Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (10/11/73)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Berkeley, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: sbd > master-reel > dat(48k)

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Bill Vitt – drums

Set I

01 //Someday Baby
02 Honey Chile
03 When I Paint My Masterpiece
04 Mystery Train
05 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Set II

03 I Second That Emotion
04 One Kind Favor
05 Sunshine Of My Life
06 The Harder They Come


– this version has been provided by an anonymous source
– this (most excellent sounding) show has never circulated in any form
– “Sunshine Of My Life” – performed once by Garcia/Saunders
– “I Second That Emotion” is missing a couple notes at the start of set 2
– lots of level adjustments have been made
– various artifacts have been removed and a number of other repairs have been done
– a light hum and crackle removement has been performed between some tracks
– all files have been tagged

7 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (10/11/73)

  1. It is a rare treat to have this much previously un-circulated Garcia Saunders show up all at once. I am listening to the version of Sunshine of My Life right now which is just superb. You really knocked one out of the park this time Mat! Thanks so much!!!

  2. Yes, its become happy Jerry days for all of us. The big question is, did you get any of the ’66 Dead practice sessions and did you get the Clementine takes with Jerry and Phil? Being a child of the 60’s, that’s what really makes my heart sing.

  3. It’s pretty easy to be patient thanks to all the killer shows you’ve already shared with us this week. I’m thrilled to see the 9/6/73 concert get posted today. That’s one I had on cassette years ago and this version sounds infinitely cleaner. Thank you once again!

  4. Yes, I think 9/6/73 and 10/11/73 may be the gems of the bunch. I can’t thank you enough for posting those.

    Curiosity got the best of me so I wandered over to Archive and streamed the GD 3/9/66 file. It has two Pigpen songs I had never heard before. One is not even named (but Jerry and Pig are phenomenal on it) and the other is Who Do You Love which I don’t think had appeared before except in 1972 live performances. It’s tremendous as a 1966 tune. If you are able post that you will have my eternal gratitude.

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