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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.
High Heeled Sneakers
June 1, 1966
Owsley's House (rehearsal)?

Rare and obscure, on the Archive at gd1966-06-01.136642.watts.sbd.mr.dat48k.sirmick.flac16
I Know You Rider
March 12, 1966
Danish Center

Still in its infancy, but listen to Jerry swarming all over it like ten thousand honey bees. Lightning fast, almost a "let's do this for 50 years".
Who Do You Love
March 9, 1966
Owsley's House (rehearsal)

Pig is on fire and the band revs to 6000 rpm. Jerry's tone is a shredding crisp fist full of razor blades.
Samson and Delilah
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Lickety split drummer precision here and a stylin' strut in the heart of a great 2nd set.


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.
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.