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Grateful Dead April 22, 1977
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA | Listen on archive
19Dancin' in the Streets
outta nowhere "Got my Mojo Workin" sandwiched in between
16Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Cool early version of the combo.
5Looks Like Rain
This is what LLR is all about -- silky harmonies with Bob and Donna at one of their vocal peaks, and Keith filling it in -- understated and exquisite.
This version has a beautiful, long, slow intro that's as sweet as molasses. The transition from Dancin' is well executed. Dancin'-The Wheel-Terrapin
22Playin' In The Band
Philly dead, philly love!
5Got My Mojo Working
First Mojo ever...has Dancin' feel throughout. Can't touch 10/21/78, tho.
8Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Sloppy start but the rest is played well. Not as good as many 77 versions but it deserves a mention.
Nice version from and underrated show. Good Jerry solo.
Soaring Jerry solo. Nice build at the end.
Short but sweet early version.
9Pretty Peggy O
Nice. I doubt there's a bad version from the 70s.
3Samson and Delilah
From the first show of the spring tour, hard drumming and lots of energy!
Dancin'->Got My Mojo Workin'->Dancin'->The Wheel->Terrapin Station!! Unique second set, worth the listen..
5It Must Have Been The Roses
Perfect version of Roses. Delicately sung by Garcia and piano from Keith. The solo is extra long and unique. Has a "mission in the rain" feel to it.
This EP is 'just exactly perfect'. Jerry's curlicue soloing over tight ensemble playing in a dramatic rising arc.