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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dull as Dishwater in a Classic Art Deco Movie Palace: JGB, Astor Theatre, Reading, PA, September 20, 1976

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The rooms sounds fantastic, but the show bores me to tears, except for some nice flowing guitar work in "Catfish John". My copy of the band itinerary lacks the pages after Ithaca College (9/18), but for that gig they flew in and out of Teterboro, coming back to the St. Moritz and New York City. Not sure if they would have flown or taken limos two-and-a-half hours to Reading, but either way I am sure John Scher took care of it, and a good time was had by all.

Jerry Garcia Band
Astor Theatre
734 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19602
September 20, 1976 (Monday) - 11 PM (late show)
Peters MAC flac1644 shnid-138205

--complete show (9 tracks, 85:58)--
t01. //The Way You Do The Things You Do [#7:19] %
t02. //Catfish John [#10:29] % [0:08]
t03. Sugaree [10:27] %
t04. Knockin On Heaven's Door [13:49] %
t05. Mystery Train [9:57] %
t06. Tore Up Over You [8:58] [0:07] %% [0:04]
t07. Mission In The Rain [8:27] ->
t08. My Sisters And Brothers [7:13] [0:04] %
t09. //Ride Mighty High [#7:18] [0:04] %

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #3
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: Ron Tutt - drums, ?vocals?;
! lineup: Keith Godchaux - keyboards, ?vocals?;
! lineup: Donna Godchaux - vocals..

JGMF:

! JGC: jerrygarcia.com/show/1976-09-20

! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/18745 (early and late MAC shnf); this fileset.

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/nfCnX1tMVAU2

! venue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astor_Theater_%28Reading,_Pennsylvania%29; http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/9140.

! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2011/09/astor-theater-730-42-penn-st-reading-pa.html.

! ad: Mercury (??? city ???), September 16, 1976, p. 22.

! R: field recordist: Dave Peters

! R: field recording gear: Sony F99S microphone > Sony TC-126

! R: field recording media: 1x? TDK-D90

! R: transfer: JVC TD-R462 > Audacity > TLH Flac8

! R: seeder notes: "Tape paused between some tracks. NO ISSUES."

! R: tape genealogy: "So the story goes: I answered an ad on Craigslist for 500 free Grateful Dead tapes. On picking them up from the taper, I'm also informed he and a friend recorded other bands through the 70's. These were never circulated, and deemed inferior in quality.
When I inquired about digitizing his masters, he laughingly obliged. Most of the old Ampex and BASF tapes are in poor shape, several completely off the spool, and many squealing badly, these will be baked in an attempt to salvage them. I will be presenting the ones of superior quality only. I do believe these shows will be lovingly embraced by the Dime community, and will be shared here exclusively. Zombiwoof to Dime 2017 series."

! R: t01 TWYDTTYD cuts in

! P: t02 CJ this version gets some extension at the end, and 8:30ff Garcia's guitar work flows like a river.

! P: t05 MT some nice bendy notes 7:45 ish.

! P: t07-t08 true segue

! R: t09 RMH cuts in

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