Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Various Artists – San Rafael, CA (04/27-28/74) – Marin County Bluegrass Festival

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Marin County Bluegrass Festival
April 27-28, 1974
Golden State College, San Rafael, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

The tracking on this is screwball. The FLACs (and therefore the MP3s) are given track numbers that don’t always match up to what is listed here. I tried to fix them, but sometimes the artist names/song titles don’t match up either and after awhile I just gave up. The music is fine though – Mat

This is a tagged version of shnid: 84849

source: sbd reel
exact gen unknown
Jerry Moore’s copy

lineage: reel playback on Sony TC-765>sbm1>dat>cdr>soundforge>cdr>eac>flac
transfered by Rob Berger ’99

disc 1: 75:25

Cornbread: (4/27)

01: Old Joe Clark
02: I Don’t Believe You Met My Baby
03: Fire On The Mountain

Homestead Act: (4/27)

04: I’ve Been Everywhere
05: Take Five
06: Columbus Stockade Blues
07: Chime Bells
08: Diggy Liggy Lo
09: The Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Emmylou Harris: (4/27)

10: Jambalaya

Tut Taylor and Norman Blake: (4/27)

11: Instrumental
12: Southern Railroad Blues

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/27)

13: Footprints Through The Snow
14: Keep on the Sunny Side
15: Wabash Cannonball
16: Mule’s Done Gone Away

Jim & Jesse McReynolds: (4/27)
17: Are You Missing Me

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/27)

18: Poor Boy Blues
19: Wabash Cannonball (same as above..)
20: Salt Creek
21: Tennessee Stud

Great American String Band: (4/27)
(Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Green, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern)

22: My Plastic Banana Isn’t Stupid
23: Dawg’s Rag (with Richard Green)
24: I’ll Be The Gambler If You’ll Deal The Cards

disc 2: 73:23

Great American String Band: (4/27)

01: Sweet Georgia Brown

The Hired Hands: (4/28)

02: Bear Tracks

Buck White & The Down Homers: (4/28)

03: She Left Me Standing There

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys (4/28)

04: Pick Away
05: Cotton Mill Man/
06: The River Of Jordan

Great American String Band: (4/27)
(Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Green, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern)

07: Maybelline
08: Johnny B. Goode

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys:

09: Dueling Banjos

Tut Taylor and Norman Blake:

10: Instrumental #1
11: Instrumental #2

Taylor, Blake, & Mac Wiseman:

12: The Wreck Of The Old 97
13: Catfish John
14: Love Letters In The Sand
15: Shackles And Chains
16: Prisoner Song
17: Jimmy Brown
18: The Old Folks At Home
19: Man Walking On The Water
20: Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life

Frank Wakefield :

21: Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #1

Wakefield, Garcia ..et al

22: Heartbreak Hotel
23: Orange Blossom Special

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/28)

24: Doc Bog’s Country Blues
25: Movin’ On
26: Wabash Cannonball
27: Tennessee Stud

disc 3: 79:50

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot: (4/28)

01: Talking Fishing Blues
02: Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
03: Down The Line
04: Pretty Boy Floyd

Doug Dillard & Frank Wakefield: (4/28)

05: Dixie Breakdown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
with Garcia, Vassar Clements, Doc Watson,
David Nelson, John Hartford, & Jerry Mills: (4/28)

06: Tulane And Johnny
07: Cosmic Cowboy
08: Jambalaya
09: Sally Goodin
10: Battle Of New Orleans
11: Teardrops In My Eyes
12: Bonie Maronie
13: Randy Lynn Rag
14: Flint Hill Special
15: Mr. Bojangles
16: Honky Tonkin’
17: Diggy Liggy Lo
18: Will The Circle Be Unbroken*
19: Way Downtown Fooling Around*
20: Down Yonder*
* w/Doc & Merle Watson

disc 4:
19:31

Old And In The Way: (4/28)
(Garcia, Grisman)

01: High Lonesome Sound
02: Pig In A Pen
03: Panama Red
04: Wild Horses
05: The Hobo Song

Bootleg Bonanza: Doc Watson & David Grisman – Lyons, CO (08/02/98)

