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Monday, March 23, 2015

LN jg1974-11-10.jgms.all.sbd.98704.flac1644

Not much to report. The tape has got some issues, but as has been the case in the past, this show mostly doesn't move me.

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Palace Theater
19 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12207
November 10, 1974 (Sunday) - 8 PM
2nd gen sbd Moore-Berger shnid-98704 flac1644 retrack to sets

--set I (6 tracks, 66:16)--
s1t01. Let It Rock
s1t02. Expressway (To Your Heart) [15:28] [0:02] % [0:04]
s1t03. You Can Leave Your Hat On [13:28] -14:15
s1t04. Neighbor, Neighbor [6:#49] [0:04] %
s1t05. Going, Going, Gone [11:01] [0:19] %
s1t06. Mystery Train [12:43] (1)

--set II (8 tracks, 86:12)--
s2t01. (I'm A) Road Runner [11:33] %
s2t02. Favela [13:27] %
s2t03. Wondering Why [13:32] ->
s2t04. People Make The World Go Round [4:18] %
s2t05. Harder They Come [15:31] %
s2t06. Just Kissed My Baby [10:57] %
s2t07. /Tough Mama [#8:45] %
s2t08. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [8:09] %

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: Merl Saunders - keyboards, vocals;
! lineup: Martin Fierro - saxophone, flute;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-bass;
! lineup: Paul Humphrey - 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:
! map:
! personnel: Attendee Todd Ellenberg remembers Bill K. drumming, but that would be a revelation, as this is assumed to be Paul Humphrey.
! venue: URL;
! venue: URL;
! exante: Wilcock, Donald E. 1974. Feedback: Rolling Stones Album Just In Time. Sunday Record Troy, NY), November 3, p. 40.
! setlist: Psilo's ticket stub is said to be from late show, but it says doors open at 7:15 and music starts at 8 (yeah, sure) -- hardly a late show, though it's possible they played earlier than usual on this Sunday night. The show was sponsored by SUNY Albany, and psilo's is a student ticket. However, the one exante piece (Wilcock 1974) says "concert" in the singular, and more importantly Garcia says at note 1 that they are taking a break and will be back in a little while, which seals it for me that it's a single, two-set show, barring further evidence, natch.
! P: Overall, on this listen (3/22/2015), I find this below average for the tour. "Just Kissed My Baby" is a great tune that's very interesting, but even perennial favorite "Expressway" fails to get me on my feet.
! R: source: sbd 2nd generation reel (Jerry Moore's reel)
! R: lineage: sbd reel master > reel > 10.5" reel @ 7.5 ips, dolby b
! R: transfer: by Rob Berger; 2nd generation reel play back on Technics RS-1506>Sony NR-335>Tascam HD-P2 24/48. Editing, downsampling and FLAC encoding by David Minches. Thanks to Joe B. Jones for pitch correction.
! P: s1t02 ETYH not very together
! R: s1t04 NN splice ca. 5:20
! s1t06 (1) "We're gonna take a break for a little while. We'll be back in a few minutes."
! R: s2t05 HTC bad tape warbles, static
! P: s2t05 HTC use this to note that Martin is using a very wide battery of effects this night. Whatever this is 8-9, and I have noted (without noting where) lots of effects all evening.
! song: "Just Kissed My Baby" (s2t06): The Meters' New Orleans masterpiece Rejuvenation was released July 1974 on Reprise Records, and "Just Kissed My Baby" oozes and struts with funk atmospherics.
! P: s2t06 JKMB Merl is calling the changes. This is very interesting music.
! R: s2t07 Tough Mama clips in, Some speed weirdness 5 minute range.
! P: s2t08 HSII completely falls apart for awhile around 5:30. Kahn is inaudible.

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