Lossless Bootelg Bonanza: Bonnie Raitt – Philadelphia, PA (02/22/72)

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Bonnie Raitt
Sigma Sound Studios
Rainbow Room, WMMR
Philadelphia, PA, US
February 22, 1972

Download FLAC: Mediafire
Download MP3@320: Mediafire

Pre-FM Master Reel > DAT

01 [04:03] Mighty Tight Woman
02 [04:23] Rollin’ & Tumblin’
03 [03:39] Anyday Woman
04 [03:43] Woman Be Wise
05 [02:57] Thank You
06 [03:38] Bluebird
07 [05:23] Finest Lovin’ Man
08 [04:42] Big Road
09 [02:50] Stayed Too Long At The Fair
10 [04:04] Under The Falling Sky
11 [03:59] Walkin’ Blues
12 [03:06] Can’t Find My Way Home
13 [03:52] Richland Woman Blues
14 [03:32] Blender Blues
15 [01:04] Radio Jingle Promo
16 [02:50] Since I Fell For You

TT [58:11]

Band Info:

Bonnie Raitt – Guitar, piano, vocals
Dan (Freebo) Freeberg – Bass
T.J. Tindle – Guitar, harp
John Davis – Harp

Source Info:

Pre-FM Reel > DAT(M) > DAT(1) > My DAT (circa 1992)

DAT 59ES > CDRW700 > CD-R (circa 1997-98)
EAC > SHN (circa 2003)
FLAC Conversion 09-SEPT-2005

The Story from the original uploader:

Like any story passed on with some music this needs to be
taken with a grain of salt. Here what was told to me and this
is what I know.

An intern at WMMR in the 80’s recorded this show to an
analog source. Being such a tremendous recording this
individual longed to re-record the master reel straight to
a digital source as they became increasingly popular in the
early 90’s. At this point the intern had moved on and no
longer had this type of access. However, he remembered
periodically that the studio or the station allowed access
to the ‘records room’ for research activity. Posing as a
university affiliate doing research on 70’s radio advertising
this individual gained access to the master reels with a
portable Sony DAT deck. The room was laid out with shelves
with tables on the far end with cassette decks, reel to reel
and ‘cart’ type recorders. Unplugging the cart recorder and
connecting the DAT deck history was then digitized. If you
look at the timeline it was more than likely recorded with a
Sony TCD D3. This early DAT deck was actually graced with a
very nice A to D chip. I believe the same chip found in the
Panasonic SV3700. Therefore a very nice digital transcript
was made that day.

At this time I was working at a mail order facility selling
DAT tapes. Which at the time were very expensive, $12 or more
per tape. The individual with this Bonnie recording told us
the story above. Is it true? Who knows but he use to buy DAT
tapes from us regularly. He made us a cassette of this famous
recording and we bugged him to make us a DAT copy for months.
He did not have the means to do DAT to DAT. On a visit to the
‘store’ in Stamford in 1992 we finally were able to make 1
DAT clone. I subsequently cloned that DAT. Most likely the
clone was made between a Panasonic SV3700 and a Sony 59ES.
But, possibly between 2 SV3700’s. At the ‘shop’ we had so
many DAT decks with many configurations.

I have no doubt this is direct from the Pre-FM Reels and one
listen and you will have no doubt either. Easily one of the
finest recordings by any musician at any time.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Augusta, GA (10/10/95)


Bob Dylan
Augusta, GA
Bell Auditorium

Download: FLAC/MP3

Taper: Glen Dundas

Source: Audio disks from taper (transferred 2006) > (dBpowerAMP set
to compression level 6) flac.


1 Drifter’s Escape
2 Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
3 All Along The Watchtower
4 Simple Twist Of Fate
5 It Takes A Lot To, Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
6 Silvio
7 Mr. Tambourine Man (acoustic w band)
8 Masters Of War (acoustic w band)
9 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (acoustic w band)


1 God Knows
2 I’ll Remember You
3 Obviously Five Believers
4 Alabama Getaway
5 It Ain’t Me, Babe (acoustic w band)
6 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Tape Tree, Vol 6: Is There Really Any Need To Ask Why (1986-1988)

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Van Morrison
Tape Tree Volume 6:
Is There Really Any Need To Ask Why

Download MP3@320

Side 1
A Town Called Paradise
Northern Muse(Solid Ground) / Cry For Home / She Gives Me Religion / Tore Down a la Rimbaud
Froggy Went a-Courtin’ / Good Morning Blues / Don’t Start Crying Now / Cleaning Windows
Bye Bye Blackbird
I Will Be There
Got To Go Back
In The Garden
Mona Lisa

