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Grateful Dead July 31, 1971

Yale Bowl, Yale University New Haven, CT | Listen on archive

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7
Sugaree
1st time played.
5
Playin' In The Band
A cool early version
10
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
A great vesion from ’71 with a unique Darkness Darkness transition jam after the “We bid you Goodnight” coda. Very deep, spiritual interplay.
9
Darkness Jam
Starting at the 7:55 minute mark of GDTR, again very short, but a beautiful Darkness Jam. On RT Vol. 1 No. 3, give it a listen.
22
Hard to Handle
Played a week before the 8/6/71 version, but super hot also. Both versions are a part of Road Trips Vol1-3.
5
Mister Charlie
Ignore the audiophobes and get into it. Pig and Jerry both totally on. The band is exploding with energy. Overlooked show, and Dave knew it.
7
Big Railroad Blues
Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 3
9
Me and Bobby McGee
Some truly lovely whole band interplay.
10
Bird Song
DS>Birdsong
4
Bertha
Revs up the rowdy crowd, tight and powerful 2nd set opener in a brilliant show. The AUD is a bit rough in places, but gives it great atmosphere. Hot.
9
Feelin' Groovy Jam
Great Jam in this spectacular DS. The DS maybe a touch underrated.
7
Uncle John's Band
Just a clean tight version.
7
Casey Jones
another wonderful rocking fast paced energetic version, full on heady performance
5
Deal
Swings and rocks. Seat-of-the-pants soloing and soulful feisty vocal.
7
Sing Me Back Home
I love Jerry's singing throughout this fine show.
3
Loser
Garcia crushes the guitar break and everything else.
3
Johnny B. Goode
Rip roaring out of Uncle John's Band and after a high octane 2nd set, how else to finish?
1
Truckin'
Great show-opening Truckin' into the first Sugaree!
1
El Paso
Personal favorite
2
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Listened to this on a big PA outside over the summer and it's so alive, athletic, and filled with beautiful instrumental cross-talk. Improv!
1
Big Boss Man
Pigpen wailing great as ever, and Jerry kills it this day!