• This set features Porter Batiste Stoltz:
George Porter, Jr. - Bass/Vocals, Russell Batiste - Drums/Vocals, Brian Stoltz - Guitar/Vocals
• photo by Vincent Tseng.
• Notes from the archivist: Porter Batiste Stoltz settled into Atlanta for what would be the first of two nights. Kicking it off with "Grits N Hurricanes," the Atlanta, GA crowd at Smith's Olde Bar seemed to know what to expect from the boys. After standard readings of the popular "I Get High" and Brian's Stoltz's "Sugar For Me," PBS really dug in for an intense "Take A Chance" that had the band taking a lot of chances. Check out how wild the middle section of the song is, as well as the tail. The "PBS (Funk The Best) > Not Fade Away > Them Changes > PBS (Funk The Best)" segment included "After Midnight" (J. J. Cale) teases led by Russell and was a lot of fun. The second set started off with a silly reading of "Doom Doom," a song from Porter Batiste Stoltz's album Expanding The Funkin' Universe that hadn't been played in several months. You can hear the guys joking about it at the beginning if you listen carefully. The second set included another super-segue before slowing down for the dead-serious Curtis Mayfield penned "Here But I'm Gone." Russell sent 'em skipping out of the club with the ever-popular "Hokey Pokey," and a "Cissy Strut" fake-out until "Good Old Funky Music" tore the house down. - fB
• "Not Fade Away" included a tease of "After Midnight" (J.J. Cale).
• "Shakey Ground" was played for the first time (Temptations).
• "Atlanta Skips Around" included a "Cissy Strut" (Meters) intro fake-out.