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

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

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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

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia – Palo Alto, CA (02/15/76)

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Jerry Garcia
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Set 1
01. Harder They Come – missing
02. Friend Of The Devil
03. Mission In The Rain
04. Who Was John
05. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
06. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Set 2
01. Catfish John
02. Tore Up Over You
03. My Sisters And Brothers
04. I Want To Tell You
05. tuning
06. Moonlight Mile
07. Talkin’ ‘Bout You

Source 1: SHNID 133782

Recording Info:
MR > R (Will Boswell’s reel from the Debbie stash)

Transfer Info:
Technics 1506 > WAV (24bit/96k) > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

Transfered By Matt Smith
April 2015

Matt’s Comments:
Special thanks to Adam Aegart for the Technics RS1506.

Source 2: SHNID 18743 (Set 1 Only)

Recordings in Circulation
139 AUD : MAC>1 Reel>DAT>CD
Notes: The beginnings of Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and Talkin’ ‘Bout You are both clipped. Recording for completists only.
Taper: Michael Parrish
Original Equipment: Sony mono cassette deck using built-in microphone
Notes: Set 1 only. Harder They Come levels jump at start with distortion after the 2 minute mark. Who Was John is spliced and the right channel drops out during Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and doesn’t come back.
Taper: Bob Menke and Louis Falanga
Original Equipment: Sony ECM-270 and ECM-250 mics blended > Sony TC-152 cassette deck. Mics positioned onstage.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Palo Alto, CA (01/10/76)

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Jerry Garcia Band with James Booker
Sophie’s; Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8077
Recorded by David Cook with unknown mics into a Sony TC-110?

Disc One 62:47
Set I
1. //All By Myself [7:54#] [0:09]
2. Classified [2:08] ->
3. Right Place Wrong Time [5:20] ->
4. United, Our Thing Will Stand [15:15] ->
5. You Are My Sunshine [11:38] [0:02]
6. Junco Partner [4:42] [0:02]
7. Drown in My Own Tears [4:40] [0:05]
8. Tore Up [10:45] [0:06]

Disc Two 61:27
Set II
1. //It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry [8:34#] [0:24]
2. //Goodnight Irene [9:35#] [0:04]
3. Let it Rock [11:11] [0:07]
4. //Right Back Together [17:27#] [0:27]
5. Roadrunner [13:22] [0:14]

d1t01 All By Myself cuts in, not much missing
d2t01 Train to Cry cuts in, not much missing
d2t02 Goodnight Irene cuts in, not much missing
d2t04 Right Back Together cuts in, not much missing

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Palo Alto, CA (01/09/76)

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Jerry Garcia Band with James Booker
Palo Alto, CA

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8386

Download: FLAC/MP3

MSR > ? > 1C > 1D > 1CD > EAC > SHN

This version, via Ryan Shriver, is more
complete than the previously circulating version.

Extraction using EAC, tracking using CD Wave,
.shn encoding using mkwACT, and proper sector
boundary verification using shntool.

Disc One
Set I
1. //All By Myself [7:47#] [0:54]
2. Goodnight Irene [10:35] ->
3. Fur Elise [0:51] ->
4. Right Back Together [11:41] ->
5. Send Me Someone To Love [10:31] [1:01]
6. It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry// [4:31#]
7. //Tore Up Over You [5:24#] [0:49]
Total Time 54:05

Disc Two
Set II
1. //Neighbor Neighbor [2:05#] [1:20]
2. United Our Thing Will Stand [11:40] ->
3. Classified [8:35] ->
4. Please Come Home [10:16] [0:39]
5. Fand//ango [6:22#] [0:21]
6. Let it Rock [12:18] [1:59]
7. Roadrunner [11:29] [0:16]
Total Time 67:22

A very light, intermittent clicking reoccurs throughout the
recording, though it is primarily audible during tuning breaks.

d1t01 All By Myself fades in, not much missing
d1t01 All By Myself very light pops @ 0:02, 0:05, 0:07
d1t01 All By Myself mix/level fluctuations first 0:20
d1t02 Goodnight Irene painful static and mix fluctuations, ca. 1:30
d1t06 Train to Cry cuts out
d1t07 Tore Up cuts in
d1t07 Tore Up static
d2t01 Neighbor Neighbor fades in
d2t05 Fandango cut/splice @ 0:35, unknown missing

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Palo Alto, CA (10/08/78)


Jerry Garcia Band
Keystone Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20924
Source: MAC(Sony mics?)>D>CD>WAV>SHN
Taper: Mike Riley

Disc 1 – Set 1
01 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [09:33]
02 Catfish John [09:43]
03 Simple Twist Of Fate [10:50]
04 Mystery Train [07:40]
Total time: 37:45

Disc 2 – Set 2
01 Love In The Afternoon [07:54]
02 Mission In The Rain [10:38]
03 Gomorrah [06:16]
04 Harder They Come [14:03]
05 Midnight Moonlight [11:38]
Total time: 50:31

Comments: Jerry makes comment about trying to get things fixed at the end of Mystery Train.

