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Grateful Dead Aug. 4, 1974

Philadelphia Civic Center Philadelphia, PA | Listen on archive

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22
Playin' In The Band
Wild, hairy, and at times scary Herbie Hancock-esque jazz in this one. One of the all-time best!!!
3
Black Throated Wind
As of this moment my favorite version. Many great versions in '72-'74...time to start digging...funny Phil banter after as well
11
Weather Report Suite
Most amazing Let It Grow climax I've ever heard; Jerry and Phil really going to town. Also a wild Billy-driven fusion jam into Wharf Rat.
8
Pretty Peggy O
Full of Keith's acoustic piano.
3
Bertha
Phil gets this one going, and Jerry knows just what to do with it.
9
Jack Straw
Wow! Best pre-hiatus verison? Jerry has some mindmelting amphetamine leads during the bridge. Just unbelievable stuff!!!
10
Scarlet Begonias
Short but high octane version with Billy and Jerry crushing it...the jam rises to a furious climax!
5
Wharf Rat
cool jam > passionately played emotive song > mellow and sweet jam > rockin' tune
2
Let It Grow
This one goes deep underwater space jammin'
4
Ship of Fools
Sweet and melodic, I love how Jerry sings this one. Just exactacly perfect to my ears.
4
Casey Jones
Slower than usual, but grooves and soars... Thought out, precise, and delicate this Casey is surely a gem