Link Removals

My apologies for posting a bunch of early Jerry stuff only to remove all the links a couple of hours later. I totally forgot that they had recently released a bunch of Pre-Dead Jerry stuff. I don’t know how it slipped my mind as it looks like a fantastic box, but it did. Feel free to send me a private message if you want to talk about it.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions – Palo Alto, CA (07/xx/64)


Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions
Top of The Tangent,Palo Alto,CA.

Links removed, officially released.

Anyone know if this is the same stuff that was officially released awhile back? I don’t have that album.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 12696
Master Tape>Rosoft Audio Tools>CD>EAC>WAV>SHN

Comments & Replies To

Beat It On Down The Line
Im Satisfied
Hes In The Jailhouse
Monkey & The Engineer
Big Bad Woman
Memphis Blues

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia – Unknown Location (04/14/64)

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Jerry Garcia
Unknown location (possibly Dana Morgan’s music store?).
Banjo lesson with an unknown student.
Unknown person (possibly student) records the lesson.

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 100020

source; audience mic to reel to reel recording by unknown student > ? >
7 1/2 ips reel > Matt Smith (Akai GX-625 > Apogee Mini Me (24/96) >
Apogee Mini Dac (monitoring/mastering > Wavelab 5.0 (dithered to
20/44)) > CD
CD > EAC (tracking and mastering) > CD ( 45:38 ) by Ihor Slabicky >

dBpoweramp (WAV) > Eool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender +62) > Trader’s Little Helper (FLAC, ffp)

01. Jerry Garcia: “…Reno, I think, does it down here…” > tune 1 (1:56)
02. unk.: “…there’s something that you did … on Joni’s song…” > tune 2 (3:20)
03. unk.: “…would you do that thing for…” > tune 3 (0:38)
04. tune 4 > tuning (1:03)
05. tune 5 > Jerry Garcia: “I’m still working on that…” (:57)
06. tune 6 > Jerry Garcia: “I really like the tune. it’s a pretty tune, but I can’t, I could never
play it right…” (:58)
07. tune 7 (0:45)
08. unk.: “any pedal steel stuff, you know, like the…” > tune 8 (1:47)
09. tune 9 (1:36)
10. tune 10 (3:10)
11. tune 11 > Jerry Garcia: “…no, a guy’s just taping some stuff. You wanna open the door, go
ahead…” (1:51)
12. tune 12 (0:54)
13. unk.: “Would you show me that break with that phrase in there? > tune 13 (1:45)
14. tune 14 (2:51)
15. Jerry Garcia: “Well, whatta you want me to put on there?” unk.: “…’Red Wing’, for one…”
Jerry Garcia: “…I can’t really play that…” > “Red Wing” (tune 15) (2:40)
16. Jerry Garcia: “…you know, I haven’t listened to ahh, much Reno…” > tune 16 (1:00)
17. unk.: “…about a month ago…you showed me something that…” > tune 17 (x) (1:21)
18. (x) tune 18 (1:38)
19. tune 19 > Jerry Garcia: “That’s a pretty tune.” (1:22)
20. tuning > unk.: “‘Rawhide’?” Jerry Garcia: “…I haven’t really got anything much more to talk
about. I’m not too happy with the way I play it. If you really want it that badly.” unk.: “Yes,
yes I do.” > tuning (1:00)
21. “Rawhide” (1:32)
22. unk.: “…would you mind breaking down the first chord run on the D?” Jerry Garcia: “…uh-uh, I
ain’t gonna break that…you’re gonna havta figger it out yourself…” ? tune 22 >
Jerry Garcia: “there’s a zillion things you can do with that. I mean, it’s got so many good
possibilities… odd chords, you know.” (1:18)
23. tune 23 (1:58)
24. tune 24 (3:00)
25. unk.: “How about ‘Stoney Creek’?” Jerry Garcia: “(sigh) okay-ah… that’s in A, usually.” >
tuning > “Stony Creek” (1:57)
26. Jerry Garcia: “…it’s sort of a hard song to organize. I, ahh…” > “Stoney Creek” (1:09)
27. “Stoney Creek” workup (0:53)
28. tune 28 > Jerry Garcia: “By the way, why doncha play alotta that stuff back. I wanna hear what
it sounds like.” unk.: “(laughs)” Jerry Garcia: “Really. No kidding (x)” (1:19)

