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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

GD Portland 7/25/72

Man, that interlude in The Other One on 7/25/72 is the bee's knees. Jim Powell's analysis (at Deadlists) just refers to it as "mystery theme". LIA: "the Allmans-like Jam in the Other One of 7/25/72 ... sounds so composed it's hard to believe they only did it once."

It sounded a little Jeffersonian, a little Youngbloodsish, a little this and a little that, to me. Discuss.


LIA's maiden blog post was on this jam! Awesome.


  1. Nine days before was that Dillon Stadium show where the Dead jammed with Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley and Jai Johanny Johanson without Phil Hmmm. I believe The Other Ones from 1972 desire more attention and study like the Dark Stars get.

  2. My first blog post was on this jam:

  3. the whole first part, from about 3:00, seems like a de-evolution of 'the other one', like 'dark star' would be de-evolved after the first verse in these years. at 15:25 there is a hint of 'gdtrfb' and then 'spanish jam'. then, i am hearing hints of 'stella blue' and then 'althea' towards the end of that, then at 19:30, jerry signals that it is time to back to 'the other one'.

    p.s. you forgot to mention the phil solo starting at about 21:45. :-)

    I-) ihor

  4. I am listening to this today, on its 45th anniversary, and this show is an all-time great right out of the gate. Amazing Grateful Dead.


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