Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Dates of All of the Tracks on the Late-Era Arista JGB Releases

Internaut jmoleton posted sometime back a more or less complete set of dates for the 1990s-2000s official JGB releases, Jerry Garcia Band (1991), How Sweet It Is (1997), and Shining Star (2001), over at the Workingman's Tracker.

I have appropriated jmoleton's info, asked commenter Nick to check a few things, verified a few things myself, and have produced a table of this material. The image below is static. But, depending on how well well Google Sheets handles sorting, you might be able to follow this link to a Sheet which allows you to sort by, for example, real chronological order (sort on date and track number). Or, you could reconstitute a show structure by sorting first on track number. Or whatever. Have at it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

E72 post 14

Should have been mentioning that there's been some good Tigering in the recent PITBs.

5/18/72 bullets follow. Overall, a wonderful show up to Dark Star (where I left off yesterday).
  • I confess that I managed to "miss" "It Hurts Me Too" and "You Win Again" while my headphones had to be removed.
  • Whole (rest of) first set is very tight. 
  • These PITBs are still only 10 minutes, but they pack a punch - the crowd appreciates.
  • Even "Casey Jones" is good.
  • To start set II, Phil signals GSET, but Garcia pulls out SOTOTW and it's *fantastic*. He doesn't remember all the lyrics, but it's just great to hear him tackle this chestnut, which had gotten a little play since Keith came onboard. It segues into a scorching MAMU, really fiery and aggressive. A few pretty good shorter numbers and then ...
 .. as I was coasting to a close, I hear a very interesting noodle that is clearly "Dark Star" despite having no formal relationship to that composition. Mmmm mmm mm. And I like the looks of Jim Powell's Dark Star map for this version:
Dark Star theme/jam [10:52] > Restate theme [1:56] > First Verse [1:28] > Spacy Jam [4:45] > Jerry, Phil and Bob [1:25] > Dissonant Scary Jam [5:35] > transition [1:37] >

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Beatles

At about the age of 10, my sage older brother got a copy of Abbey Road, and I learned every groove of that record. Then, let's say in adolescence, the cassette of all the greatest hits and #1 singles and all that, which was ubiquitous in my piece of suburban America, burned me out on all the early stuff, especially. I dallied with "The White Album" for awhile, had a good long fling with Revolver in the car stereo for a bit, have been through Sgt. Pepper's a few times, but the rest is very patchy. In short, my understanding of the Beatles is woefully inadequate.

Anyway, while walking dogs I picked out the stereo remasters (2009) of Sgt. Pepper's (1967), "The White Album" (1968), and Abbey Road (1969).

The real revelation to me has been "The White Album"."Glass Onion" and "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" have been ringing in my ears for two weeks.

Having just spun through the Beatles' discography, and considering my preference for "later" stuff, it looks like I might start with the last track of  Yesterday and Today (1966) --"Day Tripper"-- and spin forward through to the end. That'd be some good listening.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

E72 post 13

5/13/72 fin

I know the Lille cancellation and then 5/13/72 has been discussed by LIA and probably Corry in his recent free gigs post. These E72 posts of mine just can't do justice to what's out there - feel free to post additional links in comments!

I like this show, a lot. The first set has all kinds of energy. We get the first (I think?) marriage of The Other One and He's Gone, the latter of which is maturing pretty well. He still doesn't have all the singing arranged how it would be, but it's getting stronger. But it's really the first set that sounds spritely and enthusiastic.

Pig sounds like he's running out of steam, but that could just be my foreknowledge of the end creeping backward. Of note, though: no big rap this night.

5/16/72

The soundcheck of Garcia doing "Big River" is fun. I have just listened to the whole first set, less the closing PITB, and -WOW- another very good first set. Everything sounds especially tight, maybe a case where the FM broadcast led them to focus a little more. (They are pretty locked in the whole tour, but there's always room for improvement.) All of the early set songs are tight.

I like the China > Rider. China > Rider on this tour fascinates me. The "feelin groovy" connector that they'd play every time out in '73-'74 --which finds its purest expression, I thought the other day, in Des Moines on 6/16/74-- it's immanent in what they're doing. I can't tell if they all see it and chose not to do it --it's a jam they had explored a lot over the years, after all-- or if I am hearing the pre-echo of later versions that partly live in my DNA.

I haven't traced the evolution of the China-Rider pairing, but I found some E72 versions to be a little bit frustrating, neither the straight-drop from the first couple of years of doing them together, nor the later, I think very successful, "feelin' groovy" bridge. Some of these versions find them boys searching, but not always finding what they are looking for.

Anyway, this version is good.

