Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jefferson Airplane – San Francisco, CA (09/06/69)

jefferson airplane - jerry garcia - mickey hart

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart
SEPT. 6, 1969
San Francisco, CA

Link removed, this was officially released.

I previously posted the Grateful Dead show from the same night here.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 95936

DRUMS* > JAM* ~ 26:57

HERE’S THE LINEAGE FROM http://www.deadlists.com:

Rob Eaton lists:
09/06/69 The Family Dog, San Francisco Ca – xcerpt
4.4, 047min, Sbd, A0D1, Cass M->Dat 1, 44k,
Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->3700 x 0->3800 x 1


A Teddy “GoodBear” ReSeed

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Black Mountain Boys – Palo Alto, CA (03/07/64)

black mountain boys

Black Mountain Boys
Unknown Location
(probably The Top of the Tangent, Palo alto, CA)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Set 1?
01 Happy Birthday
02 Nine Pound Hammer
03 Darling Aller Lee
04 Tuning
05 Ocean of Diamonds

–Set 2–
201 – Intro
202 – Sourwood Mountain**
203 – If I Lose
204 – Homestead on the Farm
205 – Pig in a Pen
206 – Once More
207 – Stoney Creek
208 – Two Little Boys
209 – Salty Dog
210 – Rosalie McFall
211 – Teardrops in My Eyes
212 – New River Train
213 – Love Please Come Home***
214 – Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
215 – John Hardy outro//

Source 1 (Set 1 Only): shnid: 35142

SBD->Cassette->CDR->TAE->SHN>flac sector aligned
more likely line patch from pa system>MR>R>C>CD>DAE>

got this from the late grate tol (rip) removed non canonical headers and fixed sbes>flac
this is derived from http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=20752

I’d seed the original shn’s but I’ve already seeded these flacs more than once, and don’t
have the shn’s anymore
rj Hythloday bob loy

Source 2 (Set 2 Only): shnid: 127499

Aud MR > ? > cass

Transferred at 24-bit, 96kHz and edited by Dan McDonald (droncit@yahoo.com). I got this on cassette in the
mid-1990s from someone whom I’ve forgotten the name of. He wrote in very tiny letters on purple post-it
notes. If you are that person, please get in touch.

Transferred using the flat transfer method, using my converted Nakamichi BX1. Correct curve applied through DC9 (alpha).
No noise reduction. This recording is in dual-channel mono. Gain-normalized to -1.0 dB. Converted to 16/44.1
using triple precision and triangular dithering. It’s a little hissy, but not bad. There was a gap between
Sourwood Mountain and If I Lose, so songs could be missing.

Dan’s tape and The Black Mountain Boys:

This tape has been in circulation for years, but this is the first time it has been digitized and circulated.

The Black Mountain Boys formed in the fall of 1963. The original line up included Eric Thompson on guitar.
According to a recent aricle by Eric, he states that he left for a stint on the east coast early in 1964.
Eric was replaced by Sandy Rothman. In a few periods of banter on Dan’s tape you can hear Jerry/David
referring to Sandy. With this information we know this tape was recorded after Eric left in 1964.

In another recent article, Sandy tells of he and Jerry going on a road trip in the spring and early summer of ’64
visiting various notable bluegrass artists. He may have been at the Union Grove Fiddler’s Convention over Easter
weekend to at least listen to Doc Watson. A short time later he met David Grisman at a Bill Monore show in
Pennsylvania. Jerry’s ultimate goal was to be hired to play in Bill Monroe’s band. I guess we should say,
fortunately that didn’t work out and after the letdown the pair wound their way back west. Sandy states that upon their
return to the Bay Area in the summer, the bluegrass scene had shifted and Jerry may have been unable to hook up with
accomplished players and form a new band.Then again not being able to land job with Monroe, maybe he was ready to
move on. It is also at this point that Jerry reconnected with Bob and met Pigpen. And it wasn’t long after they
formed Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. This little bit of history forces us to conclude Dan’s tape had to have
been recorded during the late winter of 1964.

To this point there have been three fragments of shows performed by The Black Mountain Boys in general circulation.
The first (17914) is dated 3/06/64. This source seems to include the entire first set of a show. However, Eric
Thompson is on guitar. Sandy clearly has stated that he and Eric did not play together in the band. Therefore,
it is almost certain this source should be dated in late 63 to very early in 64.

