A Whole Bunch of Jerry


My buddy Ross just sent me this.

I’m picturing all you Jerry fans with grins as big as his in the picture. I’ve just started poking my way through it. I’ll be spending the next several days working my way, show by show, to see if this has anything my other source doesn’t have and grabbing it.

It feels silly now to post any other Jerry shows since you can just grab the via this Mediafire link, but I’m still going to do it. Just slowly. That may be better for those of you who don’t want to dig through all these text files to see what’s interesting. Or for those of you who want MP3s.

For the rest of you all, enjoy! This should keep you busy for a long time.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Atlanta, GA (03/28/95) Soundcheck


Grateful Dead
The Omni, Atlanta, GA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 80018
Source: mtownshend
FM SBD Monitor -> MC -> Cass (Maxell XLII 90)

Transfer: mtownshend
Cassettte playback on Nakamichi MR-1 (no NR) -> gold-plated RCA Apogee cable -> RCA RX-D302B Receiver -> Optical out w/ Apogee Cable -> M-Audio CO2 Coax/Optical Converter -> S/PDIF -> M-Audio 1010-LT -> Recorded in Sound Forge8 (24/48 KHz WAV)

Edits: mtownshend
Wavelab > Waves XHum (60Hz tone removed)/DeNoiser /L3 Multimaximizer/IDR (hi res CD settings) -> 16 bit WAV -> CD Wave Editor 1.95 -> FLAC Frontend -> FLAC level 8

1. When a Man Loves a Woman (Abbreviated) [1:16]
2. Phil Tuning [2:00]
3. Banter [0:33]
4. Schoolgirl (1) [5:56]
5. Schoolgirl (2) [2:26]
6. Jerry’s ABB Idea * [0:40]
7. Schoolgirl (3) [5:32]
8. The ABB Idea Considered * [0:34]
9. Neighbor Neighbor [4:20]
10. Hi-Heeled Sneakers [4:13]
11. Big Boy Pete [3:26]
12. Big Boy Pete (2) [1:42]
13. Big Boy Pete (3) [1:11]
14. Paperback Writer (Abbreviated) [1:10]
15. Attics (1) [2:11]
16. Jerry Complaint [0:41]
17. Attics (2) [2:35]
18. Phil Explains to Jerry / Tuning -> Out [3:01]
Total [43:16]

* One Way Out Snippet

From the original uploader:
This one is a bit more listenable, although it has typical problems associated with recording methods.

This was recorded in an office inside the Omni. The Static is our attempt to fine tune Jerry�s ear monitor. The frequencies changed every night and were very close together.


A GEMS production -+-+- http://www.shnflac.net -+-+- November 2006

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Unknown Location (xx/xx/xx) “Lovelight Rehearsals”


Grateful Dead
Unknown date, probably early to mid 1967 (formerly “November 19, 1967”)
Unknown location
practice session


Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
Source #1: SBD -> ?? -> 7th gen cassette (stereo) -> wav -> FLAC
Source #2: SBD -> ?? -> unknown gen cassette (mono) -> CDR -> wav via EAC -> FLAC
This is a tagged version of shnid: 125314

d1t01 – Lovelight take 1         [0:41] = [0:22] ; Lovelight [0:17] ; [0:02] ;
d1t02 – Lovelight take 2         [1:26] = Lovelight [0:44] ; [0:42] ;
d1t03 – Lovelight take 3         [2:16] = Lovelight [0:47] ; [1:29] ;
d1t04 – Lovelight take 4         [2:04] = Lovelight [0:33] ; [1:31] ;
d1t05 – Lovelight take 5         [1:05] = Lovelight [0:57] ; [0:08] ;
d1t06 – Lovelight take 6        [10:57] = Lovelight [10:52] ; [0:05] ;
d1t07 – dead air             [7:04] = [7:04]
d1t08 – “let it shine” vocal rehearsals     [3:06] = [3:06]
d1t09 – Lovelight take 7         [0:58] = Lovelight [0:45] ; (1) [0:13] ;
d1t10 – Lovelight take 8         [0:34] = Lovelight [0:32] ; [0:02] ;
d1t11 – Lovelight take 9         [0:55] = Lovelight [0:38] ; [0:17] ;
d1t12 – Lovelight take 10         [1:26] = Lovelight [0:43] ; (2)[0:43] ;
d1t13 – Lovelight take 11         [2:46] = Lovelight [2:13] ; [0:33] ;
d1t14 – Lovelight take 12         [1:44] = Lovelight [0:48] ; [0:56] ;
d1t15 – Lovelight take 13         [2:25] = Lovelight [1:41] ; (3) [0:44] ;
d1t16 – Lovelight take 14         [2:38] = Lovelight [2:06] ; [0:32] ;
d1t17 – Lovelight take 15//         [2:47] = Lovelight [2:47#]

(1) Jerry: “It should be loud because that’s the melody you know. It should be out over the others.”

(2) Jerry: “Let’s go over it a time or two and get the arrangement. Hey Pig, do you want to do two verses and then into that uh drum business?  Well let’s, let’s decide that because that, that’s uh…”  Phil: “Bring some more grub man.”  Jerry: “Ok that would be the stomp because…”

(3) How many verses do you want to go through on Lovelight?  I think two, two and then a drum thing. And then after, after the bridge come on back and start get back into Lovelight.  Play it man. And you’ll have to play organ too. Give us a signal then, at the end. At the end, go back into the regular bar solo. Go back into the regular again. Go back into a regular verse at the end and go ‘shine, shine, shine, let it shine’.

Notes from the original uploader:

Source #1: 7th gen cassette (stereo) was used for takes 2-14 (tracks 2 through 16).
Source #2: unknown gen cassette (mono) was used for takes 1 and 15 (tracks 1 and 17).
Source #2 was of lower quality, but had an extra take at the beginning and another at the end,
The take numbers are not spoken on the recording, but are listed for reference.

This was commonly traded on cassette, dated as “11/19/67”.  The 45 minute segment has never circulated in digital format till now, with the exception of take 6 which is part of:


as well as:


This Lovelight practice session is now labelled as gd67-xx-xx.  There are several reasons to conclude it was made before November 19, 1967 – in fact before August 5, 1967 (currently the earliest known live Lovelight):

– Most importantly, from the talking between takes it is clear they are working out the arrangement. Maybe this the first time they are playing it?

– Definitely only one drummer
– Pigpen sings it a bit differently; in fact he only sings the first verse, over and over.
– The band doesn’t have any backing vocals except the “let it shine” bit, which was dropped & never appears live.
– The guitar parts are much simpler – on 8/5/67 they’re a lot more complex & bouncy.
– They don’t have a transition after the first verse.  By 8/5/67 they have a smoother drum transition.
– Garcia doesn’t have his soloing down for this song at all, and doesn’t seem to have worked out any part other than the chords.

Happy Holidays, Y’all


I’ll be spending the next week or so enjoying the Holiday Season with my family. As such I’ve decided to give The Midnight Cafe some much needed rest. I’ll probably start back up a little before the New Year, but if not I want to say a great big thanks to this community for making 2016 a little brighter for me.

I appreciate all the insightful comments, the ‘thank yous’ and even the complaints when I’ve screwed up. I literally would not keep posting all this great music if it wasn’t for your words.

Have the very best of holidays, and a very happy new year.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir – San Francisco, CA (03/22/89)


Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir & John Kahn
Gift Center Pavilion
San Francisco, CA
March 22, 1989

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 93889
Taper: PS;
Location: FOB;
Field Equipment: 2x Nakamichi 700 mics (modified, caps and attenuators worn in hat) > Reutelhuber pre-amp > dbx 221e > Sony TCd5M master cassette (Maxell MX90);
Transfer (PS): Nakamichi CR1a playback > dbx 224xds decode > Macintosh 1.2 GHZ Power PC G4 OSX 10.5.4, with M-Audio Audiophile 2496 MIDI Digital Recording Interface. Recorded with Bias Peak Lite. File re-saved from raw audio as Wave with Bias Peak Lite version 5.2;
Track & FLAC (jj): CD Wave 1.94.8 > Sony Sound Forge Studio 7.0 (t01 fade-in and t07 fade-out) > Trader’s Little Helper (FLAC8 encoding).

