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Alligator
Jan. 1, 1967
Studio Rehearsals

Outtakes from Anthem: '67 comes in hot! The transition from '66 pop is complete. B/B- sound quality though. Worth it.
3
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Aug. 1, 1966
Unknown

Filthy. Pig's voice is very clean here. The dates are probably wrong.
1
You Don't Love Me
Aug. 1, 1966
Unknown

Dates are debatable, but the band isn't. Brilliant insert between Schoolgirl sections.
1
Dancin' in the Streets
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

Cuts out in the out-chorus, but shows the initial move from cover band into exploratory jams and bendy form. Very cool testament to where they were.
1
King Bee
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

Pig is in perfect form, the band throbs behind him with intensity and purpose. Pristine recording.

Comments

New Potato Caboose
Jan. 27, 1967
Avalon Ballroom

Between the Human Be-In two weeks earlier and this blisteringly hot announcement to the "scene" the Dead seemed to go from pop psychedelica to the Danger Dead, with a swaggering, no prisoners, no bullshit muscle behind their prankster games. The sound quality here leaves some to be desired, and it fades out into VLB, but it's more than worth a listen. It'll steal your freakin' face, is what it'll do.
Viola Lee Blues
Jan. 27, 1967
Avalon Ballroom

By far the furthest jam and meltdown on any Viola thus far in the recorded history. The tape speed is a bit dubious, but the jam is an absolute must.
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Jan. 14, 1967
Polo Field, Golden Gate Park

Unmistakeably Charles Lloyd. Pretty hot flute, but he's no Pigpen on the rap.
Morning Dew
Jan. 14, 1967
Polo Field, Golden Gate Park

Until further notice, this is the first one. I admit it sounds pretty polished and full of gong, but who cares! It's brilliant, Jerry's vocals are sweet, and the jam has all the power of the Dew we know. Love it.
Dancin' in the Streets
Dec. 1, 1966
Studio demo

Jerry's tone and ideas - he chordal jamming as opposed to his single-note lines - remind me of the work that he did with Jefferson Airplane at right about this time while recording Surrealistic Pillow. Plus, and it's a big plus, this jam goes into a whole different place from the others of the time. For a bit it's a whirling Dervish or Algerian Nouba sound before Bobby cuts back in with the vocals, then a four-on-the-floor outro. Great stuff.