Best live Grateful Dead song???

Discussion in 'Music' started by goldmund, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. goldmund

    goldmund Member

    Alright, I am sure all deadheads have this problem. You are trying to explain the GD phenomenon and the person you are relating it to just doesn't get it.

    I know its pointless to try to explain GD (or JGB), and that love for them usually comes from an mind-boggling experience at a show (not always). But if you were to try and prove Jerry's divinity ( :) ) or at least his ability to channel it, what musical example would you give? Oh, and pls. don't give a Dark Star example, unless it is the most stellar Dark Star of all time! I am also not talking about a song that you are emotionally attached to, i.e. Row Jimmy, Must Have Been the Roses, etc. I think these are the most beautiful, but don't necessarily show Jerry's prowess.

    I am looking for a single song example to absolutely wow 'em.

    Here's my current nomination:
    They Love Each Other - Barton Hall, Cornell '77

    I think, in general, that the El Pasos, Big Rivers, Mexicalis, Big Rivers, Me & My Uncles, and sometime the Cumberlands are are great general examples for Jerry's rip roarin' scrambles, juicy scales, and lost tempo slides.

    I also nominate the Tennesse Jed from 6-29-76. It is just all together squishy.
  2. ahh they love eachother is one of my favs live. but my all time would have to be he's gone back in about 72'.
  3. WayfaringStranger

    WayfaringStranger Corporate Slave #34

    The Eleven
    St. Stephen
  4. dedhead95

    dedhead95 The Wizard of Rhythm

    alligator- 1968, i think in LA
  5. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Senior Member

    Brown Eyed > Women are Smarter
  6. YEM28

    YEM28 Member

    Help on the Way> Slipknot

    The Music Never Stopped>They Loved Each Other
  7. sprout

    sprout DeadHead

    I'ds like to think that a really sweet Morning Dew would change anybody.....
  8. junkyman420

    junkyman420 Member

    St. Stephen
    He's Gone (especially the one from Dicks Picks vol. 1 which ive listened to a lot recently)
    Jack Straw
    Fire on the Mountain
    Scarlet Begonias
    I Know You Rider
    China Cat sunflower
    Big River

    and many more...

    live Dead jams are especially fucking awesome.

  9. big rivveeerrrrr!!
  10. Rhythmdevil

    Rhythmdevil Member

    Unbroken Chain
    Scarlet Begonias
    Playing in the Band
    and Franklin's Tower
  11. Jeph

    Jeph Member over 50 or so live recordings from the dead to stream~~
  12. goldmund

    goldmund Member

    I have seen a couple China Riders, St. Stephens, They Love Each Others, and Big Rivers as reoccuring nominations. I know these might not seem like their best songs, but I am asking which songs allow Jerry to get the most funky on a consistant basis, and what show in particular is the best example of this.

    I, personally, think the sixties nominations, Aligator, and St.Stephan>Eleven are also excellent nominations. Help>Slip>Frank are also good choices.

    I am changing my nomination to Big River for the most consistent off the hook jammin' song.
  13. olhippie54

    olhippie54 Touch Of Grey Lifetime Supporter

    Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad.
  14. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    "Alice D Millionaire" from 12-1-66.

    I dont listen to them much anymore, but that song is so great... :)
  15. YEM28

    YEM28 Member

    whoever said Morning Dew is right, especially Barton Hall 77
  16. goldmund

    goldmund Member

    Okay, I am going to listen to that Dew right now. I love the song, a little depressing, but I still don't think it supports the funk like Big River, Me and My Uncle, etc. It is probably just my tastes or preference for his rifts in that speedy country twang. But I am going to check it and get back to ya...
  17. goldmund

    goldmund Member

    They go off toward the end starting 2/3rds through. Phil gets crazy! wow.

    I also just listened to Dancin' in the Streets from the same show. Gotta love the late 70s funk.
  18. miami musician

    miami musician Senior Member

  19. sprout

    sprout DeadHead

    Honestly to me the best Morning Dew is the one off the Europe 72' album. I'm not sure what show it is but I could find out.
  20. dedhead95

    dedhead95 The Wizard of Rhythm

    good tune

    that was recorded at lyceum theatre in england

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