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Dancin' in the Streets
April 3, 1970
Field House, U. of Cincinnati

Churning and meandering, flowing tightening up and raveling back
Oct. 1, 1977
Paramount Theatre

Up-tempo, bouncy flow
Pretty Peggy O
Oct. 1, 1977
Paramount Theatre

Skipping like a pebble upon a river
New Minglewood Blues
Oct. 1, 1977
Paramount Theatre

Hard rocking outlaw Dead
Jack Straw
June 22, 1973
Pacific Coliseum

Contemplative smooth vocal section, great filling. Morphing into a perfectly paced water-fall of fingerpicking energy.


Me and My Uncle
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Commenting twice on a version, means, I say it must be a very fine one, at least from how I see it. This Me and My Uncle is the primary article. Certainly one of the most melodic and energetically filled versions my ears have heard.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Revisiting this gem of a show again. One of the best, hands down, perhaps favorite of all China Cat internal (before transition) solos, I've heard. It smokes into a driving transition not too long, but nevertheless coherent and smoking into a rider that does, I tell you, heat like a bolt of liquid fire on a strong, powerful current. For compact, tight, and quick China>Riders as they go, this one is pantheonic. Keith and Garcia but in this Weir too, this is the goods.
Black Throated Wind
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Heater, Keith and everyone just on. Full of energy, for 72', for any year, this one is smoking.
Black Throated Wind
Sept. 17, 1972
Baltimore Civic Center

Weir in his vocal exuberance gives this an energetic flair and the fills are on cue and punchy. The group playing, also, is just tight, really.
Terrapin Station
Oct. 18, 1978
Winterland Arena

GeorgeWinters, always great to hear. And as they say (you know) "Just gotta poke around."