Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – Port Chester, NY (02/21/71)

Grateful Dead - Freeborn Hall, Davis, CA (01/21/71)

New Riders of the Purple Sage
2/21/71
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

I previously posted the Dead set from this nigh here.

one disc:
01 – Working Man Blues
02 – I Don’t Know You
03 – Fair Chance To Know
04 – Truck Drivin’ Man
05 – Portland Woman +
06 – Watcha Gonna Do
07 – Glendale Train
08 – All I Ever Wanted
09 – Running Back To You
10 – Lodi
11 – Connection
12 – Last Lonely Eagle
13 – Louisiana Lady*
14 – Honky Tonk Woman*

15 – Waiting For The Dead

Source 1:
Missing All I Ever Wanted, Last Lonely Eagle

This is a tagged version of shnid: 96444

source: aud 2nd gen
thanks to Noah Weiner
for the source discs

lineage:
reel master>cassette>reel>cdrs>eac>flac
encoded & seeded to LL by Rob Berger

noets: opened for Grateful Dead
+ battery change dropout

Source 2:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 123760

source: aud cassette master
taped by Jim Cooper

two unknown mics > hitachi trq-222 deck
tdk c-120sd tapes, low bias, no nr

nak dragon > tascam hd-p2 24/96 > pc >
cd wave > adobe audition 2.0 ( nr ) 16/44.1 > flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger feb. 2013

notes: only complete source of this set in
circulation as of this writing.
* riddled with brief drop outs, repaired
as best I could.
great versions of Lodi and Connection

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – Port Chester, NY (02/18/71)

New Riders Of The Purple Sage Photo

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
Thursday, February 18, 1971
Capitol Theater – Port Chester, NY
audience recording

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 25813

AudMC > C > CD/2 > EAC > WAV > SHN

Recorded by David Fradin with a Sony hand held recorder
with a built in condenser mic

A>D by Larry Fradin, July 2004
EAC>SHN by Noah Weiner, September 2004

(1971) Master Cassette played back on a Wollensak cassette
deck > Sony stereo portable tape deck (seed tape)

(2004) Seed tape playback on a Nakamichi CR-1 deck >
Tascam 700 stand alone CD burner > EAC > CD > EAC > WAV >
MKW Audio Compression Toolkit (shn).

01 [03:13] Six Days On The Road
02 [04:07] I Don’t Know You
03 [03:56] Whatcha Gonna Do
04 [04:37] Henry
05 [03:15] Lochinvar
06 [04:53] Portland Woman
07 [05:06] Glendale Train
08 [03:17] Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
09 [06:04] Last Lonely Eagle
10 [03:30] Louisiana Lady
11 [04:34] Honky Tonk Women
tt [46:32]

note: very first notes of Six Days On The Road and
Honkey Tonk Women are cut.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (11/07/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970

Grateful Dead And New Riders of the Purple Sage
November 7, 1970
Capitol Theatre,
Port Chester, NY
gd70-11-07.aud.warner.10306.sbeok.flac16

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 10306

Sources:
Marty Weinberg’s MAR>R>D>CD
*Ken Lee’s MAC>C>C>D>CD
**Jack Toner’s MAC>R>C>CD
+ (12:44-16:16 of Drums from Toner’s MAC>R>C>CD)

mastering and shn encoding Jack Warner

–Dead Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 –
102-d1t02 – Deep Elem Blues
103-d1t03 – Monkey & the Engineer
104-d1t04 – Big Railroad Blues
105-d1t05 – Operator
106-d1t06 – El Paso
107-d1t07 – How Long Blues*
108-d1t08 – Ripple**
109-d1t09 – Brokedown Palace* ->
110-d1t10 – Uncle John’s Band*

–NRPS Set–
201-d1t11 – Truck Drivin’ Man*
202-d1t12 – Together Again Instrumental*
203-d1t13 – Sweet Lovin One false start*
204-d1t14 – Sweet Lovin’ One*
205-d1t15 – Dirty Business**
206-d1t16 – Henry**
207-d1t17 – Last Lonely Eagle**
208-d2t01 – Connection*
209-d2t02 – Louisiana Lady**
210-d2t03 – Honky Tonk Women**

