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Tennessee Jed
June 19, 1980
West High Auditorium

Killer solo
2
Pretty Peggy O
June 12, 1980
Memorial Coliseum

Curious this isn't on here yet. One of Jerry's best solos ever. Notes disappear into nothing, then the next one digs and bites. Remarkable feeling.
1
They Love Each Other
June 5, 1980
Compton Terrace Amphitheatre

You know a great version of this tune by the first four or five notes of Jerry's solo and this doesn't disappoint. Phil supports beautifully.
1
Cassidy
May 31, 1980
Metropolitan Sports Center

Jerry's feeling it. Beautiful solo, intense jam with searching chromatic phrases.
1
They Love Each Other
May 11, 1980
Cumberland County Civic Center

Great Jerry solo. Love it when he starts it slow with the long spaces and odd accents.

Comments

Ain't Superstitious (Meet Me on the Bottom)
March 29, 1985
Nassau Coliseum

^ The YouTube of it is funny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ERRwGJY_4Y. Kelly picks up a stick at the end and tries to say something to Mickey but just skulks away. It's heartwarming to see Mickey standing up for his brother Billy like that
Pretty Peggy O
June 12, 1980
Memorial Coliseum

The false start on the fourth chorus of the solo is a thing Jerry does that I love so much
Althea
June 7, 1980
Folsom Field

If you like your Altheas angry, bitter, and cutting, as opposed to mellow, this is the one for you. I love them all and this one is amazing. Surprised it's not higher.
Promised Land
May 31, 1980
Metropolitan Sports Center

Burning version. Jerry's last solo is fantastic. Listen to the crowd lose their minds when he goes full Chuck Berry in his last chorus.
Franklin's Tower
May 30, 1980
Milwaukee Auditorium

Jerry tries some very unique approaches during the solos and builds up lots of drama