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Monday, December 09, 2013


This show, on this listen, didn't move me. The tape is nice.

Jerry Garcia Band
Ocean State Theater
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903

February 9, 1981 (Monday)
Frank Streeter complete MAC shnid-123532

--set I (7 tracks, 74:48)--
s1t01. tuning [1:03]
s1t02. Sugaree [12:27] % [0:13]
s1t03. Love In The Afternoon [9:33] % [0:25]
s1t04. That's What Love Will Make You Do [10:04] % [0:11]
s1t05. Simple Twist Of Fate [17:32] % [0:08]
s1t06. Sitting Here In Limbo [11:54] [0:04] %
s1t07. Tangled Up In Blue [10:53] (1) [0:20] %

--set II (8 tracks, 70:47)--
s2t01. tuning [1:00]
s2t02. I'll Take A Melody [12:40] % [0:33]
s2t03. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [8:30] % [0:33]
s2t04. The Harder They Come [10:44] % [0:10]
s2t05. Mission In The Rain [10:38] % [0:19]
s2t06. Dear Prudence [12:09]
s2t07. -> [0:03] % ... Deal [#6:29] ->
s2t08. Midnight Moonlight [6:33] [0:25]

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #12b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-b;
! lineup: Jimmy Warren - el-piano;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - organ;
! lineup: Daoud Shaw - 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.

! TJS:

! db: (Steve Rolfe aud shnf); (Jim Vita aud flac1644); (Tim Friend aud flac2496); (Tim Friend aud flac1644); (Bob Morris aud); (Frank Streeter aud flac1644, this fileset).

! map:,+RI&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=220+Weybosset+St,+Providence,+Rhode+Island+02903&gl=us&t=h&z=16

! venue:

! band: JGB #12b (

! R: field recordist: Frank Streeter

! R: field recording gear: AKG D330BT -> Sony TC-D5M

! R: field recording media: Maxell MX90

! R: Transfer Info: Cassette Master (Sony TC-K677ES) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/48k) ->
Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC/16 (2 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC). All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller,, January 18, 2013.

! R: seeder note: "Thanks to Frank Streeter for lending me his masters."

! R: seeder note: "Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction."

! tags: 1981, JGB, Frank Streeter, Ocean State Theater, Providence, RI

! R: quite a nice recording. The splices are all tastefully cross-faded.

! P: Overall, I am unmoved. Not sure why. Things aren't perfect, but what is? More relevant, I just don't find myself groovin' in listening to this. Could be "set and setting", and all that, for all I know.

! P: t03 Jimmy takes a solo @ 5:00 and surrounding that's not terrible. He gets one little go-'round, then Jerry's turn. One for you, one for me. One for him. One-two for me. etc.

! s1t07 (1) JG "We're gonna take a break for a little while. We'll be back in a little bit."

! R: s2t02 ITAM some L-channel static.

! P: s2t04 HTC tempo picks up, not on purpose I don't think, around 9:40ish.

! R: s2t06 some digiscratch in DP 5-minute mark that is no fun to hear. Haven't heard that sound in years. It's not too loud, but it's vexatious.

! P: s2t06 DP Jerry has a nice thing he's found, but I worry he overdoes it, over late 6-minute mark and into 7-, now 7:15 he's still doing it, but he's changing the end of the sentence, or rather has added a declining phrase to the tail, now weaving in the DP melody, walking up to that theme he had hit a bunch, but walks away the first pass, then suggests it twice next time around, then three times, in little expanding circles. It's good, but I don't get liftoff from it.

! R s2t07 - I am trying to capture that I think there's what I would call a reverb segue from Dear Prudence -> Deal, but there's a little tape splice through it, and then Deal comes in without much missing.

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