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Beat it on Down The Line
March 16, 1973
Nassau Coliseum

Rockin' little version, keeps this underrated show going. Jerry and Keith each have a sweet little solo...
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New Speedway Boogie
April 18, 1970
Family Dog at the Great Highway

Fiery yet contained, a great acoustic version. This whole show is a gem for acoustic lovers...
3
Beat it on Down The Line
Sept. 27, 1972
Stanley Theatre

A tight, perfect version from an outstanding show
2
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Nov. 20, 1973
Denver Coliseum

Very sweet smooth version!
3
Bird Song
Oct. 10, 1980
Warfield Theater

Surprised to not see this excellent acoustic version on here already!

Comments

Cassidy
Oct. 14, 1980
Warfield Theater

I also can't believe how few votes this has. They find such a great groove, and the whole song just sparkles... Definitely one of the best versions!
Johnny B. Goode
July 31, 1971
Yale Bowl, Yale University

Whoa! Holding on to the edge of my seat...
Friend of the Devil
Aug. 17, 1980
Kansas City Municipal Auditorium Arena

Great brent solo! Really enjoyed this.
Candyman
Dec. 17, 1970
The Matrix

darkstar, I got my information from this blog post, which casts doubt on the deadlists entry for this date: http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2010/10/mysterious-case-of-121770.html -- It ultimately uses Charlie Miller as a basis for the 10/5/70 date. I could certainly be wrong though! If I am, I apologize. Either way, this version is exquisite…
Dancin' in the Streets
Oct. 5, 1970
Winterland Arena

Jerry's smooth as butter here. Their pace is slower than usual for 1970, and it sounds so sweet...