Great 2 Nights in Camden seeing Dave Matthews Band!
I liked Friday Night’s better but both nights were great!
My 21st Show:
Dave Matthews Band
Jun 15 2018
1. That Girl Is You
2. Louisiana Bayou
3. What Would You Say
4. The Space Between
5. Warehouse *
6. Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
8. Come On Come On
9. The Song That Jane Likes
10. Jimi Thing *+
11. Satellite +
12. Funny The Way It Is
15. So Much To Say
16. Tripping Billies
17. You and Me
18. You Might Die Trying
——– ENCORE ——–
19. Sister ~
20. Grey Street
* Matt Cappy
+ Mark Whitfield
~ Carter, Dave, Rashawn and Tim
My 22nd Show:
Dave Matthews Band
Jun 16 2018
1. Again And Again
2. One Sweet World
4. Do You Remember
6. Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
7. Don’t Drink the Water
9. Come Tomorrow
10. Lie In Our Graves
11. Steady As We Go
12. Cant Stop
13. Lying In the Hands of God
14. The Idea Of You
15. Stand Up (For It)
16. Come On Come On
17. Why I Am
18. The Best of Whats Around
19. Ants Marching
Titled “The Last Trane” because it was the last studio session recordings from Coltrane’s time at Prestige Records.
Despite the fact that album cover shows Coltrane playing a soprano saxophone instead of a tenor saxophone, which he played on the album, it contains four very good songs: “Lover,” “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” “Slowtrane,” and an epic “By The Numbers.” In fact, the album is worth it just for “By The Numbers.” Red Garland is fantastic on piano and Coltrane’s sax solo is outstanding.
Excellent album featuring all original compositions by Coltrane. “Giant Steps” and “Mr. P.C.” are classics, as well as, the song written for his actual cousin, “Cousin Mary,” and for his wife, “Naima,” are just beautiful.
An amazing album from start to finish. John Coltrane’s “Giant Step” forward for Atlantic Records.
Continuing where he left off on Giant Steps, this album features some great work on “Little Old Lady,” “Village Blues,” “Fifth House,” and “Some Other Blues,” as well as, a tribute to one of Coltrane’s idols, Sonny Rollins in “Like Sonny.”
My Favorite Things is probably my favorite Coltrane album. His version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” is nothing short of beautiful and amazing. With McCoy Tyner on piano and Elvin Jones on drums, Coltrane’s quartet is in perfect form.
Great versions of “Summertime” and “But Not For Me” are also spectacular; a great album from start to finish.
Ole’ Coltrane features the flute and alto saxophone of George Lane, which is an alias of the great Eric Dolphy. This is what the makes the album special. Hearing Coltrane and Dolphy perform together. Great album. Period.
Recorded at the same time with My Favorite Things, this album wasn’t released until after Coltrane’s record contract with Atlantic Records had expired and was an attempt for the record company to cash in on Coltrane’s success at the time.
I am so glad they did release this great album for it is nothing short of spectacular. Every song is bluesy and wonderful. One of my top Coltrane albums for sure.
A great compilation of John Coltrane’s Atlantic years which I still think was probably his best period.
Contains the thirteen-minute “My Favorite Things,” plus “Naima,” “Giant Steps,” and “Cousin Mary,” but also “Equinox” and “Central Park West” from Coltrane’s Sound, which, similar to Coltrane Plays The Blues, was released after his contract expired with Atlantic Records.
John Coltrane’s sax on “In A Sentimental Mood” is an absolute beauty. It is probably the best version of that song ever. “Take The Coltrane,” “Big Nick,”, “Stevie,” and “My Little Brown Book” are also terrific. The Duke and Trane make excellent music together. A fantastic album by two jazz greats!
A good compilation from Coltrane’s Impulse! years features live versions of “Naima” and “My Favorite Things.” Plus great tracks of “Afro Blue,” “Crescent,” “Impressions,” and the beautifully sorrow of “Alabama.”
