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Grateful Dead May 19, 1974

Portland Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR | Listen on archive

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54
Truckin'
This version absolutely smokes
23
Black Throated Wind
Bobby throws some excellent chaw on the vocals. My go-to for an underrated song
8
Ship of Fools
So perfect...Keith and Jerry really hit the sweet spot, and Phil, Bobby, and Bill are clicking nicely
30
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
'74 gem...Phil and Billy are feel in' it big-time...superb transition
25
Greatest Story Ever Told
Keiths keyboards make this one
4
Bertha
smmoooooth as butter
11
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Funky with a huge climax, Jerry really rocking out!
6
Beat it on Down The Line
Love Keith's lead in this one
9
Pretty Peggy O
Beautiful.
6
Tennessee Jed
Sick Jamming
18
Mind Left Body Jam
I argue this chunk of music containing the MLB jam after Truckin' is some of the best music the Grateful Dead have ever played. Bar none
8
Weather Report Suite
Bob muffs the words but all's well that ends well...the unique space-jazz jam out of this one is not to be missed. Such a chill Oregon vibe!
5
Not Fade Away
Truckin->MLB Jam->The Hotness
7
Scarlet Begonias
Short succint and distilled to its '74 essence. Plus Donna's sexiest "Ohhhhhhhhh" ever.
13
Wharf Rat
Slightly faster with a steady ostinato bass that works beautifully. No dirge, but a thoughtful tale. I hear waves against a wharf at the end.
6
I Know You Rider
High-energy playin' from the boys. Great Garcia solos and Phil bombs.
5
Loose Lucy
Loose Lucy is my delight.... this version sure is a delight
3
Me and Bobby McGee
Stand-alone Me and Bobby McGee, very mellow.
1
Feelin' Groovy Jam
Already listed as the CC>IKYR, but this jam stands on its own. One of the tightest from start to finish.
3
Promised Land
Kicks off a promised land>Bertha>GSET and the rest is history
4
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Rocking and rolling patriotic beauty.