Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Anaheim, CA (05/23/98)

van morrison - annaheim 1998

Van Morrison
Arrowhead Pond Arena
Anaheim CA

Download: FLAC/MP3


01 You Make Me Feel so Free (BK)
02 Sweet Thing (BK)
03 Domino
04 Jackie Wilson Said
05 Satisfied
06 In the Afternoon
>A Town Called Paradise
>Ancient Highway
>Joe Turner Sings
07 Cleaning Windows
08 Sometimes We Cry
09 Raincheck
10 Beautiful Vision

01 Days Like This
02 This Weight
03 Tupelo Honey
>Why Must I Always Explain
04 In The Garden
> Real Real Gone
05 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
06 Cyprus Avenue
07 The Healing Game

Van Morrison: Vocals Harmonica
Shana Morrison: Vocals
Brian Kennedy: Vocals, Backing Vocals
John Allair: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Jonny Scott: Guitar, Backing Vocals
David Hayes: Bass
Geoff Dunn: Drums
Liam Bradley: Percussion, Backing Vocals
Pee Wee Ellis: Saxophones
Leo Green: Tenor Saxophone
Matt Holland: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Los Angeles, CA (10/06/73)

Van Morrison - Los Angeles 1973

Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
October 6, 1973
JF Archive Series Vol. 16 via JEMS

Download MP3@320

Taper: acquaintance of JF

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphones (stereo)

JEMS 2016 Transfer: master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX6 > iZotope Ozone 6 > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

01 Herbie Hancock ìWatermelon Manî
02 Ainít Nothing You Can Do
03 Iíve Been Working
04 Moondance
05 I Paid The Price
06 Here Comes The Night
07 Boogie Chillení
08 Hard Times
09 I Just Want To Make Love To You
10 Try For Sleep
11 Into The Mystic
12 Listen To The Lion
13 Warm Love
14 You Done Me Wrong
15 Caravan
16 Cyprus Avenue
17 Gloria
18 Domino

Known Faults:
-Hard Times: cut
-I Just Wanna Make Love To You: start cut
-Listen To The Lion: small technical glitch

Sid Page – violin
Jack Schroer – saxophone
Bill Atwood – trumpet
John Platania – guitar
David Hayes – bass
David Shaw – drums
Jef Labes (?) – piano, organ

JEMS is thrilled to continue the JF Archive series, presenting another one of the nine Van Morrison performances recorded in and around Southern California circa 1973-74. For further details and backstory on JF, his tapes and the extraordinary lost Van performances from 1975 that started the series, please refer to the notes in Vol. Three:


Unlike the initial Lost California tapes, JFís 1973-74 recordings have long been in circulation among collectors. However, this series marks the first-ever digitization and dissemination directly from cassette masters. The recordings were made with low-end equipment but yielded surprisingly listenable results.

The second Shrine show is another significant performance and recording.

Vanís setlist had evolved substantially since the Troubadour gigs in June, the most interesting changes to which were the inclusion of three new songs unreleased at the time. The first, ìI Paid The Price,î only saw official release on last yearís expanded edition of Itís Too Late To Stop Now. This is one of its five known performances, all in 1973. The next is the second-known version of ìTry For Sleep,î which premiered the night before, this being one of only four known appearances. It was finally released in a studio version on 1998ís The Philosopherís Stone.

The third, ìYou Done Me Wrong,î turns out to be more special still. It remains unreleased to this day, with no known studio recording. On top of that, it would only ever be performed at this show and the previous night at the Shrine before vanishing forever and tonightís version is even more lively. It name-checks some serious villains, from the Cosa Nostra to Jesse James, against a rollicking musical backdrop. Without JFís tapes, weíd never have the chance to hear it. Some websites list ìYou Done Me Wrongî as a cover of the Ray Price tune of the same name, but Van calls it out specifically as a new song, and while it is difficult to understand his full spoken intro, he does appear to say something about it being ìa single.î Fascinating.

