Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia – Jerry Covers New Orleans

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Jerry Garcia
JerryNOLA: Jerry Covers New Orleans
A Compilation

Download: FLAC/MP3

DISC ONE
1. Get Out Of My Life Woman (Allen Toussaint) (7:17)
JGB, The Stone, San Francisco, Oct. 4, 1986
2. All By Myself (Fats Domino) (13:14)
JGB, Keystone, Berkeley, CA, Oct. 12, 1975
3. Something You’ve Got (Chris Kenner) (3:58)
JGB, Club Front, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 7, 1976
4. You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell) (11:43)
JGB, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 10, 1976
5. Stagger Lee (Garcia & Hunter) (6:03)
Grateful Dead, Winterland, San Francisco Oct. 17, 1978
6. Don’t Try To Be Your Brother’s Killer (James Booker) (9:55)
JGB, Club Front, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 7, 1976
7. Rockin Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu (Huey “Piano” Smith) (6:08)
JGB, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Oct. 24, 1975 (Early Show)
8. United Our Thing Will Stand (James Booker) (11:51)
JGB, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 9, 1976

DISC TWO
9. Just Kissed My Baby (Modeliste, Neville, Nocentelli, Porter Jr.) (11:11)
Garcia & Saunders, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Nov. 28, 1974
10. Junco Partner (Traditional) (4:45)
JGB, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 10, 1976
11. Stagger Lee (Garcia & Hunter) (5:44)
JG (Solo), Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, April 10, 1982
12. Classified/Right Place, Wrong Time Medley (James Booker/Mac Rebennack) (10:01)
JGB, Club Front, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 7, 1976
13. Iko Iko (James “Sugar Boy” Crawford) (12:08)
Grateful Dead, Huntington Civic Centre, Huntington, WV, April 16, 1978
14. I’ll Take A Melody (Allen Toussaint) (12:38)
JGB, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, Feb. 12, 1980 (Late Show)
15. What A Wonderful World (Bob Thiele & George David Weiss) (8:42)
JGB, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, Aug. 1, 1992

From the original uploader:
It’s no coincidence that this compilation is dominated by James Booker and, to a lesser extent, Nicky Hopkins, two of the boogie-woogiest piano players the world has ever known. And since eight of the 15 tracks feature one or the other doing songs Jerry only played with them, many of these tracks selected themselves. None of the Booker tracks were played in any other incarnation of Jerry’s side projects. Since there are only three recordings over four nights with Booker, there was no way to get a wide variety of choices.

Of the other songs done by the JGB, only two, Get Out Of My Life Woman and I’ll Take A Melody (both written by Allen Toussaint), were done with any regularity. GOOMLW was an easy choice, taken from Jerry’s 10/4/86 first post-coma performance. There are better recordings of it but the electricity and warmth coming from the audience at this historic show made this one easy. Melody was also an easy selection. A 1980 Ozzie Ahlers song had to be included.

While Stagger Lee is a Garcia/Hunter composition, the story of Stagger Lee (and Billy DeLion) is deeply rooted in the rich tradition of New Orleans music. There are two versions here, one with the Grateful Dead and one from Jerry’s only solo show. Although What A Wonderful World was written by non-Louisianans Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, it was popularized by Louis Armstrong. So it’s inclusion is also necessary. There was no more famous New Orleans musician than Satchmo. The version included here is from Jerry’s 50th birthday.

THE HISTORY
All By Myself: Performed 20 times. 17 from April, 1975 with the Legion Of Mary, through the Nicky Hopkins and James Booker bands. Brought back twice in 1978 and then once more in August, 1980.
Written by Fats Domino http://rockhall.com/inductees/fats-domino/bio/

Classified: Performed three times from Jan. 7-10, 1976.
Written by James Booker http://www.cascadeblues.org/History/JamesBooker.htm

Don’t Try To Be Your Brother’s Killer: Performed once in rehearsal on Jan. 7, 1976.
Written by James Booker http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=5177

Get Out Of My Life Woman: Performed 63 times beginning in July, 1984 until September, 1994.
Written by Allen Toussaint http://www.allentoussaint.com/

