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Monday, November 23, 2015

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Jerry Garcia Band
The Agora
165 Dexter Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06106
November 30, 1983 (Wednesday)
Commander MAC flac2496 shnid-134251

--set I (5 tracks, 43:38)--
s1t01. [0:13] /I'll Take A Melody [#13:18] [0:06] % [0:03]
s1t02. [0:09] The Way You Do The Things You Do [9:33] [0:03] %
s1t03. When I Paint My Masterpiece [7:09] [0:23] %
s1t04. It Ain't No Use [8:21] ->
s1t05. Run // For The Roses [4:#27] (1) [0:04]

--set II (4 tracks, 49:18)--
s2t01. //Cats Under The Stars [#9:28]
s2t02. Rhapsody In Red [12:07] % [0:34]
s2t03. Dear Prudence [13:17] ->
s2t04. Tangled Up In Blue [13:47] (2)

First show - September 30, 1983 Country Club, Reseda
Last show - November 19, 1993 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - organ;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: David Kemper - drums;
! lineup: Gloria Jones - vocals;
! lineup: Jaclyn LaBranch - vocals.

! JGC:
! db: (Laurentus MAC, shnf); (Commander MAC, this fileset); (Commander MAC, flac1644).
! band:
! venue:
! map:
! R: field recordist: Commander
! R: field recording gear: 2x Nakamichi 300 > Sony D5
! R: field recording media: 2x Maxell UDXL-II90
! R: transfer: Nakamichi Dragon > Benchmark ADC1 > Tascam HD-P2 24/96 compact flash > Apple Mac > Adobe Audition CC > xACT flac; transferred & seeded by Rob Berger & Taperchuck.
! R: nice recording, bass a little indistinct but the organ sounds great.
! P: Overall, I don't note much. It's good, but doesn't strike me as especially strong for the tour. Set I clocks in under the Garland/Minelli Line, and Jerry sounds a little out of it vocally. Cats wastes two minutes going round and round while Jerry appears to doze off.
! R: s1t01 ITAM clips in
! P: s1t01 ITAM Garcia bungles first words
! R: s1t05 RFTR splice @ start
! s1t05 (1) jg: "We're gonna take a short break. We'll be back in a few minutes."
! s2t01 CUTS cuts in
! P: s2t01 CUTS maybe the record for how many "Cats down under the stars" they do. C'mon, man, wake up!
! s2t02 RIR is very good in absolute terms, not sure how it compares for the tour or the year.
! s2t03 DP guy near taper totally calls it.
! P: s2t04 TUIB some vocal flubs. Longish TUIB for the period, it feels to me.
! s2t04 (2) JG: "Thanks a lot. See y'all later on."

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