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Tennessee Jed
May 23, 1972
Strand Lyceum

An almost forgotten Jed! This is well played and well recorded. Pig even plays organ on this one. Suprising ommision from such a stellar show!
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Turn On Your Love Light
July 11, 1969
NY State Pavilion, Flushing Meadow Park

The drummers are fired up on this one. Even T.Cs joining in on this energetic version. This gets an Allman Brothers flavor at times.
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Mama Tried
Dec. 12, 1969
Thelma Theater

Wedged in a energetic psychdelic explosion,this Merle Haggard classic provides a contrast in mood and direction. Jerry's twanging it up!
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Morning Dew
Oct. 12, 1968
Avalon Ballroom

Mystery Dew! I don't think this was played during this show. Listen on the Glassberg/Miller on the archive.
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Truckin'
May 30, 1971
Winterland Arena

If you like this song. even a little bit, you have to listen to this version! For my money this is as good as this song gets!

Comments

Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
March 10, 1981
Madison Square Garden

^^ I think this version stands up to any 90s version, even 03/22/90, which is also really good. Those two shows kind of book end the Midland - Tiger era. The only real difference in the 90 show is the that 9 years of advancement in sound quality. This MSG version is crisp and energetic and is enhanced by Brent's organ work, on both songs; an improvement over Keith's piano work, in my opinion. And yes, the Miller transfer is the way to go on this one.
Deal
June 16, 1974
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Nice clear. energetic version. Keith was playing Organ on this one which adds a nice touch and doesn't over power Bobby's guitar. Jerry takes Wolf on a nice ride here, good stuff!
Dire Wolf
Jan. 2, 1970
Fillmore East (Late Show)

^^Good call on the jug band homage, DS67! Tc's organ adds a circus organ feel to the jug band vibe. Very unique stuff here. This show has gotten a lot of play lately, for good reason.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
July 1, 1973
Universal Amphitheatre

^^This a Wolf showcase! It sounds like a hyper-strat. With Jerry so high in the mix you can hear every nuance of his playing. Hearing the audience puts you right there. I compared this to the Miller transfer, which is perfectly mixed, of course, Bobbys just as high in the mix, as is everyone else. It sounds like a different version. It's apples and oranges, both versions are great and should be listend to. Good find!
The Other One
May 7, 1972
Bickershaw Festival

In honor of Billy's birthday. As Phil said in his book, Billy was like a young God on the Europe 72 tour, "at the top of his game". I fully agree. This O1, which Billy co-wrote,simply by providing the definitive drum beat for this song, is a musical journey that builds to a blistering level that the band hit only on occasional performances, which is really saying something. Listen for Billy every one!