Iko Iko: Performed by the Grateful Dead 185 times beginning in May, 1977 and remained a regular part of the repertoire until the end.
Written by James “Sugarboy” Crawford http://www.offbeat.com/2002/02/01/james-sugar-boy-crawford/

I’ll Take A Melody: Performed 212 times by the JGB, beginning with the Legion of Mary in April, 1975 and remained a regular part of the repertoire through November, 1990. It was then brought back twice in early 1994.
Written by Allen Toussaint http://www.nonesuch.com/artists/allen-toussaint

Junco Partner: Performed once on Jan. 10, 1976.
Traditional http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junco_Partner

Just Kissed My Baby: Performed four times in November, 1974 by Garcia & Saunders.
Written by Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli & George Porter Jr. (The Original Meters) themetersonline.com expired on 07/26/2010 and is pending renewal or deletion.
in the meantime… http://www.georgeporterjr.com/weblinks.html

Right Place, Wrong Time: Performed twice, on Jan. 7 and Jan. 10, 1976. It was part of a medley on Jan. 7, the version included here.
Written by Mac Rebennack http://www.drjohn.org/

Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu: Performed five times from Oct. 22-27, 1975
Written by Huey “Piano” Smith and Johnny Vincent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey_%22Piano%22_Smith

Something You Got: Performed once in rehearsal on Jan. 7, 1976
Written by Chris Kenner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Kenner

Stagger Lee: Performed by the Grateful Dead 147 times including regularly from August, 1978 to December, 1979. It reappeared a couple of times in August, 1982 then returned to the regular rotation in June, 1985 and remained there until June, 1995. Jerry also performed it acoustically by himself and with Garcia & Kahn three times in 1982.

United Our Thing Will Stand: Performed three times from Jan. 7-10, 1976.
Written by James Booker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Booker

What A Wonderful World: Performed five times from 1992-93.
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss http://www.jazzhouse.org/gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=920666365
http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C24

You Are My Sunshine: Performed once on Jan. 10, 1976.
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Davis

A Skiddly Bop Production

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Anselmo, CA (09/24/71)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
The Lion Share
San Anselmo, CA
09/24/71

Download: FLAC/MP3
Download MP3 Samples of both sources.

Early and Late Shows

I previously posted a different source which you can find here.

Source: sbd > reel master > Dat
Provided by Paul Scotton
Transfer: Dat > Sony R500 > Sound Devices 744T > wav 16/44.1
Transferred by Charlie Miller
Lienage: wav 16/44.1 > Adobe Audition 3.0.1 > iZotope RX4 Advanced >
iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > CD Wave > TLH > Flac16

Early Show

01 intro/tuning
02 Save Mother Earth Instrumental >
03 Imagine Instrumental
04 One Kind Favor
05 I Was Made To Love Her Instrumental
06 Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do?
07 Down Around Biloxi

Late Show

01 Hi-Heel Sneakers
02 Man-Child Instrumental >
03 Summertime Instrumental
04 That’s The Touch I Like >
05 Annie Had A Baby >
06 WPLJ (White Port And Lemon Juice)

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Tom Fogerty – guitar, vocals

Thanks to Paul and Charlie

Thanks to Joe.B. Jones for help with pitch correction.

edited and mastered
SIRMick
January 2017

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Huntington Beach, CA (12/28/74)

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Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders
12-28-1974
Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 24317

Source: MA > ? > C > DAT > WAV > SHN.
Taper unknown.

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 Think [10:02]
02 crowd [00:42]
03 Freedom Jazz Dance [11:22]
04 crowd [01:08]
05 Boogie On Reggae Woman [17:16]
06 crowd [00:10]
07 Are You Lonely For Me, Baby? (1) [14:05]
08 crowd [00:28]
09 Neighbor, Neighbor [09:30]
10 crowd [01:21]
11 Harder They Come (1) [17:23]
Total time: 83:29

Comments from thejerrysite.com:
“There was probably one more set or this might have been an Early / Late show combination. Show billed in the L.A. Free Press newspaper as “Jerry & Merle”. Guests (1) Maria Muldaur (vocals) , (1) Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals)

From listening to the show it was obvious the pitch was a tad slow. Using SBD MR recordings from this era as a reference (specifically Boogie On Reggae Woman and Harder They Come), the pitch was empirically determined to be 0.8 semitone flat which was corrected prior to tracking using Soundforge 6. Relatively hissy recording.

