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Johnny B. Goode
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

I think they encored JBG whenever they knew they'd absolutely nailed it. It's like comedians telling "The Aristocrats". Musicians can just tell....
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Dancin' in the Streets
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

How on earth is this not up yet? It really kicks off the Fall '76 retooling of Dancin' with style. Brilliant, tight, and part of an enormous 2nd set.
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New Minglewood Blues
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

This one and the 07.18.76 versions are both so goddamned good. Jerry is a tsunami behind snarlin' Bobby. So gritty, so good.
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Samson and Delilah
Sept. 27, 1976
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Stunning. Chronically underrated song in a chronically underrated year: Listen to Jerry blaze through this like a man with 100 fingers.
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The Music Never Stopped
Sept. 27, 1976
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Note for note brilliant. Jerry is blazing over the band with one brilliant line after another. Great set capper.

Comments

Playin' In The Band
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

I don't think this PiTB stands so much on its own, but because it book-ends a hour-plus of musical brilliancy, it really adds something. The outro definitely kicks ass, though.
Eyes Of The World
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

Anybody here heard the "Ethiopiques" series of extremely cool Ethiopian jazz and jazz-rock from the 1970s? There's some brilliant stuff there, which fits right into that feedback loop between the Dead, Miles Davis '74, and the spacey-weirdness of Blues for Allah. This Orange Tango sounds like it could fit right in with that series - and I have zero doubt that our boys were aware of that sound.
The Wheel
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

It's almost like they rushed out of the Playin' to get to this luscious beauty of a Wheel. It's long, full of delicious jam, and sounds like a sweet dreamish ride down a smooth highway while drifting off under comfortable blankets.
Let It Grow
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

So brilliant: I'd take this one to a desert island. Compared to the one on the 25th, this one is so much tighter at an even faster tempo. It never feels rushed, even though it's blazingly fast. Everything said about Phil on this is spot on. But listen closely to Mickey and Billy, especially around minute 08:00 and you know this is pure orchestral synchronicity. The transition into a 1st set GDTRFM is magical, plus you can pull this out for any stick-in-the-mud who complains that '76 is "too slow".
Tennessee Jed
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

Around 7:00 it's basically a prototype Terrapin jam. Great to hear how this theme is emerging at this point. You can hear the same in the one on the 24th too.