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Garcia Live, Vol. 5: December 31st, 1975 Keystone Berkeley

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Jerry Garcia Band 10/21/2014

Review

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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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Let It Rock Jerry Garcia Band 12:58
  3. 2 Mother Nature's Son Jerry Garcia Band 2:0
  4. 3 It Ain't No Use Jerry Garcia Band 11:36
  5. 4 God Save the Queen Jerry Garcia Band 0:48
  6. 5 They Love Each Other Jerry Garcia Band 7:48
  7. 6 Pig's Boogie Jerry Garcia Band 10:39
  8. 1 New Year's Countdown Jerry Garcia Band 1:51
  9. 2 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Jerry Garcia Band 8:25
  10. 3 Catfish John Jerry Garcia Band 15:28
  11. 4 Mystery Train Jerry Garcia Band 7:8
  12. 5 Drums/New Year's Jam Jerry Garcia Band 13:14
  13. 6 Mystery Train Jerry Garcia Band 1:47
  14. 7 Tore Up Over You Jerry Garcia Band 10:46
  15. 8 Tuning Jerry Garcia Band 0:48
  16. 9 C.C. Rider Jerry Garcia Band 8:20
  17. 10 (I'm A) Road Runner Jerry Garcia Band 9:42

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