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Grateful Dead Sept. 11, 1973
William and Mary College Hall Williamsburg, VA | Listen on archive
Despite a buzzkill audience patch, this one is as classic as they come
7Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
Maybe the only version of this song I like!
Solid grooving version. Jerry's final solo builds up nicely.
6Playin' In The Band
Ending a first set that seems more '76 than '73 (slow grooves), this one finally gets off the leash and into a great jam.
5Let It Grow
Surpirse not to see this here yet. Martin Fierro guests on sax and the short-lived horn section sounds great. A treat with historical importance.
Very uptempo and fun with some great solos. Good energy.
Moody, mellow, then into an explosive but still sparse jam (all before the verse). Colossal Phil then blows your mind and speakers. Excellent.
9China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
3Feelin' Groovy Jam
To my ear, simply the best mellow jamming china rider out there. the feelin' groovy segue jam is just perfect.
10Weather Report Suite
Surprised this isn't listed yet. This version is by far the best with the horns, with Jerry and Martin really getting into it with some fiery leads!
4Looks Like Rain
should have lots of votes
2The Race Is On
A peppy upbeat version.
Jerry with some technically precise but beautiful runs
Nice ‘73 Loser
Really mellow with a great crescendo at the end.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Donna sounds incredible. Believe it.