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Submissions

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Uncle John's Band
April 10, 1971
East Hall, Franklin & Marshall College

Crisp, deliberate, if choppy -- loosens up with the rising tide...
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New Minglewood Blues
Sept. 30, 1976
Mershon Auditorium, OSU

Phil lands some great bass lines
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Sugaree
Sept. 30, 1976
Mershon Auditorium, OSU

Fall '76 is a great buildup period for this song before they take it through the stratosphere in '77
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Promised Land
May 3, 1979
Charlotte Coliseum

These Glassbergs sizzle, along with the band on this opener..
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Promised Land
May 8, 1979
Recreation Hall - Penn State University

Another rompin’ show opener; check the Glassberg – and peg it.

Comments

The Music Never Stopped
Nov. 23, 1978
Capital Centre

Oh yeah
Passenger
Nov. 23, 1978
Capital Centre

Well-cooked instrumental break
Dark Star
June 14, 1969
Monterey Performing Arts Center

Not that I need one, but I'll use your comment as an excuse to listen to it again...
Cumberland Blues
Nov. 15, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall

Pass the bug juice...
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Nov. 24, 1979
Golden Hall, Community Concourse

Fairly monstrous, this one is. Jerry painting the transition environment, first a bit like 3/9/81, then Phil landing some serious blows, with drummers punching holes throughout. Interestingly, that structured round-up piece that marks most versions isn’t reached, instead the continued swell moves into a different type of frenzy. Usual fat break after wild geese verse, but then after the sun will shine verse, the chorus is returned to. After the next juicy break, the northbound, bass-fueled, train arrives, again followed by the chorus, leaving yet another opportunity for Jerry to baste this thing -- in this instance with pointed power strumming -- until its well-cooked.