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Grateful Dead May 4, 1977
The Palladium New York, NY | Listen on archive
36Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
classic 77' version
13Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Thunderous...one of my favorite recordings because it gives the feeling of being there.
20Comes A Time
After comparing all the 77's, this one is unique and sooo beautiful
15Dancin' in the Streets
While not the definitive version, that would come four days later, this is a rollicking romper full of 19 minutes of Dead Funk.
Just a rippin' solo, listen to the tone Jerry gets on this...an example of why this underrated show needs more attention
21Playin' In The Band
From an overlooked show, this version absolutely kills. Insane jamming by all members, a must listen.
2Ship of Fools
clean as a whistle
12Brown Eyed Women
I had forgotten how much I love this show! From BEW to the end this show provides some exemplary playing. This BEW is butter, clean as a whistle.
1/2 Step > Big River. The run of top shelf May shows starts here.
4They Love Each Other
very nice. Garcia's floating effortlessly above band.
4New Minglewood Blues
At least as good as Barton, but not as well known.
12It Must Have Been The Roses
Just more stellar May '77 balladry.
5Looks Like Rain
fantastic version with great Bobby/Donna. Everyone else is just trying to match their emotional performances.
Startled not to find this here. Def. best of Palladium run, and can stand toe to toe with the rest of the month.
Come for the Terrapin, stay for the > PITB > Comes a Time > PITB.