Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (03/12/88)

Grateful Dead
March 12, 1988
Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
Bammies (11th Annual Bay Area Music Awards)

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Recording Info:

Transfer Info:
PCM (Sony SL-HF860D) > Sony PCM-601ESD > Behringer Ultramatch Pro (16-bit/44.1k) >
Tascam SS-CDR200 > Samplitude Pro X6 Suite > FLAC/16
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering by Charlie Miller
April 13, 2022

The finale jam featured the Grateful Dead along with Huey Lewis and the News
Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia and Chris Hayes on guitars
Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Billy Gibson on drums
Phil Lesh and Mario Cipollina on bass, Johnny Colla on sax
Brent Mydland and Merl Saunders (seated at the same organ) and Sean Hopper on keyboards
John Fogerty joins them for Long Tall Sally

01 – Tuning
02 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
03 – Turn On Your Lovelight
04 – Long Tall Sally

Jerry Garica – Gotta Get Down, Musical Escapades of November 1973

Jerry Garcia
Gotta Get Down: Jerry Garcia’s Musical Escapades of November 1973

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A Mix By /u/MrCompletely and /u/wilbard

1 Finders Keepers (JGMS 11/05)
2 Cumberland Blues (GD 11/14)
3 Catfish John (OAITW 11/04)
4 Playing in the Band > (GD 11/21)
5 El Paso > Playing jam > (GD 11/21)
6 Wharf Rat > Playing jam > space > (GD 11/21)
7 Untitled Improvisation (PFA 11/28)
8 White Dove (OAITW 11/04)
9 Someday Baby (JGMS 11/03)
10 China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider (GD 11/25)
11 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (JGMS 11/05)
12 Jerry’s Breakdown (OAITW 11/04)
13 Stella Blue (GD 11/10)
14 Expressway (To Your Heart) > jam > (JGMS 11/03)
15 space > (GD 11/23)
16 Playing jam > (GD 11/21)
17 Playing Reprise (GD 11/17)

Deadheads all know November ’73 to be a high point of the Dead’s early career. The band played nearly a dozen great shows, including some all-time classic performances. But the Grateful Dead was just one of the projects Garcia had going on at that time. The same month featured him on banjo with Old & in the Way in their last full show, on guitar with his Merl Saunders side project (with Bill Kreutzmann on drums), and even in an experimental night of far-out psychedelia at the Palace of Fine Arts alongside Mickey Hart (who was not playing in the Dead at the time), also featuring Ned Lagin and Phil Lesh. Also of note, during the same month Rolling Stone published a long cover-story feature article on the Dead’s evolving “business” model. In the previous month of October, the Dead had just released Wake of the Flood, the forward-looking first album on their own newly-established independent label.
This is a mix meant to capture the wide range of live output Garcia was producing during the month of November 1973. While we were working on this mix, we came across a smaller-scale version of the same concept done recently by another guy here. As he writes:
There’s a paraphrased quote in Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads: “Garcia has said that all he needs is one day off a week, and that in an ideal world, he’d be playing six gigs weekly: two with the Dead, two with the Jerry Garcia Band, and two playing with an acoustic group like the Black Mountain Boys.” November ’73 might be the closest he came to achieving this omnivorous vision.
This mix is centred around one of several epic Playing in the Band sequences that were played that month. Overall, the styles covered range from jazz-funk fusion, to bluegrass/country pickin’, to blues, to ballads, to the pure experimental space that was being explored by the end of the month, by the Dead themselves and in the Hart/Garcia/Lagin/Lesh project.
Not only does November ’73 contain much $$$ Garcia playing (as displayed in every single track in this mix), it was also a particularly intense transformative period. Many threads that had been developing came to a head. For instance, the cosmic experimentation that culminated in the Palace of Fine Arts gig led directly into the more far-out sounds that were to be played through December and in 1974. (Note that the PFA segment we’ve included is an audience recording; we think it’s good enough quality to make an enjoyable listen, but if it’s too jarring for you that’s understandable. The stream link below also includes tracks from a similar set recorded in SBD on 6/6/75 in case you’re interested.)
Setlist creativity was also there in spades. Playing in the Band is especially interesting to trace. Perhaps inspired by the successful one-off experiment with a split Playing sequence a year earlier on 10/18/72, Playing’s placement in the second set was being experimented with increasingly during the fall of ’73. The 11/01 Evanston show saw the first Playing > UJB > Playing, which was a precursor to what was to come in more developed form in the classic, epic Playing palindrome sandwiches at 11/10 Winterland & 11/17 UCLA (Playing > UJB > Dew > UJB > Playing). We decided to include the next, lesser-known version from 11/21 Denver, where Playing became the vehicle of a wholly unpredictable affair. With this performance, Playing completed its transition from self-contained song to being a true launching-point song for unplanned improvisational sequences, having broken free of even the planned segue structures of earlier in the month. Given that the Other One segues of the early 70s almost always touched on the same few songs, this moved Playing into a category of its own, foreshadowed only by a few multiply-segue’d Dark Stars of late ’69 and 1970. In a very real sense we can see the maturation of the “main sequence” Grateful Dead second set structure happening in realtime.
The Other One is the other tune to watch. There’s the TOO-segue-filled second set of 11/14 San Diego, which hearkens back to the old 71-72 style versions. And there’s also the unique version of TOO in 11/23 El Paso that gives way to a long “Tiger-y” space segment (from which we included a portion here), anticipating the spacey explorations of the coming weeks and months.
This is meant to be a seamless mix that takes you through it as if all the month’s sounds were played in one evening. Put it on and enjoy from top to bottom. But it’s not meant to be comprehensive, by any means. Most people already know the big shows like Winterland, UCLA, and Boston (if you don’t then get on that!). And the lesser-known GD shows like Evanston (only set 2 survives), El Paso and Tempe are very worth your time too. The whole OAITW show on 11/04 is excellent (their final full concert performance, with Garcia’s banjo chops by then fully re-established), as are both the JGMS Betty Boards (11/05’s soundboard just emerged for the first time last year).
Thanks to /u/arghdos for hosting on his YT channel.
Enjoy,MrCompletely & wilbard