Now comes the real shocker. "Beat It On Down The Line" is awesome here - tight and well crafted. And then, get this. My least favorite E72 song is "It Hurts Me To". I have said so in one of the other posts. But, my God, Garcia opens up a can of whoopass somewhere in this one that has to be heard to be believed, doing a crazed, scratchy, scrub. I can almost hear Pig nodding in recognition of what his lead guitar player laid down. Stunning.

Looking forward to hearing the rest from the "fairy Duchy" of Luxembourg.


! ref: http://deaddisc.com/disc/Europe_72_Box.htm

Saturday, July 08, 2017

GarciaLive vol. 9: JGMS at Keystone, 8/11/74


GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11th, 1974 Keystone Berkeley - set for 7/28 release.

I have done listening notes on the Falanga-Menke aud, and beside the Four Tops' "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)" --and the tape-- it doesn't slay me. That said, I'll happily buy it - an uncirculated soundboard to support the team. Maybe I'll love it more!

Friday, July 07, 2017

E72 post 12

5/11/72 Rotterdam

Nothing really knocked me out. Nice to see some setlist variations (PITB and Truckin' in unconventional placements, Dew and UJB making appearances). But Pigpen seems to be running out of steam - neither Good Lovin' nor Caution really takes off for me, though I did enjoy learning that Pig keeps a bucket of greaze next to the bed so he can slap some on his transmission and drive.

--edit - the last Caution? Noooooo .......

Monday, July 03, 2017

The Penultimate Garcia Band Show

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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: Jacklyn LaBranch - backing vocals;
! lineup: Gloria Jones - backing vocals.

JGMF:

! 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.

! 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."

Sunday, July 02, 2017

"When you add a new member, it becomes a new band"

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This is a nice little interview with Garcia after the 11/6/79 Philly Dead show. He talks about "Mission In The Rain" and "Reuben And Cérise", picks some gospel Dylan to spin, tells the story of the Rambler Room gig in '78, and drops the titular line, which I like a lot.

JERRY GARCIA
WMMR Studios
addy
Philadelphia PA zzzzz
November 7, 1979 (Wednesday) - 2:30 AM
26 min FM cassette

! historical: WMMR-FM Radio interview with Lyn Kratz & Michael Tearson at 2:30AM

01 intro [0:58] %
02 Brent in the band, Making Go to Heaven album [6:02] %
03 Story of Reuben & Cherise, Jerry's new guitar, Acoustic shows, Bertha the fan
04 Mission in the Rain, Egypt trip, Smaller venues, GD films, Eclectic listening
05 Terrapin II Suite, thanks & outro
06 DJ Talk [0:45]

! R: Transfer: TDK D90 > Nakamichi CR-5A > Edirol FA-66 > Wavelab > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged.

! R: seeder Note: This interview occurred in the wee hours of the morning after the 11/06/79 Spectrum show.

! R: seeder note: Thanks to Poordevil and Sounddawg for this historic tape!

! t02  "When you add a new member, it becomes a new band"

! t02 GTH: "I think it's our best album." Yeesh.

! t03 song R&C: movie Black Orpheus. "It's the Orpheus story, and the Black Orpheus adaptation of the Orpheus story. Plus we transmogrified it and put it into New Orleans and Mardi Gras. And we changed the outcome somewhat. It was one of those songs that was very slow growing. It started off with a melody that I was fooling around with, while we were working on Blues for Allah, and I gave a copy of the melody to Hunter, and he took it home and fooled with it, fooled with it, fooled with it. He came up with a lot of different ideas. And then, independently of the original melody, he set a group of ... those lyrics. And I liked the lyrics better than I liked the original melody. So, I dumped the original melody, held onto the lyrics, and, after fooling with the lyrics, and look at em for a long, long time, and really liking them, and really wanting them to work, I came up with the new melody."

! t03 @ late 5:50 11/17/78 "Dan Healy has a cousin who is involed in Loyola University in Chicago. They were doing a little small benefit for a famine relief thing in Pakistan, and so we got involved in doing just that - an acoustic show, Bob and I and Phil playing electric bass very quietly, and Mickey playing a little snare drum with brushes. ... we rehearsed it about 15 minutes before we went in and did it. We enjoyed it really a lot."

! t04 song: MITR. "It's about SF. It's about me in San Francisco. It's as close to autobiographical as it's possible for me to get working with another guy. ... Hunter is able sometimes to write if I would say ... it's very personal. It's him speaking about me. When I do the song, it's a very personal song, I'm talking about myself, my life.

! t04 @ 7:20 "I've always been a Dylan fan." "Music is music." "Even the worst music doesn't hurt anybody ... wound anybody." Jerry picked "Gotta Serve Somebody" to listen to.

