Many thanks. My first lesson is in an hour, and I have compiled a preliminary CD with some of your suggestions:
- Peggy-O 12/27/77. I couldn't find the 9/3/77 Dick's Picks version, but will buy it. 1977 seems to be a good year for clean, transcribable, instructive solo material, and I was pleased to be reminded of it after listening primarily to the '72-'74 period.
- Studio Help-Slip, Russian Lullaby, and Grateful Dawg.
- And also, my favorite Scarlet 7/31/82, which I mentioned at the beginning.
- Deal didn't make it - couldn't find the '84, and don't own the studio album (yet) - but one of those two versions will make the next cut.
I see I have 2 suggestions for 16/16 - jazz is always a little heady for me, but my teacher loves it, so I'll bring it along for him to check out.
BTW, the Workingman's Dead version of UJB is fully transcribed, along with a handful of other studio tunes, in the two-volume series Grateful Dead Authentic Guitar Classics. Not only do you get both lead & rhythm, but you also get full vocal harmonies.
Thanks! I really appreciate the community's help! I have looked into all your suggestions, and will continue to do so until the course winds down.