Friday, February 6, 2009

Who needs the Grateful Dead?!

Due to lack of comments from most people who constantly Download shows here --

there've been 60 downloads of Garcia-Saunders 2/6/72... go see how many comments --

a plan is being devised to REMOVE all files from the public and put them on a private blog. You'll need to personally contact me via email and explain why you wish to be included in having those files accessible to you.

Only people who give a shit about commenting on some of what you download need apply.

When "Deadheads" download (nearly) constantly but can't even say 1 fucking word of "Thanks" -- that's pathetic.

Some of you are GREAT, wonderful people. Others are just....

I'm sick of it.



37 years ago tonight...

Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, Bill Kreutzmann
February 6, 1972
Pacific High Recording Studio, San Francisco

2-6-72 aka 02-06-72 aka 2/6/72 aka 02/06/72 aka 72-02-06 Soundboard (SBD) setlist 320 kbps mp3 download
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry,
Expressway (To Your Heart)
, That's The Touch I Like,
Save Mother Earth
-> Imagine, That's Alright, Mama,
Who's Loving You Tonight?, When I Paint My Masterpiece,
Lonely Avenue, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Could this be any better? Better than what? Better than it already is. No. Well, I think one song is a little bit cut into but other than that this is gorgeous.

Expressway, at just over 11½ minutes, is the longest song of the show and could very easily have been the Encore 'cause it does nothing but kick ass. That's The Touch I Like is also another meticulous version. Exiting our atmosphere, Save Mother Earth spins and tumbles off for awhile at the end, searching other parts of the universe before settling into a beautiful instrumental Imagine. Mmm, so nice. Things get rockin' again, picking up to a near-blistering pace with That's Alright, Mama. Jerry's skillfulness at playing the blues is demonstrated full force on Who's Loving You Tonight? This one is pretty much all Garcia.

One more taste of Bob Dylan is provided before the positively delectable I Was Made To Love Her. Jerry is a slice of perfection on guitar and while Billy is more subdued on drums here, Kahn has more space in this song to really kick his playing up a couple notches. Then just when you think Jerry's taking a brief time out to let Merl and John take the spotlight for a moment, he's right back to being the center of attention again. This just might be the co-highlight of the show for me. It's really a shame that this song was played so seldom: eight known times and the same is true for Who's Loving You Tonight? Worse than that -- Lonely Avenue is known to have been played only five times. Ouch. Such a great job on that one that was once a hit for Ray Charles. Well, the good news is all three are in this excellent show.


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Jerry-Merl 2/6/72 @ Archive.org:

Still NO Garcia as of Feb 6, 2009.
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 Show Right Here Small CATS UNDER THE STARS

2/6/72 Garcia Saunders Kreutzmann Kahn

14 comments:

keith h said...

all right!! I always have really enjoyed Jerry and Merl. Thanks for the great show!!!

Timmy said...

We miss them both
These boys of notes
They shred the sound
And shared their renoun
When stars fall out
The cries of Earth
Come tumbling round

Adam said...

Hi Zoooma!

Thanks for the password on the 4/25/77 post. You mentioned again that you are/were looking for suggestions for future posts, and I had sent you the following email regarding a couple of requests. I'm not sure that you got it, so I thought I would post it here to make sure!

Again, let me say Muchos Garcias for all the great music you share. The spirit of what you are doing is exactly what "tape trading" is/was/should be all about. Can you say "sesh?" And have you noticed that no one ever talks about filler anymore? I suppose it's a byproduct of the digital domain, but it was always fun to find on the tail end of a set I wasn't it?

I noticed a week or two ago where you put it out there that you might be receptive to posting some requests, and I have one that I have really been trying to replace after loaning it out to a friend and subsequently no longer having it. It is the Ivar Theatre show from 2/25/66. The cool, early and stand-alone Caution in that show is one of my favorites, and I'd love to get another copy. Then there is the week from 7/15 through 7/19/89 (the Deer Creek and Alpine Valley shows). The Alpine run is simply amazing (if you didn't already know it!), and right now, living in the frozen tundra or North Dakota, it would be great to get some "warm" summertime sounds. I could go on and on, like most GD-addicts, but I'll save you the diatribe. Oh, and if you happen to have and of the Merl Saunders & The Rainforest Band shows from the early 90's, I'd love to get those too! Merl really put on some great shows in those years, and I was fortunate enough to see him every time he came through the midwest (including an incredible outdoor show in the backwoods of Indiana at a campground with a lake directly behind the stage) and every time I put him on for those who don't know he played with the JGB, people marvel at how his music is just so infectious and makes them want to dance.

Thanks again, and I hope all is well with you (and SugarMag). I know a blog isn't the place to air all personal business, so just in case things aren't there best, I'll send you good thoughts and wish you well.

Graciously happy yet thirsting for more, your friend, Adam

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this one! I was revisiting the show from SPAC in '04 the other day. Thanks again for that post! I can't wait for the '09 tour. See you there...

Anonymous said...

this is by far my favorite JERRY-solo show out there.had this tape since the early 80's just out-standing MUSIC HERE.

the guy you hate from INDY,IN.

jointathan said...

Thanks alot! Garcia/Saunders with Kreutzmann - simply the best!! I personlly really appreciate all you guys have given to the rest of us. And yea - funny thing about no Garcia on the archive.

John W. said...

first time here great stuff thanks for sharing seen a lot of good blogs disappear simply because folk eat and run...kids today just dont know how to say thanks before they leave the table personally i blame the parents greed and speed replaced stop look and listen some time back once again thanks for the music and your efforts

Anonymous said...

Finally! An upgrade of my tape that's about wore out. Many thanks for the sadly lil know show. Jerry is on fire here!

Peace,
~libertycaps

Anonymous said...

I have a google account but always forget my password - you need 'em for everything these days and sometimes I just blank - I have three different ones for work that I need to change at regular intervals; its that sort of world these days. I appreciate your putting these shows up as I said before I'm aiming to try and collect Jerry singing Van for a mate. On a personal level, I'm jyust getting in to Jerry away from the Dead and preferring it.

Regards

Brian

Anonymous said...

Really great show! Thanks for the post. Tons of energy in this show

jahjudd said...

this looks great, thanks

marissa said...

hi there, just stopping by to thank you for the blog and the great downloads - you certainly have some gems that aren't too readily available!
Also I hear your frustration about peoples behaviors and actions. I just started a Deadhead group on facebook and its been quite the experience. The internet is a weird place... people are quicker to respond to controversy than to kindness. Something about the darker side of human nature.. haven't thought it out in much more detail than that for now..
But anyways, THANK YOU for your efforts. They are appreciated!
Love, Marissa

. said...

great. thx for this...

Anonymous said...

Hey now! Thanks for this! I've had disk 2 for a long long time but never had disk 1. Definitely a great show. Thanks again.

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

 
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