Single Disc (7 tracks, 35:18)
jg1989-03-22-jgbwjk-PS-t01. Crowd, Tuning and Stage Talk [1:40]
jg1989-03-22-jgbwjk-PS-t02. Deep Elem Blues [5:11] [0:19]
jg1989-03-22-jgbwjk-PS-t03. Wang Dang Doodle [5:09] ->
jg1989-03-22-jgbwjk-PS-t04. Oh the Wind and Rain [4:54] ->
jg1989-03-22-jgbwjk-PS-t05. When I Paint My Masterpiece [4:42]
jg1989-03-22-jgbwjk-PS-t06. Bird Song [8:18] [0:04]
jg1989-03-22-jgbwjk-PS-t07. Easy to Slip [4:50] [0:11]

– Poster Artists Benefit. Other acts included Country Joe McDonald, Dinosaurs and Nick Gravenites and Animal Mind. Jerry also sits in with Country Joe McDonald on Starship Ride and Lady With The Lamp. PS’s tape of that set will also be circulated.
– What a delight this little set is. Jerry sounds like he’s having a blast, including on the Bob tunes where he is both playing well and singing some nice harmonies (check out Wang Dang Doodle!). Indeed, in this time frame Jerry seemed to really enjoy these little one-off gigs … check out 1/23/88 (Blues for Salvador), 5/26/89 (with Los Lobos), 8/2/89 (Latino Sessions), and 4/29/90 (Animal Mind) for nice one-offs and guest shots during this period of relative health and happiness. I would argue that this is essential stuff for the Jerry fan.
– The recording is also very nice, the best of the several that I have heard from this night.
– Sounds like some joker blows a kazoo right near the end of Bird Song … might want to be careful for your speakers at that point.
– Big thanks to PS for taping, transferring and sharing this beauty.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Piercy, CA (08/10/91)


Jerry Garcia Band
French’s Camp on the Eel River
Piercy, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 14932
Source: AUD(mic’s unknown)>DAT>CDR>WAV>SHN.
Taper: unknown at this time.

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 The Way You Do The Things You Do [11:24]
02 And It Stoned Me [09:37]
03 You Never Can Tell [07:23]
04 Waiting For A Miracle [06:04]
05 Struggling Man [06:36]
06 My Sisters And Brothers [05:03]
07 Deal [08:16]
Total Time Disc 1: 54:26

Disc 2 – Set 2
01 Shining Star [12:00]
02 Think [07:59]
03 Lay Down Sally [09:00]
04 Twilight* [09:36]
05 See What Love Can Do [06:36]
06 Lazy Bones [06:17]
07 Everybody Needs Somebody To Love [10:26]
Total time Disc 2: 61:47

Comments from the original uploader: Hot recording performance and recording level wise with some infrequent intermittent peaking (on many levels) and an extremely full low end. At times noisy (rightfully) crowd losing it and intermittent close up individual clapping – its an outstanding performance. Pausing between some tracks during crowd. Phasing at times which seems to be present to some degree on most recordings from this venue – wind related?

*Fourth and final performance ever of one of the most beautiful and soulful JGB songs – “Twilight”.

d1t01 – subsecond pop at 04:51 in the right channel penciled out using sf5.
d2t05 – minor faint digistatic @ 00:22, 01:53

Thanks to H. Angus for the CDR seeds.
DAE(EAC 0.9 beta 4, offset corrected, high/secure) > editing (soundforge 5) > boundary check (shntool) > SHN (shorten 3.4) > FTP via C.Ladner/candyman FTP. Help with taper or source info to: neo_levo@hotmail.com.

A MisShn in the Rain Installment of the Music Never Stopped Project – 2/03.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – San Francisco, CA (06/12/90)


Jerry Garcia Band
Warfield Theater
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 11365

MAD (Taper, equipment, and location unknown) >
DATs > Tascam DA-30 playback > HHB-800 master CD >
HHB-800 CD/1 > HP 9350i extraction and normalization
to 98% using EAC > tracking using CD Wave > .shn
encoding using mkwACT. D > CD by David Minches,
EAC > SHN by Joe Jupille. Proper sector boundaries
verified using shntool.

