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Grateful Dead June 4, 1970
Fillmore West San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
10It's A Man's World
It moves, from start to finish, without letting up and the jamming is inspired. At one point Pigpen shouts, "suck your cock, man says that too".
5New Minglewood Blues
Direct and straight to the point. Was surprised that Bob was able to sing another note that night.
Relaxed mellow version with some interesting jams sprinkled in
4It's All Over Now Baby Blue
The benediction at the end of this night's religious experience.
Bob joined the end of the NRPS set, so this gets the full Jerry pedal steel treatment
4Wake Up Little Susie
With David Nelson and John Dawson
perfect Pig vocal, big Phil bass, blistering Garcia guitar.
3Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Another gret early take on this traditional by the boys.
4Deep Elem Blues
Pure goodness. Warm AUD, intimate sound. This is the gold.
Intimate expression of this song's first, acoustic, right off the LP era. A bit slower, but great vocals and 3-part harmonies.
4Friend of the Devil
Hard to figure that this isn't here already: sweet acoustic intimacy and a clear '70 AUD that does it for me.
6Attics of My Life
For a song notoriously difficult to sing, this one comes of beautifully. June 6th is better, but good to hear them in sequence as the worked on it.
5Not Fade Away
Spectacular thrashing jam. Jerry has an agressive metal sound that I like to call the "Dangerous Dead" from the era.
Sweet acoustic version
1Me and My Uncle
Solid slower version
1Monkey and the Engineer
Happy sing-along start to Thursday night mellowness at the Winterland.