Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Various Artists – San Rafael, CA (04/27-28/74) – Marin County Bluegrass Festival

marin county bluegrass festival - 1974

Marin County Bluegrass Festival
April 27-28, 1974
Golden State College, San Rafael, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

The tracking on this is screwball. The FLACs (and therefore the MP3s) are given track numbers that don’t always match up to what is listed here. I tried to fix them, but sometimes the artist names/song titles don’t match up either and after awhile I just gave up. The music is fine though – Mat

This is a tagged version of shnid: 84849

source: sbd reel
exact gen unknown
Jerry Moore’s copy

lineage: reel playback on Sony TC-765>sbm1>dat>cdr>soundforge>cdr>eac>flac
transfered by Rob Berger ’99

disc 1: 75:25

Cornbread: (4/27)

01: Old Joe Clark
02: I Don’t Believe You Met My Baby
03: Fire On The Mountain

Homestead Act: (4/27)

04: I’ve Been Everywhere
05: Take Five
06: Columbus Stockade Blues
07: Chime Bells
08: Diggy Liggy Lo
09: The Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Emmylou Harris: (4/27)

10: Jambalaya

Tut Taylor and Norman Blake: (4/27)

11: Instrumental
12: Southern Railroad Blues

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/27)

13: Footprints Through The Snow
14: Keep on the Sunny Side
15: Wabash Cannonball
16: Mule’s Done Gone Away

Jim & Jesse McReynolds: (4/27)
17: Are You Missing Me

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/27)

18: Poor Boy Blues
19: Wabash Cannonball (same as above..)
20: Salt Creek
21: Tennessee Stud

Great American String Band: (4/27)
(Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Green, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern)

22: My Plastic Banana Isn’t Stupid
23: Dawg’s Rag (with Richard Green)
24: I’ll Be The Gambler If You’ll Deal The Cards

disc 2: 73:23

Great American String Band: (4/27)

01: Sweet Georgia Brown

The Hired Hands: (4/28)

02: Bear Tracks

Buck White & The Down Homers: (4/28)

03: She Left Me Standing There

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys (4/28)

04: Pick Away
05: Cotton Mill Man/
06: The River Of Jordan

Great American String Band: (4/27)
(Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Green, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern)

07: Maybelline
08: Johnny B. Goode

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys:

09: Dueling Banjos

Tut Taylor and Norman Blake:

10: Instrumental #1
11: Instrumental #2

Taylor, Blake, & Mac Wiseman:

12: The Wreck Of The Old 97
13: Catfish John
14: Love Letters In The Sand
15: Shackles And Chains
16: Prisoner Song
17: Jimmy Brown
18: The Old Folks At Home
19: Man Walking On The Water
20: Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life

Frank Wakefield :

21: Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #1

Wakefield, Garcia ..et al

22: Heartbreak Hotel
23: Orange Blossom Special

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/28)

24: Doc Bog’s Country Blues
25: Movin’ On
26: Wabash Cannonball
27: Tennessee Stud

disc 3: 79:50

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot: (4/28)

01: Talking Fishing Blues
02: Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
03: Down The Line
04: Pretty Boy Floyd

Doug Dillard & Frank Wakefield: (4/28)

05: Dixie Breakdown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
with Garcia, Vassar Clements, Doc Watson,
David Nelson, John Hartford, & Jerry Mills: (4/28)

06: Tulane And Johnny
07: Cosmic Cowboy
08: Jambalaya
09: Sally Goodin
10: Battle Of New Orleans
11: Teardrops In My Eyes
12: Bonie Maronie
13: Randy Lynn Rag
14: Flint Hill Special
15: Mr. Bojangles
16: Honky Tonkin’
17: Diggy Liggy Lo
18: Will The Circle Be Unbroken*
19: Way Downtown Fooling Around*
20: Down Yonder*
* w/Doc & Merle Watson

disc 4:
19:31

Old And In The Way: (4/28)
(Garcia, Grisman)

01: High Lonesome Sound
02: Pig In A Pen
03: Panama Red
04: Wild Horses
05: The Hobo Song

2 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Various Artists – San Rafael, CA (04/27-28/74) – Marin County Bluegrass Festival

  1. Hi Mat,

    Here are some possible corrections to your list based on my research.

    disc 1:

    Mac Wiseman: (4/27) *** not Doc & Merle

    13: Footprints Through The Snow
    14: Keep on the Sunny Side
    15: Wabash Cannonball

    Jim & Jesse McReynolds: (4/27)

    16: Mule’s Done Gone Away (correct title “Whoa Mule”) *** not Doc & Merle
    17: Are You Missing Me

    disc 2:

    Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys (4/28)

    07: Maybelline *** not GASB
    08: Johnny B. Goode *** not GASB

    Tut Taylor and Norman Blake:

    10: Instrumental #1 (correct title “Running Wild”)
    11: Instrumental #2 (correct title “Sugar In The Gourd”)

    Greenbriar Boys (Frank Wakefield) :

    21: Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #1
    22: Heartbreak Hotel
    23: Orange Blossom Special
    w. Jerry Garcia – banjo: 22, 23
    w. Vassar Clements – fiddle: 22, 23

    Doc & Merle Watson: (4/28)

    24: Doc Bog’s Country Blues (correct spelling “Dock Boggs’ Country Blues”) yes it’s spelled Dock

    disc 3: 79:50

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: (4/28)

    06: Tulane And Johnny
    07: Cosmic Cowboy
    08: Jambalaya
    09: Sally Goodin
    10: Battle Of New Orleans
    11: Teardrops In My Eyes
    12: Bonie Maronie
    13: Randy Lynn Rag
    14: Flint Hill Special
    15: Mr. Bojangles
    16: Honky Tonkin’
    17: Diggy Liggy Lo
    18: Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    19: Way Downtown Fooling Around
    20: Down Yonder

    Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, John McEuen
    with
    Vassar Clements: 11-20
    Jerry Garcia: 8-10
    John Hartford: 11-14
    Jerry Mills: 11-14
    David Nelson: 11-14
    Doc & Merle Watson: 18-20

    I hope this is of value.

    Bob W.

  2. Oops,

    I forgot to identify members of 2 groups:

    Greenbriar Boys are
    John Herald – guitar
    Bob Yellin – banjo
    Frank Wakefield – mandolin
    Jim Buchanan – fiddle

    Great American String Band are
    Jerry Garcia – guitar, banjo (there are doubts that Jerry played with GASB at this festival)
    David Grisman – mandolin
    Richard Greene – fiddle
    Taj Mahal (aka Flame Bombadine) – bass
    David Nichtern – guitar

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