Swan Song for JGB #15b: Philly, June 5, 1983

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LN jg1983-06-05.jgb.early-late.aud-peters.138199.flac1644

I consider 5/31/83 at the Roseland Ballroom to be one of the best Garcia Band shows of the 1980s. Six days later, this band, featuring the great and powerful Greg Errico on drums, would play its final two shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. Surprisingly, only two tapes circulate as of mid-2017: an unattributed 1st gen copy of a Nak 300s master, and, now, Dave Peters's pulls of both shows have enter digitalia. Of historical note, as far as I know Jerry Garcia and Greg Errico would never play together again.

What follows are listening notes from the older source from at least a few years back, and then listening notes finished today from the Peters tape. Interesting to compare - they end up hitting a few points identically (6-7 minute range of LIR, circular patterns in TUIB, Errico's power), and are generally quite convergent.

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Jerry Garcia Band
Tower Theatre
19 South 69th Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082
June 5, 1983 (Sunday) - Early and Late (9:30 PM) shows
1st gen Nak 300 flac1644 shnid-76973

--early show, main set + encore (9 tracks. 70:31)--
--early show, main set (8 tracks, 60:12-0:07)--
a-t01. tuning [0:05]
a-t02. Cats Under The Stars [7:24] [0:08] %
a-t03. /They Love Each Other [#7:38] [0:07] % [0:19]
a-t04. Let It Rock [9:01] [0:04] % [0:14]
a-t05. Love In The Afternoon [7:46] [0:05] % [0:13]
a-t06. I Second That Emotion [9:20] [0:05] % [0:02]
a-t07. Simple Twist Of Fate [12:28] ->
a-t08. Run For The Roses [5:00] (1) [0:05] % pre-encore [0:07]
--early show, encore (1 track, 0:07+10:19)--
a-t09. Rhapsody In Red [10:17] [0:02] %

--late show, main set + encore (10 tracks, 87:19)--
--late show, main set (9 tracks, 79:21-0:05)--
b-t01. tuning [0:19]
b-t02. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [8:34] [0:02] % [0:17]
b-t03. I'll Take A Melody [15:27] [0:01] % [0:13]
b-t04. Cats Under The Stars [7:16] %
b-t05. Gomorrah [5:51] %
b-t06. The Harder They Come [14:13] %
b-t07. tuning [0:07]
b-t08. Dear Prudence [14:27] ->
b-t09. Tangled Up In Blue [12:20] [0:03] % pre-encore [0:05]
--late show, encore (1 track, 7:58+0:05)--
b-t10. Midnight Moonlight [7:53] [0:05] %

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #15b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-Guitar, vox;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-Bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - Keyboards;
! lineup: Greg Errico - Drums;
! lineup: DeeDee Dickerson - vox;
! lineup: Jaclyn LaBranch - vox.

JGMF:

! 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.

! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1983-06-05 (early); http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1983-06-05-tower-theatre-upper-darby-pa-2/ (late).

! db: shnid-76973 (this fileset), shnid-138199 (Peters MAC flac1644). Only two tapes from a Philly show - surprising. The Nak 300s version runs slower than this one, not sure which is correct.

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/IBjq9

! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/12/tower-theatre-19-s-69th-street-upper.html.

! band: http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/01/jerry-garcia-band-personnel-1975-1995.html. Final show for JGB #15b (First show-October 27, 1982 Rissmiller's, Reseda, CA | Last show-June 5, 1983 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA). That makes this the last known time Garcia and the great Greg Errico would share a stage.

! R: field recordist: unknown

! R: field recording gear: 2x Nakamichi 300 > Sony D-5

! R: source: master cassette > 1st copy cassette

! R: transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches: 1st generation cassette played back on Nakamichi Dragon > ART DI/O > Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard > Cool Edit 2000 > flac encoding > FLAC.

! R: profoundly muffled, distractingly low vocals. a-t06 ISTE you can hear Jerry counting off the tune, perhaps spliced in from an alt. source? For a second there is sounded real real upfront. That would be consistent with low vocals.

! P: a-t04 LIR is quite good. A 6:25 some interesting patterning, then 6:45 some fanning, over 7, fan to pluck. More fanning early 7. Nice note around 7:28.

! P: a-t05 LITA some lyrics issues to start LITA.

! P: a-t08 RFTR this is a nice period for the song. Errico is much more heavily percussive than Kemper. Not evaluating in any way, just noting the stylistic difference. Errico is a banger.

