The Begging, Part II

Nearly a year and a half ago I put a question up to the blog. Remove or beg I asked, referring to the fact that I was pressing up against my space allotment on my Amazon Drive, and couldn’t afford the upgrade. Overwhelmingly you all responded with your willingness to toss in a few bucks to help me pay for additional space.

At the time I was still about 500 gigs away from hitting my allotment, but I had wanted to figure out a solution before I got there. It took me about six months to reach my limit and need to use your money to upgrade. I’m currently about 400 gigs away from the next need for an upgrade – I’ve uploaded 2.62 TBs of shows, the current limit is 3.0 TB. It will probably be another six months before I hit that limit. However, in January I will hit my annual renewal date and thus will need to pay Amazon once again.

The cost of the 3TB plan is $179.97 per year. When I reach that limit the upgrade to the 4TB plan is $239.96. Rather than begging again in six months for the 4TB upgrade I’m going to set my goal at $239.96. In January I’ll purchase the 3TB plan but when it comes time to upgrade I should have that additional money in my account to use to pay for it.

All of this is dependent on your willingness to pitch in again. I’m not asking the question this time, assuming you all are willing to send me a few bucks in support. That may have changed. If so then I’ll figure something else out. But if you are willing to send me $1 or $5 I would greatly appreciate it. Last time you hit my goal in a matter of hours. As soon as I hit it (assuming I do) then I’ll shut it down. This site has never been about money. I don’t run ads, or any other money making schemes. I just love this music and want to share. If you are willing to help out just a little bit then the link to do so is below.

Link removed, goal met.

Thank you so much to everyone who comes to this blog, who leaves comments, and who has shared such wonderful music with me over the years.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – New York, NY (09/27/78)

neil young

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

source: aud cassette master
taped by Louis Falanga

lineage: aud>cassette
maxell udxl-II90’s, dolby b

nak dragon>hd-p2 24/96>pc>
cd wave>adobe audition 2.0 16/44.1>flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 2/26/10

disc one: 60:16

set I
01 – intro music
02 – Sugar Mountain
03 – I Am A Child
04 – Comes A Time
05 – Already One
06 – After The Goldrush
07 – Thrasher
08 – My My Hey Hey
set II
09 – When You Dance I Can Really Love
10 – The Loner
11 – Welfare Mothers
12 – Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown

disc two: 57:06

01 – The Needle And The Damage Done
02 – Lotta Love
03 – Sedan Delivery
04 – Powderfinger
05 – Cortez The Killer
06 – Cinnamon Girl
07 – Like A Hurricane
08 – Hey, Hey, My, My
09 – Tonight’s The Night

notes: must be played loudly to appreciate.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bruce Springsteen – Richmond, VA (03/17/72)

bruce springsteen - fantastic virginia 1972

The Bruce Springsteen Band
Live At Richmond, Virginia
March 17, 1972
Richmond Arena

Download: FLAC/MP3

Non ‹ber Project Volume One: Richmond, VA 1972/03/17



*Included On Both Discs.

Bruce Springsteen: Guitar, Vocals
Garry Tallent: Bass
Vini Lopez: Drums
Steve Van Zandt: Guitar, Vocals
David Sancious: Keyboards

Compiled by Audio2575, Special thanks to Pedro, Greasylake, Brucebase,,Backstreets, Night, Tinker West and the man himself: Bruce Springsteen.

Stereo Soundboard Recording > 1/4″ – 2 Track Reel Tape > Cassete Tape > .WAV > ProTools

Welcome to the NON-Uber Series release of a great classic concert from the Bruce Springsteen Band. This is Volume 1 of what I hope will be many more to come.

In this set, all songs are in stereo, which was not available for any of the songs, including “Cherokee Queen” and “Hoochie Coochie Man” which have always been in mono. “Mama I’m Comin’ Home” is certainly a highlight here– the definitive recording of it, as well as a rockin’ song. “When You Dance” is a near complete recording with only a small dropout (as the March 14 rehearsal also has), but gains points as being a much more high energy live performance than the rehearsal take, with comparable sound quality and fantastic stereo guitar play between Bruce and Steve.

This recording comes from a set of 2 cassette tapes that I acquired in 1983 from a guy at a record store in Bloomfield, NJ. The tapes somehow got lost in the shuffle, and I had actually listened to them many years ago, but had thought that I now had these recordings on CD. I recently discovered the two tapes while trying to find songs for my “20th Century Songs” set.

