Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (11/03/73)

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
2119 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
November 3, 1973 (Saturday)

Download: FLAC/MP3

123 minute soundboard

–Set I (7 tracks, 83:05)–
s1t01. … After Midnight [7:26] (1) [2:48]
s1t02. Expressway (To Your Heart) [10:59] ->
s1t03. collective improvisation [15:50] ->
s1t04. transition to Merl’s Tune [2:13] ->
s1t05. Merl’s Tune [7:58] [2:34]
s1t06. Someday Baby [16:19] [1:55]
s1t07. I Second That Emotion [14:50] (2) [0:11] %

–Set II (2 tracks, 39:51, incomplete)–
s2t01. .. Mystery Train [10:01] [0:15]
s2t02. My Funny Valentine [29:05] (3)

Jerry Garcia – el-g, vocals;
Merl Saunders – keyboards;
John Kahn – el-bass;
Bill Vitt – drums;
Martin Fierro – saxophone, flute.

% = recording discontinuity
/ = clipped song
// = cut song
… = fade in/out
# = truncated timing
[ ] = recorded event time.
The recorded event time immediately after the song or item name is an attempt at getting the “real” time of the event. So, a timing of [x:xx] right after a song title is an attempt to say how long the song really was, as represented on this recording.

Notes from the original uploader

The show seems originally to have been booked, and was billed, as Old And In The Way . It was listed that way in “Scenedrome,” Berkeley Barb, November 2-8, 1973, p. 17 and Hayward Daily Review, October 26, 1973, p. 34. However, the Staska-Mangrum column from 11/2 listed it as JGMS (Staska, Kathie, and George Mangrum. 1973. Rock talk from KG: Country song goes to town. Hayward Daily Review, November 2, 1973, p. 44), and the tape is, plainly, JGMS. Of course, the next night would feature the least complete OAITW show, and it only occurred as late as November 4th because of a rainout at Sonoma State on the initial date of October 7th.

the recording information I report is pieced together from available information, and may not be definitive.

analog source tapes 1) Betty Cantor Jacksonís 10″ master soundboard reel [MSR] @ 7.5ips 1/2 trk (Nagra IV-S, uncertain tape stock) (3rd Betty Batch, tape #53, 11/3/73 reel #1, set I, 83 minutes); 2) Betty Cantor Jacksonís 10″ MSR @ 7.5ips 1/2 trk (Nagra IV-S, uncertain tape stock) (3rd Betty Batch, tape #36, 11/3/73 reel #2, end of show; first part of reel blank).

Analog to digital transfer by RE, winter 1996: Otari 50/50 reel to reel > Apogee 500 A/D converter > Panasonic SV3700 DAT @ 16 bits, 48 kHz. The story of these tapes was written up in the late 2012 New Yorker article (Paumgarten 2012).
! R: subsequent: uncertain DAT > WAV > CD > EAC (extraction) > CDWave (tracking) > TLH (flac8 encoding) > foobar2000 (tagging) by JGMF.

This recording is nothing short of spectacular. It enters in the pocket and stays there. Betty Cantor-Jackson, thank you! Listeners: we are truly blessed to care about the music that Betty cared enough to record for us. Itís like Rudy van Gelder or something. We are truly lucky music fans. And thanks to whoever had the foresight to salvage these tapes, and to have RE, a Grammy-winning recording engineer, preserve them. Posterity thanks you.

So good to hear this show. As of this writing, the only Garcia/Saunders shows in circulation after the thoroughly-documented (and now completely officially released as Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings, Fantasy, 2012 [Allan | deaddisc] ) July 10-11, 1973 Keystone shows are the fragment of the 9/5/73 Hell’s Angels show, the complete Capital Theatre (Passaic, NJ) show of September 6, 1973, and another Hell’s Angels thing at Winterland on October 2, 1973. After that, it’s all the way out to January 17-18-19, 1974. Hearing this November show is potentially really important in stitching together a musical analysis of the band’s evolution.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (10/02/73)

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Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA
October 2, 1973

