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High Heeled Sneakers
June 1, 1966
Owsley's House (rehearsal)?

Rare and obscure, on the Archive at gd1966-06-01.136642.watts.sbd.mr.dat48k.sirmick.flac16
I Know You Rider
March 12, 1966
Danish Center

Still in its infancy, but listen to Jerry swarming all over it like ten thousand honey bees. Lightning fast, almost a "let's do this for 50 years".
Who Do You Love
March 9, 1966
Owsley's House (rehearsal)

Pig is on fire and the band revs to 6000 rpm. Jerry's tone is a shredding crisp fist full of razor blades.
Samson and Delilah
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Lickety split drummer precision here and a stylin' strut in the heart of a great 2nd set.
Mama Tried
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Solid shitkicker. "As usual, dedicated to our equipment crew". Lol, Bobby.


New Minglewood Blues
May 19, 1966
Avalon Ballroom

Proof that Bobby didn't start shrieking in the '80s here. They sound so punk-rock, 10 years before that scene hit California. So cool to go all the way back to the beginning. Check out this whole show, for one of the first live recordings of a whole set out there. Thanks Archive!
Hurts Me Too
May 19, 1966
Avalon Ballroom

Pigpen was a fully formed and mature blues singer at this point. The rest of the band is still getting it together, still primal and not fully formed. But Pig... oh man. Pure Pig.
Cold Rain and Snow
March 25, 1966
Trouper's Hall

Apparently Bear was recording this to be played back on mono, so the organ jam would be featured but not so explosive. Whodathunkit? In any case, this is just so fucking brilliant that I want to jump in my time machine and zip back just to be a spectral hallucination vibrating just out of the corner of Billy's eye as he kicks the shit out of this beautiful packed-with-energy annuciato: The Dead are Coming, Here Come the Dead.
Beat it on Down The Line
March 12, 1966
Danish Center

Baby Bobby: Shimmy shimmy shake shake, baby baby baby! This is twisty rock and roller Baby Bobby stuff here. Consider for a moment that he was 18 years old at this point. Hot damn.
You Don't Love Me
Feb. 25, 1966
Ivar Theater

Brilliant rarity.