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Doc Watson and David Grisman
(With Jack Lawrence)
Rocky Grass – Lyons CO
Aug 2, 1998

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01 New River Train
02 In The Pines
03 Long Journey Home
04 Corrie Is Gone
05 Stoney Creek
06 Kentucky Waltz
07 Shady Grove
08 Doc & Dawg
09 Deep River Blues
10 Sweet Georgia Brown (Jerry Douglas, Dobro from here on)
11 Nobody Knows But Me
12 Time Changes Everything
13 Farewell Blues
14 Blue Eyed Jane (digital noise in beginning)
15 Summertime
16 Ready For The Times To Get Better
18 East Tennessee/Beaumont Rag
19 E.M.D.(ìEat My Dustî)

Doc Watson and David Grisman, 8-02-98

Two of the most notable players of their instruments.
Doc Watson is one of the best flat picker guitar players
Who has ever lived. And David Grisman might be the most
well known mandolin player around. Put them together
and it’s a special treat. This one didn’t come with a
lot of information just title and venue and date.
Thanks to Chuck for the set list help!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Doc Watson – Charlotte, NC (12/09/00)

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Doc Watson with Jack Lawrence & Richard Watson
2000.12.09
Neighborhood Theater
Charlotte, NC

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: SBD > Sony D-8 (Jamie Decker?)
Transfer: unknown

disc 1
1. intro
2. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
3. If We Make It Through December
4. Salvation For All
5. Freight Train
6. Matchbox Blues
7. Texas Blues
8. Life Gets Tedious
9. Summertime
10. Moody River
11. Milkcow Blues
12. I’m A Stranger
13. Nine Pound Hammer

disc 2
1. I’ll Rise When The Rooster Crows
2. Shady Grove
3. Corina, Corina
4. I’m A Stranger Here
5. ??
6. Never See My Home Again
7. ??
8. Corine
9. I Ain’t Comin’ Home
10. Peach Pickin’ Time In Georgia
11. Ready For Times To Get Better
12. ??
13. Blue Railroad Train
14. ??
15. Sweet Georgia Brown
16. Little Sadie
17. Keep On The Sunny Side
18. Old Joe Clarke–>??

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bill Monroe & Doc Watson – Los Angeles, CA (05/17/63)

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Bill Monroe and Doc Watson
05/17/1963
Ash Grove
Los Angeles, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: SBD

1. Bill Interview
2. Get Up John
3. Doc Interview
4. The Dream of the Miner’s Child
5. Rabbit in the Log
6. What Does the Deep Sea Say?
7. Banks of the Ohio
8. Midnight on the Stormy Deep
9. You Won’t Be Satisfied That Way

Known flaws: There are fade-outs between many tracks, so unfortunately lots of chatter and helpful identification tools are missing. So, these tracks may be out of order, and it is unknown whether all these songs are indeed from the same performance.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Doc Watson & David Grisman – Santa Barbara, CA (03/13/98)

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Doc Watson & David Grisman
03/13/98
Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA
Sings Like Hell Series

Download: FLAC/MP3

Nakamichi CM-300’s w/CP-1 Cardioid Capsules >Sony TCD-D7 DAT

DAT Master Transferred: Tascam DA-30 >S/PDIF >HHb CDR 800 PRO,
CD Masters >FLAC (Level 8) Via xACT 2.37 (Extracted As One-Track WAV Files And Sent Via Wetransfer To Dennis Orr For Post Production) >

.WAV >iZotope RX3 Advanced v3.00.695 (Declick) >Sound Forge Pro 10.0a (Sony Wave Hammer, Minor Edits, Normalize) >Wetransfer Back To OldNeumanntapr >

WAV >Audacity (Track Splits) >FLAC (Level 8) Via xACT 2.37. FLAC Tags Via xACT 2.37

Recorded 2nd Row Center,
Recorded, Transferred, FLAC’d & Tagged By OldNeumanntapr
WAV Post Production (Declick, Edits, & Normalize) By Dennis Orr

