Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mickey & The Hartbeats – San Francisco, CA – xx/xx/68

date book - mickey and the hartbeats - matrix - san francisco 1968

Mickey and Hartbeats
(Garcia, Lesh, Hart, & Kreutzmann)
Matrix
San Fran, CA
Undated / 1968

Download: FLAC/MP3
This is a tagged version of shnid: 28077
sbd / lineage unknown*

Disk 1 (total time: 47:13)

1. jam // 13:18
2. jam // ^ 33:54

Notes from the original uploader:

I asked Michael Parrish for a copy of the mystery fragment reviewed in the taping compendium. This tape also included another fragment not reviewed in the compendium and was labeled 11 1 68, which is most likely incorrect.

* Here?s what Parrish supplied for source / lineage info: ?Both of these pieces came in a cassette that Dwork sent me near the beginning of the compendium project. As I noted, track #2 corresponds to the first track of your “Mystery Disc” and I have never heard the other piece anywhere other than on the Dwork tape. It rang no bells with Dick L. either.?

^ ?The fragment I sent you as ?11/1/68? is the same as the first track on your Mystery Show CD. I wouldn’t necessarily bet that either is 11/1/68 though:)?

Review by Michael Parrish: ?This mysterious fragment consists of another version of the jam that opens 10/30/68. It is notable for Garcia?s inspired and frenetic soloing, which has a rather unusual Latin feel.?

JJ
first Jam has some Cold Rain & Snow & GDTRFB flavor to it
second jam starts with Dark Star flavor

track 02 is 12/16/68

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & The Harvey Mandel Band – San Francisco, CA (12/24/68)

jerry garcia - harvey mandel - san francisco 1968

Jerry Garcia & The Harvey Mandel Band
December 24, 1968
The Matrix
San Francisco, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source 1 Tracklist
Disc 1
1. // Jam
2. // Feel It
3. Three O’Clock

Disc 2
1. Mojo Worker > Jam
2. You’re Gonna Need Me
3. Raise Your Hand

 

Source Two Tracklist

Disk 1
Jam
Jam cont.
We got the Feeling Jesus
Thinkin’ bout You
She’s a Motor Worker
Jam
* Tracks 1 & 2 are actually 1 track broken into two parts so as not to have to post a 200+meg file.

Source 1:
This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 82321

Notes:
1. Song names are best guesses
2. d2t2 and d2t3 might not be from this show
3. Commonly circulates as “Mickey & The Hartbeats.” However, it has been alleged that the vault reels are labelled “Jerry Garcia & The Harvey Mandel Band.”

**admin note: info file updated 12/1/2007; thanks to fxexpress for identifying song names of d2t02 and d2t03**soundboard 4-track reel master > 2-track reel > CDR/0 > CDR/1 > CDR/2 > iMac > SHN

reel > CDR conversion via unknown hardware

editing by Jeff Tiedrich via Sound Studio for Macintosh, 24 April 2002
compressed via Shorten for Macintosh by Jeff Tiedrich, 28 April 2002

SBD>unknown generation cass>wav>shn

Wave &Shn conversion 11-24-02 by Tommy McKeown (Smilin’ Sam)

 

COMMENTS Not listed in DeadBase XI. The tapes circulating with this date are Jerry Garcia with Harvey Mandel (guitarist who played with Charlie Musselwhite and in Canned Heat), Stephen Miller (keyboards player from Linn County, Harvey Mandel’s Band, Elvin Bishop’s band, and The Allman Brothers Band).

Some tapes list this as also with Elvin Bishop on guitar. Unknown drummer(s). Miller may be the person singing on Feel It (title song for Elvin Bishop’s second album), Three O’Clock In The Morning, and Mojo Woker. The jam after Mojo Worker or one of the unknown songs may be “Wade In The Water”. The newspaper ads mention Jack Casady (bass player in Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) so perhaps he is the bass player, but some tapes list George Chambers (bass player for The Chamber Brothers).

