Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Two Night Jerry Run to Soothe My Soul

Hey now! A couple of things. First of all, I accidentally fucked up Zoooma's blogroll. Yeah, I'm not really very good at this stuff and I'm sort of making it up as I go along, and it is too easy to fuck something up. I'm a bull in a china shop over here, I'm a tellin' you. So, I'm trying to fix it, problem is, I don't know how he made the list, and I don't remember what was on it. Crap. I'm trying to reconstruct it but it's kind of like a broken teapot that is taped back together with lots of small pieces missing. It makes me think of a Sesame Street book my kids have, it's called "Bert and the Broken Teapot." Bert is helping out in the store and he accidentally breaks a teapot, and he feels really bad and he tries to fix it, but the pieces are too small, so then he finally tells the store owner (who's name I can't remember) what happened, and the store owner says, "That's ok Bert, your friendship is more important than my teapot."

Well anyway, I'm still at the taping the pieces together stage, so help me out, would ya'? What was in Zoooma's blogroll? I am working on a list but I don't remember them all. If you can think of any, please help me out and put them in comments.

I was feeling uninspired so I started listening to a little Jerry Garcia Band. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have this music to soothe my soul. Listening to Jerry and the Grateful Dead is not just something I like, it's something I NEED. Check this out:


Jerry Garcia Band
Theatre 1839, San Francisco

July 29, 1977

Set 1
They Love Each Other
Russian Lullaby
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Stir It Up
Simple Twist Of Fate
Mystery Train

Set 2
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Catfish John
Tore Up Over You
Friend Of The Devil
Don't Let Go
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

July 30, 1977

Set 1
Let It Rock
Stop That Train
Mystery Train
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
They Love Each Other
I Second That Emotion

Set 2
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Let Me Roll It
Simple Twist Of Fate
The Harder They Come
Tore Up Over You
Tangled Up In Blue

My Sisters And Brothers

I've listened to both of these shows a couple of times over the last couple of days. Right now I'm groovin' to Mystery Train from the second night. This is a song I'm less familiar with but I really dig it. I love Jerry sooo much! Listening to this music feels so good. I went back to the Mystery Train from the first night and I think it was even better. Jerry was tearing it up, I tell you.

You'll notice that there were quite a few songs that were played on both nights, but I dig having both shows anyway. My favorite song from the first night is Don't Let Go. It's one of my favorites because it's so much fun to sing along to..."Ooh we! This feelin's killin' me, Oh shucks! I wouldn't stop for a millions bucks. I love you so! Just hold me tight and don't let go!" I think this is the best Don't Let Go I've ever heard, it's 27 minutes long because it has a really long jam that puts a smile on this old Deadhead's face. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is nice, too. It's such a beautiful and melancholy song.

From the second night (7-30-77), I really dig The Way You Do the Things You Do. I just realized that the reason I wrote that I dig it is because I happen to be listening to it right now. Ok so I guess what that really means is that it's all good. If I press play I'm going to tell you it's good. There is nothing that's not good-it's Jerry Garcia! It's 1977! Dig it. Let Me Roll It was only played on the second night and I don't think I had heard it before. I actually didn't like it as much as so many of Jerry's other songs, maybe that's why they didn't play it as much as say, Don't Let Go or Tore Up Over You. Tore Up Over You was really good in the second set of the second night but I don't know if it was better than the first night, I'd have to go back and listen again. I really like Tangled Up In Blue. I don't know, I'm thinkin' the first night is better. What do you think?

These shows are from an audience recording. If you dig them, you might consider purchasing Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, July 29 & 30, 1977, which is a "3 CD archive release of music from the Jerry Garcia Band shows at the Theatre 1839 in San Francisco on July 29 and 30, 1977. This is the first in a proposed series of archive Jerry Garcia releases." It's also a Betty Board so it is probably worth having.

7-29-77 aka 07-29-77 aka 7/29/77 aka 07/29/77 aka 77-07-29 Theater 1939
Jerry Garcia, John Kahn, Keith Godchaux, Donna Godchaux, Maria Muldaur, Buzz Buchanan.  Songs by Robert Hunter and Bob Dylan and others.  A few people were absent: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Ron Pigpen McKernan, Tom Constanten, Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick, Bruce Hornsby, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Merl Saunders, Nicky Hopkins, Melvin Seals, Ron Tutt, David Kemper, David Nelson, Rob Wasserman, David Grisman, Vassar Clements, Branford Marsalis and more. Download The Shows Right Here Small CATS UNDER THE STARS
Source (for both): Master Audience Cassette> CD> SHN
taped by Bob Menke

Audio Quality:
JGB - 7/29/77 - Part 1


Part 2 - 7/29/77 - JGB
7/30/77 - JGB - Part 1


Part 2 - JGB - 7/30/77
7-30-77 aka 07-30-77 aka 7/30/77 aka 07/30/77 aka 77-07-30 Theater 1939
*** The .rar file for 7/29/77 Part 2 is labeled 7/30, sorry.
The show is there, though, so no worries


Zoooma!! said...

I haven't listened to these shows yet, Sugarmag, but I'm glad you chose them to put up. It's just too bad none of the downloaders have wanted to say even a single word of "Thanks." Somebody might eventually but now you know how I feel.

People download from Inspiration, Move Me Brightly about every hour of the day. I'm sure a lot of those people are really diggin' the tunes they now have to listen to. But for all the daily downloads, how many Comments are left on daily basis? You get all the comments emailed to you. One? It's sad and I don't get those people. They're from Alabama and New Hampshire, from Virginia and California, from all over the place SiteMeter shows them coming back continually to look for another something to download... but some never say anything. Even though the level of gratitude is so minuscule, I hope it doesn't dissuade you from posting shows in the future!

freakypete said...

cheers for this
happy 'burns day'
have a haggis.

The Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some would eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated