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Grateful Dead July 31, 1971

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

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6
Sugaree
1st time played.
3
Playin' In The Band
A cool early version
9
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.
8
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.
19
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.
4
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.
6
Big Railroad Blues
Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 3
8
Me and Bobby McGee
Some truly lovely whole band interplay.
9
Bird Song
DS>Birdsong
3
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.
8
Feelin' Groovy Jam
Great Jam in this spectacular DS. The DS maybe a touch underrated.
6
Uncle John's Band
Just a clean tight version.
7
Casey Jones
another wonderful rocking fast paced energetic version, full on heady performance
4
Deal
Swings and rocks. Seat-of-the-pants soloing and soulful feisty vocal.
6
Sing Me Back Home
I love Jerry's singing throughout this fine show.
2
Loser
Garcia crushes the guitar break and everything else.
2
Johnny B. Goode
Rip roaring out of Uncle John's Band and after a high octane 2nd set, how else to finish?