–Dead Electric Set–
301-d2t04 – /Cumberland Blues
302-d2t05 – Cold Rain & Snow
303-d2t06 – It Hurts Me Too
304-d2t07 – Beat It on Down the Line
305-d2t08 – Truckin’ ->
306-d2t09 – Drums+ ->
307-d2t10 – The Other One ->
308-d2t11 – Casey Jones
309-d3t01 –
310-d3t02 – Attics of My Life
311-d3t03 – Sugar Magnolia
312-d3t04 – Big Boss Man
313-d3t05 – Mama Tried
314-d3t06 – /China Cat Sunflower ->
315-d3t07 – I Know You Rider
316-d3t08 – King Bee
317-d3t09 – Good Lovin’

Tracking notes from the original uploader:
This source came to me with duplicate files for disc 3. They were numbered
differently, so I checked st5 text and visually verified thesewere in fact
exact duplicates. I then deleted the additional files. This situation was
at some point prior corrected in the database.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – Port Chester, NY (06/24/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
Wednesday, June 24, 1970 – Early & Late
Capitol Theater – Port Chester, NY
audience recording

Download: FLAC/MP3

I previously posted this shows, along with the Dead set,shnid 23062 + 32710 + 100223, here.

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 25866
AUDMC > CD > EAC > WAV > SHN

Recorded by Ken and Judy Lee with unknown Sony dynamic
mics, spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony onto
a Sony TC124 deck.

A>D by John Jay Hance, March 2004

The master cassette was baked, processed and transfered
via Tascam 122 MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 > Tascam CDRW 700
(CDR) > EAC > WAV > MKW Audio Compression Toolkit (shn).

Note: This recording also circulates as part of the
complete night’s shows with the Grateful Dead (etree
shnid=23062).

DISC ONE [54:14]
EARLY SHOW:
01 [02:47] tuning and intro
02 [04:48] Working Man Blues
03 [04:52] Whatcha Gonna Do
04 [04:10] Live And Let Live
05 [04:48] If You Hear Me When I’m Leavin’
06 [04:21] Henry
07 [05:27] Portland Woman
08 [06:46] Dirty Business
09 [03:56] Truck Drivin’ Man
10 [06:56] Last Lonely Eagle
11 [05:23] Honky Tonk Women

DISC TWO [59:25]
LATE SHOW:
01 [00:59] tuning and intro
02 [04:20] Six Days On The Road
03 [03:47] Superman
04 [04:12] I Don’t Know You
05 [02:59] broken string & dropped hat
06 [01:54] Together Again (Instrumental)
07 [04:20] Fair Chance To Know
08 [05:20] Portland Woman
09 [05:43] Garden Of Eden
10 [03:57] Henry
11 [07:37] All I Ever Wanted
12 [04:38] Delilah
13 [04:31] Louisiana Lady
14 [05:08] Honky Tonk Women

John Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert – bass, vocals
Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar
Mickey Hart – drums

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (11/06/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970

Grateful Dead, with New Riders of the Purple Sage
November 6, 1970
Capitol Theater,
Port Chester, NY

Download Source 1: FLAC/MP3

 

Download Source 2: FLAC/MP3

–Sound Check–
Candyman take one
Candyman take two
Uncle John’s Band take one
Uncle John’s Band take two
Attics of My Life
Drums and bass tuning

–Dead Acoustic set–
Don’t Ease Me In
Deep Elem Blues
Dark Hollow
Friend of the Devil
The Rub
Black Peter
El Paso
Brokedown Palace
Uncle John’s Band

–NRPS Set–
Workin’ Man Blues
I Don’t Know You
Whatcha Gonna Do
Glendale Train
Portland Woman
Fair Chance to Know
All I Ever//Wanted
Truck Drivin’ Man
Lodi
Me & Bobby McGee
Louisiana Lady
The Weight
Honky Tonk Woman

–Dead Electric Set–
Casey Jones
Me & My Uncle
I’m a King Bee
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Truckin’
Candyman
Sugar Magnolia
Drums ->
Good Lovin’ ->
Drums ->
The Main Ten ->
Drums ->
Good Lovin’
Alligator ->
Waggin’ His Tail Jam ->
Not Fade Away ->
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
Mountain Jam ->
Not Fade Away ->
Caution ->
Turn On/Your Lovelight

 

Source 1:

gd70-11-06.aud.warner.sbeok.flac16

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17183

*Acoustic set through 1:50 of El Paso, entire electric set is MAC>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN,
from Ken Leigh’s master, recorded from the center loge with a Sony TC-110 cassette
deck with built-in microphone.

