GarciaLive, Vol. 2: August 5th 1990 Greek Theatre

GarciaLive, Vol. 2: August 5th 1990 Greek Theatre

by Jerry Garcia Band
     
 

The second volume of GarciaLive finds Jerry with some downtime from the Dead in the summer of 1990, doing a laid-back afternoon performance on home turf at Berkeley, California's Greek Theatre. Joined by a later incarnation of the Jerry Garcia Band, Garcia's trademark guitar style and grainy vocals are augmented by a coreSee more details below

Overview

The second volume of GarciaLive finds Jerry with some downtime from the Dead in the summer of 1990, doing a laid-back afternoon performance on home turf at Berkeley, California's Greek Theatre. Joined by a later incarnation of the Jerry Garcia Band, Garcia's trademark guitar style and grainy vocals are augmented by a core rhythm section of John Kahn and David Kemper as well as prominently featured organ flair from Melvin Seals and soul-tinged backing vocals from Gloria Jones and Jaclyn LaBranch. Though it was recorded a full decade after the first installment of this Dick's Picks-like concert archive series, Vol. 2 shares a lot of the same songs from the set list of Vol. 1. Tracks like "That's What Love Will Make You Do," "Deal," "Midnight Moonlight," and others appear again, though the feel of the set is far more jammy, summery, and laid-back than Vol. 1, which was bluesy and amped by relative Garcia standards. The protracted and stumbly vibe of the set presented here evokes the archetypal languid outdoor concert energy that the Grateful Dead all but defined in their endless touring, and Garcia's takes on roots rock classics by the Band, Van Morrison, and later-period Dylan help capture the stoned summertime musical snapshot all the more. What truly sets this volume apart from its predecessor is the guest spot by banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on two songs, reaching a burning apex on the group's bluegrass
eggae/jam band hybrid take on Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come." Garcia's ever-rusty voice takes a back seat to electric soloing by Fleck and some of the more competent and tasteful accompaniment of the entire set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
Label:
Ato Records
UPC:
0880882186623
catalogNumber:
218662
Rank:
21170

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Garcia Band   Primary Artist
Jerry Garcia   Indexed Contributor,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Gloria Jones   Vocals,Group Member
John Kahn   Bass,Group Member
David Kemper   Drums,Group Member
Jackie LaBranch   Vocals,Group Member
Melvin Seals   Organ,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Peter Rowan   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Bruce Cockburn   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer,Producer
Robert Hunter   Composer
James Banks   Composer
John Cutler   Engineer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Joe Gastwirt   Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
David Hidalgo   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Charles Johnson   Composer
Richard Manuel   Composer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Eddie Marion   Composer
Henderson Thigpen   Composer
Marc Allan   Producer
Ryan Corey   Art Direction,Illustrations
Beasley Smith   Composer
Coran Capshaw   Executive Producer
Louis Perez   Composer

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