When I had found these tapes earlier this year, I had hoped that as the UBER series of recording was being released, that this recording would help to dislodge some of the long held recordings that the “old fans” have in their possession and are kept between a small group of collectors, for the rest of the Bruce community to never hear. Unfortunately, this plan to uncover more lost gems like this was not successful… so, this is my offering to you. As I go through the remainder of these old tapes, I hope to discover more of the same.

Audio2575 –

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Marley – Shelton, CT (06/14/78)

Bob Marley - 1978-04-22

Bob Marley and The Wailers
# 16046 UPGRADE
June 14, 1978
Pinecrest Country Club
Shelton, Connecticut

Download: FLAC/MP3

from cassette master with a few short splices from a different edit of the same master plus
another taper’s 1st gen. source that had the tape flip in a different place.
You’ll have to listen very carefully to hear the transitions and it is now the entire show without any cut songs.

Disc 1: 56:23 – main set:
01 [05:26] Positive Vibration
02 [03:46] Dem Belly Full
03 [06:05] Concrete Jungle
04 [05:04] Rebel Music
05 [03:58] War!
06 [01:45] > No More Trouble
07 [04:50] Heathen
08 [03:26] Easy Skanking
09 [04:37] I Shot The Sheriff
10 [07:12] No Woman No Cry
11 [09:52] Jammin’

Disc 2: 25:45 – encores:
02 [06:19] Lively Up Yourself
03 [05:58] Get Up Stand Up
04 [03:36] > Punky Reggae Party
05 [09:52] > Exodus

Some microphone handling noises, level changes and minor dropouts were eliminated or minimized seamlessly and this now sounds way better than previous versions of this show. I consider this to be possibly the best sounding audience Bob Marley recording that I have heard. Check the samples to judge the sound for yourself.thanks to Dime users chkorch, wailertape and scottsays (by way of pantagruel) for supplying the various sources that make up this remaster.Info for primary cassette master source: Nakamichi CM300 microphones with CP4 shotgun capsules > Nakamichi 550 cassette deck master > Dat > CD.

No equalization or noise reduction was used in the mastering process.

Transfer: CD’s received in trade from the Dime users mentioned above > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools (nomalization, minor “nip & tuck” edits and tracking) > AIFF > xACT (Flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified). md5 file created with checkSum+.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: 10,000 Maniacs – Atlanta, CA (xx/xx/84)

10,000 Maniacs - Natalie Merchant

10,000 Maniacs
Atlanta, GA
Harvest Moon Saloon

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: soundboard > ? > cassette received in trade > recorded to hard drive > CoolEdit
(track separation) > burned to CD > tracks extracted using iTunes > Trader’s Little Helper >

Sound quality: A / A-


Disc 1:

1. Grey Victory (fades in)
2. Tension
3. Let’s Twist Castro
4. Just As the Tide Was a’Flowing
5. The Latin One
6. Toy Helmet (aka ‘Primitive Mentality’ / early ‘The Colonial Wing’)
7. Do You Love An Apple?
8. Orange
9. Can’t Ignore the Train
10. Don’t Call Us
11. Stopping By The Woods
12. National Education Week
13. Among the Americans
14. Pour de Chirico
15. Scorpio Rising
16. Katrina’s Fair
17. Burning Airlines (Brian Eno cover)
18. Planned Obsolescence
19. Rum and Coca Cola (Andrews Sisters cover)

Disc 2:

1. Wake Up
2. Red Bum Ball (Lloyd & Devon cover)
3. Death of Manolette
4. Lilydale
5. Daktari
6. Arbor Day
7. John Sings Ska
8. Tension
9. In This Time
10. Can’t Ignore the Train
11. Poppy Selling Man
12. Grey Victory
13. 1-A in the Army (cover of a World War II-era song)
14. My Mother the War
15. Primitive Mentality (aka ‘Toy Helmet’ / early ‘The Colonial Wing’)

From the original uploader:

10,000 Maniacs’ “The Wishing Chair” L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date – September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I’ve decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven’t been shared since the Dime’s previous incarnation as “” circa 2005).

This is an excellent soundboard recording from the pre-“Wishing Chair” era, featuring
multiple songs that were short-lived in the band’s live set and that ultimately remain

Disc 1, track #6, and Disc 2, track #15, are referred to as “Toy Helmet”
and “Primitive Mentality” respectively. Both are early versions of future b-side /
bonus track “The Colonial Wing”. I can’t say exactly why they are labeled under different
titles, but both “Toy Helmet” and “Primitive Mentality” are referenced often enough in
other Maniacs setlists that I’m inclined to believe that both titles were used by the band
at one point or another.

