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Dupree's Diamond Blues
April 23, 1984
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

A Stunner of a Dupree's Diamond Blues from a great 84 show ...
3
Around and Around
Jan. 18, 1978
Stockton Civic Auditorium

Seriously 1of the best examples of the time shift section and an all around major heavy duty A&A!
6
Bertha
Oct. 14, 1977
Hofheinz Pavilion

You Gotta be KIDDING ME!! I came here to vote for this totally awesome Bertha and it's not even listed yet? This Bertha Made Peace in the Middle East!
1
Black Peter
Feb. 26, 1981
Uptown Theater

Crispy Kreme Black Peter! Super sweet...
4
Shakedown Street
March 29, 1984
Marin County Veterans Auditorium

WTF! Cliche yes but this Shakedown should've been here already. The SBD has Jerry so buried it's a crime, AUD link in cmts you'll see what I mean.

Comments

Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Sept. 11, 1982
West Palm Beach Auditorium

Can't believe this Sailor>Saint isn't WAY higher...its better than the entire top 10 listed ... its as great as S>Ss get. This for me is a top 5 show all day long. The LIG, the S>F etc on and on every version.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
April 14, 1982
Glenns Falls Civic Center

This C>R is subtle and just flat out musical art ... Jerry and co take their time and craft a piece of Grateful Dead magic ... totally under the radar and under heard ...
Playin' In The Band
March 22, 1972
Academy of Music

This really is a unique version of the 'golden age' of pitb lol. I'm talkin 72-74 of course. So pitb starts 72 around the 6-9 min mark and ends with 31 and in my humble opinion 1972 PITBs contain some of the best GD musical splendor in their history. I thin I agree with Carrion Crow up top the PItb might be my favrorite jam vehicle for the Dead...
Alligator
Feb. 28, 1969
Fillmore West

This whole post drums jam is some of the best and most electric and primal Grateful Dead ever. There a stretch of about two minutes in the middle that's an all time GD highlight reel moment of pure inspiration. 2/28/69 is as great as great gets...
St. Stephen
June 9, 1976
Boston Music Hall

For me this Stephen and 1/22/78 are tops of the 76/77 SSs...