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Grateful Dead Oct. 2, 1977
Paramount Theatre Portland, OR | Listen on archive
the return this is a ripper
5Samson and Delilah
Hands down one of my favorite shows...this is one reason
Sick version, sick show
11Dupree's Diamond Blues
A strong version of a song that hadn't been played in years.
29Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
best kept secret of '77! groove is in the pocket, vocals are good, minimal flubs
15Let It Grow
The most "Spanish-flavored" of LIG's, evokes old southwest almost Mariachi vibe. Brilliant Garcia changes-Rise&Fall!
4Brown Eyed Women
Perfection firing on all cylinders: Tight band, muscular beats, beautiful vocals (Donna's on!) and that applied greatness that is the '77 Dead.
Bursting energy ending the 1st set in blazing glory. The shout chorus is outrageously hot. Has to be one of Donna's best nights ever.
How is this one not on here?? You think it can't get any better after the epicness of Truckin'>TOO>Wharf Rat, but then BAM they hit you with this
It's so apt that The Wheel would roll into Truckin' that the outro is short but the rest is very nice.
Garcia nails the solo
5Playin' In The Band
I love 77 Playin's. This a cool meandering one...not tiger.
1The Other One
Some spacy exploration before settling back into a thundering roll. Don't sleep on this one.
This packs a punch then after the drop major lick-city and nice tension with Phil as they transition into TOO
Great version, great second set.