Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – St. Paul, MN (05/11/77)


Grateful Dead
May 11, 1977
Civic Center Arena
St. Paul, MN

Links removed as this has been officially released.

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK’D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 ->
Cool Edit Pro v2.0 -> FLAC (3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller
March 7, 2007

— The skip in Jack Straw has been fixed
— All disc changes are seamless
— Reel flips in Ramble On Rose and Wharf Rat
— Cool Edit Pro was used to make level adjustments
— Fixed flaw in tuning before Ramble On Rose

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – The Promised Land
102-d1t02 – They Love Each Other
103-d1t03 – Big River
104-d1t04 – Loser
105-d1t05 – Looks Like Rain
106-d1t06 – Ramble On Rose
107-d1t07 – Jack Straw
108-d1t08 – Peggy-O
109-d1t09 – El Paso
110-d1t10 – Deal
111-d2t01 – Lazy Lightnin’ ->
112-d2t02 – Supplication
113-d2t03 – Sugaree

–Set 2–
201-d2t04 – Tuning
202-d2t05 – Samson And Delilah
203-d2t06 – Brown Eyed Women
204-d2t07 – Estimated Prophet
205-d2t08 – Scarlet Begonias ->
206-d2t09 – Fire On The Mountain ->
207-d2t10 – Good Lovin’
208-d3t01 – Uncle John’s Band ->
209-d3t02 – Space ->
210-d3t03 – Wharf Rat ->
211-d3t04 – Around And Around

212-d3t05 – Brokedown Palace


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Chicaco, IL (05/12/77)


Grateful Dead
Auditorium Theater
Chicago, IL

Links were removed as this was officially released.

Source: Master Audience Reel > unknown mics/deck> DAT > CDR

This version represents a fresh transcription of the 3 disc set already in circulation. This copy has been normalized to 98%, the in-between song transitions smoothed, digital anomalies removed, as well as re-tracked and re-formatted to fit on 2 discs

disc 1 requires an 80 minute disc

CD Re-Mastering by Scott Clugston

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Bertha
102-d1t02 – Me & My Uncle
103-d1t03 – Tennessee Jed
missing – Cassidy
104-d1t04 – Peggy O
105-d1t05 – Jack Straw
106-d1t06 – They Love Each Other
107-d1t07 – New Minglewood Blues
108-d1t08 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
109-d1t09 – Dancin’ in the Streets

–Set 2–
201-d1t10 – Samson & Delilah
202-d1t11 – Brown Eyed Women
203-d2t01 – Estiamted Prophet
204-d2t02 – Sunrise
205-d2t03 – Terrapin Station ->
206-d2t04 – Playing in the Band ->
207-d2t05 – Drums ->
208-d2t06 – Not//Fade Away ->
209-d2t07 – Comes A Time ->
210-d2t08 – Playing in the Band (reprise)

211-d2t11 – Johnny B. Goode

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: Grateful Dead – Buffalo, NY (05/09/77)


Grateful Dead
May 9, 1977
War Memorial Auditorium
Buffalo, New York

Links removed as this was officially released.

–Set 1—
101-d1t01 – Help On The Way ->
102-d1t02 – Slipknot! ->
103-d1t03 – Franklin’s Tower ->
104-d1t04 – Cassidy
105-d1t05 – Brown Eyed Women
106-d1t06 – Mexicali Blues
107-d1t07 – Tennessee Jed
108-d1t08 – Big River
109-d1t09 – Peggy-O
110-d2t01 – Sunrise
111-d2t02 – Music Never//Stopped

–Set 2–
201-d2t03 – Bertha ->
202-d2t04 – Good Lovin’
203-d2t05 – Ship Of Fools
204-d3t01 – Estimated Prophet ->
205-d3t02 – Other One ->
206-d3t03 – Drums ->
207-d3t04 – Not// Fade Away ->
208-d3t05 – Comes A Time ->
209-d3t06 – Sugar Magnolia

