Revisiting RECONSTRUCTION, Jerry Garcia’s Short-Lived Bay Area Jazz-Funk Squad From 1979 [B.Getz on L4LM]

Among the more underrated projects in Jerry Garcia lore is Reconstruction, a Bay Area jazz-funk sextet formed by bassist John Kahn in early 1979. Historians often categorize Reconstruction as an iteration of the ever-fluid Jerry Garcia Band, rather than stand-alone ensemble. Anecdotal evidence points to the notion that Jerry was more of a sideman or special guest in this particular instance and capacity, relegating Reconstruction to outlier status in the annals of the Garciaverse.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.035: CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Klozd Sirkut)

Welcome CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) to Episode 035 of The Upful LIFE Podcast ! In addition to being a brilliant musician and veteran funk/R&B trumpet player, Chris is a longtime friend going back over fifteen years. It was tremendously rewarding to get with him for a riveting 90-minute conversation that is at once informative and inspiring. Chris Littlefield takes us into the reality of his surroundings, unpacking a plethora of insight and ideas.

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*The Upful LIFE Podcast* – Ep.034: KIM DAWSON (vocalist – Matador Soul Sounds / Color Red / ex-Pimps of Joytime)

Episode 034 of *The Upful LIFE Podcast* welcomes vocalist KIM DAWSON to the show for an important discussion. A chat as necessary as it is enlightening, with memories uncomfortable and messages inspiring.

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THEY SEE EVERYTHING YOU DO: Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon, & The ‘All I Can Say’ Documentary [B.Getz on L4LM]

Thanks to Danny Clinch and his tremendous team, plus the dearly-departed’s dedication to his Hi-8 video camera, All I Can Say, decades in the making, means we get to hang out with Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon for just a little bit longer than we’d thought.

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D’ANGELO & THE SOULTRONICS – Aug 24, 2000. Taj Mahal- Atlantic City. [B.Getz / JamBase 20-for-20]

On August 24, 2000, three childhood friends and I pulled up to the Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and stepped into the most spectacular concert I’ve had the privilege of experiencing in my 42 years on this rock, thanks to D’Angelo & The Soultronics on the Voodoo World Tour.

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*The Upful LIFE Podcast* Ep.033: DAVE from DOPEY PODCAST + KEITH GRINER (music photojournalist) – On Addiction & Recovery

Episode 033 of *The Upful LIFE Podcast* welcomes the legendary DAVE from DOPEY PODCAST! This conversation is a couple of years in the making, and is one helluva heart-filling, harrowing, ultimately heroic story of human resilience and the magic of recovery.

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BOBBY DEITCH BAND New Album ‘Work With Whatcha Got!’ [B.Getz on L4LM]

Packed with an abundance of uplifting soul, funky grooves, and another batch of vibrant tunes, Bobby Deitch Band is back with Work With Whatcha Got!, the group’s second full-length album. Brimming with Bobby Deitch’s trademark New York vibe, the record reveals a collection of tracks more colorful and evolved than its predecessor

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HELP FROM MY FRIENDS: A Poster to Benefit CREW NATION!

This detailed original artwork was meticulously crafted by Mike Tallman of Add Noise Studios, & conveys a deep gratitude for the fulfillment that live music provides to all of us. 100% of net proceeds from this initiative will benefit Crew Nation, an organization that commits to matching every dollar raised in this campaign, and distributing it equitably.

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