This jam has previously circulated as “Set 3” of 12/16/68, but Bill Gadsden says that it’s “with Harvey Mandel from 12/24/68”. From the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper of Monday December 23, 1968 pg 35: “At the Matrix
tonight and tomorrow night: Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, open end jam, no door charge” and elsewhere on the same page under the heading “OPENING TODAY”: “ROCK CLUB – Jam Session with Jerry Garcia, Jack Cassady and others, from 9:30 p.m., the Matrix, 3138 Fillmore. Free.” On page 26 of issue #34 (Summer 1996) of Dupree’s Diamond News, Dick Latvala stated in an interview “There are tapes of 12/16/68 marked Hartbeats at the Matrix, but I don’t know if that’s really accurate. You know [David] Crosby was playing with them quite a lot that month.”

He makes no other mention of 12/68 Matrix tapes in that article, but he has
stated on another occasion that the tapes in the vault of 12/24/68 are labeled as Jerry Garcia and the Harvey Mandel Band.

RECORDING SB 80 mins. Most circulating recordings of the 1968 Matrix shows
trace back to Bill Gadsden’s reels. Bill and Peter Kafer made copies of Peter
Abram’s (owner of the Matrix) two track 7″ Scotch reels in the summer of 1974. Peter Abram’s reels were either Masters or 1st gens. Recently (5/02) circulating CDRs are reportedly MSR(vault)>1R>CDR.

CONTRIBUTORS David Sorochty , Bill Gadsden, Dick Latvala, Michael Parrish worldnet.att.net>, Gregg Bucci , Dave Litfin at polarfab.com>, Jeff Teidrich , David Minches at snip.net>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ReSeeded 8/2006 by Teddy “GoodBear” Selby

Source 2:
This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 25136

SBD>Master reel>PCM>wav>shn

Transferred from PCM via SEK’D Prodif96Pro & Samplitude, split via CDWav
Uploaded by theotherwayne@yahoo.com

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady & Mickey Hart – Marin County, CA (07/28/68)

jerry garcia - jack casady - 1968

Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, Mickey Hart
Rancho Olompali
Marin County, CA
7/28/68

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 27968

SBD > ? > CD

Single Disc (1) 29:50
01. 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds Jam

Notes:
– static @ 0:53, 17:28, 17:55, 18:24, 19:48
– tick @ 12:32 fixed using SoundForge Studio 6.0.
– digi-chirp @ 29:39

David Gans originally broadcast this material on the KPFA
Marathon on February 7th, 2004, and recently and very
graciously supplied a set of CDs for circulation. Thanks,
David!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Friends – San Francisco, CA (05/21/68)

jerry garcia - 1968-05-21.tuesday-night.handbill

Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller
5/21/68
Tuesday Night Jam
Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22727
Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (48k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer UltraMatch SRC 2000 -> SEK’D Prodif Plus ->
Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> Cool Edit Pro v.20 -> SHN
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc SHN)

Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
2/17/04

Notes:
The mix is all over the place. I did clean up some pops and fixed the reel flips,
but the levels have not been adjusted

Setlist:
d1t01 – Jam
d1t02 – Good Shepherd ->
d1t03 – Jam
d2t01 – My Babe ->
d2t02 – My Baby Told Me
d2t03 – Key To The Highway

NOTES
This circulates as “Tuesday Night Jam” with: Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller, Mickey Hart, and Will Scarlett. All those names except Will Scarlet are listed on the poster, which says it was a benefit ($1 admission) – but doesn’t say what the benefit was for! The poster calls this a “Rock Jam” and says it will be “Heavy”. This used to circulate as “Unknown ’67 from the Matrix”. Jorma was asked and he does remember this.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Sly & The Family Stone – New York, NY (10/05/68)

Front

Sly & The Family Stone
“Thee Encyclopedia of Ecstacy”
live at the Fillmore East
October 5, 1968

Links removed as this has been officially released.

Label : Big Fro Discs
Catalog No. : BF-013/014
Release Date: 2003
exclent soundboard quality

linenage : cdr trade -> easy CD-DA Extractor -> Flac level 8 -> DIME -> You

Disc 1 is early show live at the Fillmore East, New York, Oct. 5 (or 4?) 1968.
Disc 2 is from their late show on the same date.

