Ten Years of Bootlegs: Top Clicks

Since I’ve been doing the top ten most downloaded shows I thought it would be fun to look at other aspects of the blog’s stats. Once again this comes with a caveat. I started my blog on Blogger then at some point moved to WordPress then I got my own web space but continued to use WordPress’ platform and then a few years ago I moved back to the free WordPress site. I have no doubt some of my stats were lost. Best guess is these stats only recommend my time on the free WordPress site. But its still fun to look at.

I thought it would be fun to look at the various way people come to my blog and how they leave it. WordPress does not track how many people come to my site directly (i.e. they type in themidnightcafe.org) or if they just leave the site by typing in another URL or close the browser all together. What we’re talking about then is if people click a link (whether through a search engine or a link on another site) to enter or leave.

Top Five Referrers of All Time

1. Search Engines: 539,071 clicks.
2. So Many Roads: 20,772 clicks.
3. Facebook: 12,532 clicks.
4. Expecting Rain: 8,529 clicks
5. Brooklyn Steve: 5,430 clicks

It makes perfect sense that most people come here via search engines. That’s how everybody gets everywhere on the internet. I think it is pretty fantastic that so many folks come from So Many Roads (an excellent bootleg blog that everyone should visit as often as possible). My blog automatically posts to Facebook though there really aren’t that many people who subscribe to the page (and you should totally follow me on Facebook – I don’t offer anything new but its a good way to be reminded of all the cool shows I post ;).

I pretty regularly post to Expecting Rain and many others post my links for me so that is also not surprising. I am surprised by Brooklyn Steve being so high up (one small warning – his page contains some slight nudity in its header). Not that its not a fine site I just didn’t realize so many came from there, but thanks Steve and everyone else. I appreciate the patronage.

Top Five Outgoing Clicks of All Time

1. Amazon: 457,507
2. Mediafire: 21,561
3. So Many Roads: 21,373
4. Big Ozine 19,936
5. Live Bootleg Concert: 16,493

Again #1 isn’t surprising as it makes sense the biggest links clicked would be for the downloads.  I’m surprised Mediafire is still hanging in there, though I am slowly trying to update those links to Amazon.  I see I’m beating So Many Roads by a few clicks so I think you all owe me a few ;). Actually I should note that I get quite a few incoming clicks from various international iterations of the So Many Roads URL.  And so that Brooklyn Steve doesn’t get jealous I’m showing over 11,000 clicks to you from me

All of this does remind me that I need to update my blog links sidebar.  I guess you all like using my site to go to other cool bootleg blogs which is great.  I rarely check my sidebar so I’m guessing there are some bad links and probably a few new sites I need to add.

This was fun.  A big thanks to all the sites that have me listed in their link list.  As always I appreciate everyone who comes here and participates in this wonderful music.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – San Francisco, CA (01/30/91)

jerry garcia - san francisco - 1991-1-29

Jerry Garcia Band
Warfield Theater
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

FOB NAK 700>DAT>CD>Cool Edit Pro>CD

Disc I – Set I
1. Cats Down Under The Stars [10:15]
2. They Love Each Other [7:53]
3. Forever Young [11:25]
4. Struggling Man [8:32]
5. Run For The Roses [6:09]
6. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [9:27]
7. My Sisters And Brothers [4:10]
8. Let’s Spend The Night Together [11:26]

Disc II – Set II
1. The Way You Do The Things You Do [14:14]
2. He Ain’t Give You None [9:08]
3. Tore Up Over You [8:29]
4. Gomorrah [6:45]
5. Don’t Let Go [21:00]
6. That Lucky Old Sun [12:42]
7. Midnight Moonlight [7:03]

NOTE: This was a wav version of shnid 16712 that I extracted to my computer.

Repost Bonanza: Van Morrison – Boston, MA (10/27/74)

Van Morrison - Boston - 1974

Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA.
October 27, 1974 (Sunday Night)

Download: FLAC/MP3

An EAC CD Rip – From Brian Chaloux’s Silvers Collection 2007
Recorded by Joe Maloney – Brilliant Audience Recording
Source: Sony TC-110A analog cassette recorder with built in mics
Lineage: Audience Analog Master > CDR > EAC (sercure) > Flac

