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Rosalie McFall
Sept. 26, 1980
Warfield Theater

Absolute goodness. These shows are all so beautiful, the playing is all virtuoso, and the feeling is so positive. Brent here is especially perfect.
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Dark Hollow
Sept. 26, 1980
Warfield Theater

Perfect. Bobby's silky voice, Gerry's understated but perfect picking, and Brent's barrelhouse honkytonk all on proud display.
1
The Other One
Sept. 23, 1976
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U

Poor sound quality midway through, but its the first '76 set since the hiatus that goes off-the-rails weird, evoking the Wall of Sound era. Hot stuff.
2
Samson and Delilah
Sept. 23, 1976
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U

Bobby tears it up, not just vocally, but through brilliant guitar work
2
Looks Like Rain
Sept. 23, 1976
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U

No doubt with a better source this would be high up on the list. Listen to Jerry's supersonic flyby as Bobby and Donna caress the out chorus.

Comments

Me and My Uncle
June 5, 1969
Fillmore West

Bobby's got a snarl that just exudes violence. I love this version and the surf-punk cowboy sound that was still part of the Danger Dead sound.
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Oct. 12, 1968
Avalon Ballroom

Hot Goddamn, that just rips. A crescendo of energy and power, it builds up to a beautiful peak.
Cassidy
Sept. 26, 1980
Warfield Theater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTUYH8LP2Jc
Cold Rain and Snow
Feb. 14, 1970
Fillmore East

This whole run is beyond immortal and every CRS just kicks. This one is brilliant.
Tennessee Jed
Sept. 24, 1976
William and Mary College Hall

Hey there's a bit of Terrapin in here. Check out Jerry's melodic lines starting just around 06:50. Am I crazy or is there a little theme that suggests they were already working it out, and he slipped in in? So cool.