Jerry Garcia Band with James Booker
San Rafael, CA
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Tico Tico (piano) ->
Tico Tico (organ)
Don’t Try To Be Your’s Brother’s Keeper Banter
Don’t Try To Be Your’s Brother’s Keeper
Something You’ve Got ->
Just a Closer Walk With Thee->
Goodnight Irene ->
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Total Time 47:29
United, Our Thing Will Stand
Right Place, Wrong Time
Right Back Together
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This version should be compared to the previously circulating
version to be understood. This one is slightly more complete
(the two takes of Goodnight Irene, here laid out at the start
of disc two, are absent from the other version). It also has
slightly clearer lineage, at least in terms of the analog-to-
digital transfer (John Kahn’s cassette to Ryan Shriver’s DAT).
In terms of sound quality, it seems a bit of a toss-up. The
other version had some noise reduction and other work done in
Sound Forge, and actually seems to have considerably more high
end than this version, which is considerably flatter and bassier.
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Lineage: The person who I traded with to get this show only knows the following: he thinks it’s a SBD>CAS (a few gens)>SoundForge>CDRWIN.
I was delighted with the sound quality considering the dodgy lineage. This rehearsal is a wonderful glimpse into the genius of New Orleans piano king James Booker, bringing a new (Orleans) dimension to the JGB sound.
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The Jerry List describes this as ” A studio rehearsal, most likely at Club Front but not for sure.” It was a rehearsal for some Palo Alto club dates later that week.
James Booker was a one-eyed New Orleans piano wizard in the Professor Longhair style, but much more melodic. He had some classical training, also played a B-3 and improvised endlessly. He recorded briefly in the 50s, put out some fantastic Rounder albums in the 70s, had a weekly gig at the Maple Leaf Club in NOLA that resulted in some posthumous releases from soundboard cassettes after his death in about 1980. He got some well-deserved exposure at Jazz Fest. Not quite sure how he connected up with Jerry, but I’m sure there’s a story there.
This is not the complete rehearsal. The single disc I’ve got gets off to a slow start with an instrumental but Jerry and Booker quickly get in the groove right after that. Booker isn’t hesitant to offer Jer suggestions. Some cassette hiss. To me, this is the ultimate fly-on-the-wall session featuring two unique musicians.