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Grateful Dead May 19, 1966
Avalon Ballroom San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
5Viola Lee Blues
Early version just keeps building and building, the jam at the end is amazing!!!
7Cream Puff War
Absolutely rockin version. Shame this did not last longer in the dead playlist.
3New Minglewood Blues
Insane early version. Weir goes off on the vocals, and there is some energetic old time Dead jamming.
3Silver Threads and Golden Needles
fast fast fast as opposed to the slow ballad it was acoustic
2I Know You Rider
awesome early version with alternate lyrics
7It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Love these early versions wonderful look at historic Grateful Dead.
Fantastic early version of the blues rock classic.
2Cold Rain and Snow
Another heady early version, would have fit right on the nuggets compilation of 1960s garage bands. Really interesting and historical recording
4You Don't Have To Ask
wonderful garage band sound
1Beat it on Down The Line
Beginning clipped. Hot vocals and playing. Nice early version.
2Hurts Me Too
The primal and bluesy Dead we all love.
3Sitting on Top of the World
Short, sweet, but THUMPING