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Sunday, August 09, 2015

August 9th

This August 9th finds me thinking more about 70 years since Nagasaki than 20 years since Jerry Garcia, though that, too, is on my mind.

Might as well go straight for the cream: cue this one up from about 8:40 to hear Garcia wail. In the alternative check out the whole smokin' hot, first-night-of-tour set I closer, Wednesday night, February 4, 1981 at the Warner in Washington, DC:

"Tangled Up In Blue"

Thanks to taper Dave Redman, who also seems to have shepherded the tape to the DAT kingdom and from there, through the agency of unidentifed but much-appreciated agents, to the lossless realm (shnid-30859).

Turn it up!

p.s. Jim Vita also taped this hottie of a show (shnid-83742), and it's worth hunting down.

p.p.s. my notes for the Redman fileset below the fold.

Jerry Garcia Band
Warner Theater
513 13th Street NW
Washington, DC
February 4, 1981 (Wednesday)
Redman MAC flac1644 shnid-30859

--set I (7 tracks, 62:36)--
s1t01. ambience [0:04]
s1t02. I'll Take a Melody [13:16]
s1t03. //That's What //Love Will Make You Do [#6:#32]
s1t04. Mississippi Moon [11:06]
s1t05. Sitting In //Limbo [13:#04] [0:14]
s1t06. How Sweet It Is [8:54] ->
s1t07. Tangled Up In Blue// [9:23#]

--set II (8 tracks, 74:06)--
s2t01. ambience [0:09]
s2t02. Harder They Come [14:13] [0:03]
s2t03. /Mission In The Rain [10:46]
s2t04. //They Love Each Other [#8:10] [0:02]
s2t05. //Russian Lullaby/ [#12:36]
s2t06. Dear Prudence [12:25] (1) ->
s2t07. Deal [7:39] ->
s2t08. Midnight Moonlight [8:00]

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #12b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-b;
! lineup: Jimmy Warren - el-piano;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - organ;
! lineup: Daoud Shaw - drums.

JGMF
! 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: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1981-02-04-warner-theater-washington-dc/
! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/30859 (this fileset); http://db.etree.org/shn/83742 (Vita MAC all-1)
! map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington,+DC+20004/@38.8961209,-77.0296101,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b7976efcc7c5:0xb764664d930ed128
! venue: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/07/warner-theatre-513-13th-e-streets-nw.html
! ! review: [mixed] Lindsay, Dave. 1981. Garcia’s Solo Jamming. Eagle (American University), February 13, 1981, p. 7.
! R: field recordist: Dave Redman
! R: field recording gear: xx Nakamichi 300 > Sony TC-D5M
! R: lineage: cassette master > DAT > CD > EAC > FLAC.
! R: seeder: misSHN, 9/2005
! R: seeder notes: "Where it's good, it's quite a good recording. It may run a touch fast, but I am not really capable of judging that. There are also numerous patches of oversaturation, a good number of  cuts (and in general very tight editing), and a very chatty crowd. Beyond those presumed attributes of the master, there are a great many warts on this particular copy which would make a new transfer most welcomed.  I will try to list some of those warts below, but I am sure that I have not noted all of them.  Caveat auditor."
! P: seeder notes: "The show itself is extremely hot, IMO a contender for hottest show of the great month of 2/81.  Of note: a sweet version of Sitting in Limbo, a second solo in TUIB (around 8:40) that is absolutely filthy (watch your speakers!), and a pretty nicely executed transition from Deal into Midnight Moonlight.  A really fun show"

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