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Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows


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Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows
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Live album by Old and in the Way
ReleasedOctober 1, 2013
RecordedOctober 1 and October 8, 1973
GenreBluegrass
LabelAcoustic Disc / Acoustic Oasis
ProducerDavid Grisman
Old and in the Way chronology
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(2008)
Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows
(2013)
Jerry Garcia chronology
Garcia Live Volume Two
(2013)
Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows
(2013)
Garcia Live Volume Three
(2013)
David Grisman chronology
Live at the Boarding House
(2008)
Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows
(2013)

Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows is a four-CD live album by the bluegrass band Old and in the Way. It was recorded on October 1 and October 8, 1973, at the Boarding House in San Francisco, and contains the complete concerts from those dates. It was released by Acoustic Disc and Acoustic Oasis on October 1, 2013. The album includes 55 tracks, 14 of which were previously unreleased.[1][2]

The band Old and in the Way existed from 1973 to 1974 and played less than 50 shows. Its members were Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead on banjo, David Grisman on mandolin, Peter Rowan on guitar, Vassar Clements on fiddle, and John Kahn on bass.[3][4]

Critical reception

On AllMusic, Jeff Tamarkin said, "Although OAITW was able to handle a traditional bluegrass number — vocal or instrumental — as well as anyone, the musicians brought a jam band sensibility and rock attitude to the proceedings, extending the instrumental segments with improvisations, something alien to bluegrass up to that point. By doing so, the quintet pretty much invented the concept of progressive bluegrass, taking the music even further from its starting point than the New Grass Revival had the year before while simultaneously paying homage to its founders."[5]

In Relix, Jesse Jarnow wrote, "While it was Peter Rowan's sweet silvery holler and the quintet's close dynamics that sold the Stinson Beach supergroup to audiences, it was Jerry Garcia's presence that sold the band's live LP to hippies, and in turn linked banjos to beardos forevermore.... The real stars, though, are the infinitely warm recordings themselves... Inside a tangible stereo field, the quintet's instrumental mesh is every bit as blended as the harmonies — a high, lonesome wholeness forever haunting the hills of Marin."[6]

Track listing

Disc 1
October 1, 1973 – first set:
  1. "On and On" (Bill Monroe)
  2. "I'm On My Way Back to the Old Home" (Monroe)
  3. "Catfish John" (Bob McDill, Allen Reynolds)
  4. "Lonesome Fiddle Blues" (Vassar Clements)
  5. "Land of the Navajo" (Peter Rowan)
  6. "Down Where the River Bends" (Jack Anglin, George Peck, Johnnie Wright)
  7. "I Ain't Broke but I'm Badly Bent" (H. Payne)
  8. "Lost" (Buzz Busby, Cindy Davis)
  9. "Kissimee Kid" (Clements)
  10. "Lonesome L.A. Cowboy" (Rowan)
  11. "Pig in a Pen" (traditional)
  12. "Wild Horses" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
  13. "Midnight Moonlight" (Rowan)
Disc 2
October 1, 1973 – second set:
  1. "Muleskinner Blues" (Jimmie Rodgers, George Vaughn)
  2. "Goin' to the Races" (Carter Stanley)
  3. "Old and in the Way" (David Grisman)
  4. "Old and in the Way Breakdown" (Jerry Garcia)
  5. "Panama Red" (Rowan)
  6. "Hard Hearted" (Jesse McReynolds, Jim McReynolds)
  7. "That High Lonesome Sound" (Rowan)
  8. "The Hobo Song" (Jack Bonus)
  9. "Drifting Too Far from the Shore" (Charles E. Moody)
  10. "Angel Band" (Jefferson Hascall, W.B. Bradbury)
  11. "Wicked Path of Sin" (Monroe)
  12. "Home Is Where the Heart Is" (Connie Gateley, Joe Talley)
  13. "Uncle Pen" (Monroe)
  14. "Orange Blossom Special" (Ervin T. Rouse)
  15. "Blue Mule" (Rowan)
Disc 3
October 8, 1973 – first set:
  1. "Home Is Where the Heart Is" (Gateley, Talley)
  2. "Love Please Come Home" (Leon Jackson)
  3. "Down Where the River Bends" (Anglin, Peck, Wright)
  4. "Kissimee Kid" (Clements)
  5. "Pig in a Pen" (traditional)
  6. "Uncle Pen" (Monroe)
  7. "Panama Red" (Rowan)
  8. "Midnight Moonlight" (Rowan)
  9. "White Dove" (Stanley)
  10. "Wild Horses" (Jagger, Richards)
  11. "Orange Blossom Special" (Rouse)
  12. "Old and in the Way" (Grisman)
  13. "Lonesome Fiddle Blues" (Clements)
Disc 4
October 8, 1973 – second set:
  1. "On and On" (Monroe)
  2. "Land of the Navajo" (Rowan)
  3. "Catfish John" (McDill, Reynolds)
  4. "'Til the End of the World Rolls 'Round" (Thomas Newton)
  5. "Drifting Too Far from the Shore" (Moody)
  6. "I'm Knocking on Your Door" (traditional)
  7. "Old and in the Way Breakdown" (Garcia)
  8. "You'll Find Her Name Written There" (Harold Hensley)
  9. "Jerry's Breakdown" (Garcia)
  10. "The Great Pretender" (Buck Ram)
  11. "Working on a Building" (traditional)
  12. "That High Lonesome Sound" (Rowan)
  13. "Wicked Path of Sin" (Monroe)
  14. "Blue Mule" (Rowan)

Personnel

Old and in the Way
Production
  • Produced by David Grisman
  • Recording: Owsley Stanley
  • Editing: David Grisman, Micah Gordon

References

  1. ^ Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows, JamBase, October 1, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows at the Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Old & In the Way Biography" at AllMusic. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Old & In the Way Discography" at the Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Tamarkin, Jeff. Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows at AllMusic. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Jarnow, Jesse (March 3, 2014). Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows, Relix. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
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