! a-t08 (1) JG: "Thanks a lot. We'll see you later on. [inaudible]"

! P: b-t08 DP is quite good, with some extra vocal effort, some beautiful unhurried guitar work over the 6-minute mark, lovely. Throughout 9 over 10 he is really weaving lots of concentric circles, all the way to a great brief fan 10:32, now feels like he's unwinding the circles, speeding them up late 10, mixing punctuations with circles, some pulls 11:10-11:11. Lovely.

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Jerry Garcia Band
Tower Theatre
69th and Market
Upper Darby, PA 19082
June 5, 1983 (Sunday)- Early and Late (9:30 PM) shows
Peters MAC flac1644 shnid-138199

--early show, main set + encore (8 tracks, 68:50)--
--early show, main set (7 tracks, 59:19)--
e-t01. [0:26] Cats Under The Stars [7:12] [0:16]
e-t02. They Love Each Other [7:28] [0:10] %
e-t03. [0:19] Let It Rock :20-9:09 -9:15 % -9:26
e-t04. Love In The Afternoon 7:51
e-t05. I Second That Emotion 9:19
e-t06. Simple Twist Of Fate 12:08
e-t07. Run For The Roses 5:01
--early show, encore (1 track, 10:54)--
e-t08. [0:29] Rhapsody In Red [10:04] [0:21] %

--late show, main set + encore (8 tracks, 84:12)--
--late show, main set (7 tracks, 77:15)--
l-t01. How Sweet It Is 8:54
l-t02. I'll Take A Melody [15:06] [0:11] % [0:10]
l-t03. Cats Under The Stars [7:06] [0:05] %
l-t04. /Gomorrah [#5:38] [0:11] %
l-t05. /Harder // They Come [#13:#00 ][0:11] % [0:03]
l-t06. /Dear Prudence [#14:04] ->
l-t07. Tangled Up In Blue [12:05] [0:27] % pre-encore [0:04]
--late show, encore (1 track, 8:19)--
l-t08. Midnight Moonlight [7:41] [0:39] %

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #15b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-Guitar, vox;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-Bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - Keyboards;
! lineup: Greg Errico - Drums;
! lineup: DeeDee Dickerson - vox;
! lineup: Jaclyn LaBranch - vox.

JGMF:

! 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.

! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1983-06-05 (early); http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1983-06-05-tower-theatre-upper-darby-pa-2/ (late).

! db: shnid-76973 (1st gen Nak 300s Minches, flac1644), shnid-138199 (this fileset). Only two tapes from a Philly show - surprising. The Nak 300s version runs slower than this one, not sure which is correct.

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/IBjq9

! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/12/tower-theatre-19-s-69th-street-upper.html.

! band: http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/01/jerry-garcia-band-personnel-1975-1995.html. Final show for JGB #15b (First show-October 27, 1982 Rissmiller's, Reseda, CA | Last show-June 5, 1983 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA). That makes this the last known time Garcia and the great Greg Errico would share a stage.

! R: field recordist: Dave Peters

! R: field recording gear: 2x Nakamichi microphones > Sony D6C

! R: lineage: JVC TD-R462 playback > Audacity > TLH Flac8

! R: seeder notes: Tape paused between some tracks. Splice in late show t05.

! R: seeder notes: 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.
I will be attempting to bake some of them. I will be presenting the ones of superior quality only, out of the initial batch he loaned me. 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: lots of room feel, vocals a little boomy. SBEs on every track should be fixed before burning to CD, if anyone still does that.

! P: e-t01 CUTS Philly crowd is singing along enthusiastically. This is a tight version, doesn't go 'round too many times at the end. Good start.

! P: e-t02 TLEO late 2 it's Melvin's turn, but he's inaudible. Up a little more 3:30ff, but he's still pretty low in the mix.

! P: e-t03 LIR is just smoking. Late 6 into 7, boy oh boy can this boy play his guitar. Even more 7:17 just head down and charging, very high in the register late 7.

! P: e-t07 RFTR John sounds great on this.

! R: e-t08 RIR levels come up late 2, but the guitar is pretty buried in the mix. The bass sounds great, by contrast.

! P: e-t08 RIR Jerry sawing 3:20ff, very good molten tone and sensible note choices. Hits the next verse perfectly right at 4. His voice is scratchy-fragile, but he's giving it his all. "I sing the blues | where has it led" (as he sang it) is always a great line. Oh my gosh, late 6 over 7 Garcia is absolutely on fire. Very good RIR, as expected.

! P: l-t02 ITAM Jerry is really feeling it, and the tape does a great job of capturing the crowd responding to him. Nice, nice feeling performance. John has missed a cue or two.
 6:30 one of the ladies goes a turn too many, Jerry circles back to pick her up, all is well. 8:40 ish he is doing some kind of pitch-bending which foreshadows the sustained work in this vein he'd undertake a decade later.

