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Grateful Dead Feb. 21, 1971

Capitol Theater Port Chester, NY | Listen on archive

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16
Ripple
just about exactly perfect
4
Playin' In The Band
Want to be present at its birth? The infant Bacchus emerges. I love this song. This is the 1st time they nail it.
10
Wharf Rat
Not the best show, but the best Rat of this run. 4th ever, but the first one to stretch out and become its full self.
9
Cold Rain and Snow
Hot psychedelic cowboy grateful dead
4
Me and My Uncle
Super chilled out version and Jerrys solo is on point
11
Sugar Magnolia
Hope you like Jerrys wah because this ones got a ton of it!
6
Good Lovin'
WOW They nailed this one! Pigpens "rap" is just perfect
9
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Crackling with energy. Tight as a single drummer.
7
Bertha
Warp speed, precise, slightly unhinged, and driving into the greenish-blue evening.
7
Bird Song
An intimate very early Bird Song - Quartet-styled, which serves this song really well. Also: you can hear the thinking, especially between guitars.
7
Cumberland Blues
smokin' rendition
5
Easy Wind
Major screw-up of the lyrics here, Pig tries to make up for it and then Jerry just steals the show. I can dig.
3
Next Time You See Me
Excellent harmonica solo from Pig.
3
Johnny B. Goode
They attack this one with a rare level of energy and precision. Nice showcase for Pig on Organ too.
4
Greatest Story Ever Told
Grooviest Story Ever Told
4
Me and Bobby McGee
Great vocals by Bobby
5
Loser
Always love an early Loser, fourth time played
3
Uncle John's Band
Oh so sweet! What a way to cap the night
2
Beat it on Down The Line
Garage band-Country-rock twang ridiculousness! Into a powerful Wharf Rat.........
1
Casey Jones
Pretty good climax on this one, which is the key to the song IMO. All-around solid version, surprised it's not on here yet.