Great America String Band – Berkeley, CA (06/14/74)

Great American String Band
1974-06-14 (Friday)
Berkeley, CA

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d1t01. Tuning
d1t02. I’ll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards
d1t03. My Plastic Banana Is Not Stupid
d1t04. Moonlight waltz
d1t05. Swing ’42
d1t06. Cedar Hill
d1t07. Band Introductions
d1t08. Limehouse Blues
d1t09. Methodist Preacher

The Great American String Band was
Jerry Garcia
David Grisman
Richard Greene
David Nichtern
Buell Neidlinger

MOTB Release: 0156 16/44.1
Release Date: 2010-11-10

Analog Audience Source: Master Cassettes (MAC)
Medium Stock Brands: Maxell UD C90
Analog Lineage: ECM 270 >> Sony TC110 >> MAC
Analog Sound Preservation: MAC >> Nakamichi CR7a => Korg MR-1000 >> DSF [1-bit 5.6448 MHz Stereo] >> Korg MR-1000 => Korg AudioGate >> WAV [24/96]
Taped By: Robert Castelli
Transfer By: Bob Menke
Mastering By: Derek McCabe & David Minches
Speed correction by Joe B. Jones

David Grisman & Tony Rice – Tacoma, WA (02/26/05)

David Grissman & Tony Rice
Tacoma, Washington
Pavillion Stage – Midnight Show

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Recorded By Seth & Caitlyn
AKG393(hypers)>UA5(Warm Mod)>JB3

01 intro
02 The Turn of the Century
03 the East Virginia Blues (I don’t want your Mandolins Mister)
04 Sambino
05 Dawg After Dark
06 ??
07 Nine Pound Hammer
08 Swing 51
09 The Watson Blues
10 The Wayfairing Stranger
11 EMD
12 (carter family song titled?)

Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & Friends – Stinson Beach, CA (03/08/74)

David Grisman, Richard Greene, Jerry Garcia, Eric Thompson, Bill Wolfe
Stinson Beach CA
3/8/74 (rehearsal)

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Single Disc (2 tracks, 7:00)
Sweet Georgia Brown [3:46]
Limehouse Blues [3:14]

This is a tagged version of shnid: 32377
Master(?) cassette > 20-bit transfer to Sonic via TC2000; SBM2 CD;\
CD clone > EAC > FLAC level 8

David Gans originally broadcast this material on the KPFA
Marathon on January 28, 2006 and very graciously supplied a set of
CDs for circulation. Thanks as always, David!

If you enjoy this music, please support KPFA by making a
pledge at or by sending a check to

1929 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence & David Grisman – Boulder, CO (11/03/89)

Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence & David Grisman
First United Methodist Church
Boulder, CO
November 3, 1989

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Source: Soundboard Cassette Master > DAT
Recorded by Alex Wise on a Nakamichi BX-100
Recorded to DAT 1996 by Andy Zaff on a Tascam DA-30 DAT
Transfer: Panasonic SV-3700 > M-Audio Audiophile 2496 at 48 khz 16 bit into
Wavelab 5.0 Mastering with iZotope Ozone 3 dithered to 44.1 khz 16 bit >
CDWAV1.9 > FLAC (level 8)
Transferred, Mastered by Bill Koucky September 2007

Disc 1 46:44
1st Set:
1. Gimme Back My Fifteen Cents
2. Lay Me Down a Pallet On Your Floor
3. Doc introduces Jack Lawrence & David Grisman
4. Stranger Blues
5. Patty On The Turnpike
6. Darlin’ Corey
7. Eastbound Freight Train
8. Watson Blues
9. Hard Times In The City
10. Instrumental
11. The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee
12. Feast Here Tonight (Rabbit In A Log)

Disc 2 68:24
2nd Set:
1. Brown’s Ferry Blues
2. Jailhouse Blues
3. Instrumental
4. Blue Eyed Jane
5. Deep River Blues
6. Summertime
7. Sweet Georgia Brown
8. Docís joke about 3 animals
9. Blue Yodel
10. Jackís story aboutÖ
11. Ten Miles To Deep Gap
12. Windy And Warm
13. Nine Pound Hammer
14. Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life
15. Bluegrass Breakdown
16. Milk Cow Blues
17. Instrumental
18. Any Way You Want Me
19. Docabilly Medley:
Blue Suede Shoes > Tutti Frutti > Whole Lotta Shakiní Goiní On
20. crowd
21. Liberty > Soldier’s Joy

