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Submissions

1
Tennessee Jed
May 12, 1974
University of Nevada

In full command of the Wall’s sonic clarity, Jerry executes on some softer, more intricate lead parts. Lovely version.
3
Little Red Rooster
April 2, 1989
Civic Arena

The Brent-driven portion of the jam is downright smoldering. The rest of the band can't resist getting in on the action.
7
Dancin' in the Streets
Nov. 2, 1969
Family Dog at the Great Highway

A lost masterpiece, now restored on the new Dave's Picks! The once-missing jam is a face-stealer.
3
Not Fade Away
Dec. 17, 1992
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

A searing hot jam with lots of Phil and aggressive work from Weir. Underrated.
4
Hurts Me Too
Aug. 24, 1971
Auditorium Theatre

An uncommonly spirited organ solo from Pigpen augmented by searing leads from Jerry make this one stand out.

Comments

China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
May 12, 1974
University of Nevada

China Cat has some interesting Jerry leads, but the band doesn't really hit full power until Rider, which is a really phenomenal version. I'd upvote Rider, but not China Cat.
Dancin' in the Streets
May 4, 1977
The Palladium

This one deserves to be in the top 10.
Wharf Rat
May 3, 1977
The Palladium

Keith plays some beautiful, inventive lines as the song moves into its bridge. While Keith's contributions may be the main reason I upvoted this version, the vocals are also strong.
They Love Each Other
May 4, 1977
The Palladium

Disagree with the characterization by FreedomHaul, this is full-band cohesion at its finest. Everyone is actively creating the space that Garcia then maximizes. Lovely version
Good Lovin'
May 3, 1977
The Palladium

Not quite as rich in content as the Pigpen versions, this rare standalone version has a unique character that makes it worth seeking out.