Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – San Francisco, CA (11/21/90)

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Jerry Garcia Band
11/21/90
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22087

Recording Info:
(FOB) Nakamichi 700/CP701 -> Dat

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony D8) -> CD (Tascam CDRW700) -> EAC -> SHN
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc SHN)

Recorded By Bill Reutelhuber
All Transfers By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
July 2001

Notes:
Due to tracking problems on the Dat, I was unable to use the last 2 songs of the first set.
I will have them at somepoint, just not now.

Set 1:
d1t01 – Cats Under The Stars
d1t02 – Stop That Train
d1t03 – That’s What Love Will Make You Do
d1t04 – Lay Down Sally
d1t05 – Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
MISSING Throw Out The Life Line
MISSING Let’s Spend The Night Together

Set 2:
d2t01 – The Way You Do The Things You Do
d2t02 – You Never Can Tell
d2t03 – Tears Of Rage
d2t04 – Tore Up Over You
d2t05 – Waiting For A Miracle
d2t06 – Struggling Man
d2t07 – Tangled Up In Blue

Lineup:
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Jaclyn LaBranch – backing vocals
Gloria Jones – backing vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Milwaukee, WI (11/23/91)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Bradley Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11-23-1991

Link removed. This was officially released.

Source to follow (DAUD)
Lineage – D8>USB Mobile Pre>hdd (via Sony Soundforge7)

This is a tagged version of shnid: 20293

CD1 Set 1

1. Cats Under the Stars
2. TLEO
3. Lay Down Sally
4. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
5. Reuben & Cherise
6. Money Honey
7. My Sisters and Brothers
8. Deal*

CD 2 Set 2

1. Bright Side of the Road
2. Waiting For a Miracle
3. Think
4. Shining Star
5. Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox
6. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
7. Tangled Up In Blue

*small dropouts fixed at 0:01, 4:11 and 4:31

Transferred,Tracked,flac’d by:
Jim Goldman (darkstar67@wideopenwest.com)

Special thanks to Ray Pask and the Jerry Site for the setlist,
and Chris Jones for hosting the initial Bit Torrent seeding.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Old Orchard Beach, ME (09/13/89)

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Jerry Garcia Band
09-13-1989
Seashore Performing Arts Center
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 19775
Source: Sennheiser ME80’s>Sony D-5>DAT>CDR>WAV>SHN from Glenn Gardner’s MAC.

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 I’ll Take A Melody [11:22]
02 And It Stoned Me [07:27]
03 I Second That Emotion [09:55]
04 That’s What Love Will Make You Do [09:14]
05 Mississippi Moon [09:50]
06 My Sisters And Brothers [05:05]
07 Deal [08:49]
Total time: 61:43

Disc 2 – Set 2
01 Harder They Come [12:17]
02 Waiting For A Miracle [06:39]
03 I Shall Be Released [11:15]
04 Think [08:13]
05 Evangeline [04:25]
06 That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) > [12:17]
07 Midnight Moonlight [07:03]
Total time: 62:10

Comments from original uploader: Great performance and recording. Between tracks paused removed on master without clipping any of the performance. d2t03 – subsecond dropout @ 06:19 repaired using soundforge 6.

Thanks to A.Lemieux for the CDR source.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Does Motown

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Don’t Forget The Motor City:
Jerry Does Motown
A Compilation

Download: FLAC/MP3

DISC ONE
1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (7:58)
(JGB, Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT, 11/23/1977)
2. The Way You Do The Things You Do (6:48)
(JGB, The Palladium, New York, 11/10/1981)
3. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (7:00)
(Garcia & Saunders, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 10/4/1974)
4. (I’m A) Road Runner (10:29)
(JGB, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 10/12/1975)
5. Another Star (12:05)
(Reconstruction, Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, 6/17/1979)
6. When The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (6:54)
(JGB, The Warfield, San Francisco, 4/21/1991)
7. I Second That Emotion (9:17)
(JGB, The Warfield, San Francisco, 8/9/1990)

