the mix and match project was conceived by myself and chris schooley as a way of friends working collaboratively to educate ourselves and others about music. it started very simply: an exchange of mix cd's and coffee. then we talked more about it and decided to include more people, in an effort to make the result (hopefully) at least somewhat entertaining.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Mr. Bozo T submits to you...

I have some uncanned xmas tunes I was waiting to put up, but oh well. I'll just have to save "Here Comes Fatty with a Sack of Shit" for another time.
This is the Jerry Garcia Band live at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on August 8, 1990. From the late 80's until Jerrys passing in '95 the Jerry Garcia Band was practically the Warfields houseband, playing there about 90 times. The small ornate theater was built in the 20's, and it is told that his father played there in the theaters early years.
For fans, seeing Jerry there was like coming home, or going to church. The band would fire up just as the huge velvet curtain began to part to show Jerry and his band ready to lead his legions of family and friends to paradise one more night.
This cover of a Ray Charles song is a great example of the feeling this band was capable of, with Melvin Seals on the Hammond B-3 and Jackie Labranche and Gloria Jones doing backup vocals the music became Gospel. Between Jerry and Melvins leads, his soulful vocals accompanied by the Jerryettes (Gloria and Jackie) it is a song that "lifts me up to paradise". Not too far from the feeling a lil dustin of PCP would give you Professor.
Jerry Garcia Band- Lucky Old Sun


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