A second undated source from 1964 (35145) includes 4 tracks, 3 songs and some banter. This is a portion of the
same recording as is on Dan’s tape. The recording on this source is of poorer quality than Dan’s and at this point
we can religate it to the dustbin.

The third source (35142) is dated 3/07/64. There is nothing in the banter to suggest who is on guitar, but if
you compare Sandy’s voice on Homestead on the Farm from Dan’s tape with the lead vocalist on Nine Pound Hammer
from this source, there is little doubt that it is Sandy singing. While this source probably was recorded at
the 3/7 show, there is nothing in the listening that can serve to confrim that. Howeve, we do know that this
recording was pulled from the middle of a set and does not include any material found on Dan’s tape. The recording
is sonically similar to Dan’s and may well be from the same master. Wihout evidence to the contrary, I think
the listed 3/7 date is correct.

The songlist is as follows:

01 ..//..//Happy Birthday (Noah?)//
02 Nine Pound Hammer
03 Darling Aller Lee
04 Tuning
05 Ocean of Diamonds//

Dan’s tape dated 3/07/64 starts with a minute and a half of stage banter/tuning followed by a short selection of
Sourwood Mountain. Dan states that there was a gap between Sourwood Mountain and the third track, If I Lose. From
the banter at the beginning of the tape, it is clear the intial banter/tuning > Sourwood Mountain is the
beginning of a second set.The band then introduces themselves in a joking manner in the banter following If I Lose.
Makes sense they may reintoduce themsleves in this manner for the second set. What follows on Dan’s tape goes
through to the end of the set where Jerry states they will be back in 20 minutes. That would have to be a third set.

Track listings for the show put the songs from the circulating 3/7 show (35142) after the songs on Dan’s 3/7 tape.
I can find no evidence to support or dispute these listings. If the published track listings are accurate, that
would mean these songs are from the third set.

Maybe 50 years old, but the sound is remarkable!

Bill Proctor

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – San Francisco, CA (08/07/59)

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

New Riders of the Purple Sage
The Matrix
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 133325
Recording Info:
MR > R (Peter Kafer) > 7.5 ips reel (Will Boswell)

Transfer Info:
Transfer info: Akai GX636 direct tape head output > Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

Mastered By Matt Smith
April 2015

Notable gain difference between songs.

t01 – Kaw-Liga
t02 – If You Hear Me When I’m Leavin’
t03 – tuning
t04 – Superman
t05 – Mama Tried
t06 – Games People Play
t07 – Last Lonely Eagle
t08 – Truck Drivin’ Man
t09 – Me And My Uncle
t10 – Delilah
t11 – Long Black Veil
t12 – All I Ever Wanted
t13 – Henry
t14 – Don’t Take Chances
t15 – Six Days On The Road

Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocals
John Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocals
Mickey Hart – drums
Phil Lesh – bass

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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Berkeley, CA (12/21/76)

jerry garcia 1976

Jerry Garcia Band
Berkeley, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20474

MAC (no taping information) > Richard Foster’s 1st gen reels >
Uher Royal DeLuxe reel to reel playback @ 7.5 ips > Tascam DA-20
DAT @ 48khz > Fostex master CD > EAC > SHN.
A>D by Thomas Donhauser; EAC>SHN by Hanno Bunjes

Disc One (4) 51:41
–Set I–
01. Catfish John [12:26] [0:22]
02. [3:47] Tore Up Over You [8:28] [0:35]
03. [4:44] Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [12:25] [0:12] (probable tape flip)
04. [0:08] Mystery Train [8:17] [0:16]

Disc Two (6) 60:53
–Set II–
01. Sugaree [12:50] [0:24]
02. Stop That Train [12:03] [0:23, of which 0:07 dead air]
03. [0:11] (repeated from end of t02) (probably tape flip)
04. The Way You Do The Things You Do [8:52] [0:05]
05. [0:13] I’ll Take A Melody [16:19] [0:27]
06. [1:29] Ride Mighty High [7:19] [0:06 +:10 dead air]

