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donnyraindog

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8
Wharf Rat
April 12, 1978
Cameron Indoor Stadium

How the hell is this version not up yet? From a Truckin' that saw Jerry doing a Pete Townsend type windmill followed by a kick ass Around and Around
3
Mama Tried
Aug. 16, 1969
Yasgur's Farm

Yeah i know the Band and legend thiought they sucked at Woodstock but considering the conditions the preformance is quite herioc
2
Sugaree
May 5, 1979
Civic Center

Nice 15 plus minute version that rocks but stays focused ,pretty good overall show for the era.
18
Uncle John's Band
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Gorgous version from start to finish and another piece of 77 that gives the lie to all the Keith and Donna haters.
6
Terrapin Station
Jan. 11, 1978
Shrine Auditorium

Spectacular version with perfect outro jam just thought to comment on how it should be ranked near the top and am shocked to find it absent.

Comments

Loose Lucy
Feb. 9, 1973
Roscoe Maples Pavilion - Stanford University

Jerry sings it with heart, Donna isn't too overboard and a nice backbeat with a Chuck Berry kind of feel. I don't even think it's close on this one.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
April 29, 1977
The Palladium

29 minutes of bliss from the most underrated run of shows in the year.
Spanish Jam
Jan. 17, 1968
Carousel Ballroom

Hard to believe how intricate and developed this is for an early version, there must have been something special in the water...or whatever that evening.
Born Cross Eyed
Jan. 20, 1968
Eureka Municipal Auditorium

The Clementine that precedes this is just as trippy ,jazzy hot !
Eyes Of The World
July 31, 1974
Dillon Stadium

One of those songs where I'd be hesitant to even list top 5 as there are so many great ones but this is sweet,tight jazzy and has killer Phil bombs to boot!