Side 2
When I Was A Cowboy
Goodnight Irene
Celtic Ray
One Irish Rover
A Sense Of Wonder
And The Healing Has Begun / Gloria / Rave On, John Donne / Rave On Pt 2 / Bright Side Of The Road

Side 1, track 1:
Simmonscourt, Dublin 17-May-86
Side 1, track 2:
Carre Theatre, Amsterdam 29-Sep-86
also on Live At The Orphanage
Side 1, tracks 3-4:
De Doelen, Rotterdam 28-Sep-86
also on Van Morrison (vinyl)
Side 1, tracks 5-6:
Ishoj Centre-Saal, Copenhagen 28-Feb-87
also on Listen To The Lion
Side 1, track 7:
Greek Theatre, Berkeley 25-Jul-86
also on Sounding In The Clouds and others
Side 1, track 8:
Colstan Hall, Bristol 19-Nov-86
Side 2, track 1:
Coleraine University, UK 20-Apr-88
also on Dark Knight Of The Soul
Side 2, tracks 2-4:
Ulster Hall, Belfast 15-Sep-88 (with The Chieftains)
also on Dark Knight Of The Soul
Side 2, tracks 5-6:
Glastonbury Festival, Somerset 21-Jun-87
also on Rave On
Side 2, tracks 7-8:
Alte Oper, Frankfurt 20-Sep-86
also on Copycats Ripped Off My Soul

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Tape Tree, Vol. 5: Make It Real One More Time (1984-1986)

van morrison tape tree 5

Van Morrison
Tape Tree Volume 5:
Make It Real One More Time
Download MP3@320

Side 1
Higher Than The World
The Street Only Knew Your Name
Mr Thomas
Benediction (Thank God For Self Love)
Vanlose Stairway
The Way Young Lovers Do / A Town Called Paradise
Madame George
Thanks For The Information
Here Comes The Knight
Foreign Window

Side 2
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
I Will Be There Casino
It’s All In The Game / You Know What They’re Writing About
Hard Nose The Highway
Cleaning Windows
What Would I Do
Lark Ascending/Haunts Of Ancient Peace
Send In The Clowns

Side 1, tracks 1-2:
Midem Festival, Cannes 26-Jan-84
Side 1, track 3:
Philipshalle, Dusseldorf 14-Feb-84
Side 1, track 4:
Dominion Theatre, London 09-Jun-84
also on A Sense Of Blue (vinyl)
Side 1, track 5:
Sopavilliongen, Copenhagen 12-May-85 (with the Danish Radio Big Band)
Side 1, track 6:
Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK 17-Nov-86
Side 1, track 7:
Grand Opera House, Belfast 23-Oct-84
Side 1, tracks 8-9:
Simmonscourt, Dublin 17-May-86
Side 1, track 10:
The Playhouse, Edinburgh 30-Nov-86
Side 2, track 1:
Parc de Sceaux, Paris 01-Jul-84
Side 2, tracks 2-7:
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland 11-Jul-84
also on Summertime In Montreux
Side 2, tracks 8-9:
Greek Theatre, Berkeley 25-Jul-86
also on Sounding In The Clouds and others

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Tape Tree, Vol. 4: Can You Feel the Silence (1980-1983)

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Van Morrison
Tape Tree Volume 4:
Can You Feel The Silence

Download MP3@320

Side 1
Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
Wild Night
Tupelo Honey
Help Me

Side 2
Rock Me Baby
My Babe
Bring It On Home To Me
CC Rider
What’d I Say
Dweller On The Threshold
Summertime In England

Side 1, tracks 1-2:
Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam 23-May-81
Side 1, tracks 3-7:
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland 10-Jul-80
Side 1, track 8:
Werchter Rock Festival, Holland 03-Jul-83
Side 2, tracks 1-5:
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 08-Nov-82
also on Rock Me Baby (vinyl)
Side 2, tracks 6-7:
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 17-Nov-81
Side 2, tracks 8-10:
Gruga Hall, Essen, Germany 08-Nov-82
also on Live In Essen and others

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Berkeley, CA (08/07/77)

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Jerry Garcia Band
August 7, 1977
Berkeley, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master (Nakamichi 350/Maxell UDXLI90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) ->
Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC/16
(2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
February 22, 2010

— Disc change is seamless
— There is some distortion on a few of the tracks

Set 1:
d1t01 – Tuning
d1t02 – The Way You Do The Things You Do
d1t03 – Catfish John
d1t04 – Stop That Train
d1t05 – Let It Rock
d1t06 – Russian Lullaby
d1t07 – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
d2t01 – Midnight Moonlight

Set 2:
d2t02 – Tuning
d2t03 – They Love Each Other
d2t04 – Tore Up Over You
d2t05 – Simple Twist Of Fate
d2t06 – The Harder They Come

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (03/05/72)


Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> ?m -> Cass -> Cass -> Cass -> Cass -> Dat -> SHN
Patched w/AUD -> ? -> Reel (Mono) -> Dat -> Samplitude -> SHN

Patched, Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller

–I didn’t do any pitch adjustments, which i’m sure are needed.
–Patch provied Bertha through Next Time You See Me.
–Patch also provides intro to China Cat, I Know You Rider,
Casey Jones and One More saturday Night.

