Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Boston, MA (12/31/69)

Grateful Dead
December 31, 1969
Boston Tea Party
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD
This is a tagged version of shnid: 95420

Transfer Info:
CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
October 23, 2008

— Set 2 disc change is seamless
— Reel flips during The Eleven and Silver Threads cleaned up with crossfade
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Introduction
102-d1t02 – China Cat Sunflower ->
103-d1t03 – I Know You Rider
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried
105-d1t05 – Next Time You See Me
106-d1t06 – Cold Rain & Snow
107-d1t07 – Black Peter
108-d1t08 – Hard To Handle
109-d1t09 – Me & My Uncle
110-d1t10 – Mason’s Children
111-d1t11 – Dire Wolf
112-d1t12 – Uncle John’s Band

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Yellow Dog Story
202-d2t02 – Alligator ->
203-d2t03 – Drums ->
204-d2t04 – Alligator ->
205-d2t05 – Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
206-d2t06 – Good Lovin’ ->
207-d2t07 – Drums ->
208-d2t08 – The Eleven
209-d2t09 – High Time
210-d2t10 – Cumberland Blues
211-d3t01 – Big Boy Pete
212-d3t02 – Not Fade Away
213-d3t03 – Seasons
214-d3t04 – The Race Is On
215-d3t05 – Silver Threads And Golden Needles
216-d3t06 – Slewfoot
217-d3t07 – Dancing in the Street

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Boston, MA (12/30/69)

Grateful Dead
Boston Tea Party
Boston, MA
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 28469

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Cass Master (Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby) ->
Cass (Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen) -> Dat (Technics 3800/44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Prodif Plus -> Samplitude v6.0 -> SHN

Transfered By Charlie Miller – 01/29/03
Uploaded to Tol by D.Winters – 03/05/05

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Intro
102-d1t02 – Good Lovin’
103-d1t03 – Mama Tried
104-d1t04 – New Speedway Boogie
105-d1t05 – Casey Jones
106-d1t06 – Black Peter
107-d1t07 – Me & My Uncle
108-d1t08 – In the Midnight Hour
109-d1t09 – Cumberland Blues
110-d2t01 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
111-d2t02 – Drums ->
112-d2t03 – The Other One ->
MISSING – Cryptical Envelopment ->
113-d2t04 – Cosmic Charlie

–Set 2–
201-d2t05 – Uncle John’s Band ->
202-d2t06 – Mason’s Children ->
203-d2t07 – China Cat Sunflower ->
204-d2t08 – I Know You Rider
205-d3t01 – Dark Star ->
206-d3t02 – Alligator ->
207-d3t03 – Drums ->
208-d3t04 – The Eleven ->
209-d3t05 – Bid You Goodnight Jam ->
210-d3t06 – Alligator Reprise ->
211-d3t07 – Caution Jam ->
212-d3t08 – Feedback ->
213-d3t09 – And We Bid You Good Night

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Hollywood, FL (12/28/69)

Grateful Dead
International Speedway
Hollywood, Florida

Download: FLAC/MP3

SBD>MC>D>CD>EAC>SHN (for B. Peter>Good Lovin’// & end of Lovelight)
SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN (for //Good Lovin’>most of Lovelight)
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8999
thanks to David Litfin & Jay von Lehe
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

101-d1t01 – //Black Peter
102-d1t02 – Me & My Uncle
103-d1t03 – Tuning
104-d1t04 – China Cat Sunflower–>
105-d1t05 – I Know You Rider–>
106-d1t06 – High Time
107-d1t07 – Cumberland Blues
108-d1t08 – Good Lovin’%
109-d2t01 – Cold Rain & Snow
110-d2t02 – Stage Banter
111-d2t03 – Hard to Handle
112-d2t04 – Mason’s Children
113-d2t05 – Turn on Your Lovelight

notes from the original uploader:
This is a composite of two sources. A master cassette provides the portion from Black Peter up to the drum solo of Good Lovin’ as well as the last couple minutes of Lovelight. Possibly a monitor mix, the master cassette
portion varies in quality, most notably degrading in Black Peter and the end of Lovelight. A reel recording provides the end of Good Lovin’ through most of Lovelight.

