Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Turn up Vassar. Always more fiddle."

Sugarmag's custom Sugar Magnolia Steal Your Face100 DAYS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD--- DAY 44 PART 2 PINK TIE DYE
11-4-73 Gym, California State College Sonoma setlist & soundboard mp3 download a.k.a. 11/4/73 aka 11/04/73 aka 73-11-04
35 Years (and a day) Ago Tonight...

Old & In The Way ~ November 4, 1973
Gymnasium ~ California State College Sonoma
Rohnert Park, California

Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, John Kahn,
Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements

Goin' To The Races, Catfish John, Eating Out Of Your Hand,
Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Land Of The Navajo, Jerry's Breakdown,
Panama Red, Pig In A Pen, Fanny Hill, Hobo Song,
Wild Horses, White Dove, Lonesome L.A. Cowboy,
Driftin' Too Far From The Shore, Wicked Path Of Sin,
Knockin' On Your Door, Uncle Pen, High Lonesome Sound,
Just A Tramp On The Street*, All Around The Watertank
Midnight Moonlight, Orange Blossom Special

* with Ramblin' Jack Elliott
School is now called Sonoma State University. Show originally scheduled for Oct 7.

Hey now it's me, Sugarmag. I'm real tired tonight so I'm going to keep this short and sweet, but I wanted to write a few comments about this show and post it because I already uploaded it and I wanted you to have it. Old and In the Way, if you don't know, was one of Jerry Garcia's side projects back in the early seventies. It was a bluegrass band with David Grisman (who played lots of shows and recorded several albums with Jerry), Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, and John Kahn (who was in Jerry Garcia Band and Legion of Mary). Around this same time Jerry was playing a lot of shows with Merle Saunders, it would be interesting to listen to a show with Merle from around this time as well, I'll see what I can find.

This show was recorded just a few weeks after the three official Old and In the Way live albums-Old and In the Way, High Lonesome Sound, and Breakdown and it includes a lot of the same songs and is very similar. This music is so good! These guys were amazing musicians and they played spectacularly in this performance. My favorite song on here is Orange Blossom Special-Vassar Clements is amazing! I also really like Jerry's Breakdown, Wicked Path of Sin, and High Lonesome sound, but looking over the list, all the other songs are just as good. It's all good stuff.

I first met Peter Rowan on the school grounds at Union Grove, North Carolina in 1963. The following year, Garcia and I crossed paths in the parking lot at Sunset Park in West Grove, Pennsylvania. Back then, we were all on a quest, searching for that "high lonesome sound" of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, and other idols (Vassar, among them). The music on this disc (Old and In the Way), recorded live at a gig, embodies the spirit of that original Blue Grass quest, and a genuine affection for that superlative acoustic blend of banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, string bass and voices. We hope you dig.
-David Grisman 1974

This show, recorded just a month later, captures the same spirit and energy that you find on the officially released albums. I hope you dig.

Source: Master Soundboard Reel> CD

Audio Quality:

As of 11/4/2008 there is no Garcia at
no downloading, no listening. What a tragedy.

TINY STEAL YOUR FACE -- Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, John Kahn, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements Download It Right Here TINY STEAL YOUR FACE

WAIT... if you enjoy these tunes and you're happy the download is here for you, then come back and leave a comment!

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Deadman said...

Sonoma State is five minutes from my house...

Saw the Eagles there the year before last.

I'd love to see more shows performed there...

Deadman said...

And O&ITW has been a favorite of mine since 1977 when I first heard of them...

Timmy said...

Yeeeeeeee-HAW! Thanx, Suggie-darlin'! I dig the hell outta some good ol' & in the way... And I especially like those posters. Who did those, do we know? Do you have the actual posters? WOW! Thanx again ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Anonymous said...

Love the Old and in the Way stuff. Makes me want to start a blue grass band. Thanks again Sugarmag (and Zoooma) for the continued output of great stuff. Peace. Torc

Zoooma!! said...

Deadman -- hey now. 5 minutes away, huh? I picked this show just for you... some great music for the beginning of such a tragic time.

(Actually, no, I didn't pick it for that reason... just coincidence.)

I think I read that Sonoma State recently built a really nice music hall... a lot different than the school gym back in '73, I bet! It woulda been more fun to see 'em on the football field a month earlier but I guess they were paranoid about the weather again.

Thanks for your comment Torc. And Timmy -- no clue who the artist is for the posters/advertisements. Of all the Garcia shows through the years, it was pure luck that the Jerry Site had something for this date. I wish I had original copies on my wall. Not that I'm impressed by the cost of things but those would probably be worth a lot considering their age and rareness. Hmmm... someone should produce affordable quality prints of cool posters like that. There is something special about originals but who the heck has an original Monet?! Without reproductions, Monet would only hang in museums.

btsacto said...

Thanks, zooma.

Um, what is this tragic time you speak of? I haven't felt this hopeful in more than 6 years!

Rne said...

You are doing a really great job in your blog!!! You too have a grateful day!

Sugarmag said...

Dear Deadman, Timmy, Torc, Btsacto,and Nre, than you for stopping by and commenting! I am glad you dig the tunes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks - good stuff here - much appreciated

procol said...

what a blast. really love the original album and this is so much fun.. a big thanks.....

OldRockr1 said...

Just found your blog. So many great memories and music! Thanks so much for your time and effort!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I love it.

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

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