Jan 20, 2023
I'm going to do something I don't normally do this week - play the show immediately following last week's show.. and there's plenty of good reasons to do so. This show - 1/31/78 from the Uptown Theater in Chicago is very very good.
The opening 'Mississippi Half-Step' gives us a taste of what is to come - check out Garcia's licks here, then we get a smoking hot 'Passenger' with outstanding contributions by Phil and Jerry and fine vocals from Donna Jean. 'Tennessee Jed' follows and again, the contributions by the ensemble make for a most enjoyable listen, in particular the great jam before the coda. A lyrical 'El Paso' follow with Bob here in excellent vocal form. The 'Candyman' that follows is patched from an audience source, but Jerry still sounds soulful. Following 'Minglewood' and a nice 'They Love Each Other' is a simmering 'Let It Grow' to close the set..
Chicago, IL 1/31/1978 - Tuesday
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [10:10]
Tennessee Jed [8:51]
El Paso [4:12]
New Minglewood Blues [5:05]
They Love Each Other [6:54]
Let It Grow [11:58]
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Be kind my friends :)