Fav Jack?

Fav Jack?

Postby jennica » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:05 pm

I can't get over the one on Europe 72. It's so tight and together and the harmonies... ahhhh...

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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby jdasa » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:00 pm

9/9/87, Providence Civiv Center.

Oh my!

I don't like the early Jack Straws as much (not that I don't like them...), because the jams were not as extended.
Listen to the thunder shout...
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby tigerstrat » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:39 pm

Syracuse 10/20/84
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby mijknahs » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:59 pm

4/13/83. Burlington, VT.
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby Poor Peter » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:29 am

Alpine 87' There was a ball of energy that came off the stage during this one. You could feel it coming, then pass right through you. Many people around me felt the same thing, as well as my friends who were sitting on the lawn. It was the topic of discussion for the next few days. Only aud tapes of it exist.
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby mijknahs » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:54 am

For me, only Audience tapes get close in capturing the energy. Good example is the version I gave 4/13/83. I can't stand to listen to the Jack Straw on the SBD version. Boring. I love hearing the Phil bomb and the cheering after "...cut his buddy down!".

Great solo on the TLEO (lots of nice ghost bends) and a smoking BIODTL after that (like a runaway freight train).
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby Kaifusha » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:56 pm

Philly Spectrum, 3-31-87 is tasty.
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby bodiddley » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:34 pm

Poor Peter wrote:Alpine 87' There was a ball of energy that came off the stage during this one. You could feel it coming, then pass right through you. Many people around me felt the same thing, as well as my friends who were sitting on the lawn. It was the topic of discussion for the next few days. Only aud tapes of it exist.


That was my first show and although I'd love to say I remember that JS, I simply don't. I was tripping balls and everything was all still so new to me. The only songs I really remember from that show are the "Thrownin' Stones>NFA" & the Quinn.

PS. I wish some boards of those shows would turn up. The wind in the mics is really distracting.
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby Cmnaround » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:14 pm

7/2/88 Oxford Plains, Maine.
First of two nights at the Oxford Speedway - Massive Phil bombs indeed.
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby Stagger Lee » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:33 am

5/21/77
10/17/78
10/22/78
5/13/79
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby oceanbear11 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:29 pm

tigerstrat wrote:Syracuse 10/20/84

I was gonna suggest this one, but you beat me to it!
I definitely second this post. The whole show blows me away.
Dude, this music rocks!
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby kurt eye » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:55 am

Worcester Centrum '88 was the best version I heard live. Didn't have tickets but listened to the live FM radio broadcast. The host was cautioning the listeners that Jerry was sick with a cold and was really lowering expectations. They opened with JS it started out slow then Jerry nailed the solo break. The crowd roared and you could feel the energy swell and goose bumps. You knew the band was on. The energy remained through the rest of the show.
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby Searing75 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:16 am

12/30/77? I think? DP10. That is a ripping Jack Straw. Jerry is going after it real hard. So hard, he hits a wrong chord, but the raw energy is incredible! I have not heard many of the other versions mentioned here, but will check them out!
All's well that sounds well.
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby GratefulMets » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:14 am

So many Jacks, so little time...

1. 11/6/79 - Spectrum - (the 2nd jam is epic) https://archive.org/details/gd79-11-06.sbd.clugston.2417.sbeok.shnf

2. 5/15/80 - Go To Nassau - (just tasty, the 2nd jam is a real clinic of Jerry phrasing, tone and licks)

3. Europe '72

4. 7/2/88- Oxford, ME. (Just because of Phil!! Otherwise, it's pretty much a mess :))

Listening to these is really making me feel thankful for having had the chance to see Jerry play so many times! How lucky are/were we?

Wishing you all a happy holiday weekend!
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Re: Fav Jack?

Postby Free Jazz » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:28 am

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