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

Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia

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 Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Palo Alto, CA (06/18/78)

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Jerry Garcia Band
1978-06-18 (Sunday)
Keystone – Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Analog Audience Source: Aud Master Cassettes (MAC)
Medium Stock Brands: MAC = 2 x Maxell UDXLII
Analog Lineage: Unknown Mics >> Sony TC-158sd
Analog Sound Preservation: MAC >> Nakamichi CR7a => Korg MR-1000 >> DSF [1-bit 5.6448 MHz Stereo] >> Korg MR-1000 => Korg AudioGate >> WAV [24/96] >> [16/44.1 using mbit+]
Taped By: Michael Riley
Transfer By: Bob Menke
Mastering By: Derek McCabe

MOTB Release: 0095 16/44.1
Release Date: 2009-08-31

Set 1
d1t01 – Crowd & Tuning
d1t02 – How Sweet It Is
d1t03 – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
d1t04 – They Love Each Other
d1t05 – Mystery Train
d1t06 – Tore Up Over You

Set 2
d2t01 – Mission In The Rain
d2t02 – Let Me Roll It – Officially Released on Pure Jerry, Vol. 9
d2t03 – Gomorrah – Officially Released on Pure Jerry, Vol. 9
d2t04 – I’ll Be With Thee – Officially Released on Pure Jerry, Vol. 9
d2t05 – Midnight Moonlight

Encore:
d2t06 – Rhapsody in Red

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

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Black Mountain Boys
Palo Alto, CA
Boar’s Head
xx-xx-64 (partial)

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 35145
SBD->Cassette->CDR->TAE->SHN>flac sector aligned

more likely line patch from pa system>MR>R>C>CD>DAE>

01 Two Little Boys
02 Banter
03 Salty Dog Blues
04 Banter
05 Rosalie McFall

got this from the late grate tol (rip) removed non canonical headers and fixed sbes>flac
derived from http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=24073
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

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Wildwood Boys – Palo Alto, CA (xx/xx/64)

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Wildwood Boys
wb1964,XX-xx_
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

As far as I can tell none of this was officially released, but as usual I could be wrong. Please let me know if I am.

Legacy: Stage Mic?> C> CDR> PCM> SHN

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17838
intros, tuning
Jerry’s Breakdown
banter
Standing in the Need of Prayer
tuning
Muleskinner Blues
‘unenjoyment’ banter
Satisfied with My Gal
intro ‘Pig Pen’
The Rub[1]

Jerry Garcia – Banjo
David Nelson – Guitar
Norman ? – Bass
[1] with Pig Pen

Wave headers fixed/re-shn’ed with shntool by terrapinstation 06/09/2003

01-06 is Wildwood Boys 2/23/63
07-10 is Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions 7/64

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions – Palo Alto, CA (07/xx/64)

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Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions
Top of The Tangent,Palo Alto,CA.
7-00-64

Links removed, officially released.

Anyone know if this is the same stuff that was officially released awhile back? I don’t have that album.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 12696
Master Tape>Rosoft Audio Tools>CD>EAC>WAV>SHN

Comments & Replies To Terrapin64@comcast.net

Beat It On Down The Line
Im Satisfied
Borneo
Hes In The Jailhouse
Monkey & The Engineer
Big Bad Woman
Memphis Blues

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: Black Mountain Boys – Palo Alto, CA (03/06/64)

black mountain boys

Black Mountain Boys
03/06/1964
Palo Alto, CA
Top of the Tangent

Links removed, this was officially released.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17914

SBD->Cassette->CDR->TAE->SHN

01 Instrumental
02 Katie Mine (??)
03 Intros
04 Homestead on the Farm
05 Banter
06 Bare Foot Nellie
07 Banter
08 She’s More to Be Pitied than Scolded
09 Tuning
10 They Can Lock Up Me Up For Loving You
11 The Hand of the Lord
12 Banter
13 Who’ll Sing for Me
14 Darling Aller Lee

Jerry Garcia – Banjo
Eric Thompson – Guitar
David Nelson – Mandolin
Jim Beemis – Bass

sector boundaries corrected and seek tables appended – wagner 12/0/02
Extra header data stripped with shntool and re-shn’ed by
terrapinstation 06/09/2003

Instrumental is Salt Creek
Katie Mine is Katie Kline
They Can Lock Me Up for Loving You is an unknown instrumental
The Hand of the Lord is Somebody Touched Me

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Sara Ruppenthal – Palo Alto, CA (05/04/63)

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Jerry Garcia & Sara
The Tangent
Palo Alto, CA
5/4/1963

Links removed, officially released.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 13993
Source: likely AUD>R>R>FM>Cass>DAT>CDR

Thanks to Steve Oliver for the discs!

EAC/SHN by jim@juddcreek.com 12/02

*Disc 1*
+-+-+-+-+

1. Deep Elem
2. Will the Weaver
3. I Will Truly Understand
4. All the Good Times are Passed + 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

NOTES

: The story about this recording and show goes (according to http://db.
etree.org/lookup_show.php3?shows_key=52986): Jerry And his first wife
Sara a week after wedding. He traded wedding gifts and Sara’s guitar
for his new banjo. Recorded by the manager of the club at the time and
aired on KFOG’s dead hour.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Wildwood Boys – Palo Alto, CA (02/23/63)

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Wildwood Boys
02/23/63
Top of The Tangent Palo Alto, CA

Link removed, officially released.

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 4501
audience master reel->reel->FM->cassette->DAT->CD

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

1. Introductions [0:47]
2. Rollin’ In My Sweet Babys Arms [4:05]
3. Jerry’s Breakdown [2:25]
4. Standing In The Need Of Prayer [3:06]
5. Muleskinner Blues [3:50]
6. Guitar Instrumental [3:25]
7. Pike County Breakdown [2:53]
8. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Maidens [4:13]
9. We Shall Not Be Moved [3:17]

DAT->CD and wav.->.shn conversions by Scott Mogol
upped by Gary King and his mighty DSL 🙂

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

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Black Mountain Boys
64-03-07
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!
enjoy!

Bill Proctor