Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (06/06/69)


Grateful Dead
Fillmore West,
San Francisco

Download SHN, MP3

requires one 80 minute disc (total time: 76:39)

1. //Smokestack Lightning* (13:12)
2. Green, Green Grass Of Home* (4:25)
3. Me & My Uncle* (3:55)
4. Checkin’ Up On My Baby%** (5:26)
5. Beat It On Down The Line** (2:39)
6. Lovelight (46:59)

*without Jerry Garcia; with Elvin Bishop
**without Jerry Garcia; with Elvin Bishop; with Wayne Ceballos

The splice in Checkin’ Up @ 1:14 is very minor, and hardly noticeable

From the original uploader
For unknown reasons, it appears that Jerry Garcia is missing for the first 5 songs, and Elvin Bishop plays lead guitar. The crowd, Phil & Bob acknowledge the missing Garcia after Smokestack, which must be the opener. Wayne Ceballos adds vocals for Checkin’ Up and BIODTL. A faintly heard voice off microphone could be Garcia’s just before Checkin’ Up. Two days later during the same run, Pigpen ended up a spectator for some songs while Bishop & Ceballos sat in, so it seems possible that this is the case with Jerry,
given a laid back atmosphere.

Deadlists vaguely indicates that this represents all of 6-6-69. However, it seems likely that some music may be missing before Lovelight. The guests are not present during Lovelight, and Garcia is playing on this version. This is perhaps the longest version of Lovelight known to have been played,
clocking in at just under 47 minutes.

Sound Forge was used to correct the pitch of the recording.

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002 shn em up initiative


10 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (06/06/69)

  1. As you may have noticed my site has gone screwy. Apparently my ISP did something or other and whatever it was now no longer support the old version of WordPress I’m using. Now I’ve got to upgrade and I have no idea how to do that.

    I’ll figure it out but it may take a few days.

  2. Hi Mat,

    I’m sure you’ll get it figured out. I wish I could help, but I’m in the dark about most of the web stuff. I can’t thank you enough for your site and all the great music you have provided over the years. Hang in there, it will get better.

    Bob W.

  3. The tech gurus think that they have to keep “improving” things but in fact leaving things alone that work is the best thing often. They have no idea how they mess things up for us. They think we all operate on the latest so called greatest computers, and the most updated versions of soft ware but we just like what works and don’t want to have to upgrade and change all the time. Mat, I feel your pain.

  4. THANK YOU for ALL this great stuff!!! One huge problem I have is that when I D/L this “FLAC” file, it comes through fine, but when it’s unzipped, it turned out to be a SHN file, not FLAC. Anyways, there’s still the MP3 I can get. Again, THANX for all!

  5. Sorry about that Timmy. In my mind FLAC and SHN are so similar that I tend to not notice the difference and I forgot to label it when its SHN not FLAC. I forget that lots of people have never dealt with SHN files before.

    There are ways to extract the SHN files and convert them to WAV or whatever. If you are on Windows I’m afraid I’ll be no help, but I suspect some others around here can point you in the right direction.

  6. I am a Mac owner too, but flac files can be easily converted to flac – google it, and something will come up for sure. I use xACT – maybe it’s also available for Windows?

  7. Timmy,

    I’m on Windows 7 and use MKW Audio Compression. It’s freeware and works extremely well. I’ve never had a problem with it in 10+ years. It’s available from many sites, a quick search on the name will find a long list.

    Bob W.

  8. Also, there’s a useful lightweight bit of freeware,
    Traders Little Helper – I always keep this handy just
    for conversion of SHN to FLAC

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