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Jerry Garcia Band Live


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  • Audio CD (August 27, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000002VM1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,344 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Way You Do The Things You Do
2. Waiting For A Miracle
3. Simple Twist Of Fate
4. Get Out Of My Life
5. My Sisters And Brothers
6. I Shall Be Released
7. Dear Prudence
8. Deal
Disc: 2
1. Stop That Train
2. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
3. Evangeline
4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
5. Don't Let Go
6. That Lucky Old Sun
7. Tangled Up In Blue

Editorial Reviews

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If the Grateful Dead was Garcia's day job, then his beloved Jerry Garcia Band was his robe and slippers. Without the "scene" swirling quite as much around the JGB, those shows took on a more informal, laid-back feel that was clearly liberating to Garcia, who with the JGB had the freedom to completely indulge his own tastes. The JGB of Garcia's last decade boasted terrific organist Melvin Seals as Garcia's chief improvisational sidekick, plus the background female soul singers Gloria Jones and Jackie LaBranch and Garcia's old buddy John Kahn on bass. Recorded in 1990 at San Francisco's Warfield Theater--which was nothing short of the JGB's home field--this double-disc set gives a clear idea of the ensemble's breadth: Dylan covers, Motown hits, and blues romps, as well as classic rock, gospel, and reggae numbers, and basically any song that Garcia loved. Of course, there's plenty of solo space provided to Garcia's spiraling guitar, but his passionate vocals on the ballads are also quite moving. The single-disc How Sweet It Is was recorded during the same stretch and is equally as impressive. --Marc Greilsamer

Product Description

This CD is an out of print collectible! It is the 1991 Arista release. Catalog 18690-2. Comes in the original fat double jewel case. There is a punch hole through the UPC.

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Honestly one of the best live recordings I've ever heard.
Get Over It
Jerry is in fine voice and his guitar playing is great here.
Robert
This album just keeps getting better from beginning to end.
Adam Briggs

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Townsend on October 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I enjoyed Postcards from the Hanging very much - the dead covering Dylan live and so its not much of a stretch that I like this album so much with four of the fifteen songs being Dylan covers. But there's so much more here than the Dylan covers, although they do not disappoint - especially Senor (Tales of yankee power) and the excellent finale - Tangled Up in Blue. The song selection is the strong foundation for this concert. Ageless treasures like "That Lucky Old Sun" sound so wonderful with the band, the lush background vocals and Jerry at the very top of his game. His guitar work is at its poignant best and his vocals are just perfect. This is one tight band folks and you really get the feeling that these concerts were true labors of love - the love of music that transcends generations and cultures performed with passion. I've always enjoyed hearing one of those big organs played with a full "churchy" sound and Melvin Seals' performance on keyboards is a great compliment to Jerry's guitar work and voacals, but the rest of the band is excellent, too. I honestly can't imagine anyone not finding at least a good handfull of treasures in this set.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey M. Zinn on December 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
There are three main points that make this album special: (1) the wonderful song selection (2) the musicianship and (3) Jerry's vocal and guitar work. The interpretation of Bob Dylan's work is magical. The inclusion of the Beatles and Band numbers also add a special touch to this album. I found the musicianship exceptional. The funky, modern bass sound is beautifully contrasted against the colorful keyboard work and soulful background singers. Jerry Garcia's vocals are smooth and guitar work is clean and crisp.
I really enjoyed this album and listened to it several times after I received it. I am a Dead fan - but I want to stress that this is a great album for all music lovers that have an appreciation for soulful rock/blues. I have recommended this album to several friends and would STRONGLY recommend that listeners on the fence about whether they like Jerry take a chance.
While living in Northern California, I had the opportunity to see the JGB as well as the Dead. I like this album because I feel that it captures the magic of a JGB show. For casual users of Grateful Dead music, you may be disappointed with a lack of standard Dead songs, but you will be overwhelmed by the richness of the other song selections.
I strongly recommend this album.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By James H. Luscombe on October 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you're a Deadhead, you kind of already know if you're going to like this. Still, however, not *everything* Jerry or the boys produce is uniformly wonderful. This live recording's a keeper - trust me, you'll listen to it over and over again - take the word of a discerning Deadhead. The fact that I felt like submitting my own little review should be an indication. Buy this one over "How Sweet It Is" - THAT one sounds like reheated Cat's Under the Stars. The present, simply JGB, is a wonderful sound, full of new songs. There's only one Dead song on this recording - Deal. You won't believe Dear Prudence, or Tangled Up In Blue. Jerry pulls out the fireworks on some of these songs, but mainly what you have here is Jerry at his poignant best. I only wish he'd done a Peggy-O while he was still in this mood.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The "Don't Let Go" is worth the price of this album. This has remained one of my favorite live albums of all time. "Evangeline" rocks. "Tangled Up" is hot. I will say that this is not an album for all Dead fans. This isn't about trippy music with the inspirational lyrics of Hunter. No, this album is for JerryFans. It is for people that just want to hear him solo out on all his favorite soul and Motown tunes. So beautiful in places that it makes you want to cry, laugh, dance, sit, live, die all at the same time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Keep in mind that music critics have jobs because they either praise what the music industry wants you to buy or they decry everything that has a larger audience than 6 unconscious bar flies (depending on who they write for). Jerry has never relied on these facets of the buisness. The music is perfect, every note well chosen and eloquently delivered, but that was not an oddity for Jerry in much of his solo career in the late 80's and early 90's. It is indeed a sad day when a critic bad mouths a group of professional musicians who can stir the soul via true improvisation and impecable arrangements. They have become all too complacent in a world where talentless complainers from Seatle hide their ineptitudes by turning up the distortion and whining incesantly over out of tune power chords.
If you like jazz, blues, folk, gosple, blue grass, R&B, rock and roll, eclectic world orcestrations, or even classical music, you will enjoy these disks; they are surely amoungst the best i own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Jerry really puts his all into these licks. Just listening to "I Shall Be Released" puts tears in my eyes every time. "Tangled Up in Blue" is beautifully done. "Simple Twist of Fate" makes me curse the twist that took Jerry from us.
Jerry's guitar is so emotionally evocative, this is one of my all-time favorite albums. Everyone I've turned on to this album has thanked me.
I too feel sorry for reviewer Tom Hibbert--he's missing out on a lot if wasn't moved by the way these songs were rendered.
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