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 #130614  by carlhungeez
 Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:23 am
Greetings fellow heads,

I hope you are all well!

My name is Carl and I have a version of the China Cat Sunflower song I feel is THE DEFINITIVE live version. Please have a listen; I have attached the link stream below from my private collection. Here's the catch: I dont know from what live performance it is from, and Ive been looking for over 7 years. People say its from Dicks Picks #4. Although close, it still bares musical differences. If anyone can help me identify the show this is played from, I would be forever grateful. Thank you so much and enjoy the song.

http://www.vidbusters.com/~gator/Chinacatsunflower.mp3

-Carl
 #130814  by wolftigerrosebud
 Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:31 am
A lot of people say Veneta '72.

There is no definitive version because the listening experience is subjective, and because there are so many versions of it.

One of my favorites is 12/29/77 (Dick's Picks 10). Beautiful, restrained playing and great energy.

Also: Karl Hungus? haha.
 #130817  by mkaufman
 Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:50 am
I love 5/9/79. I'm not saying it's the best, however, it's special to me in many ways. Other than 12/29/77, it's the first time played since 1974. The opening notes give me chills. The jam is different and the crowd is really into it.

btw.... the entire 2nd set is smoking. The He's Gone and Truckin' jams are sublime!

http://archive.org/details/gd1979-05-09 ... eok.flac16

mk
 #130818  by tigerstrat
 Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:16 am
I'll put four standout "do not miss" performances out there:

11/14/73 San Diego

6/26/74 Providence

10/12/81 Munich

4/14/82 Glens Falls

happy Jerry day everyone.
 #130825  by EMF
 Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:34 am
Two of my faves:

3-9-81 MSG Just a big time MSG version, nice long jam between ChinaCat and Rider

10-31-79 Nassau Great groove, perfect tempo

and I was there for both