In order to facilitate not burning a 1 song second disc while maintaining the show in its entirity for those who are helping the audio and physical environment by directly listening digitally to the files and not burning a gazillion audio discs that will be basically trash in a less than a decade, I tracked the show so that odd #’d tracks are the actual songs while the even # tracks are the crowd/dead space between songs. If you want to avoid burning a single song (Harder They Come) second disc and don’t mind on missing out on all the crowd chatter, you can burn just the odd #’d tracks and it will fit on a 80 minute disc. If you want to soak up that hissy ’74 inbetween audience vibe directly off your pc, you are set too.

brought to you by the Jerry fiends at misSHN in the rain.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, Ca (08/15/74)

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Garcia/Saunders
8/15/74
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
**Note: This previously circulated as 8/14/74,
but is now considered to be 8/15/74**

Download Both Sources: FLAC/MP3

Download: MP3 Samples
2-206  is source one, 2-05 is source two.

 

Two Sources:

Source One:
This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8650
AUDMC (Louis Falanga’s upfront Sony ECM-250 > Sony TC-110) >
DATx1 > CD > EAC > CD > EAC > SHN

Source Two:
MOTB Release: 0170 16/44.1
Analog Audience Source: Aud Master Cassettes (MAC)
Medium Stock Brands: MAC = 2 x Sony UHF C60 + 1 x TDK D C90
Analog Lineage: Sony F-995 => Sony TC-124 >> 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: Bob Menke
Transfer By: Bob Menke
Mastering By: Derek McCabe

Disc One
Someday Baby
Expressway
Wondering Why ->
People Make the World Go Round
Roadrunner

Disc Two
Tuning
Neighbor Neighbor
He Ain’t Give You None
Favela
Mystery Train
Sitting In Limbo
How Sweet It Is

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Anselmo, CA (07/05/73)

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
The Lion’s Share
San Anselmo, CA
07/05/1973

Links removed, this show has been officially released.

Source: Soundboard > Master Reel (10″ reel @ 7.5 ips Ω trk, taped by Betty Cantor-Jackson) > Dat (48k)

Set I

01 After Midnight
02 tuning
03 Someday Baby
04 tuning
05 (She’s Got) Charisma >
06 That’s All Right Mama
07 tuning
08 The System
09 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Set II

01 tuning
02 I Second That Emotion
03 tuning
04 My Funny Valentine
05 tuning
06 Finders Keepers
07 Money Honey
08 Like A Road
09 tuning
10 Merl’s Tune//
11 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

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

guest:
unknown – trumpet (Set II)

Notes:

– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– A number of artifacts have been removed and several minor repairs made. Also a few small level adjustments
– All tracks have been tagged.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Anselmo, CA (09/24/71)

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
The Lion Share
San Anselmo, CA
09/24/71
Early and Late Shows

Download: FLAC/MP3

I recently uploaded a new source for this show which you can find here.

Download MP3 Samples to both shows here.

MSR -> 1C -> D -> Digi001 -> SHN

Early Show
Set 1
Disc 1:

1. Save Mother Earth Instrumental ->
2. Imagine Instrumental
3. One Kind Favor
4. I Was Made To Love Her Instrumental
5. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do?
6. Down Around Biloxi

Late Show
Set 1
Disc 2:

1. Hi-Heel Sneakers
2. Man-Child Instrumental ->
3. Summertime Instrumental
4. That’s The Touch I Like ->
5. Annie Had A Baby ->
WPLJ

— Filler —
Keystone, Berkeley CA
12/28/72 (not 12/20/72 – see thejerrysite.com)
MSR -> D -> 1C -> D

6. Expressway To Your Heart ->
7. Jam ->
8. Space ->
9. Georgia On My Mind

Notes: approximately 1/4 second dropout removed from “Down Around Biloxi”
approximately 1/8 second dropout removed from “Georgia On My Mind”

