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Alligator
Jan. 1, 1967
Studio Rehearsals

Outtakes from Anthem: '67 comes in hot! The transition from '66 pop is complete. B/B- sound quality though. Worth it.
3
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Aug. 1, 1966
Unknown

Filthy. Pig's voice is very clean here. The dates are probably wrong.
1
You Don't Love Me
Aug. 1, 1966
Unknown

Dates are debatable, but the band isn't. Brilliant insert between Schoolgirl sections.
1
Dancin' in the Streets
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

Cuts out in the out-chorus, but shows the initial move from cover band into exploratory jams and bendy form. Very cool testament to where they were.
2
King Bee
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

Pig is in perfect form, the band throbs behind him with intensity and purpose. Pristine recording.

Comments

The Other One
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

This one has a great arc to it. They cruise at warp6 for 10 hot minutes before leaving the jaw-grinding peak for a blissful spaceout. It's gripping as they find their way into Stella. Shout out to Keith, who just as they're coming into that peaceful interlude hits on a 4 over 12 vamp that I hadn't heard before, adding to the beauty.
St. Stephen
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

The outro jam is pretty special, warts and all. I love the few post-hiatus versions that have a clear "bell" jam before the last shout. Here it starts around 7:50 with repeating bass notes that sound like booming church bells, just like the lyrics tell us.
Promised Land
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

Jerry is just ripping it up here, as he is throughout the show.
Samson and Delilah
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

Shuffles along a bit loose until Jerry takes his solo after the second chorus that just rips the sky apart with his buzz saw. On the C. Miller edition you can hear some of Bobby's cool counterpoint spurring Jerry on that's missing too often from other versions.
Scarlet Begonias
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

That ending scrambled some brains, my god. That said, I can't be the only one who thinks that for all if its glory, Scarlet/Fire gave up the awesome lead-up to Scarlet's punctuated ending (here beginning around minute 11:00) that couldn't be regained when it always morphed into FoTM. But can we also have a moment for that rising intensity Jerry-driven insanity starting with the solo after "let her pass by"? Keith's kool kooky Kraftwerky keyboards also give this a nice Mars-era throwback sound (like the Phil and Ned stuff) during the slow sizzle period before that oooooh god-yes ending.