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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.
2
Cream Puff War
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

A rip-snortin' wild ride. Not as stretched out as the day before, but still an explosive starting pistol at the earliest days of the Dead.

Comments

Wharf Rat
June 20, 1983
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Y'all got me: This is magic. Just how dialled in do you have to be to meet lighting bolts with thunder? Go Phil go...
The Same Thing
Sept. 16, 1966
Avalon Ballroom

Deep and dark. Wonderful, mysterious and powerful.
Midnight Hour
Sept. 16, 1966
Avalon Ballroom

This is probably the first recording of Pigpen-as-life-coach, rapping about just what to do and just how to do it.
Dancin' in the Streets
Sept. 16, 1966
Avalon Ballroom

This is one of the '66 gems that start to show just what they could do in an extended jam. It's only about six minutes, but goddamn, it covers a lot of ground. Can you imagine the completely baffled A&R men at this point with absolutely no idea how to package and re-sell them... and then the funny coffee kicks in and the '60s happen.
I Know You Rider
Sept. 16, 1966
Avalon Ballroom

Do my ears deceive me or is Pigpen part of the ensemble vocals? That would be a rare thing indeed. I love the Nashville/Bakersfield sound here to this arrangement and Jerry is just brilliant throughout.