! P: l-t03 CUTS gotta learn how to end it. Like, someone just keep count, define a limit?

! R: l-t04 Gomorrah clips in

! R: l-t05 HTC clips in, splice @ 8:53

! R: l-t06 DP clips in DP

! P: l-t06 DP 9ff long circular progressions.

! P: l-t07 TUIB great energy on vocals and now guitar 6-min range. Exceptionally long phrases 8+ min mark, over 9 just sailing, and the band sounds great. More Garcia guitar pyrotechnics to close the tour. Nice landing to close.

A JGB drum solo by Bill Kreutzmann - Cape Cod Coliseum, June 18, 1982

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For about a minute-twenty in "Don't Let Go," Billy K. solos. It's a little surreal.

I have historically loved this show, but nothing much jumps out at me on this listen.

JERRY GARCIA BAND
Cape Cod Coliseum
White's Path off Route 6
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
June 18, 1982 (Friday) - 8:30 PM
Craig L MAC flac1644 shnid-138576

--complete show (8 tracks, 85:36)--
--main set (7 tracks, 78:33)--
t01. [0:26] How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [9:46] [0:02] %
t02. Valerie [7:10] [0:03]
t03. Dear Prudence [13:42] [0:02] %
t04. Mississippi Moon [9:58] %
t05. Don't Let Go [18:31] [0:19] %
t06. Simple Twist Of Fate [12:15] ->
t07. Run For The Roses [6:12] [0:05] %
--encore (1 track, 7:03)--
t08. They Love Each Other [6:57] [0:06] %

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #14c
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-bass;
! lineup: Bill Kreutzmann - drums;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards (organ);
! lineup: Jimmy Warren - keyboards (electric piano);
! lineup: Liz Stires - backing vocals;
! lineup: Julie Stafford - backing vocals.

JGMF:

! 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.

! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1982-06-18

! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/18065 (MSC, shn); http://db.etree.org/shn/34071 (variant of shnid-18065); http://db.etree.org/shn/76599 (inferior of this source tape, deprecated); http://db.etree.org/shn/108318 (Rolfe Nak 700s MAC flac1644); http://db.etree.org/shn/119077 (Morrone-Friend MAC flac2448); http://db.etree.org/shn/119095 (Morrone-Friend MAC flac1644); http://db.etree.org/shn/138576 (this fileset).

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

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/phdAsu6ouRP2

! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2011/09/cape-cod-coliseum-whites-path-off-route.html.

! historical: little tour with Bobby and the Midnites. This gig sold out 7,200, grossing $82,581 (Billboard, July 3, 1982, p. 39).

! seealso: JGMF, "Music Mountain Is All That," URL https://jgmf.blogspot.com/2020/05/music-mountain-is-all-that.html.

! seealso: JGMF, "Long Ago and Far Away: JGB at Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME, June 20, 1982," URL https://jgmf.blogspot.com/2019/08/long-ago-and-far-away-jgb-at-cumberland.html.

! seealso: JGMF, "Lizless Sextet: JGB at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, June 23, 1982," URL http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2013/03/ln-jg1982-06-23jgbs1s2paud.html.

! R: field recordist: Craig L.

! R: field recording gear: 2x Nakamichi CM300/CP4 shotguns > Sony TC-D5

! R: field recording location: mics secured to a railing in the side riser.

! R: field recording media: Maxell XLII

! R: Transfer: MAC > Nakamichi CR-5A > Edirol FA-66 > Wavelab 2448 > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged. Transfer by Andrew F. 06/2017.

! R: seeder note: "Upgrade to shnid-76599 sourced from the master. Several songs clipped-in abruptly, covered with small patches from ID-119077."

! P: I have loved this show in the past, e.g., from the soundboard. On this listen, it doesn't move me. Billy K. provides perhaps the only drum solo in the history of the Jerry Garcia Band.

! P: t02 Valerie Garcia in a grungy space for so early in the show, a little bit of big chording happening.

! P: t05 DLG has a drum solo - Billy K! - 15:35-16:50. How weird - don't recall this.

! P: t06 STOF very brief Kahn solo, though I wasn't necessarily listening that closely.

! P: t07 very GD wah sounding guitar, round notes.

