Bootlegs of the Day: March 7, 2023

Tuesdays are for Jerry Garcia and we’re continuing with the Jerry Band on tour in New England, 1977, plus a couple of requested gigs with David Grisman.

Enjoy.

Jerry Garcia Band – 1977.11.21 – West Hempstead, NJ

Jerry Garcia Band – 1977.11.23 – Waterbury, CT

Jerry Garcia Band – 1977.11.25 – Upper Darby, PA

Jerry Garcia Band – 1977.11.26 – Passaic, NJ

Jerry Garcia Band – 1977.11.27 – New York, NY

Jerry Garcia Band – 1977.11.29 – New Paltz, NY

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – 1991.12.08 – San Francisco, CA

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – 1991.12.09 – San Francisco, CA

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – San Francisco, CA (01/13/94)

Jerry Garica & David Grisman
January 13, 1994
Warfield Theater
San Francisco, CA

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I have four sources for this show, you can read the info here.

Set List:

  1. /Shady Grove
  2. Long Black Veil
  3. Rosalie McFall
  4. Dawg’s Waltz
  5. Freight Train
  6. Hot Corn, Cold Corn
  7. Red Rockin’ Chair Blues
  8. Grateful Dawg

Duets:

  1. I’m Troubled
  2. Ballad of Casey Jones
  3. There Ain’t No Bugs On Me
  4. applause/band intros

Band:

  1. So What
  2. Old Rocking Chair
  3. Stealin
  4. Poison Glass of Wine
  5. Drink Up and Go Home
  6. Arabia

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – San Francisco, CA (01/12/94)

Garcia & Grisman
Warfield Theater; San Francisco, CA
1/12/94

Download SHN/FLAC: Amazon Drive

I have three sources for this show, you can read the info here.

Disc One (7) 42:30
–Set I–

  1. Teddy Bear’s Picnic [4:48] [0:55]
  2. Jack-A-Roe [4:31] [1:10]
  3. Dark As A Dungeon [7:12] ->
  4. Bow Wow [5:31] [1:35]
  5. Two Soldiers [4:18] ->
  6. Friend Of The Devil [7:02] ->
  7. Louis Collins [5:22] [0:24]

Disc Two (11) 66:18
–Set II–

  1. Tuning & Stage Talk [0:51]
  2. Stealin’* [4:05] [0:56]
  3. Jenny Jenkins* [4:55] ->
  4. Walkin’ Boss [7:17] ->
  5. When First Unto This Country [4:33] [0:24]
  6. Milestones [8:42] ->
  7. Sitting In Limbo [9:22] [1:01]
  8. Russian Lullaby [6:38] ->
  9. I Ain’t Never Seen Nobody Like You [3:07] [0:30]
  10. Bag’s Groove [9:24] ->
  11. Ripple [4:11] [0:16]

Doc Watson, David Grisman & Jack Lawrence – Austin, TX (04/06/97)

Doc Watson, David Grisman, Jack Lawrence
19970406
Austin, TX
KUT 90.5 FM Studios

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Source: Soundboard
Lineage: FM > DAT > Tascam DA-20 > Marantz PMD661 (digital tansfer) > SoundForge > TLH > FLAC
Quality: 10
Comments:
Notes:

Set 1:

  1. intro ~ Q&A 01:11
  2. 9 Pound Hammer 02:40
  3. Q&A 02:29
  4. Summertime 03:59
  5. Q&A 01:22
  6. I’ll Never See My Home Again 02:54
  7. Q&A 06:15
  8. Sleep Baby Sleep 02:41
  9. Q&A 01:03
  10. Bye Bye Blues 02:09
  11. outro 00:48
    __
    00:27:31

Doc Watson, David Grisman & Jack Lawrence – Hickory, NC (10/10/97)

Doc Watson, David Grisman, & Jack Lawrence
19971010
Hickory, NC
Catawba Valley Arts & Science Center

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Source: Audience
Lineage: Sennheiser K30(1) + Sennheiser ME 40(2) > Sony D-3 DAT > Panasonic SV-3700 > Edirol UA-5 > Korg MR-1 DFF @ [1 bit 2.8 mhz] > WaveLab (16/44.1) > CDWave > TLH > fLAC
Quality: 8 (8.5)
Comments:
Notes:

  • Richard exits, Dawg and Jack return
    Jack Lawrence joins after Long Journey Home Set 1:
  1. tuning 02:20
  2. Doc & Dawg 03:58
  3. Bluegrass Stomp 04:27
  4. My Long Journey Home 03:31
  5. Give Me Back My 15 Cents 04:08
  6. Shady Grove 04:07
  7. Hobo Billís Last Ride 04:23
  8. Beaumont Rag 04:08
  9. Milk Cow Blues 05:40
  10. East Bound Freight Train 06:22
  11. Sleep Baby, Sleep 03:44
  12. That Aggravating Beauty Little Waltz 03:30
  13. The Kentucky Waltz 04:46
  14. Pigeon Roost 05:50
  15. Used To Be 04:19
  16. Ragtime Annie > Soldierís Joy 03:58
    __
    01:09:11 Set 2:
  17. Dawg introduces Richard Watson 03:46
  18. Matchbox Blues 04:33
  19. Saint James Infirmary 05:39
  20. Georgia Blues 05:11
  21. Goiní To Chicago Blues 04:56
  22. Walk On Boy 04:16
  23. banter 01:25 *
  24. Roanoke 03:09
  25. In The Pines 05:14
  26. Foggy Went A Courtiní 04:55
  27. Special Angel 03:04
  28. Summertime 03:53
  29. Sweet Georgia Brown 02:29
  30. Darliní Cory Is Gone 06:00
  31. Stony Creek 02:43
  32. Eat My Dust 04:45
  33. Deep River Blues 04:40
  34. Lonesome Moonlight Waltz 04:36
  35. Keep On The Sunny Side 03:30
  36. crowd noise 02:20
  37. –unknown_title– 03:14
  38. crowd noise 03:29
  39. Donít Let You Deal Go Down 03:32
    __
    01:31:19 ________

Great American String Band – San Rafael, CA (04/26/74)

Great American String Band
Golden State Country Bluegrass Festival
(often incorrectly given as Marin County Bluegrass Festival)
Marin County Veterans’ Auditorium Building and Grounds
San Rafael, CA
April 26, 1974 (Friday)

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

This is a tagged version of shnid: 99532

Taper: Tom Moran;
Gear: Sony cassette recorder with built-in mic (“maybe a Sony TC-150”);
Source: taperpat’s 1st gen reel;
Transfer (Matt Smith): AKAI GX625 playback > Apogee Mini Me (24/96) > Apogee
Mini Dac (monitoring) > Wavelab 5.0 (dithered to 16/44) > CD;
Lossless encoding (jj): EAC > CDWave > TLH (FLAC level 8).

(7 tracks, 29:11)

  1. Bud’s Bounce [2:35] [0:07]
  2. Dawg’s Bull [2:40] [0:36]
  3. Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (1) [4:39] [0:20]
  4. My Plastic Banana Is Not Stupid [3:20] [0:27]
  5. Swing ’42 [5:34] [0:21]
  6. Dawg’s Rag [5:45] [0:17]
    I’ll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards [2:28] [0:02]
    (MISSING: Midnight At The Oasis [w/ Maria Muldaur])

Performers:
Taj Majal – bass;
David Nichtern – guitar;
Jerry Garcia – banjo;
David Grisman – mandolin;
Richard Greene – fiddle;
Vassar Clements – fiddle;
(1) Maria Muldaur – vocals.

Notes:

  • This is not a high fidelity recording, but it is not bad. It certainly puts you in the
    time and place pretty well.

Thanks to everyone in involved in getting this from the Festival to our hard drives!

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Various Artists – Wilkesboro, NC (04/24-26/92)

Merle Watson Memorial Bluegrass Festival
April 24-26, 1992
Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro NC

Download FLAC: Google Drive

Partial compilation – 2021 transcription from “Pickin’ For Merle”

  • The source was mid-90s cable TV broadcasts of “Pickin’ for Merle” recorded to 5 cassette masters by 3 people – XLII and IIS made on generic consumer decks.
  • One source tape has an additional cassette generation. This material is tracks 52-66 below.
  • Transferred in the early/mid 2010s via Onkyo cassette deck and Audacity, then parked for awhile in hopes the VHS would surface.
  • Mastering and setlist in early 2021 by TRH aka Mr. Completely.