Disc 1
01. Tune Up, Intro, Naked In The Jungle
02. Street Choir
03. Warm Love
04. Bulbs
05. Into The Mystic
(Special Info On This Track 05.>) Acoustic Guitar Solo by Van, What an Incredible Rare Version of this song “Into The Mystic” by Van.
06. Help Me
07. I Believe To My Soul
08. Ain’t Nobody’s Business
(Special Info On This Track 08.)> The First Time this Song “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” Was Ever Perfomed Live
09. Listen To The Lion
(Special Info On This Track 09.)> Longest Version of “Listen To The Lion” Ever Perfomed Live. This also includes “Story Time”.
10. Wild Night
11. I’ve Been Working
12. Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket

Disc 2
01. Twilight Zone, Encore Applause (ENCORE #1)
02. Moondance, Fever, Band Intros, Moondance, (ENCORE #2)
03. Since I Fell For You, (ENCORE # 3)
(Special Info On Track 03.)> A Rare Performance of this Song “Since I Fell For You” only Performed 34 times Live, This is the Longest Version Of this Song Ever Performed Live.
04. Gloria, Caravan Medley, Gloria

Band Members:

Van Morrison – Guitars, keys, harmonica, alto saxaphone & vocals
Pete Wingfield – Piano and keyboards & backing vocals
Jerome Rimson – Bass & backing vocals
Peter Van Hooke – Drums & backing vocals

Original Uploaders Notes
(Happy Jack’s Notes)
Other Hightlights: Twilight Zone, Moondance & Gloria
This is just a Freaking Fantastic Show and Setlist with Great Sound
The Four Man Van Band is Just Awesome

Special thanks to Joe Maloney for making this Recording Available.
Brilliant Historic Audience Recording – Thanks to the Taper Joe Maloney for capturing this awesome show some 37 years ago.
We are very grateful to Joe Maloney for compiling & editing these recordings, which enable so many others to enjoy music that would be otherwise lost forever to air.

A huge thanks to Free Morrison for this show.

New Source Bonanza: Van Morrison – Providence, RI (10/26/74)

van morrison - providence 2974

Van Morrison
Palace Theatre
Providence, RI
26 October 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source 2 is new.

01 Naked In The Jungle
02 Street Choir
03 Warm Love
04 Bulbs
05 Into The Mystic
06 Help Me
07 I Believe To My Soul
08 Listen To The Lion (spliced)
09 Wild Night
10 You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push The River

01 I’ve Been Working
02 Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket
03 Twilight Zone
04 E1: Moondance > Fever
05 E2: Brown Eyed Girl
06 E3: Gloria

Source 1:

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski
unknown model dictation style Tape Recorder
External Mono Microphone
Scotch cassettes

Mastered and FLAC’ed by Carl Morstadt (dantalion8@yahoo.com)

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ’ing.

A 24-bit/96-KHz flac24 version of this recording is also available.

Warning/Disclaimer: This recording should not be confused with the series labelled “The Dan Lampinski Tapes Volume XX”. This recording represents part of Dan’s earliest efforts to capture the live concert experience for posterity, hence the series name “Dan Lampinski – The Early Years Volume XX”. Given the very consistent high quality of Dan’s later work, it would have been easy to blow off these recordings and consign them to the dustbin of history, but there are quite a few captures in the series that are well worth circulating, if not for their rarity, but for the obsessive collector types (we know who we are) that want every single second of any recordings of their favourite musicians. So please, just accept these recordings for what they are, another part of the tapestry we weave when we collect and share such things.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember – the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
November 2010

Source 2:
Unknown audience source

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Boston, MA (11/21/70)

Grateful Dead - Boston - 1970-11-21-Sargent-Gym

Grateful Dead
Sargent Gym, Boston University,
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shid: 14858


cassette provided by Uli Teute
remastered and seeded by Hanno Bunjes
January 2003

101- Cryptical Envelopment ->
102- Drums// The /Other One ->
103- Cryptical Envelopment ->
104- Cosmic Charlie

–total time–22:27–

All but the first 6 seconds of the Drums between Cryptical & TOO
are cut. TOO picks up at the PHil intro. There is a minor cut
during the the first verse in TOO.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – London, England (04/25/09)

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Bob Dylan and Band
O2 Arena,
London, England
Apr 25 2009

Download: FLAC/MP3


1. Intro
2. Maggie’s Farm
3. The Times They Are A-Changin’
4. Things Have Changed
5. Chimes Of Freedom
6. Rollin’ And Tumblin’
7. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
8. ‘Til I Fell In Love With You
9. Workingman’s Blues #2
10. Highway 61 Revisited

1. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
2. Po’ Boy
3. Honest With Me
4. When The Deal Goes Down
5. Thunder On The Mountain
6. Like A Rolling Stone
7. Crowd
8. All Along The Watchtower
9. Spirit On The Water
10. Introductions
11. Blowin’ In The Wind
12. Outro

Sonic Studios DSM-6>PA6-XP>M Audio Microtrack>
Wavelab>CD Wave Editor>FLAC Level 8

An EBR Recording

New Source Bonanza: Van Morrison – Toronto, Canada (10/21/74)

Van Morrison - 1974

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Download: FLAC/MP3

Second Source is new.