Disc One (9) 69:10
–Set I–
1. Crowd & Tuning [0:25]
2. How Sweet It Is [7:02] [1:43]
3. I’ll Take A Melody [10:29] [0:52]
4. I Shall Be Released [7:53] [1:14]
5. Run For The Roses [5:38] [1:21]
6. Stop That Train [6:36] [0:22]
7. Tough Mama [6:28] [0:26]
8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [8:36] ->
9. Deal [9:56] [0:09]

Disc Two (8) 73:27
–Set II–
1. Crowd & Tuning [0:05]
2. The Way You Do The Things You Do [12:35] [0:37]
3. Mission In The Rain [9:07] [0:25]
4. Dear Prudence [12:55] [1:29]
5. Russian Lullaby [11:10] [0:15]
6. Think [8:05] [1:02]
7. Gomorrah [6:27] ->
8. Midnight Moonlight [8:04] [0:10]

The recording is quite muddy.

No flaws noted.

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5

Repost Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Boston, MA (12/02/77)


Jerry Garcia Band
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA
December 2, 1977

Download: FLAC/MP3

disc 1:

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
They Love Each Other
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Simple Twist Of Fate

disc 2:

I Second That Emotion
Harder They Come

Late Show

disc 3:

Love In The Afternoon
Tore Up Over You
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
* * patch 15:24 – 15:52

disc 4:

Mystery Train
Cats Under The Stars
Mission In The Rain

Recording by Steve Hopkins: Master Audience Cassette; Sony ECM-99a > Sony TC-158SD; Maxell UD-XLI Patch source; Recording by Steve Rolfe; Sony ECM-99a > Sony TC-158SD

Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches: Master played back on Nakamichi Dragon > ART DI/O (96Mhz/24 bit)> Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard > HD Editing performed in Adobe Audition; Dithered and downsampled to 44.1 MHz / 16 bit; Flac Encoded

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Universal City, CA (05/22/89)


Jerry Garcia Band
22 May 1989
Universal Amphitheatre
Universal City, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20505
sbd>mdat>cass>sonic solutions>cdr>mkw>shn

Disk 1 / Set 1
1. How Sweet It Is
2. Stop That Train
3. Mission In The Rain
4. Waiting For A Miracle
5. The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down
6. And It Stoned Me
7. Deal

Disk 2 / Set 2
1. Harder They Come
2. Forever Young
3. Think
4. Evangeline

*missing last two songs of second set (That Lucky Old Sun and Midnight Moonlight)
*cdr wav disks provided by Matt Zerbini
*cdr > mkw > shn performed by Robert Goetz (winterland121072@yahoo.com) on 11/11/2003

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – 1991 Electric Piano Man


Bob Dylan
1991 ELECTRIC Piano Man
(Pink Panther Records)
1991 Summer Tour of Europe (Highlights)

Download: FLAC/MP3

1991 is Bob’s most unloved year & the European Tour is the most unloved tour leg in 1991.
Why? The critics & Bob-book writers say so – mainly because of Stuttgart.
They are very, very wrong.
Here’s why.

01.Man Of Peace (06-07 Bologna)
02.Man In The Long Black Coat (06-25 Stockholm)
03.Under The Red Sky (06-07 Bologna)
04.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) (06-11 Belgrade)
05.Just Like A Woman (06-07 Bologna)
06.Shelter From The Storm (06-07 Bologna)
07.When First Unto This Country (06-12 Budapest)
08.Two Soldiers (06-19 Offenbach)
09.Mr Tambourine Man (06-12 Budapest)
10.People Putting People Down (06-06 Rome)
11.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (06-10 Ljubljana)
12.Shooting Star (06-11 Belgrade)
13.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (06-19 Offenbach)
14.Ballad Of A Thin Man (06-11 Belgrade)
15.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (06-11 Belgrade)
16.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (06-11 Belgrade) [BONUS TRACK]

P.S. The bonus track will not fit on a single cd.
P.P.S That’s Bob on electric piano.