For more information on John Coltrane and his discography check out these links:
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds June 3rd, 2017 Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Crush Pig So Much to Say Granny Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back) Fool To Think Say Goodbye Worried Man Blues A Whiter Shade of Pale Warehouse Spoon Corn Bread Ode To The Box * Death On The High Seas #41 Minarets Stay Or Leave Black And Blue Bird Don’t Drink The Water Manfood * All Along The Watchtower You & Me Stay (Wasting Time) Dancing Nancies —————– Why I Am Two Step —————– Oh Everyday
1. Squirm 2. Seek Up 3. Seven 4. Fool To Think 5. #41 6. Plastic Girl 7. Crash Into Me 8. Death On The High Seas 9. When The World Ends 10. The Best of What’s Around 11. Dancing Nancies 12. Warehouse * 13. Lover Lay Down 14. Samurai Cop 15. Grey Street * 16. You and Me 17. Pantala Naga Pampa -> 18. Rapunzel —————————– 19. Pig 20. All Along The Watchtower
* Greg Osby -> indicates a segue into next song
I took the River Line NJ Transit train from Bordentown to Camden for $1.60! I met some fellow DMB fans on the train and they offered me a beer from their cooler. I then met up with my DMB friends Elaine along with her friends and Dan and Carol were in the same parking lot too. It was a lot of fun tailgating and the weather was perfect! I hung out in the lawn with Elaine and her friends just prior to the show starting where I went down to my seat in section 203. I then met another DMB friend from Facebook in Peggy Anne!The show kicked off with an awesome version of “Squirm” as the weekend opener! It would be followed by the most unbelievable and amazing version of “Seek Up.” All band members including Boyd Tinsley, Jeff Coffin, and Rashawn Ross really shined and it was the best version I had ever heard. That song flat out blew me away tonight. “Seven” sounded great, as was “Fool To Think” which I have not heard in a long while sounded cool.
“#41” sounded beautiful tonight as did the song debut of “Plastic Girl.” I thought it was very good. “When The World Ends” and “The Best of What’s Around” sounded terrific tonight as well, as did “Dancing Nancies,” which did not segue into “Warehouse” even though it was played after but with the usual intro. Jeff Coffin played another great solo for “Lover Lay Down.”
A new song DMB debuted on this tour that I could hear tonight was “Samurai Cop” which I also liked a lot. “Grey Street”, “You and Me,” and an awesome “Pantala Naga Pampa” into “Rapunzel” ended the set. The encore provided terrific versions of “Pig” and “All Along The Watchtower”! It was an insane set list and an awesome time!
Show # 19: June 25 2016 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
One Sweet World Minarets Belly Belly Nice Big Eyed Fish Bismarck Crush Bob Law What Would You Say Gravedigger The Song That Jane Likes Kill The Preacher Sugar Will You Might Die Trying If Only Don’t Drink the Water Proudest Monkey Satellite Jimi Thing Sexy M.F. ———————- Granny Tripping Billies -> Halloween
-> indicates a segue into next song
I got together with friends Wendy and Beth and I drove down to tailgate. We stopped at Boyd’s Pharmacy in Bordentown, NJ to pick up tailgating supplies (see pictures below). Luckily, we met up with Elaine and her friends again in the parking lot to tailgate. It was a terrific time.
I saw another terrific show, this time with Wendy and Beth next to me. We sang and danced all night! Overall, it was not quite as good as Friday night 1 but it was still awesome! Highlights for me included “One Sweet World,” “Belly Belly Nice,” and an amazing rendition of “Crush.” “The Song That Jane Likes,” and a great version of “Why I Am” rocked the house as I thought about how great LeRoi Moore was and I’m sure he was there in spirit.
In addition, I loved “You Might Die Trying” and “Don’t Drink The Water” tonight as well. I caught most of “Jimi Thing” when Wendy wasn’t feeling good so unfortunately, we had to leave and ended up missing “Sexy M.F.,” as well as the encore of “Granny,” “Ants Marching,” and “Halloween.” I was disappointed. Nevertheless, I am very grateful I could spend two nights in Camden seeing my favorite band and hanging out with all my DMB friends!
Show # 17:
June 27, 2015 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
The Needle and the Damage Done
Grace Is Gone
When the World Ends
Rhyme & Reason
Stay or Leave ———————————-
Don’t Drink the Water
Digging a Ditch
Why I Am
Virginia in the Rain
Pantala Naga Pampa »
The Best of What’s Around
Stay (Wasting Time) ———————————–
The Space Between
Shake Me Like a Monkey
It was a cloudy, rainy, and stormy day. It rained the whole time. I went with Dan, Carol, and Wendy. I drove my nautical blue 2012 Toyota Corolla S.
Highlights in the acoustic set for me included “The Needle and the Damage Done”, “The Stone”, an outstanding “Typical Situation”, and a full-band version of “Stay or Leave”. The electric set featured the opener of “Don’t Drink the Water”, an excellent version of “Crush”, “Rapunzel”, and “The Best of What’s Around”.
The encore was one of the weakest I ever seen with “The Space Between” and “Shake Me Like a Monkey”. Other than that, it was good, but not great.