Beyond the new material, Van again dips heavily into blues and R&B covers as he did the night before, including Bobby ìBlueî Blandís ìAinít Nothing You Can Do,î Ray Charlesí ìHard Times,î John Lee Hookerís ìBoogie Chilleníî and Willie Dixonís ìI Just Want To Make Love To You.î The rest of the show is crowd-pleasing material, with one set list change from the previous night at the Shrine as ìMoondanceî replaces ìAnd It Stoned Me.î

So we get all the rare songs from the previous show, plus one change. If you already downloaded the first night (available here: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=601579), do you need the second? Yes, indeed you do, as JFís notes make clear:

ìI attended this show and recorded it, although I appear to have misplaced my tape. This particular recording was done by a guy I met just two or three times. He attended one of the colleges in Claremont, CA, where I lived. At this concert he recorded a single cassette worth of music. As he told me, he was not a Van fan and was just testing out new equipment. Iíve always preferred his recording to my own (now missing in action anyway) because the sound quality is significantly better than what I was getting. When I told him how much I admired the recording, he held the cassette out to me and said, ëHere. Itís yoursí.î

The mystery taper who gave JF his master tape was indeed using better equipment and recorded in stereo, resulting in a recording that is a material upgrade to JFís own efforts from the night before, and, to the best of my knowledge, very likely the best available recording of these rare song performances. It is rich, warm and clear. Samples provided. As a bonus, the taper also recorded five minutes of the opening act, Herbie Hancock, which we have included at the top as it appears on the master cassette.

JF also provided us with with a clipping of the newspaper advertisement for the Shrine shows along with his ticket stubs. Weíve included them in the files.

Once again, our gratitude goes to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes for over 20 years, 6000 miles away from where he lives today. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too. We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors who helped get JFís masters back in his control.

Thanks to Goody for checking the pitch. We always feel better when he has given his blessing to an important transfer. We also want to acknowledge the value and work of http://ivan.vanomatic.de, the definitive Van Morrison setlist archive on the web. It has been a constant reference resource for this entire series. Special shoutout to senormogul9 for helping us confirming the Herbie Hancock track. Finally, And kudos to mjk5510, who continues his yeoman duty as JEMSí post-production and quality-control supervisor. His contributions are absolutely vital in getting the music to you.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Tom Waits – Los Angeles, CA (08/16/75)

Tom Waits - Los Angeles - 1975 - Bounced Checks Front Cover

Tom Waits
The Troubadour
Los Angeles, CA
Late show

Download: FLAC/MP3

Vinyl bootleg title: “Bounced Checks”
Label: Excitable Recordworks
Catalog Number: 4502ï1

A1 Emotional Weather Forecast
A2 On A Foggy Night
A3 Warm Beer, Cold Women
A4 Eggs & Sausage
A5 Heart Of Saturday Night

B1 Rosie
B2 Diamonds On My Windshield > Spare Parts
B3 Putnam County
B4 Ol’55


SOURCE: AUD > “Bounced Checks” (Excitable Recordworks 4502ï1) Bootleg LP
TRANSFER: Technics SL-D30 turntable > Yamaha R-S300 > Nero WaveEditor (increased volume and declicked) > WAV > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC (level 8, SB’s aligned)

All audio is Stereo, 44.1kHz and 16 bit.
TRT: 46:45

I decided to incorporate Diamonds On My Windshield and Spare Parts into a single track, despite that the back cover lists side B as tracks B1 – B5.
The condition of this vinyl bootleg was MINT when I played it back for digital transfer. There were only one or two pops, which I removed.
The exact date of this performance is unknown, but etree is claiming the date is from some point in February of 1975, so that’s what I’m going with (see link below).
Contrary to what the back cover says about the location of this recording, The Troubadour is technically located in West Hollywood, not Los Angeles.
Asylum Records released their own official compilation album entitled ‘Bounced Checks’, which does not contain anything from this recording.

Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/Tom-Waits-Bounced-Checks/release/1610163
Etree: http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=185293

Transferred and Uploaded by Powerfan (September 2013)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Santa Venetia, CA (09/29/71)

grateful dead - santa venetia 1971

The Grateful Dead
Studio Rehearsal With Keith Godchaux
Santa Venetia CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 16891

1 China Cat Sunflower ->
2. I Know You Rider
3. Bertha
4. Brokedown Palace
5. Bird Song
6. Jack Straw
7. Tennesee Jed
8. Mama Tried
9. Uncle John’s Band Jam
10. Banter & Tuning
11. Me & My Uncle
12. Truckin’
13. Mexicali Blues

The beginning of a wonderful 7 1/2 year musical period for the boys.