Goody’s comments:
The pitch of this set was approx. 62 cents flat. Although all the frantic pickin’ continually puts the strings out of tune, we do hear lots of tuning up going on. I’ve tuned to those moments, and checked the rest of it to make sure it all pretty much stays in tune. I believe it’s now back to the correct and original speed and pitch at which it was recorded.

Note that this text has been updated to reflect the changes in the Track Times, as well as the Total Time. The PDF that circulates with the previous version of this torrent contains all the old times, previous to this Pitch-Corrected Edition.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Black Mountain Boys – Palo Alto, CA (03/06/64)

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Black Mountain Boys
Palo Alto, CA
Top of the Tangent

Links removed, this was officially released.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17914


01 Instrumental
02 Katie Mine (??)
03 Intros
04 Homestead on the Farm
05 Banter
06 Bare Foot Nellie
07 Banter
08 She’s More to Be Pitied than Scolded
09 Tuning
10 They Can Lock Up Me Up For Loving You
11 The Hand of the Lord
12 Banter
13 Who’ll Sing for Me
14 Darling Aller Lee

Jerry Garcia – Banjo
Eric Thompson – Guitar
David Nelson – Mandolin
Jim Beemis – Bass

sector boundaries corrected and seek tables appended – wagner 12/0/02
Extra header data stripped with shntool and re-shn’ed by
terrapinstation 06/09/2003

Instrumental is Salt Creek
Katie Mine is Katie Kline
They Can Lock Me Up for Loving You is an unknown instrumental
The Hand of the Lord is Somebody Touched Me

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Sara Ruppenthal – Palo Alto, CA (05/04/63)

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Jerry Garcia & Sara
The Tangent
Palo Alto, CA

Links removed, officially released.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 13993
Source: likely AUD>R>R>FM>Cass>DAT>CDR

Thanks to Steve Oliver for the discs!

EAC/SHN by 12/02

*Disc 1*

1. Deep Elem
2. Will the Weaver
3. I Will Truly Understand
4. All the Good Times are Passed + Gone
5. Long Black Veil
6. The Man Who Wrote “Home Sweet Home” Never Was a Married Man
7. Keno the Rent Man
8. Foggy Mountain Top


: The story about this recording and show goes (according to http://db. Jerry And his first wife
Sara a week after wedding. He traded wedding gifts and Sara’s guitar
for his new banjo. Recorded by the manager of the club at the time and
aired on KFOG’s dead hour.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Wildwood Boys – Palo Alto, CA (02/23/63)

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Wildwood Boys
Top of The Tangent Palo Alto, CA

Link removed, officially released.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 4501
audience master reel->reel->FM->cassette->DAT->CD

Jarry Garcia – guitar, banjo, vocals
David Nelson – guitar
Robert Hunter – bass, guitar
Norm Van Mastricht – bass, guitar, dobro

1. Introductions [0:47]
2. Rollin’ In My Sweet Babys Arms [4:05]
3. Jerry’s Breakdown [2:25]
4. Standing In The Need Of Prayer [3:06]
5. Muleskinner Blues [3:50]
6. Guitar Instrumental [3:25]
7. Pike County Breakdown [2:53]
8. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Maidens [4:13]
9. We Shall Not Be Moved [3:17]

DAT->CD and wav.->.shn conversions by Scott Mogol
upped by Gary King and his mighty DSL 🙂

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jay Bennett & Edward Burch – St. Paul, MN (05/16/02)

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Jay Bennett & Edward Burch
Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
May 16, 2002

