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Grateful Dead Aug. 26, 1971

Gaelic Park New York, NY | Listen on archive

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5
Uncle John's Band
Perfect example of what this song could be...an American classic
7
Empty Pages
Fantastic!
7
Bertha
As sweet and solid as they come: Opens a wonderful summer outdoor show in NYC. Surprised it isn't here yet.
2
Sugaree
Still brand new (7th ever) and it's got a lot of pump to it. This whole show is a forgotten treasure. C. Miller cleanup much improves the others.
1
Big Railroad Blues
As good an introduction to '71 as you'll ever hear. Someone else help me here or I'm going to list every song in this show!
6
Hard to Handle
Last one with Pig: A blasting sexy swagger with slow rising force like the Palladium one up top here. Listen past the tape problems and slow start.
3
Good Lovin'
Doesn't go into a cool rap, like some '71s, but pretty f-in tight jam and a great mix, with everyone sounding great.
2
Truckin'
A+ goddamned good, keeps me bobbing and weaving. Hard throbbing, and into a killer TOO, too.
3
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
When the going gets weird, Weir sings the headlight part.
2
Mister Charlie
Rip snortin' version!
1
Playin' In The Band
At risk of putting all '71 up here. Tell me to stop if too much! I just love the twangy country versions, knowing the evolution in store for it.
2
Sugar Magnolia
Totally nuts. The jam is supernova material.
3
The Other One
They jam the shit out of this.
3
Not Fade Away
Coming out of a nice St. Stephen
1
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Builds nicely and the ending jam has a certain swagger to it.
4
Johnny B. Goode
Singing, JAMMING & Screaming just how this is supposed to be played - Balls Out!
4
St. Stephen
Everyone's on the ride - nice '71 version
1
Casey Jones
another wonderful 1971 Casey Jones,
2
Loser
gorgeous Jerry just knocks tis one out of the park
3
Cumberland Blues
Nice and rocking psychedelic country
2
Big Boss Man
Pig Boss Man
2
Deal
Crunchy, cranky, crackity goodness.
2
Me and Bobby McGee
This is a supertight locomotive take - so very,very worth hearing. Everyone connects here.