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 #16212  by nicolasalk
 Sat May 12, 2007 5:33 pm
for me the best i've listened is 04/16/78

but i suppose there are better

 #16218  by bodiddley
 Sat May 12, 2007 7:06 pm
4-6-87 really whips things up quite nicely. Another late day version I really love is 3-16-94.

 #16232  by tigerstrat
 Sun May 13, 2007 9:49 am
I'm gonna have to go with 10/20/84 Syracuse Carrier Dome, which is just insanely jammed out. Rock n Roll!!!

and 12/28/88, maybe partly because I was there... in general I prefer the "newer" ones with the crisply defined descending lick intro to the older ones that begin more amorphously, sounding almost like LLR.

 #16262  by BayAreaBB
 Mon May 14, 2007 8:49 am
8-22-93 Autzen : the debut of BOLT guitar; long jam by Jerry as it appears Bobby has something wrong with his guitar.

9-19-90 MSG : great quality on archive to stream; massive energy with Phil very present in the mix.

 #16265  by caspersvapors
 Mon May 14, 2007 11:06 am

 #16266  by bodiddley
 Mon May 14, 2007 11:37 am
Cornell 5-8-77 has a very nice one also.

 #16270  by grateful4booze
 Mon May 14, 2007 12:22 pm
It probably isn't the best, but I was just listening to a show from Cincinnati 10/30/70 that has a great early rocking version.

 #16274  by BlobWeird
 Mon May 14, 2007 1:13 pm
Really im fine with most Jack Straws ive heard which is probably around 50-60 of em. One of my all time favs is the one from Go To Nassau. Jgar tears it up in that one.

 #17904  by Stagger Lee
 Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:54 am
To me a great jack straw is based upon jam intensity

11-21-78(wish i had a crisp version)

Love it when Jerry lifts off into take off mode :-)

 #17905  by kevo
 Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:45 am
Wayyyyy too many to name. It also depends on what kind of mood I'm in and if I want to hear an early pre-hiatus version or an extremely raunchy and crunchy later version.

I also agree with you stagger, the intensity of the jam says it all. Sometimes it's like a rocket that never quite takes off, other times it's like the rocket is flat out unstoppable.

Has anyone else noticed that alot of non-deadheads really like Jack Straw or is that just me?

EDIT: here's a link to an extremely nice JS jam that caspersvapors posted in another thread ... ed&search=

 #17913  by BlobWeird
 Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:31 pm
tigerstrat wrote:I'm gonna have to go with 10/20/84 Syracuse Carrier Dome, which is just insanely jammed out. Rock n Roll!!!
Just listened to this one. Veryyy smokin! Also a great Bird Song and Shakedown there as well
 #25727  by kenneybonz
 Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:05 am
only one rises to that title...the glen falls ny show, i think 82... awesome sound quality too.. but in adition to making it an awesome version you get a fumble tounged bobby saying something like an apology for the show starting late because " certain members of the rythym section couldn't make it here on time.." that jack straw is my vote for the all time best... ... sbeok.shnf
and what cracked me up the most was all of the posts on there agreeing that this is it for best jack straw.. toooooo funny ,, and i thought i was a lone wolfe... :smile: :smile: :smile: