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Let's turn this thing on its head.  I'll pop a bottle of Ruchottes-Chambertin if you promise NOT to play Samba.  🍷 :rofl:

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2 hours ago, Rbarracoph said:

Would take some super primo burgundy to make that a reality;-))

"Let's get down and dirty, baby. Let's get sweet and low"

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On 5/27/2019 at 12:46 PM, John A said:

Let's turn this thing on its head.  I'll pop a bottle of Ruchottes-Chambertin if you promise NOT to play Samba.  🍷 :rofl:

Sold to the highest bidder;-))

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Sweet. This thread has gone from bash dead songs to name our favorite samba in the rain!!!  I went to heady version as I wanted to see what others thought compared to the ones I got to see http://headyversion.com/song/341/grateful-dead/samba-in-the-rain/


This was the comment on the top rated Samba


Oct. 14, 1994 - Madison Square Garden New York, NY 

Hated it when I heard it (multiple times): but on tape this (terrible) song is pretty strong in this version. JG's solo is solid enough.



If that’s not a glowing endorsement, here’s the comment on the 2nd highest rated one. 


I believe Branford adds a little spice to this otherwise drone, run-on song.



My 1st and 3rd shows had a Samba. How lucky is that!!! Maybe Samba sparked my passion for Dead. Maybe I became a deadhead in spite of Samba. Some mysteries will never be answered. And John next time we are on the west coast you should host a samba listening party. From noon-4 we can listen and discuss each version. Some we may need to play 2-3x to really dig deep into the intricacies. I’ll be there for the bourbon. 


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I think it's safe to say that the delta between the "best" and "worst" versions of Samba is relatively small.


Robert Hunter did write the lyrics to Samba, so there's that. But then you realize he also wrote the lyrics to Wave to the Wind, so there's that too. What needs to be done for Skip to promise to never tackle that one? :P

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