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Grateful Dead Aug. 12, 1972
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Sacramento, CA | Listen on archive
3Greatest Story Ever Told
Really gets rolling in the last third of the song, with everybody firing off
3Ramble On Rose
Do yourself a favor! Give this version a listen. It's the fire and verve.
This one's got more pep than a lot of '72 versions.
A slightly brisk and jaunty version that is smack-dab in the middle of a TOO. More bluesy rock than ponderous and Faulknerian (?).
3Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Early, very tight version. August '72, so you know its well worthy of a listen. Stellar rendition
7The Other One
The Other One -> Black Peter -> The Other One. Interesting sandwich, cool stuff.
15Playin' In The Band
Keith's piano work in this is awesome. Classic playing by the rest of the band who are all on fire. I love these summer '72 Playins
Graaaate stuff, jerry is ripping in this one.
Very Jazzy and spacey the jam reaches almost dark star proportions. Very Jazzy feel to this one.
2Black Throated Wind
Another hot one from 1972 in Sacramento
3Me and My Uncle
MAMU is so often overlooked, but this one is hiding in plain sight. Hard jumpin' rocker here with a savage pulse, and great banter after.
Sweet outro on this one. Donna's got the sweet harmony and Phil with the bass vox makes it pretty kind.
High voltage 18-wheel Truckin'. Mix and sound on this show keep it in the shadow of others this month, but the music is all there.
3One More Saturday Night
Crank up that old Victrola!
2Big Railroad Blues
Always a fun ride
Weir insists it’s time for another cowboy song. “This one rose straight to the top of the charts, of course we didn’t do it” great, consistent one