Bootlegs of the Day: March 25, 2023

I had a couple of other shows to share today, but there were problems. The Pink Floyd I was going to share had been previously shared a couple of weeks ago. I screwed up and grabbed the wrong show, so that got deleted. Then I was going to share an Al Green show but realized that particular boot has been officially released. So you get a few shows that I’ve previously uploaded on my Amazon Drive.

I hope at least a few of you find something you didn’t have. More tomorrow.

Also, happy birthday to me 🙂

Allman Brothers Band – 1973.12.31 – San Francisco, CA

Allman Brothers Band – 1989.07.17 – Syracuse, NY

Andrew Bird – 2002.11.02 – Madison, WI

The Who – 1964 – The High Numbers

The Band – Watkins Glen, NY (07/27-28/73)

THE BAND
RACEWAY,
WATKINS GLEN NY

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Disc 1

FRIDAY JULY 27, 1973
THE SOUND CHECK

1 INSTRUMENTAL
2 audience
3 INSTRUMENTAL
4 audience
5 DONĂ­T DO IT
6 audience
7 W.S. WALCOTT MEDICINE SHOW

Disc 2

SATURDAY JULY 28, 1973
THE CONCERT Part 1

1 Audience/ TUNING
2 INSTRUMENTAL
3 Audience
4 INTRODUCTION
SAM CUTLER & BILL GRAHAM
5 GOIN BACK TO MEMPHIS
WE’VE GOT A VISITOR
Comments about parachutist who sadly would die
6 audience
7 LOVINĂ­ YOU IS SWEETER THAN EVER
8 THE SHAPE IĂ­M IN
9 THE WEIGHT
10 STAGE FRIGHT
1I SHALL BE RELEASED
12 DONĂ­T DO IT
13 ENDLESS HIGHWAY
14 GENETIC METHOD
15 CHEST FEVER

Disc 3

SATURDAY JULY 28, 1973
THE CONCERT Part 2

1 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN
2 ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE
3 INSTRUMENTAL
4 HOLY COW
5 Audience
6 LIFE IS A CARNIVAL
7 SAVED
8 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK
9 Audience
10 SHARE YOUR LOVE
11 WHEELS ON FIRE
12 W.S WOLCOTT MEDICINE SHOW
13 SLIPPINĂ­ & SLIDINĂ­
14 Audience idiot demands allmans
15 RAG MAMA RAG

Disc 4

SATURDAY JULY 28, 1973
THE CONCERT Part 3

SUMMER JAM (various members of)
ALLMAN BROTHERS, THE BAND & Grateful DEAD)
WATKINS GLEN, NY. RACEWAY
JULY 28, 1973
AFTER THE MAIN EVENT

RICK DANKO
1 A CHANGE IS GONNA COME (1st Take)
2 A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
3 RICK & CROWD CONVERSE
4 RAININĂ­ IN MY HEART
5 ìIT HASNíT BEEN PLANNEDî
6 TUNING & DIRECTION AS VARIOUS MUSICIANS CONVERGE & PROCEED TO MILL ABOUT & PLAY
7 Richard Manuel vocal Have you ever been mistreated
8 ìGO JERRYî
9 DA DI DE DAY Rick vocal
10 NOT FADE AWAY
11 ìLEVEL CHECKINGî
12 LET ME WRAP YOU IN MY WARM & TENDER LOVE Rick and Jerry vocals
13 REELINĂ­ & ROCKINĂ­
14 ìWE WANT OUR MONEY BACKî
15 MOUNTAIN JAM
16/17 AMAZING GRACE
18 MOUNTAIN JAM

WATKINS GLEN EXPERIENCE
I had not been to the Woodstock festival, so Watkins Glen was my chance to go to ìWoodstockî in style: A tent, cooler, ice, food, beer, and a í61 Chrysler