Notes: Crossfades applied for tape flips and speed adjusted 100.5%

David Grisman: Shows by Date

1974.03.08 – Stinson Beach, CA – w/Jerry Garcia
1974.04.26 – San Rafael, CA – Great American String Band
1974.04.27-28 – San Rafael, CA
1975.xx.xx – Unknown Location – w/Tony Rice
1976.07.04 – Essex Junction, VA – Frank Wakefield show w/David sitting in
1977.04.22 – San Francisco, CA
1977.12.16 – San Francisco, CA
1989.11.03 – Boulder, CO – w/Doc Watson
1996.04.24-26 – Wilkesborro , NC
1997.04.06 – Austin, TX – w/Doc Watson
1997.10.10 – Hickory, NC
1998.03.13 – Santa Barbara, CA – w/Doc Watson
1999.04.11 – Seattle, WA – w/Bela Fleck
2000.05.27 – Hebron, OH
2000.07.16 – Saratoga, CA – Lyle Lovett show with Grisman sitting in
2001.07.21 – Ancramdale, NY – w/Doc Watson
2005.02.26 – Tacoma, WA – w/Tony Rice
2010.07.24 – Lyons, CO
2011.07.31 – Floyd, VA
2011.10.09 – Roseland, VA

Doc Watson & David Grisman – Ancramdale, NY (07/21/01)

Doc Watson & Jack Lawrence –
Late Set with David Grisman
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Rothvoss Farm
Ancramdale, New York
July 21, 2001 ñ Saturday

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Source: Unknown Audience DAT
Transfer: SV-3700 > UA-5 > WaveLab 6.0
Mastering with iZotope Ozone 4.0

Disc 1 44:30
Early Set:

Main Stage 2:20-3:10 pm

1. Intro
2. Corrina, Corrina
3. Frankie And Johnny
4. Stranger Blues
5. Bye Bye Blues
6. Cora Is Gone
7. Eight More Miles To Louisville
8. Ready For The Times To Get Better
9. Three Times Seven
10. Rails Leading West
11. Sleep Baby Sleep
12. Greenville Trestle
13. Crowd
14. Iíll Never See My Home Again

Disc 2 67:04
Late Set:

Main Stage 8:00-9:00 pm

1. Intro
2. Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
3. In the Jailhouse Now
4. All About You
5. ñ Introducing David Grisman ñ
6. All About You
7. Eastbound Freight Train
8. If I Should Wander Back Tonight
9. Shady Grove
10. My Blue Eyed Jane
11. Knights in White Satin
12. Beaumont Rag
13. Summertime
14. Sweet Georgia Brown
15. Black Mountain Rag
16. Alberta
17. Blue Railroad Train
18. Salt Creek

Old & In The Way – Warrenton, VA (06/08/73)

Old & In the Way
Lake Whippoorwill
Warrenton, VA

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This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20681
8th Annual Warrenton Bluegrass Folk Festival

MAC (Taped by Jerry Moore, Sony 126 w/ built-in mic, right
in front of stage) > ? > transfer (Dave Tamarkin) >
digital cleanup (Peter G.) > CD.
**info file updated 8/2004, had been listed as “Unknown Aud”**

1. Instrumental
2. On and On
3. The Willow Garden
4. Mule Skinner Blues
5. Land Of The Navajo
6. ‘Til The End Of The World Rolls ‘Round
7. No It Ain’t (1)
8. Lost (1?)

(1) with Tex Logan on fiddle

Old & In the Way – Boston, MA (06/05/73)

Old & In The Way
5 June 1973
The Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA

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Jon Scher intro
Old & in the Way Breakdown
Tragic Romance
The Willow Garden
Going to the Races
Muleskinner Blues
‘Til the End of the World Rolls ‘Round
Land of the Navajo
band intros
Pig in a Pen
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
Hard Hearted
Panama Red
Wild Horses
Fanny Hill
The Hobo Song
High Lonesome Sound
Down Where the River Bends
Love Please Come Home
Knockin’ on Your Door
White Dove
Blue Mule
pre-encore tuning
How Mountain Girls Can Love
Mississippi Moon
Orange Blossom Special

Peter Rowan – vocals, guitar
Jerry Garcia – vocals, banjo
David Grisman – vocals, mandolin
Vassar Clements – fiddle
John Kahn – bass

Late Show
This was Vassar Clements’ first show with this band, replacing Richard Greene.
despite any previous claims, allsoundz states flatly that there was only one show, not two.
Doug Sahm opened the show and played a full set. Part of that tape survives and will be seeded here soon.

Source 1:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 83303
Mono cassette audience recording by allsoundz using a mic of now
forgotten manufacture and a Sony cassette recorder, model number, also long forgotten.
Transferred by allsoundz from the master non-dolbyized cassettes.
Tascam 122MKIII>Numark 20 Band Equalizer>HHB CDR 830
Tracked and slight editing in CD Wave

cdr>eac(secure mode)>flac(level 6) by carville 14 March 2007

Source 2:

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 11889
Recordings: AUD – MA?>?>D>CD

Source 3:

Source: This is a composite edit of AUD ID’s 11889 & 83303. Thanks to the tapers!

Transfer: SHN & FLAC > TLH > WavMerge > Wavelab > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged.

Show notes: This is Vassar’s first gig with OAITW, and Jerry’s first performance at
the Boston Orpheum (of 20). Allsoundz – the taper of the 83303 source – states that
there was only one show (not early and late as previously listed) and that Doug Sahm
was the opening act. Allsoundz also recalled there was possibly a set-break somewhere
but this is not evident from the tapes; it appears the show might have been one long
set with a three-song encore.

Composite notes: For this show, both sources had pros & cons, and it appeared that the
show could benefit from a composite that joined the two together. Allsoundz tape 83303
has the benefit of being complete and with known lineage, but was recorded farther back
resulting in a more distant recording, with a lot of thumping near the mic. And, while
11889 is incomplete and with unknown number of tape generations, it was recorded closer,
delivering a nice aural picture of the concert. The 11889 taper appears to have been
a lot closer to the stage, perhaps with the mic right on the stage, as the between-song
banter from Spud and the boys can be heard clearly. 11889 was chosen for the bulk of the
show, with 83303 providing patches and the final part that was missing from 11889.

Allsoundz states that his tape is mono. It also appears that the 11889 original recording
was mono, as the Wav’s are identical, albeit having been shifted out of phase, probably
from the few generations of re-recording. For both sources, DC-offsets were removed, left
and right channels were manually aligned, then each source was merged to mono for editing.
Both sources were apparently running slow; 83303 between 40 & 50 cents, and 11889 between
75 & 85 cents. Each source was speed-adjusted as best as possible given the difficulties
of dealing with these old tapes. It’s probably not exact, but it’s pretty close…

Lots of small edits were done to soften mic-bumps, attenuate clapping, repair drop-outs,
etc. Small FLAC size due to mono WAV data. Patches from 83303 added as follows: Willow
Garden 3:18 > 3:19, Lonesome L.A. Cowboy 4:29 > Hard Hearted 0:49, crowd end of Love
Please Come Home 2:39 > Lost 0:06, crowd end of Lost 3:38 > Knockin’ on Your Door 0:18,
and crowd end of Knockin’ on Your Door 3:04 > thru to end of the show. Enjoy! (Aug 2014)

Old & In The Way – Sausalito, CA (04/21/73)

Old And In The Way
SAT 04/21/73a
The Record Plant – Sausalito, CA
Recordings: FM (DAT: MFR>D>CD)

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This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 11860

01 – Going To The Races
02 – The Willow Garden
03 – Katie Hill
04 – ‘Til The End Of The World Rolls ‘Round
05 – Panama Red
06 – Hard Hearted
07 – Soldier’s Joy
08 – Wild Horses
09 – Lost
10 – Knockin’ On Your Door
11 – Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
12 – Fanny Hill
13 – White Dove
14 – Land of the Navajo
15 – Blue Mule

Comments: The is the complete radio show, though just the
last few seconds of Going To The Races appears on the tape
before a radio announcement. Before Wild Horses the announcer
says that O&ITW will be “at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo,
tonight.” He also indicates that the beginning of Going To
the Races, the first song, wasn’t broadcast due to
technical difficulties.

Old & In The Way – San Francisco, CA (04/16/73)

Old & In the Way
Boarding House
San Francisco, CA
4/16/73 set I

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Unknown source FM-SBD (WBAI Morning Dew show) > ? >
CD > EAC > SHN. EAC > SHN by Joe Jupille.

Single Disc (14) 51:23
01. Going To The Races [2:54]
02. Tragic Romance [3:59]
03. Instrumental [3:40]
04. The Willow Garden [5:39]
05. ‘Til The End Of The World Rolls ‘Round [4:02]
06. Pig In A Pen [2:46]
07. Panama Red [4:07]
08. Lonesome L.A. Cowboy [4:51]
09. Hard Hearted [3:43]
10. Wild Horses [5:01]
11. Lost [4:59]
12. Blue Mule false start [0:24]
13. Blue Mule [4:57]
14. Outro [0:14]

– This is pretty clearly a soundboard, and Grisman does a
station/program id at some point identifying this as from
WBAI’s “Morning Dew” program. Rob (Eaton?) and a DJ speak
at the very end of the segment. WBAI-FM broadcast this
material on 7/31/99. Beyond that, I don’t know if this is
pre- or post-f.m., nor what media might be involved along
the way. It sounds quite good, and this material is lots
of fun!

Thanks to Harry Angus for the source CDs!