What a hottie this Good Lovin' jam is!
These shows are only represented in imperfect audience tapes, but they are crucial documents from a period relatively underrepresented on soundboard tape. 7/12/70 at the Fillmore East is another one of these shows that has gotten too little attention because of soundboard snobbery. For this period, which rages, audience tapes are mostly all we have.
! R: Seeder cousinit provides these notes: "I believe this is a different AUD version compared to [Harry] Ely's master. An
example is how Katie Mae differs (to me) in the way the guitar is
captured. In the Ely version the guitar can barely be heard. This version has the guitar much more prominent."
! P: seeder notes: The Other One is a absolute monster ..."
This whole show just sizzles, and in all kinds of different ways. Pigpen shines, fronting one of the world's great electric backing band on "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's, Man's, Man's World," and feeling his solo acoustic country blues with "Katie Mae", who walks around "like she got oil wells in her back yard."
"Cowboy Song" is a true oddity. No-one seems entirely sure that it's David Bromberg, and perhaps feel it's not him at all? I wonder if this could have been not the folkie but that gentleman of the same name who wrote Guitar Player's Garcia feature in 1971? Often these music journalists did some picking (see the GPI Guitar Jam in whatever year that was). It might just be spurious, someone's wild guess.
Looking forward to hearing this Other One.