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GarciaLive Volume 9 Features Nine Covers, Including This 19 Minute "Harder They Come"

We were promised more for Jerry's 75th birthday celebration -- it looks like we're getting it.

GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11, 1974 –  featuring a band anchored by Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (Round Records/ATO Records) will release just a few days before the big day (July 28 release, August 1 birthday).

The two set show from the Keystone in Berekely fits nicely across two CDs despite a handful of songs that jam past the 17 minute mark.  I think I'm most excited about the recording of a 17 minute "Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got" -- a song made famous by The Four Tops in a rendition that clocks in at a cool 3:03. 

Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Martin Fierro on flute and saxophone and -- of course -- John Kahn on bass round out the band. 

Here's Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come" -- added to Jerry's repetoire in '74 and now a part of the great jamband songbook -- that pushes the 19 minute mark.  Full tracklist is below -- not a Garcia original to be found.

GarciaLive Volume Nine

August 11, 1974 – Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders

Disc I // Set I

1. THAT’S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO [13:14]

(Henderson Thigpen/James Banks/Eddy Marion) 

2. LA LA [17:06]

(Martin Fierro) 

3. IT AIN’T NO USE [10:57]

(Jerry Williams/Gary Bonds/Don Hollinger) 

4. MYSTERY TRAIN [13:33]

(Herman Parker/Sam C. Phillips) 

 

Disc II // Set II

1. THE HARDER THEY COME [19:10]

(Jimmy Cliff) 

2. AIN’T NO WOMAN (LIKE THE ONE I’VE GOT) [17:01]

(Dennis Lambert/Brian Potter)

3. IT’S TOO LATE [9:06]

(Chuck Willis)

4. (I’M A) ROAD RUNNER [10:43]

(Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland) 

5. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN [6:34]

(Robbie Robertsom)

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