Sometimes events happen that push me to pick out a show for the Deadpod that I hadn't been thinking about at all.. such happened this week - first the newest "Road Trips" Release - Nov. 15, 1971 from Austin Texas arrived in my mailbox - I don't often gush over these but this is a good one! At about the same time a series of new releases on the tape collecting scene from legendary collector Charlie Miller - including this beauty from a legendary night at the Fillmore East in New York City, April 27th 1971. While this night is best known for the second set we'll hear next week (when the boys are joined on stage by the Beach Boys) - this first set has some mighty fine playing on it - including what is arguably the best "Hard To Handle" you'll find..
April 27, 1971
Fillmore East, New York City, NY
1. Truckin', 10:54
2. Mama Tried, 3:14
3. Bertha, 6:33
4. Things Won't Be The Same, 4:38
5. Cumberland Blues, 6:29
6. Bobby McGee, 6:25
7. Loser, 6:51
8. Hard To Handle, 9:53
9. China > Rider, 10:44
10. Casey Jones,6:54 (end set)
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