Setlist:

Disc 1 : (40:46)
101. Life (3:11)
102. Color Me True (6:02)
103. It Won’t Be Long (7:11)
104. Are You Ready (6:28)
105. Dance to the Music (12:03)
106. M’Lady (5:49)

Disc 2 : (54:06)
201. M’ Lady (4:55)
202. Color Me True (3:03)
203. Are You Ready? (7:59)
204. It Won’t Be Long (7:46)
205. Color Me True (6:22)
206. Dance to the Music (11:17)
207. Love City (5:34)
208. Turn Me Loose (5:10)
209. Outro (1:56)

Artworks included.

Enjoy the show~!! 🙂

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jimi Hendrix & Jim Morrison – New York, NY (03/07/68)

rlcd0068-front

Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison
1968-03-07
New York, NY
Soundboard
Bootleg –> EAC Secure Mode –> Flac

Download: FLAC/MP3

Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Buddy Miles and other musicians all find themselves at New York
City’s Scene Club in 1968. What do you they do? They jam! Morrison is clearly wasted and sings some interesting
lyrics (“Morrison’s Lament”). This is the kind of bootleg they’ll never release. Its historical, funny, and cool to put
on at parties – no one else has heard it.

Here’s the setlist according to the artwork:

1. Red House
2. Wake Up This Morning And You Find Yourself Dead
3. Bleeding Heart
4. Morrison’s Lament
5. Tomorrow Never Knows
6. Uranus Rock
7. Outside Woman Blues
8. Sunshine of Your Love

http://www.me.umn.edu/~kgeisler/adead.html
http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=rlcd0068&section=41
These two sites have more info on it.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Joni Mitchell – Unknown Location (xx/xx/68)

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Joni Mitchell
1968-xx-xx, Germany
SBD
Joni Loves Germany

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 Marcie
02 Nathan La Franeer
03 Dr. Junk (intro)
04 Dr. Junk
05 Roses Blue
06 The Circle Game > Little Green
07 I Don’t Know Where I Stand
08 Go Tell The Drummer Man
09 Michael From Mountains

From the original uploader

Joni Mitchell
Live – Germany probably 1968 but possibly 1969. Its also not sure if this was recorded in Germany as there is no other indication Joni played Germany in 1968

“I got this as a CDR in a trade a few years back. It is supposed to have been recorded in Germany in 1968 or 1969 but I’ve never been able to confirm the details. If anyone could positively identify it I would be grateful.”

Now the first uploader of this show listed in Dimebot (from 2006), docruper writes:

“This is a mysterious but very high-quality recording of Joni in 1967, 1968, or 1969. Early Joni, featuring her beautiful 1960s voice and a recording that is astoundingly good–crisp, clear, no static, very little hiss.”

However, the size of docruper torrent file does not match puckoon’s.

Puckoon’s folder size matches up exactly with that of a file of a remaster by briggY added to DIME in late 2006 — and judging by the description, it sounds like it — but some of the briggY track times listed differ slightly (a further remaster?).

But just for the halibut, let’s get briggY with it…

Dec 24, 2006
A new torrent has been uploaded to DIME.
Torrent: 127105
Title: Joni Mitchell – ”Germany 1968” – WONDERFUL SBD (remaster)
Size: 195.94 MB
Category: Singer/Songwriter
Uploaded by: briggY
Description

Joni Mitchell
Unknown Venue, supposedly (West) Germany (?) 1968 (?)

