Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Buffalo, NY (05/25/83)

Jerry Garcia Band
Shea’s Theatre
646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
May 25, 1983 (Wednesday), 8 PM
85 min CC aud

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Set I (5 tracks, 38:13)–
s1t01. … How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [#7:49] [0:34] %
s1t02. They Love Each Other [8:08] [0:24] % [0:18]
s1t03. That’s What Love Will Make You Do [8:52] [0:07] %
s1t04. Mississippi// Moon [7:#21] ->
s1t05. Run For The Roses [4:41]

–Set II (5 tracks, 46:43)–
s2t01. crowd [0:05]
s2t02. The Harder They Come [13:06] ->
s2t03. Dear Prudence [12:38] [0:03] %
s2t04. Russian Lullaby// [13:48#]
s2t05. /Tangled Up In Blue// [#7:03#]
[MISSING –encore– Midnight Moonlight]

Jerry Garcia Band #15b
Jerry Garcia – el-g, vocals;
John Kahn – el-bass;
Melvin Seals – keyboards (Hammond B-3 organ);
Greg Errico – drums;
Jaclyn LaBranch – vocals;
DeeDee Dickerson – vocals.

From the original uploader

Recording: symbols:
% = recording discontinuity
/ = clipped song
// = cut song
… = fade in/out
# = truncated timing
[ ] = recorded event time

The recorded event time immediately after the song or item name is an attempt at getting the “real” time of the event. So, a timing of [x:xx] right after a song title is an attempt to say how long the song really was, as represented on this recording.

R: 3rd gen aud (Maxell XLII90, no Dolby) > Nakamichi BX-300 playback (no Dolby) > Pyle Pro cables > WaveTerminal 2496 > Samplitude 10.1 Download Version (record @ 24 bits/48kHz) > CDWave 1.9.8 (tracking) > Adobe Audition 3.0 (cross-fades, etc.) > Traders Little Helper 2.4.1 (FLAC encoding, level 8) (flac2448).

This is not a terrible tape, but it’s also not surprising that it never made the jump to digital. It’s hacked up.

Not sure there’s anything noteworthy here, beyond the almost-true segue from HTC to Dear Prudence to start the second set.

s1t01 HSII fades in, very little missing
s1t01 HSII around 7:10 track R channel goes out for the rest of the song. –patch L channel?
s101 taper talk after HSII
s1t02 TLEO about 42 seconds in, R channel returns –end patch?
“That’s What Love Will Make You Do” (s1t03): It strikes me here how much TWLWYD reminds me of the JGB version of “Get Out Of My Life, Woman”. They’d start playing that song July 28, 1984.
s1t04 Mississippi Moon cut @ ca. 5:12
s2t01 HTC clips in, missing very little, a few beats of the drum intro.
s2t01-s2t02 true segue from HTC to Dear Prudence, very uncommon.

This is part of a “Closet Call” project aimed at making missing Garcia dates available for study. These are “warts and all” … straight transfers of the source cassettes with editing only of the most offensive tape transitions and such. If you don’t like hiss, possible speed problems, etc., etc., then move along. And, to anticipate a FAQ: no, I don’t plan on doing 16/44s of these. Thanks to wk for supplying these tapes!

2 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Buffalo, NY (05/25/83)

  1. Likewise, not a show i have seen in circulation before. I am an AUD lover, especially JGB. I say “Come out of the Closet” glad these shows are coming out! Also a popular period as mentioned previously. Dear Prudence does not disappoint. This is the type of show that were available but the norm these days are people wanting Pure Jer releases recordings. We do need to remember there was no tapers section at JGB shows. A lot of heads have war stories of security confiscating their rigs and it being a covert operation to record these capsules of Jer. This is a decent recording IMHO. It also appears the taper had a sweet spot. No distant sounds, all instruments well represented. Love them back up vocals.

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