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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
March 21, 1985
Hampton Coliseum

Voice shot, Garcia hums through his spidery 13 lb. guitar. With a lovely China Cat peak @4:30.
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Tennessee Jed
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

(a) Garcia with aluminum pipe, (b) Purdie Shuffle '77 Pace, (c) Perfect Dynamic Control
1
Sugaree
Dec. 8, 1973
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U

As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there,/ Or a general raises his hand and is given the field-glasses
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Big River
Dec. 4, 1973
Cincinnati Gardens

Dictionary entry: 1973 Big River - effortless & downstream. Exhibit A.
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Jack Straw
June 10, 1973
RFK Stadium

Relaxed and joyous space-age electric guitar semi-ballad.

Comments

China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
March 21, 1985
Hampton Coliseum

This was my first ever show. There were, I think, songs played I didn't even really know. This show did the trick. And yeah - the FOB audiences are killer - especially @4:30 where the crowd and Garcia incite each other. Love those moments - some of my fondest Dead show memories.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
June 9, 1977
Winterland Arena

Energetic Help followed by a frantic, ultimately dramatic Slipknot! The jam they get into at around 5:30 is what we call in the business A KEEPER.
He's Gone
June 7, 1977
Winterland Arena

Definitely deserving of more votes. Lovely coronation entrance, with Weir slicing & dicing while Garcia gets settled in. At about 5:15 Garcia approaches his solo with knife & fork. A short story ensues. As I listen, I make a mental note to see what else darkstar67 recommends. He & I seem to agree on much. Yes, we are more alike than you care to admit to yourself - isn't it so Count Brampton? Or should I call you by your REAL NAME: Mrs. Horace Beban? ---------------- in the outro, Garcia scans the closet for the perfect pair of slippers. Tries a couple on for size. When he hits the right pair, it's comfortland for everyone! Such a sweet version of this delight.
Estimated Prophet
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

I'm still recovering from of the best Tennessee Jeds I've ever heard. This gooey beast is the perfect reflection chair. Out on a big elevated deck on a calm, still evening. Fucking great show.
Eyes Of The World
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

Fuuuuuuck. They melt into this flying charm bracelet from an emotional, dramatic space jam and you couldn't have a fluffier landing. Godchaux & Lagin rule a large portion of the first 3 minutes or so. Unique & drop dead gorgeous. Garcia is in his hifi smoke cloud glory - just pure medicinal majesty. And the matrix recording is underpants drawer.