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Franklin's Tower
Aug. 5, 1979
Oakland Auditorium Arena

Early Tiger
Greatest Story Ever Told
Dec. 14, 1980
Long Beach Arena

Energy to Burn
Big River
March 14, 1981
Hartford Civic Center

Cooking with gas!
Me and My Uncle
March 14, 1981
Hartford Civic Center

This and the Big River that follows are on fire
New Minglewood Blues
March 30, 1980
Capitol Theatre

Great Energy - Love the Brent action..


Me and Bobby McGee
Dec. 6, 1971
Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden

Love it! Garcia's solo and fills are ridiculously good.
Sept. 2, 1980
Community War Memorial Auditorium

This proves how astoundingly good this band was. That a version as sublime and near perfect as this one sits with only 8 votes. It can easily blow the doors of the top vote getters. There are so many hidden gems in the Grateful Dead live recorded canon - it behooves us all to keep listening to different versions we may have overlooked.
Franklin's Tower
Aug. 5, 1979
Oakland Auditorium Arena

Can't believe this has not yet been posted. Jerry's having fun with his new toy - the Tiger. It's second show in, and it sounds marvelous on this 1st set Franklin's...I'm loving listening to all these early Tiger shows...
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
March 3, 1981
Cleveland Music Hall

This gets my vote. We all love to point out how great Garcia is with these heady versions, but on this the Weir Factor is extremely poignant.
Samson and Delilah
March 9, 1981
Madison Square Garden

I just love the muscle that Brent adds to this song. This version doesn't disappoint..