See below for notes and lineup details.

Setlist:

  1. Tony Rice All-Stars – Freeborn Man
  2. Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band w/Jerry Douglas – Midnight Moonlight
  3. various – chit chat 1
  4. Tony Rice Allstars – Nine Pound Hammer
  5. Tony Rice Allstars – Cold on the Shoulder
  6. Tony Rice Allstars – Whitewater
  7. Tony Rice Allstars – Molly and Tenbrooks
  8. Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs – Foggy Mountain Top
  9. Skaggs & Rice – Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
  10. Skaggs & Rice – More Pretty Girls Than One
  11. Del McCoury Band w/ David Grisman – Fanny Hill
  12. Del McCoury Band w/ David Grisman – Randy Lynn Rag
  13. Del McCoury Band w/ David Grisman – I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue-Eyes
  14. Tony Rice Unit – The Dusty Miller
  15. Tony Rice Unit w/Peter Rowan – White Dove
  16. Tony Rice Unit – Sally Goodin
  17. David Grisman Quintet – Dawg’s Rag
  18. David Grisman Quintet – Assanhado
  19. David Grisman Quintet – Grateful Dawg
  20. David Grisman Quintet – Dawgmatism
  21. David Grisman Quintet – Telluride
  22. Tim & Mollie O’Brien & The O’Boys – Liar
  23. Tim & Mollie O’Brien & The O’Boys – Dream of a Miner’s Child
  24. Tim & Mollie O’Brien & The O’Boys – Oh Darling
  25. Tim & Mollie O’Brien & The O’Boys – Shut the Door
  26. Tim & Mollie O’Brien & THe O’Boys w/Jerry Douglas – Hold to a Dream
  27. Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs – What is a Home Without Love?
  28. Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs – Nine Pound Hammer
  29. various – Chit chat 2
  30. Del McCoury Band w/David Grisman – Home is Where the Heart Is
  31. Del McCoury Band w/David Grisman – Long Journey Home
  32. Del McCoury Band w/David Grisman – Rain & Snow
  33. Del McCoury Band w/David Grisman – Rawhide
  34. Doc Watson & Friends – Blue Ridge Mountain Home
  35. Doc Watson, David Grisman and Alan O’Bryant – What Does the Deep Sea Say?
  36. Doc Watson, David Grisman and Friends – Blue Moon of Kentucky
  37. Roy Bookbinder – Rev. Gary Davis story, Hesitation Blues/Old Time Religion
  38. Peter Rowan – Dust Bowl Children
  39. Peter Rowan w/Jerry Douglas – On the Wings of Horses
  40. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Bonnie & Slyde
  41. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Celtic Medley
  42. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Flight of the Cosmic Hippo
  43. Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band – High Lonesome Sound
  44. Seldom Scene – Pickaway
  45. Seldom Scene – Carolina Star
  46. Seldom Scene – House of the Rising Sun/Walk Don’t Run
  47. Laurie Lewis & Grant Street – Singing Bird
  48. Laurie Lewis & Grant Street – I’m Gonna Be the Wind
  49. Various – Chit chat 4 – about Doc
  50. Doc Watson – Milk Cow Blues
  51. Doc Watson w/Gove Scrivenor – Sugar Babe
  52. Doc Watson – Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia
  53. Doc Watson – Black Mountain Rag
  54. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – I’ve Been Looking
  55. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Baby’s Got A Hold On Me
  56. Ricky Skaggs Allstars w/Doc Watson – Riding That Midnight Train
  57. Ricky Skaggs Allstars w/Del McCoury – I Feel The Blues Moving In
  58. Roy Bookbinder – Mississippi Blues
  59. Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – New Delhi Freight
  60. Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – Lonesome Dove
  61. Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – Silence Says it All
  62. Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – Hold Your Horses
  63. Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – For Cryin’ Out Loud
  64. Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – I Could Cry
  65. Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – Long Time Gone
  66. Emmylou Harris, Carl Jackson and John Starling w/the Nash Ramblers – Satan’s Jewel Crown
  67. Doc Watson All-Stars – Docabilly Medley
  68. Riders in the Sky – Here Comes the Santa Fe
  69. Maura O’Connell – Trouble in the Fields
  70. Doc Watson All-Stars – Fireball Mail
  71. Sam Bush & the Nash Ramblers – Crossroads > Sailin’ Shoes
  72. Laurie Lewis & Grant Street – Texas Bluebonnets
  73. Tony Rice Unit – Shadows
  74. David Grisman Quintet – Rattlesnake
  75. Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers w/Doc Watson – I’ll Fly Away
  76. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Mr Bojangles (start cut)
  77. Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band – Walls of Time
  78. Doc Watson All-Stars – Shake, Rattle & Roll