Newport, and my friend Arti.
We had 2 brand new Sony ECM-22P electret condenser microphones and the trusty Hitachi 222TRQ stereo cassette recorder.
The concert was scheduled for Saturday, we arrived Tuesday afternoon, set up camp a ways from the concert field. Friday morning there was a rumor that the

sound check was going to happen later that afternoon, and that ticket holders would be allowed in. Friday, just around noon the gates were opened. We headed

for the front, our goal 40 feet out dead center from the stage. Unfortunately there were people already there, the only prime real estate in that vicinity

was covered by about 2 inches of water, as it had been raining off & on all week. The promoters were thoughtful enough to supply bottled water, pallets of

it, to the ticket holders. Seizing the opportunity we gathered 4 wooden pallets and walked them all the way up to the prime but flooded area. We placed the

pallets over the water and squared them, put coverage on top and presto, we were dry and soon would be high. We were about 40 feet, dead center from stage,

or about halfway between the soundboard & the stage.
We had brought 4, 4 ft long 1 inch wide metal conduit, with couplers, to hoist the microphones. Everything was set as THE BAND took the stage. We had our

mikes up, way up, and with the surprise of the Friday event, the crowd was not so dense, making us quite visible from the stage.
There were flyers circulated by the promoters which threatened that there was to be no recording of the concert ìcords would be cutî the flyer stated.
THE BAND went through there sound check, we went through ours, the sound was a little strong, especially with our mikes so high and close, we were thrilled.
I do not remember if there was a complete BAND song as the first soundcheck tune. If it was, we either had the pause button on or were not ready. I do not

remember either way.
The levels attenuated properly towards the end of the set, and then the Allmans came on. We decided not to record the brothers. Next the DEAD came on, as

they began to play Phil Lesh looked out and asked ìare you all ready out thereî? We thought he was talking to us, but werenít sure. Everything was going

fine, the first set was drawing to a close. It was during BIRD SONG that we were accosted suddenly by a big red headed and bearded goon, who waded through

the crowd and demanded that we cease taping immediately and wanted ìour tapes and our blanksî. I was standing, Arti crouched down and began fiddling, I kept

yelling at the goon to waste time and keep the jackass busy so as not to actually be able to see or get his paws on our stuff. He was also distracted looking

behind us to locate his next victim, anyone who was taping the show. Arti came up, handed him a cassette tape and 1 box of TDK SD90 tapes, it was half of our

supply. The goon grabbed our stuff and took off behind us. Arti had given him a blank, good thing because the tape we were using for the DEAD was also the

one we had used for THE BANDĂ­s Sound check.
We stopped taping, our tape ends in the middle of BIRD SONG.
The set ended and during the break it got dark. We hand held the mikes and taped the spectacular 2nd set with that awesome jam, we were shaken, paranoid, but

determined to pull this off.
Saturday, we decided to lower the mikes, using one four foot section hand held just about head level. This is why you can hear lots of audience during the

Saturday show.
Also, with the crowd gathering and the inevitable crush of the latecomers to the front, this caused jostling even up on our pallets. Arti & I kept watch over

the deck and recording levels. There were 2 other “friends, mitchell +1” who held the poles with the mikes. The instructions were to keep the mikes down at

head level. This is why there are multiple dropouts of the high frequencies, mainly on the left side. The mikes were separated, held by 2 people who at times

could not see each other. There are periods when the stereo image is better than others. The idea was that any recording would be better than no recording.
Also, it rained throughout the day, mainly during the BANDĂ­s set. At a couple of points it rained so hard we stopped recording and covered everything, even

the wires. That is why there is no Garth solo during the rain.
ON SATURDAY :
The DEAD played first, we were paranoid and did not take our eyes off the goon squad on stage. We operated in stealth mode for THE BAND, who played next.
The ALLMAN BROTHERS played in the dark, we were not so paranoid by them, we had also peaked during THE BAND, so we were a little more composed. This was my

first association with Genesee cream ale, which we had an ample of supply in the cooler.
I have not traded this show ever, the only people who had copies were 3 of us and a small circle of trusted friends.
It would be nice to get a sound board of THE BANDíS SET, One exists, for the bogus ìlive from Watkins Glenî official lp contains a few soundboard tunes, as

does The Bands “TO KINGDOM COME”, An entire Sound Board of this show would be great.
Ever wonder why the dead shows were all taped but the supporting bands were not????