It is possible that this is not the complete show, though it would be likely that only one or two songs may have preceded Black Peter. Sound Forge was used to normalize, correct the pitch of the master cassette portion, and
patch together the different sources.
This is a loud and very rowdy show, prompting some priceless banter from the band.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Dallas, TX (12/26/69)

Grateful Dead
McFarlin Auditorium, SMU
Dallas, TX

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. The Monkey And The Engineer
2. Little Sadie
3. Long Black Limousine
4. All Around This World
5. Gathering Flowers for the Master’s
6. Black Peter
7. Uncle John’s Band
8. Casey Jones
9. Hard To Handle
10 Cold Rain And Snow

Electric (cont.)
1. // China Cat Sunflower
2. I Know You Rider >
3. High Time
4. Me And My Uncle
5. Dark Star //
6. // New Speedway Boogie
7. Lovelight

Notes: There are cuts at the beginning of China Cat, the end of Dark Star (midway through the second verse of lyrics), and the beginning of New Speedway Boogie. These cuts are on all circulating versions.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/19/69)


Grateful Dead
Fillmore Auditorium,
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

SBD MR>C>D>CD + AUD low-gen
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 9183
The AUD tape supplies:
D1T09 (Casey Jones) 1:05 through 4:21
D2T06 (Lovelight) 7:53 through 8:14

patches by H.B., 4/02
thanks to Uli for the AUD tape, and Rob for the SBD download!

101-d1t01 – Monkey & the Engineer
102-d1t02 – Little Sadie
103-d1t03 – Long Black Limousine
104-d1t04 – All Around This World
105-d1t05 – Mason’s Children
106-d1t06 – Black Peter
107-d1t07 – Hard to Handle
108-d1t08 – Cumberland Blues
109-d1t09 – Casey Jones
110-d1t10 – Good Lovin’
111-d2t01 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
112-d2t02 – Drums ->
113-d2t03 – The Other One ->
114-d2t04 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
115-d2t05 – Uncle John’s Band ->
116-d2t06 – Turn on Your Lovelight

The SBD used was the Scott Clugston seed. Everything except
D1T09 (Casey Jones), D1T10 (Good Lovin’) and D2T06 (Lovelight) is

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Bernardino, CA (12/13/69)

Grateful Dead
Swing Auditorium
San Bernardino, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 5583
Source: 7″ Master Soundboard Reels > Cassette > DAT > CDR

CD Mastering by Scott Clugston
EAC’ed / SHN’ed by Scott Clugston

101-d1t01 – Casey Jones
102-d1t02 – Hard To Handle
103-d1t03 – Black //Peter
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried ->
105-d1t05 – China Cat Sunflower ->
106-d1t06 – I Know You Rider ->
107-d1t07 – High Time
108-d2t01 – Good Lovin’ -> Drums -> Jam -> Good Lovin’
109-d2t02 – Cumberland Blues
110-d2t03 – St. Stephen ->
111-d2t04 – Turn On Your Lovelight (plug gets pulled)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Los Angeles, CA (12/11/69)

Grateful Dead
December 11, 1969 (Thursday)
Thelma Theater
Los Angeles, CA
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 10987

Download: FLAC/MP3

MSR > R > PCM > CD except:

MSR > ? > Beta PCM > D > CD
St. Stephen thru Beat It On Down The Line & Good Lovin:

MSR > R > C > D > CD
Big Boss Man and High Time thru Cosmic Charlie:

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Casey Jones
102-d1t02 – Cold Rain & Snow
103-d1t03 – Mama Tried
104-d1t04 – T.C. plays Bach
105-d1t05 – Yellow Dog Story
106-d1t06 – Dire Wolf
107-d1t07 – It Hurts Me Too
108-d1t08 – China Cat Sunflower ->
109-d1t09 – I Know You Rider
110-d1t10 – Black Peter ->
111-d1t11 – Me & My Uncle
112-d1t12 – Hard To Handle
113-d2t01 – Dark Star ->
114-d2t02 – St Stephen ->
115-d2t03 – The Eleven ->
116-d2t04 – Cumberland Blues

