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Grateful Dead Nov. 15, 1972

Oklahoma City Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK | Listen on archive

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14
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
"It is a crime to let a SUCKER keep his money...."
20
Bird Song
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.
80
Playin' 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.
17
Wharf Rat
Excellent! Nice extended jam at end. Phils sounds like he is playing lead guitar with his bass.
10
Not Fade Away
Super worthy NFA>GDTRFB>NFA
11
Candyman
Got a story to tell ya ain't in no hurry - so listen up!
9
Brokedown Palace
Powerful set 1, what a beauty and from the first set
4
Bertha
Classic '72 Bertha
2
Sugaree
Sweet and mellow, well played by the band, and nicely sung by Jerry too.
8
Cumberland Blues
Another blazing version from a prime Cumberland year. Doesn't quite match 11/17, but is still oh so fine.
3
Mexicali Blues
Super tight version with a great mix and some nice harmonies.
7
Box 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!
3
Big 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.
4
Me 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.
4
Jack Straw
Loose Precision
1
Beat it on Down The Line
Ripping as usual in '72...
1
Big River
Very tight and explosive, clocking in at 4:00 even!
1
El Paso
Great playing from Keith especially right from the jump!
1
Deal
Big fan of the '72 "Deal"'s...they 'go down' in a hurry.
1
Around and Around
Jerry and Keith both go off!
1
China 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...
1
Promised Land
Kicks off the second set in style after a stellar first set!
1
Ramble On Rose
I tend to prefer these earlier versions when it was bouncy and didn't overstay its welcome...
1
Johnny B. Goode
Fiery encore to wrap up this fantastic Fall '72 show!