I think the playing order was:
FRIDAY JULY 27, 1973 THE SOUNDCHECK
1 THE BAND
2 ALLMAN BROS
3 GRATEFUL DEAD

SATURDAY JULY 28, 1973 THE CONCERT
1 GRATEFUL DEAD
2 THE BAND
3 ALLMAN BROTHERS
4 SUMMER JAM (members of all 3 bands playing)

TECH NOTES:
2 SONY ECM-22P electret condenser
microphones into
HITACHI TRQ-222 stereo cassette recorder
using TDK SD-90 cassette tape

Transferred the MC using a Sony tc we-175 deck with a dbx 2231 EQ
to a Sony rcd w500c, which is a standalone cd recorder

Master Audience Cassettes > EQ > CDR > EAC > CDR >
EAC > WAVE > TRADER’S LITTLE HELPER > FLAC

Jim Cooper January 2010

Grateful Dead – Watkins Glen, NY (07/28/73)

Grateful Dead
July 28th, 1973
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Circuit
Watkins Glen, New York

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive


I have four sources for this show. You can read the text files here.

–Set 1–
Bill Graham Intro
Bertha
Beat It on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Box Of Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Looks Like Rain
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
Deal
Playing in the Band

–Set 2–
Around & Around
Loose Lucy
Big River
He’s Gone ->
Truckin’-> Nobody’s Fault Jam ->
El Paso
China Cat Sunflower ->I Know You Rider
Sella Blue
Eyes of the World ->
Sugar Magnolia

–Encore One–
Sing Me Back Home

–Encore Two–with the ABB & the Band
Not Fade Away
Mountain Jam
Johnny B. Goode

Allman Brothers Band – Syracuse, NY (07/17/89)

Allman Brothers Band
New York State Fairgrounds
Syracuse, NY
07/17/1989

Download FLAC: Google Drive

Source: Aiwa mics (worn at headband) > Sanyo cassette recorder
Transfer: MC > ?????? > Audacity > WAV
Mastering: Wavelab 6.01 (x-fade tape flips, patch small glitches, tracking, fades) > FLAC > tagging

1. Don’t Want You No More >
2. It’s Not My Cross To Bear
3. Statesboro Blues
4. You Don’t Love Me
5. Please Call Home
6. Blue Sky
7. band introductions
8. Midnight Rider
9. I’m No Angel
10. Trouble No More
11. Blues Ain’t Nothin’
12. Duane’s Tune
13. Southbound
14. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
15. Done Somebody Wrong
16. One Way Out
17. Melissa
18. Just Before The Bullets Fly
19. Dreams
20. Jessica
21. Les Brers In A Minor >
22. drums >
23. bass >
24. Les Brers In A Minor
25. Whipping Post

I love this blog. For years now I’ve got to share great music with cool people. There are always tons of great conversations going on and many of you are way more knowledgeable than me so I’m constantly learning new information. From time to time various folks send me awesome shows to listen to and post. We’ve even had a few folks who’ve sent me so much stuff I just let them go ahead and share directly to the blog.

On a couple of occasions I’ve been lucky enough to get something rare – maybe a newly remastered show, or something only recently circulating, or something straight from a taper.

Today is one of those times. A few weeks back someone sent me a message saying he’d taped a bunch of shows many years ago and was looking for a place to share them. One of those shows was an Allman Brothers gig that he thought was both killer in performance and in the quality of his tape. Would I be interested in sharing it?

Of course I was. Due to my lousy internet and various other complications its taken us weeks to get everything in order, but here we are, mostly. The very last complication comes from the band. ABB is cool with tapers and traders, but they are kind of old school about it. Their official policy states that you can tape shows and share them, but only via pre-internet methods. They don’t want torrents, they don’t want digital downloads.

