Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shine on, keep on shinin'

Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia - desert jerry design (image sorta from 1978)100Days---Day064--middle

Jerry Garcia Band -- December 8, 1977
Palace Theatre, Albany, New York

aka 12-8-77 aka 12-08-77 aka 77-12-08 aka Palace Theater -- setlist & soundboard mp3 download
1st Set: They Love Each Other, That's What Love Will Make You Do,
Simple Twist Of Fate, The Way You Do The Things You Do,
Mystery Train, I'll Take A Melody

2nd Set: Love In The Afternoon, Tore Up Over You,
Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Rubin and Cherise, Don't Let Go

It's interesting what a contrast there is between so much of this music and the Grateful Dead. Just a month earlier, the GD wrapped up another tour in what is considered by many to be their best year of the 1970's. Here's Jer back out on the road, doin' more of... not the same. Not quite. This is like him relaxing, it seems. Just about every song here is made for being mellow; these are hardly dancin' tunes. Reuben & Cherise maybe, but that's about it. Wrapping it all up is a mammoth Don't Let Go. It clocks in at a whopping 31 minutes and it ain't all Don't Let Go -- there's a John Kahn bass solo in there and quite a bit of Space, as well. Much of it doesn't sound like Don't Let Go at all, very much the same way Dark Stars and Playins launch into outer space and for an eternity, it can seem, the Spacey Jam never really resembling the song it's titled as. This Don't Let Go is just like that and in a way, this equals anything the Dead were doing in '77 or through most of their entire touring life (as far as Spacey improv goes.) Keith, John, Buzz and Jerry just keep it up, rambling on, never letting go. Okay, maybe it's not mindblowing but it's out there. And this whole show doesn't have a single song under 10 minutes! Good stuff!

Source: Soundboard>
Master Cassette> DAT> SHN

Audio Quality:
(light hiss + missing opening song)
12/8/77 Jerry Garcia Band

As of 11/26/08 there is no
Garcia at the Internet Archive.
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JGB 12/8/77 Palace Theatre -- 1st Set

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Timmy said...

Nice.... If only Donna wasn't sooooo sick, poor ears, I mean, girl.

G-ump said...

Looking forward to hearing this one in a bit. THANK YOU!! I'm home alone (no wife and baby daughter tonight) and am HIGHLY looking forward to jamming with Jerry in a bit!! Thanks again for all you do!!

Zoooma!! said...

Timmy, she ain't so bad here. I'm not crazy about her but sometimes Donna's at least tolerable to me, sometimes downright nice, even. But to each his own, my friend.

G-ump -- Hey Now! I'm HIGHLY appreciative of your appreciation... thanks! And you're welcome. I do dig getting these shows into the ears of those who dig having them and it's always great to have a kind comment from folks such as yourself. ENJOY!!!

Bucephallus said...

housemate has been enjoying every lick...really enjoys this project.

Adam said...

Nice choice today Zoooma. It is interesting to hear just how much different the sound of the GD and the JGB were in '77. I'm partial to the Garcia/Saunders version of the band from 74/75, but any JGB is good in my book. Thanks for all you do. Adam

chiller56 said...

Awesome site. Thanks for all the great shows. I listen to XM grateful Dead channel and when I hear something I really like I come here for the full enjoyment. thanks for the grate dead archives, awesome, chiller56

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! Thank you for everything.

Jakesandmingus said...

Thanks for this!

Zoooma!! said...

Jakesandmingus and Chiller and Adam and Bucephallus -- thanks to each of you for your comment! I hope you enjoy the tunes!!

Lucab12 said...


Ron said...

hey, now! what about re-upping this link?? I just realized that my copy does not have I'll Take A Melody!!! Weird!!!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

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