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Grateful Dead Dec. 8, 1973

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U Durham, NC | Listen on archive

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4
One More Saturday Night
Rocks pretty hard, but what really steals the show is Bobby lettin' loose and tearin' up some vocal cords
14
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Uber TIGHT. Under the radar too, spin this one for sure if you haven't you won't regret it!
17
Weather Report Suite
An excellent version from an underrated show. Amazing, climactic leads!
6
They Love Each Other
Doesnt get any funkier then this
7
Me and Bobby McGee
Sweet and lovely. Jerry's virtuoso fillagree behind Bobby's smooth-as-smoke vocals just slay me here.
6
Brown Eyed Women
Like with all Winter '73s the band is in excellent form. Bobby's slashing chords behind Big Jer just make this one an uptempo gem.
17
Candyman
Keith plays beautifully on this.
6
Black Throated Wind
another solid funky version
6
Uncle John's Band
solid version from '73
17
The Other One
Insane
9
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Fully jammed out vocal version in underrated jam from late '73...probably the peak period for NFBM...
7
Row Jimmy
Slow, sweet molasses.
3
Johnny B. Goode
The soundboard is awful....
9
Take A Step Back
One of the earliest versions of America's favorite fun game: Go Back to Your Seats. Happens before Around & Around.
4
Mexicali Blues
Short but sharp version.
6
Ramble On Rose
A very tight version with great Phil bombs and Jerry solo. This show slips under the radar. Don't miss it.
6
Sugaree
As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there,/ Or a general raises his hand and is given the field-glasses
5
The Race Is On
I really like this tune, and Keith has a nice little part on this one
8
He's Gone
Relaxed version
7
Stella Blue
Wharf Rat>Stella is a special set list treat. Perfect comedown from an Other One
5
Around and Around
Duke University Craziness - after a legendary "clear the fire aisles" speech, the band breaks into a powerfully manic version of this romp. Exciting!
6
Big River
Are you kidding, not even listed yet?! This is the second best version ever, after 1973-07-01
4
Bertha
One of the very best of the era
3
Me and My Uncle
Cracking opener to a cracking show
4
Dire Wolf
Come on in
4
Truckin'
Great version from an amazing tour. They had to play two Jer ballads to get everyone calmed down after the jam.
3
Don't Ease Me In
Hell yeah
3
El Paso
Really gets going during the second half