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Turn On Your Love Light
April 8, 1985
Bobby makes Pig proud with this version. I bet Jerry took his eyes off the floor for this one. Thanks to DEADOLOGY for this one (great read).
Samson and Delilah
Oct. 12, 1981
When playing like this is captured by pristine audio you want to thank everyone involved. Hold on to your hat for this one!
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara
While Jerry doesn't take this one out for a spin like later shows in '77, this version has a more swinging groove than most.
June 4, 1978
Campus Stadium - University Of California
Jerry is worth a listen on this one. He doesn't want to stop.
Sept. 10, 1972
Once people hear this they will know the truth.
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Not Fade Away
Nov. 7, 1971
Fans of '71 will wonder why this one is so far down. 11-15-71 still takes the cake, but this one beats Halloween in my opinion.
April 26, 1972
They are all really good towards the top, but the tempo, and Jerry's solo hits my ear just right on this one.
Aug. 5, 1971
The only thing better than a Bertha opener, is a 9 min Bertha opener.
Friend of the Devil
Aug. 10, 1982
Iowa Fieldhouse - University of Iowa
With meaning by all who dared.
Not Fade Away
Oct. 15, 1977
Moody Coliseum - Southern Methodist University
Great interplay by all, with Keith holding it all together.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Candyman, Boston Music Hall, Nov. 14, 1978
Sugaree, Boston Music Hall, Nov. 14, 1978
Don't Ease Me In, Stanley Theatre, Sept. 28, 1972
Best Brent song and ...
Vince does some characteristic ...
Stunning stuff right here. ...
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