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Grateful Dead Dec. 10, 1971

Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO | Listen on archive

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6
Run Run Rudolph
dunno what Run is but Run Rudolph Run aint here and this one rocks
2
Casey Jones
A lot like the wild December 2 Casey, without the extra solo at the end. A fantastic, complete build-up. Keith goes nuts. Great energy!
6
Comes A Time
A great early version
3
Sugar Magnolia
This is a great sleeper; a hidden gem. Bobby sings it so well, and is, like, on key and stuff! High energy taboot. Gotta check it out!!!
6
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
China Cat Jam > GDTRFB - pure breakneck beauty
6
Big Railroad Blues
really nice '71 version, just saying
3
Good Lovin'
Pigpen gives this a lovelight-esque rap
3
Loser
A triumphant, anthemic version that shows another, powerful side to it. Great piano work gives it a nice flavor.
2
Sugaree
Sharp as a tack with lots of energy and a strong pulse. Clear they were having a great time.
5
Sitting on Top of the World
Buried in the extraterrestrial outer reaches of an immortal TOO this emerges, brings a 'how's they do that?!' vibe then disappears back into chaos.
7
The Other One
An immortal. Very experimental, so many melodic fragments amongst the splintered cosmos - they pull a surprise out of the hat. Check it out.
3
Truckin'
Bobby and Keith have a really brilliant exchange in the background here. Great version.
3
Not Fade Away
Dec '71 NFA-GDTRFB-NFAs are all powerful statements of the band's essential unity. I love how China Cat peaks out atcha during the jams.
5
Brokedown Palace
Real nice set 2 Brokedown.
1
Me and My Uncle
From the time when first set songs were played with a pressing sense of emergency.
2
Mister Charlie
Nice and funky. Pigpen and the backup vocals sounding great.
2
Beat it on Down The Line
Go on, rock on now.
1
El Paso
Just like the night before, Bob nails it.
2
Bertha
Yeah - nice little boogie to open the show.
2
Jack Straw
This one will grab your attention and get your head bobbing.
2
Next Time You See Me
A good example of how the shorter Pigpen tunes can still be really good.
1
Tennessee Jed
These early versions, Jerry has some problems remembering when to sing the right lyrics.