Let’s review. Grateful Dead blues singers I like: Pigpen: YES!; Jerry, Yes; Bobby, …. um… what?
That may be harsh, but that’s why they’re called opinions. As far as the shorter, more sprightly takes on the blues rendered by the Dead Big Railroad Blues is a clear favorite of mine. I wanted something with some pep and a good mix so I opted for the Europe 72 tour. The Paris shows are toward the top of my Europe 72 preference hierarchy so I gave this version of Big Railroad Blues a listen and liked what I heard. It’s about as simple as that today! Let’s just say that in the end, my somewhat random selection methodology proved to be a winner with this pick as far as I’m concerned.