I stand corrected. Yes, yes it is.
It is *that bad*.
Here are notes on the three consecutive tracks of s2:
! P: s2t01 HTC ... these vocals are about as bad as they would ever be.
! P: s2t02 Sugaree ... the voice is absolutely *gone*. Even I can barely listen to it.
! P: s2t03 DLG these are the worst vocals in the history of Jerry
As of today, I hold that this, 8/24/84 is the worst vocal show in GOTS history. FWIW.
Jerry Garcia Band
San Francisco, CA 94133
August 24, 1984 (Friday)
all-1 DL AF flac1644 shnid-138021
--set I (5 tracks, 46:32)--
s1t01. Cats Under the Stars
s1t02. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
s1t03. Get Out of My Life Woman
s1t04. Let it Rock
--set II (3 tracks, 1 missing, 41:58)--
s2t01. [0:11] The Harder They Come [13:03] [0:02] %
s2t03. Don't Let Go
[MISSING: Midnight Moonlight]
! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #21b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-b;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - organ;
! lineup: David Kemper - drums;
! lineup: Jacklyn LaBranch - vocals;
! lineup: Gloria Jones - vocals.
! 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.
! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/124940 (s1 only); shnid-138021 (this fileset).
! map: http://goo.gl/maps/L0BBt
! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/07/stone-mothers-412-broadway-san.html
! band: http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/01/jerry-garcia-band-personnel-1975-1995.html. #21b: THE Jerry Garcia Band.
! JGMF: "It's not that bad, given how much Persian he was doing," http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2013/08/ln-jg1984-08-24jgbs1aud.html.
! JGMF: "I love you Jer, but these vocals are below the bar," http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2014/12/ln-jg1984-08-26jgballaud.html.
! R: source: Unknown AUD (low-gen) kindly provided from the collection of DL.
! R: Transfer: Maxell XLII > Nakamichi CR-5A > Edirol FA-66 > Wavelab 2448 >
R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged. Transfer by Andrew F. 03/2017
! R: Note: First Set from same root source as shnid-124940. Tape-flip at 1:21 in Deal, about a minute missing. Tape ends on first note of Midnight Moonlight.
! P: s2t01 HTC this band can play. Can barely aspirate the word "shine". But the mounting guitar buildup in late 2 just sounds stunning, this tape capturing hot and sweaty Garcia guitar at the Stone. From way down deep inside him, since shallower layers were pretty well numbed. More of the same guitar break 4, still playing wonderfully 4:30, charming, fluid guitar work, another go 'round, I think #4, 4:45ff. Left off 9:25, Melvin had been playing for awhile, nothing special. 11 these vocals are about as bad as they would ever be.
! P: s2t02 Sugaree the guitar work is working, but the voice is absolutely *gone*. Even I can barely listen to it.
! P: s2t03 DLG these are the worst vocals in the history of Jerry. Very late 6 Kemper drives Garcia to a savage space, very dark and moody. Kemper is really leading the charge here, and Garcia drops chin to chest and wails a little bit. Kahn walks it into a jazzier space, everyone where he should be.
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