Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (01/17/74)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
The Keystone
Berkeley, CA
01/17/1974

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Set I
Someday Baby
La-La
Second That Emotion
My Funny Valentine
Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight?

Set II
Finders Keepers
Think
Are You Lonely For Me Baby?
Harder They Come

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Martin Fierro – saxophone, flute
Bill Kreutzmann – drums

Source 1:

Set II Only

shnid: 136780

Soundboard > Master Reel > DAT (48k)

Notes:

– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– Very little work has been done on this, a few clicks removed, one repair and some level adjustments made.
– The mix changes around 22 seconds, Garcia’s vocal is moved from the left channel to become more central. *
– All files have been tagged.

Source 2:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 76471

AUD 1 (All of disk 1 and disk 2 till middle of Are You Lonely For Me Baby)
——————- original shnid 10024 information ——————
MAC > D > CD > EAC > SHN

Recorded by Louis Falanga [was incorrectly listed as Bob Menke], unknown setup.

Extraction using EAC, retracking using CD Wave,
sector boundary verification using shntool, and
.shn encoding using mkwACT.

Additional Notes:
Variable speed problems throughout, though absent
those problems (which really aren’t that distracting)
this is an excellent recording. I will not note specific
speed-related anomalies in these flaw notes.

This is tracked and noted as a three-set show, consistent
with the taper’s recollection and notations. However, it
seems at least possible that this material derives from two
separate shows, either from 1/17 and 1/18 or from early and
late shows on the 18th. First, the show is longer in terms
of sets and minutes than just about any other Garcia & Saunders
show on record. Second, Finders Keepers, Think, the “sure is quiet
for Berkeley” comment, and Are You Lonely For Me Baby? have
circulated since at least 1990 with a date of 1/17 (albeit
1973, which seems clearly incorrect). Third, the tuning break
during “set III” (disc four) has two separate audience members
calling for songs that appear earlier on this recording
(Finders Keepers and Second That Emotion). It seems unlikely
that two separate audience members would have forgotten
what had been played only an hour or two earlier and/or
requested that a song be repeated. Ultimately, we will
probably never know, but this material rocks nonetheless!

AUD 2 (from middle of Are You Lonely For Me Baby till end of Harder They Come
Unknown aud – no lineage given

I patched this version with portions from the sbd (SBD=>MR =>DAT (44.1KHz) =>CDR shnid 20678) and Dick’s Gift (MSR>DATs>CDRs>EAC>SHN). I am going with the consensus that this portion of the show was from 1/17/74 as it matched the sbd of that date note for note. The Dick’s Gift material also matched both the sbd and this portion of the audience. The secondary audience source matched the soundboard and was very similar quality.

My intent was to use this audience with the sbd sources for creating a dts version of this show. I matched the speed of this recording to the Dick’s Gift – it was slightly fast overall (about 1/4 a second per minute) and more consistent than the sbd recording.

Performed the following patches:
1) 16:08 in My Funny Valentine – 38.439 was missing from audience – patched and normalized from Dick’s Gift
2) 39.500 was missing from start of Finders Keepers – patched and normalized from sbd source
3) 15:35 in Are You Lonely Tonight, Audience source 1 ends. 0:22 was then replaced from the sbd and the secondary audience source was used to finish disk 2.

– Mixed by kevtobin@yahoo.com
– FLAC conversion 13-AUG-2006

Source 3:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 76474

*From Dick’s Gift
——————- original shnid 20678 information ——————
SBD=>MR =>DAT (44.1KHz) =>CDR

DAT TSF =====> Ziggy
EAC > .shn ======> Seth K
Seed discs =====> courtesy of Tommy Banjo. Thanks!

Notes:
Disc 1, Track 1- fades in, and the first few seconds of intro are missing. Disc 1, Track 1-Digi noise: :21-:25; :52-:55; 1:04-1:05; 1:18-1:26; 1:34-1:36; 1:45; 2:21
Disc 1 Track 1- Right Channel is low until: 1:39 Also, levels are being
adjusted, and full instrumentation does not occur until 2:04 Disc 2, Track 5- vocals out of the mix, entire song. Disc 2, Track 7- 10:44 Jerry says: Sure is quiet for Berkeley. (pause) This is Martin Fierro.
Disc 2, Track 9 Intro and first line (They tell me there’s a pie up in the sky) is missing.
———————– Dick’s Gift Info —————————–
“DICK’S GIFT”

Disk 1:

Per http://www.thejerrysite.com:

??/??/74 Unknown Venue, Unknown City, Unknown State

1. Finders Keepers 10:12
2. Think 9:12
3. Lala 11:34
4. I Second That Emotion 14:31
5. My Funny Valentine 23:59

Comments: This tape circulates labled “LOM Mystery Tape”, and usually with 4 songs before Finders Keepers (see ??/??/73). These songs are from the winter or spring of ’74, before Martin Fierro became a fulltime member. Supposedly found in vault unlabled by Dick Latvala. It is doubtful that all these songs are from the same show.

Recordings: 71 SBD (MSR>DATs>CDRs>EAC>SHN)
Extracted and shorten compressed by DSacks@hatfield.etree.org.

I patched this version with portions from the primary audience (MAC > D > CD > EAC > SHN shnid 10024), secondary audience (unknown lineage) and Dick’s Gift (MSR>DATs>CDRs>EAC>SHN). I am going with the consensus that this portion of the show was from 1/17/74 even though the audience was listed as 1/18/74 as it matched the aud note for note. The Dick’s Gift material also matched both the sbd and the audience.

My intent was to use this sbd with the aud sources and the Dick’s Gift for creating a dts version of this show. I matched the speed of this recording to the Dick’s Gift – it was a bit fast overall (about 1.5 second per minute). I also switched the left and right tracks in order to match Merle on left track and Jerry on right as it is on Dick’s Gift. All TAO gaps were removed during patching.

Performed the following patches:
1) First 7.036 of Someday Baby patched from audience to give better lead in. The rest of Someday Baby came from sbd source.
2) The next 2 minutes of Someday Baby were inserted from a fix patch sent to me by Bob. “I fixed most of the digisnits from the aud source which was adjusted to match (when it was an improvement). A couple of the smaller ones the cure was worse than the fix so I left them, I also adjusted leveling problems in the sbd source.”
3) Between Someday Baby and LaLa – 20.277 was missing from sbd – patched and normalized from audience.
4) 2 sec gap was removed from between (all) tracks on sbd source.
5) LaLa came from Dick’s Gift.
6) 2:20 between LaLa and Second That Emotion filled in from sbd source.
7) Second That Emotion came from Dick’s Gift.
8) 1:12 between Second That Emotion and My Funny Valentine filled in from sbd source.
9) My Funny Valentine came from Dick’s Gift.
10) First 13.288 of Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight patched from primary audience to start disk 2.
11) Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight from sbd source.
12) Last 13.425 of Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight patched from primary audience to end Set 1.
13) First 39.500 of Finders Keepers from sbd source.
14) Finders Keepers came from Dick’s Gift.
15) 1:12 between Finders Keepers and Think filled in from sbd source.
16) Think came from Dick’s Gift.
17) Rest of the show comes from sbd source.
18) 0:56 at start of Harder They Come patched in from secondary audience source

– thanks to Bob for the fix to beginning of Someday Baby
– Mixed by kevtobin@yahoo.com
– FLAC conversion 13-AUG-2006

Source 4:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 90365

SBD + AUD Matrix 4 Source Mix
(50%-SBD/50%-AUD)

SBD1 “DICK’S GIFT”
Disk 1:
Per http://www.thejerrysite.com:

??/??/74 Unknown Venue, Unknown City, Unknown State

1. Finders Keepers 10:12
2. Think 9:12
3. Lala 11:34
4. I Second That Emotion 14:31
5. My Funny Valentine 23:59

Comments: This tape circulates labled “LOM Mystery Tape”, and usually with 4 songs before Finders Keepers (see ??/??/73). These songs are from the winter or spring of ’74, before Martin Fierro became a fulltime member. Supposedly found in vault unlabled by Dick Latvala. It is doubtful that all these songs are from the same show.

Recordings: 71 SBD (MSR>DATs>CDRs>EAC>SHN)
Extracted and shorten compressed by DSacks@hatfield.etree.org.

SBD2 (shnid 20678)
SBD=>MR =>DAT (44.1KHz) =>CDR

DAT TSF =====> Ziggy
EAC > .shn ======> Seth K
Seed discs =====> courtesy of Tommy Banjo. Thanks!

Notes:
Disc 1, Track 1- fades in, and the first few seconds of intro are missing. Disc 1, Track 1-Digi noise: :21-:25; :52-:55; 1:04-1:05; 1:18-1:26; 1:34-1:36; 1:45; 2:21
Disc 1 Track 1- Right Channel is low until: 1:39 Also, levels are being
adjusted, and full instrumentation does not occur until 2:04 Disc 2, Track 5- vocals out of the mix, entire song. Disc 2, Track 7- 10:44 Jerry says: Sure is quiet for Berkeley. (pause) This is Martin Fierro.
Disc 2, Track 9 Intro and first line (They tell me there’s a pie up in the sky) is missing.

AUD1 (shnid 10024)
MAC > D > CD > EAC > SHN
Recorded by Bob Menke, unknown setup.
Extraction using EAC, retracking using CD Wave,
sector boundary verification using shntool, and
.shn encoding using mkwACT.

Flaws/Notes:
d1t04 Second That Emotion light tick @ 4:22
d1t05 My Funny Valentine cut/splice @ 16:08
d2t02 Finders Keepers cuts in, not much missing
d2t02-03 pop just before track marker
d2t06 Lonely for Me (master?) anomalies @ 10:36-11:04
d2t06 Lonely for Me cuts out

Additional Notes:
Variable speed problems throughout, though absent
those problems (which really aren’t that distracting)
this is an excellent recording. I will not note specific
speed-related anomalies in these flaw notes.

This is tracked and noted as a three-set show, consistent
with the taper’s recollection and notations. However, it
seems at least possible that this material derives from two
separate shows, either from 1/17 and 1/18 or from early and
late shows on the 18th. First, the show is longer in terms
of sets and minutes than just about any other Garcia & Saunders
show on record. Second, Finders Keepers, Think, the “sure is quiet
for Berkeley” comment, and Are You Lonely For Me Baby? have
circulated since at least 1990 with a date of 1/17 (albeit
1973, which seems clearly incorrect). Third, the tuning break
during “set III” (disc four) has two separate audience members
calling for songs that appear earlier on this recording
(Finders Keepers and Second That Emotion). It seems unlikely
that two separate audience members would have forgotten
what had been played only an hour or two earlier and/or
requested that a song be repeated. Ultimately, we will
probably never know, but this material rocks nonetheless!

AUD 2 (no shnid)
no lineage given
——————————————————————
Tech Notes

SHNs were decoded to wave and Audition 1.0 was used to reassemble
the tracks back to 1 long wave. Audition 1.0 was used to align &
synch the both SBD & AUD sources. Audition 1.0 used to adjust the
volume for the AUD, matrix/CTR and LFE channels. Surcode
CD Pro DTS was used to encode to DTS.
– First 2 minutes of Someday Baby fixed by bob – thank you
– Mixed by kevtobin@yahoo.com
– FLAC conversion 27-FEB-2008
——————————————————————————-
Multitrack Mixdown Settings

SET ONE

Stereo Matrix
SBD -0
AUD -0

SET TWO

Stereo Matrix
SBD -0
AUD -0
———————————————————
I matched the speed of this recording to the Dick’s Gift – sbd was a bit fast overall (about 1.5 second per minute) and audience was a little better (about 1/4 second per minute) in comparison. I also switched the left and right tracks of the sbd in order to match Merle on left track and Jerry on right as it is on Dick’s Gift. This is the same as shnid 76401 except that alternate audience was found to end disk 2 that also filled in the missing sbd portion of Harder They Come.

Audio Patching:
1) First 7.036 of Someday Baby patched from audience to give better lead in. The rest of Someday Baby came from sbd source.
2) The next 2 minutes of Someday Baby were inserted from a fix patch sent to me by Bob. “I fixed most of the digisnits from the aud source which was adjusted to match (when it was an improvement). A couple of the smaller ones the cure was worse than the fix so I left them, I also adjusted leveling problems in the sbd source.”
3) Between Someday Baby and LaLa – 20.277 was missing from sbd – patched and normalized from audience.
4) 2 sec gap was removed from between (all) tracks on sbd source.
5) LaLa came from Dick’s Gift.
6) 2:20 between LaLa and Second That Emotion filled in from sbd source.
7) Second That Emotion came from Dick’s Gift.
8) 1:12 between Second That Emotion and My Funny Valentine filled in from sbd source.
9) My Funny Valentine came from Dick’s Gift.
10) 16:08 in My Funny Valentine – 38.439 was missing from audience – patched and normalized from Dick’s Gift
11) First 13.288 of Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight patched from audience to start disk 2.
12) Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight from sbd source.
13) Last 13.425 of Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight patched from audience to end Set 1.
14) 39.500 was missing from start of audience Finders Keepers – patched and normalized from sbd source.
15) First 39.500 of Finders Keepers from sbd source.
16) Finders Keepers came from Dick’s Gift.
17) 1:12 between Finders Keepers and Think filled in from sbd source.
18) Think came from Dick’s Gift.
19) Rest of the show comes from sbd source.
20) 15:35 in Are You Lonely Tonight, Audience source 1 ends. 0:22 was then replaced from the sbd and the secondary audience source was used to finish disk 2.

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