– Show with John Rich on pedal steel guitar, to very nice effect IMO!
– recording is thin (very little bass), a little quiet, a little hissy.
But it’s altogether listenable.
– d1t04 setbreak announcement “We’re gonna try to get ourselves
– d2t06 Ride Mighty High starts off low volume, ends up being a pretty
cool version, here again with the two guitars working well together.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady & Mickey Hart – Marin County, CA (07/28/68)

jerry garcia - jack casady - 1968

Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, Mickey Hart
Rancho Olompali
Marin County, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 27968

SBD > ? > CD

Single Disc (1) 29:50
01. 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds Jam

– static @ 0:53, 17:28, 17:55, 18:24, 19:48
– tick @ 12:32 fixed using SoundForge Studio 6.0.
– digi-chirp @ 29:39

David Gans originally broadcast this material on the KPFA
Marathon on February 7th, 2004, and recently and very
graciously supplied a set of CDs for circulation. Thanks,

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Friends – San Francisco, CA (05/21/68)

jerry garcia - 1968-05-21.tuesday-night.handbill

Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller
Tuesday Night Jam
Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22727
Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (48k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer UltraMatch SRC 2000 -> SEK’D Prodif Plus ->
Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> Cool Edit Pro v.20 -> SHN
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc SHN)

Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller

The mix is all over the place. I did clean up some pops and fixed the reel flips,
but the levels have not been adjusted

d1t01 – Jam
d1t02 – Good Shepherd ->
d1t03 – Jam
d2t01 – My Babe ->
d2t02 – My Baby Told Me
d2t03 – Key To The Highway

This circulates as “Tuesday Night Jam” with: Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller, Mickey Hart, and Will Scarlett. All those names except Will Scarlet are listed on the poster, which says it was a benefit ($1 admission) – but doesn’t say what the benefit was for! The poster calls this a “Rock Jam” and says it will be “Heavy”. This used to circulate as “Unknown ’67 from the Matrix”. Jorma was asked and he does remember this.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Pismo Beach, CA (11/20/76)

jerry garcia - pismo beach - 1976

Jerry Garcia Band
Pismo Theater
Pismo Beach, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22409

Cassette>DAT transfer: Nakamichi DR-2 cassette deck>Tascam DA-30 Mk II by J. Powell.
DAT>SHN transfer: Sony PCM-R500 > coaxial S/PIDF > M Audio Audiophile 2496/P4 2.0 GHz > WAV recording/editing (Soundforge 6.0) > tracking (CDWave editor)>sector boundaries confirmed (shntool) > SHN (mkwact) by C. Ladner.

Disc 1 – Early Show
01 I Second That Emotion [13:39]
02 Stop That Train [14:54]
03 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [08:48]
04 After Midnight [14:56]
05 Friend Of The Devil [08:37]
06 Sitting In Limbo [13:04]
Total time: 73:59

Disc 2 – Early Show (cont’d)
01 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [10:17]
02 Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [08:36]
03 Midnight Moonlight [10:16]
Late Show
04 The Way You Do The Things You Do [10:52]
05 They Love Each Other [09:41]
06 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [17:18]
Total time: 67:01

Disc 3 – Late Show (cont’d)
01 Mystery Train [13:42]
02 A Strange Man [06:31]
03 Don’t Let Go [26:49]
04 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [09:19]
Total time: 56:21

Comments from original uploader: Scarcely circulated multianalog generation SBD recording. It has hiss – you’ve been warned. This is the raw transfer without any noise reduction.

The setlist of this recording differs from that on thejerrylist.com on the last 2 songs of the late show which lists “Tore Up Over You” and “Ride Mighty High” as the final two tracks. The end of DLG is not cut on this recording as listed on thejerrysite, though there was a small drop out on the master which was seamlessly removed (see below). There is no audible break in the music between the end of Don’t Let Go and How Sweet It Is. Quiet on-stage banter can be heard at a low level from the end of DLG that continues on through the countoff into How Sweet It Is. The version of “How Sweet It Is” is different than the one played during the early show and at the end Jerry says “Goodnight”.

