Dick's Picks 3 - 5/22/77 I remember when this came out. I was in college at this point and had heard enough from 77 to know that I wanted to hear more, but not so much that I'd heard almost everything (like now). So the anticipation was high for this one, and it did not disappoint. Some notes and highlights: Tight Music opener -- not the wildest version I've ever heard, but solid and always cool to hear as the opener. The Sugaree, as others have mentioned is phenomenal. I generally prefer the less sprawling pre-hiatus versions of this song more, but this is definitely my favorite version. Just great playing from Jerry and everyone else is right there with him. Was never a big fan of Lazy Lightning > Supplication, even though the Supp on this is good. Since this is a curated release, though, I'd much rather have heard the Ramble On Rose (obviously ) from this set on the release. Nice funky disco Dancin', glad Dick kept this in here. At the time, this was the best version of Help > Slip > Frank I'd ever heard, including One From the Vault (only 5/9 came close). 6/9/77 has since become my go-to, but it's really splitting hairs, this version still rocks and is a great second set opener. For me, Sunrise at this point in the set is a misfire (kills the momentum big time) and I'd rather hear the Brown Eyed Women from this show any day. I get that Dick probably wanted to have it out there, since it's a relative rarity, but still. The back end of the second set is obviously amazing -- I'm not a big 77 Eyes guy (prefer 73 or 74 versions), I always thought it was too fast and I never liked Jerry's tone on them. That said, this is a really good one, and the breakdown at the end is especially nice and, as Al mentioned, not something you hear often in 77. I love how Jerry keeps hitting the opening note of Wharf Rat, so you can hear where he's going, but also doesn't rush right into it. Good version of Rat with a perfect transition into the back half of Terrapin, which is obviously a mindblower. While it was executed perfectly and is super cool for its extreme rarity, it's also always kinda bugged me, since a Terrapin without Lady With a Fan has always felt to me like a hand without a thumb. That's just my personal preference, though...perhaps they felt the same way, which is why they only did it once. Using the last note of Terrapin as the first note of Dew gives me chills every time I hear it, and always wondered why they didn't do (Dew?) that more often, since it works so well. The Dew is good, not my favorite one, but still solid and a great way to end the set. Re: Betty's recording: I know others will disagree, but I have personally always loved the reverb she put on Jerry's voice during 77. To me his singing has never sounded better than on this tour. In the end, this is a great show with some unique elements and a great pick, since recordings of it weren't really circulating at the time. While it's not my favorite 77 show (5/9, 5/19, 6/9, 9/3 are a few that I like more), it's still an essential document and a required item in everyone's library. It was also really cool to hear it again, since it's been a while -- it still holds up.