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Bertha
Sept. 9, 1974
Alexandra Palace

Swinging funk akin to a ’73 TLEO. Different and sharply played.
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Franklin's Tower
Aug. 19, 1980
Uptown Theatre

Jerry’s playing with amazing ease and fluidity. One shimmering melody after another.
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Me and Bobby McGee
June 28, 1974
Boston Garden

Played fast, sounding almost triumphant. Very cleanly played with some attention-grabbing Jerry.
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Beat it on Down The Line
June 28, 1974
Boston Garden

Not just high-energy but a little manic and dangerous. Listen for some sneaky fills by Keith.
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Uncle John's Band
July 10, 1990
Carter-Finley Stadium

Some very impressive jamming in this Playin' > Uncle John's > Playin' from Brent's last month on the road.

Comments

El Paso
Nov. 11, 1973
Winterland Arena

Keith friggin’ Godchaux, god DAMN!
Bertha
May 12, 1977
Auditorium Theatre

Such a pure, sparkling, exuberant version. I’m in love.
Playin' In The Band
May 21, 1974
Edmundson Pavilion

I’m with the yeasayers on this one. This magnificent version is perhaps my favorite of the year. It stays remarkably engaging throughout. Several of its individual jamming episodes alone would put this one high on the list, but taken together? This is the real deal.
Weather Report Suite
May 21, 1974
Edmundson Pavilion

Includes some jamming in D before the transition to China Doll. Stellar version from an A-grade show.
Ramble On Rose
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

The execution here is just about pristine.