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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Shades of Joy

Anyone know if Martin Fierro would have been performing with the band Shades of Joy in May of 1973?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Twenty-Four Performances in Twenty-Four Days: April 6-30, 1973

update: commenter RoG has brought two more gigs to my attention, Wed-Thurs April 25-26 with JGMS at Keystone, so the title has changed from "Twenty-Two" to "Twenty-Four". All the more remarkable.

update2: oh yeah, I forget to mention another little detail from this period: on April 19th, the Dead decided to start up their own record label (Perry 1973, 50; Troy 1994, 155). Because Garcia didn't have enough going on.

I got to commune with more Chronicle microfilm a few days ago, and managed to spin through January 1, 1973 through August 10, 1973. I didn't gather every last listing, just too little time, but I gathered a bunch. I still see the following periods that neither Corry nor or I have gone through, from the start of the GOTS era through 1975:
  • October 16 - December 31, 1968
  • March 16 - May 31, 1969
  • October 21 - December 31, 1971
  • March 1 - May 31, 1972
  • November 1- December 20, 1972
  • August 11, 1973 - July 31, 1974 (!)
  • March 1 - June 30, 1975
  • September 1 - December 31, 1975
That's still a chunk - when I am being reasonably careful, I get through about a month an hour. I expect there to be some more undiscovered Garcia gigs in these date ranges.

Anyway, the first eight months of 1973 yielded three New-to-The-List gigs, all Garcia-Saunders: April 10-11, 1973 at the Orphanage, and May 24, 1973 at the Keystone.
SFC19730409p45, listing for 4/10/73 JGMS at the Orphanage

SFC19730410p36, Datebook listing for 4/10/73 JGMS at the Orphanage
SFC19730411p41, listing for 4/11/73 JGMS at Orphanage
SFC19730523p58, listing for 5/24/73 JGMS at Keystone
Ah, Garcia, you amaze me.

The last entry lets us see that Jerry played with three bands, three different styles, over three days in May '73: Jerry and Merl on the 24th, plus already-known shows with Old And In The Way at Bimbo's on the 25th, and of course the Dead, with NRPS and Waylon Jennings also playing, at Kezar Stadium on the 26th.

Even more strikingly, these new-to-The-List April shows, Tuesday-Wednesday gigs, fill in a remarkable run from that month. I have already written about OAITW in Santa Barbara on the 12th, a four night run at the Boarding House right after these gigs, two with Merl playing inter alia black contemporary, and two with Dawg and Pete Rowan and the rest playing white roots music, taking a deep dive into Friday the 13th, which got a review in the Stanford Daily (Harlow 1973), and also some listening notes from the 16th. But with these shows, we see a truly insane month of shows once the Dead got back from the east coast.

April 6-8: JGMS at Keystone
April 9: off night (Monday - slacker)
April 10-11: JGMS at Orphanage
April 12: OAITW at the Granada in Santa Barbara (two shows)
April 13-14: JGMS at Boarding House
April 15-16: OAITW at Boarding House
April 17: off night (Tuesday)
April 18: OAITW session at the Record Plant (uncertain)
April 19-21: OAITW at Lion's Share
April 21: afternoon FM broadcast live from the Record Plant
April 22: off night (Sunday)
April 23: OAITW at Orphanage
April 24: OAITW at the Inn of the Beginning
April 25-26: JGMS at Keystone off nights, only consecutive nights off since this run started, and since 3-4-5 after Dead flew back home
April 27: OAITW at Keystone
April 28: OAITW at Record Plant (uncertain); OAITW at Keystone
April 29: night off (Sunday)
April 30: OAITW at Orphanage

Now, there are a few uncertain dates in there - the Record Plant listings come from Richard Greene's datebooks, but they don't indicate if it was OAITW or he was doing session work for others. But if my reckoning is correct, this is 2422 performances in 24 days, including four at the Orphanage, which Selvin referred to as a "cocaine speakeasy" (Selvin 1996, 37), which might have come in handy given the unprecedentedly hectic pace of the month's musical pursuits.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Let's Spend the (Wednesday) Night Together

November 21, 1990, a Wednesday night, Garcia played a killer "Let's Spend The Night Together," featuring what the seeder notes as "relentless, furious" guitar work. Indeed. "Tears Of Rage" and "Tore Up Over You" also stand out.

Pack of Wolves opened, for the record.