d1t01 – first few notes missing
d1t04 – d/o at 08:41 removed using SF6 with a small amount of music missing.
d2t02 – d/o @ 07:08 with truncation of “yankee laid him in his grave” and the rest of the verse.
d2t06 – d/o @ 10:26 with small subsecond bit of missing music.
d3t03 – d/o @ 19:33 with a “BEEP” in the middle deleted with no apparent missing music.
There are a few tape pauses between tracks however the overall recording quality/level of hiss remains the same for the entire show, suggesting the entire recording is from a single source. The pitch was flat and I increased by .02 semitones corresponding to a transposition ratio of 1.01162 using SF6.

another installment of the misSHN in the rain, 2/04.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia – Pre-Grateful Dead Comp

jerry garcia 1964

Jerry Garcia
Early Garcia Compilation

Download: FLAC/MP3

Listed on my tape as Boar’s Head Coffee House, San Carlos, CA
Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Rodney Albin, Peter Albin, Marshall Leicester, David Nelson.

01. Banjo Instrumental
02. Poor Ellen Smith
03. Wildwood Flower
04. Brown’s Ferry Blues
05. Jesse James
06. Late Last Night When Willie Came Home
07. All The Good Times Are Past And Gone
08. Darling Corey

Deadlists Notes:
Jerry Garcia, acoustic guitar; Marshall Leicester, banjo; Robert Hunter, bass?. This performance took place
at the Boar’s Head Coffeehouse, located in the upstairs loft of the Carlos Bookstall.

Droncit notes: I don’t know what to conclude about the discrepancy in personnel between the two listings.
I hear a mandolin on several songs. Especially evident on Brown’s Ferry Blues. There’s an autoharp on
Wildwood Flower and ATGTAPAG. Bass is not very prominent but can be heard on most songs if you listen
carefully. Poor Ellen has at least 4 instruments: Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar; others sound as if there
are more than three instruments as well.

Wildwood Boys
Top of The Tangent Palo Alto, CA

Jarry Garcia – guitar, banjo, vocals
David Nelson – guitar, mandolin
Robert Hunter – guitar
Norm Van Mastricht – bass, guitar

1. Rollin’ In My Sweet Babys Arms
2. Jerry’s Breakdown
3. Standing In Need Of Prayer
4. Muleskinner Blues
5. Saturday Night Shuffle
6. Pike County Breakdown
7. Little Sparrow (Come All Ye Fair and Tender Maidens)
8. We Shall Not Be Moved

Droncit Notes: Little Sparrow appears to be inspired by the Country Gentlemen’s (1959) version, which they
called Little Sparrow, and the Wildwood Boys introduce it as such. My tape had about one minute missing of
this song. I used SHNID 4501 as a patch for that part. You will notice it at about 30 seconds into the song,
for about one minute. Patch is bassier.

There was evidence of cross-fade edits at the beginning of Standing in Need of Prayer, Pike County Breakdown,
and Little Sparrow, so there could be material missing, could be spots where the tape was re-ordered, or it
could be where the tape was stopped and restarted and the tape recorder rested. I have left it in the order
I had it (same order as SHNID 4501), although some of the evidence suggests it may be a re-ordering of songs.
Standing in Need of Prayer may be from a different set as the rest, or these may be an amalgamation of
material from that night. SINOP has an odd introduction where it is first described as time for a sacred
number, and, less than a minute later, Garcia says ‘once again we have a sacred number for you.’ Combined
with the cross-fades and other cuts, makes me think this is just a combination of songs from that night in
roughly the order they were played.

Jerry & Sara Garcia
The Tangent
Palo Alto, CA

This is not from my cassette. The source for this is SHNID 17914. I reworked it while I was working on the
other material. I just corrected the speed.

1. Deep Elem Blues
2. Will the Weaver
3. I Truly Understand
4. All the Good Times are Past and Gone
5. Long Black Veil
6. The Man Who Wrote “Home Sweet Home” Never Was a Married Man
7. Keno the Rent Man
8. Foggy Mountain Top

Droncit notes: Deep Elem sounds like Bass, Autoharp and Mandolin or else Guitar, Autoharp and Mandolin.
If that’s right, then personnel is not quite accurate.

