Band Jerry Garcia And Friends
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 10/10/68 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Jam [27:30] ; It's A Sin [7:19] ; Next Time You See Me Jam (1) [7:34] ; The Rub Jam (1) [4:57] ; Look On Yonder Wall (1) [3:40] ; Jam (2) [23:30] > Turn On Your Lovelight Jam [12:43] > Drums [6:16] > Jam (3) [11:49] > The Other One Jam [5:44] > Jam (4) [4:#05] > Death Don't Have No Mercy [7:59] ; Dark Star Jam [13:09] > The Eleven Jam [5:51] > The Seven [9:36]
Comments Bobby and Pigpen were absent. These shows were billed as "Jerry Garrceeah (Garcia) and His Friends" on the poster for the October 1968 schedule at The Matrix (see "The Art of Rock", page 166). However, the "on the town" column in the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, by Ralph J. Gleason, which which gave listings of what bands were playing locally, says that "The Grateful Dead and Elvin Bishop" are playing at The Matrix on these dates (see the San Francisco Chronicle for Monday October 7, 1968 pg 49 and Wednesday October 9, 1968 pg 48). Previously, this show has circulated as both 10/9/68 and 10/10/68. In addition, this has circulated broken up into two parts, with the second half labeled as "Set 1" and the first half labeled as "Set 2". The split between the two "sets" came about 16 minutes into the jam before the Lovelight Jam. Although Casady sat in for three songs for the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 10/10/68 late show at Winterland, it has been concluded that the date for this is 10/10/68. Maybe he ran from one theater to the next? Bill Gadsen has confirmed this song order (the old tapes had the order reversed), that it's all one set, and stated that Peter Abram's reels were labeled as 10/10/68. These conclusions are supported by comments made by Dick Latvala. On page 26 of issue #34 (Summer 1996) of Dupree's Diamond News, Dick Latvala stated in an interview "There's 10/10, and that's got songs like It's a Sin, a harp jam, a blues jam, a Dark Star Jam, Lovelight, Alligator, Death Don't Have No Mercy, and Dark Star". (1) with Paul Butterfield on harmonica. Bjorn Bergstrom, who collects Paul Butterfield live tapes doubts that the harmonica player on this show is Butterfield since the singing and playing, especially on Look Over Yonders Wall (a Butterfield Blues Band standard), doesn't sound like Paul Butterfield at all to him. He also points out that you can clearly hear Mickey asking a guy named Marvin to come up on stage and sing and play harmonica with the band. (2) very similar to New Potato Caboose. (3) starts very much like the post-drums portion of Alligator, and contains a brief, Spanish Jam-like theme. It also contains many hints of Caution (Do Not Stop on tracks). (4) cut here is likely quite small.
Recordings 180 SB Circulating recordings of the 1968 Matrix shows trace back to Bill Gadsden's reels. Bill and Peter Kafer made copies of Peter Abram's (owner of the Matrix) two track 7" Scotch reels in the summer of 1974. Peter Abram's reels were either Masters or 1st gens. There are also multi-track masters of some of these shows in the vault.
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Contributors David Sorochty , Bill Gadsden , "The Art Of Rock" book p166, Bjorn Bergstrom , Jonathan Miller , Jim Powell , Brian Pollard
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