Greg Errico hits like a linebacker

LN jg1982-11-13.jgb.all.aud-lamarre.135183.flac2496

Jerry Garcia Band
Bushnell Auditorium
166 Capitol Street
Hartford, CT 06105
November 13, 1982 (Saturday) - 7:30 PM
Lamarre MAC flac2496 shnid-135183

--set I (7 tracks, 62:13)--
s1t01. //How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [#7:59] [0:04] %
s1t02. They Love Each Other [8:00] [0:02] %
s1t03. Valerie [8:10] [0:02] %
s1t04. Let It Rock [8:18] [0:02] %
s1t05. I Second That Emotion [11:03] [0:05] %% [0:15]
s1t06. Dear Prudence [13:14] ->
s1t07. Run For The Roses [4:52] (1) [0:08] %

--set II + encore (6 tracks, 66:55)--
--set II (5 tracks, 57:37)--
s2t08. [0:18] Mission In The Rain [11:08] [0:01] % [0:07]
s2t09. The Harder They Come [15:55] [0:05] %
s2t10. Mystery Train
s2t11. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
s2t12. Tangled Up In Blue [11:41] (2) [0:07] %
--encore (1 track, 9:18)--
s2t13. Midnight Moonlight

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #15b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - el-bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards;
! lineup: Greg Errico - drums;
! lineup: ??? - backing vocals;
! lineup: ??? - backing vocals.

JGMF:

! 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.

! Jerrybase: https://jerrybase.com/events/19821113-01

! db: shnid-24222 (shn); shnid-33422 (Wise-Minches flac1644).

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

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/oSZ6c4uGX6T2.

! JGBP: URL http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2011/09/bushnell-auditorium-166-capitol-ave.html. For some reason I had it as "Bushnell Memorial Hall".

! historical: Capacity 2728, tickets $11.50 (2102) and 10.50 (626), GP $30,746. Band $8,500 guarantee plus 85% over $27,382 plus $3,775 production fee. Rider p.4 specifies no mention of GD.

! Ref: jg1982-11-13.jgb.pass-ebay-20140927.JPG;

! ref: Grateful Dead Archive, MS332, Ser. 2: Business, Second Accrual (preliminary), Box 1034, folder 25: [Bushnell Auditorium/Hartford, CT/Nov. 13, 1982]. Special Collections, UC Santa Cruz.

! R: field recordist: Doug Lamarre

! R: field recording gear: 2x Sennheiser 441 > Sony D5

! R: field recording media: Maxell UD90, Dolby B

! R: transfer: Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby B) > Benchmark ADC1 24/96 > Tascam HD-P2 > compact flash > mac > adobe audition > fission> xACT flac. Transferred and seeded by Rob Berger 2/2016.

! R: not a great aud, but totally listenable, good room feel and the whole band pretty nicely balanced over low vocals.

! R: s1t01 HSII cuts in

! P: s1t03 Valerie some awesome, fulsome fanning late 4. Great stuff here late 5 as well. Very, very good.

! P: s1t04 LIR some real filth 3:20 ish. More big stuff 6:41, rock guitar.

! s1t07 (1) JG: inaudible set break announcement

! P: MITR the big extra turn he takes 8ff is very good, and the crowd expresses its appreciation. He is throwing himself lots of little curves here. Wailing 8:54, yeah. Big return to "all the things I plan to do" right over 9. Very energetic minute or two there. Not sure why the ladies don't back him on "there's some satisfaction | in the San Francisco rain" - later they would, and he could probably use the support already.

! P: s2t09 HTC Errico is such a big hitter. Band is bouncing right in the groove, crowd :50ish loves the vocals. This is a very high energy version, lots of good guitar work. I don't think Melvin steps forward enough - all Garcia, all the time.

! P: s2t10 MT I am not a huge fan of this tune, but the energy is pretty undeniable. GE hits *hard*. Melvin steps up for a nice feature 5ff, Garcia wails a huge note 5:53. Man, this thing is really on fire through 6, a mile a minute.

! P: s2t11 TNTDODD I have no idea why people cheer for this song. Because it's a Band song?

! P: s2t12 TUIB 2ff guitar work has been good all night, that was a good run. 3:12 John plonks a big old bass note. Vocals are low in the mix, but this is a nice roomy tape. Big giant note jumps out 4:20 and his next run fires things up even more. 4:48 GE some huge, giant high hat, loud! More loud early 5, the man hits like a linebacker. 5:30 band holds it out for him, Jerry strikes for another run, good interplay. Still cooking late 9. Man, there is some killer playing here, 10 min mark everyone must be banging their heads, the sweat must be flying. Right to 11 the titular reprise between Jerry and the ladies, to a nice close. Excellent version, though I am hard pressed to identify too many specific moments. Just lots of good music.

! s2t12 (2) JG: "See ya later."

