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43
Easy Wind
June 24, 1970
Capitol Theatre

NFA -> Easy Wind. Thrilling transition and a showcase version!
1
Sugar Magnolia
Feb. 1, 1978
Uptown Theatre

One of the highlights of an underrated show. Funky, starts slow and slinky, but ends hot!
11
Sugar Magnolia
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

Fun version! Follows the New Years countdown and followed by a raw Eyes of the World
60
Uncle John's Band
May 19, 1977
Fox Theatre

Dicks Picks 29. Inside out version that starts with the coda and resolves to the first verse.
25
Scarlet Begonias
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

this is some great melodic soloing by Jerry; he takes all the time the song needs

Comments

Easy Wind
Sept. 20, 1970
Fillmore East

This is pretty much the best Bob lead work I've ever heard.
Dark Star
Aug. 1, 1973
Roosevelt Stadium

Every time I listen to this I am floored by the jamming before the verse. I still remember where I was when I first heard it. I remember reading someone's opinion that it showed Allmans influence (coming 4 days after Watkins Glen). Not sure if that explains it, but it sure is an unusually inventive type of interplay. Then they go in a different direction entirely post-verse...
Eyes Of The World
Nov. 11, 1973
Winterland Arena

Pardon my redundance, but I agree that the solos between verses are as lyrical and melodic and perfect as it ever got.
Eyes Of The World
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

Jerry has some real crunchy guitar moments here that I haven't heard in other versions. Really his playing all night is just inspired.
Eyes Of The World
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

This version boasts a unique, acid-drenched five minute intro jam. Ned Lagin makes all the difference.