Set I
Disc I:
O1. Doc & Dawg
02. In The Pines
03. Long Journey Home
04. Corinna
05. Give Me Back My 15 Cents
06. Love Another Man
07. Hobo Bill
08. Tennessee Rag >Beaumont Rag
09. Talk
10. Cora’s Gone
11. Talk
12. Miles To Deep Gap
13. Blue Eyed Jane
14. E.M.D.
15. Sheik Of Araby
16. If I Needed You
17. Soldier’s Joy

Set II
Disc II:
01. Set II Intro* / Talk
02. Make Me A Pallet
03. Train Whistle Blues
04. Instrumental
05. Talk
06. I’ll Never See My Home Again
07. East Bound Freight Train
08. Stoney Creek
09. Deep River Blues
10. Ready For The Times To Get Better
11. Nine Pound Hammer
12. Kentucky Waltz
13. Old Old House
14. Doc’s Jokes
15. Instrumental
16. Encore Break
17. Shady Grove

Doc Watson – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
David Grisman – Mandolin
Jack Lawrence – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

*Peggy Jones

OldNeumanntapr Notes-
This was the first and only time that I have seen Doc Watson, and I loved the show. He played some of my favorites, ’Give Me Back My 15 Cents’, Make me Down A Pallet’,’Ready For The Times To Get Better’, and ’Shady Grove’, among others. I was second row center, thanks to my friend Dave who got me the ticket. I drove down to Santa Barbara by myself and met up with Dave at the show, who got there a little late. You can hear me whisper too him, ‘Nice of you to make it’, a few minutes into the show when he arrived. Dave had gone down with his friend Rick to see another show in Los Angeles and was getting a ride back to SLO County with me, as Rick was living in Santa Barbara at the time. I am thankful to Dennis Orr for working his magic on this recording with his wonderful post production skills. I stealth recorded this show with my Nakamichi CM-300 cardioids hidden in my Levi jacket, and the microphones picked up a lot of applause noise which Dennis minimized. I had holes sewn into the bottom of each front pocket on the Levi jacket, and used hollowed-out 35 mm film can lids over the the microphone bodies to keep the weight of the mics from falling through to the pockets. I used short custom-made XLR connectors to connect the mics to my Sony DAT recorder, but this set up necessitated the microphones to be pointing straight up, with only the capsules sticking out of the pockets. Hence, the crowd noise. I had long hair in those days that I used to wear down to cover the capsules with so they were invisible. Because it was a semi quiet acoustic show, the crowd noise (applause), while not excessive, was loud because of the angle of the microphones. (This set up worked best when sitting as close to the PA / stage as possible, because the mics really couldn’t be aimed.) I thought for years that the recording would be forever flawed, because the applause was so loud, but Dennis was able to correct it. I know for a fact that no soundboard of this show exists, (don’t ask me how), so this may be the only recording available from this night.

Bootleg Bonanza: Doc Watson – Wilkesboro, NC (05/01/05)

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Doc Watson and the Nashville Bluegrass Band
Merle Fest
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Watson Stage
2005-05-01

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Total time 42:39

01 Intro
02 On Praying Ground
03 I Am a Pilgrim
04 I’ll Be Rested
05 Gospel Plow
06 Take Me in Your Lifeboat
07 Signs Following
08 Farther Along
09 Hush (Somebody’s Calling My Name)
10 Praying Ground
11 Paul and Silas
12 No Hiding Place

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Doc & Merle Watson – Squaw Valley, CA (10/27/76)

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Doc & Merle Watson
10/27/76 late show
Squaw Valley, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

source: sbd 1st gen cassette
maxell udxlII-90’s, dolby b
Jerry Moore’s copy

lineage:
nak dragon>tascam hd-p2 24/48>cd wave>adobe audition 2.0>flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger

one disc: 63:29
01: tuning
02: Brown’s Ferry Blues
03: Corina Corina
04: Spike Driver Blues
05: instrumental
06: Cypress Grove
07: Frieght Train Boogie
08: Black Mountain Rag
09: Blue Yodel #7
10: Curly Headed Baby
11: Gypsy Lady
12: Laughin’ Just to Keep From Crying/
13: Please Love Me
14: Blue Suede Shoes>Tutti Frutti
15: Tennessee Stud

notes: a couple of brief drop outs synched up in last 2 tracks

Repost Bonanza: Doc Watson & Friends – North Wilkesboro, NC (03/07/98)