Jerry Garcia Band
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
November 21, 1990 (Wednesday)
B&K 4011 MAD flac1648 shnid-141474

--set I (11 tracks, 7 tunes, 65:51)--
s1t01. crowd [0:37]
s1t02. Cats Under The Stars [9:26] [0:02]
s1t03. crowd and tuning [0:53]
s1t04. Stop That Train [6:21] [0:06]
s1t05. crowd and tuning [1:21]
s1t06. That's What Love Will Make You Do [9:03] [0:55]
s1t07. Lay Down Sally [8:57] [0:06]
s1t08. crowd and tuning [1:05]
s1t09. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [9:13] [0:40]
s1t10. Throw Out The Lifeline [5:10] ->
s1t11. Let's Spend The Night Together [11:52] [0:05] %

--set II (7 tracks, 68:18)--
s2t12. The Way You Do The Things You Do [11:50] -12:26
s2t13. You Never Can Tell [7:41] [0:56]
s2t14. Tears Of Rage [10:24] [0:24]
s2t15. Tore Up Over You [10:28] [0:35]
s2t16. Waiting For A Miracle [5:46] (1) [0:28]
s2t17. Struggling Man [6:40] [0:05]
s2t18. Tangled Up In Blue [12:22] (2) [0:04]

! ACT1: JGB #21b (THE Jerry Garcia Band)
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards;
! lineup: David Kemper - 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.

! Jerrybase: https://jerrybase.com/events/19901121-01

! db: http://etreedb.org/shn/22087 (Bill R. shnf); http://etreedb.org/shn/22226 (B&K 4011 shnf); http://etreedb.org/shn/111702 (Da Weez, incomplete s1 flac1644); http://etreedb.org/shn/141474 (this fileset).

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

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

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

! R: field recording gear: B&K 4011s > Panasonic SV 255

! R: lineage DATx copy Archived and Transferred By Stuccoholmes 2018; Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell in Wavelab 7.2, 16bit 48kHz FLAC Level8 in TLH. originally shared at www.shnflac.net   **gems**

! R: seeder comments: "Sounds as these tapers got a better location than the 20th, and were rewarded musically - no info on DATs"

! P: seeder comments: "Let's Spend The Night Together is EPIC - relentless, furious Garcia licks"

! R: Man, the crowd is crazy chatty.

! P: s1t02 CUTS he's having a hard time with the lyrics.

! P: s1t06 TWLWMYD JG sounds vocally fatigued, if you know what I mean.

! P: s1t07 LDS 6:15ff Garcia bends a huge note, to a hint of feedback. Awesome.

! song: "Throw Out The Lifeline" (s1t10): this had a weird performance history. Debuted 10/31/88, played twice more in late '88, then on the shelf until this version, first of five in the late '90 - early '91 period (last 1/29/91), then one laste time on 4/30/92.

! P: s1t11 LSTNT as the seeder notes, this LSTNT has Garcia absolutely SHREDDING, especially from the 7 minute mark forward. This tune features some truly exceptional guitar work. Man, what I wouldn't give to hear a soundboard tape of this. WOW - still cooking in late 8, and he is really playing the shit out of his electric git-tar.

! song: "Tears Of Rage" (s2t14): this is the penultimate Garcia Band version of this stunning, incredible Bob Dylan / Richard Manuel tune (1/31/91).

! P: s2t14 Tears Of Rage: God, I love this song so much. He does a good job with the lyrics, and sounds appropriately mournful.

! P: s2t15 TUOY has some awesome guitar stuff in the late 4. Again in 8 he is doing some amazing stuff - in both of these ranges, he has things tuned just a little "off" - I lack the musical vocabulary to explain it, but he's in an odd key, and it sounds great. I think he flubs the lyric coming back in early 9, but the guitar was so smokin' that he probably left a smoking crater of his own mind - quite understandable, and easily forgiveable.

! s2t16 (1) young lady in the audience yells "Love you Jerry!" and the crowd seconds the emotion.

! P: s2t18 TUIB sounds a little ponderous coming out of the gate.

! s2t18 (2) JG: "Thanks a lot. See ya later."

June 1990 at the Warfield

The post-coma Garcia Band was getting hotter and hotter from 1987-1989, in my view, and somewhere along the line two kinds of business/money decisions were made. First, it'd start regularly playing the Warfield, which I think had been recently renovated, for Wolfgang.  JGB played fifteen gigs at 982 Market in 1990 --February 2-4, March 1-2, April 13-15, June 12-13, August 7-9, and November 20-21. Second, for the first time since Old And In The Way, Garcia On The Side would tape itself and release a live record.