*Uncle John’s Band and NRPS set is MAC>C>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN, from Ken Leigh’s master

*From 1:50 of El Paso through 0:03 of Uncle John’s Band is MAC>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN,
from Dave Tamarkin’s master, recorded from the floor with a Sony Dictaphone

**Normalization, patches, EAC, SHN encoding by Jack Warner.
Uploaded to tol.etree.org 5.6.03

notes:
*There are some small master glitches ~1:30 of Black Peter.

*The Tamarkin master is fairly brutal, but it’s the only tape which supplies the end
of El Paso and Brokedown Palace. There is some serious tape warble on these tunes,
and there is some very bad tape crackle between songs, which I have removed where
possible without touching the music. Listener beware! For completists only.

*There is a master tape flip at 6:14 of All I Ever Wanted. Very little music seems
to be missing. I have smoothed the cut.

*There is a master glitch at 2:37 of Candyman.

*There are a few level fluctuations in Candyman.

*There is a master tape flip after Candyman. No music is missing.

*The Easy Wind which has circulated with this date has been determined to be from
July 10, 1970, and, as such, has not been included here. Based on the tapes,
it does not seem that Easy Wind was played this evening.

*There is a small master glitch at 4:03 of Drums following Good Lovin’.

*From Dave Tamarkin’s recollection, there is a broken string which accounts for the
break after Good Lovin’. The electric set was one long set, not two sets as it has
sometimes circulated in the past.

*There is a master tape flip at 7:30 of Lovelight. Very little music seems to be
missing. I have smoothed the cut.

Source 2:

shnid 113307

SET1 Grateful Dead “Soundcheck” set
SET2 Grateful Dead “Acoustic” set
SET3 Total {71:34}; “NRPS” set

THE CAPITOL THEATER SHOWS — NOV 5-8 1970

For this run of shows at the Capitol Theater Nov. 5-8 the Dead played a single concert each night from Thursday to Sunday. The Capitol Theater’s Village Voice ad for October 1 lists shows “featuring NRPS” at 8:00 PM on November 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th.

11/06/70 is another of the infamous “usher tapes.” Ken Lee worked at the Capitol Theater, and was able to set up to record at the balcony rail. Like 06/24/70 and 11/08/70, this tape is pretty sublime, all 1970 caveats considered. The room ambiance is quickly absorbed into your ear’s psyche, and before long you are feeling very much perched on the lip of the balcony, taking everything in.

— see “nrps1970-11-06_review.txt” for more on this review
— see “Ken_&_Judy_Leigh_-_The_Port_Chester_Restoration_Project.txt” for more on Ken & Judy Lee

 

Teddy notes May 2011: *retracked May 2011

SET4 Grateful Dead “Electric” set
SET5 Grateful Dead “Electric” set

There is no SBD master of this show from the former GD Vault.
========================================================================
From: Teddy GoodBear
To: Dave Tamarkin
Subject: Re: 11/6/70
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 12:41 PM

Who was the taper for both? Were you the taper for the small portion
“cassette master”? And do you know what equipment you or he or they used?

From:
: cassette master(1) > cassette copy(2) > my reel copy(3)
: at 3-3/4 ips > your dat(4) except(5) for the small portion
: during the acoustic set with the quality difference,
: Brokedown and part of El Paso from my cassette master
: > my reel copy at 3-3/4 ips > your dat(4).

Teddy notes May 2011:
(1) Ken & Judy Lee – CM
(2) From Dave Tamarkin’s friend “Brother-In-Law” to Ken & Judy
(3) Dave Tamarkin – reel
(4) GoodBear DAT
(5) Dave Tamarkin AUD recording with either a Sony Dictaphone or Panasonic Portable

Add – GoodBear DAT > CDR (Feb to May 2000) > EAC (May 2011) > FLAC
========================================================================
From: From:
To:
Subject: Re: 11/6/70 & 8/17/70?
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 7:07 PM

I don’t know the name of the guy* who taped the bulk of that show, but he* was
the infamous usher* who’s been mentioned for years. He* did almost everyone who
played there but after a falling out with my friend, his* brother in law, we
never got to dub most of his stash. What was gotten includes several dead, nrps,
janis, tuna, tull, allmans, delaney & bonnie, traffic & j.a. shows. He* would
set up off the balcony with a mike spread. I have no idea what he* used. that
small acoustic portion was mine on a panasonic portable, if memory serves.

