Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday

move me brightly

Here’s a review more of you can get behind. A bunch of cool folks got together in 2012 to celebrate what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday and threw a big musical party.

My memory of this is that it is good, but it must have not been mind-blowing because I haven’t listened to it since.

I’m also pretty sure Phil Lesh came for a couple of songs and then took off because he had his own gig at his own place that same day.

You can read my review here.

Philco & Friends – Bridgeview, IL (08/26/22)

I know I’ve posted a few of their shows on here, but I’ve never really talked about Wilco all that much in these parts. But they are one of my all-time favorite bands. I was pretty excited, then, to see that Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline recently performed with Phil Lesh and Friends.

The show is now up at the Archive and it is a good one. I think Nels guitar works really well with these Dead tunes. There are some video snippets on Youtube and Phil sure looks like he’s having a great time.

Railroad Earth – San Francisco, CA (04/16/05)

Railroad Earth
The Independent,
San Francisco, CA

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Source: SDB multitrack mixdown by Johnny Grubb

Partial Set II
01 – … Storms
02 – Seven Story Mountain* ->
03 – Friend of the Devil+ -> 04 – Jam ->
05 – Terrapin Station* ->
06 – Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad*+^
07 – Bird in a House


  • with Phil Lesh.
  • First time played.
    ^ with Vince Herman.

DAE (EAC: High, Secure, Offset Corrected) quality 100% > one big wav
WAV > cdwav > FLAC frontend (level 5)
EAC and tracking by Smark

Phil Lesh – Berkeley, CA (12/19/76)

Touloos Ta Truck
Date 1976-12-19
Keystone, Berkeley, CA

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Phil Lesh – bass
Terry Haggerty – guitar
John Allair – keyboards, vocals
Steve Mitchell – drums

source: sbd
Jerry Moore’s copy

lineage: sbd > ? > cassette

nak dragon/c > tascam hd-p2 24/96 > pc >
adobe audition 2.0 > cd wave > flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger Nov. 2012

one disc: 79:41

01 – /When I Saw Her Standing There
02 – High Place In Your mind
03 – Drop Your Drawers
04 – Jam
05 – Since I Fell For You
06 – Shake Rattle & Roll
07 – Detoxify
08 – Glory/
09 – Swanee River
10 – I’d Really Like To See You Baby
11 – Stagger Lee
12 – Tell My Mama Goodbye
13 – The Harder They Come

Phil Lesh – Berkeley, CA (10/xx/00)

Phil Lesh & Touloos Ta’ Truck
Keystone Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

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this show really isn’t crisp . there is alot of buzzing inbetween songs and some tape hiss . so if you are looking for a killer sounding show look else where . if you are a collector and want to hear some good tunes then download this . hopefully this might bring out someone else with a better copy …anyway enjoy

Touloos Ta’ Truck
Phil Lesh – bass, vocals?
John Allair – keyboards, lead vocals
Terry Haggerty – guitar, vocals?
Steve Mitchell – drums

disc 1 :
01-swannee river (cuts into the song)
02-jam w/ i don’t need no doctor vocals
03-baby, what you want me to do
05-harder they come
06-goin’ to the river
07-drop your drawes
08-since i feel for you
09-shake rattle & roll
10-tom thumb blues

Phil Lesh – Fairfax, CA (05/17/76)

Too Loose To Truck
Fairfax, CA
Monday May 17th 1976

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Possibly SBD -> Cass x 3 or 4 -> CDR -> Soundforge -> CDR


  1. Fairfax Mama 7.31
  2. Too Loose Ta Truck 3.46
  3. Intros 1.01
  4. Take Me Out To Dinner 7.15
  5. Swanee River 8.13
  6. Sugar Mama 15.10
  7. Since I Fell For You -> 5.26
  8. Proud Mary Jam 4.39
  9. Jam -> 6.29
  10. Next Time You See Me -> 2.04
  11. Tell Me Mama 7.16
    Track 2 had a loud half second blip at 0.26, patched from later in same track.


