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Keith's Piano



You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man
April 2, 1973
Boston Garden

Donna is hot hot hot


Bird Song
Sept. 21, 1972
The Spectrum

Love the Promised Land / Bird Song 1-2 opening to this show. Hi ya kids, hi ya hi ya. I rearrange the song order on every show that has both songs so that they mirror the Spectrum opening. I was 6 months old and about 20 minutes from the Spectrum when they played this.
Dark Star
June 24, 1970
Capitol Theatre

It was ok. But there were no clowns. No tigers, lions or bears, candy-floss, toffee apples. No clowns....
Morning Dew
May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University

Mere exposure effect Iin action. Overrated because some fast guitar flourishes and grandiose ending (go check out the who in concert - they end every song like this - trust me it's not special). Go listen to Ladies and Gentlemen version from '71. Pigpen demonstrates how simple is better. Jerry plays mean-ass solo. Now that's an ending.
Terrapin Station
May 17, 1977
Memorial Coliseum

I can think of half a dozen Scarlet Fires I would take over Cornell, starting with Tuscaloosa 5/17. I love Keith, he's my favorite band member, but I don't like the synth organ he plays on it. He experimented with different sounds in '77, mostly to placate Garcia. It drones on too much for me. I much prefer the grand piano in Fender Rhodes, but he was forced away from those; later in May he retired the Drone organ (would love to know what it actually is - maybe a polymoog). BEW - May 77 is the time but it's not Cornell. 5/25 The Mosque 5/21 Lakeland (it's either this one of the 19th, but definitely Dick's Picks 29). Cherry exits the solo with swagger and finesse. Also 11/4/77. I'm pretty sure this is the date. It's the Colgate show from Dave picks 12. They're all Rock Solid vocally and instrumentally. What sets apart a good for me great brown-eyed women is the solo. In 1977 Garcia stretched it out to three bars in duration. It always improvised it. He nailed it on the three occasions I mentioned.
Mind Left Body Jam
Nov. 11, 1973
Winterland Arena

Really? MLB is on this one?