Band Mickey And The Hartbeats
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/28/69 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:20:59] ; It's A Sin [7:38] ; [0:31] ; Hi-Heeled Sneakers [6:56] ; [1:46] ; Dark Star [31:21# + #15:58] > The Eleven Jam [9:49] > Dark Star [6:43]
Comments Bear's cassette master is labeled Hartbeats. The band is Garcia, Kreutzmann, Hart, Lesh, and Howard Wales on keyboards. The keyboards are very forward in the mix to start with. The mix is rather bad for the first 20-25 minutes but then improves ; the left channel drops out briefly twice while this remix is being done..

Dark Star evolves into a series of Jams, with the keyboard prominent, particularly at first. There is probably a minute or so missing at the flip and they are working a rather different riff (in the same key) when Side B resumes, but there is basic continuity between the two sides. Plainly the 16 minute Jam beginning Side B is an extension of the Dark Star Jam that breaks off at the end of Side A. As they move back out of The Eleven Jam Phil works a funkified variant on the Dark Star theme to announce the return.

The Eleven Jam analyzes: ... Jam > The Eleven Jam 8:57 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 0:52 > Dark Star ...

Eaton lists:

08/28/69 The Family Dog, San Francisco Ca - complete Heartbeats
4.3, 083min, Sbd, A0D0, Cass M->Dat 0, 48k,
Supertape C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->4100 x 0

Recordings 82 SB
Master recording source(s): Supertape C-90 Master Cass/no dolby
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Contributors Jim Powell
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