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Grateful Dead Nov. 15, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK | Listen on archive
14Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
"It is a crime to let a SUCKER keep his money...."
The '72 vintages are so silky smooth and this one is no exception. Jerry's vocals aren't prone to the frog-croaks of later years.This glides on wings.
80Playin' In The Band
Got half an hour to kill? Lose yourself in one of the greatest, mind-blowing, spacious, jamming, jazzy, monster PITB's in history.
Excellent! Nice extended jam at end. Phils sounds like he is playing lead guitar with his bass.
10Not Fade Away
Super worthy NFA>GDTRFB>NFA
Got a story to tell ya ain't in no hurry - so listen up!
Powerful set 1, what a beauty and from the first set
Classic '72 Bertha
Sweet and mellow, well played by the band, and nicely sung by Jerry too.
Another blazing version from a prime Cumberland year. Doesn't quite match 11/17, but is still oh so fine.
Super tight version with a great mix and some nice harmonies.
7Box of Rain
Having held "sing something Phil" banners, I always had a soft spot for BoR. This one is tightly played and powerfuly sung. Good stuff!
3Big Railroad Blues
Turns on a dime from the cerebral extended PiTB jam into a coal-burnin' tight jam with force and power. Hot stuff showing off their limitless range.
4Me and Bobby McGee
Not everyone's favorite song, but I love it. This is an uptempo, airplay-tight, and beautifully sung version. Faster than most.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Ripping as usual in '72...
Very tight and explosive, clocking in at 4:00 even!
Great playing from Keith especially right from the jump!
Big fan of the '72 "Deal"'s...they 'go down' in a hurry.
1Around and Around
Jerry and Keith both go off!
1China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Kind of shocked so many songs from this show hadn't been nominated...top-notch '72 IMO, and this China>Rider is no exception...
Kicks off the second set in style after a stellar first set!
1Ramble On Rose
I tend to prefer these earlier versions when it was bouncy and didn't overstay its welcome...
1Johnny B. Goode
Fiery encore to wrap up this fantastic Fall '72 show!