total time 38:58

[Removed: Nov 12, 2010]
Days on tracker: 1,419
Last status: 905 times snatched

I noticed that this amazingly high-quality recording of an absolutely stunning solo performance had dropped off the tracker, so I decided to put it back — this is DEFINITELY one that everyone should have. Its origins are completely mysterious, though — it circulates as “Germany 1968”, but Joni didn’t play in Germany in 1968. During the intro to “Dr. Junk” she talks about her visit to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, and since she first played Fayetteville on January 3rd, 1967 and again in May of that year, her remark that the visit was “about 2 years ago” suggests that this performance took place in 1969. I think the presence of “Dr Junk” in the setlist would argue against the show being far into that year, since it’s a throwaway song that didn’t stay in her repertoire for very long. The best guess, then, would be very early 1969, but where is more of problem — although perhaps it COULD be Germany (did she play there in 1969? the jonimitchell.com chronology has no record of any European dates between London Sep 1968 & London Jan 1970 — which can’t be right, surely?) — her phrase “my country’s capitol” in the “Roses Blue” preamble seems to refer to Washington DC rather than Ottawa, which places the performance outside of North America (and that song itself, though not an easy one to decipher, was probably written after the darker events of 1968 — the King & RFK assassinations, Chicago and the election of Nixon).

I was going to seed the show exactly as received via the JMDL hub — the same version upped here previously — but when I took a close look at the wav files I found SBEs — tiny ones, but they were there (as the lineage claims alignment was done, I imagine they’re historical). I went through and got rid of these manually, then decided to up the levels and shift the tracking just a little whilst I was in there. I also fixed a nasty little glitch right at the beginning and faked a less abrupt fade at the very end. There was no temptation to use any nr or eq as the sound quality is great. It’s an exercise in gilding the lily, but this particular lily was worth it.

lineage: SBD > ? > acousticharmonies Vine CDR > Wav (EAC secure mode) > Flac frontend (level 8, aligned & verified)
remaster: > WAV (SBEs manually fixed, tracking & levels adjusted, flaws at start & end fixed with ACL10) > WAV (fixed SBEs with TLH) > FLAC level 8

I have a theory – a theory that is mine. This is my theory… That this show took place before her first album, my favorite “Song To A Seagull,” was released in March of 1968.

For one, Joni never mentions that she has an album out at all. And the audience does not seem to get extra excited about the songs she plays off it.

Plus one, the only song she introduces that comes from that album, “Michael From Mountains…” Joni pauses a moment before starting up, but no one in the audience makes a single sound that resembles recognition.

Maybe the folkies there were just being cool. Maybe they were just jealous she had an album out and they didn’t. But then that is not cool.

I know for one if I knew, this here Mike, his heart would have at least just jumped for crying out loud for joy for just one mountainous moment.

Grateful Dead – Collection of Unlabeled Reels, 1968

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Grateful Dead
Collection of excerpts found on 5 unlabeled 7″ reels in the vault dated circa 1968

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks to Raoul Duke for disks 1 and 2, Jeff Cook for disks 3 and 4

Part of “The Music Never Stopped” 2002 shn em up project 5/9/2002

Disk 1 [47:18]

Excerpt # 1 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium
Source: SBD>MR>DAT(s)>CDR
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

01. [00:17] (fades in)//St. Stephen >
02. [02:20] Jam (St. Stephen ish)
03. [01:46] Cryptical Envelopment Reprise >
04. [04:41] The Other One >
05. [06:05] Cryptical Envelopment >
06. [04:25] New Potato Caboose >
07. [06:21] Thirteens Jam >
08. [03:21] Alligator >
09. [04:25] Drumz >
10. [09:04] Jam (Cautionish) >
11. [04:27] Caution(Do Not Step on Tracks)//

This partial set is a differently tracked version of this corresponding entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 St Stephen [#2:40] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:42] > Drums [0:14] > The
Other One [4:28] > Cryptical Envelopment [6:03] > New Potato Caboose [10:46] >
Alligator [3:20] > Drums [6:19] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) {11:29#]
SET2
SET3
ENCORE
COMMENTS At 3:56 into the Drums after Alligator, they start singing Alligator vocals and at 4:35 in to it, Jerry joins in with a Caution type solo. Although this fragment circulates as “Fall 1968”, “3/22/68 Detroit”, and “May 1968”, it is from an unlabeled reel. There is an entry for this set list on p. 164 of Volume 1 of The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium. According to Rob Eaton: “There were 5 unlabeled 7 inch reels found in the Vault many years ago. Several contained very early versions of Stephen. The tape you describe is one of these unknown reels. The best estimate for a date would be April/May 1968 or spring ’68.”
RECORDING 45 SBD

