Nov 15, 1991

Jerry Garcia Band

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

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11/15/91 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

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Set One

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 461

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Struggling Man 438

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He Ain't Give You None 512

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Simple Twist Of Fate 822

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Lay Down Sally 601

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 584

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My Sisters and Brothers 276

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Deal 542

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Set Two

The Way You Do The Things You Do 851

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Waiting For A Miracle 376

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Shining Star 686

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Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox 594

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Don't Let Go 946

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That Lucky Old Sun 750

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Bright Side Of The Road 359

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Encore

(What A) Wonderful World 497

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Show Notes

GarciaLive Volume 16 finds the world's most recorded musician in the world's most famous arena at the midway point in one of his longest and most celebrated solo tours. While Garcia was no stranger to Madison Square Garden, November 15th marked the Jerry Garcia Band’s debut in the vaunted venue. Though just two months removed from the Grateful Dead's sold-out 9-night residency at the Garden, the crowd’s eruption as the houselights dimmed revealed the immense excitement for Garcia’s return. The buoyant set-opening “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” signaled the feeling was indeed mutual. Love remained a central theme throughout the evening with stunning versions of Smokey Robinson’s “The Way You Do The Things You Do," Van Morrison’s “He Ain’t Give You None” and “Bright Side of the Road," and Dylan’s “Simple Twist of Fate," among others. A near-automatic highlight of any latter era Jerry Garcia Band set, this performance of The Manhattan’s “Shining Star” is so poignant it became the centerpiece for the 2001 compilation of the same name. The extended takes on “Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox” and “Don’t Let Go” which followed offered the band plenty of room to stretch out with the latter yielding the deepest improvisations of the evening. Not one to treat encores as de rigueur, Garcia finds the perfect sentiment to close the night with the timeless “(What A) Wonderful World” sending everyone home walking on air.