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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

Viola Lee Blues
Dec. 1, 1966
Studio demo

Definitely shows the progress they were making towards the Anthem era of deep deep psychedelic group-mind.
Cold Rain and Snow
Dec. 1, 1966
Studio demo

The dates may be dubious, but the playing isn't. This rocks. Check out Phil throwing bombs, way back in '66.
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Nov. 29, 1966
The Matrix

Pretty much a pimp anthem at this point. This one is dirty... and an amazing statement from '66 about where they'd go with Pig in the lead for the next five years.
Early Morning Rain
Nov. 29, 1966
The Matrix

Ultra-rarity and so much fun. What a treat.
Smokestack Lightnin'
Nov. 19, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

Jerry's metallic tone and Bobby's angular hard-swiping slasher effect turn the jam into a wild industrial ride. Pigpen is of course in perfect form. All in all it's hard to believe this is '66. Good ol' Grateful Dead indeed - with a biting hard edge that shows how they could already turn on a dime from peaceful hippies into a dangerous menacing force at this stage.