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I'll Take A Melody
Dec. 6, 1977
JGB- Love Garcia's vocals on this! Hint of spring tour '78
Rhapsody In Red
March 17, 1978
June 18, 1978
JGB- SOULFUL! Old testament shit! Fire and brimstone...
Sitting In Limbo
April 3, 1976
I'm throwing in Garcia Band. Best show of '76! This version transcends.
To Lay Me Down
Jan. 1, 1970
Studio- Wally Heider
The studio version from "So Many Roads" box set. Fantastic version featuring great harmony between Bobby and Jerry.
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May 19, 1974
Portland Memorial Coliseum
Turn On Your Love Light
Dec. 29, 1968
Gulfstream Park Race Track
This show is in your face. Garcia's leads are screaming throughout the whole gig. This is what heavy metal was before heavy metal. He attacks the audience.
June 9, 1977
I remember probably 15 years ago pulled up into the Safeway parking lot in North Boulder and had this cranking. Got out of the car and a lady next to me had a huge smile on her face getting into her car groceries in hand and said “they don’t do it like that anymore”.
Dec. 11, 1969
Phil just bombs the shit out of this one!
Feb. 14, 1968
Only drawback to this one is super quiet Pig vocals.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Passenger, Olympia Halle, Oct. 12, 1981
High Time, Boston Tea Party, Dec. 29, 1969
Touch of Grey, Capital Centre, Sept. 15, 1982
Not a huge fan ...
Never heard another Jed ...
Just exactly perfect version
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