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 #74868  by pickincolours
 Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:04 pm
Anyone know where to get soundboard quality recordings of JGB shows? Im diggin Keen College 1980 and i'm hankerin for some more! I have tons and tons of GD soundboards i'd love to exchange for some leads on where to get sbd JGB shows. thanks guys
 #74871  by mijknahs
 Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:53 am
Probably the Bit Torrent route is the best. Videos too (later 80s and early 90s)!

A really good show is 3/7/1980 and 3/8/1980. Also 3/7/1982 and you can't leave out 6/16/1982.

Jim
 #74887  by bodiddley
 Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:40 am
Or you can always buy one of the Pure Jerry or many other JGB official releases.
 #74894  by tigerstrat
 Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:16 am
Most of the finest JGB recordings prior to mid-80's or so are actually the AUDs made by luminaries such as Jerry Moore, Steve Rolfe, Barry Glassberg, Jim Wise, etc.
 #74904  by mijknahs
 Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:56 pm
That audience from 6/16/82 is phenomenal! For some reason the JGB audiences are much better than the soundboards. But that FM soundboard of 3/7/82 is pretty killer though.

Jim
 #74910  by ugly rumor
 Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:48 pm
My first bootleg, Legion of Mary, April 19, 1975. I was caught coming in, had to step out during the break, and only got the second set, but I wore that tape out before it disappeared! Would love to have a copy, if anyone has one!

Hope that's ok, river rat
 #74912  by Emoto
 Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:10 pm
ugly rumor wrote:My first bootleg, Legion of Mary, April 19, 1975. I was caught coming in, had to step out during the break, and only got the second set, but I wore that tape out before it disappeared! Would love to have a copy, if anyone has one!

Hope that's ok, river rat
3 different versions of it on shnflac. Help yourself.
 #76953  by NashvilleMike
 Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:29 pm
I picked up JGB release "Tore up over you" from '76. It is a great recording with lots of JG/TB tone right up front.
 #79655  by jeffm725
 Mon May 10, 2010 12:31 pm
mijknahs wrote:That audience from 6/16/82 is phenomenal! For some reason the JGB audiences are much better than the soundboards. But that FM soundboard of 3/7/82 is pretty killer though.

Jim
6/16/82 is frickin' epic.......there are 2 separate killer audience sources out there and they are both better than soundboards. The Love in the Afternoon is just Jerry at his finest. Not only the leads but his backup reggaefied chops behind the organ solo are sublime. Gotta love Billy K at the kit as well.
This show and the next night in New Haven were my 2nd and 3rd JGB shows. The only issue with these 2 shows is that they were shorter than normal because Bobby and Midnites were on the bill as well.
 #79689  by tigerstrat
 Mon May 10, 2010 10:25 pm
AUD of 3/6/76 "Moonlight Mile" was on the local GD radio show last weekend and was the most satisfying thing I've heard in weeks, months...
 #79785  by jeffm725
 Wed May 12, 2010 6:44 am
tigerstrat wrote:AUD of 3/6/76 "Moonlight Mile" was on the local GD radio show last weekend and was the most satisfying thing I've heard in weeks, months...
love me some Moonlight Mile! You could tell Jerry really was into that song. Some of the versions are a little hit or miss vocally, 3/6/76 is the best of the bunch.

Another absolutely killer Jerry aud I have been wearing out lately is 6/3/75. The sound is incredible. There is an instrumental version of "Day by Day" (yeah you heard right, Day by Day from Godspell!) that is 16 minutes long and dripping in jazz/funk. The May /June bay area auds from '75 are unbelievable because Menke and/or Falenga (sp) had their mics taped on the lip of the stage for a few of the shows!

A few of us on here have said it a million times but it bears repeating:

DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELVES TO SOUNDBOARDS! (especially for Jerry band). If you limit yourself to boards you will miss some of the best music Jerry ever made.
 #79844  by jeffm725
 Wed May 12, 2010 1:07 pm
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
 #98219  by ugly rumor
 Sat May 14, 2011 1:44 pm
OK, I've recently turned on to James Booker, and, lo and behold, found he played with JGB on 1/7/76, 1/9/76, and 1/10/76. If anyone has access to HARD COPIES of these shows, I would love to do an old fashioned B&P or otherwise equitable trade. I need the hard copies, not links or directions to finding them on the computer. Thanks to everyone in advance.

From the first couple of notes i fell in love with Booker's playing; his timing, phrasing, etc. Highly recommend it.

Why do I have to wait so late in life to discover something so great???
 #103186  by DooDahDan
 Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:36 am
Duanebase has a number of JGB SBDs: http://www.mediafire.com/duanebase#k83pfadr1vqr8,1

Use the "Shows" page on The Jerry Site http://thejerrysite.com/shows to determine whether what DB has is a board or audience tape. Some times there may be more than one source so it may not be clear whether DB the board or aud version.