Garcialive, Vol. 4: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran's Hall

Garcialive, Vol. 4: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran's Hall

by Jerry Garcia BandJerry Garcia Band


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Cherry-picking select dates from the unfathomably massive amount of live recordings attributable to the Grateful Dead and related projects has become almost a genre unto itself. The Garcialive series picks up on the style of the Dick's Picks (and later Dave's Picks) live series, hopping around to standout dates in the lineage of the Jerry Garcia Band rather than going in chronological order. Garcia's solo band tended toward a rather nebulous nature, both in terms of activity and lineup, usually performing only select, low-key dates in between Dead tours and going through many different lineups of various players. Vol. 4: March 22nd, 1978 finds Garcia and crew performing two remarkably laid-back sets at Veteran's Hall in Sebastopol, California, fresh off a short tour and just prior to the release of Cats Under the Stars, the only studio album that would fall under the Jerry Garcia Band banner. Garcialive, Vol. 4 features a lineup of key contributors to the album in full-on live mode, including Grateful Dead keyboardist/vocalist (and husband/wife) duo Keith & Donna Godchaux and bassist John Kahn. Also on-stage for this set are stellar vocalist Maria Muldaur offering strong backups and a cameo appearance from future JGB collaborator keyboardist Ozzie Ahlers. Apart from running through original numbers from Cats Under the Stars such as the Robert Hunter-penned "Gomorrah" and a rare live rendition of "Love in the Afternoon," the band runs through a string of highly revamped covers, including some jammed-out takes on Motown and reggae and a particularly inspired version of gospel tune "I'll Be with Thee." Keeping things in flux, the JGB also deliver their versions of songs that were standard to their set around this time, including a lovely look at Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" and their particularly slowed-down version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2014
Label: Ato Records
UPC: 0880882206727
catalogNumber: 220672
Rank: 8575


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Garcia Band   Primary Artist
Jerry Garcia   Guitar,Vocals
Maria Muldaur   Background Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux   Background Vocals
Keith Godchaux   Keyboards
John Kahn   Bass
Buzz Buchanan   Drums

Technical Credits

Peter Rowan   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer,Original Album Producer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Betty Cantor-Jackson   Engineer
Cleveland   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Joe Gastwirt   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
John Kahn   Composer
Bob McDill   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer
Marc Allan   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Ryan Corey   Art Direction,Illustrations
Coran Capshaw   Executive Producer
Sam C. Phillips   Composer

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