DISC TWO
1. (I’m A) Road Runner (7:16)
(JGB, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY, 11/4/1981)
2. I Second That Emotion (10:01)
(Garcia & Saunders, Rheem Theatre, Moraga, CA, 2/9/1974)
3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (8:33)
(JGB, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, Early Show, 2/12/1980)
4. Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got) (11:40)
(Garcia & Saunders, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 3/9/1974)
5. Boogie On Reggae Woman (14:27)
(Legion of Mary, The Bottom Line, New York, Early Show, 4/8/1975)
6. When The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (6:59)
(Reconstruction, Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 4/23/1979)
7. I Was Made To Love Her (7:44)
(Garcia & Saunders, The Lion’s Share, San Anselmo, CA, 1/19/1972)

DISC THREE (68:46)
1. The Way You Do The Things You Do (12:24)
(JGB, The Horizon, Rosemont, IL, 11/22/1991)
2. Honey Chile (10:51)
(Garcia & Saunders, Homer’s Warehouse, Palo Alto, CA, 5/5/1973)
3. I Second That Emotion (10:10)
(JGB, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 8/20/1981)
4. Creepin’ (17:11)
(Legion of Mary, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 2/14/1975)
5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (6:39)
(JGB, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, 10/24/1975)
6. (I’m A) Road Runner (11:28)
(JGB, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA, 1/09/76)

DISC FOUR (70:32)
1. Hi-Heeled Sneakers (8:47)
(Garcia & Saunders, The Lion’s Share, San Anselmo, CA, 9/24/1971)
2. The Way You Do The Things You Do (7:32)
(JGB, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, 4/3/1976)
3. Come See About Me (9:43)
(Keith & Donna Band, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 8/20/1975)
4. I Second That Emotion (11:38)
(JGB, Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, 3/19/1978)
5. What’s Going On? (26:13)
(Garcia & Saunders, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 7/22/1974)
6. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (6:36)
(JGB, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, 11/26/1988)

Notes from the original uploader:

My MO: Essentially the same as Jerry Does Dylan. I listened to as many versions of each song as I could get my hands on. Unlike Jerry Does Dylan, quite a few of these songs weren’t performed many times, some only once. Basically, I selected whatever struck my fancy. Many different things contributed to my choices, none of them consistently. Sometimes it was the sound quality. Sometimes it was a solo. Sometimes it was the energy. Sometimes it was a guest artist. I didn’t necessarily shy away from a flaw or two if the performance was worth it. Much of the funkier stuff was performed only as instrumentals and usually, if not always, Merl was on the keyboards. There were a handful of songs that were performed across Jerry band incarnations. I started out selecting one version from each “band” until I came up with six versions of How Sweet It Is. I pared that down to four and put one on each disc. There are also more than one versions of I Second That Emotion, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Road Runner and maybe another. I also took a few liberties. Ain’t No Woman was not released on Motown but it was first recorded by the Four Tops so it’s included. Hi-Heel Sneakers was also not originally released by Motown but it was later covered by Stevie Wonder so I included it. On these discs, you’ll hear a few different lead singers. Merl does a tune. Backup singer Sarah Fulcher does a tune. Keith Godchaux does one. There’s Paul Butterfield and James Booker as well as the short-lived JGB that featured Nicky Hopkins.

I plan on having full cover art at some point and when it’s ready, I’ll make an announcement and post it on my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/robbiesaurus

THE HISTORY
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Performed once by Garcia & Saunders in 1974.

Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got): Performed four times by Garcia & Saunders, all in 1974.

Another Star: Performed 14 times by Reconstruction in 1979.

Boogie On Reggae Woman: Performed 21 times in 1974-75 by Garcia & Saunders and the Legion of Mary.

Come See About Me: Performed once by the Keith & Donna Band in 1975.

Creepin’: Performed twice in 1975 by the Legion of Mary.

Hi-Heel Sneakers: Performed eight times from 1971-74 by Garcia & Saunders.

Honey Chile: Performed eight times in 1973 by Garcia & Saunders.

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You): Performed 427 times by every incarnation of Jerry’s bands with the exception of Reconstruction. From its entrance into the repertoire in 1972, it was played numerous times every year, up to, and including, the final JGB show on 4/23/1995.

I Second That Emotion: Performed 204 times, it, too, found it’s way into Jerry’s repertoire consistently through 1978, then disappeared until Melvin joined the band in 1981 where it remained until early 1984. It reappeared in September, 1989 and remained until the end.

I Was Made To Love Her: Performed eight times, all by Garcia & Saunders in 1972-73.

