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Monday, September 05, 2011

Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)

LN jg1974-08-11.jgms.all.aud-falanga.6382.shnf

I wanted to listen around August 1974 a bit more, to see if there was anything else like the mystery trumpet player on "8/15/74". So I checked out 8/11. This strikes me as one of the weaker shows of this great month, though it's been so long since I listened to most of them that I can't be sure. "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)" is the very interesting setlist rarity here.

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
2119 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA, 94109
August 11, 1974 (Sunday)
Falanga-Menke shnid-6382 shn2flac

--set I (5 tracks, 58:18-0:18)--
s1t01. ambience [0:11]
s1t02. That's What Love Will Make You Do [12:52] (1) [1:49]
s1t03. La-La [16:49] [1:29]
s1t04. It Ain't No Use [10:36] [0:17] % [0:20]
s1t05. Mystery Train [13:24] (2) [0:11] % pre-set II tuning [0:18]

--set II (5 tracks, 0:18+64:41)--
s2t01. The Harder They Come [18:59] [2:58]
s2t02. Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) [16:38] [0:10] % [0:33]
s2t03. It's Too Late [8:48] [0:13] %
s2t04. (I'm A) Road Runner [9:53] [0:02] % [0:25]
s2t05. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [6:00]

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
! personnel: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! personnel: Merl Saunders - keyboards;
! personnel: John Kahn - el-bass;
! personnel: Martin Fierro - saxophone, flute;
! personnel: Bill Kreutzmann - drums.


! Recording: 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.

! JGC:

! TJS:

! db: shnid 6382 (this fileset).

! map:


! venue:

! venue:

! historical: A Sunday night in Berkeley in August 1974, two days after Nixon resigned. Paul Pena opened. The "It's Too Late" and TNTDODD from this gig were released on "9/1/74". Old Kingbee list showed reels dated 8/10/74, 2x 10" Scotch 207 @ 7.5ips to a Revox master. In Kinbee-speak, "4.8, 119min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k". I presume that that was a copy of vault reels transcribed by Latvala, but I don't know that. To be officially released, I presume from vault reels, 7/28/2017.

! ad: Oakland Tribune, August 4, 1974, p. 3-RAP.

! JGMF: "The real dates of the 'September 1, 1974' material,"

! mention: Kathie Staska and George Mangrum, "Topnotch Stanford show by Loggins and Messina," Hayward Daily Review, August 9, 1974, p. 40.

! mention: "Happenings for South County Teens," Hayward Daily Review, August 10, 1974, p. 5.

! listing: Hayward Daily Review, August 9, 1974, p. 40;

! listing: "Scaggs, Smothers and Sete, Too," San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 1974, p. 47.

! mention: "Docker Hill Boys Set Stand at Lion's Share"" [image Merl Saunders caption 'Merle [sic] Saunders With Jerry Garcia'], Independent-Journal [San Rafael, CA], August 9, 1974, p. 20.

! R: Given lineage: "AUDMC (Bob Menke and Louis Falanga's Sony ECM-270 + Sony ECM-250 [onstage, one mic directly in front of Jerry's amp, the other pointed stage center to catch the rest of the band]  > Sony TC-152) > DATx1 > CD > EAC > CD > EAC > SHN; via Jack Warner. Extraction and compression via EAC and mkwACT by" It's not clear whether both Menke and Falanga were there, nor whether this is the correct gear.

! setlist: Disc/set one and the first three songs of disc/set two derive from a cassette master that was labeled 8/10/74. However, the music is identical to that found on an alternate source of 8/11/74, and the vault research as reported at the Jerry Site would seem to confirm 8/11/74 as the true date. The alternate source (AUDMC [unknown gear] > 1R > 1D > 2CD > EAC >  SHN) supplies the last two songs of disc/set two.  It is inferior sounding and may need speed-correction.

! R: seeder note: No flaws noted.

! R: A pretty stunning audience recording. Puts you there, for sure.

! R: set II sounds nicer?

! P: s1t02 TWLWMYD messed up start, but settles in.

! s1t02 (1) @ 13:00, Jerry: "Thank you."

! s1t03 La-La, song proper, ends around 15:52, then drops off into some real drippy, creepy space.

! setlist: until ca. mid-2011, s1t04 was known in Garcia/GD circles as "It's No Use". But the title used here appears to be correct, based on research by Eric Levy. See Alex Allan's entry for more information.

! s1t05 (2) JG: "We're gonna take a break for a little while. We'll be back a little bit later. Thank you."

! s2t01 @ 20:15 JG strums Ain't No Woman. @ 20:23 he asks something like "Wanna do that one?" and mentions "Ain't No Woman".

! s2 guess I don't have much more to say about this set. Ain't No Woman is a special setlist rarity, and I like it a lot.

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