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Friday, November 23, 2012

Hiatus Hiatus LNjg1978-03-17.jgb.late.aud-CC.noshnid.flac2448


Late show has never entered circulation, AFAIK. Some pretty spare notes.

Jerry Garcia Band
Capitol Theatre
326 Monroe Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
March 17, 1978 (Friday)
Late Show - 11 PM
81 minute CC aud flac2448

--Complete Late Show (9 tracks, 80:47)--
--main set (8 tracks, 72:57)--
t01. John Scher Introduction [0:25]
t02. Harder They Come [11:00]
t03. //Mission In The Rain [#10:34] [0:04]
t04. //Russian Lullaby [#13:50] [0:38]
t05. Tore Up Over You [8:45] [0:11]
t06. //Love In The Afternoon [#10:14]
t07. //I'll Be With Thee [#5:05]
t08. //The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [#9:50] [2:16]
--Encore (1 track, 7:50)--
t09. Rhapsody In Red [7:12] [0:38]

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band
! Lineup: Jerry Garcia: el-g, vocals;
! Lineup: John Kahn: el-b;
! Lineup: Buzz Buchanan: drums;
! Lineup: Keith Godchaux: keyboards;
! Lineup: Donna Jean Godchaux: backing vocals;
! Lineup: Maria Muldaur: backing vocals.


! 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:

! db: shnid 123184 (soundboard tape, missing HTC)

! venue:
! map:
! R: Specs: xx gen audience cassette (Maxell XLII90, No Dolby) > Nakamichi BX-300 playback > Pyle Pro cables > WaveTerminal 2496 > Samplitude 10.1 Download Version (record @ 24 bits/48kHz) > CDWave 1.9.8 (tracking) > Wavelab 5.0.1a (cross-fades, etc.) > shntool (stripped non-canonical headers) > Traders Little Helper 2.4.1 (FLAC encoding, level 8) > Foobar (tagging).

! historical: allegedly FM broadcast WNEW-FM, but no FM tape has surfaced. This is the only aud I have seen in circulation, though I believe Jim Anderson may have taped. This is the end of a very long day for Garcia. He did an interview with Scott Muni at WNEW in the afternoon/early evening, at which the St. Patrick's Day libations were being passed around. Then an early show, then a late show. Ray Riescher, who provided me with audio copy of the interview, said that Jerry was noticeably drunk at this late show. Note added 12/24/2012: a soundboard tape has now emerged.

! R: Not a great tape. Just about every song clips or cuts in. A number of harsh transitions remain even after cleaning up the worst ones. There is some swirly hiss.The sbd tape is better!

! P: The show is quite hot, IMO. MITR ends in a manic flurry. Tore Up, my notes tell me, is "ridiculous". Jerry is *really* into this Dixie Down. RIR is absolutely fantastic, with some interesting (if cheesy) vocal work by the ladies over the first guitar break and Jerry going absolutely nuts after 5:45 or so. The scratchy blow-vibe of his voice is the only mitigating factor here, IMO.

! song: Russian Lullaby t03 includes bass solo. I am trying to figure out when this came in.

! historical: t08 @ 6:50 Some classic taper talk.

! disclaimer: This is part of a "Closet Call" project aimed at getting missing Garcia dates into the digital realm. These are "warts and all" ... straight transfers of the source cassettes with editing only of the most offensive tape transitions and such. If you don't like hiss, possible speed problems, etc., etc., then move along. And, to anticipate a FAQ: no, I don't plan on doing 16/44s of these. Thanks to wk for supplying these tapes!

1 comment:

  1. Jerry was um.. "unusually animated" for sure. Pumping his fist during Dixie Down, and knocking the mic stand around at one point. I also recall a pseudo Chuck Berry duck walk during Rhapsody in Red. Quite a fun show by my recollection.


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