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Big Railroad Blues
Nov. 15, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall

Turns on a dime from the cerebral extended PiTB jam into a coal-burnin' tight jam with force and power. Hot stuff showing off their limitless range.
2
Box of Rain
Nov. 15, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall

Having held "sing something Phil" banners, I always had a soft spot for BoR. This one is tightly played and powerfuly sung. Good stuff!
1
Uncle John's Band
Nov. 14, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall

Hard rockin' version coming after a deliriously epic 2nd set suite. Crunchy and powerful.
1
He's Gone
Nov. 14, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall

A long, smooth outro allows for a little musical discussion whether it's going to TOO or Truckin'. Great stuff that must have stolen many faces.
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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Nov. 14, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall

This CC is so sweet and much longer than others of the era before signaling the >IKYR, with lots of room to stretch out and find the sound.

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Truckin'
Nov. 14, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall

...and the Truckin' stands on its own with a high-octane jam led by Jerry initiating several repeating figures that play up and tease the Truckin'-TOO connection. The whole suite is so sweet.
Dark Star
Nov. 13, 1972
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

This meltdown leaves me shaken each time hear it, and is totally worth the long (23 minutes+) trip to get there, but I wouldn't use this one to introduce your Dead-skeptic friends to the hard acid side of Dark Star - you'd scare them off for good. The Philo Stomp that follows is a righteous thing of beauty. Also, around 31:00, I can't help but think they were just about to break into the first Dancin' in the Streets in almost a year, but instead settle on that awesome double-time FG. Great ending to a great Star.
Playin' In The Band
Nov. 13, 1972
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

There are a lot of Playin's, and they may have been more jazz-infused and tighter in '73-'74, or more polished in the later 70s and 80s, or more whatever towards the end, but were they ever so freakin' dangerous as they were in Fall '72? From the end of Europe through November the jam gets so heavy, so frenzied and wild, that Bacchus Freaking Dionysius himself probably had to take a few deep breaths and make sure he could catch his grip before he once-more entered the pudding. This one is no exception, with a wild one followed by a much spacier free-form jam for the ages.
Tomorrow Is Forever
Nov. 13, 1972
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

Such sweet country.
Playin' In The Band
Nov. 12, 1972
Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Hall

Musicians out there can really dig in deep to these weird recordings with tracks missing. You can really hear every single note Jerry plays in glorious isolation. It isn't quite the Dead, as all the vocals, piano, and drums are mostly gone, but it is Jerry, Bobby and Phil is pristine quality. Great for study. Non-musicians can dig it too, heck, it's just an interesting and a bit of weird tape from the archive and definitely worth a listen.