Black Mountain Boys
Palo Alto, CA
Top of the Tangent

Jerry Garcia – Banjo
Eric Thompson – Guitar
David Nelson – Mandolin
Jim Beamis (Robert Hunter) – Bass

01 Salt Creek
02 Katie Kline
03 Homestead on the Farm (patched)
04 Bare Foot Nellie
05 She’s More to Be Pitied than Scolded
06 They Can Lock Up Me Up For Loving You
07 Somebody Touched Me
08 Who’ll Sing for Me
09 Darling Aller //Lee
10 Set Break Instrumental (“back in 15 minutes”)

General notes from the original uploader:
Except where noted (i.e., material from other sources), I used a modified Nakamichi BX1 converted for flat
transfer for the player; transferred to my Tascam DR-07mkII at 24 bit/96kHz using a flat preamp. Correct EQ
applied through Diamond Cut Forensics 9 (alpha). Tracks normalized to -.5 dB. Converted to 16 bit/ 44.1kHz
using 32bit interpolation.

I obtained the cassettes in the mid-1990s. There were many speed issues across the tapes (the speed problems
are also evident in the other sources). Most of these speed problems involved linear and curvilinear speed
changes (i.e., the speed was off by different amounts throughout the recording). I corrected these to steady
speed (within tolerance for the time of recording). All speeds were corrected with DC8Forensics.

I didn’t use any noise reduction on any of it, so some is hissy. There were edits in many places, so these
may not be in the order performed, and some songs may be from a different night or different set.

I intended to have 62-11-10 as part of this compilation, but my copy is missing some material that is listed
on etree. If you have it and are willing to share, please email me at droncit@yahoo.com. I can fix the speed
changes, etc.

Droncit notes: My tape did not have Homestead on the Farm so it is patched in from shnid 17914.
Patch begins at the end of track 2 when they inroduce the song. Noticeable hiss increase. Back to my tape
immediately after the clapping ends for HOTF, so intro to Barefoot Nellie and the rest of the show is from
my tape.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Pismo Beach, CA (11/19/76)

jerry garcia band 1976

Jerry Garcia Band
Pismo Theater
Pismo Beach, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22411
Cassette>DAT transfer: Nakamichi DR-2 cassette deck>Tascam DA-30 Mk II by J.Powell.
DAT>SHN transfer: Sony PCM-R500 > coaxial S/PIDF > M Audio Audiophile 2496/P4 2.0 GHz > WAV(Soundforge 6.0) > tracking (CDWave editor)>sector boundaries confirmed (shntool) > SHN (mkwact) by C.Ladner.

Disc 1 – Late show
01 Sugaree [15:32]
02 Catfish John [13:42]
03 Tore Up Over You [11:46]
04 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [17:00]
05 After Midnight [13:18]
06 A Strange Man [08:13]
Total time: 79:32

Disc 2 – Late show (cont’d)
01 I’ll Take A Melody// [04:14]
02 Stop That Train// [09:43]

Comments: Scarcely circulated multianalog generation SBD recording without any noise reduction.

The setlist on this recording differs from thejerrysite.com which reports “Mission In The Rain” was played after “A Strange Man”, but was missing from the tape but confirmed by person in attendence. This recording has “I’ll Take A Melody” and “Stop That Train”. There is no gross difference in the recorded sources preceding A Strange Man and I’ll Take A Melody to suggest they come from a different source than the remainder of the recording. If you don’t believe it’s real, just don’t burn disc 2 :-p

d1t04 – d/o @ 5:45 removed with SF6.
Pauses between tracks.

misSHN in the rain, 2/04.

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Palo Alto, CA (11/16/76)

jerry garcia 1976

Jerry Garcia Band
Sophie’s; Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 13030
Originally seeded as: AUD MC>R>D>CD
Info updated 5/30/2006: Michael Parrish’s MAC > reel > plaback on Uher reel-to-reel machine > Marantz standalone CD recorder > Plextor CDR extraction using EAC (high, secure, offset-corrected) > .shn encoding using mkwACT. Reel > CD by Thomas Donhauser. EAC>SHN and etree seeding by Hanno.

CD 1
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
After Midnight
Who Was John?
Mission In The Rain
Stir It Up

CD 2
Friend Of The Devil
Don’t Let Go ->
Strange Man
Stop That Train
Ride Mighty High

– listenable audience recording with tape flutter problems
– missing Midnight Moonlight and Tore Up Over You
– Don’t Let Go is complete & intact

seeded by H.B. 10/02

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5