Pure Jerry - The
Jerry Garcia vault series
Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, November 9, 1991
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From the Jerry Garcia
jerrygarcia.com is happy to announce the newest release in the Pure
Jerry series from Jerry Garcia's personal live concert archive:
Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, November 9, 1991.
The Jerry Garcia Band's
Fall 1991 East Coast tour is fondly remembered as one of the band's
peak moments, a run of shows brimming with energy, wit and heart.
The Hampton show was particularly enlivened by Bruce Hornsby, who
sat in the entire night on electric piano.
The Hampton set list is
classic late-period JGB, including several newly introduced tunes.
Brand-new to the repertoire on this tour were "Ain't No Bread
in the Breadbox" (Norton Buffalo), the Manhattan's 1980 soul
hit "Shining Star", and Van Morrison's "Bright Side
of the Road". Another Van Morrison song, "He Ain't Give
You None" was also played, having been unearthed in 1991 from
the Garcia-Saunders Band's early 70s songbook. Chuck Berry's
"You Never Can Tell" made its East Coast debut on the
tour: be prepared for a rave-up when Jerry and Bruce trade ripping
solos and ascend rock 'n' roll Olympus.
The highlight of the show
may have been a special new encore: the magnificent "What A
Wonderful World," originally recorded by Louis Armstrong in
1967. Played by the Jerry Garcia Band only ten times, and always as
an encore, "What A Wonderful World" became an instant
audience favorite. Jerry seems to draw in his performance from the
same spirit of benevolence and grace from which Satch drew on his
memorable track. Worth the price of the recording in itself!
Barry Small ©