(I’m A) Road Runner: Performed 75 times, mostly from 1974-76, appeared once in 1978 and then from 1981-83.

Sunshine Of My Life: Performed once with Garcia & Saunders in 1973. Unfortunately, no versions of that show circulate and it’s not included here.

The Way You Do The Things You Do: Performed 148 times in three different phases, 1976-78, 1981-84, 1990-1995.

What’s Going On?: Performed once by Garcia & Saunders in 1974.

When The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game: Performed 10 times, first with Reconstruction in 1979 and returned briefly in both 1991 and 1993.

THANKS
SIRMick, for his always helpful knowledge and guidance, not to mention his Photoshopping.
Vierstein, for encouragement and getting me some hard-to-find tracks.
Saint Alan, for serving ’em up.
Jerry.

A Skiddly Bop Production
robbiem@optonline.net
seeded to Dime December 10, 2007

Others In The Series
Jerry Does Dylan (Feb., 2005)
Musical Gods: Jerry Does Van (May, 2007)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Los Angeles, CA (11/13/90)

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Jerry Garcia Band
11-13-90
Wiltern Theater-Los Angeles,CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 23743
Set 1 Audmc(ff n2 orch)/Toa DM1200d>D-6>Jb3>Goldwave>Cdwav>Flac
Set 2 Audmc(ff n2 orch)/Toa DM1200d>D-6>Cas>Jb3>Goldwave>Cdwav>Flac
(jvc td-w354>jb3@ 0 db gain>goldwave normalized to 90%>cdwav for tracking)
(flac compression with ‘verify’ and ‘align on sector boundaries’ options used)

Disc 1
01. /I’ll Take A Melody
02. I Shall Be Realeased
03. They Love Each Other
04. Tore Up Over You
05. Tears Of Rage
06. Sisters & Brothers
07. Let’s Spend The Night Together

Disc 2
01. The Harder They Come
02. Waiting For A Miracle
03. Gommorah
04. Run For The Roses
05. Senor
06. Don’t Let Go
07. Midnight Moonlight

First Few Seconds Of Opener Clipped
d2t01 There Was A Rather Loud Cut Right At The Beginning.(There Was A LOUD Click,Followed By 2 seconds Of Blank Space) I Removed It,And Spliced It Together

Taped By John DeTally
Transfered And Flac Compression By Jason Flair (candleman97220@comcast.net)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (11/28/74)

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Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
November 28, 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 85987
Source: MSR > PCM > DAT
Transfer: Panasonic SV-3700 > M-Audio Audiophile 2496 to Wavelab 5.0
mastering with iZotope Ozone 3 > CDWAV1.9 > FLAC (level 8).
Transferred, Remastered by B. Koucky and Seeded by Green Mountain Bros. June 2007

Band – Pre Legion Of Mary
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Martin Fierro – saxophone, flute
Paul Humphrey – drums

Disc 1 63:59
1st Set:
1. // It’s No Use
2. Favela
3. You Can Leave Your Hat On
4. Mystery Train

Disc 2 59:01
1. Harder They Come
2nd Set:
2. Freedom Jazz Dance >
3. Going, Going, Gone
4. Just Kissed My Baby

Disc 3 52:38
1. Neighbor, Neighbor
2. Wonderin’ Why >
3. People Make The World Go Round
4. Second That Emotion

Notes: Sometimes circulates mislabeled 11/29/74. The DAT used for this transfer was labeled from Berkeley 11/28/74. The beginning of It’s No Use and the end of You Can Leave Your Hat On are cut (reel change).

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Covers Van Morrison

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Musical Gods
Jerry Garcia Does Van Morrison
A Compilation

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1. And It Stoned Me (JGB, 4/17/93, Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles)
2. He Ain’t Give You None (JGB, 8/16/76, The Keystone, Berkeley, CA)
3. Tupelo Honey (Garcia & Saunders, 1/15/72, Keystone Korner, San Francisco)
4. He Ain’t Give You None (Legion of Mary, 4/6/75, Orpheum Theatre, Boston – Late)
5. Crazy Love (JGB, 4/24/87, The Stone, San Francisco)
6. He Ain’t Give You None (JGB, 11/8/93, Hartford Civic Center)
7. Bright Side of the Road (JGB, 11/7/91, Capital Centre, Landover, MD)

