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Grateful Dead June 4, 1970
Fillmore West San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
13It's A Man's World
It moves, from start to finish, without letting up and the jamming is inspired. At one point Pigpen shouts, "suck your cock, man says that too".
6New Minglewood Blues
Direct and straight to the point. Was surprised that Bob was able to sing another note that night.
Relaxed mellow version with some interesting jams sprinkled in
5It's All Over Now Baby Blue
The benediction at the end of this night's religious experience.
Bob joined the end of the NRPS set, so this gets the full Jerry pedal steel treatment
6Wake Up Little Susie
With David Nelson and John Dawson
perfect Pig vocal, big Phil bass, blistering Garcia guitar.
4Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Another gret early take on this traditional by the boys.
5Deep Elem Blues
Pure goodness. Warm AUD, intimate sound. This is the gold.
Intimate expression of this song's first, acoustic, right off the LP era. A bit slower, but great vocals and 3-part harmonies.
5Friend of the Devil
Hard to figure that this isn't here already: sweet acoustic intimacy and a clear '70 AUD that does it for me.
6Attics of My Life
For a song notoriously difficult to sing, this one comes of beautifully. June 6th is better, but good to hear them in sequence as the worked on it.
6Not Fade Away
Spectacular thrashing jam. Jerry has an agressive metal sound that I like to call the "Dangerous Dead" from the era.
Sweet acoustic version
2Me and My Uncle
Solid slower version
2Monkey and the Engineer
Happy sing-along start to Thursday night mellowness at the Winterland.
Sweet acoustic '70 version. Always worth a vote
The horniest band in the world....The Grateful Dead!
1China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Great 1970 version