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March 23, 1974
Cow Palace

Really Nice 74 Cassidy. Interesting part on the Birdge (flight of the seabirds part) Bob and Jerry do some humming and Donna sings very cool
Estimated Prophet
May 21, 1977
Lakeland Civic Center

If your friends said Barton Hall tell them to get lost! This Prophet absolutely destroys Barton Hall, Jerry's Solo is so tight and tasteful must lstn!
St. Stephen
Oct. 9, 1976
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium

Hot opener to 2nd set! This St.Stephen is flawless and goes >NFA>St.Stephen for the best reprise I've probably ever heard this band do! Must Listen!
Playin' In The Band
May 28, 1977
Hartford Civic Center

Really tight playin. If you get the official release your in for a treat! Nice Playin Sandwich on this show, super smooth transition to Prophet
Greatest Story Ever Told
Feb. 26, 1973
Pershing Municipal Auditorium

Bill's amazing drumming on this one. The entire band gets into a real swing during the end jam and donna and jerry go wild.Jerry is heavy on the wah!


Greatest Story Ever Told
June 30, 1974
Civic Center

Love phil's tone in this one. You can really here him in the intro!
New Speedway Boogie
June 2, 1995
Shoreline Amphitheatre

A soul filled verison. Esp on the last set of verses, Jerry pours it out!
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Oct. 10, 1982
Frost Amphitheatre

The band is in rare form on this cut. A fast paced out of the gate china cat and Jerry is on. Smooth first lil lead hints on what is to come. The instrumental breaks build up a ton of steam for what is yet to become a powerhouse version! It blossoms beautifully into an extraordinary transitional jam segment. The band seems to be split here. Jerry holds off on that signature china cat jam riff until the tension builds to great heights. Phil digs in hard on his bass as Jer scorches the crowd with his perfectly executed phrases. Amazing playing '82 was really an amazing year! The Rider delivers, don't miss this Jem!
June 20, 1974
The Omni

Just heard this the other day and was blown away. Very energetic Jam!
Cumberland Blues
May 26, 1972
Strand Lyceum

you mean 1972 lol!