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Grateful Dead Dec. 15, 1971

Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor, MI | Listen on archive

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13
Dark Star
20 minutes long with extra spacey jam
6
Run Run Rudolph
Happy Holidays!
3
Mister Charlie
Pigpen at his best with the band at its grit-in-the-gears crunchiest. They were on this night and this one is just full of butt.
2
Cumberland Blues
Joyful chaos: A brilliant splatter. Bobby's voice never sounded so good to me as it did in '71.
2
Playin' In The Band
Just listened to it 4x in a row, something I never do. The whole intense Playin' universe packed into under 7min. Could be my favourite '71.
11
Turn On Your Love Light
Lovelight > King Bee > Mannish Boy > Lovelight
3
Jack Straw
Part of a first set that just kicks with horsepower from the 1st note. Purposeful, driving and strong. Hot stuff.
3
Brokedown Palace
Passionate, sparkling harmonies. Beeyooteeful vocals. Beeyooteeful playing.
2
Me and Bobby McGee
A bit faster and carried along with a strong backbeat from Mr. K. makes this one special. Perfect ensemble singing arrangement too.
3
Big Railroad Blues
December '71, a hint of what a monster of a band they'd become in 1972.
3
You Win Again
Sweeeetness
3
Mexicali Blues
Awesome stuff
4
Bertha
Rock and swing right here - love this combo great Weir work, Jer on point, Snakey Phil and Keith's awake with Billy driving the kit.
3
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
KGs new here but just listen to he n Billy team up n lead the charge..
1
Brown Eyed Women
Sounds like whiskey tastes