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  • December 17, 2018 - 7:48am
    wilfredtjones
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    Loser 10/15/76

    This one doesn't show up on headyversion, but it's a really good one.

    https://relisten.net/grateful-dead/1976/10/15/loser?source=90753

  • December 6, 2018 - 6:14pm
    Dazzafari
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    Just for today...

    Cow Palace New Years Eve 1976. Simply because I just listened to it! No doubt, tomorrow will bring a new favourite 😎

  • November 1, 2018 - 6:47am
    willieaames
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    In the end - Linkin Park

    In the end - Linkin Park

  • November 1, 2018 - 1:22am
    SorenJespersen87
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    Black Peter, Illinois

    My personal favorite is the peformance of "Black Peter", Northern Illinois University, 1977.
    I am from europe, and was studying at the university from 1976-1979. I didnt know the dead before that show, but i have loved them ever since. Love from Denmark.

    Best regards
    Søren Jespersen
    Writer at https://bedste-blackfriday-tilbud.dk/

  • September 13, 2018 - 9:48pm
    mkav
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    Mr Charlie
    Hollywood Bowl? 1971. pure funk. I barely even recognized it the first time I heard it. I really like "traditional" Mr C...but this one is tops...IMO, of course. Your mileage may vary
  • September 13, 2018 - 1:02pm
    Mind Bender
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    China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider 06/22/74
    First night of two at the Jai-Alai Fronton in Miami. This is without a doubt my favorite China/Rider of all. The jam out of China Cat is second to none in my opinion. It is a complete work of art filled with masterful playing by all, with with one peak after another, a continuously building crescendo that literally explodes into Rider. The first time I heard it, it nearly blew my mind and still has an incredible effect on me to this day.
  • May 22, 2018 - 2:23pm
    Joe Cavanaugh
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    Morning Dew 12 30 1987
    This one will give you goose bumps.
  • May 22, 2018 - 2:09pm
    Dov
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    Best versions
    best is subjective, but these versions are my favorites and they are all from 2/18/1971, last show with Mickey for several years ... *Bertha *Loser Hard to Handle *Wharf Rat (with Beautiful Jam!) Me and My Uncle Me and Bobby McGee Big Boss Man Candyman Uncle John's Band * - first time ever played Bertha is very cool because it has this little coda at the end of the song, and this version is the only time it was ever played. My 3rd show, and the first time I was ever psychedelic at a show. New Riders opened the show with a great set. One of the best nights Jerry ever had, imho. You can't go wrong with this show.
  • May 17, 2018 - 3:13am
    mona
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    Playin to UJB
    6/19/94
  • April 21, 2018 - 2:07pm
    larkin851
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    China Cat > Rider: Carrier Dome 10/22/83 2nd set
    This is just an incredible jam. I'm a jazz guitar player and compose classical music, and I'd like to think I appreciate compositional structure and improvisation, and the solo Jerry rips is just stunning. Phrasing is confident, well articulated, magical. I first heard that solo when I was 15, it plays in my head note for note when I think of it because its that coherent and memorable. And the energy of the set...wow. When I first heard that, it was clear to me that Jerry and Bach were on the same level to me.
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best is subjective, but these versions are my favorites and they are all from 2/18/1971, last show with Mickey for several years ... *Bertha *Loser Hard to Handle *Wharf Rat (with Beautiful Jam!) Me and My Uncle Me and Bobby McGee Big Boss Man Candyman Uncle John's Band * - first time ever played Bertha is very cool because it has this little coda at the end of the song, and this version is the only time it was ever played. My 3rd show, and the first time I was ever psychedelic at a show. New Riders opened the show with a great set. One of the best nights Jerry ever had, imho. You can't go wrong with this show.
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First night of two at the Jai-Alai Fronton in Miami. This is without a doubt my favorite China/Rider of all. The jam out of China Cat is second to none in my opinion. It is a complete work of art filled with masterful playing by all, with with one peak after another, a continuously building crescendo that literally explodes into Rider. The first time I heard it, it nearly blew my mind and still has an incredible effect on me to this day.
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Hollywood Bowl? 1971. pure funk. I barely even recognized it the first time I heard it. I really like "traditional" Mr C...but this one is tops...IMO, of course. Your mileage may vary
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My personal favorite is the peformance of "Black Peter", Northern Illinois University, 1977.
I am from europe, and was studying at the university from 1976-1979. I didnt know the dead before that show, but i have loved them ever since. Love from Denmark.

Best regards
Søren Jespersen
Writer at https://bedste-blackfriday-tilbud.dk/

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Cow Palace New Years Eve 1976. Simply because I just listened to it! No doubt, tomorrow will bring a new favourite 😎