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Grateful Dead Aug. 26, 1971

Gaelic Park New York, NY | Listen on archive

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10
Uncle John's Band
Perfect example of what this song could be...an American classic
13
Empty Pages
Fantastic!
13
Bertha
As sweet and solid as they come: Opens a wonderful summer outdoor show in NYC. Surprised it isn't here yet.
3
Sugaree
Still brand new (7th ever) and it's got a lot of pump to it. This whole show is a forgotten treasure. C. Miller cleanup much improves the others.
3
Big Railroad Blues
As good an introduction to '71 as you'll ever hear. Someone else help me here or I'm going to list every song in this show!
10
Hard to Handle
Last one with Pig: A blasting sexy swagger with slow rising force like the Palladium one up top here. Listen past the tape problems and slow start.
6
Good Lovin'
Doesn't go into a cool rap, like some '71s, but pretty f-in tight jam and a great mix, with everyone sounding great.
3
Truckin'
A+ goddamned good, keeps me bobbing and weaving. Hard throbbing, and into a killer TOO, too.
6
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
When the going gets weird, Weir sings the headlight part.
4
Mister Charlie
Rip snortin' version!
2
Playin' In The Band
At risk of putting all '71 up here. Tell me to stop if too much! I just love the twangy country versions, knowing the evolution in store for it.
3
Sugar Magnolia
Totally nuts. The jam is supernova material.
8
The Other One
They jam the shit out of this.
5
Not Fade Away
Coming out of a nice St. Stephen
3
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Builds nicely and the ending jam has a certain swagger to it.
5
Johnny B. Goode
Singing, JAMMING & Screaming just how this is supposed to be played - Balls Out!
6
St. Stephen
Everyone's on the ride - nice '71 version
2
Casey Jones
another wonderful 1971 Casey Jones,
3
Loser
gorgeous Jerry just knocks tis one out of the park
5
Cumberland Blues
Nice and rocking psychedelic country
3
Big Boss Man
Pig Boss Man
3
Deal
Crunchy, cranky, crackity goodness.
4
Me and Bobby McGee
This is a supertight locomotive take - so very,very worth hearing. Everyone connects here.
2
Next Time You See Me
Great energy despite Pig was pretty sick...Next time they saw him was not until December.
2
El Paso
Mellow and soaring from one of the most underrated shows of 1971!!