The first release from the newly-launched Garcia Live series features a recording from the historic Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on March 1, 1980. The band performed an early and a late show on this evening, as was common at the time. The shows were originally multi-tracked on a 24-track mobile rig for WNEW's broadcast of the early show.
The band, which included Garcia on guitar and vocals, partner in crime John Kahn on bass, Ozzie Ahlers on Keys and Johnny de Foncesca on drums at the time, was wrapping up a three-week East Coast run with the performances on this evening. Highlights including a take on the Jimmie Rodgers penned rave-up, "That's All Right," an early show encore of "Deal" and a rollicking version of "That's What Love Will Make You Do" show Jerry and the band loose and fluid at the end of the tour.
Early Show: Sugaree Catfish John How Sweet It Is Simple Twist of Fate Sitting in Limbo > That's All Right Deal
Late Show: Mission in the Rain That's What Love Will Make You Do Russian Lullaby Tiger Rose (w/ Robert Hunter) The Harder They Come Promontory Rider (w/ Robert Hunter) Midnight Moonlight E: Dear Prudence
The lineup is: Jerry Garcia - Guitar/Vocals John Kahn - Bass Ozzie Ahlers - Keyboards Johnny de Foncesca - Drums
GarciaLive Volume Two captures the classic latter-era lineup of the Jerry Garcia Band in the very familiar surroundings of the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Recorded during a fruitful period for the band, which has resulted in two previous releases (Jerry Garcia Band and How Sweet It Is) , this show features a guest appearance by acclaimed banjo player Bela Fleck to kick off the second set with a fiery rendition of "Midnight Moonlight" and an otherworldly adventure on the Jimmy Cliff classic, "The Harder They Come."
The third installment from the newly minted archival series celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia. GarciaLive Volume Three features newly mastered original two-track recordings from one of Jerry's most experimental, improvisational and revered projects: Legion of Mary. Culled from two Pacific Northwest performances on what is thought to be the band's first tour, GarciaLive Volume Three presents over 2 1/2 hours of previously unreleased music accompanied by a liner note essay by Dead Notes author Darryl Norsen, and previously unpublished live photos.
Legion of Mary is: Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, Martin Fierro, and Ron Tutt
This four-CD set features every note played at both shows, the opening weekend of a short but intense Jerry Garcia Band tour east of the Rockies. Just a month later, Jerry and the Grateful Dead played the legendary "Warlocks" shows to launch a spectacular east coast tour. "Merriweather Post" is the sound of a band and bandleader playing at full power.
"Theatre 1839" is the first installment in the "Pure Jerry" series. This three-disc set was recorded July 29 & 30, 1977, at a small San Francisco music hall during a break in the Dead's touring. The Jerry Garcia Band of the day included Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux, John Kahn and Ron Tutt. Running almost 2 1/2 hours, "Theatre 1839" features the 18 best performances captured during the two-night run. (Neither show was recorded in its entirety, reasons for which have been lost to time.)
JERRY GARCIA BAND Jerry Garcia John Kahn Melvin Seals David Kemper Jackie LaBranch Gloria Jones Disc One: 1. Shining Star 2. He Ain't Give You None 3. Second That Emotion 4. Money Honey 5. Struggling Man 6. Russian Lullaby 7. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Disc Two: 1. Let's Spend The Night Together 2. Mississippi Moon 3. Let It Rock 4. When The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game 5. Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox 6. Positively 4th Street 7. The Maker 8. Midnight Moonlight HDCD provides higher resolution when played in an HDCD-equipped CD player, and offers superior sound when played in regular CD players. HDCD CDs can played in all CD players.
Lunt-Fontanne, NYC: The Best of the Rest, October 1987 is a three-disc compilation culled from the two-week engagement at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne theatre, with two discs of electric JGB and a single disc of all the acoustic songs not performed on Halloween. The release also features detailed liner notes by Blair Jackson.
A 70's styled illustration of Jerry Garcia from the days when he was frequenting Keystone and the other San Francisco Bay Area clubs with his solo projects while the Grateful Dead were off the road. This weatherproof, die-cut vinyl sticker measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/8"