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Good Lovin'
Nov. 9, 1979
Memorial Auditorium

Excellent conclusion to a Wharf Rat > I Need a Miracle > Bertha > Good Lovin'. From Road Trips Vol. 1, No. 1. Finishes with an energetic flourish.

Comments

Brown Eyed Women
May 28, 1977
Hartford Civic Center

Love it, my favourite version! Jerry's solo is the highlight, hits the heights in a short amount of time. I think Cornell's BEW is a bit overrated; don't get me wrong, it's great, but I think both this and May 9th versions are better.
Doin' That Rag
Feb. 28, 1969
Fillmore West

I don't love this tune, but this is a cool version, highlighted by an adventurous little Garcia solo.
Feel Like A Stranger
Oct. 9, 1989
Hampton Coliseum

This is a really great, ENERGETIC version, lost of fun! But to may ears, some other versions have superior crazy outro jams. I'm partial to 10/12/84 myself, but there are others. I suppose this is the definitive live version of this, as a song. But as a jam, others top it. That's why it's so hard to vote on here!
Estimated Prophet
Oct. 21, 1978
Winterland Arena

Great stuff, '78 is an amazing year for Estimateds. Yes the versions from '77 are consistently very good, but they don't get as far out there with the later jams.
Pretty Peggy O
Oct. 22, 1978
Winterland Arena

It's fascinating to me that there are some killer versions Peggy-O from '78. A delicate song, yet to me '78 is more of a loose and rockin' sort of year. This one has some great, quiet guitar work from Jerry.