  1. Louie Louie -> 7.53
  2. Shake It Mama 5.24
  3. Slippin’ & Slidin’ 4.48
  4. Standing At My Window -> 12.20
  5. Goodnight Sweetheart 9.21
  6. What’d I Say 8.31
  7. Your Cash Ain’t Nothing But Trash -> 4.26
  8. Three Part Jam 5.50
  9. Closing Jam 6.17

Comment Phil’s bar band during the ’76 hiatus.
Terry Haggerty – guitar; John Allair – keyboards, vocals; Phil Lesh – bass;
Steve Mitchell – drums

Phil Lesh & Ned Lagin – Encinatas, CA (11/22/75)

Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh
Marquee read “Lesh & Lagin
Electronic Space Music”
La Paloma Theatre, Encinitas, CA
11-22-1975 Early show

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Total time: 73:23

1st set:

  1. Jam 1 29:52
  2. Jam 2 20:42

2nd set:

  1. Jam 3 22:49

Word has it that this was the very last night Lesh and Lagin performed together publicly, and over the years no tape has appeared of the late show, so this may be the very last of their performances on record.

Written documentation does not exist for genealogy, but is remembered as:

Sony ECM280 individually hand-held at each end of the center row of seats, about 3/4 of the way back from the stage > Sony TC-152SD with Dolby (B) and limiter on.
Cassette type not known.

MAC playback on Sony TC-152SD with Dolby (B) decoding > Tandberg T9000 R2R at 3.75 ips on Scotch 207 (very soon after show) > Technics RS1506US with pitch adjustment > Korg MR-1000 @ DSD 5.6MHz

Phil hits some nice “A” notes at beginning, used for pitch reference.

MR-1000 > Audiogate > WAV16/44 with Korg AQUA dither > tracks > TLH (SBEfix, FLAC)

Phil Lesh & Tom Constanten – San Francisco, CA (05/xx/64)

Phil Lesh & Tom Constanten
San Francisco, CA
(unknown location – Mime Troupe Loft?)
Composed by Phil Lesh. Performed by Phil Lesh, Tom Constanten (& ?).

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01_(08:14). 6&7/8 For Bernardo Marino

Tom Constanten 1964-05-21 San Francisco, CA New Music Series
(unknown location – Mime Troupe Loft?).
Composed & performed by Tom Constanten.

02_(23:38). Piano Piece #3

Total Time ::: 31:52

::: EXC quality recordings.
::: Warts: Very slight hiss. Low level hum. 1 second omitted glitch in #2 with audible edit.
::: Noted online as possibly studio but these are live pieces played before an audience.

Recording Information ::: unknown mono reel to reel recorder -> master mono reel tape -> ? -> unknown (low) generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2014-05-30 ::: unknown (low) generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader’s Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2015-08-08.

DimeTravel 152 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: Composed Experimentation. Enlightening! Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

Phil Lesh – San Mateo, CA (04/04/59)

San Mateo College Jazz Band with Phil Lesh
San Mateo College
San Mateo, CA
April 4, 1959*

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  1. Finnegan’s Awake, 4:13
  2. Wail Frail, 4:42
  3. I’ll Remember April, 4:16
  4. unknown, 4:20
  5. unknown, 3:06

remastered by Monte Barry on March 14, 2010
upgraded using Samplitude Pro ver 7.22

happy 70th birthday Phil – March 15, 2010

I downloaded Duane’s pitch-corrected tracks 1 and 2 from his item on The Archive, desribed below as source 2. Then I downloaded the other 3 tracks from item 16866 on The Archive. These tracks — 3, 4, and 5 — were pitch-corrected all the same way. All 5 tracks were dehissed. I removed the dead-spots from the ends of tracks. Track changes are seamless.


pitch correction algorithm for tracks 3, 4, 5
— resample mode
— old BPM = 120, new BPM = 110
— pitch reduction = -1.51 half steps
— time factor = 1.0909

dehisser level parameters for all 5 tracks
— reduction = -25 db
— absorption = 60

track level fixes
— on tracks 3, 4, and 5, I matched the left and right channels


Monte the Taper — have you downloaded my old tapes?

source 1

Source: AUD(?) > ? > CDR
Encoding: EAC(secure) > Cool Edit > CDWAV > mkwact(seekable)

Thanks to Patrick Hayes for the disks

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2003


  1. I’ll Remember April
  2. Wail Frail
  3. Finnegan’s Awake
  4. unknown
  5. unknown

Deadlists COMMENTS:
RECORDINGS 20 A?. Differences from song-to-song in recording quality and tone suggests this material spans more than one date.

source 2

*per deadlists: “Differences from song-to-song in recording quality and tone suggests this material spans more than one date.”

Source: AUD(?) > ? > CDR
Encoding: EAC(secure) > Cool Edit > CDWAV > mkwact(seekable) > ProTools LE 6.2.3 > .wav > xACT > .shn


  1. Finnegan’s Awake
  2. Wail Frail

Audience recordings of the San Mateo College Jazz Band.
Both tracks composed by Phil Lesh, who also plays lead trumpet on track 1.

