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Ernie5

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Submissions

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Candyman
May 1, 1980
Greensboro Coliseum

Clear To Hell - Hear how a luscious Candyman absorbs a crowd in NC.
1
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 23, 1971
Capitol Theater

Lately I think of Port Chester. Fab 4 Alignment. Limber. Ambidextrous.
3
St. Stephen
Dec. 29, 1969
Boston Tea Party

The peak is like a merry-go-round spinning out of and back into control and then, albeit briefly, out and in of control again.
2
Loser
July 31, 1971
Yale Bowl, Yale University

Garcia crushes the guitar break and everything else.
1
Candyman
April 1, 1980
Capitol Theatre

Warm, gooey, and dynamic.

Comments

Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
April 13, 1983
Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont

A rich, live, especially present version (especially on the matrix) - Garcia skittering nicely. Then all of a sudden Albert Ayler appears.
Big River
Sept. 28, 1975
Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park

Garcia keeping his cards close to his vest, and perfectly outlining his argument without ever giving up more than he needs to.
Big River
Aug. 13, 1975
Great American Music Hall

Pedal to the floor - Garcia just torching the joint.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Sept. 24, 1973
Civic Arena

Smooth with, yes, tasty flourishes.
The Other One
Dec. 28, 1970
Legion Stadium

Out of the gates, this one is in full, confident gallop! Hurtling forward breakneck and yet able to pull back and get contemplative at a moment's notice. This one, a great performance and recording, should have way more votes!