The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

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The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby tcsned » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:33 am

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Whew! Finally getting close to showtime. We're doing the pit for the musical Godspell for a theater company that my wife is involved with. It's good for me to push outside of my musical comfort zone and force myself to read music again. I'm pit directing which is a kind of a pain but it's fun to get to tell my band mates what to do . . . and they actually have to do it :lol: We're also pretty slack about rehearsal (only a couple this century) and since we're working in a new bass player it's been good to get some time to work with him.

The songs are pretty cool and I have a fair bit of latitude to shape them. Some crazy time changes - the first 4 measures of one of the tunes are 7/4, 7/4, 5/8, and 6/8. Woo-hoo. Finding some places where we can have some fun and do some jamming. I'm gonna try to get some video . . .
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby jeffm725 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:04 pm

Thats Awesome!!!!

I would love to check that out!

Do you do "Day by Day" like the Legion of Mary version? hahaha - That is off the hook!!!
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby tcsned » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:30 pm

jeffm725 wrote:Thats Awesome!!!!

I would love to check that out!

Do you do "Day by Day" like the Legion of Mary version? hahaha - That is off the hook!!!

I didn't know they did that tune :) if I had a recording. . .

It's only a 10+ hour drive :-)

We might get some cast members out to our gig tomorrow and do Light of the World :cool:
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby jeffm725 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:50 am

tcsned wrote:
jeffm725 wrote:Thats Awesome!!!!

I would love to check that out!

Do you do "Day by Day" like the Legion of Mary version? hahaha - That is off the hook!!!

I didn't know they did that tune :) if I had a recording. . .

It's only a 10+ hour drive :-)

We might get some cast members out to our gig tomorrow and do Light of the World :cool:


I put this up on the rukind taper section in a jerry thread like 18 months ago, it is still here though:

here ya go!!!

--------------------------OK I am going to put my money (or bandwidth resources) where my mouth is.

I just put the aforementioned Garcia/Saunders 6/3/75 on my FTP:

simply right click on this link and choose "save as" and check it out.

Beware these are Flac files so it about 888 megabytes.

http://phyzz.com/jeff/jer_aud.zip


Here is the relevant Info:
Band: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Date: 06/03/1975 - Tuesday
Venue: Keystone
Location: Berkeley, CA
Source: Audience FOB Recording
Media: Maxell UD90
Lineage: Sony ECM-270 and ECM-250 [Positioned Onstage] > Sony TC-152 > MAC
Transfer: MAC > Nak Dragon > LynxTWO-B > WaveLab 5.0 > HD 24/96 WAV
Taper: Bob Menke and Louis Falanga
Transfer: Bob Menke
Mastering: Derek McCabe

Set 1:
d1t01 - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
d1t02 - I Feel Like Dynamite
d1t03 - Day By Day
d1t04 - Tore Up Over You
d1t05 - Going, Going, Gone

Set 2:
d2t01 - Harder They Come
d2t02 - Bossa Martin
d2t03 - Someday Baby
d2t04 - //Tough Mama
d2t05 - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders:
* Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
* Merl Saunders - keyboards, vocals
* John Kahn - bass
* Martin Fierro - saxophone, flute
* ??? ????? - drums

Mastering Notes:
-- d1t01 - Tape fades in, then taper equipment problems at 02:11 where recording is cut; there is about a minute of intrumentals missing along with some Jerry vocals. Cut was cross-faded with the remainder of the song and kept as one track.
-- d2t04 - Tape flip cross-faded.

Notes:
-- This is listed as Garcia and Saunders since it has been confirmed Ron Tutt did not play drums at this show; however, it is not certain who did.
-- d1t03 - Based on currently available information "Day By Day" (instrumental) was played just two other times at a show.
-- d2t01 - Notable feedback at about 00:43 and 01:16.
-- d2t04 - According to db.etree "Tough Mama" is not part of the originally circulating Menke-Falanga taped source (shnid=4477). However, it is included in the db.etree show listing set list (shows_key=4888). It is not present in the set list shown at TheJerrrySite.com.
-- d2t04 - "Tough Mama" fades in, with just a few seconds of music missing.

Taper Talk:
-- Question - "Was Bob [Menke] friendly enough with [Steve] Parish to be allowed stage lip mic mounting?"
-- Answer - "We had no permission. We snuck the equipment in and were near the front of the line so we could get the spot. In early 1976 at Sophie's (before the veunue became Keystone Palo Alto) we tried the same thing and 2 things happened. Ramroad cut our mic cable during the first set and Parish threatened to break the 152 over our heads if he saw us trying to tape the 2nd set. Hope that answers your question."

Special Note:
-- These are recordings done by Bob Menke and Louis Falanga at the Berkeley Keystone, made in May and June of 1975, that MOTB will be turning out, the subsequent Grateful Dead and related recordings are dedicated to Bob Menke's mom, Connie, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer. As you listen to what are certainly the most unique - if possibly not some of the best - audience recordings of Jerry Garcia in his prime, please send out healing vibes and prayers to Connie any way you see fit. We are all pulling for her, so please keep her in your hearts and prayers. The MOTB Team
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby tcsned » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:57 pm

Thanks Jeff! I'll download it tonight when I get home.
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby tcsned » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:59 am

We found a way to sneak some GD into the play. They want us to play something "ethereal" for the Jesus monologue at the start. . .Dark Star. We also play a party song every night so we'll pick a different backbeat tune to play each night - Big River tonight :-)
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12 *Audio Cli

Postby tcsned » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:08 am

Hey all! - We got through the first week of shows - we set attendance records for a week and for a single night for the theater company. It's been a blast getting back into doing this after an 8-9 year absence. We managed to sneak in some GD music - we were asked to play something ethereal to play while the house is filling up - couldn't think of anything better than Dark Star :) we also have a small dance party scene and we've done Good Lovin' and Shakedown St.

Here's a couple of mp3s from an audience recording of Light of the World and the Finale:
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/tsnedike/music/Finale.mp3

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/tsnedike/mu ... 0World.mp3

I highly recommend doing this, it's great practice for reading music and playing something fairly structured something that we don't do a lot of :-)
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby tcsned » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:01 am


Here's a video someone in the crowd shot during the Jesus/Judas tap dance number
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby jeffm725 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:40 am

listened to you .mp3's last night......................fantastic!!! What a cool gig!

You ever get a chance to listen to the LOM day by day in this thread?
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Re: The Kind - Godspell Musical - Nov 3-6 & 10-12

Postby tcsned » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:22 pm

jeffm725 wrote:listened to you .mp3's last night......................fantastic!!! What a cool gig!

You ever get a chance to listen to the LOM day by day in this thread?

yeah, Martin plays a smoking sax solo - I've been listening to it on my drive to the shows - good for getting me pumped up - thanks!

I highly recommend this to everyone out there. Especially since we usually play a pretty loose show - to have to hit cues, not veer too far from the page, be in a support role, read music, etc. It's a lot of fun and a good challenge.
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