Doc Watson & Friends
03/07/98
Walker Center, 75th Birthday Jam
North Wilkesboro, NC

Download: FLAC/MP3

– Jeff Little –
Orange Blossom Special
Whole Lotta Shakin’
– Enter Randy Greer-
Miner Swing
Alabama Jubilee
Billy & The Lowground
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
– Doc Watson & Happy Birthday Doc
Tennessee Waltz
Down Yonder
– Enter Richard Watson & T. Michael Coleman –
Milk Cow Blues
Step It Up To Georgia
– Exit Jeff Little –
Walk On Boy
Summertime
St James Infirmary
Stranger Blues
– Enter Charles Welch –
Frankie & Johnny
Buckets Of Rain
Solid Gone
Columbus Stockade
Precious Lord (Take My Hand)
– Enter Tony Rice-
Red Haired Boy
He’s In The Jailhouse Now
Deep River Blues
Tony’s Pick (?)
More Pretty Girls Than One
Set II
– Chesapeake –
Just Where I Want To Be (?)
Let It Roll
Bed Of Roses
Carolina Cornfield
Working On A Building
Carolina Star
Full Force Gale
– Enter Tony Rice –
Georgia On My Mind
My Favorite Things
Ginseng Sullivan
Song For A Winter’s Night
John Hardy
– Enter Doc Watson –
Train Of Love
Special Angel
Shake Rattle & Roll
Sincerely
Black Mountain Rag
(encores):
Where the Soul Of Man Never Dies
Nine Pound Hammer
Happy 75th Birthday Doc

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Tony Rice Unit – Dahlonega, GA (06/27/92)

The Tony Rice Unit
Dahlonega Bluegrass Festival
Blackburn Park
Dahlonega, GA
6-27-92

Download: FLAC/MP3

DSBD
Source: SBD [dual mono] > Casio DA-7

The Unit:
Tony Rice – Guitar, (baritone) vocals
Wyatt Rice – guitar
Jimmy Gaudreau – mandolin, (tenor) vocals
Ricky Simpkins – fiddle
Ronnie Simpkins – bass

Early Show:
Blue Railroad Train
Nine Pound Hammer
On This Winter’s Night
The Dusty North
I’ll Sail My Ship Alone
White Dove
Red-Haired Boy
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
Salt Creek
Baby Why You Been Gone So Long
John Hardy

Late Show
The Likes Of Me
Nine Pound Hammer
Shadows
Crazy Creek
Little Sadie
Wackahoota Station
Summer Wages
(CD break here)
Red-Haired Boy*
Cold On The Shoulder
Sally Goodin’
* with Doc Watson

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Doc Watson – Amherst, MA (04/01/84)

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Doc Watson
1984-04-01
Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst High School

Download: FLAC/MP3

Set One:
01. New River Train
02. Shady Grove
03. Mikcow Blues
04. Bill Cheatham -> Salt Creek
05. Rovin’ On A Winter’s Night
06. Otto Wood
07. Windy & Warm
08. Ramblin’ Man
09. Roll On Buddy
10. Soldier’s Joy
Set Two:
11. Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
12. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
13. East Tennessee Rag
14. Deep River Blues
15. Summertime
16. Sauerkraut and Solar Energy
17. The Last Thing On My Mind
18. Smoke That Cigarette
19. Tennessee Stud
20. Peach Pickin’ Time In Georgia
21. Mama Don’t Want No Playin’ Goin’ On Round Here
Encore:
22. Lost John

Total Time ::: 1:36:24

Recording Information ::: SBD -> unknown stereo equipment -> master tape -> probably 1 generation -> 2nd(?) generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on
Playback 2011-12-08 ::: 2nd(?) generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader’s Little Helper -> yer ears.

Line-up:
Doc Watson – guitar, harmonica, vocals
T. Michael Coleman – bass, harmony vocals
Samuel Charles Bush – fiddle, mandolin, vocals