I have no idea why this is, my guess would be it has something to do with the anonymous nature of the internet and how grabbing something from a torrent doesn’t develop personal relationships like the old trading days did. Whatever the reason I’m planning to follow those rules and won’t be posting the show here.

However, if you would like a copy of the show send me an e-mail and we’ll work something out.

The show does sound amazingly good all things considered. The taper did a great job of capturing it. It is also a very excellent performance. I’m not a huge ABB fan, but the boys were smokin’ this night. As far as I can tell no one else taped this show that night, and until now its not been in circulation. I know the taper has given it to a couple of other folks recently to help with the mastering or whatever so they might have shared it, but it really does seem to be a rather rare treat.

Allman Brothers Band – Los Angeles, CA (03/25/93)

Allman Brothers Band
Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, California
May 25, 1993

I no longer have this show, if anyone has it and is willing to share please let me know.

Soundboard recording of unknown origin.

Disc 1-
01. Hot ‘Lanta
02. Statesboro Blues
03. All Night Train
04. Blue Sky
05. The Same Thing
06. Temptation Is A Gun
07. Nobody Knows
08. Midnight Rider
09. Seven Turns
10. Come On In My Kitchen
Melissa
11. Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
12. Little Martha
13. Jessica
14. What’s Done Is Done
15. Gambler’s Roll
16. Change My Way of Living
17. Whipping Post
Encore:
18. One Way Out
(Dickey sat on a stool and wore a blindfold during encore!)

The Allman Brothers – San Francisco, CA (12/31/73)

Allman Brothers Band
December 31, 1973
Cow Palace
San Francisco, CA

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Disc 1:
(Set 1)
1. Wasted Words
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. One Way Out
4. Stormy Monday
5. Midnight Rider
6. Blue Sky
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
(Set 2)
8. Happy New Year!
9. Statesboro Blues

Disc 2:
1. Southbound
2. Come and Go Blues
3. Ramblin’ Man
4. Trouble No More
5. Jessica
6. Les Brers In A Minor >
7. Drums >
8. Les Brers In A Minor

Disc 3:
(Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzman & Boz Scaggs join up for the remainder of the show)
1. Whipping Post Jam >
2. Linda Lou / Mary Lou
3. Hideaway > You Upset Me
4. Bo Diddley > Mountain Jam > Bo Diddley

Disc 4:
1. Save My Life
2. Blues Jam
(Set 3)
3. You Don’t Love Me
4. Will The Circle Be Unbroken >
5. Mountain Jam

From the uploader:

Here’s the deal… There are multiple versions of this 12/31/73 show in circulation. The most common (and the only one that I’ve seen) is supposed to be from the Pre FM reels (which were most likely damaged, keep reading). On the heavily circulated version there were numerous flaws, most were either digital noise or clipping. A new transfer was just done from a Reel To Reel FM Master. This new FM master did not have any of the flaws that were present on the common “Pre FM” version, but FM Master was of slightly lesser quality.

The solution? Small portions of the new FM master were spliced into the higher quality version when there was digital noise, clipping, etc. Those defects have now been eliminated. The splicing was done well, at most points it’s unnoticeable, but there were a couple of splices that didn’t line up perfectly, one of those would be the splice that provides the intro to Liz Reed. Either way, this show sounds much better than it did before, and it’s the best source I know of to be in circulation.

Here are some of the other edits that were done… There was digital noise in some of Bill Graham’s band intro, this was spliced in OK from the other copy. Various count-ins were slightly clipped, but are now spliced in seamlessly. These are usually when KSAN DJ’s talk, those short station ID’s have also been put back in. The KSAN announcer’s (Tom Donahue) count-in at New Year’s was similarly clipped, this has been restored, clipped notes at the beginning of Jessica have also been restored. There were many other additional edits, but you get the picture.