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Grateful Dead Nov. 15, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK | Listen on archive
8Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
"It is a crime to let a SUCKER keep his money...."
The '72 vintages are so silky smooth and this one is no exception. Jerry's vocals aren't prone to the frog-croaks of later years.This glides on wings.
58Playin' In The Band
Got half an hour to kill? Lose yourself in one of the greatest, mind-blowing, spacious, jamming, jazzy, monster PITB's in history.
Excellent! Nice extended jam at end. Phils sounds like he is playing lead guitar with his bass.
6Not Fade Away
Super worthy NFA>GDTRFB>NFA
Got a story to tell ya ain't in no hurry - so listen up!
Sweet and mellow, well played by the band, and nicely sung by Jerry too.
Powerful set 1, what a beauty and from the first set
Classic '72 Bertha
Another blazing version from a prime Cumberland year. Doesn't quite match 11/17, but is still oh so fine.
Super tight version with a great mix and some nice harmonies.
4Box of Rain
Having held "sing something Phil" banners, I always had a soft spot for BoR. This one is tightly played and powerfuly sung. Good stuff!
1Big Railroad Blues
Turns on a dime from the cerebral extended PiTB jam into a coal-burnin' tight jam with force and power. Hot stuff showing off their limitless range.
2Me and Bobby McGee
Not everyone's favorite song, but I love it. This is an uptempo, airplay-tight, and beautifully sung version. Faster than most.