Which JGB release are you speaking of bolo?....
....that is a good one. Been a while since I've played it. Hopping on that bus tomorrow.
9/25/76 & 9/28/76 = Happy 4/20
Man I dug those two shows!
I agree with OTIS, It's not so much Highlights as it is the Whole Trip .
For both nights.
I think I enjoyed 9/28/76 even more... coulda been the time of day it played as it is 4/20 after all.
Missing Bertha from 9/28/76 would make killer filler somewhere.. (hint, hint Lemieux)
The 9/28/76 Set 2 "Jam" tracks ("Jam", "Orange Wango Tango Jam") seem more like continuations on the PITB theme, anybody else hearing that?
If listed as such it makes that set look even greater on paper:
PITB > Wheel > Samson > PITB > Comes A Time > Drums > Eyes > PITB > Dancin' > PITB. Johnny B. Goode
GREAT Set either way you slice it, but.. that's what I was hearing and I love it when they weave in and out of a theme throughout a set like that. GREAT PICK!
I thought I had that JGB for a second, dug through the garage, but it's the Almost Acoustic from '88.
I found a few tracks on YouTube, so I'll kinda follow along and will look for the feedback.
I plan on doing an anniversary trip through 4/21/84, and maybe 4/20 & 4/19 too. Goin' back to Philly!
No Spotify GOGD?....
....best $9.99/month I can think of spending money on. That and weed.
I've been really, ridiculously busy.. but I did finish Dicks Picks 18. Am I late to the party?
I will add.. I liked the Scarlet Fire so much, but it just didn't scratch the itch well enough. Perhaps it was the recording, perhaps, well.. it was missing some relevancy so I did a side-by-side comparison to the one from Dave's Picks 8, 11/30/80 Fox Theatre, Hot Lanta. Man.. that totally hit the spot. and the recording, to my ears at least, sparkled, which is amazing because half of it came from an audience master (thanks Dr. Bob!! bow of the head, tip of the glass.. much appreciatto).
So what's next? I guess I will have to read the last 18 pages since this one was mentioned.
Hoping to have some more free time soon.. perhaps I won't get so far behind.
Drinking an excellent bottle of red, and getting ready to put on some tunes? JGB? The best palate cleanser. Good golly miss molly.. I think I missed a lot here.
Re: 9/25/76 & 9/28/76 = Happy 4/20
Man.. great to see these shows get some love. Perhaps it was because it was back in the Dicks Picks days, when any release was a treasure trove of new and undiscovered magic.. I believe this release predates soundboard copies on Archive.org.. all this was new, but to the meat.. you have to add Jerry's guitar work during supplication as a high point. Crank it to 11, he shreds it and for the mellow vibe of 76, it's worth a listen.
Fall 76! I remember the first time I heard the Cosmic Charlie out of Dancing and thought wow, 76 is really good. Still true today. Love the Sugaree, just a solid show throughout. The whole show is really smoking, solid finish.
Great choice WilfredTJones.
Stay well folks!
1976 is Mrs. Vguys favorite year....
....she would never admit it, but I know better. 🤫
She likes them mellow, like a pinot noir.
One of my favorite Tangled up in Blue's
I bought the cassette back when it came out... Why oh why!!
Tangled Up In Blue
Waiting for A Miracle seems like such a relevant tune today.
Man, I know I’ve got this JGB CD somewhere.. or had it, but if I had it I woulda kept it. So.. hmm.
Feel ya BOBT them Dylan tunes are what I wanted to hear most. Found around 6 of these songs on YouTube but not that one.
VGUY yeah, you’re right I should prob get Spotify.. can I handle/afford 1 more sub in my life… I gotta think about that, meaning procrastinate longer until the next time:)
Anyhow, what I’m hearing is sounding GREAT, and real nice playing by Jerry.. Dear Prudence solo is sounding real good, sick drum fills too. I had this back in the day…
I’m gonna trip on over to the April 1984 Philly run per OTIS mention.
Have Fun today and Be Well!
The I Shall Be Released on this release....
....literally just released me.
