigpen's voice is deep, SC-soaked and clear. The jam is ballsy and pushing out against the seams.
6
Hurts Me Too
Dripping with deep-soul. Pigpen's voice at its best. Sounds like honey.
6
Loser
First Loser ever and the last Mickey show before his break. Brilliant version, hot energetic vocals and that good '71 sound.
3
Greatest Story Ever Told
Primordial version, first time played, introduced as "Mickey wants to call this one 'The Pump Man' for reasons of his own." Raw and unlike any other.
4
Playin' In The Band
First performance ever and it's slower, but beautiful and raw. Bobby sings like a country warbler typical of the '71s. Historically interesting.
4
Candyman
Beautiful harmonies and country soul. Brilliant and historically important show.
4
Uncle John's Band
Energetic encore. Rolling drums and tight energy ending a brilliant show like they were ready for another set.
6
Sugar Magnolia
Jerry goes crazy on the WAH pedal awesome version
3
Me and Bobby McGee
Maybe I'm the only Head out there who digs this song, but damn if this isn't a beauty. Tight harmonies and a good-times feeling.
3
Big Boss Man
This is a great version and a very solid show in general.
3
Johnny B. Goode
Good version in a great concert
4
Not Fade Away
High energy - In the let's blow the roof off style of this year.