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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.
2
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.
2
Mama Tried
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Solid shitkicker. "As usual, dedicated to our equipment crew". Lol, Bobby.
2
Might As Well
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Great party starter. This song always signals good time ahead.
1
Looks Like Rain
Oct. 14, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Sweet slow buildup to an explosion of emotion and Jer's flying guitar work. A strong version.

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.