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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sebastopol Benefit: March 22, 1978

LN jg1978-03-22.jgb.all.sbd-ladner.19832.shn2flac

As a prelude to a review of the off-to-a-great-start GarciaLive 4 release of the Sebastopol 3/22/78 benefit show, here are some fragmentary listening notes from a year ago on the rough circulating sbd copy.

It appears that I engaged the question of the pianist on that very date over at Corry's post (probably now getting lots of traffic!) on the show - scroll down to comments.  I was clearly unclear on who's doing what. For I example, I was convinced that Keith was playing on LITA (s2t06), though the release belies this.

I plan on listening a little and then posting more extensively. Hate fragmenting conversations too much, but anyway.

Jerry Garcia Band
Veterans' Auditorium
282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

March 22, 1978 (Wednesday)
118 min degraded sbd shnid-19832 shn2flac

--set I (5 tracks, 46:43)--
s1t01. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [6:45] [0:18]
s1t02. Catfish John [9:00] [0:08] %
s1t03. Simple Twist Of Fate [10:37] [0:13] % [0:02]
s1t04. I Second That Emotion [10:05] [0:08]
s1t05. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down// [9:27#]

--set II (8 tracks, 71:28)--
s2t01. Harder They Come [11:39] [0:27]
s2t02. Mission In The Rain [11:11]
s2t03. Cats Under The Stars [7:53] [0:06] %
s2t04. Gomorrah [6:27] %
s2t05. Mystery Train [8:22] [0:15] % [1:46]
s2t06. Love In The Afternoon [9:30] [0:03] %
s2t07. I'll Be With Thee [5:06] ->
s2t08. Midnight Moonlight// [8:42#]

! Band: Jerry Garcia Band
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-b;
! lineup: Keith Godchaux - piano (xxx);
! lineup: ?Ozzie Ahlers - piano (xxx)?;
! lineup: Buzz Buchanan - drums;
! lineup: Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals;
! lineup: Maria Muldaur - vocals.


! R: symbols:

! TJS:

! JGC:

! db: (this fileset)

! map:

! venue:

! band:

! preview: Mason 19780320

! ad: Press-Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), March 3, 1978, p. 8B

! expost: Scully 1978

! seealso: Corry, "March 22, 1978 Veterans Hall, Sebastopol, CA: Jerry Garcia Band (Ozzie Ahlers-piano?)," Hooterollin' Around,

! historical: Garcia attended Analy High School in this off-the-beaten-path Sonoma County town, and I guess we think he gigged a little during that time. Benefit for the Sonoma County Stump. and for the Slide Ranch, a Marin retreat for Bay Area ghetto kids run by the GD's extended family.

! R: source: SBD > CM(x) > CDR > WAV > SHN.

! R: shn2flac conversion by jgmf 7/12/2013.

! R: seeder Comments: "Multiple analog generations with a significant amount of hiss.  Sound quality is a bit spotty and gets even spottier by the end of the second set.  End of last song of each set is clipped."

! R: I'd add the there are surely speed fluctuations all over the place.

! P: seeder comment: "Very primitive and open-ended jamming sounding 'Cats Under the Stars' in its lucky #7 performance.  Sounds like a band having a great time."

! R: seeder comment: "Thanks to H.Angus for source CDRs. DAE (EAC 0.9b4, offset corrected, secure mode) > sector boundaries confirmed (shntool) > SHN (shorten 3.4) > FTP via C.Ladner/candyman FTP. MisSHN ITR, 10/03." shn2flac jgmf 7/12/2013.

! P: s1t02 CJ these harmony vocals are not very together.

! R: s1t05 TNTDODD ctuts out, maybe a half minute or a minute missing.

! P: s2t04 Gomorrah, DJG says at the start "This is a true story."

! R: s2t05 the tape wow and flutter is really, really painful to hear.

! P: s2t05 MT noticing the drummer's insistent steel horse rhythm.

! s2t05 interesting long tuning, piano ... my brain delights to think it could be them sitting Ozzie down at the piano bench ... maybe KG passed out. Sounds like drummer is working on tempo, too. Why, if they just came off xxx gigs in xxx nights? But it still sounds like Keith playing piano, too bad.

! personnel: Keith definitely playing on LITA(s2t06)

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