Two Pauls in Boston

LN jg1974-11-14.jgms.early-1.aud-warburton.16461.shn2flac
LN jg1974-11-14.jgms.early.aud-alt.135968.flac1644

Garcia-Saunders, with Paul Humphrey drumming, Paul's Mall in Boston, late 1974. What's not to like?

Jimmy Warburton's tape (shnid-16461) blew my mind when it came out - a revelation. We were still erroneously calling "Valdez In The Country" "Bossa Martin", and wearing onions on our belts, which was the style at the time. "Just Kissed My Baby" caused me to spend some time with the Meters' Rejuvenation, for which I am eternally grateful. The tape captures the scene beautifully.

Recently an alternative master emerged, unattributed but nice-sounding and presumed complete, with an 18+ minute Harder They Come kicking the show off. Maybe part of the magic of the old tape was that it kicked right in with Favela, but obviously I am not complaining!

Nick has a great post on this show, LIA has posted the Howard and Gelzinis accounts after the first of the three-night, six-show run, and I have discussed the run in "'Secret' at Paul's Mall: see p. 27" and "Sole Star at Paul's Mall".

11/14/74 early show is still one of my favorites. Nick doesn't like it as much as I do, but DGNED. I probably need to soak with 11/27/74 and 11/28/74 more than I have.

Listening notes on both filesets follow.

LN jg1974-11-14.jgms.early-1.aud-warburton.16461.shn2flac

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Paul's Mall
733 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
November 14, 1974 (Thursday) - Early Show
Warburton MAC early-1 shnid-16461 shn2flac

--(9 tracks, 88:26, missing 1 tune)--
[MISSING: The Harder They Come]
t01. tuning [0:06]
t02. Favela [10:45] [0:07] % [0:22]
t03. [0:08] Let It Rock [6:27] [0:06] % [0:44]
t04. My Problems Got Problems [14:35] [0:27]
t05. Mystery Train (1) [13:51] [0:10]
t06. //My Funny Valentine [#14:33] ->
t07. People Make the World Go Round// [2:24#]
t08. Just Kissed My Baby [11:16] [0:32]
t09. Valdez In The Country [12:48] [0:07]

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
! Lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! Lineup: Merl Saunders - keyboards, vocals;
! Lineup: Martin Fierro - saxophone, flute;
! Lineup: John Kahn - el-bass;
! Lineup: Paul Humphrey - drums.

JGMF:

! 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.

! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1974-11-14-pauls-mall-boston-ma/.

! db: shnid-135968 (alt AUD, complete); shnid-16461 (this fileset).

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/o8sMZHfMAou.

! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/08/pauls-mall-733-boylston-street-boston-ma.html.

! ad: Boston Phoenix, November 5, 1974, sec. 2, p. 27.

! JGMF: "'Secret' at Paul's Mall: see p. 27," URL http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2012/12/ln-jg1974-11-13jgmslateaud.html.

! JGMF: "Sole Star at Paul's Mall," URL http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2015/05/sole-star-at-pauls-mall.html.

! seealso: Nick, "Garcia & Saunders, 11/14/74 Boston," URL https://deadthinking.blogspot.com/2016/05/garcia-saunders-111474-boston.html.

! historical: Ad in Boston Phoenix bills "Jerry Garcia" and doesn't mention early/late shows, but there were early and late. For the six shows, JGMS get $5,000 guarantee plus 70% gross receipts over $8,100. Tix $4.50, not sure of show times.

! personnel: Paul Humphrey on drums is totally distinctive. Really fast, lots of snare, great splashes, incredible.

! R: field recordist: Jimmy Warburton

! R: field recording gear: 1x Sony ECM-99 > Sony TC-152SD MAC (Dolby B)

! R: field recording location: left of center, 8' from stage, left-of-center, mics on a table

! R: transfer: Sony TC-152SD playback > Teac A2300SD 1st gen reel [Dolby B off] > Pioneer RT-701 playback > Teac AN-180 Dolby decoder > Fostex D5 DAT (A>D only) > Turtle Beach Montego II Digital I/O > shn (mkwACT) > wav (mkwACT) > tracking (CD Wave) > .shn (mkwACT). A > SHN by Noah Weiner, tracking by JJ.

! R: shn2flac jgmf 3/14/2015.

! R: seeder notes: "This is a nice recording of what is perhaps my (JJ's) favorite show of the 11/74 east coast Garcia/Saunders tour. Disc two [t06-t09], especially, is just wall-to-wall great stuff.

! P: t02 Favela is smokin' hot. Garcia solo late 3. Merl takes a turn late 5. Humphrey is splashing all over the place 6:15, so great.

! P: t05 Mystery Train a female audience member joins on vocals toward the end of the song

! R: t06 My Funny Valentine cuts in, probably not much missing

! R: t07 People Make the World Go 'Round cuts out, unknown missing.

