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New Potato Caboose
March 29, 1968
Sublime Jerry leads, this pre-Thirteen Jam style conclusion really swings!
Oct. 31, 1971
Amazing Tighten Up sequence before Sugar Magnolia
Feb. 27, 1969
A breathtakingly emotive performance.
Nov. 24, 1978
Jer rips some blistering leads on this one. Clearly the definitive performance.
May 18, 1972
Kongressaal, Deutsches Museum
Check the gorgeous twin keyboard interplay towards the end of this performance, the first time the song followed Dark Star.
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Dec. 28, 1969
Absolutely the best ever performance of Mason's. 12/29/69 is much tighter and extremely well jammed, but the second instrumental break on 12/28 just rips your face off!
Sept. 18, 1987
Madison Square Garden
I walked out of this show at the conclusion of Morning Dew. It was a phenomenal performance of the song. But there are a least a dozen better Dew's! Every Morning Dew from the Europe '72 tour blows this one away!
June 14, 1968
Certainly the best performance of Caution. This version was included in the bonus disc that accompanied the Fillmore '69 Box. I would give anything to hear the rest of this show in vault reel quality!
Playin' In The Band
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Eyes Of The World
Weather Report Suite, Paramount Northwest Theater, July 21, 1972
Mama Tried, Golden Hall, Community Concourse, Feb. 20, 1982
Around and Around, Cobo Arena, Nov. 1, 1977
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