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Bertha
102-d1t02 – Black Throated Wind
103-d1t03 – Mr. Charlie
104-d1t04 – Sugaree
105-d1t05 – Greatest Story Ever Told
106-d1t06 – Next Time You See Me
107-d1t07 – Tennessee Jed
108-d1t08 – Jack Straw
109-d1t09 – China Cat Sunflower ->
110-d1t10 – I Know You Rider
111-d1t11 – Mexicali Blues
112-d1t12 – You Win Again
113-d1t13 – El Paso
114-d1t14 – Casey Jones

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Good Lovin’
202-d2t02 – Not Fade Away ->
203-d2t03 – Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
204-d2t04 – Not Fade Away

205-d2t05 – One More Saturday Night

–Mind Left Body Jam in Good Lovin’

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jimi Hendrix – New York, NY (03/17/68) – "Blues at Midnight"

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Cafe Au Go Go, New York City
March 17, 1968
‘Blues At Midnight’
LABEL: Midnight Beat 1995 (MB CD 037)

Download: FLAC/MP3

LINEAGE: Original Silvers > EAC (secure, offset corrected, test and copy) > WAV > FLAC


Notes from the original uploader:

I grabbed this gem at a shop in New York City back in the mid 90’s with my best friend,
‘Rich G’. Tracks 1-6 were recorded live at the Cafe Au Go Go on March 17th 1968, 152
Bleeker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City. Track 7 was recorded live at The
Generation Club on April 15th 1968, 52 West 8th Street, New York City. The Cafe Au Go Go
show also included Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Harvey Brooks, Buddy Miles, Herbie
Rich, James Tatum, and Philip Wilson. The Generation Club also included B.B. King, Elvin
Bishop, Buzzy Feiten, Al Kooper, and Philip Wilson.

If you’re not familiar with this recording, it can best be described as a bunch of
structured ‘jams’. If you’re into lyrics, this one’s NOT for you!!! If you’re into great
instrumentals, particularly electric guitar, JUMP ON THIS!! The sound quality is very nice.
I’d rate the SQ as a solid EX, in my humble opinion. Crowd noise can be heard at times, but
it’s faint at most. There are also a few fade-in/fade-outs, but almost hardly worth mentioning.

This is definitely one of the better sounding live performances with Jimi Hendrix I’ve heard.

Lastly- I normally wouldn’t include a scan of the actual disc, but this one’s too cool looking
to omit. Hope you guys agree. Thanks again to ‘Alex D.’ for the artwork scans.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Passaic, NJ (10/06/79)


Capitol Theatre
Passaic, New Jersey
October 6th 1979

Download: FLAC/MP3


This recording is from a Streaming Broadcast therefore there is nothing above 16k

SOURCE: Streaming Broadcast > Soundforge PRO 10b Capture as .WAV > FLAC Level 8 Align on Sector Boundaries


Capture, Editing and Artwork, JTT

Disc One
01. Kingdom Hall
02. Bright Side of the Road
03. Here Comes The Night
04. Into The Mystic
05. You Make Me Feel So Free
06. Warm Love
07. Call Me Up In Dreamland
08. It’s All In the Game >
You Know What They’re Writing About
09. Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
10. Angeliou

Disc Two
01. Full Force Gale
02. Moondance
03. (start cut) Moonshine Whiskey
04. Wavelength
05. Tupelo Honey
06. I’ve Been Working
07. Troubadours
08. Brown Eyed Girl
09. Gloria

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (01/25/69)


Grateful Dead
January 25, 1969
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
May 30, 2010

— The mix in Set 1 is a mess
— Beginning of Dark Star is cut
— Reel flip in Turn On Your Lovelight
— And We Bid You Good Night is cut at end
— Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Dark Star ->
102-d1t02 – St. Stephen ->
103-d1t03 – The Eleven ->
104-d1t04 – Turn On Your Lovelight

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Dupree’s Diamond Blues ->
202-d2t02 – Doin’ That Rag ->
203-d2t03 – Cosmic Charlie – Officially Released on the Golden Road box set
204-d2t04 – Alligator ->
205-d2t05 – Drums ->
206-d2t06 – Alligator ->
207-d2t07 – Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
208-d2t08 – Feedback ->
209-d2t09 – And We Bid You Good Night