El Paso missing. It is listed in DeadLists, however, not sure if it is truly
part of the correct setlist for this date.

Mexicali is not listed for this date, but is on my source tape and is
different than the 9/30 or 10/01 versions. I am assuming it’s from this date
until proven otherwise.

C>SHN Conversion by Cousinit

Wav Files Edited via CDWave


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – San Francisco, CA (09/23/71)

New Riders of the Purple Sage - 1970-4-28-70-6

Thursday, September 23, 1971
The Harding Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 18063

Recorded by Randy Davis, mic and deck unknown.
First set was recorded at the stage, second set back some rows.
There were only 20 to 30 people in the audience.

A > D by Noah Weiner (noahbw@attbi.com), September 2002

DISC ONE [61:36]
set one:
01 [00:23] tuning
02 [05:02] Working Man Blues
03 [04:46] Superman
04 [04:21] I Don’t Know You
05 [05:07] Swinging Doors
06 [04:01] Rainbow
07 [03:34] Six Days On The Road
08 [06:34] Portland Woman
09 [04:28] Hello, Mary Lou
10 [01:08] audience member song
11 [05:03] Glendale Train
12 [09:02] All I Ever Wanted
13 [03:46] Truck Drivin’ Man
14 [04:21] Henry

DISC TWO [51:24]
set two:
01 [03:44] Sailing
02 [05:24] Fair Chance To Know
03 [05:41] I Don’t Need No Doctor
04 [04:44] Runnin’ Back To You
05 [03:53] Brown Eyed Handsome Man
06 [06:21] The Weight
07 [04:52] Connection
08 [06:51] Last Lonely Eagle
09 [03:59] Louisiana Lady
10 [05:55] Willie And The Hand Jive

John Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert – bass, vocals
Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar
Spencer Dryden – drums

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Friends – Novato, CA (08/21/71)

jerry garcia - mickey hart's barn jam

Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, John Cipollina, David Crosby, Phil Lesh, Nicky Hopkins, Merl Saunders
Mickey Hart’s Barn Jam
Mickey Hart’s Barn
Novato, California
August 21st 1971

Download: FLAC/MP3

SBD from John Cipollina’s reels.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 83302

Disc One :

1. Jam #1 (Fire On The Mountain theme)
2. Wall Song > Fresh Green Grass Jam > Wall Song
3. Jam #2
4. Noodle Part 1

Disc Two :

1. Noodle Part 2
2. Jam #3
3. Jam #4
4. Jam #5
5. Carousel Song
6. Ghost Riders In The Sky Jam
7. Winin’ Boy Blues
8. Bye Bye Blues
9. Tore Down

Also this comes straight from the John Cipollina’s collection, i personally made a copy of his reel
and his notes….I did not touch the sound or edited anything in the trasfer, you get what
i got in first place. Some songs are cut or partial. Superb jam, definetly a must have…..

1st generation reel to reel > revox > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – Berkeley, CA (08/14/71)

New Riders of the Pupple Sage - 1970-4-28-70-1

New Riders of the Purple Sage
Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 96440
source: sbd 1st gen cassette

lineage: reel>cassette>cdrs>eac>flac
encoded & seeded to LL by Rob Berger

one disc: 55:58

01: intro
02: Hello Trouble
03: Garden of Eden
04: Down in the Boondocks
05: Superman
06: Working Man Blues
07: Portland Woman
08: Glendale Train
09: Sailing
10: The Bottle Let Me Down
11: Louisiana Lady
12: The Weight

notes: opened for Grateful Dead

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – Los Angeles, CA (08/06/71)

new riders of the purple sage

Friday, August 6, 1971
Hollywood Palladium – Hollywood, CA
audience recording

Download: FLAC/MP3

Purple Sage Music Tree
Round 05 – December, 2003

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20738

Recorded by Harv Kaslow and Craig Todd
Sony Electret Condenser Mics-22 > Sony 770 portable
7″ reel-to-reel from 50′ back

note: This version is the same as what has been circulating
but with the addition of the set closing Honky Tonk Women
taken from an AUDMR>?>R source. Cross faded in at 03:22
of d2t09. SHNs and MD5’s are all the same as the first SHN
set save for the last two tracks of the show here.

