Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Santa Monica, CA (05/23/73)

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Garcia & Saunders
The Ash Grove
Santa Monica, CA
5/23/73 Late Show

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 9587
MAR (Taped by Night Crew, Sony ECM-22Ps > Sony 770) > 2R > playback on Akai GX-4000D > A/D using an ART DI/O into an Egosys Waverterminal 2496 digital sound card > HHb 800 master CD > one or two CD gens > HP 9350i extraction using EAC (v0.9 beta 4) > tracking using CD Wave (v1.6) > sector boundary verification using shntool (v1.01) > .shn encoding using mkwACT (v0.97 beta 1). A > D by David Minches, CD > SHN by Joe Jupille.

Single Disc (6) 69:12
1. //It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry [7:30#] [1:07]
2. Expressway [11:33] [1:45]
3. Money Honey [6:21] [2:18]
4. Little Bit of //Righteousness [18:39#] [1:52]
5. Like a Road [10:33] [0:15]
6. That’s Alright Mama [6:53] [0:23]

Notes:
d1t01 Train to Cry cuts in, not much missing
d1t04 Little Bit of Righteousness brief cut/splice @ 17:29

Note added 8/16/2008 (jj):
– The d2t04 instrumental is “Little Bit of Righteousness”, from the Merl Saunders release Keepers. It had previously been listed as “I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes”.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Palo Alto, CA (05/05/73)

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
May 5, 1973
Homer’s Warehouse
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

32030
MSR>DAT3x>Delta Dio 2496 soundcard>Soundforge>Flac

CD #1 (Set #1)
Hi-Heel Sneakers
Honey Chile
Here There And Everywhere >
Jam >
Are You Lonely For Me, Baby? >
After Midnight
I Second That Emotion

CD #2 (Set #2)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Expressway
Instrumental
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down >
How Sweet It Is

This is the complete show.
There is a unavoidable splice at 43 seconds into It Takes A Lot To Laugh
Expressway fades out due to a reel change

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Palo Alto, CA (05/04/73)

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Jerry Garcia/Merl Saunders
5-4-1973
Homer’s Warehouse
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

MSR>DAT3x>Delta DIO 2496>Soundforge>wav>flac
There are some imperfections that seem to be from the master reels.No adjustments made.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 31283

Disk 1 (Set 1)
That’s The Touch I Like
Expressway
Instrumental >
After Midnight >
It’s No Use
That’s All Right, Mama

Disk 2 (Set 2)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Honey Chile
Lonely Avenue
Soul Roach
Georgia On My Mind
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
How Sweet It Is

Lossless Bootlegb Bonanza: Garcia and Merl Saunders – Berkeley, CA (03/07/73)

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
March 7, 1973
The Keystone, Berkeley, CA
MSR>DAT3x>Delta Dio 2496>Soundforge>WAV>FLAC

Download: FLAC/MP3

Set #2 (The last 48.5 minutes or so)
Unknown
Merl’s Tune >
Georgia On My Mind

Note: There are some low volume digital pops that can heard
during the quieter parts of the performance. They did not detract
from me thoughly enjoying this show.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (01/25/73)

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Boarding House
San Francisco, CA
01/25/1973

Download: FLAC/MP3

Early Show

That’s The Touch I Like
Save Mother Earth Instrumental ->
Summertime Instrumental
Mystery Train
Down Around Biloxi
Second That Emotion

Late Show

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Soul Roach
Go Climb a Mountain
That’s Alright Mama
The System ->
Georgia on My Mind
When I Paint My Masterpiece
It’s a Sin
How Sweet It Is

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards
John Kahn – bass
Bill Vitt – drums
Sarah Fulcher – vocals

Source 1:

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 7670

S:R>C>D>CD

Slightly re-tracked using WavMerge and CDWave,
.shn encoding using mkwACT, and proper sector
boundaries verified using shntool.

Notes
A variety of mostly harmless light snaps, crackles, and pops
d1t02 Save Mother Earth two ticks @ 0:01
d1t02 lots of static and crackles through ca. 3:00
d1t05 Biloxi static buzz @ 1:00
d2t04 static throughout, rarely heavy
d3t01 System cut/splice @ 1:35
d3t04 It’s a Sin cut/splice @ track 3:02

Source 2:
Late Show Only (also missing How Sweet It Is)
This is a tagged version of shnid: 136776

Source: soundboard > Master Reel > Dat(48k)

Recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson

Notes:

– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– Various artifacts such as clicks, pops and crackle have been removed.
– A few small level adjustments and some minor repairs have been made.
– The only other circulating source for this show has both cassette and cdr gens in it.
It also seems that the channels became swapped over time.
– The other source has a cut in “The System” of approximately 1:37 starting around 1:36, this source does not.
– The other source has a cut in “It’s A Sin” of approximately 39 seconds from about 3:03, this source does not.
However, this source has the last 2:25 or so missing.
– Both Garcia’s guitar and Sarah’s vocals move around in the mix from time to time. *
– During the tuning breaks music can be heard playing, presumably bleeding through from a bar or something similar.
– All tracks have been tagged.

