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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Flight Of The Bumblebee: LN jg1976-01-09.jgb.all.sbd-tjs.8386.shn2flac

More Booker raw materials.

Jerry Garcia Band
260 S. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

January 9, 1976 (Friday)
112 minute sbd Kahn Shriver shnid-8386 shn2flac

--set I (7 tracks, 54:05)--
s1t01. //All By Myself [#7:47] (1) [0:54]
s1t02. Goodnight Irene [10:35] ->
s1t03. Für Elise [0:51] ->
s1t04. Slowly But Surely [11:41] ->
s1t05. Please Send Me Someone To Love [10:31] (2) [1:01]
s1t06. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry// [4:31#]
s1t07. //Tore Up Over You [#5:24] (3) [0:40] % dead air [0:09]

--set II (7 tracks, 67:22)--
s2t01. //Neighbor Neighbor [#2:05] [1:20]
s2t02. United Our Thing Will Stand [11:40] ->
s2t03. Classified [8:35] ->
s2t04. Baby Won't You Please Come Home [10:16] [0:39]
s2t05. Tico // Tico [6:22#] [0:14] % [0:07]
s2t06. Let It Rock [12:18] [1:59]
s2t07. (I’m A) Road Runner [11:29] (4) [0:16]

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #2
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: James Booker - piano, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-b;
! lineup: Ron Tutt - 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.
! JGC:
! db: (this fileset)
! map:
! venue:
! band:
! ref: Arnold, Corry. 2012. January 9-10, 1976: Sophie's, Palo Alto, CA: The Jerry Garcia Band with Jamfses Booker. Lost Live Dead, May 24, 2012, URL, consulted 12/31/2013.
! R: MSR > ? > 1C > 1D > 1CD > EAC > SHN. This version, via Ryan Shriver, is more complete than the previously circulating version. Extraction using EAC, tracking using CD Wave, .shn encoding using mkwACT, and proper sector boundary verification using shntool.
! R: shn2flac JGMF 1/10/2015
! R: seeder note: "A very light, intermittent clicking reoccurs throughout the recording, though it is primarily audible during tuning breaks." The mix is all over the place.
! R: s1t01 All By Myself fades in, not much missing; light pops @ 0:02, 0:05, 0:07; mix/level fluctuations first 0:20.
! P: s1t01 ABM @ 5 James starts singing, but his mic is out. 5:35 Garcia was going to solo, but Booker does the equivalent of another verse. More singing, but no mic, over 6. I wish I could hear these vocals. Garcia just playing the basics, while Booker is grooving, switching keys, etc. 6:35 Jerry provides some good guitar, James vocalizes with him for half a measure, and then it's Garcia leading. The mix is super wonky, only guitar, drums and Garcia vocals, very little piano, no bass or Booker vocals. So Jerry pulls the rip cord at 7:31.
! s1t01 (1) JG: "This is James Booker playing the piano. [inaudible]" Some joker calls out "White Rabbit" at 8:22.
! R: s1t02 Goodnight Irene painful static and mix fluctuations, ca. 1:30, but this is the mix starting to settle in with Mr. James Booker, the mix settling in.
! P: s1t02 "This song was written by a dude called Leadbelly - whoop-whoop!" Continued monologuing by James, steps up to the song 1:18. By 2:45 Booker is swangin' and sangin', he sounds great.
! P: s1t04 SBS what a great song. James is playing something that sounds more like a Wurlitzer at 4. 4:53-5:07 "Flight Of The Bumblebee" (see 9 Garcia is playing some great, soaring guitar. The recording buries it (bass is badly overloading now). John is playing some interesting stuff right around 11, he tries to tie on a knot in it, Tutt hears him, but it takes awhile, and 25 seconds later Booker calls a close to it.
! s1t05 (2) JB: "Thank you very much. This is my first appearance here, and I must say I feel flattered in being so well rec-- --accepted. I love you all from A to Z - I love you that much, and further beyond. As a matter of fact, I'd like to do a song I wrote, that contains those lyrics, named 'So Swell When You're Well' This song was recorded by Aretha Franklin and Fats Domino." Stage talk. Booker: "Oh, we'll come back to that [laughs sheepishly]." Sounds to me like they've got a setlist written out, maybe? They roll into Train To Cry.
! R: s1t06 Train to Cry cuts out
! R: s1t07 Tore Up cuts in; static
! s1t07 (3) JG: "Thank you. It's great to have everybody dancing - it's nice - real nice. I think we're gonna take a break and try to figure out what else to play. We'll be back in a little while. Thank you."
! R: s2t01 Neighbor Neighbor fades in
! P: s2t01 NN enters on James Booker playing this one real, real blue - doesn't sound like they are totally together on the arrangement, but Booker has this way down deep in the "House Of The Rising Sun" groove, as it should be. Man prolly knew him some nosy neighbors. Jerry trying to end it, James just playing real loud for a bit, he notices and then shut it down. Can't wait to hear more Booker coming up!
! R: s2t02 UOTWS vocals low in the mix.
! P: s2t02 UOTWS no real comments.
! P: s2t03 My God, at late 7 things melts into dissonance, led by James Booker and Jerry Garcia, melts into Booker doing lounge blues.
! s2t04 BWYPCH: "I'd like to dedicate this whole set to one of my stronger influences, Mr. Ray Charles." After the song, can hear Jerry call "Hey Booker!" and say something.
! setlist: s2t05 was labeled "Fandango", but "Tico Tico" is how it is labeled in the rehearsals, and it certainly sounds a good deal like TT (though I am not 100% about this).
! R: s2t05 Tico Tico cut/splice @ 0:35, unknown missing. I note a tape discontinuity later in the track, after the song, but I don't think there's anything really missing there, very nearly a real-time little splice.
! P: s2t06 LIR no comment.
! s2t07 (4) JG: "Thank you. See y'all later on."

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