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Grateful Dead June 22, 1974
Jai-Alai Fronton Miami, FL | Listen on archive
30China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Peaks and flows
If I had to pick one month for great Wharf Rat's, I'd pick June '74...fortunately, I don't have to pick.
7Greatest Story Ever Told
Velvety smooth with Jerry and Keith adding some great accents and fills...bridge solo is very nice!
Unique version, Jer is inspired
Tight version; jam has bounce, pizzaz, and energy spilling all over the place...these '74 Scarlets are a breed all their own!
18Eyes Of The World
Nice melodies from Jerry, hot Phil soloing, then a unique mellow and spacey segue into Wharf Rat
One of the (for me) rare versions of Sugaree that never drags, but keeps building and building with great intensity.
17Playin' In The Band
If you like long jazzy excursions, you get 28 minutes before a gorgeous slow descent back into the theme
4Feelin' Groovy Jam
Beautifully executed, from one of my favorite China > Riders
4Me and My Uncle
Fast, loud and totally awesome
7Ship of Fools
Awesome Ship from a GREAT show and a GReat year.
4Me and Bobby McGee
Absolutely lovely version just damn near perfect, amazing. Everyone is as close to perfect as can be.
Unique bounce to this one...slower than usual for '74, but still neat.
Not sure if it was intentional or a minor stumble, but at the very beginning Billy plays something that sounds like the clicking heels of cowboy boots