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


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)


Doc Watson with Jack Lawrence & Richard Watson
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)


Bill Monroe and Doc Watson
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)


Doc Watson & David Grisman
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)


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

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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)


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

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
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
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
Black Mountain Rag
Where the Soul Of Man Never Dies
Nine Pound Hammer
Happy 75th Birthday Doc

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


Doc Watson
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
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.

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

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Doc Watson & Friends – North Wilkesboro, NC (05/01/88) – Merlefest

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Doc Watsonís Jam
Merle Watson Memorial Bluegrass Festival
Walker Center
North Wilkesboro, NC
May 1, 1988

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: 1st Generation Soundboard Cassette from Alf Houck
Transfer: Nakamichi BX-100 > M-Audio 2496 @ 24/44.1 > WaveLab 5.01
Mastered to 16/44.1 KHz WAV (Waves L3, X-Noise) > CDWAV 1.9 > FLAC
Remastered and Seeded to bt.etree by Bill Koucky November 2006

1. Intro George Hamillton IV M.C.
2. Docís words of thanks and Band Intros
– Doc Watson & The Frosty Moren Boys –
3. Red Hot From Birmingham
4. Sugar Babe
5. Love Come Home
6. The Promised Land
7. – Enter Jack Williams ñ
8. Down Yonder
9. Your Cheatiní Heart
10. Step It Up And Go
11. – Intro The Moody Brothers ñ
12. Cotton-Eyed Joe
13. Tumbling Tumbleweed
14. Praise For Evermore
15. A Farmerís Dream Plowed Under
16. I Saw The Light
17. ñ Intro Mike Cross ñ
18. Alice Green
19. Directions
20. Your Body Keeps Getting In the Way
21. Song For Merle
22. ñ Intro John Hartford ñ
23. Learning To Smile
24. The Mississippi Queen
25. Gentle On My Mind
26. Fiddle Tune
27. Rolling In My Sweet Babyís Arms

Time: 81:37

Note: can be burned with overburn with NERO or with other
programs to 80 min disc by omitting the first track.

Performers in order of appearance:
Doc Watson
Jack Lawrence
Joe Smuthers
Bob Hill
Jack Williams
Carlton Moody
David Moody
Trent Moody
Mike Cross
John Hartford

Bootleg Bonanza: Doc Watson – Wilkesboro, NC (04/28/95)

doc watson

Links removed as requested by Doc Watson’s estate.

Doc Watson
Wilkes Community College

NAK300 shotguns (hidden under a tapestry, fixed to a highback lawn chair; FOB) >sony D6 cassette > vhs> CDR (Philips820 stand-alone)>EAC (secure)>cdwav>TLH (8)
Recorded by Dan Dennis.

01 Strangers Blues
02 South Coast
03 Blues Around My Bed
04 Life Gets Tedious Dont It
05 Summertime
06 Milk Cow Blues

Doc Watson
Richard Watson
T Michael Colvin

Because the in-laws are here this week I just took the FLAC files from the torrent, converted them to MP3 and then uploaded them. This means I didn’t load them into iTunes nor label the MP3s properly nor actually give the show a proper listen. I did do a little spot check listening to make sure it sounded ok (it sounds great) but other than that I can’t comment on the show. Sorry about making you label things yourself, but I just haven’t had the opportunity to do it myself.