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

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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 http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/boarding-house-960-bush-st-san.html

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

edited and mastered

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

  1. Hi Mat,
    guessing you have this – I picked it up recently as part of a huge 7+gb multi-artist post.


    Discs #1 & #2
    Garcia/Saunders – The Record Plant, Sausalito CA 7/8/73
    Source: KSAN FM > MR > DAT > CD
    CD1 45:30

    Set 1:

    1 Introduction (Tom Donahue) 0:38
    2 Someday Baby 6:34
    3 My Funny Valentine 11:08
    4 That¹s Alright Mama 8:24
    5 It¹s Too Late 12:14
    6 Finders Keepers 6:32

    CD2 41:46

    Set 2:

    1 Announcements (Tom Donahue) 1:20
    2 Second That Emotion 11:44
    3 Georgia On My Mind 12:02
    4 Positively 4th Street 8:38
    5 How Sweet It Is 8:02

    Personnel: Jerry Garcia / Merl Saunders / John Kahn / Bill Vitt

    Let me know if you are missing it & i’ll zippy it 4 u

  2. 1973-07-08 – Jerry Garcia and Merle – KSAN – MR – 2 CD – FLAC.rar

    I’ve copied in for you the info/links file i made from the post. Not normally a fan of these huge VA posts (b-width and space precious) but this one had important (for me) artists spread thru the archive, so i bit the bullet and pulled it all down

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