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Grateful Dead Dec. 5, 1971
Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden New York, NY | Listen on archive
10I Wash My Hands
Jerry vocals and energy are top notch this whole show, I don't know what it is about this song but I just love it. Makes me happy every time
Don't be dumb. Check this one out! It's worth it i promise
8Ramble On Rose
13Comes A Time
Another great early version with extra lyrics.
20 minutes of Dark Star, and the only lyrics you get are Me and My Uncle ;^)
Early Keith version, one of the only early ones with no flubs and no sour vox. And wonderful unfaltering and exciting Jerry on outro solo.
4Me and Bobby McGee
Jerry plays an incredible melody throughout the entire 6 and a half min piece. Some unique 71 goodness
5Brown Eyed Women
Bouncy and upbeat. Keith is on, and the lyrics are sung convincingly by Garcia.
This is the GOODS
Phil plays some really unique notes in this one
Tight, punchy version.
6Sitting on Top of the World
Out of a killer "DS," and a nice reading of a classic blues tune. Dig those changes!
5Me and My Uncle
Worthy if only for the jaw-dropping transition into and out of Dark Star
Diesel-burnin' hard charging set opener. "Straight to number 1 in Turlock, California and that's a fact."
2Not Fade Away
Tremendous energy and a beautiful jam with a long China Cat jam in the first bit. What the Dead are all about.
1China Cat Sunflower
China cat tease! NFA -> China Cat Jam (tease) -> Goin' down the road feelin' bad -> NFA
3Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
AWESOME in the pocket jammin here - NFA>GDTRFB>NFA - '71 was the kind for these!
3One More Saturday Night
Howlin' and screamin Bobby fest with the band stokin the fire behind him - 1950's style rock'n'roll delivered at warp speed.
1Playin' In The Band
Straight ahead power just like the whole show.
2You Win Again
Jerry goes full Country...Bouncier feel than the other (rare) versions.
1Beat it on Down The Line
This is a high energy and very well played version of this song. Bobby is in very good form here.
2Big Boss Man
Pigs vocals and harmonica are at a high and energetic level on this version. Jerry's guitar playing is a must listen, really!
It's nearing the end of 71, Keith is on on board now; their tight and energetic, 72 here they come!
3Hurts Me Too
Pig comes alive during this song as well as this entire show, and Jerry respond's to his energy level, as does the whole band. I love this show!
1Next Time You See Me
sick version, massive Pig love