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New Minglewood Blues
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

This one and the 07.18.76 versions are both so goddamned good. Jerry is a tsunami behind snarlin' Bobby. So gritty, so good.
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Samson and Delilah
Sept. 27, 1976
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Stunning. Chronically underrated song in a chronically underrated year: Listen to Jerry blaze through this like a man with 100 fingers.
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The Music Never Stopped
Sept. 27, 1976
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Note for note brilliant. Jerry is blazing over the band with one brilliant line after another. Great set capper.
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Looks Like Rain
Sept. 27, 1976
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Solid emotionally charged version with a great balanced soundboard right as the Fall tour kicks into blistering hot gear.
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Samson and Delilah
Sept. 24, 1976
William and Mary College Hall

Fall of '76 is peak time for Samsons, and this one just struts. Great feeling for this under-the-radar show.

Comments

Let It Grow
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

So brilliant: I'd take this one to a desert island. Compared to the one on the 25th, this one is so much tighter at an even faster tempo. It never feels rushed, even though it's blazingly fast. Everything said about Phil on this is spot on. But listen closely to Mickey and Billy, especially around minute 08:00 and you know this is pure orchestral synchronicity. The transition into a 1st set GDTRFM is magical, plus you can pull this out for any stick-in-the-mud who complains that '76 is "too slow".
Tennessee Jed
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

Around 7:00 it's basically a prototype Terrapin jam. Great to hear how this theme is emerging at this point. You can hear the same in the one on the 24th too.
Cold Rain and Snow
Sept. 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial

CR&S was always my favorite opener and this one doesn't disappoint at all. I always felt like they held it for when they were all feeling amped up and ready to play. Something about the groove, and something that harkens back to their earliest repertoire makes it extra special. Plus this one has serious butt.
Franklin's Tower
Sept. 27, 1976
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Is that what that is? Whatever you call it, it's also a pinnacle of exuberant musicianship and just simply amazing. At 14:00 or so Jerry teases China Cat, which had dropped out of rotation at this stage. What a gem.
The Other One
Sept. 27, 1976
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Only nine TOO this year, no Dark Stars, and not many PiTB. They weren't going for the long and wild explorations of the deep weird so much as perfecting the tight ensemble musicality that comes to a head in the great '77 tours. But this TOO stands out for its part in a long extended 2nd set jam that covers so much ground at supersonic speed. Doesn't go to mars, but covers the earth in low orbit more than once.