From the original uploader:

For me, the pantheon is Van and Jerry.
What Van does with his voice, Jerry did with his fingers.
So it seemed only natural to marry the two.
Van never covered Jerry.
But Jerry covered Van.
He only covered five of his songs and much of that was in his later years.
Jerry’s versions seemed somewhat pedestrian at first. They were rather faithful to the originals, not terribly expansive as Jerry was known to be. But listen closer and they’re real Jerry. The artistry. The sense of fun. The passion.
The centerpiece of this set is He Ain’t Give You None. It’s the one song that Jerry covered in distinctly different phases, all of which were notable by the keyboards. There’s the r&b/jazz/funk stylings of the Garcia & Saunders/Legion of Mary years. The understated elegance of the Keith Godchaux years. The gospel of the Melvin Seals years, further enhanced by the additions of the exquisite Gloria Jones and Jackie LaBranch on backing vocals. It was the one song in this collection (and Vanatics will understand when I say this) that Jerry “workshopped.” So I’ve included a version from each phase.
I have a feeling Van fans that aren’t Jerry fans will be disappointed. There will be a tendency to compare the voices. That would be unfair. As Hunter once said, “I thought Jerry had a glorious voice, or maybe I had to to write the songs.” But he did have a glorious voice. What he lacked in range and technique, he made up for with passion and emotion, even in his later years when he croaked through many a show. When Jerry growled or strained, you knew it wasn’t artifice.
So take this for what it is. One musical god paying homage to another. Without comparisons.

Some History…

And It Stoned Me: The JGB performed this 96 times, the first time soon after Jerry returned to the stage following his 1986 coma until just a week before the last JGB show in 1995.

He Ain’t Give You None: Performed 51 times, including 16 times with Garcia & Saunders/Legion of Mary in 1974-75 and one performance in 1976 with Keith Godchaux. It was then brought back in 1991 and played consistently until, and including, the final JGB show on April 23, 1995.

Tupelo Honey: Performed just twice, once in January and once in February of 1972 with Garcia & Saunders.

Crazy Love: Performed 15 times, starting in October 1986, just after returning to the stage and last performed on Halloween 1987, the final night of his two-week Broadway run.

Bright Side of the Road: Performed five times, all in November 1991.

Technical matters…the beginning of Tupelo Honey had a nasty tape pause release screech which i have removed at the expense of the first second or two of the song. The fade in on Bright Side of the Road is on the master.

Personnel
Track 1, 5-7: Jerry Garcia, guitar/lead vocal; John Kahn, bass; David Kemper, drums; Melvin Seals, keyboards; Gloria Jones and Jackie LaBranch, backing vocals.

Track 2: Jerry Garcia, guitar/lead vocal; John Kahn, bass; Ron Tutt, drums; Keith Godchaux, piano; Donna Jean Godchaux, backing vocal.

Track 3: Jerry Garcia, guitar/lead vocal; Merl Saunders, keyboard; John Kahn, bass; Bill Vitt, drums; Tom Fogerty, guitar.

Track 4: Jerry Garcia, guitar/lead vocal; Merl Saunders, keyboards; John Kahn, bass; Ron Tutt, drums; Martin Fierro, sax

Thanks to…
_ The tapers, without whom this is impossible.
_ SIRMick, for his talent recreating Michelangelo.
_ vanark, for handling the cover art details and lettering.
_ Vierstein91, who prodded me along by sending me a dozen Jerry shows (from Australia, no less), including one of the two performed versions of Tupelo Honey that I had found somewhat elusive.
_ Joe Hoyt, SIRMick and Mike Lembo from Sugarmegs, who provided me quite a few versions of songs I didn’t already have.
_ Art Siegel, he of the golden eye, who gave me permission to use one of his photos for the back cover. It was supposed to be of Van but this one was too unintentionally perfect to pass up.
_ Jerry, for the fingers, all nine of them.
_ Van, for the words (and the voice).

A Skiddly Bop Production
robbiem@optonline.net
May 12, 2007

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – San Francisco, CA (11/20/90)

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Jerry Garcia Band
11/20/90
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22086

Recording Info:
(FOB) Nakamichi 700/CP701 -> Dat

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony D8) -> CD (Tascam CDRW700) -> EAC -> SHN
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc SHN)

Recorded By Bill Reutelhuber
All Transfers By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
July 2001

Notes from original uploader:
Due to tracking problems on the Dat, I was unable to use the second set.
I will have it at somepoint, just not now.