What you have as 8/17/70 is the same as what i have. As i mentioned, it was on
one his* tapes with no info. He* didn’t trade so we don’t know where else it
could have been from.

hope this all helps.
Dave

Teddy notes May 2011: *Ken and Judy Lee

========================================================================
—– Original Message —–
From:

From: Dave Tamarkin
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 20:17:11 EST
Subject: 11/6/70

Hi folks, my name is Dave Tamarkin. For many years now I’ve been trying
to correct the base on the subject of 11/6/70 capitol, port chester. This
was my 1st show. I was already quite familiar with existing released lp’s
of the dead. Anyway, I brought a recorder with me not knowing about things
like fresh batteries and how long these guys really play, I only managed
to get a small part of the show. Many years later, I found out that my
friend’s brother in law* was the often mentioned mystery usher* who may have
recorded some shows. He* had a deal with the promoter to tape off the balcony
while tending to his job. His* was the source for many good tapes from there,
including jethro tull, hot tuna, janis joplin, traffic and more. My copy of this
show has the acoustic brokedown palace, followed by ujb to close the set. Also,
if you listen closely, after good lovin, you hear a mention of a break to change
a string, if memory serves. After the break, alligator follows. One show that
night! i walked in about 8:15 and left about 2. And yes, the nrps set does exist
on tape, at least from that night.

keep up the good work, DT

Teddy notes May 2011: *Ken and Judy Lee

RECORDING 18 AF 80 A? & 90 AF. **NRPS set & missing acoustic dead songs
surfaced 2/00, originating from David Tamarkin to Teddy GoodBear.

CD1 {Total Time – 74:47}: DEAD acoustic soundcheck and acoustic Set1
CD2 {Total Time – 71:34}: NRPS Set
CD3 {Total Time – 79:30}: DEAD Set2 1st electric
CD4 {Total Time – 56:44}: DEAD Set3 2nd electric

Teddy :^) http://www.goodbear.com

PS – Thanks Dave Tamarkin for getting me started with Dead tape trading around 1975/1976. I still have those very 1st cassettes from the Fillmore East you gave me back then!!! And it was good to see you again Dave when I was in Long Island after more then 15 years in the year 2000!

Encoded by: Teddy “Good Bear” & posted the 1st time to “alt.binaries.gdead.highspeed” May 2000* with the help of Doug Johnson.

Teddy notes May 2011: *I’m not sure if I posted only MP3 files or both MP3 and SHN in May 2000? Shnid=3338 may very well be a decode from MP3>WAV>SHN for the 3/2001 to etree via Morgan Evans?

——————————————————————-
Teddy “GoodBear” Home Grown Project! ~ May 1, 2011
——————————————————————-
; generated on May 1, 2011, at 21:07:30
; encoding by Teddy “GoodBear”

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (11/05/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970

Grateful Dead
November 5, 1970
Capitol Theater
Port Chester, NY
gd70-11-05.aud-lee-sirmick.sbeok.flac16

Download: FLAC/MP3

This a tagged version of shnid: 30115
D1T1 through D2T2: MAC>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN>WAV>FLAC
D2T3 through D2T5: MAC>?>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN>WAV>FLAC

Recorded by Ken Lee with a Sony TC-110 with built-in microphone,
from center lodge.

–Dead Setlist–
101-d1t01 – Hard to Handle
102-d1t02 – tuning
103-d1t03 – Sittin’ on Top of the World
104-d1t04 – tuning
105-d1t05 – Mama Tried
106-d1t06 – tuning
107-d1t07 – Truckin’ ->
108-d1t08 – Drums ->
109-d1t09 – The Other One ->
110-d1t10 – Dark Star ->
111-d1t11 – Saint Stephen ->
112-d2t01 – Drums ->
113-d2t02 – Not Fade Away//
114-d2t03 – //Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
115-d2t04 – Not Fade Away ->
116-d2t05 – Turn on Your Lovelight

notes:
This is remaster of shnid 17182
I decided to track it a little differently to the original seed

SIRMick
July 2005

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (03/20/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970-03-20-Capitol-Theatre

