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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.
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King Bee
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

Pig is in perfect form, the band throbs behind him with intensity and purpose. Pristine recording.
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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.
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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
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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".

Comments

Scarlet Begonias
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

A beacon, signalling to all who are ready to receive it: This is the '77 Dead. Simply a perfect, beautiful and deep performance of a song that grooves and grooves and grooves, but that also has a bit of wisdom to it too. "Once in a while...."
Good Lovin'
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

Y'all got to hear this in context. They were still just bringing it out and re-crafting it after the Pigpen era. It wasn't the staple it became of 80s and 90s Dead, but probably seemed like a novelty for the old heads at the time. In any case, it rocks, and Donna sounds sweet behind Bobby's confident swagger.
Eyes Of The World
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

Right off the bat Jerry just sparkles. Slithery solo lines announce that this will take you there. Nice to here Bobby in the mix too. Agreed, this has a mellowness to it, maybe from Phil hanging back on the beat. Feels like a few clicks slower than the cokey versions from later in the year. Donna's light touch works in nicely for an added treat, and Phil's solo gives me blissed-out shivers, recalling my time in The Zone.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

Double post. Sorry.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

They drag and splatter the Help a bit, and just imagine the fear in your heart if your band doesn't get it together before the knuckle-busting Slipknot! comes along. It's one of the most challenging pieces of music they ever performed, and even the finest band in the land tended to spin out. Well it seems that right on that cowbell cue they tightened right up. Best Slipknot! ever? I can't say with certainty, but it's up there: Jerry's fuzzy sky-saw buzztone makes its extra spacey and cool. It isn't the fastest or tightest, but it's one of the most interesting for sure.