Today’s Daily Dose of the Dead is Peggy-O from the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA on April 10, 1978.
Jerry’s voice is still holding it together at this show even though through much of 1978 it is effected by a bout or two of laryngitis. You can kind of here it as he strains through some of the lyrics but it works for this heartfelt ballad. It gives the ache of the subjects broken heart a bit more presence.
The playing through this 8+ minute version is inspired. Aside from powerful drive by Jerry, Keith is fantastic on keys and the rest of the band adds their complex layers to the mix. Couple of minutes of tuning and banter ahead of a good cassidy on the back end of this recording.
A bit of a short and somewhat non-traditional second set for this one:
1: Promised, B. E. Women, All Over Now, Peggy-O, Cassidy, Dire Wolf, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Passenger, Candyman, Music
2: Jack Straw, Ship Of Fools, Dancin> Drumz> Franklin’s> Black Peter> Around E: U. S. Blues
My Captain, My Captain!