Jerry Jeff Walker
San Francisco, CA
December 29, 1981
Transfer: Cassette Tape > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity > iZotope RX / ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC
01 Gettin� By
02 Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother
03 Morning Song To Sally
04 Mr. Bojangles
05 L.A. Freeway
06 She Knows Her Daddy Sings
07 Rodeo Cowboy
08 Jaed Lover
09 Desperados Waiting For A Train
11 Hill Country Rain
12 Derby Day
13 Got Lucky Last Night
14 Contrary To Ordinary
15 Night Riders Lament
16 London Homesick Blues
17 Pissin� In The Wind
18 Takin� It As It Comes Medley > Sea Cruise > Johnny B. Goode
-Gettin' By: splice
-Morning Song To Sally: 6 seconds of light static
-Hill Country Rain: end cut
-Derby Day: first half of song cut
-Johnny B. Goode: end cut
Growing up in Texas Jerry Jeff Walker's "Viva Terlingua" was a mainstay in the mjk5510 household. The live album recorded in 1973 crossed generations from my parents to my brother who is six years older than me to this young lad just getting his musical footing. It's the ultimate party record and has been described as the "Live At The Fillmore East" of the outlaw country Texas folk-rock scene.
This 1981 set broadcast on KFAT captures what a Jerry Jeff concert is all about, the ultimate party and guaranteed to lift a dark mood by the end of the first song. The quality is excellent throughout with a a few a few small cuts and one significant cut on "Derby Day".
The j-card was labeled "San Jose Dec. 1981" and the tape was labeled "12/31/81" none of which are correct. During this California swing he played The Old Waldorf in San Francisco on December 29th, The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on December 30th and The Palomino in Los Angeles on December 31st. During the show he does sing about leaving 1981 behind and name checks San Francisco this coupled with the commonality of FM broadcasts from the Old Waldorf dates the show as December 29th.
Jerry Jeff Walker not only was an excellent songwriter he could take others songs and really make them his own, Guy Clark's "Desperados Waiting For A Train" turns into a flat out jam at the end and worth the download alone.
Thanks to a long time friend who facilitated acquiring the tape and to prof goody going the extra mile getting the pitch just right. This one was all over the board and had to be cut up into various sections to get the pitch just right.
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