Notes:

  • “Pickin’ For Merle” was a documentary shot at the 1992 Merle Watson Memorial Bluegrass Festival, then informally and now officially known as MerleFest.
  • The documentary aired in (I believe) 8-ish 1-hour segments through the 1990s on PBS stations.
  • VHS tapes of the entire series were offered as donor rewards. A few artists, including Tony Rice, sold their sets separately.
  • Apparently dubs of some of the video episodes have been traded but none have yet surfaced in public digital circulation aside from fragments on YouTube.
  • Several years ago I contacted MerleFest representatives to see about getting the series released again as a fundraiser. They were interested, but there are technical hurdles with the tapes. It’s still possible.
  • This set of audio cassettes represents about half of the material.
  • I don’t know which days most of the sets are from so I didn’t try to guess.
  • You will encounter various hisses, buzzes, brief discontinuities and other assorted analog artifacts. It’s fine though. It could be cleaned up more but hopefully the VHS will surface.
  • I decided not to change the running order to gather out-of-sequence sets since they aren’t complete anyway. This is the order in which they aired within each PFM episode.
  • Across the tapes approximately 15 or so performances were repeated. Obviously, I included the better sounding ones.
  • Raw transfer WAV files available upon request.
  • I was lucky enough to attend this MerleFest and a couple of others around it. A classic scene.
  • There is also a well circulated SBD recording of the Midnight Jam from this year which I highly recommend.
  • Thanks to Mitchell Wittenberg for setlist and lineup help.
  • Yes, that’s a lot of notes, but no one made you read them all.
  • Dedicated to the memories of Doc Watson and Tony Rice.


  • Backing Band/Allstar Group Lineups (in order of first appearance – guests and headliners are noted in the Artist tag and above, with some overlap)
  • Tony Rice Allstars: Tony Rice-guitar, vocals, Bela Fleck-banjo, Jerry Douglas-Dobro, Sam Bush-mandolin, vocals, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Mark Schatz-bass
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band: Pat Enright-guitar, vocals, Alan O’Bryant-vocals (and ?), Roland White-mandolin, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Gene Libbea-bass
  • Del McCoury Band: Del McCoury-guitar, vocals, Ronnie McCoury-mandolin, vocals, Rob McCoury-banjo, Jason Carter-fiddle, Mike Bub-bass
  • Tony Rice Unit: Tony Rice-guitar, vocals, Wyatt Rice-guitar, Jimmy Gaudreau-mandolin, vocals, Rickie Simpkins-fiddle, Mark Schatz-bass
  • David Grisman Quintet: David Grisman-mandolin, Enrique Coria-guitar, Joe Craven-percussion, fiddle, mandolin, Matt Eakle-flute, Jim Kerwin-bass
  • Tim & Mollie O’Brien and The O’Boys: Tim O’Brien – mandolin, guitar, vocals, Mollie O’Brien-vocals, Scott Nygaard-guitar, Mark Schatz-bass
  • Doc Watson & Friends: uncertain, the “Friends” may be the Nashville Bluegrass Band (above)
  • Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: Bela Fleck-banjo, Victor Wooten-bass, Future Man-midi controller, Howard Levy-piano, harmonica
  • Seldom Scene: John Duffey-mandolin, vocals, John Starling-guitar, vocals, Ben Eldridge-banjo, vocals, Mike Auldridge-Dobro, vocals, Tom Gray-bass, vocals
  • Laurie Lewis & Grant Street: Laurie Lewis-fiddle, vocals, Tom Rozum-mandolin, fiddle, vocals, Peter McLaughlin-guitar, Craig Smith-banjo, Cary Black-bass
  • Doc Watson: Doc Watson-guitar, harmonica, vocals, Jack Lawrence-guitar, T. Michael Coleman-bass, Bob Hill-piano (on some tracks)
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: uncertain lineup here. Maybe Jeff Hanna-guitar, vocals, Jimmie Fadden-drums, harmonica, vocals, Jimmy Ibbotson-bass, vocals, Bob Carpenter-keyboards, vocals, Josh Leo-guitar
  • Ricky Skaggs Allstars: Ricky Skaggs-mandolin, vocals, Tony Rice-guitar, vocals, Mark O’Connor-fiddle, Jerry Douglas-Dobro, David Grisman-mandolin, Unknown-banjo, Unknown-bass
  • The Nash Ramblers: Sam Bush-mandolin, fiddle, Larry Atamanuik-drums, Jon Randall-guitar, Roy Huskey, Jr. -bass, Al Perkins-Dobro
  • Doc Watson Allstars: Doc Watson-guitar, vocals, Jack Lawrence-guitar, T. Michael Coleman-bass; Jack Williams-piano (t67, t78); Mark O’Connor-fiddle, Jerry Douglas-dobro (t70, t78); Tim O’Brien-mandolin, Roland White-mandolin, Bela Fleck-banjo (t70)
  • Riders in the Sky: Douglas B. Green (“Ranger Doug”)-guitar, vocals, Woody Paul Chrisman (“Woody Paul”)-fiddle, vocals, Fred LaBour (“Too Slim”)-bass, vocals
  • Kathy Mattea – Kathy Mattea-vocals, guitar, unknown band lineup