These came together, of course: all of the material from the 2 LP Jerry Garcia Band Arista release (hitting shelves on 8/25/91) and the posthumous (1997) How Sweet It Is came from 1990 Warfield shows. If you look closely, you'll notice that only the April and August shows supplied released material, something I have wondered about over the years.

As I listed to some newly-circulating transfers of June 1990 DAT audience masters --as far as I can tell on a cursory glance, other transcriptions of these same masters have been in lossless circulation for a long time-- I was guessing that the reason no material from this Tuesday-Wednesday tandem had been released is that these shows just aren't very good. I stand by the quality assessment. Garcia sounds exhausted, coming right off three nights with the Dead at Cal Expo and heading into another weekend --not very good either, by my recollection-- at Shoreline. The first night is especially ragged, but the 13th isn't great either (IMO, YMMV).

Whatever your view, or mine, or Jerry's/Kahn's/Cutler's on that question, not releasing these shows seems to have been overdetermined. Why? Because, as it happens, only the April and August shows were recorded for release. I had never realized that until prompted to dig through my massive stash of squirreled-away, generally forgotten and largely useless GOTS trivia. But, while the February, March, June and November shows were recorded to two-track DAT, only the A's got the full treatment, with 5000 feet of 2 inch Ampex 456 Grand Master spinning at 15 ips and magnetizing 24 tracks of Jerry, John, David, Melvin, Jacklyn and Gloria for posterity. I don't know why, but it seems to be a fact.

Anyway, with respect to these June shows, they didn't miss much, so it's fine. There are a few good moments, but not that much to show the band at its best to the record-buying public. Clarence Clemons comes in the second night, and contributes nothing of note, to my ears, though I am sure he was fun to party with.

Some listening notes follow, for what they're worth.

~~6/12/90 set II "Rick" MAD shnid-141471--

Jerry Garcia Band
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
June 12, 1990 (Tuesday)
s2 Rick MAD flac1648 shnid-141471

-- set II (7 tracks, 73:25)--
s2t01. The Way You Do The Things You Do [12:38] [0:26]
s2t02. [0:12] Mission In The Rain [9:06] [0:26]
s2t03. Dear Prudence [12:52] [1:21]
s2t04. [0:11] Russian Lullaby [11:09] [0:15]
s2t05. Think [8:04] [0:58]
s2t06. Gomorrah [6:32] ->
s2t07. Midnight Moonlight [8:03] (1) [0:12]

! ACT1: JGB #21b (THE Jerry Garcia Band)
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards;
! lineup: David Kemper - 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/1990-06-12

! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/11365 (shnf); http://db.etree.org/shn/108908 (Reutelhuber s2 flac); http://db.etree.org/shn/141471 (this fileset). I haven't compared to see if the Bill R. and the Rick tapes are the same, which one might suspect since both are only set II.

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

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

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

! venue: http://hooterollin.blogspot.com/2011/11/september-25-1980-fox-warfield-theater.html.

! R: source: DAT Audience Recording attributed to "Rick"

! R: lineage: DAT Archived and Transferred By Stuccoholmes 2018; Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell in Wavelab 7.2, 16bit 48kHz FLAC Level8 in TLH

! R: seeder comment: "clear, balanced sound, minimal crowd intrusion, gets an A from me"

! P: s2t01 TWYDTTYD sounds low energy to me.

! P: s2t02 MITR JG sounds a little unsure of himself.

! P: s2t03 DP very good, excellent guitar work throughout. 8 min exemplary playing. At the end, Melvin holds onto it too long, and JG needs to walk it down for an emergency landing.

! P: s2t04 RL JG sounds tired. JK's feature get completely off any known beat at some point. Again, Garcia sounds exhausted.

! s2t07 (1) JG: "Thanks a lot. See y'all later."

