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Grateful Dead Aug. 7, 1971

Golden Hall San Diego, CA | Listen on archive

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10
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Another great vesion from ’71 with a unique transition jam after the “We bid you Goodnight” coda, this time into JBG.
25
Hard to Handle
When I'm a little hard to handle I load this up and pull the trigger. I'm surprised no one submitted this one yet.
7
Sugaree
Phil is all over this. Short and sweet version.
6
Next Time You See Me
Cool, calmed down version, solid guitar tone.. Just too good man
7
Casey Jones
I know its not on archive but this version is miles better than anything else on this list
11
El Paso
Mellow, No keyboard, clean and cool
8
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
The DP 35 houseboat tapes version is very hot for '71. Great interplay between the band, Phil Bombs.
4
Cumberland Blues
Jerry rips; classic summer 71
5
Truckin'
Opens 2nd set and delivers the goods in '71 style
12
Mister Charlie
Jerry leans into it with a jaw-tighteningly crisp and high-voltage tone for a killer solo, though the group is a bit loose. Pigpen sounds amazing.
6
Mama Tried
Sweet country Dead. Great mix if you want to feel Phil's thunder.
5
Big Boss Man
Pigpen’s vox is just amazing here (as always). Great show.
7
Sing Me Back Home
So sweet and sad, with a giant of a solo and crisp harmonising.
3
Not Fade Away
Super sublime transition into GDRTFB
2
Promised Land
San Diego Convention Hall
2
Bertha
Moving Vocals on this DP35 version
2
Big Railroad Blues
This one's somehow not on here? The classic opener to Dick's Picks 35, and a MONSTER of a version.
2
Me and My Uncle
All of Bob's cowboy songs from this show are smokin' hot