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 83809
MSR>DAT4x>Delta DIO 2496>Soundforge>WAV>CD Wave Editor>FLAC

CD #1
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Finders Keepers
The Harder They Come
My Funny Valentine

CD #2
That’s All Right Mama (w/Sara and Matt)
I Second That Emotion
Sweet Little Angel (W/Jellyroll)
How Sweet It Is

John Kahn (Bass)
Unknown Drummer
Martin Fierro (saxophone)
Unknown Player (trumpet)
Unknown Player possibly Matt Kelly (harmonica),
Roger “Jellyroll” Troy (bass, vocals)
Sara Fulcher (vocals)

There are a couple of problems with the mix at the start of It Takes A Lot To laugh and during The Harder They Come.

A GEMS production -+-+- http://www.shnflac.net -+-+- 2007

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – New York , NY (09/05/73)

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
SS Bay Belle
New York City Harbor
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

shnid: 85468

Soundboard Recording
Source: A(big)cardboard box.
SBD->?-> Maxell XL290(no Dolby)->
Nak CR3A->HP computer->Sound Forge(vol@5.6DB)
->CD Wave-> Flac-> you!

Side Note:
My Tape is labled The Jerry Garcia Band, “S.S Maybelle”
Guessing 3rd Gen SDB

(1st Set)
D1T01 It’s No Use
D1T02 Favela
D1T03 You Can Leave Your Hat On//
D1T04 Mystery Train
D2T01 Harder They Come

(2nd Set)
D2T02 //Think
D2T03 Finders Keepers

Private Party for the Hell’s Angels.

Playing in the band…
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass guitar
Bill Kreutzmann replaces Bill Vitt on drums.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Old & In the Way – Palo Alto, CA (07/24/73)

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Old And In The Way
TUE 07/24/73
Homer’s Warehouse
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recordings: FM MSR>D>CD

01 – Billy In The Lowground
02 – Going To The Races
03 – Catfish John
04 – Good Woman’s Love
05 – Lonesome Fiddle Blues
06 – Eating Out Of Your Hand
07 – Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
08 – Hobo Song
09 – Pig In A Pen
10 – Panama Red
11 – Workin’ On A Building
12 – Hard Hearted

Comments: It appears as if this was the complete show.
Asleep at the Wheel opened. FM Broadcast KZSU Palo Alto.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Old & In The Way – San Francisco, CA (07/23/73)

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Old And In The Way
The Boarding House
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Down Where The River Bends
Love Please Come Home
Midnight Moonlight
Fanny Hill
Hard Hearted
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
Pig In A Pen
Panama Red
Wild Horses
White Dove
Wicked Path Of Sin
Blue Mule
Orange Blossom Special
Old & In The Way Breakdown
On And On
Lonesome Fiddle Blues
The Fields Have Turned Brown
Mule Skinner Blues
Catfish John
Land Of The Navajo
Hobo Song

Vassar Clements ñ fiddle
Jerry Garcia ñ banjo, vocals
David Grisman ñ mandolin, vocals
John Kahn ñ acoustic bass
Peter Rowan ñ guitar, vocals
Source 1:
shnid: 11888
Recordings: SBD (DAT: MSR>?>D>CD)

Source 2:
This is a tagged version of shnid: 138922
Source: sbd > master reel > pcm > dat (48k)
provided by Rich Gastwirt
Tranfer: Dat > Sony PCM-R500 > Sound Devices 744T > wav 16/48
Transfered by Charlie Miller
Lineage: wav > iZotope RX 6 Advanced > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16


– This has the same cuts as the other sources in circulation, they are on the master.
– The tape was paused between most tracks, these have been cleaned and crossfades put in.

Thanks to Rich and Charlie.

edited and mastered
July 2017

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (07/19/73)

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Saunders & Garcia (w/ Martin Fierro)
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 24318
Source: MSR > PCM > C > C > DAT > WAV >SHN.

