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New Minglewood Blues
April 12, 1982
Nassau Coliseum

Quirky and fits right in
Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
July 1, 1980
San Diego Sports Arena

Transition and outro well done with rapid licks – still plenty of life in this duo
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
May 17, 1981
Onondaga Auditorium

A lively, crisp set closer, with shades of the super-sized blowout on 3/9
Row Jimmy
March 19, 1973
Nassau Coliseum

Fresh version, vocals glide with some smooth plying
The Race Is On
March 19, 1973
Nassau Coliseum

Just exactly another fun version


Blow Away
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

And that none of this seemed to matter to ‘naked pole guy’, as he is known on other websites, who just kept right on getting a sunshine daydream sunburn…
King Solomon's Marbles
March 23, 1975
Kezar Stadium

What you all said and more. One of the -- if not the -- most energetic jam. Insistent, unrelenting...
Playin' In The Band
Dec. 2, 1973
Music Hall

Yes, and you realize that anew each time, it seems. In this case, the He's Gone gave me a chance to pick up the marbles.
Bird Song
Oct. 18, 1972
Fox Theater

The whole show is Bobby-mix oriented, and yes, it really showcases his phenomenal contributions. The China-Rider and that whole second-set suite give the listener a deeper appreciation of his genius.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
March 9, 1981
Madison Square Garden

I was hitchhiking to see a girl I met at a GD show. A guy picked me up and I tossed this China>Rider into his cassette player. As he dropped me at my destination, I offered to send him some tapes. He said, please send the one you just played. My pleasure. (Who knows maybe he’ll read this.) Anyway, the creativeness of Jerry Garcia is in full-on here as he invents on the fly/ in the moment throughout the Chinacat and transition. And the mix-up, accidental or otherwise, in the “sun’s gonna shine” verse just provides another opportunity to take this to new places. Likewise, after the “headlight” lyrics. As a suite, this one is top-shelf. Oh yeah, the girl and I have been married for 20 years. Thanks for the ride, man.