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Hard to Handle
March 21, 1971
Exposition Center

While the recording isn't great, you can still hear and feel the intensity. Really great and worth checking out
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
March 12, 1981
Boston Garden

"Good luck to the Celtics" - Bobby. I believe in reference to the Pacers game (Celtics lost) great US Blues, Jerry doesn't fumble any vocals *I think*
Estimated Prophet
Dec. 27, 1987
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Funky with a capital F !
Playin' In The Band
Dec. 27, 1987
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Great set opener, spunky jam leads into a solid UJB
Looks Like Rain
Sept. 11, 1990
The Spectrum

This entire show, especially second set, feels like the true Brent tribute. First after his death, Bob's singing is beautiful, band playing impeccably


Aiko Aiko
June 20, 1987
Greek Theater

Ripping version, showcasing Jerry's comeback (especially vocally)
Dark Star
Feb. 21, 1969
Dream Bowl

Really great, like drifting on a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Highlight of this show is the intense Eleven however
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Feb. 26, 1990
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Prelude S>F to the famous one from Hamilton next month. Phil is all over this one, but the entire band is truly locked in. Not super intense but highly experimental, both in MIDI and just playing
Foolish Heart
Sept. 12, 1991
Madison Square Garden

Really excellent Foolish on Jerry's end, scorching guitar work. The two keyboards meld well on thus one
Stir It Up
April 5, 1991
The Omni

Jerry leads them straight into it - lots of fun in this second set, even if it's nothing outstanding per se