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Grateful Dead May 2, 1970
Harpur College Binghamton, NY | Listen on archive
Another classic acoustic version
102Viola Lee Blues
Unbelievably powerful version during an unbelievable concert.
182The Other One
Garcia's guitar tone here is pure liquid magic
98Dancin' in the Streets
Another great tune from the legendary Harpur College show. Includes a really great tighten up jam.
Well executed, great sound, and the jam out of this one golden...
86Uncle John's Band
Awesome acoustic version
Beautiful, just beautiful...I guess most of them are...wait for the note at the peak...
Outrageously fast and full of power, this is possibly the best ever
35It's A Man's World
hot, Hot, HOT!!!
Killer acoustic version
42Deep Elem Blues
Jerry's voice just exactly bluesy perfect...groovy & slow acoustic cadence & the boys harmonizing sweetly on the chrouses. Outstanding early version
65I Know You Rider
DP 8 Acoustic Heaven
How is this not here? Came to vote for it, because I was sure it had to be at the top, and it wasn't here at all. Wow. Acoustic and gut wrenching .
62Friend of the Devil
Not to be missed. From one of the top 4 or 5 best Dead shows ever!
The Cryptical Reprise is a beast, this whole show could be nominated, Dick’s Picks Vol. 8, listen again and vote.
Can believe this one isn't already here! A beautiful version from one of the top five shows ever played.
42Don't Ease Me In
Opener for a legendary show. A great acoustic version.
22Beat it on Down The Line
Great acoustic version, when the song was still fresh and you can hear the Binghamton crowd react when Bob starts singing
A short sweet Candyman into the headiest Cumberland Blues of all time
No fuckin way this isnt listed. Its crisp as can be and amongst a pure epic set!
3Big Railroad Blues
Crisp clean and real bluesy, just seems like the ideal railroad in my mind
1Cold Rain and Snow
Out of tune and a bit of mess, but it's time this tune joins the list on the 50th anniversary of a masterpiece of a night!
Gotta be grateful.
All drums this night roll through sacred and sublime! Explodes into O1, later thunders into amazing Good Lovin' & for this, deserves to be here!
2Me and My Uncle
Maybe b/c it's w/New Riders but one of the best acosutic versions ever should be here! Riders w/great backing vox + Jerry on pedal steel!