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thank you for this show David
l Love the opening jam into jack a roe
May Helios be with you Jérôme ! I'm sure he is .
May the word of Christ live in you richly
This is a real gem. Great jams, this is sweet!
""" nothing left to do but,SMILE
That Jackaroe was grrrreat! And a great lead into!!! If I had the world.... was wonderful!!! Thanks much for putting the GD Hours out here! I never seem to catch them and sitting here at work makes the day just go on bye!!!!
Another great choice this week DG! This was one of the first shows I downloaded from the archives and it was because of this GDH. It certainly sounds like Jerry is WAAAYY high on this night, and the drummers are just insane! This show is one that really is strange in the cannon of GD shows IMHO. It is rare that one member really just takes control and has his way with what will transpire on any given night, but Jerry does just that here. It's funny at points even, especially with the lyrics. It's like, as soon as Bobby (or Jerry) is done singing (even just between lyric sections of a song, not just in the spaces between songs), Jerry is right back into the groove he wants the band in. The lyrics almost don't matter, except to place signposts for the band and audience to realize how far they have traveled on this ride. That is, until you get to the World to Give. This is just the picture perfect version of this song, which may be why they never played it again. In any event, listen to this one here, then you will seek out a copy to keep. And, while not mentioned here, there is a good portion of the opening jam that is not available on the soundboard version heard here (the very beginning and another portion several minutes later) as well as the remainder of the set (Playing reprise and I think Around and Around). They are available as an audience tape.
This was my second show and I remember it like it was yesterday. I recall Bobby did not come out at the start of the Second Set and Jerry was jamming and I was thinking how great it was that Jerry jams to start the second set. The next night they played in Buffalo or Rochester (I think) and when Bobby came out at the start of the Second Set I was actually disappointed. Being a new rider on the bus, I thought Jerry always started the second set without Weir. Of course it never happened again, and I have to admit that I felt a tinge of disappointment whenever Bobby started the Second Set.
Anyway, I always thought this show was special, although the crowd was a little beat. I have heard people say that Weir missed more than the beginning of the set, but I have a pretty strong recollection of him remaining on stage after after the opening jam. I also heard that the reason he missed the start of the Second Set was that he was ill and puking.
Thanks for an inspired choice DG.
The GD segment from 1978 is a gem. The 16 minute jam into Jackaroe is unique. And Shakedown Street is really funky. If I Had The World (which features a lovely Jerry solo) was the last of just three GD performances of the song, and on the aud which circulates it segues into a short Playin' jam and a Playin' reprise.
Speaking of worth seeking out....have you ever heard the circulating "sick bits" matrix of this 11/20/78 show? It is by far the BEST sounding source of this show i've ever heard. I also heard through the grapevine that the reason that this set was structured the way it is was due to the fact that bobby was deathly ill at this show. He'd come onstage for portions in between backstage projectile vomiting sessions. Must have been the flu! But none the less it makes for one oddly structured set and one hell of a garcia led jam!
I know I easliy found the "sick bits" matrix of this show....so i advise everyone to "poke around" for this circulating gem!
thanks again for the amazing music!