Looks like I hear a mixed bag - HSII and CJ strong to start, but on STOF I call him zonked - "Sounds like he's learning how to sing on smack", and there are various clusterfucks. Little kid in the crowd gives a "Yayyyyy, Jerry!" as Our Hero steps up for "Let It Rock", but the band fails to rise to the occasion.
Jerry Garcia Band
201 Washington Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
April 18, 1981 (Saturday), 9 pm
all-1 Phil Jaret Minches xfer MAC shnid-107843
--set I (7 tracks, 64:33)--
s1t01. tuning [0:12]
s1t02. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) [7:24] %% [1:49]
s1t03. Catfish John [10:00] [0:03] % [0:36]
s1t04. Simple Twist Of Fate [15:02] % [0:03]
s1t05. Let It Rock [9:04] [0:06] %
s1t06. Sitting Here In Limbo [11:03] ->
s1t07. Tangled Up In Blue [10:01] (1) [0:08]
--set II (6 tracks, 59:17)--
s2t01. tuning [0:34]
s2t02. I'll Take A Melody [13:27] [0:02] % [0:16]
s2t03. That's What Love Will Make You Do [9:43] [0:04] %
s2t04. /Russian Lullaby [11:37] [0:03] %
s2t05. Dear Prudence [12:56] [0:03] ->
s2t06. Midnight Moonlight [10:18] [0:05] % [0:06]
[MISSING --encore-- The Harder They Come]
! ACT1: JGB #12b (1/27/81-6/1/81)
! lineup: Jerry Garcia: el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn: el-b;
! lineup: Daoud Shaw: drums;
! lineup: Jimmy Warren: keyboards (Fender Rhodes);
! lineup: Melvin Seals: keyboards (Hammond B3).
! R: symbols: % = recording discontinuity; / = clipped song; // = cut song; ... = fade in/out; # = truncated timing; [ ] = recorded event time. The recorded event time immediately after the song or item name is an attempt at getting the "real" time of the event. So, a timing of [x:xx] right after a song title is an attempt to say how long the song really was, as represented on this recording.
! TJS: http://www.thejerrysite.com/shows/show/1529
! JGC: jerrygarcia.com/show/1981-04-18
! db: shnid 107843 (this source); shnid 93183 (same master, earlier transfer, deprecated except contains the encore, Harder They Come). Not sure why the later Minches transfer lacks that song.
! map: https://goo.gl/maps/3FytTvSsaf72
! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/08/phoenix-theatre-201-washington-street.html
! band: http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/01/jerry-garcia-band-personnel-1975-1995.html. JGB #12b, this is the shortlived twin-keys-no-vocalists configuration, with Daoud Shaw drumming (one presumes). I have called this "the twin keys quintet." Earlier note: Garcia-Kahn-Seals-Warren-Shaw quintet version of the Jerry Garcia Band. A weird little period in this configuration, starting ca. 1/27/81 and ending ca. 6/1/81. After that, ca. 6/24/81, backing vocalists Essra Mohawk and Liz Stires come in.
! R: field recordist: Phil Jaret
! R: field recording equipment: JVC M-201 Stereo Microphone > Teac PC-10
! R: transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches: Master played back on Nakamichi Dragon > Grace Lunatec V3 (24/96) > Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe > Adobe Audition 3.0 > Ozone 4.0 > FLAC encoding, pitch correction by Joe B. Jones. This is the 16/44.1 version.
! R: s1t02 HSII @ 1:05 big level jump. A couple of tape discontinuities @ 7:41-7:59
! P: HSII: Jerry is fired up! Check out his singing in the "Open my eyes at night" (2nd) verse starting @ 1:37.
! P: CJ @ 5:25 Jerry just tears it up with some fast strumming to catch up to the one ... awesome!
! P: STOF is kind of a clusterfuck. Jerry is zonked, just cannot get the vocals together. Sounds like he's learning how to sing on smack. I know this doesn't seem consistent with the note above about HSII, but anyway.
! s1t04 STOF bass feature for about two minutes from 6:46ff.
! P: Jerry tried to end the song @ 14-min mark, but the drummer just keeps playing.
! Historical: Classic. At the start of Let It Rock you can hear a little kid, maybe 3-5 years old, yelling "Yayyyyy, Jerry!"
! P: s1t05 Let It Rock really isn't happening. This band is not clicking. Jerry comes in with some fanning @ 7:15, some nice fanning over key changes and running around a little. He is bringing it here, but the band overall is pretty uneven.
! R: s1t06 SHIL levels are very low.
! s1t07 (1) JG: "We're gonna take a short break. We'll be back in a few minutes."
! R: s2t02 ITAM levels up @ 3:42
! P: d2t02 ITAM nice fanning in 11:30 range
! P: d2t03 TWLWMYD love the guitar tone JG is getting in the 8-min range.
! R: d2t04 Russian Lullaby clips in