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Grateful Dead July 31, 1971

Yale Bowl, Yale University New Haven, CT | Listen on archive

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7
Sugaree
1st time played.
5
Playin' In The Band
A cool early version
13
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
A great vesion from ’71 with a unique Darkness Darkness transition jam after the “We bid you Goodnight” coda. Very deep, spiritual interplay.
10
Darkness Jam
Starting at the 7:55 minute mark of GDTR, again very short, but a beautiful Darkness Jam. On RT Vol. 1 No. 3, give it a listen.
30
Hard to Handle
Played a week before the 8/6/71 version, but super hot also. Both versions are a part of Road Trips Vol1-3.
6
Mister Charlie
Ignore the audiophobes and get into it. Pig and Jerry both totally on. The band is exploding with energy. Overlooked show, and Dave knew it.
10
Big Railroad Blues
Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 3
10
Me and Bobby McGee
Some truly lovely whole band interplay.
12
Bird Song
DS>Birdsong
4
Bertha
Revs up the rowdy crowd, tight and powerful 2nd set opener in a brilliant show. The AUD is a bit rough in places, but gives it great atmosphere. Hot.
9
Feelin' Groovy Jam
Great Jam in this spectacular DS. The DS maybe a touch underrated.
8
Uncle John's Band
Just a clean tight version.
7
Casey Jones
another wonderful rocking fast paced energetic version, full on heady performance
6
Deal
Swings and rocks. Seat-of-the-pants soloing and soulful feisty vocal.
8
Sing Me Back Home
I love Jerry's singing throughout this fine show.
3
Loser
Garcia crushes the guitar break and everything else.
4
Johnny B. Goode
Rip roaring out of Uncle John's Band and after a high octane 2nd set, how else to finish?
2
Truckin'
Great show-opening Truckin' into the first Sugaree!
1
El Paso
Personal favorite
2
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Listened to this on a big PA outside over the summer and it's so alive, athletic, and filled with beautiful instrumental cross-talk. Improv!
2
Big Boss Man
Pigpen wailing great as ever, and Jerry kills it this day!