David Grisman – Unknown Location (xx/xx/75)

DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET (including TONY RICE)
Unknown Venue
Circa 1975

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David Grisman – Mandolin
Tony Rice – Guitar (D28 Martin)
Darol Anger – Violin, Mandolin
Todd Philips – Mandolin
Joseph Carroll – Bass

  1. Cedar Hill (fade in)
  2. Swing 42
  3. Battle Of New Orleans
  4. O’Banion’s Wake
  5. Red Headed Lad
  6. Dawgology
  7. Minor Swing
  8. Limehouse Blues
    (intermission)
  9. Ricochet (3 Mandolins)
  10. Swing 51
    (tape flip)
  11. 16/16
    12.band intros
  12. Waiting On Vassar
  13. EMD
  14. Opus 12
  15. Devlin
  16. Pneumonia (3 Mandolins)
  17. Thailand (fade out)

LINEAGE:
Unknown origin (gift) > Maxell UDXL II 90 minute cassette (with Noise Reduction-most likely Dolby B in 1982) > SONY Stereo Cassette Deck TC-FX170 (Noise Reduction OFF) > PC > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (Hiss Reduction, Speed Adjustment and minor editing) > CD Wave Editor (Track Splitting) > TLH flac level 8 > TLH (torrent)

NOTES ON TRANSFER FROM CASSETTE:
This is a December 2020 transfer.
The cassette was given to me as a birthday gift from a friend in 1982 or 83.
The label contains a couple of obvious mistakes and naming errors:
1 – It identifies the group as a Quartet but the band intro lists a Quintet.
2 – The date says “circa 1972” but the David Grisman Quintet doesn’t form until 1975.
The cassette is labelled “YES” for Noise Reduction. I had to make the choice between playing it back with NR on or off. If OFF there was a lot of tape hiss but if ON there seemed to be a slight dropoff in audio quality. So I went with the hiss and spent much time attempting to reduce it. I did as much as I thought was reasonable without overdoing it and am pleased with the sound as-is.
Yes there is some hiss still, especially noticed between some songs. There are so many sound samples to choose from. Included is a sample of the original transfer file played with NO Noise Reduction, before editing.
Some songs were speed adjusted slower because they sounded fast to my ear (Cassete deck? Multi Generations? Who knows?) Others may think the speed of the finished product is off.
If someone sees the need and is motivated to improve these files please have at it. I would even volunteer to send the original raw transfer file privately. Or if someone is SUPER motivated we can discuss snail mailing the original cassette for an additional transfer. Yes this show is THAT good.