–Set 2–
201-d2t05 – Morning Dew
202-d2t06 – Next Time You See Me ->
203-d2t07 – Sittin on Top of the World
204-d2t08 – Beat It on Down the Line
205-d3t01 – Big Boss Man
206-d3t02 – Good Lovin
207-d3t03 – High Time
208-d3t04 – Dancin’ in the Streets
209-d3t05 – Easy Wind
210-d3t06 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
211-d3t07 – Drums ->
212-d3t08 – The Other One ->
213-d3t09 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
214-d3t10 – Cosmic Charlie

–disc 1 total time–62:32–
–disc 2 total time–68:39–
–disc 3 total time–63:40–

Notes from the original uploader:

Thelma Theater, Los Angeles, December 10, 11 & 12, 1969

Copies from the soundboard reels of these shows have circulated since the ’70s, sometimes mislabled “Kaleidoscope Theater, LA,” often with dates and sequences mixed up, usually in badly degraded sound quality. This set assembles complete copies of the 11th and the 12th in the best quality circulating. Except for the middle portion of the 11th, sound is excellent throughout; this inferior segment is listenable while leaving definite room for improvement if an upgrade shows up; we haven’t been able to find one & don’t want to delay further.

Many people gave help on the way to creating this set of CDs. Dave Greenberg did the final masters. Jack Warner was instrumental in providing the difficult composite for the 2nd disc of 12/11/69, which was first mastered by Scott Clugston. RB, KW, JN and HB also provided important assistance. Jim Powell instigated the project and writes these notes. SHN conversion by Jay Gerland.

Tracking notes:
This fileset came with an additional track, d1t13. This track was an additonal copy of Hard to Handle. The checksum signature for this track matched the earlier Cotsman source, d1t13 Hard to Handle (shnid=8997). It appears the database admins elimated the additional track from the
md5 & st5 listings. I did not include this additonal track in this copy.

The orginal text file listed two additioanl tracks on disc 3 which are not present on this fileset. It turns out the original creater broke up Good Lovin’as follows in the text file:
d3t02 – Good Lovin’ >
d3t03 – Drums >
d3t04 – Good Lovin’
In reality Good Lovin’ was contained on just one track, d3t02. I renamed the tracks properly, no music is missing.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Los Angeles, CA (12/10/69)

Grateful Dead
Thelma Theater,
Los Angeles

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8997

The audience recording that supplies set 2 matches the timings of deadlists for what is speculated to be the 12-10-69 2nd set. It typically has circulated with the beginning of the 12-11 show (which has a nearly identical ambience) under the name of either the 10th or 11th. This “That’s It> Charlie” clearly does not match the SBD recording for these songs on
12-11-69. Therefore, the case is strong that 12-10-69 is an accurate date for this portion, though the placement of it may be uncertain.

Sound Forge and CDWave were used to edit a few minor blemishes and for
retracking, track boundary corrections, etc.

thanks to Andrew Clarke & Jack Warner
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

–Set 1–
(missing) – China Cat Sunflower)
102-d1t01 – //I Know You Rider
103-d1t02 – Stage Banter
104-d1t03 – //Black Peter
105-d1t04 – Me & My Uncle
106-d1t05 – Cold Rain & Snow
107-d1t06 – Mama Tried–>
108-d1t07 – High Time
109-d1t08 – Easy Wind
110-d2t01 – Tuning*
111-d2t02 – Casey Jones*
112-d2t03 – Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl*
113-d2t04 – Tuning*
114-d2t05 – Morning Dew*
115-d2t65 – Black Queen–>*
116-d2t07 – Turn on Your Lovelight//*

–Set 2–
201-d2t08 – Cryptical Envelopment–>
202-d2t09 – Drums–>
203-d2t10 – The Other One–>
204-d2t11 – Cryptical Envelopment–>
205-d2t12 – Cosmic Charlie//

*with Stephen Stills

dropout @ 0:11 of I Know You Rider
crackle @ 0:02 of Schoolgirl (sounds like equipment)
Lovelight cuts out after just over two minutes
Cosmic Charlie cuts out after just 50 seconds

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/05/69)

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Aud Master Cassette > PCM > DAT > CD
** Recorded by Harry Ely: Sony F995 > Sony TC-124
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shind: 11256
(Extraction and.shn encoding by Seth Kaplan via EAC and MKW.
Accurate extraction and properly aligned sector boundaries verified via EAC and .shntool)

