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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.
2
Cream Puff War
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

A rip-snortin' wild ride. Not as stretched out as the day before, but still an explosive starting pistol at the earliest days of the Dead.

Comments

Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
April 22, 1977
The Spectrum

Sarcasm or not, that comment made my day. And unique or not, this MHUT is all about the Rio Grand section.
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
March 20, 1977
Winterland Arena

Perfect party topper. Glyn's right about this one. I always felt that they closed with U.S. Blues when they knew they'd just thrown a good party. Closing out an epic three-show spot at Winterland with this as the double encore means to me that they'd had a great time too.
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.