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Grateful Dead Dec. 5, 1971

Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden New York, NY | Listen on archive

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9
I 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
3
Tennessee Jed
Don't be dumb. Check this one out! It's worth it i promise
7
Ramble On Rose
Great version
12
Comes A Time
Another great early version with extra lyrics.
20
Dark Star
20 minutes of Dark Star, and the only lyrics you get are Me and My Uncle ;^)
6
Sugar Magnolia
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.
3
Me and Bobby McGee
Jerry plays an incredible melody throughout the entire 6 and a half min piece. Some unique 71 goodness
4
Brown Eyed Women
Bouncy and upbeat. Keith is on, and the lyrics are sung convincingly by Garcia.
5
Jack Straw
This is the GOODS
1
Mister Charlie
Infectious groove
3
Bertha
Phil plays some really unique notes in this one
3
Deal
Tight, punchy version.
5
Sitting on Top of the World
Out of a killer "DS," and a nice reading of a classic blues tune. Dig those changes!
5
Me and My Uncle
Worthy if only for the jaw-dropping transition into and out of Dark Star
4
Truckin'
Diesel-burnin' hard charging set opener. "Straight to number 1 in Turlock, California and that's a fact."
2
Not Fade Away
Tremendous energy and a beautiful jam with a long China Cat jam in the first bit. What the Dead are all about.
1
China Cat Sunflower
China cat tease! NFA -> China Cat Jam (tease) -> Goin' down the road feelin' bad -> NFA
3
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
AWESOME in the pocket jammin here - NFA>GDTRFB>NFA - '71 was the kind for these!
3
One 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.
1
Playin' In The Band
Straight ahead power just like the whole show.
2
You Win Again
Jerry goes full Country...Bouncier feel than the other (rare) versions.
1
Beat 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.
2
Big 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!
1
Casey Jones
It's nearing the end of 71, Keith is on on board now; their tight and energetic, 72 here they come!
2
Hurts 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!