Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (05/20/71)

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Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders
1971-05-20
Keystone Korners
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. jam
2. jam
3. jam
4. Blues Instrumental
5. Little Bit of Righteousness
6. Summertime improv

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

Source 1:
126389

Here’s a fresh transfer by Matt from Will’s reels using his new frontend.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith]

Transfer info:
Revox A77 > Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

This reel was first transferred by Matt in 2008 shinid 93137. It was retransferred in 2009 by GEMS shnid 100855 due in part by the additional research Matt and David Lemiuex did. This transfer using the Bottlehead December 2013.

Remember that the nature of the tube transfer results in much lower gain, but a richer and deeper content. That’s what 11 is for.

Source 2:
GEMS

24 bit / 96 kHz Raw Transfer. No DSP Applied.

The date has been deduced by David Lemiuex and Matt Smith with some solid research. While we will never know for sure, few would know better.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith] .
There is also a chance Garcia had the master as well so there could be one less gen but we will never know. DL never heard of this before but there are other recordings from other nights. at least the following day(no i do not have it. I WISH)”- MS

Careful listening, 3 basic crossfades and minor adjustments applied by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Sation. I didn’t do a single thing to the sound. I played with a lot of ideas and while each made the sonics better in some ways, this recording just doesnt need anything. Let yer amp do the work on the volume, because this is one special treasure. It’s my all time favorite (non GD) Jerry Garcia Recording and it’s an honor to share this.

NB:
this exact reel was transferred and seeded previously as xx/xx/1971 (in 16bit/44.1kHz) at LL and is listed as shnid 93137. The music is the same but this transfer is in 2496 and has no conversions, limiters or dither applied. This is as close to the reel as you can get unless you visit Matt’s House.

a Project **GEMS** August2009

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