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Mexicali Blues
June 26, 1974
Providence Civic Center

My lord! This mexicali is insane!! If you doubt the power of the cowboy tunes listen to this Wall of Sound beauty!!!
5
Dark Star
Feb. 23, 1968
Kings Beach Bowl

Dick's Picks 22 anyone?? 68 tone is honestly incredible, and this is a perfect example
5
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 14, 1970
Fillmore East

How is this not here?? Dicks picks 4... a classic primal china>rider no doubt.
3
Promised Land
May 26, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Grate version... listen carefully at the beginning you can hear Jerry yell "put your acid in!"

Comments

Hey Jude
Oct. 9, 1989
Hampton Coliseum

This is easily one the worst versions of this song I've ever heard... Brent starts singing the verse when they're playing the end riff... yikes.
It Must Have Been The Roses
Aug. 13, 1975
Great American Music Hall

This version is probably my favorite, there are a few other good ones from 74 but this one takes the cake for me. Far superior to Red Rocks.
It Must Have Been The Roses
Feb. 24, 1974
Winterland Arena

This version smokes everything above it other than One From the Vault. This list is highly questionable
It Must Have Been The Roses
July 8, 1978
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

This is far from the best version, Jerry's voice is quite shakey and they don't handle the dynamics well at all. Compare this to 8/13/75... no contest. Many better versions from 74 as well.
Weather Report Suite
June 28, 1974
Boston Garden

This is one of the best Grateful Dead jams I've ever heard. The entire WRS > Jam > U.S. Blues sequence is probably one of the best things they ever played.