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Monday, July 03, 2017

The Penultimate Garcia Band Show

LN jg1995-04-22.jgb.all.aud-km54.137833.flac1648

Not a ton jumps out at me, though the "Mission In The Rain" has a nice feel, and "My Sisters And Brothers" takes on some country flavor.

Jerry Garcia Band
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
April 22, 1995 (Saturday) - 8 PM
Neumann KM54 flac1648 shnid-137833

--set I (6 tracks, 62:40)--
s1t01. Cats Under The Stars
s1t02. They Love Each Other
s1t03. That's What Love Will Make You Do [9:52] [0:54]
s1t04. Mission In The Rain [10:36] [0:28]
s1t05. My Sisters And Brothers [4:43] ->
s1t06. Everybody Needs Somebody [14:55] (1) [0:09]

--set II (4 tracks, 51:12)--
s2t01. Harder They Come
s2t02. I Shall Be Released
s2t03. The Maker [11:08] [0:06]
s2t04. Tangled Up In Blue [13:29] (2)

! 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/1995-04-22

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

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

! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/4305 (Neumann KM150, shn), http://db.etree.org/shn/97637 (Sonic Studios DSM6), http://db.etree.org/shn/137833 (this fileset).

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

! historical: middle night of the Garcia Band's last stand, at the Warfield, three and a half months before his death. Random selection and blind listening would be far superior to having a set of preconceived ideas, but this is how it has to be. I find some nice vibe in the autobiographical ode to San Francisco "Mission In The Rain" and some goodness in "My Sisters And Brothers".

! seealso: http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2017/05/jgb-at-warfield-april-21-1995.html

! seealso: http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-garcia-bands-last-gig.html

! R: field recordist: unknown

! R: field recording gear: Neumann KM54. See http://recordinghacks.com/microphones/Neumann/KM-54

! R: field recording location: FOB

! R: Transfer: DAT(c) @ 48 kHz > Tascam DA-20MKII > Canare Coax > Korg MR-2000S > Kimber USB 2.0 > Samplitude Pro X2 (Build 256) > TLH v2.7.0 (flac 8, ffp) > Foobar2000 v1.3.10 Live Show Tagger.

! R: seeder notes: "Thanks to Dave Flaschner for the DAT. Transfer & edits by Jeff Mitchell
seeded to etree 2017-02-16"

! P: s1t01 CUTS Don't love Melvin's synth sound. 3 mumbles the verse. Not a bad CUTS. FF over TLEO.

! P: s1t03 TWLWMYD still swings with this band. Garcia's got no lungs left to belt it, but it grooves nicely. 8 minute he hits a clam, but comes back on the voice. He sounds totally breathless and is mixed way, way down low. Listen to him warming up MITR at the end of the track. San Francisco, baby!

! P: s1t04 MITR He is so breathless, it reminds me of the very end for Townes van Zandt. 2:35 ff he gets to step back and play, his guitar sounds relieved, liberated, and he's wefting and warbling his notes in fine style, these vintage Neumann mics putting you *in* the Warfield. What a great tape. Nothing especially poetic happens, but this is not bad.

! P: s1t05 MSAB starts off sprightly, so much that I am wondering if he's going to have the air to sing it. It's a little dubious. Garcia sounds like an ancient dude shaking his mane a little bit, which is kind of what he is. Nothing too crazy. Steps back to some plucking and bending, kind of a straight country feel not always present.

! s1t06 (1) JG: "Thanks a lot. We'll be back in a little while."

! P: s2t04 TUIB voice is both weak and scratchy - not good.

! s2t04 (2) JG: "See y'all later."

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