Disc 2, song #7, is a song commonly referred to as “John Sings Ska”, but I have no idea
of whether that’s an unofficial fan-created title or not. The same song also appears on
the Buffalo 1984 recording (to be uploaded separately), using that same title.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Madison, WI (03/14/71)

Grateful Dead - Madison - 1971-03-14-Camp-Randal

The Grateful Dead
Mach 14, 1971
Camp Randall Field House
U of Wisconsin
Madison WI

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac enocded & tagged version of shnid: 6115

Source: Sbd> MR> Dat> CD
Conversion: Kenwood TrueX >EAC(range/high/secure)> CDWav(split)>shn V3

Conversion & Seed: Brian Cole ( 11/14/01

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Truckin’ (09:30)
102-d1t02 – Me & My Uncle (05:08)
103-d1t03 – Hurts Me Too (06:11)
104-d1t04 – Bertha (07:49)
105-d1t05 – Me & Bobby McGee (06:47)
106-d1t06 – Hard to Handle (10:32)
107-d1t07 – Loser (06:37)
108-d2t01*- Good Lovin’ (21:45)

–Set 2–
201-d2t02 – Casey Jones (06:18)
202-d2t03 – Sugar Magnolia (06:31)
203-d2t04 – Wharf Rat (11:33)
204-d2t05 – Greatest Story Ever Told-> (04:27)
205-d2t06 – Johnny B Goode (03:51)
206-d2t07 – Uncle John’s Band (07:25)

–disc 1 total time–52:34–
–disc 2 total time–61:50–
*Good Lovin’ will fit on an 80 minute disc


Minor editing following Good Lovin’ (d2t01)
Moderate editing during Hard To Handle (d1t06)

This show was provided by Jim Oade at Jim has graciously
allowed quite a few older shows from his collection to be seeded to
etree. This is the first of many from the 1970-1972 era. Enjoy this
fine seed compliments of Jim.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (03/03/71)

Grateful Dead - New York - 1971-03-03-Fillmore-East

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West
San Francisco, California

Download: FLAC/MP3


This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 6248

–Set 1*–
101-d1t01 – Casey Jones
102-d1t-2 – Hard to Handle
103-d1t03 – Playing in the Band
104-d1t04 – Loser
105-d1t05 – Me & Bobbie McGee
106-d1t06 – Next TIme You See Me
107-d1t07 – Beat It on Down the Line
108-d1t08 – Bertha

–Set 2*–
201-d1t09 – Me & My Uncle
202-d2t01 – Truckin’ ->
203-d2t02 – Drums ->
204-d2t03 – The Other One ->
205-d2t04 – Wharf Rat ->
206-d2t05 – Sugar Magnolia
207-d2t06 – I’m a King Bee
208-d2t07 – Greatest Story Ever Told -> Johnny B. Goode
209-d2t08 – Good Lovin’

*It is likely the 1st set is incomplete. Also, there is no indication that
MAMU started the 2nd set or that it is placed properly before Truckin’.

-cassette gen?,
-disc # 2 has tracking errors,
-minor reel glitch at 4:32 of The Other One,
-splice at 11:05 of The Other One, comes back in after rewinding about 3 seconds,
-Sugar Mag cuts at 4:09,
-King Bee, GSET>JB Goode & Good Lovin? seem to be patched from an inferior, more
hissy SBD source,
B+ quality at best

Thanks to Paul B. for hooking me up with these fine shows.
Seeded to etree by Mike Lai.
song info send to

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (01/25/73)

jerry garcia - merl saunders photo

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Boarding House
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Early Show

That’s The Touch I Like
Save Mother Earth Instrumental ->
Summertime Instrumental
Mystery Train
Down Around Biloxi
Second That Emotion

Late Show

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Soul Roach
Go Climb a Mountain
That’s Alright Mama
The System ->
Georgia on My Mind
When I Paint My Masterpiece
It’s a Sin
How Sweet It Is

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

Source 1:

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 7670


Slightly re-tracked using WavMerge and CDWave,
.shn encoding using mkwACT, and proper sector
boundaries verified using shntool.

A variety of mostly harmless light snaps, crackles, and pops
d1t02 Save Mother Earth two ticks @ 0:01
d1t02 lots of static and crackles through ca. 3:00
d1t05 Biloxi static buzz @ 1:00
d2t04 static throughout, rarely heavy
d3t01 System cut/splice @ 1:35
d3t04 It’s a Sin cut/splice @ track 3:02

Source 2:
Late Show Only (also missing How Sweet It Is)
This is a tagged version of shnid: 136776

Source: soundboard > Master Reel > Dat(48k)

Recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson


– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– Various artifacts such as clicks, pops and crackle have been removed.
– A few small level adjustments and some minor repairs have been made.
– The only other circulating source for this show has both cassette and cdr gens in it.
It also seems that the channels became swapped over time.
– The other source has a cut in “The System” of approximately 1:37 starting around 1:36, this source does not.
– The other source has a cut in “It’s A Sin” of approximately 39 seconds from about 3:03, this source does not.
However, this source has the last 2:25 or so missing.
– Both Garcia’s guitar and Sarah’s vocals move around in the mix from time to time. *
– During the tuning breaks music can be heard playing, presumably bleeding through from a bar or something similar.
– All tracks have been tagged.

