Cover image for GarciaLive. Volume five : December 31st 1975, Keystone Berkley
GarciaLive. Volume five : December 31st 1975, Keystone Berkley
Jerry Garcia Band, performer.
Publication Information:
[United States] : ATO Records, [2014]
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from disc label.

Compact discs.

Full credits on container insert.
disc 1. Let it rock (13:00) ; Mother nature's son (2:00) ; It ain't no use (11:36) ; God save the queen (:48) ; They love each other (7:49) ; Pig's boogie (10:41) -- disc 2. New Year's countdown (1:51) ; How sweet it is (to be loved by you) (8:25) ; Catfish John (15:29) ; Mystery train (7:08) ; Drums : New Year's jam (13:14) ; Mystery train (1:48) ; Tore up over you (10:46) ; Tuning (:48) ; C.C. Rider (8:20) ; (I'm a) Road runner (9:43).
Format :
Music CD


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library ROCK .G216 LIV Compact Disc Central Library
City of Tonawanda Library ROCK .G216 LIV Compact Disc Audio Visual

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The fifth installment of the Garcialive series collects archival footage of the only New Year's Eve show any incarnation of the Jerry Garcia Band performed, recorded at the tiny Berkeley, California club the Keystone on the last day of 1975. Garcia's band of drummer Greg Errico, bassist John Kahn, and keyboardist Nicky Hopkins is joined on the second and third sets by familiar Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart as well as harmonica player Matthew Kelly on several tracks. A particularly loose, appropriately celebratory feeling flows through much of the sets as the band includes several instrumental interludes, briefly visiting themes like "God Save the Queen" (the traditional melody, not the Sex Pistols version still a few years from coming into existence) and the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son." When they do get cooking, it's on extended 12-bar blues vamps in the first set like "It Ain't No Use" and "Pig's Boogie," while the second set tends toward laid-back jams like "Catfish John" or shuffling electric blues workouts like "Tore Up Over You." ~ Fred Thomas

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