Set 1:
d1t01 – I’ll Take A Melody
d1t02 – You Never Can Tell
d1t03 – Forever Young
d1t04 – Lay Down Sally
d1t05 – Mississippi Moon
d1t06 – Throw Out The Life Line ->
d1t07 – Deal

Lineup:
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Jaclyn LaBranch – backing vocals
Gloria Jones – backing vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Mansfield, MA (09/10/89)

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Jerry Garcia Band
09/10/89
Great Woods
Mansfield, MA

Download: FlAC/MP3

Source: MSC > Cx > WAV > FLAC.
Transfer: Cassette > FLAC (playback on Sony TC-KE400S, dolby disabled > Sony PCM-R500 with Super Bit Mapping enabled > coaxial S/PIDF output > M Audio Audiophile 2496 > recording with Soundforge 6.0) > tracking (cdwav) > sector boundaries confirmed (shntool) > SHN by C.Ladner, 10/04.
Splice source: FOB(Schoeps CMC34) – http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=14311

This is a tagged version of shnid: 27358

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 stage noise [00:28]
02 Cats Under The Stars [11:01]
03 They Love Each Other [09:06]
04 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [14:22]
05 Run For The Roses [06:21]
06 Mississippi Moon [10:01]
07 Hope It Won’t Be This Way [04:35]
08 Deal [08:40]
Total time: 64:35

Disc 2 – Set 2
01 tuning [01:18]
02 Second That Emotion [09:03]
03 And It Stoned Me [08:14]
04 Simple Twist Of Fate [12:27]
05 Waiting For A Miracle [07:13]
06 Evangeline [04:40]
07 That Lucky Old Sun [11:11]
08 Tangled Up In Blue [11:00]
Total time: 65:07

Comments from original uploader:
Entire show with Clarence Clemons.
Final performance of “Hope It Won’t Be This Way, Always”.

Overall this is a surprisingly clean SBD/low analog generation without any major tape/mechanical glitches beyond the flips and very little hiss. The tape speed was slow requiring a pitch transposition of 1.0386.

Splices:
d1t05 – audience source splice from 00:02 – 00:25
d2t03 – audience source splice from 02:42 – 04:06

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia – Jerry Covers New Orleans

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Jerry Garcia
JerryNOLA: Jerry Covers New Orleans
A Compilation

Download: FLAC/MP3

DISC ONE
1. Get Out Of My Life Woman (Allen Toussaint) (7:17)
JGB, The Stone, San Francisco, Oct. 4, 1986
2. All By Myself (Fats Domino) (13:14)
JGB, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, Oct. 12, 1975
3. Something You’ve Got (Chris Kenner) (3:58)
JGB, Club Front, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 7, 1976
4. You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell) (11:43)
JGB, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 10, 1976
5. Stagger Lee (Garcia & Hunter) (6:03)
Grateful Dead, Winterland, San Francisco Oct. 17, 1978
6. Don’t Try To Be Your Brother’s Killer (James Booker) (9:55)
JGB, Club Front, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 7, 1976
7. Rockin Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu (Huey “Piano” Smith) (6:08)
JGB, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Oct. 24, 1975 (Early Show)
8. United Our Thing Will Stand (James Booker) (11:51)
JGB, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 9, 1976

DISC TWO
9. Just Kissed My Baby (Modeliste, Neville, Nocentelli, Porter Jr.) (11:11)
Garcia & Saunders, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Nov. 28, 1974
10. Junco Partner (Traditional) (4:45)
JGB, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 10, 1976
11. Stagger Lee (Garcia & Hunter) (5:44)
JG (Solo), Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, April 10, 1982
12. Classified/Right Place, Wrong Time Medley (James Booker/Mac Rebennack) (10:01)
JGB, Club Front, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 7, 1976
13. Iko Iko (James “Sugar Boy” Crawford) (12:08)
Grateful Dead, Huntington Civic Centre, Huntington, WV, April 16, 1978
14. I’ll Take A Melody (Allen Toussaint) (12:38)
JGB, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, Feb. 12, 1980 (Late Show)
15. What A Wonderful World (Bob Thiele & George David Weiss) (8:42)
JGB, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, Aug. 1, 1992

From the original uploader:
It’s no coincidence that this compilation is dominated by James Booker and, to a lesser extent, Nicky Hopkins, two of the boogie-woogiest piano players the world has ever known. And since eight of the 15 tracks feature one or the other doing songs Jerry only played with them, many of these tracks selected themselves. None of the Booker tracks were played in any other incarnation of Jerry’s side projects. Since there are only three recordings over four nights with Booker, there was no way to get a wide variety of choices.