Disk 2 [43:10]

Excerpt # 2 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Source: SBD>MR>DAT>CDR
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > Cool Edit (fix drop outs) > shntool (retrack on sectors) > mkwact(seekable)

01. [01:31] Drumz >
02. [13:59] (post-Alligator) Jam

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Drums [#1:30]> Jam [13:59] > Caution [1:07#]
SET2
SET3
ENCORE
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. Its hard to say for sure, but it sounds like late 1968 – maybe September or October or thereabouts. The Drums has that Bol scat “Ya, Ya, Yakita, Yakita” in it.
RECORDING 17 SBD

Excerpt # 3 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Source: SBD>MR>DAT>CDR
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

03. [01:06] (fades in)//Cryptical Envelopment >
04. [02:31] The Other One >
05. [03:30] Cryptical Envelopment >
06. [08:41] New Potato Caboose //
07. [04:05] It Hurts Me Too
08. [03:17] Born Cross Eyed //

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Cryptical Envelopment [#1:06] > The Other One [2:31] > Cryptical Envelopment [3:30] > New Potato Caboose [8:41] ; It Hurts Me Too [#4:05] ; Born Cross-Eyed [3:08#]
SET2
SET3
ENCORE
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. There is no Drums after the first Cryptical, The Other One has the standard lyrics, but Bobby stumbles with them as on 2-3-68. This recording is probably very close to that date.
RECORDING 25 SBD

Excerpt # 4 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Source: SBD>MR>C>DAT>CDR
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

09. [04:04] //Dark Star >
10. [00:21] St. Stephen //

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Dark Star [#4:05] > St. Stephen [0:06#]
SET2
SET3
ENCORE
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. Its sounds like it’s from 1968, but maybe it’s early 1969?
RECORDING 5 SBD

Disk 3 [78:21]

Excerpt # 5 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Source: SBD>MR>C>DAT>CDR

Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)

SET list
01. [00:39] //Cryptical Envelopment >
02. [05:24] The Other One >
03. [09:37] Cryptical Envelopment >
04. [15:18] Good Morning Little Schoolgirl;
05. [13:36] //Dark Star >
06. [03:34] St. Stephen >
07. [12:09] The Eleven >
08. [08:06] Death Don’t Have No Mercy//;
09. [09:55] Turn On Your Lovelight//

hiss level significantly higher than the other disks in this set and some distortion on bass – looks to have more than 1 cassette generation. fairly frequent partial channel drop outs from what might be tape decay on some songs

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Cryptical Envelopment [#0:39] > The Other One [5:24] > Cryptical
Envelopment [9:37] > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [14:49] ; Dark Star
[#13:33] > St. Stephen [3:34] > The Eleven [12:09] > Death Don’t Have No Mercy
[8:%07] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [9:48#]
SET2
SET3
ENCORE
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. It begins with a cut right into the “doesn’t seem to matter” line in Cryptical Envelopment. There is a six second or so drum solo intro to The Other One. At the “one man gathers what another man spills” break in St. Stephen, Jerry and maybe two others laugh, but there are not really any words.
RECORDING 78 SBD

Disk 4 [75:43]

Excerpt # 6 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium

Source: MR > C > DAT > CD
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > Cool Edit(minor cleanup) > mkwact(seekable)

01. [07:36] //St. Stephen >
02. [01:46] Cryptical Envelopment >
03. [04:42] The Other One >
04. [04:23] Cryptical Envelopment >
05. [10:18] Turn On You Lovelight//

d1t1 – tape speed variable at the start
d1t2 – volume change ~1:30
d1t5 ~7:40 volume lowered