There is a very interesting article about the history of the venue here http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/boarding-house-960-bush-st-san.html

Thank You Jerry Garcia, you will always be in our hearts.

edited and mastered
SIRMick

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (01/24/73)

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JERRY GARCIA & MERL SAUNDERS
The Boarding House
San Francisco CA
01-24-1973

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 100216

Disc One (47:19)

— Early Show —
01 High Heel Sneakers
02 I Was Made to Love Her
03 Who’s Loving You Now?
04 Honey Chile

Disc Two (78:20)

01 tuning
02 Are You Lonely for Me, Baby? >
03 Jam >
04 Like a Road
05 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
— Late Show —
06 Expressway to Your Heart
07 Find a Rainbow

Disc Three (61:58)

01 After Midnight
02 Georgia on My Mind
03 Money Honey
04 Go Climb a Mountain
05 How Sweet It Is

Source: MSR > ? > DAT.

Transfer: DAT > Sony D10P > Coax SPDIF > Audiophile-2496 >
Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644.

Source note: This 1996 DAT improves on the 4492/9783 set.
4492 was found to be mono, and has clipped wav’s thru-out.
9783 appears to have been compressed, and L&R are flipped.
This source combines early & late shows into one file-set.

Patches were added to repair problems with the DAT source:
– High Heel Sneakers; 5:22, 6:13, 8:35, from ID-4492.
– I Was Made to Love Her; 0:52, 1:57, from ID-4492.
– Honey Chile; 9:20 > 10:11, from ID-4492.
– Like a Road; 10:11 > 10:50, from ID-4492.
– After Midnight; 3:19 > 3:54, from ID-9783.
– Go Climb a Mountain; 10:05 > 11:15, from ID-9783.

There are numerous small snap-crackle-n-pop events thru-out
the recording; fixed major pops with Wavelab, and left most
as-is, as these seem to be present on the MSR. Several cuts
at start of Dixie, 0:07 > 0:14, 0:30, and 0:39. Pops around
those cleaned-up and blank spots left as-is. Some sub-second
digi-zaps patched over with an alternate DAT source. Thanks
to Cbass for assistance with this project. Andrew F. 07/2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – Cotati, CA (01/15/73)

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Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
Inn Of The Beginning
Cotati, CA
1/15/73

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 9573

Disc 1
Set 1

01 Hi-Heel Sneakers
02 Expressway (To Your Heart)
03 Lonely Avenue
04 Find A Rainbow (1)
05 Georgia On My Mind (1)
06 Honey Chile (1)

Disc 2
Set 2

01 I Second That Emotion
02 Soul Roach
03 I Was Made To Love Her (1)
04 Go Climb A Mountain (1)- Summertime (1)
05 That’s All Right, Mama
06 Money Honey

(1) Sara Fulcher on lead vocals. Find A Rainbow has a substantial cut. Go Climb A Mountain has a 12 second splice presumably due to reel flips. The sound is greatly distorted for first 2 songs and partly distorted for songs 3 and 4 due to problems on the reels. This is one of the shows discovered in the Betty Cantor auction.

Source: MSR>P>D
Transfer:D>cdr>eac>shn by Katy Miller
contact:ryktjos@msn.com

The tracks on disc one have been altered from the originals. I increased the levels, substantially in tracks 1, 2 and 3 and to a
lesser extent in tracks 4, 5 and 6. Several “pops” were also removed from tracks 3 and 4,using EAC’s Process Wave tool. Where there
was no music to recover, the original recording was left intact. This was done to make the first 2 tracks of this show listenable. I have
not touched any of the tracks for disc 2, as their condition as copied from the originalmaster was much better, than for disc 1.

e-mail comments to tbmill@frontiernet.net

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Friends – Novato, CA (08/21/71)

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Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, John Cipollina, David Crosby, Phil Lesh, Nicky Hopkins, Merl Saunders
Mickey Hart’s Barn Jam
Mickey Hart’s Barn
Novato, California
August 21st 1971

Download: FLAC/MP3

SBD from John Cipollina’s reels.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 83302

Disc One :

1. Jam #1 (Fire On The Mountain theme)
2. Wall Song > Fresh Green Grass Jam > Wall Song
3. Jam #2
4. Noodle Part 1

Disc Two :

1. Noodle Part 2
2. Jam #3
3. Jam #4
4. Jam #5
5. Carousel Song
6. Ghost Riders In The Sky Jam
7. Winin’ Boy Blues
8. Bye Bye Blues
9. Tore Down

Also this comes straight from the John Cipollina’s collection, i personally made a copy of his reel
and his notes….I did not touch the sound or edited anything in the trasfer, you get what
i got in first place. Some songs are cut or partial. Superb jam, definetly a must have…..