Of the other songs done by the JGB, only two, Get Out Of My Life Woman and I’ll Take A Melody (both written by Allen Toussaint), were done with any regularity. GOOMLW was an easy choice, taken from Jerry’s 10/4/86 first post-coma performance. There are better recordings of it but the electricity and warmth coming from the audience at this historic show made this one easy. Melody was also an easy selection. A 1980 Ozzie Ahlers song had to be included.

While Stagger Lee is a Garcia/Hunter composition, the story of Stagger Lee (and Billy DeLion) is deeply rooted in the rich tradition of New Orleans music. There are two versions here, one with the Grateful Dead and one from Jerry’s only solo show. Although What A Wonderful World was written by non-Louisianans Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, it was popularized by Louis Armstrong. So it’s inclusion is also necessary. There was no more famous New Orleans musician than Satchmo. The version included here is from Jerry’s 50th birthday.

THE HISTORY
All By Myself: Performed 20 times. 17 from April, 1975 with the Legion Of Mary, through the Nicky Hopkins and James Booker bands. Brought back twice in 1978 and then once more in August, 1980.
Written by Fats Domino http://rockhall.com/inductees/fats-domino/bio/

Classified: Performed three times from Jan. 7-10, 1976.
Written by James Booker http://www.cascadeblues.org/History/JamesBooker.htm

Don’t Try To Be Your Brother’s Killer: Performed once in rehearsal on Jan. 7, 1976.
Written by James Booker http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=5177

Get Out Of My Life Woman: Performed 63 times beginning in July, 1984 until September, 1994.
Written by Allen Toussaint http://www.allentoussaint.com/

Iko Iko: Performed by the Grateful Dead 185 times beginning in May, 1977 and remained a regular part of the repertoire until the end.
Written by James “Sugarboy” Crawford http://www.offbeat.com/2002/02/01/james-sugar-boy-crawford/

I’ll Take A Melody: Performed 212 times by the JGB, beginning with the Legion of Mary in April, 1975 and remained a regular part of the repertoire through November, 1990. It was then brought back twice in early 1994.
Written by Allen Toussaint http://www.nonesuch.com/artists/allen-toussaint

Junco Partner: Performed once on Jan. 10, 1976.
Traditional http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junco_Partner

Just Kissed My Baby: Performed four times in November, 1974 by Garcia & Saunders.
Written by Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli & George Porter Jr. (The Original Meters) themetersonline.com expired on 07/26/2010 and is pending renewal or deletion.
in the meantime… http://www.georgeporterjr.com/weblinks.html

Right Place, Wrong Time: Performed twice, on Jan. 7 and Jan. 10, 1976. It was part of a medley on Jan. 7, the version included here.
Written by Mac Rebennack http://www.drjohn.org/

Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu: Performed five times from Oct. 22-27, 1975
Written by Huey “Piano” Smith and Johnny Vincent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey_%22Piano%22_Smith

Something You Got: Performed once in rehearsal on Jan. 7, 1976
Written by Chris Kenner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Kenner

Stagger Lee: Performed by the Grateful Dead 147 times including regularly from August, 1978 to December, 1979. It reappeared a couple of times in August, 1982 then returned to the regular rotation in June, 1985 and remained there until June, 1995. Jerry also performed it acoustically by himself and with Garcia & Kahn three times in 1982.

United Our Thing Will Stand: Performed three times from Jan. 7-10, 1976.
Written by James Booker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Booker

What A Wonderful World: Performed five times from 1992-93.
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss http://www.jazzhouse.org/gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=920666365
http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C24

You Are My Sunshine: Performed once on Jan. 10, 1976.
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Davis

A Skiddly Bop Production