jg - Wondering What to Choose 1962
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xx/xx/62Hart Valley Drifters
 flac2488 829meg; hart valley drifters 2488, folk time digital download, description, folk time showcases garcia's folk & bluegrass quartet, the hart valley drifters and holds historical significance as garcia's first known studio recording. the hart valley drifters was one of garcia's early ensembles put together during the folk revival of the early 1960s, but it was perhaps his first band to present a professional level of musicianship and vocal harmony. the group featured a 20-year old jerry garcia on lead vocals, banjo and guitar, robert hunter on bass, david nelson on guitar, ken frankel on banjo, fiddle and guitar and norm van maastricht on dobro., on folk time, garcia can be heard flexing his vocal muscles throughout, taking the lead on every track. he stands out on the stanley brothers' roving gambler and think of what you've done, and on sugar baby, he channels the haunting original dock boggs' vocal while covering the folkways version by doc watson and clarence ashley. one of jerry's early bluegrass guitar heroes, carter stanley, supplies the influence for his guitar the collection winds up with a stunning performance of doc watson's take on the mississippi sheiks' sitting on top of the world it's a simple version consisting only of frankel's guitar and garcia's voice that leaves the hairs standing on the back of your neck. it's a departure from the recording that ended up on their debut album, but the roots of the grateful dead are clearly marked., details, this previously uncirculated recording was made in the fall of 1962 at stanford university's kzsu radio station studio a by ted claire. claire organized the session to capture material for his radio programs folk time, the namesake of this release, and flint hill special. the folk time session captures an early moment in garcia's career when he'd become well educated in american roots music, and was becoming a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. years before garcia and hunter would form their iconic songwriting partnership, and nelson would co-found new riders of the purple sage, the quartet honed their three-part harmonies and honored the folk revival tradition by performing their repertoire as authentically as possible., tracklist:, 1. band introductions, 2. roving gambler, 3. ground speed, 4. pig in a pen, 5. standing in the need of prayer, 6. flint hill special, 7. nine pound hammer, 8. handsome molly, 9. clinch mountain backstep, 10. think of what you've done, 11. cripple creek, 12. all the good times have past and gone, 13. billy grimes, the rover, 14. paddy on the turnpike (boys, my money's all gone), 15. run mountain, 16. sugar baby, 17. sitting on top of the world$A   
6/11/62Boar's Head Coffee House, San Carlos, CA
 sleepy valley hogstompers, jerry garcia guitar105874 has severe noise reduction ***
 sleepy hollow hog stompers, master audience (?)12004B+in comparison on little birdie, this has fullest sound; motb 87474 has less hiss but also lost some fullness in sound with the noise reduction; 105874 is muffled by severe noise reduction; 13040 is most muffled from a worse source; pre-warlocks comp has a fuller sound with more hiss but is too harsh; need motb 87474 for bonus tracks ***
 sleepy hollow hog stompers, shhs1962,06 11_san13040   ***
 motb release: 0051 16/44 1, release date:87474 d2 has noise reduction and has less hiss than the version on the pre-warlocks 1960 comp, but that has fuller sound ***
 motb release: 0051 24/96, release date:88262    
 jjoops, this source was labeled 11 10 1962 from jjoops., it was almost unlistenable it was recorded with such low levels., i remember a year ago or more i tried to improve it a tad while not losing an ounce of "what i had"., consider this a restoration in progress, if needed. would love a master transfer really, but its what we have, so here what i think is the earliest jerry i know of that doesn't circulate, could be totally wrong., please download this one 24 bit 88.2 file if you want to be a detective and chime in, if you are going to make some comment like, "where's the tracked 16 bit folder with a shnid", don't., thats not what this torrent is about., help me figure this out and then we will get a proper seed for it, arfarf wrote:, //the miller's will//, //cannonball blues//, //raging sea//, //little birdie//, little birdie, walkin' boss, the miller's will, deep elem blues, will the circle be unbroken, i truly understand, cousin elmer//  this seems to match to College of San Mateo Folk Festival College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA November 10, 1962 based on it matches songs although in different order to pre warlocks 8 disc compilation filed under 1960; I am unable to compare because the wav file aborts half way though the load process in cooledit2000 and plays at the wrong speed for me in foobar  
 flac2488 472meg; 24wl 2488,  This was downloaded 5/24/16 from a we-transfer as 1 flac file at 2488 and no other description except for filename jg62-11-10-01_24wl.flac. It seems same as JJoops 3/20/14 torrent version except has been corrected so wav plays at the correct speed. In spectral view there are 3 parts., Part1, //The Miller's Will//, Part2, //Cannonball Blues//, //Raging Sea//, //Little Birdie//, Part3, Little Birdie, Walkin' Boss, The Miller's Will, Deep Elem Blues, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, I Truly Understand, Cousin Elmer//, Part1 and Part3 have similar spectral view with nothing above 22k while Part2 is nothing above 15k. Part 2 is very short fragments of songs as if someone was trying to make a sampler tape and is only 45 seconds for the three songs fragments. You can hear reel squeal between some of the fragments. Part1 may also be part of the sample tape. Part1 and Part3 have a spectral void at around 16k as if someone used a notch filter to remove a tv band there. A faint tv band is still visible in spectral view over the last 6 minutes., The music seems to match to College of San Mateo Folk Festival College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA November 10, 1962 that appears on pre warlocks 8 disc compilation filed under 1960. These are different digital transfers from different analog tapes as the pre-warlocks compilation does not have a tv band on it., In comparison on little birdie, this new one is harsher and brighter with more hiss than the pre warlocks 8 compilation. I like the pre warlocks 8 compilation source better. Sound quality rating is C-.  
 miksis , november 10, 1962 (saturday) 8pm143683 Not Reviewed Yet