Unofficial 31 Days of Dead – 2012 Edition: Day 24

December 24

Crazy Fingers > Stella Blue
6/26/76 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

Performing two ballads in a row to a live audience is risky. But when did the Grateful Dead ever follow the rules of mainstream rock and roll anyway?

[Artwork by Brian Levine]

This Crazy Fingers > Stella Blue sequence is absolutely stunning. Both are played at a slow, soulful pace.  Jerry’s delicate vocal delivery is extremely passionate and Team Godchaux brings their A-game. Donna’s sweet vocal harmonies and Keith’s twinkling piano contributions up in the high register are things of pure beauty. The Middle-Eastern jam that floats out of Crazy Fingers has just the right amount of spaciness before dropping into Stella Blue.

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LMA Link: http://archive.org/details/gd1976-06-26.mtx.flac16

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  1. PotvinRocks Reply

    You see this is why 76 is one of my go to years. Where else would you get a combo like this? They even have to change keys to make this combo work. Hot

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