210-d3t07 – Uncle John’s Band

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

Soundboard Source:
Betty Cantor 7″ two track reel w/DBX-1 @ 7 1/2 ips>PCM501ES @ 44.055
kHz PCM501ES analog out>DBX-1 decoder>analog in PCM501ES analog out>
Dat @ 48 kHz>Soundforge>Shn

Audience Source:
Master Audience Cassette>Sony ecm-33pmics>nak550>reel to reel>cd

The audience source supplies patches for the master reel splices at
D2T2,TMNS 6:50 – 7:18 and D3T4, NFA 1:43 – 2:10

Original Shn Seed provided by Joe Samaritano
Aud source provided by Scott Clugston

Aud Patches were performed using Steinberg’s Wavelab 3.0 by
Charlie Connor

Seeded via Fungus and abgd by Charlie Connor 3/21/02

Thanks to Joe Samaritano for the show and to Scott Clugston for the
Aud Source!!!!!!!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Quicksilver Messenger Service – San Francisco, CA (12/01/73)



Quicksilver Messenger Service
Winterland Arena,
San Francisco, California

Links Removed, Officially Released


01. Losing Hand (9:50)
02. Play My Guitar (4:52)
03. Mojo (10:41)
04. What About Me? / The Hat (18:25)
05. Who Do You Love? (19:53)

A great big thanks to Catfish John for the show.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – New York Sessions 1967

Van Morrison-New york session-bak-in

Van Morrison
New York Sessions
A&R and Century Sounds Studios
Studio Sessions
New York City, New York
March and November, 1967

Liks removed as these have been officially released.

CD 1

These are songs from the studio sessions for Bang records that never became released except on unofficially released albums “T.B Sheets” and “Bang Masters”. After further research i notice that the times and takes on these song tracks do not match any of these albums either. The closest would be the “Bang Masters”.But there are some differences and that does not include cd 2 at all. Furthermore i know the first 8 tracks are in the same order of the commercially released “Blowin Your Mind” that was recorded on March 28,29 1967. Yes that album came out of these sessions but those commercially released takes are not included and do not even come close to the track times and or sound the same that is included here. Also PLEASE NOTE if you look at the original info. the setlist for CD 1 is in a different order than what is presented here. i changed the tracklist order to match the artwork and what i found when i researched these New York Sessions. The only thing that matches this (meaning having all of these tracks included) is the bootleg “Brown Eyed Beginnings” released 4-28-1998 (see below for notes). That bootleg matches thes these tracks but i can not tell how it matches in sound. i do not have that bootleg. I can tell you the “New York Sessions sounds awesome and is one of the Best early Van out there.

01. Brown Eye Girl (3:05)
02. He Ain’t Give You None [alternate take] (5:49)
03. T.B. Sheets (9:36)
04. Spanish Rose [alternate take] (3:53)
05. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) [written by Bert Berns,Wes Farrell] (2:58)
06. Ro Ro Rosey (3:04)
07. Who Drove The Red Sports Car [alternate take, possible take #6] (5:35)
08. Midnight Special [traditional] (2:40)
09. Beside You [longer take] (6:06)
10. It’s Alright (4:58)
11. Madame George [shorter take] (5:16)
12. Send Your Mind (2:50)
13. The Smile You Smile [alternate take] (2:56)
14. The Back Room (5:29)
15. Joe Harper Saturday Morning [alternate take] (4:16)
16. Chick-A-Boom [written with Bert Berns] (3:12)
17. I Love You (The Smile You Smile) [acoustic take] (2:22)
18. Brown Eye Girl [alternate take possbile take #6] (3:35)

Bert Russell – American songwriter and record producer of the 1960’s
Wes Farrell – also wrote “Come On, Get Happy” (theme song for The Partridge Family TV series) and produced

CD 2

This the second disc contains the notorious “Contractual Obligation” session thirty-one improvised nonsense songs Morrison recorded in order to fulfill his contract with Bang Records. This is just great vintage Van the Man. Listen to the lyrics to theses songs they are just flat out amusing and one of a kind