Set 2 partial
01 I Second That Emotion [11:58]
02 Someday Baby [13:03]
03 Harder They Come [13:33]
Total time: 38:34

Cassette>DAT transfer by J.Powell: Nakamichi DR-2 cassette deck>Tascam DA-30 Mk II.
DAT>WAV>SHN transfer by C.Ladner: Sony PCM-R500 > coaxial S/PIDF > M Audio Audiophile 2496/P4 2.0 GHz > WAV(Soundforge 6.0) > tracking (CDWave editor)>sector boundaries confirmed (shntool) > SHN (mkwact).

misSHN in the rain, 5/04.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (07/11/73)

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Keystone; Berkeley, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8075
MSR > 2P > 3D > 1CD > EAC > SHN

DAT > CD transfer (Sony PCM R500 > HHB 800)
by AJL. Extraction and .shn encoding using
EAC and mkwACT by jjoops@attbi.com.
Proper sector boundaries verified using shntool.

Single Disc 76:16
1. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry [7:03] [0:43] – Officially Released on Live at the Keystone
2. Finders Keepers [6:32] [0:25] – Officially Released on Live at the Keystone
3. One Kind Favor [6:36] [0:25] – – Officially Released on Live at the Keystone, Encore Vol. 1
4. That’s Alright Mama [9:25] [0:58] – – Officially Released on Live at the Keystone
5. Harder They Come [9:56] [0:12]
6. Merl’s Tune [12:08] [0:20]
7. Like a Road [10:48] [0:19] – – Officially Released on Live at the Keystone
8. How// Sweet It Is [10:02#] [0:18] – – Officially Released on Live at the Keystone, Encore Vol 2

Notes from the original uploader:
Some of this material appears on the commercial release “Live at Keystone”
t08 How Sweet It Is very brief splice @ 2:43

Notes from Mat Brewster:
Most of this was officially released on one of the Live at Keystone releases. As far as I can tell only tracks 5 and 6 were not, so that’s what you get here. Those tunes are well worth grabbing.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Milwaukee, WI (-01/05/73)

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Neil Young
Milwaukee Auditorium
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
w/ The Stray Gators

Download: FLAC/MP3

source : unknown aud > cdr >
xACT 1.62 > 16/44.1 wav > xACT 1.62 > flac

1. Tell Me Why
2. Cowgirl In The Sand
3. LA
4. A Man Needs A Maid
5. I Am A Child
6. Sugar Mountain
7. Borrowed Tune
8. Old Man
9. Harvest
10. Heart Of Gold
11. Time Fades Away
12. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
13. New Mama
14. Come Along And Say You Will
15. Last Dance
16. Lookout Joe
17. Are You Ready For The Country?

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Old & In The Way – Warrenton, VA (06/08/73)

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Old & In the Way
Lake Whippoorwill
Warrenton, VA

Download: FLAC/MP3

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

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Sausalito, Ca (07/08/73)

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Garcia & Saunders
The Record Plant
Sausalito, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 11039
Probable MSR (pre-FM) > 1C > D > CDs > EAC > SHN. The Jerry Site also lists an FM reel > DAT lineage, but this recording
lacks some of the characteristics associated with it. EAC > SHN (mkwACT) by Joe Jupille. Proper sector boundaries
verified using shntool.

Disc One (6) 45:37
1. DJ Talk/Tuning [0:50]
2. Someday Baby [5:59] [0:27]
3. My Funny Valentine [10:49] [0:17]
4. That’s All Right, Mama [7:39] [0:56]
5. It’s Too Late [9:16] [2:55]
6. Finders Keepers [6:23] [0:06]

Disc Two (5) 41:52
1. DJ Talk/Tuning [1:22]
2. I Second That Emotion [11:00] [0:43]
3. Georgia On My Mind [11:41] [0:25]
4. Positively 4th Street [8:10] [0:29]
5. How Sweet It Is [7:54] [0:05]

The recording suffers from some over-
saturation, especially of the bass, but it
is not as distracting here as on some other
early Garcia & Saunders shows. There are some
very light ticks, clicks, and pops throughout
the show, but they are mostly harmless.
Overall, the show sounds bass-heavy but

No major flaws noted.