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Jamming GD Tunes

It has been a while since I pushed out a Grateful Dead list so here we go. I have gotten really into, like really into the dead the last 5 years, have always gotten into them but now it is 90% of what I am listening to, these are the best Jamming tunes that they played.
1Grateful dead

Dark Star: This did not start the extended jamming tradition of the Dead bt for most people this is it beginning middle and end of their powers, hard to disagree
Live Dead has a killer version, others are 12/6/73, 2/13/70, 3/29/90 with Branford Marsalis
2Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead

The Other one: I dig the full suite, but just the other one that they started in the late 70's has some killer jamming as well, check 2/27/69, also get to hear Jerry address the audience,
3Grateful Dead
Wake of the Flood

Eyes of the world; Check anything 73-74 for the best version of the middle jam. 10/18/74 is at the top of many lists. Also the 3/29/90 version with Branford Marsalis
4Grateful Dead
Wake of the Flood

Let it Grow or Weather Report Suite: this is one of my fave Bob Weir songs, they quite playing the complete suite early in 74 but Let it grow continued as a ending first set killer with crazy jams in the early to mid 80's they all are crazy good.
5Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks Volume 22

Caution: do not stop on tracks: early blistering Dead with a great Pigpen rap in the middle. The version from this album is stellar, anything 68 on this tune is were it is at
6Grateful Dead
The Closing of Winterland

Playing in the Band: another Bob Weir rager. This is probably the most consistance jamming through their career. Most of the other songs faded away or was toned down but not Playin' from early 70's through the 90's this was blistering. Check any one but 2/27/72, 12/31/78 which is this album or check Bob Weir/Ace studio version for the concise but amazing jam.

There are more yes and I could have included some more great versions of these but really it is up to you to find great versions, that is most of the fun
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