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Be. Here. Now.
Not Fade Away
May 14, 1970
Merramec Community College
Balls to wall! I've never heard a NFA quite like this one. Down-home, dirty, and dastardly. This one takes no prisoners.
May 2, 1970
One of my top five favorite shows, and one of my top five favorite Morning Dews, played by our good ol' boys exactly five years before I was born.
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium
Whenever Keith channels his inner Little Richard, you know everything is truly well and good. This here is a real motorvatin' Sugar Magnolia in ABQ.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Sept. 21, 1972
Whip-smart, bouncy, solid, nuanced, extremely tight, with a very special transition. This whole show is a non-stop highlight reel, and this China>Rider is but one of those highlights. Listen to the Rider harmonies! Yes, please, and thank you.
Nov. 8, 1979
summeraven, thank you so very much for "just fact-checking." That's so dearly thoughtful of you! What I wrote in my comment about this version is called "opinion-making." Opinion is entirely what this web site is all about.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Candyman, Orpheum Theater, July 18, 1976
Big River, Oakland Coliseum, Dec. 4, 1990
Looks Like Rain, St. Paul Auditorium, Feb. 17, 1973
Jerry's solo is like ...
I love how this ...
Swimming in groove.
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