Jamming Sessions with just Van and his acoustic guitar

01. Twist and Shake (1:18)
02. Shake and Roll (0.57)
03. Stomp and Scream (1:13)
04. Scream and Holler (1:14)
05. Jump and Thump (1:08)
06. Drivin’ Wheel (1:12)
07. Just Ball (0.59)
08. Shake It Mable (1:12)
09. Hold on George (1:29)
10. The Big Royalty Check (1:36)
11. Ring Worm (1:31)
12. Savoy Hollywood (1:00)
13. Freaky If You Got This Far (1:04)
14. Up Your Mind (1:12)
15. Thirty Two (0:59)
16. All the Bits (0:53)
17. You Say France and I Whistle (0:53)
18. Blow Your Nose (1:24)
19. Nose in Your Blow (1:01)
20. La Mambo (0:51)
21. Go for Yourself (1:20)
22. Want a Danish (1:04)
23. Here Comes Dumb George (0:55)
24. Chickee Coo (1:10)
25. Do It (1:00)
26. Hang on Groovy (0:56)
27. Goodbye George (1:16)
28. Dum Dum George (1:27)
29. Walk and Talk (1:06)
30. The Wobble (1:02)
31. Wobble and Ball (1:06)

Personnel during these sessions includes:
Van Morrison (vocals, guitar); Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken, Al Gorgoni, Donald Thomas (guitar); Artie Kaplan, Seldon Powell (flute, saxophone); Artie Butler, Paul Griffin (keyboards); George Devins (vibraphone, percussion); Bob Bushnell, Russell Savakas (bass); Herbie Lovelle (drums); Jeff Berry (tambourine, background vocals); Cissy Houston, Dee Dee Warwick, Myrna Smith (background vocals).

CD Description
BROWN EYED BEGINNINGS is essentially THE BANG MASTERS (which includes all the songs Morrison recorded on his first solotrip into the studio with American producer Bert Berns, plus an extra disc of strange, one-minute tunes. While the first disc, which comprises the Bang sessions proper, shows Morrison to be an already-formidable progressive blues/R&B artist, the second disc demonstrates that he was also quite the willful chap, even as early as 1967. Embroiled in legal/contractual disputes with Berns over the amount of material Morrison owed Bang, the singer recorded an album’s worth of short, commercially unusable nonsense cuts. These make up disc number two of BROWN EYED BEGINNINGS, and while notable mostly for their novelty value, they are early evidence that Morrison was a man to be reckoned with.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Union, NJ (02/28/80)

Jerry Garcia Band - After Midnight Kean College

Jerry Garcia Band
Wilkens Theatre
Kean College)
Union, NJ
Early and Late Shows

Links removed as this has been officially released.

MAC > DAT > CDR, Recorded by Eddie Claridge
w/ Sony ECM-280s > Sony TC-D5>MP3@320

Extraction using EAC, re-tracking using WavMerge
and CD Wave, .shn encoding using mkwACT, and
sector boundary verification using shntool by

Disc One (5) 57:05
-Early Show-
1. Crowd/Tuning [0:43]
2. Sugaree [14:04] [2:28]
3. Catfish John [11:12] [0:47]
4. That’s What Love Will Make You Do [9:44] [0:44]
5. Simple Twist of Fate [17:06] [0:14]

Disc Two (5) 34:34
-Early Show (con’t)-
1. Crowd/Tuning [0:23]
2. How Sweet It Is [10:06] ->
3. After Midnight [13:16] ->
4. Eleanor Rigby// Instrumental [4:03#] ->
5. After Midnight [5:25] [1:20]

Disc Three (9) 79:48
-Late Show-
1. Crowd/Tuning [0:04]
2. I’ll Take a Melody [13:36] [0:21]
3. Tore Up Over You [10:05] [0:07]
4. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door [13:48] [0:32]
5. Harder They Come [12:14] [0:46]
6. Tiger Rose* [3:33] ->
7. Promontory Rider* [4:42] [0:16]
8. Mission in the Rain [11:11] [0:47]
9. Midnight Moonlight [6:51] [0:49]

* w/ Robert Hunter
d2t04 Eleanor Rigby splice/gap @ 3:55, not much missing
d3t04 Knockin’ digi-scratch @ 5:31