CDR source provided by J.Powell. DAE(EAC0.9b4, offset corrected, secure mode, QPS QUE 2410)>tracking(cdwav editor)>sector boundaries confirmed(shntool)>SHN(shorten3.4) via C.Ladner.

misSHN in the rain, 12/03.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Palo Alto, CA (11/03/78)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Keystone Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 10032
MAC > R > CDx2 > EAC > SHN (I & IIp) +
MSC > 2C > CD > EAC > SHN (end of set II).

The aud tape, recorded by Mike Riley with unknown gear, supplies set I and the first two songs of set II. The taper was busted after Gomorrah. For that material, Michael Parrish’s first gen reels were transferred directly to CD, w/ no DAT stage. A nice soundboard, apparently (per Kevin Tobin) from a cassette master and
with two subsquent cassette gens, supplies the end ofset II. Shntool confirms proper sector boundaries for all tracks.

Disc One (5) 50:00
–Set I–
1. //Harder They Come [12:16#]
2. //Mission in the Rain [9:47#]
3. //Simple Twist of Fate [10:33#] [0:02]
4. Tore Up Over You [7:34] [0:04]
5. //Love in the Afternoon [9:42#]

Disc Two (6) 49:42
–Set II–
1. So What? [17:20] [0:04]
2. That’s All Right, Mama [5:53] [0:04]
3. Gomorrah [6:16] [0:01]
4. I’ll Be With Thee [5:22]
5. Rhapsody in Red [8:25]
6. Reuben & Cherise [6:09] [0:05]

d1t01 Harder They Come cuts in (- ca. 10 seconds)
d1t02 Mission in the Rain cuts in at first lyrics (- ca. 15 seconds?)
d1t03 Simple Twist of Fate cuts in (- ??)
d1t05 Love in the Afternoon first few notes clipped
d2t06 Reuben & Cherise light pop @ 1:35

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Palo Alto, CA (10/07/78)

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Jerry Garcia Band
Keystone Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
October 7, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One (6) 55:11
–Set I–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:20]
02. Second That Emotion [12:40] [0:08]
03. It’s No Use [8:29] [0:04]
04. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door [14:53] [0:09]
05. Mystery Train// [9:14#] [0:01]
06. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [9:09] [0:03]

Disc Two (7) 50:46
–Set II–
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:14]
02. Tore Up Over You [8:49] [0:04]
03. Let Me Roll It [10:49] [0:11]
04. Gomorrah [6:19] [0:20]
05. Love in the Afternoon [9:58] [0:28]
06. I’ll Be With Thee [5:22] [0:12]
07. Rhapsody in Red [7:52] [0:06]

Source 1: shnid 14114

MAC (Taped by John Angus and Scott Hart, Sony ECM99 >
Sony TC-D5) > Sony TC-D5 playback > Roland UA-30 USB >
MAC G3 Powerbook > master CD > HP 9350i extraction
(EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave v1.6) > sector
boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding
(mkwACT v0.97 beta 1). A > D by Harry Angus, CD > SHN
by Joe Jupille.

d1t02 Second That Emotion mix and level fluctuations first minute
d1t05 Mystery Train very end clipped, very little missing

Thanks to Harry Angus for the source discs!

A MissSHN in the Rain Installment of the Music Never Stopped Project.

Source 2: shnid 104978

Recorded by John Angus and Scott Hart; Sony ECM-99> Sony TC-158

Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches:
Master played back on Nakamichi Dragon> Grace Lunatec V3 (24/96)> Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe> Adobe Audition 2.0 (dither/downsample)> FLAC encoding

Pitch Correction by Joe B. Jones

Thanks to Harry Angus for providing the master tapes.

This is the 16/44.1 version.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – Palo Alto, CA (07/09/88)


Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
Frost Ampitheater
Palo Alto, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 84650
source: (FOB) Nakamichi 700s -> Cassette Master (Sony TCD5m) -> DAT -> CDR

Disc 1

01 Deep Elem Blues
02 I’m Troubled
03 I’ve Been All Around This World
04 Spike Driver Blues
05 Little Sadie
06 Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standing On The Corner)
07 Turtle Dove

Disc 2

01 Diamond Joe
02 Oh The Wind And Rain
03 Swing Low (Sweet Chariot)
04 Ripple


05 Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie
06 Goodnight Irene

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
John Kahn – bass
David Nelson – guitar, vocals
Sandy Rothman – mandolin, dobro, banjo, vocals
Kenny Kosek – fiddle
David Kemper – drums (guest on some shows)


this is a fixed version of the show seeded by Teddy “Goodbear” shnid 82171

I have closed the sub-second gaps that were present at the ends of some tracks

I’ve also removed a number of clicks and pops, most of which occured in d1.

April 2007

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Stephen Stills Band & Neil Young – Palo Alto, CA (11/22/75)

Stephen Stills Band w/guest Neil Young
Maples Pavillion at Stanford University
Palo Alto, Calif.
November 22, 1975

Download: FLAC/MP3


Very low generation cdr copy acquired in trade

Disc One
Love the One Your With
Johnny’s Garden
Wooden Ships
Know You Got To Run
Tree Top Flyer
Everybody’s Talkin w/Neil
Human Highway
Long May You Run
Crossroads/You Can’t Catch Me
Do For the Others
Word Game

Disc Two
Band Intros
Going To the Country ( Donnie Dacus tune )
Black Queen
The Loner
Turn Back the Pages
The Treasure
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Daylight Again/Find the Cost of Freedom