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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

LN jg1978-10-07.jgb.all.aud-angus-hart.105024.flac2496

Jerry Garcia Band
Keystone Palo Alto
260 South California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
October 7, 1978 (Saturday)
Angus-Hart complete aud flac2496 shind-105024

--set I (6 tracks, 56:11)--
s1t01. tuning [0:20]
s1t02. I Second That Emotion [12:40] [0:08] %
s1t03. It Ain't No Use [8:31] [0:02] % (1) [1:00]
s1t04. Knockin' On Heaven's Door [14:47] [0:04] % [0:06]
s1t05. Mystery Train/ [9:18#]
s1t06. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [9:11] (1) [0:03] %

--set II (7 tracks, 51:27)--
s2t01. tuning [0:12]
s2t02. Tore Up Over You [8:53] [0:02] % [0:10]
s2t03. Let Me Roll It [10:42] [0:03] % [0:10]
s2t04. Gomorrah [6:19: [0:02] % [0:19]
s2t05. Love In The Afternoon  [10:03] [0:01] % [0:24]
s2t06. I'll Be With Thee [5:21] [0:02] % 5:24-
s2t07. Rhapsody In Red [7:53] [0:03] %

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

! 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: (this fileset), (this transfer, flac1644), (deprecated shn fileset).
! map:
! venue:
! band: JGB #4
! R: field recordist: John Angus and Scott Hart;
! R: field recording equipment: Sony ECM-99 microphone > Sony TC-158 cassette deck
! 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 2.0 > FLAC encoding. Pitch Correction by Joe B. Jones. Thanks to Harry Angus for providing the master tapes. This is the 24/96 version.
! R: This is a pretty nice waayyy up-front audience recording. Which means that the vocals are a little low, the bass is a little indistinct, but the percussion (drums and piano) is, well, percussive. The guitar is well captured.
! P: Overall, meh. Keith is a little wobbly in set I, I think, and the song selection doesn't knock me out. On its face, only KOHD really draws my eye. The second set has a much more attractive setlist, but IMO the show never achieves liftoff. I was really looking forward to "Let Me Roll It", but it's a shadow of the killer version from 6/18/78. The deep Cats numbers are fine, but you want them to tear your eyeballs out with "Rhapsody In Red" to close the show, and they just never do. Second set setlist > second set performance. Overall performance, again, not great.
! historical: Garcia, Keith and Donna (GD) were working at Club Front on Shakedown Street during the day, gigging with JGB at night. They just booked up a bunch of shows with Freddie Herrera, five out of six nights (7-8, 10-11-12) at his clubs in Palo Alto and Berkeley. This booking (weekend through the week) strikes me as uncommon and possibly noteworthy. Maybe trying to get Keith and Donna some paydays before they shove off?
! R: t02 level flux in 2TE
! P: s1t02 ISTE @ 2:30 Keith does a beautiful little run, but it's fleeting. I see what Buzzy meant when he said that Keith was so heavily percussive ... he's really upfront on this tape. @ 4:28 Jerry is doing some really nice bending, trying some stuff out. Again, around 6:15 KG is playing well. And now 6:30 he is soloing. He feels a little tentative to start, then he moves to higher register and gets a little more fluid. They let things get really, really soft early in the 9-min mark, almost like Jerry is stepping back to let Keith go where he's comfortable, which right now is more delicate picking at the keys, it's soft and, frankly lovely. I don't recall ever hearing them hit this space ... hell, maybe it's just a fucked up tempo problem! They return to the verse around 10-, and it doesn't sound quite together. Again: I think of what BB said about tempo problems, combined with Keith's raw power, have everyone swinging in the breeze a little bit.
! P: s1t03 IANU nice blues, Jerry, playing really nicely to start the song. He probably have started the vocals, but he takes another turn around the dancefloor, gets it together, brings first verse around 1:20. @ 6:55 JG fanning. Doesn't ended very successfully.
! s1t03 (1) some joker calls out "Late For Supper" around 9-min mark.
! R: s1t05 MT end clips, not much missing
! s1t06 (1) "We're gonna trake a break for a little while. We'll see you a little later//"

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