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Grateful Dead April 17, 1971

Dillon Gym Princeton, NJ | Listen on archive

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37
Good Lovin'
Funky. Oh yeah.
4
Sing Me Back Home
These versions from '71 are just SOOO GOOOOD!
6
Turn On Your Love Light
Pig continues his quest to get everyone on the planet laid, goes 2 for 2 in the Grateful Dead Dating Game.
3
Big Boss Man
Great harp work from Pigpen, who's voice was still strong and full of blues: Great crunchy jamming from the band.
4
Bird Song
A strangly deconstructed early version (7th time ever), very loose in the joints. But it rolls along with great lopsided beauty. Interesting.
9
King Bee
Pigpen tears it up, great early 70's version
5
Casey Jones
Jerry really drives that train back then.
2
Truckin'
Openers this good let you know exactly how amazing the show will be. 17.04 isn't just the best Good Lovin' of all time but an all round killer show.
3
Hard to Handle
Cruising along with 3rd° swagger when it suddently hits high gear and <BOOM!>, you become the Pig, and it feels good.
5
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Subtle and musical, slithers its way into an epic Lovelight. Nicely different from others of the era, no NFA sandwich.
2
Sugar Magnolia
Top shelf version from a classic show truly shocked it was not here already with tons of votes.
4
Bertha
How can this one not be on here? This is what early Bertha should sound like! Check out Billy K...
4
Loser
When it was new with 71 style.
2
Deal
Another concise loping good time rocker with Jerry singing beautifuly.