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Grateful Dead Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial Syracuse, NY | Listen on archive
20Eyes Of The World
Epic tango jam. Always loved this one
10Samson and Delilah
Great god almighty now - this is a mad percussive version that leads into a beautiful open jam. Very unique
22Let It Grow
great tempo and phil in the lead churnin along
11Cold Rain and Snow
a nice, strong opener.
11Comes A Time
Dick's Picks 20 version
10Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Always been one of my favorites. I like the first set closer spot. Amazing Let it grow right before it, too.
Nice DP 20 here. The Playin' opener isn't quite epic, but this wheel is! Jerry starts with a cool little riff that just gets this perfect wheel goin
Great version from Dick's Picks 20.
6Playin' In The Band
Second set jam is smoking hot
tightly focused gunslinging version!
Hot show and a super hot Jed
I really like this one. Cool tempo and nice vocals
4New Minglewood Blues
This one and the 07.18.76 versions are both so goddamned good. Jerry is a tsunami behind snarlin' Bobby. So gritty, so good.
3Dancin' in the Streets
How on earth is this not up yet? It really kicks off the Fall '76 retooling of Dancin' with style. Brilliant, tight, and part of an enormous 2nd set.
1Johnny B. Goode
I think they encored JBG whenever they knew they'd absolutely nailed it. It's like comedians telling "The Aristocrats". Musicians can just tell....