NOTES ON THE SHOW:
Unknown Date and Unknown Venue for this show…but…TONY RICE plays guitar.
Nearly every song is a gem. So sorry it took so long to get this show out there. I’ve enjoyed it since the 80’s.
According to the timeline chart on Wikipedia’s David Grisman Quintet page (see attachment in comments), Bass player Joseph Carroll was the first bass player in the band and only played with them in 1975 and maybe for a very short time in 1976. He is announced for this show.
Grisman intros Red Headed Lad as being on Tony Rice’s new album (on the Rebel label). The album is California Autumn, released in 1975. The song on the album is listed as Red Haired Boy.
Also, Grisman says that Waiting On Vassar is “scheduled for release later this year”. The album is The David Grisman Rounder Album released in 1976. I found one release date of January 1, 1976.
Todd Phillips plays mandolin in this show (2nd to Grisman). He switches to bass sometime in 1977.
These are the clues I have found regarding the potential date of this show. The earliest Grisman shows I found online were in 1976. Again, check the timeline.
Am very surprised this show was not found on any of the torrent sites I looked at. Any info regarding this would be appreciated.

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – San Francisco, CA (05/11/92)

GARCIA & GRISMAN
Warfield Theater
San Francisco CA
05-11-1992

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xxxxx The Thrill is Gone (missing)
s1t01 Rosalie McFall
s1t02 Two Soldiers
s1t03 Grateful Dawg
s1t04 Louis Collins
s1t05 Short Life of Trouble
s1t06 Dreadful Wind & Rain
s1t07 band intros
s1t08 Milestones

s2t01 /Walking Boss (Jerry & David duet)
s2t02 When First Unto this Country (Jerry & David duet)
s2t03 Sweet Sunny South (Jerry & David banjo duet)
s2t04 Shady Grove
s2t05 Friend of the Devil
s2t06 Stealin’
s2t07 Dawg’s Waltz
s2t08 Sitting in Limbo
s2t09 Arabia
s2t10 crowd
s2t11 Encore: I’m My Own Grandpa

This is a tagged version of shnid: 142048

Source: Mono audio track from AUD-shot video cam’s mic > VHS.

Original transfer: Master audience video (VHS) > VHS > Cool Edit
Pro Wav > CD/0 > CD/1 > Plextor extraction (EAC v0.9 beta4) >
tracking (CD Wave v1.6) > minor editing (Sound Forge Studio 6.0) >
sector boundary alignment (shntool v1.01) > flac encoding (FLAC
Frontend). VHS>CD by Nathan Wirth, CD>FLAC by misSHN; via JGMF.

May 2018 mastering: FLAC > WAV > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged.

Great American Music Band – Los Angeles, CA (04/20/74)

Great American Music Band
Pilgrimage Theater
Hollywood, CA
April 20, 1974

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01. Intro & tune up
02. Limehouse Blues
03. Dawg’s Bull
04. My Plastic Banana Isn’t Stupid
05. Swing ’42
06. Coloured Aristocracy
07. Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (1)
08. Dawg’s Rag
09. I’ll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards
10. Midnight At The Oasis (1)
11. Sweet Georgia Brown (1)
12. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1)

This is a tagged version of shnid: 93823

SBD MR > R > CD > EAC > FLAC

SBD MR (House Source) > R (Will Boswell) > CD — Huge thanks to Will Boswell for dubbing a copy from the master at 7.5 IPS — (R copied @ 7 1/2 ips using Akai GX625) — Mastered to cd by Matt Smith — R > apogee mini me (24/96) > apogee mini dac (monitoring) > wavelab 5.0 (dithered to 20/44) > CD > EAC > WAV (shntool confirms no sbes) > FLAC (TLH)

notes:

Massive thanks to our friends for helping us bring this source into general circulation: Will Boswell, Joe Jupille, Taper Pat, and Matt Smith. Special thanks to Taper Pat for helping to pin down the lineage, and Matt for his great technical work and sending me a copy to share with the community.

Show sponsored by McCabes Music Store

There seems to be some confusion about what this band is called. The database and LL use both names (Great American String Band / Great American Music Band). However, they’re clearly introduced as the Great American Music Band:

David Grisman – Mandolin
Richard Greene – Fiddle
David Nictern – Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal – Bass, Vocals
Jerry Garcia – Banjo
Maria Mauldar – Vocals (1)

While the multi generational tape in circulation sounds very nice imo (shn id 20699), this source is a noticable upgrade: it has a better lineage and improved clarity.