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Turn On Your Love Light
Oct. 24, 1970
Kiel Opera House

Wonderful, highly underrated version that keeps the energy high all throughout. The jam after Pigs 'Box Back Nitties' line is killer
Hard to Handle
March 21, 1971
Exposition Center

While the recording isn't great, you can still hear and feel the intensity. Really great and worth checking out
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
March 12, 1981
Boston Garden

"Good luck to the Celtics" - Bobby. I believe in reference to the Pacers game (Celtics lost) great US Blues, Jerry doesn't fumble any vocals *I think*
Estimated Prophet
Dec. 27, 1987
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Funky with a capital F !
Playin' In The Band
Dec. 27, 1987
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Great set opener, spunky jam leads into a solid UJB


The Other One
May 13, 1973
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Phil OWNS this one. The intro is stuck in my head - probably a top 5 Other One for 73-74
Aiko Aiko
June 20, 1987
Greek Theater

Ripping version, showcasing Jerry's comeback (especially vocally)
Dark Star
Feb. 21, 1969
Dream Bowl

Really great, like drifting on a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Highlight of this show is the intense Eleven however
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Feb. 26, 1990
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Prelude S>F to the famous one from Hamilton next month. Phil is all over this one, but the entire band is truly locked in. Not super intense but highly experimental, both in MIDI and just playing
Foolish Heart
Sept. 12, 1991
Madison Square Garden

Really excellent Foolish on Jerry's end, scorching guitar work. The two keyboards meld well on thus one