Jerry Garcia Band (Album)
Like others have mentioned.. the Dylan stuff shines for me, add in Dear Prudence, which blew me away the first time I listened to this version.. But my favorite cut of the album is Lucky Old Sun. and talk about a karma lift.. My Sisters and Brothers.
That Jerry Live Album
...definitely changed me. It came out at a time when I was also getting fully into the GD; these versions became staples against which all other versions were judged (I know we ALL do this from time to time...).
The Simple Twist of Fate is a definite favorite here as far as the covers. But my favorite of them all is I Shall Be Released. (right on VGuy)
Jerry's vocals are so heartfelt; sounding nearly broken at times, offset by his absolutely WAILING solos, especially that final one....total chills up the spine every time. When shit like that happens, you know it touches a deep part of your innards.
A++ for this release
P.S. Bolo Contest chin scratching commencing
Jerry Garcia Band
Yeah, definitely a game changer! I too was just really getting into the Dead, and when I got that CD (a year or two after it was released,) it cemented for me that Jerry was going to become my all-time favorite guitar player. In addition, as a big Dylan fan, it has so many great takes of his tunes, and it was Jerry's voice - fragile, sensitive, warm, - that totally sold me (still does.) The big highlight for me (though I LOVE every track) has always been "Senor." Makes me stand up and take notice, every time. Jerry's delivery and playing on that one... holy guacamole!
Oh, and "My Sisters and My Brothers." That song became a mantra for me in high school, and I think I am a better man for it now.
Great pick Bolo!
Good pick Bolo.
On Lucky Old Sun now, all songs so far have been hitting the spot. Love the tone of Jerry’s guitar.
Don’t want to do any overkill today, but later this week I’m also going to spin the other compilation releases How Sweet It Is.... and Shining Star.
Before you get on board Sir your name we'd like to know
Dusted off some classic releases a few weeks ago
~ Box of Rain ~ Fallout from the PhilZone+ Jerry Garcia Band double disc with John Kahn cover artwork.
Cool graphics and pics on the CDs and booklet
Hundred Year Hall + Don't Let Go
Dicks Picks 4 , 11 , 13 , 18 have been in my car for months.
China -> Rider -> China Doll from 12.29.77 is real nice
Playing at home when i can - we've had sweet spring weather and been spending time in the garden and reveling in the real world outdoors. Bolo - great to hear things turned corner for better with friends and loved ones - scary times.
In the end caught some of these picks, missed a couple others, I'll get to 'em eventually, plus a few non-pick-of the-day musical detours. One detour that's been on repeated repeat is the '91 JGB show from Electric on the Eel. Love it love it love it! Been meaning to bring it up, its a big beautiful dose of carefree big smile summer fun. Cool to have Bolo rec the '91 JGB live release (Deal now.) This release got a lot of mileage back in the day, but its been long while. One song that stood out back then was Senor - totally unfamiliar to me as a Dylan or JGB song, super eerie and powerful. General later JGB thought - Melvin Seals organ playing is a freaking force of nature.
Finished Landover 9/25/76 this morning - awesome show, years since i last listened. That second set is out of this world! And somehow I'd totally lost track of how great 12/2/73 was - oh my goodness. That '83 Santa Fe show is like a train about to jump the tracks. On a non-pick-of-the-day closing note - had a delightful late evening with those 2 October '80 Warfield acoustic sets released last year.
Opening notes of Senor . . . .
Re: JGB Compilations
For what it's worth, of the three JGB compilations, most of the time I prefer this one. Perhaps at least partially due to nostalgia..
We more or less got Without a Net and then a year later Jerry Garcia Band (Live) within a year.. and before that there was a dearth of officially released live material going back a number of years. ..and if you were seeing shows, one couldn't help but notice how much better and more consistent the live performances were. It was a good time for all things Grateful Dead.
So I just found this thread and am listening to the '91 JGB show. I'll write a full opinion review when I'm done with the album, but dang I had to say that was a GRATE jam in "The Way you do the things you do"!
Tangled Up in Bloohoohoo! Tangled Up in Blue!
JGB 91, coming to a rocking close. What a fine release!
Have I missed Bolo's clue? Was it his post "Yeah - That one"? If so, that's a tough clue (or is it?) :)
So, what's on tap for tomorrow, folks? I've really been enjoying the picks so far!