The Grateful Dead
March 20, 1970B
Capitol Theater,
Port Chester, NY
gd70-03-032.14287.sbd.hamilton.sbeok.flac16

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Setlist–

-Electric–
Intro *
Casey Jones. *
Me & My Uncle. *
China Cat Sunflower -> *
I Know You Rider
Hard to Handle

–Acoustic–
Deep Elem Blues
Friend of the Devil
Don’t Ease Me In >
Black Peter//
//Uncle John’s Band
Katie Mae

–Electric–
Good Lovin’ ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away ->
Drums ->
Good Lovin’
Viola Lee Blues
High Time
Turn On Your Lovelight
Applause
We Bid You Goodnight

–disc 1 total time–73:32–
–disc 2 total time–49:49–

*Missing from source 2

Source 1
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shind: 14287
Sources and lineages:
Intro and first 50 seconds of Casey Jones from
Unknown Generation Audience Source
The Rest of Casey Jones through IKYR is 2nd generation
audience cassette > ZA2 > CD
Hard to Handle to the end is SBD > MR > PCM > ZA2 > CD
Mastered by David Hollister

Extracted (EAC) and shn-encoded by G.S. Hamilton
Thanks to Brian Voelz for providing this copy!

Source 2
This is a tagged version of shnid: 99182

SBD MR > ? > R @ 7.5 ips > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC

— mastered to CD by Matt Smith —

Transfer info.:
AKAI GX 625 > Apogee Mini Me(24/96) >Apogee MiniDac
(monitoring/mastering) > Wavelab 5.0(dithered to 16/44 via Apogee)
> CD > EAC > WAV (TLH confirms no sbes) > FLAC (TLH)

notes:
here’s another sweet source from the Will Boswell collection.
give thanks and praise to Matt Smith for this great transfer.
huge thanks guys!!!

comments:
-This is an upgrade to the circulating sbd portion of this show.
-While no audience source circulates, shnid=14287 has the missing
songs patched with a couple of good audience sources.
-There is a period of inactivity after Katie Mae concludes, but
it doesn’t appear the band actually left the stage for an
formal setbreak.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead & The New Riders of the Purple Sage – Port Chester, NY (06/24/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970

The Grateful Dead and The New Riders of the Purple Sage
June 24th 1970 Early & Late
Capitol Theatre,
Port Chester N.Y

Download: FLAC/MP3

I have also posted the New Riders shows, shnid 25866, here.

This is a combined & tagged version of shnidS: 23062 + 32710 + 100223
Primary Source shnid: 23062
Supplies the entire show except what is noted below.

Ken & Judy Lee Proudly Present
The Port Chester Resurrection Project
GD-NRPS1970-6-24PCRP#005.flacf

Source 2 shnid: 32710
Supplies all of the Dead’s Early Electric set

recorded by J.Cooper: Hitachi trq-222 stereo casstte recoder
using 2 hitachi mics and a 120 minute tape.
Transferred by Coopernicus March 2006:
Sony tcd5pro2>dbx223> Sonyrcdw500c MC>EQ>CDR>EAC>FLAC

Source 3 shnid: 100223
Supplies the Dead’s Late acoustic set

Source:
Audience master > ?? > Reel(Mono, Scotch 7″ reel @ 3&3/4ips) >
Alesis Masterlink ML-9600 > CDR > EAC(secure, offset corrected) >
Cool Edit Pro > TLH > FLAC16

Analog to Digital by Bill Gadsden, April 2009

Notes:
– Aud taper and equipment unknown.
– Some level adjustments were made.
– New Riders tracks were speed corrected +0.8%.
– Cool Edit Pro was used to perform all edits.
– Encoded to FLAC level 8 via Trader’s Little Helper.
– Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with pitch correction.

