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Grateful Dead Dec. 15, 1971
Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor, MI | Listen on archive
20 minutes long with extra spacey jam
8Run Run Rudolph
Pigpen at his best with the band at its grit-in-the-gears crunchiest. They were on this night and this one is just full of butt.
Joyful chaos: A brilliant splatter. Bobby's voice never sounded so good to me as it did in '71.
4Playin' In The Band
Just listened to it 4x in a row, something I never do. The whole intense Playin' universe packed into under 7min. Could be my favourite '71.
16Turn On Your Love Light
Lovelight > King Bee > Mannish Boy > Lovelight
Part of a first set that just kicks with horsepower from the 1st note. Purposeful, driving and strong. Hot stuff.
Passionate, sparkling harmonies. Beeyooteeful vocals. Beeyooteeful playing.
3Me and Bobby McGee
A bit faster and carried along with a strong backbeat from Mr. K. makes this one special. Perfect ensemble singing arrangement too.
4Big Railroad Blues
December '71, a hint of what a monster of a band they'd become in 1972.
3You Win Again
Rock and swing right here - love this combo great Weir work, Jer on point, Snakey Phil and Keith's awake with Billy driving the kit.
4China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
KGs new here but just listen to he n Billy team up n lead the charge..
3Brown Eyed Women
Sounds like whiskey tastes
3Beat it on Down The Line
A unique mix and a great performance!