~~6/13/90 "Rick" shnid-141472--

Jerry Garcia Band
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
June 13, 1990 (Wednesday)
Rick MAD flac1648 shnid-141472

--set I (7 tracks, 65:02)--
s1t01. Cats Under The Stars [8:34] [0:07] % [0:29]
s1t02. They Love Each Other [7:55] [0:39] %
s1t03. [0:13] Knockin' On Heaven's Door [11:08] [0:03] % [0:53]
s1t04. That's What Love Will Make You Do [8:39] [0:58]
s1t05. Like A Road Leading Home [8:55] [0:14]
s1t06. My Sisters And Brothers [4:24] [0:17]
s1t07. Let's Spend The Night Together [11:31] (1) [0:02]

--set II (10 tracks, 8 tunes, 77:07)--
s2t08. Second That Emotion
s2t09. [0:30] And It Stoned Me :31-7:36 - 7:54
s2t10. Tears Of Rage [10:10] [0:07]
s2t11. crowd and tuning [1:28]
s2t12. Reuben And Cérise [7:56] [0:10]
s2t13. crowd and tuning [1:05]
s2t14. Waiting For A Miracle
s2t15. Tore Up Over You [7:24] [0:12]
s2t16. That Lucky Old Sun [11:17] ->
s2t17. Tangled Up In Blue [12:10] (3) [0:17]

! ACT1: JGB #21b (THE Jerry Garcia Band)
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards;
! lineup: David Kemper - drums;
! lineup: Jacklyn LaBranch - backing vocals;
! lineup: Gloria Jones - backing vocals;
! guest: Clarence Clemons - saxophone.

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/1990-06-13

! db: http://db.etree.org/shn/11366 (unknown MAD, shnf); http://db.etree.org/shn/85819 (mixed sources [Bu & Rick set I, Schoeps CMC 521s set II] flac); http://db.etree.org/shn/141472 (this fileset). I am pretty sure we will find that 85819 and this tape match, but I haven't verified.

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

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

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


! venue: http://hooterollin.blogspot.com/2011/11/september-25-1980-fox-warfield-theater.html.

! P: Overall, this is stronger than the prior night (IMO), when Jer sounded really fatigued, but he still sounds a little down and it doesn't knock me out.

! R: DAT Audience attributed to "Rick". DAT Archived and Transferred By Stuccoholmes 2018
Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell in Wavelab 7.2, 16bit 48kHz FLAC Level8 in TLH.

! R: seeder notes: clear, balanced sound, minimal crowd intrusion, gets an A from me"

! personnel: Clarence enters about 2 minutes into TLEO.

! historical: Per seeder, "John Kahn's Birthday, crowd sings to him set2". A group wishes him HBD again at the very start of Luck Ol' Sun.

! s1t01 @ about 27 seconds in, someone close to mic says "OK if you move it".

! P: s1t01 CUTS Garcia sounds tired.

! P: s1t03 KOHD was very sweet.

! P: s1t04 TWLWMYD gets nice and  grungy late 6 into 7.

! s1t07 (1) JG: "We'll be back in a little while. Thanks a lot."

! song: R&C (s2t12): this was last played 12/1/89. Not forever, but it just wasn't always played in this period.

! s2t13 (2) female taper's friend: "This is a test of the emergency Jerry system. This is only a test."

! P: s2t17 TUIB JG sounds vocally tired. The playing is fine, but it never really achieves escape velocity.

! s2t17 (3) JG: "See y'all later. Thanks a lot."

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Certainly One of the Best and Most Interesting Shows of the 90s: JGB, March 1, 1991, Warfield

I have a "P: Overall:" note below which sums up my assessment. Very good, ol' Jer.

Jerry Garcia Band
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
March 1, 1991 (Friday)
B&K 4011s MAD flac1648 shnid-141449

--set I (8 tracks, 7 tunes, 64:44)--
s1t01. crowd and tuning [2:54]
s1t02. Cats Under The Stars [9:15] [1:18]
s1t03. He Ain't Give You None [8:10] [0:50]
s1t04. Struggling Man [7:46] [0:15]
s1t05. Forever Young [8:54] -10:27
s1t06. Run For The Roses [5:10] [0:21]
s1t07. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [8:47] ->
s1t08. Lay Down Sally

--set II (8 tracks, 7 tunes, 81:36)--
s2t09. crowd and tuning [1:40]
s2t10. [1:00] The Harder They Come 1:01-
s2t11. Money Honey [6:48] [0:57]
s2t12. And It Stoned Me
s2t13. Russian Lullaby [11:35] [0:52]
s2t14. Don't Let Go [19:46] [0:47]
s2t15. [0:24] Positively 4th Street [8:49] ->
s2t16. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love [8:33] (1) [0:16]

! ACT1: JGB #21b (THE Jerry Garcia Band)
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards;
! lineup: David Kemper - 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.

