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Live: 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 (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,690 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

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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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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

Customer Reviews

Very rarely has so much emotion come through in a song.
Craig Pinson
This album just keeps getting better from beginning to end.
Adam Briggs
Honestly one of the best live recordings I've ever heard.
Get Over It

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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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7 of 7 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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5 of 5 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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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jack Jones on February 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is out of print? I can't count how many times I've listened to this set. Let's say 30-ish times and, literally, that may be conservative. I have most of the Jerry Garcia releases and though they are very strong over all, this is the one I come back too. Very deep music that stands up to repeated (and repeated) listenings. This was a strong lineup for the JGB and Garcia is at the top of his game. And organ fans, Melvin Seals throw's DOWN.

I hope for those that don't own it that this set comes back into circulation. For now, check at "After Midnight (Kean College2/28/80)". Different lineup but a great version of the JGB from 10 years earlier.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mikthefish on October 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
...but also the rest of the band, especially on the slower songs like "Lucky Old Sun". Both these 2 CDs and the "How Sweet It Is" single CD were recorded during the same run at the Warfield Theater in SF, so you can think of this as a 3-CD set. I prefer these two CDs, as they are jammier and not as Jerry-centric. !!Not that I don't like Jerry!! but sometimes with Dead, Legion of Mary, and JGB releases and bootlegs, you can't really hear the contribution of the rest of the band. So get these CDs and groove to Kahn and Melvin and all the rest. These are definitely my favorite non-Dead Jerry CDs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Amazing, buy this album. You won't be dissapointed. Having bought JGB albums Shining Star and Dont Let Go... This one is by far the best of the three. Jerry delves deep into jams with inspired, creative playing, especially on the 17 minute "Don't Let Go". The Dylan covers are phenominal. "Simple Twist of Fate" is soulful and would bring a smile to Dylan's face. Both discs are great. One of, if not the best live albums I've heard. Toss it in the player and enjoy the sounds coming out of the stereo, your ears will thank you.
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