–EarlyShow–
-Dead Acoustic-
101-D1T01 – Direwolf
102-D1T02 – Dont Ease Me In
103-D1T03 – Attics of My Life
104-D1T04 – Friend of the Devil
105-D1T05 – 83968
106-D1T06 – Candyman
107-D1T07 – Uncle John’s Band

-NRPS-
201-D1T08 – Introduction
202-D1T09 – Working Man’s Blues
203-D1T10 – Watcha Gonna Do
204-D1T11 – Live & Let Live
205-D1T12 – If You Hear Me
206-D1T13 – Henry
207-D1T14 – Portland Woman
208-D1T15 – Dirty Business
209-D2T01 – Truck Drivin Man
210-D2T02 – Last Lonely Eagle
211-D2T03 – Honkey Tonk Women

-Dead Electric- from shind:32710
301-D2T04 – Introduction -> Casey Jones ->
302-D2T05 – Black Peter
303-D2T06 – Good Lovin
304-D2T07 – Mama Tried ->
305-D2t08 – Pigsnort
306-D2T09 – High Time
307-D2T10 – Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums ->
308-D2T11 – The Other One -> Cryptical Reprise
309-D2T12 – Cosmic Charlie//-> Begin New Minglewood Blues ->
310-D2T13 – New Minglewood Blues

–Late Show–
-Dead Acoustic- from shnid:100223
*D3T01- Introduction
402-D3T02 – Big Railrosd Blues//
403-D3T03 – Deep Elem Blues//
*D3T04- The Rub
*D3T05- Silver Threads & Golden Needles
406-D3T06 – Friend of the Devil//
407-D3T07 – Candyman
408-D3T08 – Cumberland Blues//
409-D3T09 – //Cold Jordan

(missing*)

-NRPS-
501-D3T11 – Introduction
502-D3T12 – Six Days On The Road
503-D3T13 – Superman
504-D4T01 – I Don’t Know You
505-D4T02 – Together Again
506-D4T03 – Fair Chance To Know
507-D4T04 – Portland Woman
508-D4T05 – Garden Of Eden
509-D4T06 – Henry
510-D4T07 – All I Ever Wanted
511-D4T08 – Delia
512-D4T09 – Louisiana Lady
513-D4T10 – Honkey Tonk Women

-Dead Electric-
601-D4T11 – Introduction
602-D4T12 – Not Fade Away
603-D4T13 – Easy Wind
604-D5T01 – Me & My Uncle
605-D5T02 – Mickey’s Gong
606-D5T03 – Dark Star
607-D5T04 – Attics of My Life
608-D5T05 – Dark Star
609-D5T06 – Sugar Magnolia
610-D5T07 – Dark Star
611-D5T08 – St. Stephen
612-D5T09 – China Cat Sunflower ->
613-D5T10 – I Know You Rider
614-D5T11 – Uncle John’s Band
615-D5T12 – Exit Music
616-D5T13 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Combination notes:
This is a classic show that deserves to be heard in its entirity.
By combining the 3 sources we come close. The late acoustic set is still
incomplete and chopped rather badly, but at this point nothing better
circulates. This is one of those shows that needs to find a home in
every Dead Head’s collection.

The Lee tape (shnid:23062) is the most complete and has the highest
sound quality of all circulating sources. I used all of this source
and combined it with the noted portions of the other two sources.

It was necessary to renumber the tracks of the two secondary sources.
Fortunately The Port Chester Resotration Project folks left space
in their tracking for the missing songs so that added tracks fit right in.
The renumbering may present a mild annoyance to those who wish to match up
ffp checksums to those stored in the data base.

Tagging notes:
Show information is embedded within the header of each flac file.
It will display on any player capable of directly playing flac
files. If converted to wav during processing, all tags will be
stripped, however audio data will remain unaffected. If you must
transcode to a lossy format, do so directly Flac > Lossy.
Use ffp to validate audio integrity.
Md5 values will change if tagging is altered.
B. Proctor 11-23-09

notes for shnid: 23062
This is the best sounding yet from the Ken & Judy Lee collection.
The late show has long been regarded as one the Dead’s finest, and to
hear it, in what is up till now the cleanest source available, is truly
awesome. There are four TDK 120 cassettes from this night, however we
have only three. Tape 1, 3 and 4. Tape 2 is missing. We will have to
fill in the puzzle as the pieces emerge. And this poses a problem. We
naturally want to bring you the complete show, but we have no idea when
the missing piece will be found, so it was decided to release what we
have. I included a text file for the missing sets in the torrent for the
sake of continuity. This will have to do until the last tape is found.
Noise Reduction was applied to the acoustic Dead set only. Some
deterioration on the master tape during 83968 (D1T05), and some other
small glitches, none of which should detract from enjoying this show.