EAC and SHN by Noah Weiner, January 2002
new cross fade and edits – November 2003

DISC ONE [42:56]
01 [03:48] Six Days On The Road
02 [04:06] Whatcha Gonna Do
03 [05:04] I Don’t Know You
04 [03:29] Down In The Boondocks
05 [06:57] Portland Woman
06 [11:06] Dirty Business
07 [04:29] Henry
08 [03:57] Sailin’

DISC TWO [51:06]
01 [06:57] Glendale Train
02 [04:32] Working Man Blues
03 [04:19] Julie
04 [02:52] Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line
05 [04:17] Fair Chance To Know
06 [08:04] The Weight
07 [04:01] Louisiana Lady
08 [06:49] Last Lonely Eagle
09 [03:41] Sweet Lovin’ One
10 [05:34] Honky Tonk Women*


note: d207, 08, and 09 contained some low end tape pops
which were greatly diminished with DePopper2.exe

John Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert – bass, vocals
Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar
Spencer Dryden – drums

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Guy Clark – San Francisco, CA (10/30/94)

guy clark

Guy Clark
(with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott)
October 30, 1994
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

— From the ëTeddy Ballgameí archive —

Source: SBD > Sony TCD-D7
Transfer: DAT Master 16/48 > PCM-R500 > digi coax > Edirol R-44 > USB
Lineage: Reaper 5.1 (Ozone 5 VST: compressor) > CD Wave > TLH > FLAC

This is a 16 bit, 48 khz fileset.

Baton Rouge
Boats To Build
Homegrown Tomatoes
Rita Ballou
Lone Star Hotel
Dublin Blues
Black Diamond Strings
The Cape
Baby Took A Limo To Memphis
Tryin’To Try
Ramblin’Jack And Mahan
Hangin’ Your Life On The Wall (w/ Ramblin’Jack Elliott)/RJE talking
Diamond Joe (RJE)
Buffalo Skinners (RJE)
San Francisco Bay Blues (RJE)
Texas 1947
Like A Coat From The Cold
Stuff That Works
Desperados Waiting For A Train
She Ain’t Going Nowhere
Don’t You Take It Too Bad
Watermelon Dream

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (05/20/71)

jerry garcia - merl saunders - jg1974-10-13.jpg

Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders
Keystone Korners
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. jam
2. jam
3. jam
4. Blues Instrumental
5. Little Bit of Righteousness
6. Summertime improv

Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders keyboards, vocals
John Kahn bass
Bill Vitt drums

Source 1:

Here’s a fresh transfer by Matt from Will’s reels using his new frontend.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith]

Transfer info:
Revox A77 > Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

This reel was first transferred by Matt in 2008 shinid 93137. It was retransferred in 2009 by GEMS shnid 100855 due in part by the additional research Matt and David Lemiuex did. This transfer using the Bottlehead December 2013.

Remember that the nature of the tube transfer results in much lower gain, but a richer and deeper content. That’s what 11 is for.

Source 2:

24 bit / 96 kHz Raw Transfer. No DSP Applied.

The date has been deduced by David Lemiuex and Matt Smith with some solid research. While we will never know for sure, few would know better.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith] .
There is also a chance Garcia had the master as well so there could be one less gen but we will never know. DL never heard of this before but there are other recordings from other nights. at least the following day(no i do not have it. I WISH)”- MS

Careful listening, 3 basic crossfades and minor adjustments applied by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Sation. I didn’t do a single thing to the sound. I played with a lot of ideas and while each made the sonics better in some ways, this recording just doesnt need anything. Let yer amp do the work on the volume, because this is one special treasure. It’s my all time favorite (non GD) Jerry Garcia Recording and it’s an honor to share this.

this exact reel was transferred and seeded previously as xx/xx/1971 (in 16bit/44.1kHz) at LL and is listed as shnid 93137. The music is the same but this transfer is in 2496 and has no conversions, limiters or dither applied. This is as close to the reel as you can get unless you visit Matt’s House.

a Project **GEMS** August2009