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (xx/xx/71)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
San Francisco, CA

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This is a tagged version of shnid: 93137

SBD MR > R > R > CD > EAC > WAV (shntool confirms no sbes) > FLAC

SBD MR (Peter Abrams) > R (Peter Kafer) > R (Will Boswell) > CD
Transferred by Matt Smith—- info: MR@7 1/2 ips>R@7 1/2 ips>R@ 7 1/2 ips>Apogee Mini ME 24/96>Apogee Mini DAC(monitoring)>Wavelab 5.0(dithered to 20/44)>CD

Huge thanks to Will Boswell for the source and to Matt Smith for blessing us with a copy.

Disc 1
01 save mother earth jam > funk space jam > 13:29
02 save mother earth jam continued > 14:40 (reel splice at 2:37)
03 jam 15:22

Disc 2
01 jam > 8:48 (drop out at 5:23-:26)
02 jam > 24:04
03 jam 5:42 // (cuts at 4:42)


all instrumental show with lots of spacey improvisation

wonderful sound and jamming!!!

As Matt puts it:
“It’s clearly a Matrix tape and you can tell from the separation of the instruments
and it has the same type of mix of all other Matrix reels I’ve done. Since Garcia
would show up at the ‘Thursday night Jam’ numerous times, this could be from
late 1970 but since Merle is here it’s most likely early, mid ’71. There is static in the left channel but goes away and the overall dynamics are fantastic!! It’s like
you’re sitting right in front of them!! As an aside Kafer’s reels were destroyed in
his parent’s attic so Will’s stuff is most likely the best and cleanest surviving
analog copies.

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Anselmo, CA (06/04/74)

Jerry Garcia & Merle Saunders
The Lion’s Share
San Anselmo, CA
June 4, 1974

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

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Martin Fierro – saxophone, flute
Bill Kreutzmann – drums

Disc 1 75:30
1st Set:

  1. Bagís Groove
  2. Expressway (To Your Heart)
  3. I Second That Emotion
  4. Wonderin’ Why
  5. Soul Roach

Disc 2 57:32
2nd Set:

  1. All Blues
  2. New York City *
  3. Harder They Come
  4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • With Alice Stuart – vocals

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – New York, NY (07/02/74)

The Bottom Line, New York, NY
July 2, 1974

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

Set 1

t01. Tuning
t02. That’s The Touch I Like
t03. Expressway To Your Heart
t04. Someday Baby
t05. My Funny Valentine *
t06. (I’m A) Road Runner

Set 2

t01. Tuning
t02. How Long Blues (1)
t03. It’s Too Late
t04. After Midnight
t05. My Problems Got Problems
t06. How Sweet It Is


  • Show without Martin Fierro (horns), with Maria Muldaur (vocals)
    and Roger Troy (a.k.a. “Jellyroll”) (bass, vocals)
  • (1) Roger Troy lead vocals

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (07/13/74)

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Berkeley, CA

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This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 25623

Source: SBD>?>C>DAT>WAV>SHN.
Cassette>DAT transfer by J.Powell: Nakamichi DR-2 cassette deck>Tascam DA-30 Mk II.
DAT>WAV>SHN transfer by C.Ladner: 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).

