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 #74274  by pickincolours
 Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:53 pm
anyone what to submit any advice as to what are some extremely good shows? I recently came accross a source to get pretty much any show i'd like and want to pick the best. any advice? thanks guys!
 #74279  by mijknahs
 Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:50 am
The second set of 3/31/84 (especially the Scarlet/Fire) and the second set of 4/1/84 (love the Help/Slip/Franklins and Samson).

12/3/81 is pretty awesome too.

Jim
 #74464  by enardi
 Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:53 pm
This may be excessive but anyway heres some great shows...

1969-04-21,22,23
1969-05-23,24
1969-12-10,11,12
1970-05-01
1970-05-15
1970-09-19
1970-09-20
1971-02-18
1971-08-06
1972-04-14
1972-05-03,04
1972-08-27
1973-05-26
1973-06-09,10
1973-06-22
1974-02-23,24
1974-07-29
1974-09-18
1976-07-18
1976-06-14,15
1977-02-26
1977-05-07,08,09
1977-05-25
1977-10-01,02
1978-04-12
1979-10-27,28
1979-12-01
1979-12-28
1980-10-10,11
1980-10-14
1980-12-31
1981-03-28
1981-08-12
1981-09-26
1981-10-16
1981-12-31
1982-08-03
1983-05-14
1983-10-15
1985-09-07
1985-11-11
1985-12-31
1989-07-19
1989-10-09
1990-06-10
1990-07-12
1990-12-31

kinda long but thats I good start I think, im leaving out way to many to mention from every year, particularly the 80s
 #74466  by mijknahs
 Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:01 pm
9-15-82 is a really good show. It starts the first set with Playin in the Band>Crazy Fingers and then hints at Playin throughout the show (never doing the reprise though). Then 6 days later they do another Playin>Crazy Fingers 1st set opener and that's a great show too (9-21-82). Great ripping versions of all the tunes played. Check out both of those shows.
 #74474  by astroman99
 Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:47 am
9-15-82 first touch of Grey--encore--really cool,

9-17-82 really sick, really hot
 #74579  by frankielee
 Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:35 pm
2/14/68
10/12, 13/68
2/27/69/3/1/69
5/2/70/5/15/70
4/26>29/71
8/6/71/11/15/71 12/5/71 12/7/71/12/31/71
Europe 72
8/27/72
9/27,28/72
7/31/73, 8/1/73(DS>El Paso>Eyes>Dew) absolutely mind nunbing :cool: :cool:
6/16/74
6/18/74 7/31/74
8/6/74
10/18/74
That's it for now
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 #74591  by mttourpro
 Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:24 am
Here's a few of my own personal favs--from the later years

6-28-85
6-30-85
7-1-85
11-1-85
11-2-85
7-2-88

Fall 89---all of it, starting with the warlocks shows 10-9-89 I believe
3-14,15, 16--90 (all of spring tour 90 for that matter)
7-8-90 (and most of summer 90)

6-14-91
9-10-91
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 #74599  by mijknahs
 Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:56 am
Hey mttourpro,

For '85, how about the River Bend show 6/24/85 and the HJK shows 11/21 and 11/22? I've always liked those.

Jim
 #74600  by mijknahs
 Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:56 am
Hey mttourpro,

For '85, how about the River Bend show 6/24/85 and the HJK shows 11/21 and 11/22? I've always liked those.

Jim
 #74657  by tigerstrat
 Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:11 pm
I'll pick 5 off the top:

2/15/69

10/18/72

6/26/74

2/27/81

4/15/89
 #74661  by mttourpro
 Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:20 pm
mijknahs wrote:Hey mttourpro,

For '85, how about the River Bend show 6/24/85 and the HJK shows 11/21 and 11/22? I've always liked those.

Jim
Those are definitely worthy----just too many too list----I'm guessing pickincolors has plenty to check out now!
 #74687  by eyeswasthere
 Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:19 am
the two best 90's shows hands down are 12/31/90 and 10/31/91...but all eight of them (dec 27,28,30 & Oct 27,28,and 30th) are excellent, and the 27th for both runs is epic indeed.

lots of great shows beginning spring 90..cal expo, shoreline, alpine, kansas, compton terrace...man we were blessed.
Cal Expo 6/8 and 6/10 are some of Jerry's best guitar clinics as was Shoreline the next week and the 2 Oregon shows the week after that.

Im biased cause I was at them all, but I listen to the tapes along with my favorites from the late 70's and late 80's collection and they match up strong. Set Lists werent as creative or varied but Jerry peaked as a player in Fall 91 and the addition of Hornsby was superior to the Godcheaux days imho.....any show around then should be decent.
 #74791  by pickincolours
 Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:30 pm
ya'll have been increadibly helpful. Ive listened to a ton of the shows you have suggested, actually pretty much all of them that yall have suggested! Good shit, great band. If anyone is looking for any good links to download any shows, let me know, i'll return the favor and send yall some shows if you need them. send me a PM. Thanks again, be easy
 #74806  by seamones
 Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:14 am
mttourpro wrote:Here's a few of my own personal favs--from the later years

6-28-85
6-30-85
7-1-85
11-1-85
11-2-85
7-2-88

Fall 89---all of it, starting with the warlocks shows 10-9-89 I believe
3-14,15, 16--90 (all of spring tour 90 for that matter)
7-8-90 (and most of summer 90)

6-14-91
9-11-91
I think you meant 9-10-1991. The first set is some of the finest ever played. Perhaps best ever's of High Time and BTW.
2nd set, despite looking amazing on paper is just ok.