Very decent quality ’69 AUD

101-d1t01 – Me & My Uncle
102-d1t02 – Casey Jones
103-d1t03 – Black Peter
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried
105-d1t05 – It Hurts Me Too
106-d1t06 – Cumberland Blues
107-d1t07 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
108-d1t08 – Drums ->
109-d1t09 – The Other One ->
110-d1t10 – Cryptical repise
111-d1t11 – Cosmic charlie
112-d2t01 – Dancin’ in the Streets
113-d2t02 – Dire Wolf
114-d2t03 – China Cat Sunflower ->
115-d2t04 – I Know You Rider ->
116-d2t05 – High Time
117-d2t06 – Uncle John’s Jam ->
118-d2t07 – The Main Ten ->
119-d2t08 – It’s All Over Now,Baby Blue

From Deadists:
During the pause after Me & My Uncle, referring to the free concert the next day at Altamont Bobby says “Bear wants me to tell you to bring dope” and Jerry adds “Not only that but it’s something to do.”

Harry Ely mastered this AUD tape. He was a little fast on his pause button at this show. He clips several songs and pauses three times during drums. Otherwise, he made quite a decent audience tape for ’69 Dead.

Jerry introduces Dire Wolf saying “This is a song you can all sing along on “and as it turned out “Don’t murder me, I beg of you, don’t murder me” was a good refrain at Altamont. Jerry uses this intro the night before as well.

The longest China Cat > Rider bridge jam yet features a Caution tease from Phil among its divagations.

The Uncle John’s Jam is just a scrap from the song’s jam in 7s. Apparently the previous night was the song’s premier (there are Uncle John’s Jams on 11/7 and 11/8) but as far as we know they didn’t play the tune again till
12/12. Given this taper’s fast pause button finger, he’s quite capable of having clipped the transition from Uncle John’s jam into the Main Ten, but unless he ran into serious trouble it’s difficult to figure how he lost
nearly the whole of Uncle John in a flip (he had a flip coming, probably, after Dire Wolf). The evidence leaves it totally unclear whether they played the tune or just the jam.

RECORDING 135 A? cassette
CONTRIBUTORS Jim Powell Eric Doherty

This source is listed in the database as a soundboard and attributed to Jeff Cotsman. This is beyond doubt an audience source as listed in the text. I have remnamed the show file to correctly reflect it’s lineage.

The original text & Deadlists incorrectly lists an Eleven Jam > 2nd Other One in the first set. These two songs are not present, were not played and have been removed from the text listing. The Other One transitions directly into Cryptical reprise which transitions directly into Cosmic Charlie. How the additional songs got listed in the first place is a mystery to me. How no one has never corrected the listing before now is even stranger.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/04/69)

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West,
San Francisco
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 9496

Download: FLAC/MP3

From the original uploader:
This is one of the more muffled and hissy master cassette SBDs from the ’69 era. It sounds like there could be several analog generations in the lineage, though the lack of crisp sound quality might mostly be attributed to
the master, which is reportedly degraded. Many analog related crackles and blemishes were embedded in the recording. Sound Forge was used to smooth or reduce most of the glitches, though many minor blemishes remain. Sound Forge was also used to normalize and correct the pitch.

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002 shn em up initiative

thanks to Joe Jupille
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Introduction
102-d1t02 – Casey Jones
103-d1t03 – Black Peter*
104-d1t04 – Big Boss Man
105-d1t05 – Announcements
106-d1t06 – Me & My Uncle
107-d1t07 – Cumberland Blues
108-d1t08 – Dire Wolf//
109-d1t09 – Dark Star–>
110-d1t10 – High Time

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl%
202-d2t02 – Good Lovin’–>
203-d2t03 – Drums–>
204-d2t04 – Good Lovin’
205-d2t05 – China Cat Sunflower–>
206-d2t06 – I Know You Rider
207-d2t07 – Uncle John’s Band**

–disc 1 total time–76:51–
–disc 2 total time–42:35–

*first known rendition of Black Peter
**first known rendition of Uncle John’s Band (with lyrics)

–Dire Wolf cuts out shortly after one minute
–splice in Schoolgirl @ 7:29
–tape damage in China Cat @ 0:44
–other blemishes are frequent, though not offensive