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 Think [08:38]
02 Finders Keepers [08:53]
03 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [11:59]
04 Someday Baby [15:16]
05 I Second That Emotion [10:05]
06 Wondering Why [12:26]
07 Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [06:55]
Total time: 74:12

Disc 2 – Set 2
01 Harder They Come [13:59]
Total time: 13:59

Comments: Fairly hissy, but i’d rather have all of the Jerry and some hiss than no hiss and missing some of the frequencies intentionally produced by Garcia to blow our minds. No noise reduction or selective frequency augmentation was performed.

disc 2 is pretty short.

misSHN in the rain, 5/04.
misSHN in the rain, 5/04..

Legion of Mary – Davis, CA (08/30/74)

Legion of Mary
August 30, 1974
Freeborn Hall (University of California Davis)
Davis, California

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This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 6380


Disk 1:

  1. Favela
  2. Neighbor Neighbor
  3. Harder They Come
  4. He Ain’t Give You None

Disk 2:

  1. //Think
  2. La-La

EAC/SHN by Darrin — — seeded to etree on 12.1.00

Notes/Flaws: A great recording of a great show! A brief dropout at the very beginning of Favela, minor mix/level issues here and there, minor tape degradation here and there, but none of it detracts from the listening experience (imho).

Notes from the anonymous seed provider: The 8/30/74 is slightly out of order when compared to Deadbase & my old analog copy. However, this came from Dick->my source->me, so I left it as-is. I have always really enjoyed this one & the upgrade took me 5 years to track down.

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (08/24/74)

Garcia & Saunders
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

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This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 10612

10″ MSR > C > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN.

Source discs provided by Katy Miller.
Extraction and normalization using EAC,
tracking using CDWave, .shn encoding
using mkwACT, and sector boundary
verification using shntool by Joe Jupille

Disc One (6) 69:34
–Set I–

  1. … Neighbor Neighbor [#8:53] [0:08]
  2. Favela [16:00] [0:05]
  3. Second That Emotion [12:58] [0:20]
  4. Problems Got Problems [11:35] [0:15]
  5. He Ain’t Give You None [12:02] [0:11]
  6. Money Honey [7:53] [0:11]

Disc Two (5) 62:30
–Set II–

  1. Harder They Come [15:17] [0:14]
  2. La-La [18:32] ->
  3. People Make The World Go ‘Round [3:43] [2:08]
  4. (I’m A) Road Runner [9:55] [0:08]
  5. Sitting In Limbo [12:26] [0:07]

Disc one peaked at 90.3%, but only reached 47%
after Neighbor Neighbor. I normalized the rest
of the disc to 90.3%, and also normalized disc
two from around 30% to 98% using EAC.

d1t01 Neighbor Neighbor fades in, not much missing
d1t02 Favela considerable mix fluctuations first few minutes

Jerry Garcia – Cotati, CA (03/09/79)

Cabaret Cotati
Cotati, CA

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Disc 1

01 Make It Better
02 Lyinda
03 I Just Want to Stop
04 Welcome To The Basement
05 Struggling Man
06 Another Star
07 Get Up And Dance

Disc 2

01 Jam
02 Soul Roach * tape flip d.o. space from 7:26-7:32
03 Do I Move You
04 What You Won’t Do For Love

missing It’s No Use

Source: S:R>D David Hollister converted to wav-cdr
Seeded by: Justin Walther

Comments: It’s No Use wasn’t on the DAT tape

Jerry Garcia – Berkeley, CA (07/08/79)

Berkeley, CA

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This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 4435
Source: Master Soundboard Reels (7″ @ 7.5ips) > 2 PCM > DAT > CD

Show note: This is one of my favorite Reconstruction shows, one that showcases this unique band during their short run in 1979.

Recording note: One of the Betty Boards, this is a very nice sounding recording that is in low circulation. A wonderful addition to anyone’s collection. 120 minutes in length.

CD #1

  1. Make It Better
  2. Someday Baby
  3. Soul Roach
  4. What You Won’t Do For Love
  5. Lyinda
  6. It’s No Use

CD #2

  1. Tellin’ My Friends
  2. The Jealous Kind
  3. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
  4. Fast Tone
  5. Dear Prudence

special thanks to The Jerry Site for spreadin’ the tunes!

EAC’d, shn’d and seeded by Imgoinmad