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 St. Stephen [#7:33] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:46] > The Other One [4:43]
> Cryptical Envelopment [4:28] > Turn On You Lovelight [10:10#]
SET2
SET3
ENCORE
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. There is a 13 second drum solo intro to The Other One. At the “one man gathers what another man spills” break in St. Stephen, there are no words, just further jamming immediately.
RECORDING 28 SBD

Excerpt # 7 per The Deadhead’s Taping Compendium
Source: SBD > MR> C > DAT > CDR

06. [06:23] //Morning Dew;
07. [03:40] //Hurts Me Too;
08. [01:19] “Return the scratcher”
09. [16:06] Dark // Star
10. [08:20] St. Stephen >
11. [11:04] Turn On Your Lovelight//

d1t6 ~ volume changes occur during first minute

This partial set corresponds to this entry in Deadlists

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE unknown
CITY unknown
STATE unknown
DATE ??/??/68
SET1 Morning Dew [#6:14] ; Hurts Me Too [#4:49] ; Dark Star [16%:03) St.
Stephen [8:21] > Turn On Your Lovelight [11:04#]
SET2
SET3
ENCORE
COMMENTS The date and location of this recording are unknown. There is a tape flip in Dark Star. At the “one man gathers what another man spills” break in St. Stephen it goes right into a short jam and back into the next lyrics with no comments of any kind.
RECORDING 28 SBD

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Hallandale, FL (12/29/68)

gd68-12-29-gulfstream

Grateful Dead
December 29, 1968
Gulfstream Park Race Track
Hallandale, FL

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 80197
Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD

Transfer Info:
CD -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
November 22, 2006

Notes:
— Lovelight fades in, very little missing
— Cleaned up cuts in Dark Star, St. Stephen and The Other One
— I also worked on the levels a bit

–Setlist–
101-d1t01 – Turn On Your Lovelight
102-d1t02 – Dark Star ->
103-d1t03 – Saint Stephen ->
104-d1t04 – The Eleven ->
105-d1t05 – Drums ->
106-d1t06 – The Other One ->
107-d1t07 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
108-d1t08 – And We Bid You Good Night

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/24/68)

gd68-12-24-MATRIX

Grateful Dead
The Matrix
San Francisco, CA
12/24/68

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 9475
Source: SBD>MR>??>DAT>CDR
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)
mvernon54@attbi.com
shntool confirms tracks on sector boundaries

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002 shn em up initiative 5/15/02
Thanks to Raoul Duke for the disks!

Disk 1 [31:19]

SET1

01. [31:19]Jam

DEADLISTS COMMENTS

” The tapes circulating with this date are from a “Heartbeats” show, without
Bobby and Pigpen. (1) with Harvey Mandel (and George Chambers?). This jam has
previously circulated as “Set 3” of 12/16/68, but Bill Gadsden says that it’s
“with Harvey Mandel from 12/24/68”.

From the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper of Monday December 23, 1968 pg 35:
“At the Matrix tonight and tomorrow night:
Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, open end jam, no door charge” and elsewhere on the
same page under the heading “OPENING TODAY”: “ROCK CLUB – Jam Session with Jerry Garcia, Jack Cassady and others, from 9:30 p.m., the Matrix, 3138 Fillmore. Free.”

On page 26 of issue #34 (Summer 1996) of Dupree’s Diamond News, Dick Latvala stated
in an interview “There are tapes of 12/16/68 marked Hartbeats at the Matrix, but I
don’t know if that’s really accurate. You know [David] Crosby was playing with them quite a lot that month.” He makes no other mention of 12/68 Matrix tapes in that article, but he has stated on another occasion that the tapes in the vault of 12/24/68 are labeled as Garcia jamming with the Harvey Mandel Band.

This show is not listed in DeadBase XI.

RECORDING
SBD 31 mins.

Circulating recordings of the 1968 Matrix shows trace back to Bill Gadsden’s reels.
Bill and Peter Kafer made copies of Peter Abram’s (owner of the Matrix) two track
7″ Scotch reels in the summer of 1974. Peter

Abram’s reels were either Masters or 1st gens.