Transfer:
Sony PCM-M1@44.1 -> Digidedesign 001 Optical S/PDIF -> HD as Sound Designer 2 @44.1 -> Pro Tools LE (Tracked, and converted to Wave) -> SHN
Filler was recorded to HD @48 and downsampled in Pro Tools LE to 44.1

Personnel:
Jerry Garcia (Guitar, Vocals)
Merl Saunders (Keyboards, Vocals)
John Kahn (Bass)
Bill Vitt (Drums)
Tom Fogerty (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (02/16/74)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
The Keystone,
Berkeley, CA
02/16/1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Soundboard > Master Reel (10″ reel @ 7.5 ips Ω trk, taped by Betty Cantor-Jackson) > Dat (48k)

Set I

01 //Soul Roach
02 tuning
03 La-La
04 tuning
05 Think
06 tuning
07 I Second That Emotion
08 Are You Lonely For Me, Baby?
09 tuning
10 The Harder They Come

Set II

01 tuning
02 Money Honey
03 tuning
04 Wondering Why
05 tuning
06 (I’m) A Roadrunner
07 tuning
08 Little Bit of Righteousness
09 tuning
10 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Martin Fierro – flute, saxophone

guests:

Unknown conga player sits in for the show (possibly Armando Peraza)
Unknown guitarist sits in on La-La (possibly Paul Pena)

Notes:

– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– Several clicks have been removed.
– The possible identity of the guest players has been lifted from “Jerry Garcia’s Middle Finger”
http://jgmf.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/ln-jg1974-02-16jgmsallsbd.html
– IMHO This show is plagued by very good sound and even better playing
– All files are tagged

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (01/17/74)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
The Keystone
Berkeley, CA
01/17/1974
Set II

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Soundboard > Master Reel > DAT (48k)

01 tuning
02 Finders Keepers
03 tuning
04 Think *
05 tuning
06 Are You Lonely For Me, Baby?
07 The Harder They Come

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Martin Fierro – saxophone, flute
Bill Kreutzmann – drums

Notes:

– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– Very little work has been done on this, a few clicks removed, one repair and some level adjustments made.
– The mix changes around 22 seconds, Garcia’s vocal is moved from the left channel to become more central. *
– All files have been tagged.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Passaic, NJ (09/06/73)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Capitol Theater
Passaic, NJ
09/06/1973

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: sbd > master-reel > dat(48k)

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

Set I

01 //It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
02 Expressway (To Your Heart)
03 It’s Too Late
04 One Kind Favor
05 After Midnight
06 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Set 2

07 I Second That Emotion
08 It’s No Use
09 Like A Road
10 //That’s All Right, Mama
11 My Funny Valentine
12 Finders Keepers
13 The Harder They Come//
[missing] Positively 4th Street
[missing] How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Notes:

– this version has been provided by an anonymous source
– this show has never circulated in soundboard quality before
– level adjustments have been made
– several pops and clicks have been removed
– 60Hz hum has been reduced between all songs
– ‘train to cry’ and ‘all right mama’ fade in, ‘harder they come’ cuts at reel end
– the reel change between ‘after midnight’ and ‘dixie down’ has been crossfaded
– all files are tagged

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (11/05/73)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Keystone
Berkeley, CA
11/05/1973

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: sbd > master-reel > dat(48k)

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

Martin Fierro – saxophone, flute, vocals

Set I

01 //It’s No Use
02 Finders Keepers
03 It’s Too Late
04 Money Honey
05 I Second That Emotion//
06 //La La
07 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Set II

08 The Harder They Come
09 (I’m A) Road Runner
10 Mystery Train
11 My Funny Valentine

Notes:

– this version has been provided by an anonymous source
– this (most excellent sounding) show has never circulated in any form
– lots of level adjustments have been made
– several pops and clicks have been removed
(lots of nasty clicks on the left channel in ‘lala’ and ‘dixie down’ got eliminated)
– 60Hz hum has been reduced between all songs
– ‘its no use’ fades in and is missing a couple seconds
– the reel change between ‘second that emotion’ and ‘lala’ has been faded out and in
– all files are tagged