! Jerrybase: https://jerrybase.com/events/19910301-01

! db: http://etreedb.org/shn/4372 (B&K 4011 EAC gen shnf); http://etreedb.org/shn/6627 (B&K 4011 no EAC shnf); http://etreedb.org/shn/7329 (B&K 4011 via C. Miller shnf); http://etreedb.org/shn/109050 (Da Weez, flac1644); http://etreedb.org/shn/141449 (this fileset).  I haven't bothered to compare the various B&K tapes, but they may well be from the same source.

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

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

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

! seealso: JGMF, "At Wolfgang's Warfield: JGB, March 2, 1991 orchestra tape," http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2014/03/ln-jg1991-03-02jgballaud-mk4.html.

! R: field recordist: unknown, maybe Rob Darroch and Sara Paul?

! R: field recording gear: 2x B&K 4011 (hand-held @ 6', ORTF 110 degrees) > Neuman Power Supply > Panasonic SV-255

! R: field recording location: in the sweet spot

! R: DATx copy archived and transferred By Stuccoholmes 2018; Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell in Wavelab 7.2, 16bit 48kHz FLAC Level8 in TLH.

! P: Overall: This is widely understood as one of the great Garcia Band shows of the 1990s, and I don't disagree. The setlist showed lots of novelty. "Struggling Man" had returned 11/20/90 (previous: 9/15/79). HAGYN had returned 1/30/91 (previous: 8/16/76). Money Honey returns this night for the first time since 8/9/80. 4th Street returns this night first time since 2/23/80. ENSTL had debuted 1/29/91. So there's certainly evidence of Garcia challenging himself to do some interesting things. Performance-wise, maybe I was just hearing things, but both sets start with some ad hoc noodling/jamming, which is freakishly rare in the Garciaverse - I can't really think of any other instances of this, period. Set I doesn't strike me as exceptional but set II does, especially the last four tunes. Russian Lullaby is peppier than usual, and the band knows better than to let John try to go it alone during his feature. The Don't Let Go is truly exceptional, a candidate for best of the 90s (along with 2/6/94 in my book [see nick]), and even best post-coma (but see 5/19/89). (I don't compare the '88 versions which I love so much, because those are short and snappy, while this is of the genus humongicus.) Positively 4th Street is just about perfect - I think he gets all of the lyrics, and he does it with the right degree of bitterness. ENSTL finishes off well. Finally, 81 minutes seems like a very long second set, more kudos to the ol fella for bringing some juice this night. So, putting all of this together, I think this show deserves its very favorable reputation.

! P: s1t01 there is a little jam happening here! Whoa.

! P: s1t02 CUTS Ol' Jer is pretty lost on the lyrics. Don't know how to end it, and the effort includes a few off-key notes by ol' Jer.

! setlist: "Struggling Man" had returned 11/20/90 (previous: 9/15/79). HAGYN had returned 1/30/91 (previous: 8/16/76). Money Honey returns this night for the first time since 8/9/80. 4th Street returns this night first time since 2/23/80. ENSTL had debuted 1/29/91.

! P: s1t04 SM things are not on the same page at the start. JG and Kemper are out of sync, or Jer's own guitar is not in sync with when he's singing.

! P: s2t10 They are teasing TWYDTTYD before the tune, and then doing other weird little jams. Something in the water this night.

! P: s2t11 Money Honey love the guitar tone here.

! P: s2t13 RL John takes a feature, but Jerry and Kemper stay nicely forward, so he doesn't have to carry to heavy a load. It works. This RL is played at a very peppy tempo, to the good!

! P: s2t14 DLG This is a great DLG. He flubs the return lyric, but it's all good. An exceptional DLG.

! s2t16. (1) JG: "Thanks a lot. We'll see y'all later."

Palm Sunday

I know today is Easter, but JGBP tipped me off to a reddit AMA with Donna Jean the other day, and she provided this great memory from the Cats Under the Stars sessions:
It was about 4 o'clock in the morning, and Jerry and I were singing the duet on Palm Sunday, and we had the microphone on omni, so we were facing one another singing this song. It was probably the most soulful singing experience I ever had. It was a beautiful thing. I cannot say enough about how soulful that was, singing four inches from one another and singing that song. It's something I'll never forget.
Cool.

! ref: https://www.reddit.com/r/gratefuldead/comments/88dm78/hey_yall_its_donna_jean_ill_be_over_here_at_600/dwk2i0h/