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Grateful Dead May 1, 1970
Alfred College Alfred, NY | Listen on archive
25New Speedway Boogie
i DONT KNOW BUT i BEEN TOLD
15I Know You Rider
An acoustic masterpiece. Holy headyness to say the least!!
4Me and My Uncle
Bob at his best here in this acoustic jem! Wow is an understatement!!
Mellow accoustic goodness - sweet and evocative. The whole set is 1970 amazingnessiosity at its headiest.
Perfect. Sweet harmonies, sweet country pickin'. Good times acoustic.
Best version with best sound quality!
10The Other One
7Monkey and the Engineer
Short but crystal clear compared to some of the others previously nominated. http://archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.miller.95683.sbeok.flac16
7Hard to Handle
That great May 1970 Jerry tone. Electric.
2Wake Up Little Susie
tough little gem well performed by the boys.
4The Race Is On
Nice little show opener with Dave Nelson joining in.
5Deep Elem Blues
Sweet opener. This is about where in the year the immortal Country Dead takes off: 6 hour shows, three sets, NRPS, what a time. This one's a beauty.
6Uncle John's Band
Acoustic wow factor, with beautiful harmonies. Unfortunate gap towards the end, but worth it still.
This song expresses something deep about the band, and this is a great version.
2Not Fade Away
1970 was a great year for NFA and this version smokes.
3Turn On Your Love Light
How else to end a show like this?
Solid harmonies, solid show.
Excellent build-up and then bring it back down for the vocalsand then the bomb goes off!