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Lesh Philling

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Submissions

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Little Red Rooster
Feb. 17, 1988
Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium

Bobby seems to be so on this night. Everybody seems to be taking his lead so far.
1
Tennessee Jed
Feb. 17, 1988
Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium

Incredible late 80's version. First listen to this show, holy crap it's hot!
2
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
July 26, 1972
Paramount Theater

Heard this last night on the XM Dead Channel. Just classic high energy rock n roll!
2
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Oct. 18, 1989
The Spectrum

Incredible duel between Jerry and Brent Jams! There is nothing in this world like that Hammond organ mixed with Jerry's MIDI
4
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Dec. 19, 1978
State Fairgrounds Coliseum

Jerry takes an energetic Scarlet into a mellow jazzy outro into a smooth transition into Fire then Phil starts raising the energy and the Fire grows..

Comments

Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
July 31, 1982
Manor Downs

It sounds like everyone just knows Jerry is feeling it this night and give him a perfect cushion to go wherever he wants to go.
Stella Blue
Oct. 12, 1981
Olympia Halle

Logged in just to upvote this song. Caught it on shuffle and holy cow does it kick every ounce of a$$ there is to be had.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
June 14, 1976
Beacon Theatre

I came in just to up vote the Slipknot. Incredible jazzy version like the others have said. Devolves from the standard fare about the 4 minute mark to a slow crawl that you think might actually go into Whart Rat then Phil and the drummers pull it back to an almost TOO tease and then Bobby, almost out of nowhere, adds a little happy strum that pulls everyone out of the space and back into a playful jam that pauses once more before heading into a classic Franklin's transition. Best Skipknot I've ever heard.
Sing Me Back Home
March 24, 1973
The Spectrum

The Wharf Rat tease gives a little special something at the intro and Donna adds a little something extra special before the final jam. I really love this version.
Here Comes Sunshine
March 22, 1973
Utica Memorial Auditorium

Phil doesn't seem like he wants to enter that last verse and then reasserts himself in the post verse jam to extend it a little further to get a little extra special sauce at the end of a great version. Definitely needs more upvotes.