There is a very interesting article about the history of the venue here

Thank You Jerry Garcia, you will always be in our hearts.

edited and mastered

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (01/24/73)

jerry garcia - merl saunders

The Boarding House
San Francisco CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 100216

Disc One (47:19)

— Early Show —
01 High Heel Sneakers
02 I Was Made to Love Her
03 Who’s Loving You Now?
04 Honey Chile

Disc Two (78:20)

01 tuning
02 Are You Lonely for Me, Baby? >
03 Jam >
04 Like a Road
05 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
— Late Show —
06 Expressway to Your Heart
07 Find a Rainbow

Disc Three (61:58)

01 After Midnight
02 Georgia on My Mind
03 Money Honey
04 Go Climb a Mountain
05 How Sweet It Is

Source: MSR > ? > DAT.

Transfer: DAT > Sony D10P > Coax SPDIF > Audiophile-2496 >
Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644.

Source note: This 1996 DAT improves on the 4492/9783 set.
4492 was found to be mono, and has clipped wav’s thru-out.
9783 appears to have been compressed, and L&R are flipped.
This source combines early & late shows into one file-set.

Patches were added to repair problems with the DAT source:
– High Heel Sneakers; 5:22, 6:13, 8:35, from ID-4492.
– I Was Made to Love Her; 0:52, 1:57, from ID-4492.
– Honey Chile; 9:20 > 10:11, from ID-4492.
– Like a Road; 10:11 > 10:50, from ID-4492.
– After Midnight; 3:19 > 3:54, from ID-9783.
– Go Climb a Mountain; 10:05 > 11:15, from ID-9783.

There are numerous small snap-crackle-n-pop events thru-out
the recording; fixed major pops with Wavelab, and left most
as-is, as these seem to be present on the MSR. Several cuts
at start of Dixie, 0:07 > 0:14, 0:30, and 0:39. Pops around
those cleaned-up and blank spots left as-is. Some sub-second
digi-zaps patched over with an alternate DAT source. Thanks
to Cbass for assistance with this project. Andrew F. 07/2009

New Source Bonanza: Bob Dylan – St. Petersburg, FL (04/20/76)


Bob Dylan
Bayfront Civic Center Auditorium
St. Petersburg, Florida
20 April 1976

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source 2 is new

01 – Mr. Tambourine Man
02 – It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
03 – Vincent van Gogh (Robert Friemark)
04 – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
05 – Maggie’s Farm
06 – One Too Many Mornings
07 – Seven Days

Bob Dylan & Joan Baez
08 – Railroad Boy (trad.)
09 – Wild Mountain Thyme
10 – Blowin’ In The Wind

11 – Shelter From The Storm
12 – I Threw It All Away
13 – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
14 – Just Like A Woman
15 – It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
16 – Mozambique (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
17 – Lay Lady Lay

T-bone Burnette
18 – Siver Mantis

19 – Idiot Wind
20 – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
21 – Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton-Larry Ehrlich-David Lazar-Tom Six)

Second Rolling Thunder Revue 2 concert.

1,2 Bob Dylan solo (guitar & vocal).
3-21 Scarlet Rivera (violin),
T-bone J. Henry Burnette (guitar & piano),
Steven Soles (guitar),
Mick Ronson (guitar),
Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal),
Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal),
David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin & dobro),
Rob Stoner (bass),
Howie Wyeth (drums),
Gary Burke (congas).
1 Bob Dylan harmonica
3 Bob Dylan & Bobby Neuwirth shared vocal.
8-10 Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal).
20 Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn shared vocal.
21 shared vocal by Bob Dylan & the group.

– Bob Neuwirthís comment refers to an unfavourable review of the Lakeland concert.
– The comment before One Too Many Mornings probably referes to Stephanie Buffington,
who was involved with Dylan at the time of the show.

Source 1:
LB-02934 ; 43min+63min ; 2CDR ; Rating: B
Reference: Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue.
Private publication 2000, pages 83-84.

Mono audience recording, 95 minutes.

Source 2:

Master > CDR > EAC > Flac