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Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Nov. 24, 1972
Dallas Memorial Auditorium
Majestic Garcia solos throughout. This one should definitely be higher up on the list! Fiery Fall 72 rock and roll, indeed.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Dec. 7, 1981
Des Moines Civic Center
Ditto on the repeating pattern jam....listen to Brent catch on and add a great layer over top. Wowza!
The Music Never Stopped
June 15, 1976
Agreed on the short but sweet assessment. Garcia's runs throughout the outro jam are playful and super tight. Doesn't reach those raging '78 peaks, but it's a really fun and pleasantly surprising version.
Feb. 26, 1977
Ernie5 hit the nail on the head! Jerry tries to cut into Wheel during Playin' and the band doesn't take the initial bait. When they all align, he comes crashing in! Not the smoothest transition in, but a well played and energetic Wheel nonetheless. What a great show!
Hard to Handle
April 27, 1971
My favorite Hard to Handle of the Fillmore shows, and one of the best ever. "The theme" is scorching. Definitely underrated!
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Wharf Rat, Rainbow Theater, March 24, 1981
Rosalie McFall, Saenger Performing Arts Center, Oct. 19, 1980
Jack A Roe, Saenger Performing Arts Center, Oct. 19, 1980
Love '78 Roses. Incredible ...
Jerry's vocals are magical ...
Grateful garage rock at ...
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