Also, Good Ole Grateful... did you make it to Philly 84 yesterday? I really loved that 4/20 show - amazing Let it Grow, great Scarlet>Fire, overall fun two sets and I thought a really great sounding AUD. Also, that may be the best Esau I've heard - at least I can't recall a better one :)
EDIT: I now see that I posted my question about Bolo's clue at 11:48 PST, not 12 noon. My ability to do simple math seems to be slipping...
VGUY72 and everyone
Nice to meet everyone! Y'all rock and this platform is amazing!
Time for America’s favorite game show, “Name That Grateful Dead Concert!”
Please read carefully: Following this post, a clue will appear that can be EASILY deciphered to reveal a particular Grateful Dead concert. To win the contest and receive some groovy and valuable Grateful Dead items (TBD), simply send me a PM with your guess of the date and venue of the concert. Also, you must include how you determined your guess, i.e., show your work! No work shown = no entry!
Do not post your guess on this forum as it won’t count. Earliest PM with the correct answer wins. And only one entry per screen name, so take your time to make sure your guess has merit as multiple guesses will be ignored. Screen names must pre-date the time stamp of this post.
Have fun with this, celebrate Dave’s 34 release, have a beer (or whatever), blow off some steam, turn off the TV, get some fresh air. Call your parent(s) and tell them you love them (if applicable).
Clue to follow.
....oops. hope no one saw that. Lol
ha - there and gone in a flash!
Jerry '91 and Sept. '76
Haven't listened to that Jerry release in a long time. Have it since it came out played it many times. We need more Jerry releases.
9/25: Started nice the rest of set 1 was okay. Set 2 Dancin' picks it up nice! Scarlet. Stephen> NFA> Drums>Jam> Stephen>Sugar Mag great!!
9/28: Have this one marked as an all-timer. Big River was nice Cassidy too this whole first set was excellent. Set 2 Playin' sandwich Awesome!!
Can hear '77 a comin'.
The Grateful Dead
The Other One ->
Stella Blue ->
Just ordered June 1976 box set
Dave's Picks 34 with bonus disc and the box set should arrive about the same day.
Dave LSD you got one more job this year. fire up a 1984 show for release and include 7.13.84 second set with encore
The answer must be My Pal Foot Foot.
Well.. here goes nothing.
I got nothing.
I thought I had it... and got my reply
"missed it by that much"
Himey, kill the light.
Got nothin' on Fixable Foot
As for Tomorrow..
4/22/66 Trips Festival (I gotta trip through that:)
4/22/77 is looking like it should be listened too.. not official release though
4/22/78 DaP V15 is official though
4/22/79 Brent's First show might need some honoring
Just a few anniversary date themed thoughts in that regard.
Super curious about the fixable foot...
OTIS - I finished up 4/20/84 & 4/21/84.. they both had their '84 charm.. I'd say for me the highlight was that Slipknot! on 4/21/84... that's definitely worth a listen, dug the PITB too and Stranger from 4/20. Thanks for the reminder!
Gonna try and get 4/21/69 in today... but it might not happen, Hard To Handle with Jerry on Slide.. so far it's weird:)
GOGD brought up Nashville 4.22.78....
....its an anniversary and official. On it. Righteous Wharf Rat on that one.
Also Brent's first show by date. Hmmm. People? We need to decide. Vote?
I think I have the right show, but bolo hasn't responded. This is good?
No winner yet
Only a handful of guesses, so not much interest apparently. I'll give it another day to see if anyone gets inspired and claims some really good free stuff.
RE: No Winner Yet
Just stumped any secondary clues?
Fixable Foot.. that just.. I got nothin'
So there is a great Jerry solo show from ‘82 that I’m obsessed with. He’s on acoustic and it’s amazing (4/10/82).
Dave's Picks #15 4/22/78
Sound like a good choice GOGD and Vguy. I am on it tomorrow.
Bolo, I am very interested, just do not have a clue.
As an elected senator, the gavel is struck....
....Nashville, Tennessee. 1978.
Please don't hold a rally against the decision. I'm tired.
Bolo, Check your PM.