1st generation reel to reel > revox > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (05/20/71)

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Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders
1971-05-20
Keystone Korners
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. jam
2. jam
3. jam
4. Blues Instrumental
5. Little Bit of Righteousness
6. Summertime improv

Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders keyboards, vocals
John Kahn bass
Bill Vitt drums

Source 1:
126389

Here’s a fresh transfer by Matt from Will’s reels using his new frontend.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith]

Transfer info:
Revox A77 > Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

This reel was first transferred by Matt in 2008 shinid 93137. It was retransferred in 2009 by GEMS shnid 100855 due in part by the additional research Matt and David Lemiuex did. This transfer using the Bottlehead December 2013.

Remember that the nature of the tube transfer results in much lower gain, but a richer and deeper content. That’s what 11 is for.

Source 2:
GEMS

24 bit / 96 kHz Raw Transfer. No DSP Applied.

The date has been deduced by David Lemiuex and Matt Smith with some solid research. While we will never know for sure, few would know better.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith] .
There is also a chance Garcia had the master as well so there could be one less gen but we will never know. DL never heard of this before but there are other recordings from other nights. at least the following day(no i do not have it. I WISH)”- MS

Careful listening, 3 basic crossfades and minor adjustments applied by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Sation. I didn’t do a single thing to the sound. I played with a lot of ideas and while each made the sonics better in some ways, this recording just doesnt need anything. Let yer amp do the work on the volume, because this is one special treasure. It’s my all time favorite (non GD) Jerry Garcia Recording and it’s an honor to share this.

NB:
this exact reel was transferred and seeded previously as xx/xx/1971 (in 16bit/44.1kHz) at LL and is listed as shnid 93137. The music is the same but this transfer is in 2496 and has no conversions, limiters or dither applied. This is as close to the reel as you can get unless you visit Matt’s House.

a Project **GEMS** August2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia – Lossless Legs Favorite Jams

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Jerry Garcia
Jerry Jams – A Compilation
A list of favorite jams compiled by the good folks at Lossless Legs

Download: FLAC/MP3

Expressway > Imagine
Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
1/19/72

Save Mother Earth > Imagine
Jerry Garcia and Merls Saunders
2/6/72

Are You Lonely For Me
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
9/1/72

Jam >
Jerry Garcia Band
11/03/73

Let’s Spend The Night Together
Jerry Garcia Band
11/2/75

Let’s Spend The Night Together
Jerry Garcia Band
12/20/75

Scarlet > Drums > Scarlet
Jerry Garcia Band
12/20/75

Tore Up
Jerry Garcia Band
3/6/76

Moonlight Mile
Jerry Garcia Band
3/6/76

Sisters & Brothers
Jerry Garcia Band
4/10/76

Lonesome & A Long Way From Home
Jerry Garcia Band
4/3/76

Not Fade Away
Jerry Garcia Band
7/9/77

Don’t Let Go
Jerry Garcia Band
7/29/77

Lonesome & A Long Way From Home
Jerry Garcia Band
3/18/78

Come Together
Merl Saunders Band w/Jerry Garcia
10/03/78

Fast Tone > Dear Prudence
Reconstruction
7/6/79

Positively 4th Street
Jerry Garcia Band
1979/12/21

After Midnight > Eleanor Rigby > After Midnight
Jerry Garcia Band
2/2/80

After Midnight > Eleanor Rigby > After Midnight
Jerry Garcia Band
2/12/80

Dear Prudence
Jerry Garcia Band
5/30/81

Deal
Jerry Garcia Band
11/04/81

Misson In The Rain
Jerry Garcia Band
11/04/81

Mystery Train
Jerry Garcia Band
11/10/81

Dear Prudence
Jerry Garcia Band
4/25/82

The Harder They Come
Jerry Garcia Band
5/8/82

Catfish John
Jerry Garcia Band
6/16/82

The Harder They Come
Jerry Garcia Band
6/1/83

Don’t Let Go
Jerry Garcia Band
6/1/83

Mississippi Moon
Jerry Garcia Band
8/13/84

Sugaree
Jerry Garcia Band
8/13/84

Rhapsody In Red
Jerry Garcia Band
8/13/84

Don’t Let Go
Jerry Garcia Band
5/19/89

They Love Each Other
Jerry Garcia Band
9/5/89

Deal
Jerry Garcia Band
9/5/89

Don’t Let Go
Jerry Garcia Band
10/31/89

Let’s Spend The Night Together
Jerry Garcia Band
11/21/90

Arabia
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
8/25/91

Let’s Spend The Night Together
Jerry Garcia Band
4/30/92

Lay Down Sally
Jerry Garcia Band
11/12/93

Don’t Let Go
Jerry Garcia Band
11/12/93

Shining Star
Jerry Garcia Band
11/19/93

The Maker
Jerry Garcia Band
02/06/94

Shining Star > Dear Prudence
Jerry Garcia Band
9/2/94

All shn & flac decoding was done in TLH. Fades were applied using Samplitude.