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Grateful Dead Dec. 1, 1966
Studio demo San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
14Viola Lee Blues
A lot more developed than most from '66
2Me and My Uncle
Billy gets out-voted.
13Cream Puff War
This version is head and shoulders above the other versions I've heard. The ending jam is outrageous.
4Deep Elem Blues
An electric version, raunchy and cool. Unlike any other version.
4Death Don't Have No Mercy
Haunting early take. Worth the listen for sure
6Dancin' in the Streets
Jerry jamming in the middle of the song is absolutely amazing...
Vintage Grateful Dead Blues, Killer version of the rarely played little gem Jerry is sparkling
2Next Time You See Me
Amazingly confident Pigpen masterpiece. Great organ work a Pigpen showcase.
1I Know You Rider
Get's the introduction of "This is a famous old folk song" Early version of a tune they would make classic. Great historical performance.
2Beat it on Down The Line
Maniacal with unreal energy levels. Jerry and Pigpen take the jam to spiraling dizzying levels, real cool and rapid paced masterful performance.
1Hurts Me Too
Slow and powerful introduction the song builds and builds in intensity as the song takes off.
2Big Boy Pete
An improvement over 11-29.
1Cold Rain and Snow
Cold Rain and Speed... clips along with 60
1On The Road Again
Dude - this is so freakin' cool.
1You Don't Love Me
Jerry vocals. Sounds kinda like Schoolgirl. A nice curiosity.
1Big Boss Man
Pigpen sounding sharp.