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Saturday, March 29, 2014

LN jg1981-11-10.jgb.late.aud-stankiewicz.127293.flac2496

JGB played The Palladium twice in 1981, 2/11/81 and this night. Richie Stankiewicz taped both nights. Both really good shows and really good tapes.

This one has the best of all time (BOAT, in some circles) Garcia Band version of "The Way You Do The Things You Do", IMO. It's quite good.

I also returned to this after noting the wonderful, well-developed, 22+ minute "Don't Let Go" from 3/27/82, and wanting to check out another DLG from around the era. This one from four months earlier is a spunky 9+ minutes! Big contrast, if also nice and well-played.

These Richie Stankiewicz tapes continue to impress. I have annotated the aforementioned 2/11/81, as well as his 11/15/81 from this tour, Ron Tutt Returns. Also annotated from this tour: Frank Streeter's tape from 11/13/81 (Boston). It's very good, strong stuff.

Jerry Garcia Band
The Palladium
126 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003

November 10, 1981 (Tuesday) - Late Show
87 min Stanki flac2496 shnid-127293

--set I (4 tracks, 33:54-0:41)--
s1t01. [0:22] The Way You Do the Things You Do [6:11] [0:03] % [0:12]
s1t02. They Love Each Other [6:44] [0:03] % [0:34]
s1t03. Knockin' On Heaven's Door [11:50] [0:19] % [0:02]
s1t04. Mystery Train [6:48] (1) [0:05] % pre-set II [0:41]

--set II (5 tracks, 52:48+0:41)--
s2t01. [+0:41] [0:05] I'll take A Melody [10:53] %% [0:53]
s2t02. Don't Let Go [9:31] [0:08] % [0:13]
s2t03. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [8:34] ->
s2t04. Dear Prudence [10:44] ->
s2t05. Tangled Up In Blue [11:39] [0:08] %

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #14b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-b;
! lineup: Jimmy Warren - electric keyboards;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - organ;
! lineup: Ron Tutt - drums;
! lineup: Julie Stafford - vocals;
! lineup: Liz Stires - 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: (Beyer M160s, possibly same source tape, shnf); (Ohr Weinberg, early show, shnf); (Mark Cohen, early show, shnf); (Nak 300s late show, flac1644); (this fileset).
! map:
! venue:
! band: JGB #14b (
! R: field recordist: Richie Stankiewicz
! R: field recording gear: 2x Beyer M-160 > Sony TCD-5m
! R: field recording location: 1st row balcony
! R: transfer: Sony TCKA3ES playback > USBPre 2 by Richie Stankiewicz.
! R: very nice balcony tape.
! R: JGMF rename tracks
! P: TWYDTTYD JG is tearing shit up in the 5-min range. Very hot.
! P: s1t02 TLEO Tutt is just banging right from the start.
! s1t04 (1) JG: "We're gonna take a little break, and we'll be back in a few minutes."
! P: s2t01 ITAM JG playing very well. Nice scaling in the late 8:40s, then more good playing over the 9-min mark. More fanning 9:22ff, scaling down 9:34, pulling. Utterly characteristic Jerry Garcia guitar playing.
! P: s2t02 DLG so I am listening to this right after I heard 3/27/82, same place in the setlist. This one is a totally different beast. Much punchier, but Garcia's playing here, as there, is simply wonderful. That one was patient and deep. This one is burning much hotter, lots of fast scales, e.g., 6-7 mark. It's stunning how abruptly he ends this one, less than ten minutes! Very strange to see such a wide variation in the timing of a song within four months, under ten minutes vs. over twenty-two!


  1. once again, thanks for the show recommendation. Listening to it now. TWYDTTYD is really great, but I'm surprised you don't mention the Knockin on Heaven's Door. That can be quite boring sometimes, but not this version. Very nice playing, and Jerry's singing and phrasing is unusually expressive, I think. Gets quite a crowd reaction. Love the sound of the recording.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. I love the Knockins during this time. They had really gotten the reggae organ arrangement down nicely, and it really brought color to the song, in a good way. Not sure I'll get back to this tape, but there are so many others to compare!


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