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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Green Green Grass Of Home

This show (GD 5/31/69) is a maxed-out masterpiece. Mamma mia. Play it loud!
Random tape archaeology: this is shnid-76, very early in the shn game.

! Corry: "when the Dead headlined McArthur Court on May 31, 1969, it was one of the biggest rooms that they had headlined up until that time. The show appears to have been scheduled for the track stadium (Hayward Field) and moved indoors, but in any case it was a sign of the Dead's status in Oregon."

! ad: Oregon Daily Emerald, May 28, 1969, p. unk, via URL;

! Corry: Arnold, Corry. 2011. Grateful Dead Pac-10 Home Court Analysis. Lost Live Dead, February 15, URL, accessed 5/31/2016.

! song: Green Green Grass Of Home
Lyrics: Curly Putman
Music: Curly Putman  5/31/69 version struck me as a real Garcia masterpiece. He achieved that sound he was searching for quite nicely, thankyouverymuch (as Babbs might say). Weir sings it well - he had a great memory for these country tunes, and he "Bobby Ace" was stepping forward for the first time right in this period. He sounds great. Garcia's steel is getting "that sound" that you want from the steel, Ralph Mooney and Tom Brumley's sounds, for starters.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The real dates of the "September 1, 1974" material

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders Band, Pure Jerry 4: Keystone, Berkeley, September 1, 1974 (Jerry Made JGCD0004, 2004).

We always knew that this was a hodgepodge of dates (there are several set/end-of-show announcements, in weird spots if we have a continuous show from 9/1/74). But what little evidence we have suggests that things are more hodge and podge than I suspected.

Disc 1;
  • Neighbor, Neighbor (Valier) [8/28/74]
  • Keepers (Saunders / Kahn) [9/1/74]
  • Sitting In Limbo (Bright / Chambers) [9/1/74]
  • Favela (Jobim) [9/1/74]
  • Tough Mama (Dylan) [9/1/74]
  • La-La (Fierro)[actually La-La -> People Make The World Go Round] [8/24/74, h/t nick]
Disc 2;
  • Someday Baby (Hopkins) [9/1/74]
  • Think (McCracklin / Robey) [9/1/74]
  • Roadrunner (Dozier / Holland / Dozier) [9/1/74]
  • The Harder They Come (Cliff) [9/1/74]
  • I Second That Emotion (Robinson / Cleveland) [8/28/74]
  • Going, Going, Gone (Dylan) [8/28/74]
Disc 3;
  • Soul Roach (Saunders / Shanklin) [8/28/74]
  • Mystery Train (Parker / Philips) [8/28/74]
  • Wondering Why (Carrier / Saunders) [8/28/74]
  • People Make the World Go Round (Bell / Epstein) [8/28/74]
  • Keystone Jam (Garcia & Saunders Band) [8/28/74]
  • It's Too Late (Willis) [8/11/74] ->
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robertson) [8/11/74]

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Garcia and Saunders at the Lion's Share

I see that 7/5/73 is slated for official release as (per B&N) Garcialive 6: July 5 1973 Lion's Share (Jerry Garcia / Merl Saunders).

See my post now titled "Garcia and Saunders at the Lion's Share" if you want to learn more about the very interesting songs, the great performance, the mysterious trumpet player.

This is a nice pick. I hope The Powers That Be consider trying to license use of the original reels or buying them, as the Dead should have done for 3/26/72 and did for the July '78 boxset, rather than using Rob Eaton's best-possible-at-the-time 1996 DAT transcriptions.

Friday, May 06, 2016

LIA's Call

"Call for Missing Tapes", mostly the old stuff that LIA does so well:

Let me just add that if you have any Jerry tapes that aren't in circulating, our operators stand ready to aid in the archiving process. If you have any questions about what circulates and not, you can check out, among other things,