Naked In The Jungle
Street Choir
Warm Love
Into The Mystic
Help Me
Joyous Sound
Listen To The Lion*
I Believe To My Soul
I’ve Been Working
Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket
Twilight Zone
Moondance / Fever
Brown Eyed Girl

*Missing on Source 1

Van Morrison ñ vocals & other instruments (??)
Jerome Rimson ñ bass
Peter Van Hooke ñ drums
Pete Wingfield ñ keyboards

Source 1:
SOURCE: Audience
LINEAGE: unknown lineage > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav > Trader’s Little Helper flac level 8 & torrent > HungerCity

A fair audience recording that Iíd grade a B in sound quality. There is tape hiss heard throughout, as well as the animated people surrounding the taper. This set is missing ìListen To The Lionî, which is available on other copies in circulation. If you have it, why not share it. Thanks! Also, Iím pretty sure that a video of this concert is in circulation as well.

Source 2:
I have no other source info for this. I suspect it is the same source as source 1, but with the sound tweaked a little bit. But I am no expert on this sort of thing.

New Source Bonanza: Van Morrison – Chicago, IL (10/18/74)

Van Morrison - Chicago, IL (10/18/74)

Van Morrison
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, IL

Download FLAC/MP3

The acetboy source is new.

Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
Foggy Mountain Top
Street Choir
Twilight Zone
I Believe To My Soul
Many Rivers To Cross
Into The Mystic
Joyous Sound
Listen To The Lion
Naked In the Jungle
Cul De Sac
I’ve Been Working
Take Your Hand Out of my Pocket

Source 1:

Audience. I have no other information on this at all.

Source 2:

Reworked by acetboy
Audience recording
Original lineage: unknown lineage>CD-R (trade 2002)>Etc wav>Trader’s Little Helper Flac level 8

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Bremen, Germany (07/10/74)

Van Morrison - Breman Germany - Musikladen Live 1974

“Musikladen Extra”
TV studios, Bremen, Germany
July 10th, 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Heathrow Shuffle (2:39)
Warm Love (4:10)
I Like It Like That (6:44)
Bulbs (4:15)
Into The Mystic – Acoustic Version (6:51)

Total Time (24:41)

Source 1:
As these are Web Rips captured from the system sound board to wave with Total Recorder Pro, they are MP3 sourced.
Although the initial “wave” test shows CDDA 100%, once converted to Flac with SonySoundForge Pro (level6) – they report 100% MPEG.

Source 2:

VIDEO: Mpeg 2, PAL, 4×3, 720×576, 25fps, 9094 Kb/s
AUDIO: MPEG-1 Layer 2, 48000 Hz, Mono, 256 kbps

Top Menu with Track Selection

Editing and Authoring by JTT

AUDIO Version is Lossy FLAC Level 8

Video versin is included in the FLAC files. I didn’t want to break up the video into parts which is why it is so big – Mat

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – London, England (04/10/74)

Van Morrison - London - 1974_04_10_hammersmith_front

London, England

Download: FLAC/MP3


01. Instrumental 1
02. Instrumental 2
03. Instrumental 3
04. Instrumental 4
05. The Night Time is the Right Time
06. Since I Fell For You
07. I Believe To My Soul
08. I’ve Been Working
09. Take Your Hand Out Of My Pocket
10. Astral Weeks
11. Madame George
12. Bulbs
13. Its All Over Now Baby Blue


01. Warm Love
02. Moondance
03. Caledonia
04. I Like It Like that
05. Come Running
06. You Don’t Pull No Punches, But you Don’t Push the River
07. Cypress Avenue
08. Gloria

From the original uploader

There is very little to be found online about this show other than artwork and a setlist that is wrong on db.etree.org. I’ve corrected the setlist below.

The quality is not great but its listenable. This is a show that will be beneficial to completists and those that want to hear one of the very rare recordings of You Don’t Pull No Punches, but you Don’t Push the River from the 70’s. VERY HARD TO FIND!!!

hope you enjoy! 🙂