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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

JGB in Phishland: Flynn Theater, Burlington, VT, 12/6/83

Note that I have started changing all of my info to reflect the presence of DeeDee Dickerson on the bus with the JGB in November-December 1983.

12/6/83a

Nice Catfish John, otherwise this early show does not light me up.

Jerry Garcia Band
Flynn Theater
153 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
December 6, 1983 (Tuesday) - 7 PM (early) show
Senn 441 flac2496 shnid-135010

--(7 tracks, 69:09)--
e-t01. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [10:53] % [0:17]
e-t02. Catfish John [13:45] [0:06] %
e-t03. /Someday Baby [#9:47]
e-t04. /Run For The Roses [#5:15] % [0:28]
e-t05. When I Paint My Masterpiece [8:20] [0:03] % [0:33]
e-t06. Mississippi Moon [7:33] [0:04] ->
e-t07. Deal [11:56] (1) [0:08]

! ACT1: JERRY GARCIA BAND #21a
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - organ;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: David Kemper - drums;
! lineup: DeeDee Dickerson - vocals;
! lineup: Jaclyn LaBranch - vocals.

JGMF:
! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1983-12-06-flynn-theater-burlington-vt/
! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/18818 (aud, shnf); http://db.etree.org/shn/123065 (mixed 1st gen auds, flac1644); http://db.etree.org/shn/123066 (mixed 1st gen auds, flac2496);
http://db.etree.org/shn/135010 (this fileset).
! map: https://goo.gl/maps/My2seLLcXhN2
! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2011/11/flynn-theater-153-main-street.html
! band: http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/01/jerry-garcia-band-personnel-1975-1995.html. Note that as of 3/23/2016 I am listing DeeDee Dickerson instead of Gloria Jones. It has traditionally been thought that JGB #21a had a very short run, and that Gloria entered ca. 9/30/83. But the paperwork for the late '83 JGB tour is very clear that DDD is in the house.
! R: field recordist: unknown
! R: field recording gear: 2x Sennheiser 441 > Sony TC-D5m
! R: field recording location: Row D
! R: transfer: Playback on Sony TC-D5m to Sony PCM-M10 96kHz/24bit
! R: nice tape. Some very metallic PA feedback early on
! P: d-t02 CJ great CJ! Pretty good scrubbing 11:25 or so, good guitar again 11:52.
! R: e-t03 Someday Baby clips in
! P: e-t03 SB yikes, he can't hit the high notes at all, it's cringe-inducing. Puts some nice guitar effect on 7:25.
! R: e-t04 RFTR clips in
! e-t07 (1) JG: "Thanks a lot. See ya later."
! P: early show overall doesn't really move me, despite a nice CJ.

12/6/83b

Jerry Garcia Band
Flynn Theater
153 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
December 6, 1983 (Tuesday) - 10 PM (late) show
Senn 441 flac2496 shnid-135014

--(7 tracks, 78:13)--
l-t01. [0:08] Sugaree [12:57] [0:02] % [0:16]
l-t02. Cats Down Under The Stars [9:30] [0:02] % [0:15]
l-t03. Mission In The Rain [11:21] [0:02] % [0:11]
l-t04. The Harder They Come [10:58] [0:02] %
l-t05. /Gomorrah [5:58] [0:04] ->
l-t06. Dear Prudence [13:05] ->
l-t07. Tangled Up In Blue [13:15] (1) [0:05] %

! ACT1: JERRY GARCIA BAND #21a
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - organ;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: David Kemper - drums;
! lineup: DeeDee Dickerson - vocals;
! lineup: Jaclyn LaBranch - vocals.

JGMF:
! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1983-12-06-flynn-theater-burlington-vt/
! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/18818 (aud, shnf); http://db.etree.org/shn/123065 (mixed 1st gen auds, flac1644); http://db.etree.org/shn/123066 (mixed 1st gen auds, flac2496);
http://db.etree.org/shn/135010 (this fileset).
! map: https://goo.gl/maps/My2seLLcXhN2
! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2011/11/flynn-theater-153-main-street.html
! band: http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/01/jerry-garcia-band-personnel-1975-1995.html. Note that as of 3/23/2016 I am listing DeeDee Dickerson instead of Gloria Jones. It has traditionally been thought that JGB #21a had a very short run, and that Gloria entered ca. 9/30/83. But the paperwork for the late '83 JGB tour is very clear that DDD is in the house.
! JGMF: http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2016/03/jgb-in-phishland-flynn-theater.html
! R: field recordist: unknown
! R: field recording gear: 2x Nakamichi CM-100 (CP-1 capsule) > Sony TC-D5m
! R: field recording media: Sony UCX-S 90! R: field recording location: Orchestra, left, row Q, seat 2

! R: transfer: Playback master on Sony TC-D5m to SOny PCM-M10 96kHz/24bit
! R: l-t01 starts off with some start-of-tape swishing, sounds like a nice pull.
! P: l-t01 Sugaree is characteristically strong for the period. I am really liking the figures he is weaving late 8 over 9, crowd liking it too at 9:15, suggesting fanning 9:25, crowd excited, this is really good guitar, natch.
! R: l-t05 Gomorrah clips in
! l-t07 (1) JG: "See ya later. Thank you."

3 comments:

  1. Is it me or does $11.50 sound a little pricey for about an hour of music on a Tues night in the middle of the Winter? That's $23 if you caught both the early and late shows. I have a GD stubs from 1984 that are only $12.50. I get that it's a small theater and all but $23 back then was pretty expensive for a concert ticket. Looking at some other stubs of mine from other artists I saw in those years and this becomes one of the more expensive shows I've seen relatively speaking. The prices of course go up as the years went on. By 1987 I have stubs where Dead shows were rising. $16.50....$ 18.50 by 1989...$ $23.50 by 1992. That's almost 10 years later.

    On a more apples to apples comparison I have a JGB stub from The Warfield in 1990 that is $20 plus $3 for "Fees". And I have another one here for JGB at the Charlotte Coliseum from 11/10/91 that comes in at $20.50 total. Those are full on Two set shows with a long break in the middle.

    All this makes this Vermont show pricing interesting. I don't have any other JGB stubs from the early to mid- 80's to compare. $11.50 for 68 minutes of music? If you went to an Early show only you were pretty much screwed. "Show's over folks get out! We gotta turn the house. " With Two set shows you at least get the sense that you went to an event. One set shows that log in at under the length of a movie seems like a shitty deal to me. Even if you splurged and got tickets to both shows you were coughing up more money than you would to see a Dead show where you got more music and more time to spend at the venue.

    Derf



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  2. That is interesting. One of these years I plan to calculate some ticket prices, like just some time series graphs and all that. I enter ticket prices in my spreadsheets where I can. I see the following for the tour:

    Chi: $13.50
    Cleveland: $11
    Binghamton: $12.50
    DC: $12.50
    Boston: $12
    Burlington: $11.50
    Amherst: $11.50
    NYC: $13.50
    Passaic: $12.50

    FWIW.

    Anyway, thanks for your thoughts!

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  3. Don't know if you noticed but I put the discussion over on TA as well in the "what Jerry show have you listened to lately? Thread.

    Let's look at the Boston gig a few nights earlier at the Orpheum. For $12 you get an opening set by Rick Danko AND then a JGB set.

    The late show got a set by Danko AND TWO sets of JGB. I don't know what the early show there cost but $12 seems reasonable. Was the late show more money because of the increased set? I would think so.

    That makes the Vermont show even worse as people paid $11.50 for 1 set of JGB. At a little over an hour for the early show. Wonder if we're missing some info here?

    Derf

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