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 #11814  by d-v-s
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:43 am
OK, here's the random opinion poll for the week.

I was listening to the Allmans "A Decade of Hits" album this weekend, and there are 2 studio jams on there that are just awesome - Blue Sky and Jessica. No matter how many times I listen to them, I'm still hanging on every note, and get a surge of energy when the song peaks. I think Blue Sky would be my favorite.

Honorable mentions:
Cream - White Room
Led Zeppelin - in my time of dying
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird (it had to be on the list)

 #11818  by BlobWeird
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:53 am
Free Bird haha good stuff right there

As for dead id say Eyes, Unbroken Chain, Scarlet

And of course this goes without saying but I love em all

 #11819  by ebick
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:05 pm
The Playing In The Band from Ace has some great Dead "jam" in it. Also Slipknot!

 #11820  by Chief5959
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:48 pm
The Stones Cant you hear me knockin" has a good jam at the end. Although it does not go on long enough there is some nice interplay at the end of Marshall Tucker's 24 Hours at a time. I would also agree with the above GD choices as both are right up there.

 #11821  by bobbybobbob
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:52 pm
blue skies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 #11822  by phreaker
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:58 pm
As far as Pink Floyd goes, DSM has some of the best jamming, I think.

What about ANY of those bluesy jams that Moby Grape brought us? Phenominal.

 #11823  by b weird
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:36 pm
Terripin Station has some good jamming. Also some of the outtakes from the remastered/expanded Blues For Allah CD. I almost forgot the instermental Peggy-o from the remastered/expanded Terripin Station. Nice call on Freebird, the solo is smokin'. Too bad Skynyrd wasn't a jam band they would have been awesome.
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 #11827  by tigerstrat
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:02 pm
Black Magic Woman> Gypsy Queen by Santana
Siberian Khatru or I've Seen All Good People by Yes
21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson
Goin' Mobile by The Who
Sheep or Dogs by Pink Floyd

 #11829  by FretfulDave
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:24 pm
Key to the Highway - Derek and the Dominos, Layla

and the jams from the Layla sessions

Thanks for the Pepperoni
Plug Me In
I Remember Jeep - George Harrison, All Things Must Pass

 #11830  by b weird
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:33 pm
I was thinkin' of another song that has some good jamming: Ramble Tamble by Creedence Clearwater Revival from the Cosmoz Factory album.

 #11832  by Rev_Roach
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:40 pm
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Lenny
CCR - Heard it Through the Grapevine

the Pizza Tapes are really great too (especially So What)

 #11833  by China Cat
 Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:52 pm
Alligator, The Music Never Stopped, China Cat Sunflower, Good Lovin', New Minglewood Blues

moe. - 32 things, buster

SRV - testify

Phish - Cars Trucks Buses, Gotta Jibboo

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Hideaway

Bob Marley - Roots Rock Reggae

 #11838  by d-v-s
 Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:35 am
all good answers. :smile:

Fretful Dave - i fully agree with you on the Key to the Highway jam from Derek & the Dominos. That was in my mind, but I didn't write it down. As you noted just about all the jams on that album are noteworthy - the closing guitar duel with Clapton and D. Allman on "Keep on Growing" is awesome.

 #11839  by bodiddley
 Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:08 am
If you are gonna mention Pink Floyd ya have to include "Shine on Crazy Diamond"

 #11840  by Chief5959
 Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:22 am
The ending of Keep on Growing is amazing but all the guitars are Clapton. D. Allman did not play on the first three songs (I looked away, Bell Bottom Blues and Keep on Growing) which were cut prior to his arrival in Fla.
Another great not mentioned yet D. Allman jam is Boz Scaggs' Loan Me a Dime.