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May 19, 1974
Portland Memorial Coliseum

Surprised it's not here yet...Jerry's solos are succinct but lively and emphatic. Solid 74 version
Dec. 17, 1978
Fox Theatre

Billy & Mickey really turn up the speed and intensity in the second half, getting locked the fuck in
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Dec. 5, 1969
Fillmore West

Coming out of "The Main Ten" (which became the Playin' reprise segue), this is a long, slow, emotional and beautiful Baby Blue. A wrinkle in time.
Sugar Magnolia
July 29, 1988
Laguna Seca Recreation Area

A nice later-days Sugar Mag, less of a Jerry shredfest than 70s versions, but beautiful power in the ensemble
Sugar Magnolia
Jan. 15, 1978
Selland Arena

While not as firey hot as other Sugar Mags, this one has a more confident gentle beauty to it.


Not Fade Away
May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University

Honestly think this is Jerry's single finest moment as a pure rock and roller
Jan. 13, 1978
Arlington Theater

Mutliple passes at THE CHORD on this one, looove it
Dec. 27, 1977
Winterland Arena

I LOVE truckin but this one is a bit too clunky in the buildup for my taste :)
Johnny B. Goode
Nov. 4, 1977
Cotterell Gym - Colgate University

The rhythm of this one is even more fluid, the pacing that much more urgent...love love love it.
It Must Have Been The Roses
Nov. 4, 1977
Cotterell Gym - Colgate University

cgarces you're right...this one has a little extra oomph than usual to it