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Let It Grow
Sept. 23, 1982
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

Lotza rapid-fire Jerry here
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New Minglewood Blues
Sept. 18, 1990
Madison Square Garden

A strong, underrated show, though even the vid can't come close to capturing the MS(ener)G
1
Doin' That Rag
April 13, 1969
Ballroom

Galloping jam from a lesser known show
2
Death Don't Have No Mercy
April 13, 1969
Ballroom

Always an impassioned delivery for this serious song -- in this land
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Sugar Magnolia
May 29, 1971
Winterland Arena

Youthful ’71 with that special “punch” ;)

Comments

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.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Feb. 5, 1978
Uni Dome, U of Northern Iowa

What a magic sleigh ride!
Sunrise
Oct. 16, 1977
Louisiana State U

Scrapeage
Jack A Roe
Oct. 12, 1984
Augusta Civic Center

With a second go-round of the last verse and the jam between
Bertha
April 14, 1972
Tivolis Koncertsal

Keith!