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Grateful Dead Nov. 19, 1972

Hofheinz Pavilion Houston, TX | Listen on archive

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7
Black Throated Wind
jer's "lil extra" b4 St Louis lyric makes this one....
12
Bird Song
Perfection.
9
Tomorrow Is Forever
Not greatly sung but well played and a rarity to boot.
1
Jack Straw
A hot version in Texas!
11
Box of Rain
A really nice tight version from 1972. A bit different with Keith and Donna vs the 80s/90s versions.
3
Stella Blue
A pretty, early version from a great show.
13
Dark Star
Lesh takes the reigns about half way through and from then on, this one is pure magic. Very uplifting jam to close, then buttery segue into WRS
2
Sugar Magnolia
Wooo hooooo. Jerry snarls on this one.
2
Weather Report Suite
The Prelude only, but really it's a thematic and 2nd meltdown to the mind-blowing Dark Star. Under certain circumstances this one could be dangerous.
11
Playin' In The Band
Another fine Playin' from a great stretch of Playins'
4
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Uncategorizably brilliant transition jam. Sweet sweet Rider. Overshadowed by the immortal PITB that follows. Give a spin, it won't disappoint.
7
Ramble On Rose
Absolutely stunning Jerry vocals, beautifully sung.
1
Promised Land
Great rockin' country dead opener to a hot set two.
3
Big River
A rip-roaring rendition, with Jerry ripping licks, Keith banging keys, and Billy machine-gunning the backbeat.
1
Me and My Uncle
In TX the gang throws some special sauce all over this.
2
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Super chill Rio Grandeo into a blissed out wind down.
1
Around and Around
Band is peaking and sparks are flying.
1
Mexicali Blues
Extra pop and stomp all over this one.
2
Big Railroad Blues
Powerfully locomotive version with lots of fun behind it.
1
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
And the mix goes to Phil!