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SunshineSue
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Re: Jack Straw Openers

#230562 1 year, 9 months ago
Welcome to the Forum, IvoryWheels! I bet there were some other folks around here dancing at Folsom Field with you!
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Re: Jack Straw Openers

#230565 1 year, 9 months ago
Just read the review of 4/6/87 in an old deadbase. It described the Jack Straw jam as a thermonuclear explosion. I just watched it.... goddamn well I declare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jerry on fire, Bob in rock star mode..Phil Bombing.. drummers bashing away..its all there. Do yourself a favor and watch it if you haven't...your welcome in advance. It starts around the 49:00 minute mark..and if you have the capability turn it WAY UP!
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Re: Jack Straw Openers

#230571 1 year, 9 months ago
Since we are bringing up Jack Straws that did not open up shows but are all there, one of my all time favorites is from set one of 1/22/78 - McArthur Court, U. of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
This is the same show that in the second set the band played the Close Encounters jam. The whole second set of this show goes above and beyond, but it is the version of Jack Straw in set one that I can't even come up with the proper adjective to describe. It is that good.

Set 1: Minglewood - Dire Wolf - Cassidy - Peggy-O - El Paso - Tennassee Jed - Jack Straw - Row Jimi - Music Never Stopped

Set 2: Bertha > Good Lovin - Ship of Fools - Samson & Delilah - Terrapin > Rhythm Devils > The Other One > Close Encounters > Saint Stephen > NFA > Around & Around

Encore: US Blues
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Re: Jack Straw Openers

#230646 1 year, 9 months ago
nycdave wrote:
Since we are bringing up Jack Straws that did not open up shows but are all there, one of my all time favorites is from set one of 1/22/78 - McArthur Court, U. of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
This is the same show that in the second set the band played the Close Encounters jam. The whole second set of this show goes above and beyond, but it is the version of Jack Straw in set one that I can't even come up with the proper adjective to describe. It is that good.

Set 1: Minglewood - Dire Wolf - Cassidy - Peggy-O - El Paso - Tennassee Jed - Jack Straw - Row Jimi - Music Never Stopped

Set 2: Bertha > Good Lovin - Ship of Fools - Samson & Delilah - Terrapin > Rhythm Devils > The Other One > Close Encounters > Saint Stephen > NFA > Around & Around

Encore: US Blues


Just listened to this today.

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Re: Jack Straw Openers

#230664 1 year, 9 months ago
Two more versions of Jack Straw come to mind, both from 1973. On 7/31/73 (Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ) Jack Straw shows up four songs into the second set. Jerry starts with 'Got to go to Tulsa' then to make up for it, sings 'I just jumped the watchman' later in the song. This throws Bob of a little, but he recovers quickly. This version is heartfelt, with some extra jamming, perhaps because it was played in the second set. Another version of this song that rules, is from Boston Music Hall on 12/2/73. The band was clicking on all cylinders in December of 1973. The energy and musicianship on this Jack Straw is so strong.
One other note. The song was first played on 10/19/71 in Minneapolis, Mn. As Island Head already mentioned (at the beginning of this thread), this was Brent's first show. In the beginning, all of the lead vocals ( including the 'I just jumped the watchman' and 'Got to go to Tulsa' part) were originally sung by Bob. That changed and Jerry started singing those two parts, sometime during the Europe 1972 tour. Since this song has (in part) a conversation between two people, this made sense.
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