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Eyes Of The World
June 18, 1976
Capitol Theatre

There's a beautiful 16mm video of this on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf1dNTexCL4. Some absolutely beautiful runs by Jerry here
1
Turn On Your Love Light
June 14, 1968
Fillmore East

Not the best sound quality, but the quality shines through. Deserves a listing. Jerry and Bill K. on top form
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Me and My Uncle
April 26, 1972
Jahrhunderthalle

This needs more votes. It's confident, solid, well-delivered, and bouncy as hell.
6
Turn On Your Love Light
Nov. 7, 1969
Fillmore Auditorium

Dynamic. Not the best, perhaps, but a 25-minute version from DP16 that's definitely worth listing.
21
Caution
Feb. 24, 1968
Kings Beach Bowl

An absolute monster. From 'Dick's Picks Vol. 22'. The way Pigpen's vocals are recorded, weaving in and out of the rhythm tracks, is truly haunting.

Comments

Me and Bobby McGee
Nov. 15, 1971
The Austin Municipal Auditorium

This is an unusual one rhythmically; the pianistics are delightfully appropriate, Jer's vocal contributions are on point, and both guitars sound great. They handled the tempo well, too.
Truckin'
Sept. 3, 1977
Raceway Park

I love the drum intro, but this is a delicious version primarily because Phil is having SO much fun on vocals (and bass). And the extended middle section is just repetitive riffing, but hot damn if it ain't spirited riffing.
Here Comes Sunshine
Dec. 6, 1973
Public Hall

For years I disliked this song. I still don't like the studio version, or most other versions. But my god, this is absolutely gorgeous. Truly stunning music from start to finish.
Looks Like Rain
April 8, 1972
Wembley Empire Pool

Usually hate this song -- "Did you ever waken to the sound of street cats making love?" must be one of the worst lyrics in music history -- but this version turns sap into gorgeous beauty. Thanks to Jerry, mostly.
Next Time You See Me
April 8, 1972
Wembley Empire Pool

This is indeed a ripper. Jerry's guitar is live, but notable mostly for the fantastic harmonica work.