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Uncle John's Band
Dec. 31, 1979
Oakland Auditorium

Excellent rendition with available A video and sound on youtube through music vault.
The Music Never Stopped
Oct. 29, 1980
Radio City Music Hall

Honorable mention on the old dead clubhouse page, but not on here. There's a youtube video with great sound. See for yourself.
Oct. 16, 1981

A unique sounding Cassidy. Parts of this almost sound like a studio release of a different band playing like the dead.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Sept. 20, 1982
Madison Square Garden

MSG Scarlet Fire from the Fall of '82 - great transition.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Oct. 14, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

The last halfstep of '76. After Rio Grandeo everyone including the crowd gets into it. The source is a B+ AUD.


It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Nov. 8, 1970
Capitol Theater

This one comes after a series of rock numbers and brings the show down to its own speed.
New Orleans
June 21, 1984
Kingswood Music Theater

I loved this short one. Bob really goes after it and you are right, the groove is infectious right from the start.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Dec. 27, 1978
Golden Hall, Community Concourse

I can't find a CM source for this one cucamonga. I've been listening to the darst sbd which has two patches during the rio grandeo section that are a bit of a letdown. But the solos during the halfstep portion - particularly the first one - are played much harder than say any of the '77s. The first solo is something else.
Franklin's Tower
Dec. 27, 1978
Golden Hall, Community Concourse

This is my version right now. Crisp and clear, but loud and almost violent at times.
Not Fade Away
Oct. 6, 1977
Activity Center. Arizona State U

This probably should be one of the top versions of this song on here, but it's kind of hidden away by the weird transmission problem that Grendel is talking about. It's a nice find.