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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.
2
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.
1
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
2
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

Wharf Rat
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Powerful version with a strong up-tempo pulse. The emotional charge is palpable, and the transition to Franklin's is remarkable.
Dancin' in the Streets
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Jerry's long effects-blastin' solo sounds like six musicians all playing in unison. Listen to Phil's wild contrapuntal polyrhythms behind him. Such a fun version I had to play it over and over. This is well under-rated, folks.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

Catalonia is perhaps a bit too harsh on this solid rocker. Jerry's musical ideas come ringing through with precision and clarity, the band is tight as tight can be - it's primo '77 after all. Maybe it's the 'embarrassment of riches' effect... So many awesome '77s to choose from doesn't mean this one is anything less than stellar.
Playin' In The Band
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Lots to grok here: I'm just discovering this one and listening to the whole sandwich on repeat. I'm mostly a pre-hiatus Playin' guy, from its '70 Main-Ten origins through to the 40+ min fusion masterpieces of 1974, but this honestly just kicks ass from end-to-end. The 'Arabesque' jam is well named - it evokes both the Blues for Allah period and the '78 Giza shows. Fun fun stuff.
They Love Each Other
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Has just a little more bite to it than the '76 versions, though still in the slower mode from the pre-hiatus ones. Flawless is right, as the man said.