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Hurts Me Too
Aug. 24, 1971
Auditorium Theatre

An uncommonly spirited organ solo from Pigpen augmented by searing leads from Jerry make this one stand out.
Let It Grow
Oct. 26, 1980
Radio City Music Hall

What this one lacks in deep exploration, it more than makes up for in exceptionally tight playing and strong vocals. A top-shelf performance from all.
Mama Tried
June 16, 1990
Shoreline Amphitheatre

Tight version with a spirited solo from Jerry.
Johnny B. Goode
April 3, 1989
Civic Arena

Fun MIDI solo from Jerry that's answered by an equally hot keyboard solo from Brent. One of the better 80s versions.
When Push Comes to Shove
April 1, 1988
Meadowlands Arena

The band takes their time and digs into this one more than usual. You can tell they're having a lot of fun.


Oct. 29, 1973
Kiel Auditorium

Mellow magic
Playin' In The Band
Oct. 18, 1972
Fox Theater

It may be about 10 minutes shorter than some of the year's headier expeditions, but every single piece of this jam is tight and purposeful. Stunning music.
Mister Charlie
Dec. 9, 1971
Fox Theatre

It's a nice version, but the one from the next night blows it out of the water.
Dec. 9, 1971
Fox Theatre

Jerry plays the characters with more passion than usual. What this one lacks in jamming it makes up for in spirit.
Morning Dew
Aug. 6, 1971
Hollywood Palladium

This is the earliest live version I've heard that fully capitalizes on the song's epic qualities. Monumental version..