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Submissions

1
Drums -> Space
Feb. 17, 1982
Warfield Theater

Carnival of sounds and textures. Wild stuff.
3
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Sept. 10, 1974
Alexandra Palace

Pummeling version with Phil cranked UP in the mix.
2
Row Jimmy
Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium

The whole band creates a seamless, burbling groove. (Listen for Phil pushing through the small spaces Bobby leaves.) Mesmerizing.
2
The Race Is On
Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium

The short, country-style numbers sound so good in this set. There's a lot of good music in this show even before the big jams arrive.
1
Don't Ease Me In
Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium

Strong country kicker. Wolf's leads peal out over Keith's barrelhouse piano accompaniment.

Comments

Scarlet Begonias
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

The technical glitch I can overlook, but Bobby’s noticeably out of tune in stretches of the jam. I can’t upvote, but I can recommend you hear this at least once to appreciate the good aspects, which are significant.
Eyes Of The World
Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium

Fast, nimble, with lots of heart -- basically perfect. It's a great first set overall!
Drums -> Space
Sept. 16, 1990
Madison Square Garden

This is stupendous and makes me want to revisit all the MSG ’90 Drums>Spaces. Don’t overlook this the next time you hit play on this classic set.
Dancin' in the Streets
Oct. 1, 1977
Paramount Theatre

I actually found the last few minutes the most impressive. Jerry switches his guitar tone and the whole jam immediately takes on new colors and textures. Great version.
Shakedown Street
June 22, 1991
Soldier Field

A few passages transported me back to a Good Lovin’ jam from 20 years earlier, which I was not expecting. Anyway, this is great Grateful Dead.