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: SBD

disc 1
01 Like a Photograph 7:12
02 C.T.M/I Never Cared For You (Willie Nelson) 8:09
03 Puzzle Heart 5:39
04 Whispers or Screams 4:36
05 Little White Cottage 4:19
06 Shakin’ Sugar 6:25
07 No Church Tonite 9:13
08 Venus Stopped the Train 6:31
09 Fireworks 3:33
10 Watching Junior Drive 8:23
11 Talk to Me 6:56

disc 2
01 Drinking on Your Dime 5:02
02 It Hurts 15:34
03 new song 5:14
04 Baby Blue (Badfinger cover) 2:19
05 – tuning – 5:12
06 – more tuning – 2:36
07 California 1:53
08 California (continued) 2:47
09 No Church Tonite 2:60
10 It Hurts 4:13

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Boulder, CO (11/22/78)

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The Blue Note
Boulder, CO

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1:
01. Brown Eyed Girl
02. Wavelength
03. And It Stoned Me
04. Checkin’ It Out
05. Hungry For Your Love
06. Sweet Thing
07. Crazy Love – Katie Kissoon
08. Kingdom Hall

Disc 2:
01. Moonshine Whiskey
02. Listen To The Lion
03. Tupelo Honey
04. Gloria
05. Caravan
06. Cyprus Avenue

Sorry I have no source info. The sound is a little cold, but it sounds pretty good to my ears. – Mat

Ten Years of Bootlegs #6: Bob Dylan – The Complete Supper Club Soundboards, 1993

The Genuine Supper Club Shows (SBD) Vol 1 - F

Ten years ago I had just come home from living a year in Shanghai, China.  My wife and I were living with my folks until we could figure out what we were doing. Pretty quickly I started getting back into bootleg collecting but the methods had changed.  Certainly I had downloaded plenty of torrents before then but up until this time I’d also traded quite a bit and gotten heavily into vine trading.  By 2008 most of that had dried up. For awhile it was torrents, torrents, and nothing but torrents. I have no problem with torrents. I like torrents. I still torrent. But torrenting takes up a lot of bandwidth, time and disk space. This was still in the days when disk space was a real concern as hard drives did not have the massive capacity they have now. I would torrent shows, convert them to MP3 then back up the FLAC files onto CD and DVD disks. Eventually I found other MP3 blogs and it was heaven. Suddenly I could get cool shows at half the bandwidth and disk space. Now I try to avoid obtaining lossy files and I put everything on any number of external drives.

I don’t know why I mention this except that its interesting how things come back around. Writing these pieces always make me nostalgic. Always make me think of my life over the last ten years. Like I said, when this first started my life was in limbo. I didn’t have a real job, I was living with my parents, my wife and I had no idea what we were going to do. Since then we’ve moved at least five times into three different cities and two states. We did a couple of stints taking college students to Europe. We had a kid. I became a stay-at-home dad. Then my wife told me to get to work so she could stay home. Now I’m working with my Dad and brother. For the first time in my life I’m a homeowner.

Through all of this there has been the music. And the blog. There will always be music. I hope there is a blog for many years to come.

Anyways, writing these things always makes me nostalgic.

The 6th most downloaded bootleg of all time:

Bob Dylan – The Complete Supper Club Soundboards
Total hits: 3,302

For two nights in November of 1993 Dylan played four shows on two consecutive days at the Supper Club in New York City. They were acoustic performances presumably played as a warm-up to his appearance on MTV Unplugged the following night. Much like that album the performances here are excellent. If you don’t have this set I highly recommend it.


Here at the other Ten Years of Bootlegs posts.
#10 – Bob Dylan – Abandoned Desire
#9 – Bob Dylan – 1978 Tour Collection
#8 – Bob Dylan – The Genuine Never Ending Tour Covers Collection (1988-2000)

#7 – Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead – The Entire Tour

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: John Coltrane – Paris, France (11/18/61)

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John Coltrane
Paris, France

Download: FLAC/MP3

I got this in a CDR trade many years ago so I have no source info for it at all.

Early Show:

I Want To Talk About You
Blue Train
My Favorite Things

John Coltrane (ss, ts); Eric Dolphy (as, fl); McCoy Tyner (p); Reggie Workman (b); Elvin Jones (d); Norman Granz (ann)