Earliest recorded music from any member of the Grateful Dead.


These 2 tracks are pitch-shifted (and otherwise cleaned up) versions of two tracks 2 and 3 on the original etree distribution encoded by Matt Vernon. Details and upload info for the original versions of these tracks can be found at:

I did not attempt any remastering on the other three tracks as those were not Phil Lesh compositions, and therefore they were of less interest to me.

phil1959-04-05dd-d1t01.shn is entitled “Finnegan’s Awake” and the corresponding file on the earlier upload was Track 3, phil59-04-05d1t03.flac. This track was lowered 3 semitones, and I resynched the left and right tracks to reduce a funky flanging sound. Phil plays lead trumpet on this track.

phil1959-04-05dd-d1t02.shn is entitled “Wail Frail” (per Dennis McNally’s book) and the corresponding file on the earlier upload was Track 2, phil59-04-05d1t02.flac. This one was lowered about 1 semitone and the left and right tracks resynched. According to the spoken introduction, Phil does not actually play on this track, choosing to sit out so he can listen to this debut performance.

Both tracks are now in the key of B-flat, a favorite key of many brass players. I am not sure that this is the correct key, but the announcer on the two tracks now sounds like the same person, a human male who has not just inhaled a large quantity of helium.

I did not do any hiss reduction or EQ on the tracks, but they would probably both benefit from such processing.

  • Duane

Various Artists – Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan, Volume 12

Various Artists
Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan, Vol. 12: Sad Eyed Ladies and Wanted Men (Version 2)

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Note for version 2: Well, that was quick. Apparently, the version of “Baby Blue” I included was officially released, so here’s a different, later one, followed by the same track list as before. Hopefully, this one will fly.

Original notes: OK folks, here’s the latest and greatest from the NSD Laboratories. I count seven new songs that have not appeared in previous volumes, and eight new artists. The rest, of course, are new combinations of ingredients we’ve used before. For those of you who’ve asked: I don’t know how many more volumes there will be–I’ll keep ’em coming til I run out of covers or time.

Here’s a repeat request from last time: can anyone get me a lossless version of Bruce Springsteen’s beautiful rendition of “Forever Young” from the John Hammond memorial show? I’d love to include it in a later volume of this series. And somebody out there (Persic, perhaps?) must have the John Wesley Harding-hosted KCRW special “Oh Merci!” from 1993–share it please!

That’s it for now. Please keep the suggestions and files coming! As always, thanks to the tapers, the original uploaders, the folks who’ve sent me recordings, the fine artists who’ve created cover artwork, and especially the performers and composer. Due to the many different sources, I am not including lineages. I have done nothing to the original files but normalize the levels and fade in and out on each track (using Cool Edit). Enjoy!

01 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Grateful Dead (Apr 14, 1984, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA)
02 Go ‘Way Little Boy
Lone Justice (Jan 25, 1985, The Stone, San Francisco, CA)
03 Wanted Man
Jon Langford (Mar 19, 2004, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL)
04 Mississippi
Donna the Buffalo (Sep 18, 2004, Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte NC)
05 Blind Willie McTell
Tom Russell and Barrence Whitfield (Jan 25, 1995, Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA)
06 Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Calexico (Dec 8, 2006, Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA)
07 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Robyn Hitchcock and the Minus 5 (Jul 10, 2006, Dingwalls, London)
08 Most Likely You Go Your Way and I Go Mine
Black Crowes (Oct 25, 2005, The Fillmore, Denver CO)
09 License to Kill – The Waterboys (Feb 19 1984, Batschkapp Club, Frankfurt, Germany)
10 Chimes of Freedom
McGuinn, Hillman and Clark (Sep 9, 1979, Calderone Theater, Long Island, NY)
11 Buckets of Rain
Phil Lesh and Friends with Joan Osborne (Feb 12, 2006, Beacon Theater, New York, NY)
12 Spanish Harlem Incident
Yonder Mountain String Band (Oct 6, 2005, Showbox, Seattle, WA)
13 Wallflower
Buddy and Julie Miller (May 28, 2000, Camp Mather, Yosemite, CA)
14 Paths of Victory
Cat Power (May 14, 1999, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA)
15 Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
The Walkabouts (Jan 19, 2001, Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA)
16 Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Bruce Springsteen and Wolfgang Niedecken (Jul 9, 1995 Cafe Eckstein, Berlin, Germany)
17 If You Gotta Go, Go Now
Cowboy Junkies (Apr 30, 1989, Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA)