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Sugaree
Feb. 28, 1980
Kean College

A JGB version of how this song SHOULD HAVE ALWAYS SOUNDED.
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Catfish John
Feb. 28, 1980
Kean College

JGB absolutely nails the perfect mix of funk, rock, and classic Jerry in this sweet tune
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Sing Me Back Home
April 27, 1971
Fillmore East

Dead with Duane

Comments

Sing Me Back Home
April 27, 1971
Fillmore East

Got this on vinyl. Absolutely beautiful. In all my digging through my dad's tapes, the shows I been to, and the internet, this one takes the cake. None of Donna's senseless screaming, no distortions, no fuckups. Just pure and total fluidity throughout the band. One of my tops from them.
It Must Have Been The Roses
Oct. 26, 1980
Radio City Music Hall

Come on...really? This far down on the list?? This is the truest version of one of the sweetest songs they sang, guys. So what if Jerry didn't go into some badass electric jam. This is raw beauty. Best version there is.
Estimated Prophet
May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University

I'm 28. Been to 1 dead show before Jerry died. But. Listening to all my dad's tapes, all my/his records/cds... Cornell's had the most interaction throughout the band, throughout the song. Sure, Dane County had a better Jerry part that must've blown minds like I can't imagine, but that Cornell show; mind blowing from the beginning. By EVERYONE in the band. It seemed like more of an experiment for the band as a whole, where other versions seemed to be more an Jerry experiment on a Bobby song. I am a huge fan of the songs where everyone loses themselves just as much as Jerry, rather than everyone keeping their jam while Jerry experiments. Dont get me wrong, some of Jerry's jams blow my top, but songs like Estimated, need EVERYONE to lose themselves...in synchrony. Such as what came out of the Cornell show. I dunno. One man's opinion.