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Mama Tried
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Fun, raucous, and rowdy, but full of tight ensemble jamming and a nice Bobby/Jerry balance, allowing you to hear Cowboy Bob's great backup work.
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Sugaree
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Jerry's voice is at his most elegant, showing some smoke. Keith is supremely intuitive and beautiful, the band goes higher and higher. Great version.
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Samson and Delilah
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

These early ones have such brilliant swagger, you can really hear the gospel power to them
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The Wheel
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

Such floating beauty, you can feel the tires humming down the highway. Part of a magic Playin' sammy too. Everything about this is brilliant.
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Cassidy
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

Just exactly perfect here. Bobby and Donna were perfection in '76, The little AUD patch doesn't hurt at all. Jerry and the Devils tear it up.

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Cold Rain and Snow
June 24, 1976
Tower Theatre

With its funny combination of woe-is-me lyrics and its cocky strutting rhythm and Jerry-as-Pigpen blues role CRS has always been my favorite show opener. This version is a bit scaled back, pouring on that laid back '76 vibe, but the sound and mix are phenomenal and it still sets up that get-up-and-dance flavor to the party. On this one, look for Donna's sweet harmonic touches on the shout chorus, once again proving that Summer '76 was her peak time and demonstrating just how much she could have brought to the band if properly mic'd and mix'd in the screechy early years.
Dancin' in the Streets
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Not as weird, experimental, and open as they get in the Fall '76 tour, but a fun one nevertheless. Starts to show how much they were thinking of opening it back up.
Let It Grow
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Powerful, forceful, fast, and precise. This is the type of LIG that I would just go nuts for as a young head. This one is just rip-roaring from word go, has a blistering drum solo a greased lightning re-entry before smoothing the way for cool jam into Cosmic Charlie. This kind of "under the radar" jam is perfect for the era: LiG>CosmicC then SS>NFA>SS? How often did they play that combination?
Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

One of the best from June '76.
Big River
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre

Takes a lot to get me to vote for a Big River, but you've got to hear Keith and Jerry's double solos here. Just perfect.