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Best SOTM

So that was Clarence! It was just amazing, I was reading a book about Garcia and there was some mention of this show, or something that made me think I might have a copy of this show, anyways... I went searching and it was just so cool when I realized I had a great quality cassette of the very show I was reading about.

Thanks, Wilfred T. and be well for many years.

Harrington

p.s. (no longer black lassie - identity crisis lol)

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Found a Groovy site for Best Versions ...

http://headyversion.com/

love searching through these and listening to all the submissions ...

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9-2-80 China>Rider revisited

Upon scrutiny, it actually sounds like Mr. Bob didn't come in where he was supposed to (that's where Brent's keys come in). I think what may have screwed him up a little is that they didn't all sing together as normal on the first verse. Jerry helps out after the Brent 'break' (where Bob was supposed to come in), and then proceeds immediately after with the correct lyric after helping Bob with his line. Either way, this version scorches! Just sweet. I just love the guitar filigrees Jerry adds which make this version truly unique.

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in general

I think forgetting the lyrics often proved a real godsend for the jamming...

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9-2-80 China>Rider

It's great, especially the I Know You Rider. I really don't think Jerry can remember his lyric (for some reason), so after 1. extending his solo break 2. letting Brent take a break on the keys (which I think was rare at the time) 3. he comes in with Bobby's lyric! It could have been a wreck but ends up being great. Bob harmonizes with him nicely, and Jerry does get to his lyric 'Wish I was a Headlight', after the 'Sun Gonna Shine'. It's really great, superb actually and Jerry's guitar playing after really shines. It's one of the top 5 China>Riders for me only because there are an awful lot of examples. Seriously, check it out you might actually get hooked on it. Btw, I'm currently listening to the SirMick version which has a very nice sound.

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it's 12-6-89

Reading the reviews, it was quite important to a lot of folks that were there. It was the Earthquake benefit. 12-6-89 from Oakland. It sounds nice with Clarence Clemons. FWIW, My fave SOTM is 12-28-91.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-12-06.sbd.miller.14917.sbeok.shnf

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SPAMMER!

go away samson77

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Need help identifing date of "best" "Standing on the Moon"

Back in the early '90s I became friends w/ a serious taper nicknamed "Rockitt" from Jersey via school in Albany (Rockitt if you read this it's Pat). Anyways he used to cut tapes for me when we got together. I never labeled them thinking I'd have a hobby when I got older and had the time - well time's here!

After about 70 or so shows I ended up pretty familiar with our heros! I also realized that my friend Rockitt cut me tapes of some of the best shows ever, for which I will be forever grateful.

So:
I have a set that looks like a New Year's set but I'm not sure. I can hear Brent and a horn player, the set list is Scarlet>Sugar Mag>Ship of Fools>Terrapin Drums/Space Wheel>Watchtower>Standing on the Moon>sunshine Daydream Jam

It contains a version of Standing on the Moon that's better than any other version ever or just about any other tune from any live performance from anyone ever (can you tell I really like this cut (and I'm nuts...)?)!

Any help with the date will be mucho appreciado - I know I could hunt for it, but I'm just too arthritic and medicated sometimes....

Thanks

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Best Jack Straw

Ok, I know "best" is a loaded term, but I always go back to 6/16/91 Set 2 for the tasty licks.

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Need your best Crazy Fingers

I've been playing/learning Crazy Fingers on guitar so I'd like to hear some of your favorites! I've been listening to the version from One From the Vault and also downloaded a show from Winterland, 6/17/75 (first version of the tune). I like both versions a lot, but I'm sure someone on hear can pick one just off of the top of their head that will blow my mind!! Haha.

Thanks!
-Gabe

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Best version EVER?