LN jg1974-11-14.jgms.early.aud-alt.135968.flac1644

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Paul's Mall
733 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
November 14, 1974 (Thursday) - Early Show
shnid-135968

--(9 tracks, 108:24)--
t01. The Harder They Come [18:18] [0:02] %
t02. Favela [11:03] %
t03. [0:14] Let It Rock [6:32] %
t04. [0:07] My Problems Got Problems [14:41] %
t05. Mystery Train [13:14] [0:02] %
t06. My Funny Valentine [14:55] ->
t07. People Make The World Go Round [4:21] [0:03] %
t08. Just Kissed My Baby [11:23] [0:06] %
t09. [0:23] Valdez In The Country [12:53] [0:07] %

! ACT1: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
! Lineup: Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
! Lineup: Merl Saunders - keyboards, vocals;
! Lineup: Martin Fierro - saxophone, flute;
! Lineup: John Kahn - el-bass;
! Lineup: Paul Humphrey - drums.

JGMF:

! 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.

! JGC: http://jerrygarcia.com/show/1974-11-14-pauls-mall-boston-ma/

! db: shnid-16461 (Jimmy Warburton MAC, shn, missing HTC)

! map: https://goo.gl/maps/o8sMZHfMAou

! JGBP: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/08/pauls-mall-733-boylston-street-boston-ma.html

! ad: Boston Phoenix, November 5, 1974, sec. 2, p. 27;

! seealso: JGMF, "Sole Star at Paul's Mall," URL http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2015/05/sole-star-at-pauls-mall.html.

! seealso: Nick, "Garcia & Saunders, 11/14/74 Boston," URL https://deadthinking.blogspot.com/2016/05/garcia-saunders-111474-boston.html.

! historical: Ad in Boston Phoenix bills "Jerry Garcia" and doesn't mention early/late shows, but there were early and late. For the six shows, JGMS get $5,000 guarantee plus 70% gross receipts over $8,100. Tix $4.50, not sure of show times.

! R: Source: AUD marked "1st Gen" rescued from ebay for coupla bucks.

! R: Transfer: XLII > Nakamichi CR-5A > Edirol FA-66 > Wavelab 2448 > R8Brain SRC > Wavelab (adding 16-bit patches) > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged. Transferred by Andrew F. 06/2016.

! R: Note: Recording does not match shnid-16461, Lucky us, now we have two! This one appears to be closer to the P.A. with lots of crowd chatter, has a real "you-are-there" sound. Also contains THTC and the complete PMTWGR. The tape was tightly edited with most songs clipped at start, THTC & MFV have a bit missing. Several patches from ID-16461 added to make the show as complete as possible; first 08 seconds Favela, first 21 seconds Let it Rock, first 07 seconds Problems, also in Problems 06 seconds starting at 10:29, first 16 seconds Mystery Train, first 08 seconds Just Kissed, and from 10:02 Just Kissed thru to end of show.

! R: this sounds very nice

! R: t03 LIR chatty nearby crowd guy might want to STFU and listen. @03:55 Jerry scrubs a thing that the audience really likes, then some glassy picking which, again, seems appreciated.

! P: t04 MPGP late 3 over 4 Garcia lays down some tasty licks. 8:45 ff Humphrey does a nice splashy little feature, still working it 9:14 behind Merl, but totally putting himself forward.

! P: t05 MT female audience member singing at end. She is not on the 1 with the band, Jerry is wrapping it up pretty fast.

! R: MFV thought I heard a splice @ 1:15

! P: MFV 1:30 he gives it a "Red Clay" CTI thing. Humphrey splashes and hi-hats wonderfully here. 1:52ff guitar exploration. The talkative crowd reminds us it's not just the kids today who talk throught the show. Shhh! Some big Martin squawking melting in the 6:30ff range. 14:30 some big fluttery fanned chords by Garcia.

! P: t07 PMTWGR Garcia still doing some decayed stuff at start, eases into the tune, Merl still swirling so @ 0:40 Garcia gets out with a beautiful set of fanned chords. Flute jacks up his entry - c'mon Martin. Paul tries to follow Martin, but the band is not together.

! P: t08 JKMB there is some great stuff here. Everyone plays.

! P: t09 VITC Listen to Paul Humphrey bring the tune in, straight outta Brazil. Man. Merl misses the obvious starting point, comes back a four later, but it's all good. 4 min mark Paul H is amazing, crazed splash 4:38, another 4:43 to make sure everyone took note. What a drummer! This is really great. At 12:45 just scrubs to bring things to a close. Very, very good stuff.