Iko Iko - 2-27-90
Looks Like Rain - 4-2-90
Eyes of the World - 10-1-77
Lovelight - 3-29-90
Iko Iko - 2-29-90
Morning Dew - 5-8-77
Jack Straw - 12-29-77
Beautiful Jam 2-18-71 (between Wharf Rat and 2nd part of Dark Star)
ok apparently I like 90 and 77 a lot...
From the recently released Cow Palace NYE 1976--I've had that tape since '77--still holds up after every listen
I seem to recall that Sugaree - I think 10/17/83 was one of the first tapes I ever got. Sort of a tinny audience tape, like many were in those days.
12/28/79 is a great Sugaree, as are several of the loooong versions from 1977. Also there's a show Hornsby did in maybe 96 or 97 in which Weir showed up for Sugaree. That's a good one. Later in the show Phil came out too.
"Got a few wrinkles but that's OK, hang out in the breeze and they'll blow away"
Would have to say that the Lake Placid sugaree in '83 is the all-time greatest version of this song.
I love that DS, GrayFolded - especially with the Deal chaser - KILLER!!!
"From day to day, just lettin' it ride,
You get so far away from how it feels inside,
You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall,
But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
Aliens abound in this one...Super intense.......
Dead to the Core
Most cats I talk to prefer later versions, but this is an all-time great in my opinion...
Wharf Rat-Stanley Theatre on 1972-09-28
Dead to the Core
I spent about 4 days searching through my old tapes, casettes and reel to reels, searching for some Looks like Rain I had seen way back when... the one that seemed to last forever...
finally, right before the old board got cut off, I found the one... or was it just ab\nother really grate version? we may never know. all things seemed to go on forever that night.
another reason to bring the old board's content back, hint hint...
I had to look through all my tapes AGAIN because I spaced on the one I found a couple of weeks ago... ( -;
"The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
Hard to Handle - tie: 4/28/71 and 4/29/71
Eyes of the World - 10/19/74
I Know You Rider - 5/2/70
Bertha - 3/21/94
Good Lovin' - 4/17/71
The Weight - 3/28/90
Sugaree - 5/22/77 (many from that year are a close second)
I tried to think of a best version of Dark Star, but it is such a complex and crazy tune that I think it deserves its own seperate thread...
Do or do not; there is no try.