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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I came for the Johnny Too Bad, I Stayed for the Don't Let Go

LN jg1994-09-01.jgb.all.aud-neumann.12024.shn2flac

Jerry Garcia Band
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
September 1, 1994 (Thursday) - 8 PM
Neumann KM-140 shnid-12024 shn2flac

--set I (7 tracks, 70:18)--
s1t01. [0:43] How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [6:51] [0:31]
s1t02. Get Out Of My Life Woman
s1t03. Run For The Roses
s1t04. Simple Twist Of Fate
s1t05. Aint No Bread In The Breadbox ->
s1t06. Johnny Too Bad
s1t07. Deal [11:08] [0:03]

-- set II (7 tracks, 68:59)--
s2t01. Second That Emotion
s2t02. The Maker
s2t03. Tore Up Over You
s2t04. Evangeline
s2t05. Don't Let Go
s2t06. That Lucky Old Sun
s2t07. Midnight Moonlight

! ACT1: JGB #23
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, v;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards;
! lineup: Donny Baldwin - drums;
! lineup: Jaclyn LaBranch - backing vocals;
! lineup: Gloria Jones - backing vocals.

JGMF:

! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1994-09-01

! venue: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2013/02/warfield-982-market-street-san.html

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZW52vfHTbjs

! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/21825 (same source tape, shnf, deprecated); http://db.etree.org/shn/94692 (this fileset).

! band: URL http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/01/jerry-garcia-band-personnel-1975-1995.html

! R: field recordist: unknown

! R: field recording gear: 2x Neumann KM-140 > Panasonic SV-255

! R: field recording location: FOB

! R: lineage: DATx > Tascam CDRW 700 > CDx > DAE (EAC) > tracking (cdwav) > SHN (mkwact) via neo_levo/candyman FTP, 4/02 shn (shnid-12024); shn2flac jgmf 5/17/2017.

! R: seeder notes: "Thanks to Chuck F. for the awesome seeds."

! P: s1t01 HSII is pretty tight, exceeds my expectations.

! R: s1t02 GOOMLW static @ start

! P: s1t02 GOOMLW great to hear him working some provocative R & B this late in the game.

! P: s1t04 STOF comes in on the second verse - sheesh. John took a long lame feature that didn't work for me.

! P: s1t05 Breadbox good, fine, old man guitar playing.

! song: "Johnny Too Bad" (s1t06): Public debut of this relative obscurity (?) from the Harder They Come soundtrack. Jimmy Cliff released it on his 1989 album, when he crossed Garcia. I'd have to check arrangements, but I'll take the Spinners 1970 original all day long. Also 9/10/94, 3/5/95, 4/14/95, 4/21/95, so a five-timer, probably should be considered a rarity.

! P: s1t06 JTB is a running song,  it's got great self-propulsion.

! P: s1t07 Deal still good energy on the guitar.

! P: s2t02 The Maker: This is one that really benefits from the chiller vibe of the JGB. Garcia could never just gently groove this way with the GD. Now, it may be that he is lost, doesn't remember how to start, or he's just enjoying himself. (Or both.) Big pitch-bending 12 min range.

! P: s2t04 E I am not usually a fan of this, but I like it at this tempo. First performance since 5/2/92.

! P: s2t05 DLG an interesting combination of upbeat, almost New Orleans tempo with a little minor blue on it. Doing some little direct punctuations late 6, to good effect. Very good DLG to 7 minutes in. That was a very good DLG.

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