The original audience master cassette was recorded on a Sony TC124 with
unknown Sony dynamic mics, spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony,
by Ken & Judy Lee,. The cassette was baked, processed and transfered via
Tascam 122 MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR) by John Jay
Hance. Noise Reduction by Peter G. Audio extraction via Peak 3.2.1 on a
G4 Titanium Powerbook, Flac’d with xACT V 1.2 and seeded by BoldCaptain
via BitTorrent 3.2.2a.

It was a night that was filled with magic. The kind of night that legends
are made of. All of the elements were in place. The band was on, the
crowd was on, the energy was on, the tape was on. The X factor at a high.
Disc 1 opens with the Grateful Dead acoustic. This set has circulated
only as a fragment, a few songs that Mark Cohen, Judy’s brother and Ken’s
brother-in-law, had tacked on as filler to 4-4-71, sometime in 1976.
Though short, only 30 minutes, it set the mood for the night. The New
Riders of the Purple Sage take the stage as the sun is setting… No
ordinary evening, indeed. There is an electric set of the grateful dead
still to come, and thats only the early show. Unfortunately this electric
set has yet to be uncovered, along with the acoustic set from the late
show. The rest of the show is here, and what a show it is. There is
endless banter from the band, as they seem to REALLY be enjoying
themselves.The New Riders open the third disc with their second set for
the night. Garcia on pedal steel here, as well as the early show, and he
really shines. But the electric set from the Dead is the real payoff.
Open Not Fade Away, slow segue into Easy Wind, broken string banter into
Me & My Uncle. “Mickey needs to get his gong together, where gonna do
Dark Star..” What an understatement ! Dark Star into the second Attics
of the evening, back into Dark Star, into Sugar Magnolia, back into
Dark Star, St. Steven into China Cat – I Know You Rider. The crowd reels
in applause as the band exits the stage. They return for the encore, and
you can tell there is no hurry as they ease into Uncle Johns Band.
He’s come to take his children home…
But his children don’t want to leave. And they roar as the house lights
come up, and Joan Baez plays thru the PA. Judy Lee recalls, “There was
this energy in the air. We were all stunned at what we had just witnessed.
The lights were on. Everyone was standing, clapping, stomping and
yelling. Nobody was leaving. I looked at Ken, we knew it wasn’t over.
So I flipped the tape.” Several minutes of crowd chanting to the exit
music, turns into an eruption as the band, with members of the New Riders
re-emerge on the stage with acoustic guitars. The crowd quiets as they
tune and respectfully offer a prayer of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. And
with that, they sent the disciples into the early morning…

To this Rob Berger adds:
Make no mistake about it, these NRPS sets are not those of an opening
act. The Riders in June of 1970 were not an offshoot of the Grateful
Dead, but rather a thread in the fabric of the trip. I think their music
speaks for itself on these recordings. I was fortunate to have grown up
in a neighboring town of Port Chester and the Howard Stein era concerts
at the Capitol Theatre were actually not legendary, but rather more of
a rock n roll rumor by the late 70’s. Unlike Bill Graham’s fabled
Fillmore East a mere 35 minutes away, a gig at Port Chester’s Capitol
Theatre was considered a fill-in date. Not high profile by any means.
But, as anyone who has seen a show at the Capitol at any point in time
can attest to, that room generates an energy that is truly charged and
special. Very East Coast. Rowdy, but attentive and knowledgeable. Shows
at the Capitol were all marked by a freedom of the artist to let loose
and take chances without being scrutinized by the New York City press
and jaded big city audience. Most groups really seemed to thrive off
the boisterous enthusiasm of the crowd. Between 1988 -1997 I was lucky
enough to have made a living promoting shows at, and managing the
Capitol Theatre. It blew my mind that the shows we were putting on were
so reminiscent of those tapes I remember. So full of energy and abandon.
In May of 1990 we hosted John Dawson and his Riders at the still standing
Capitol. Backstage over a corn cob pipe, Marmaduke shared with stage
manager Dave – O and me a wonderful story of how Howard Stein painted the
stage purple for their first gig there in that warm June of 1970 and how
the cops were ready for the Dead to come to town after they freely gave
out acid at their recent March gigs there. Enjoy the music, the memories,
and thank you Ken, Judy, John Jay, and all those who make the music go
round.

Ken & Judy Lee present the Port Chester Resurrection Project as a loving
tribute to Mark Cohen. A brother and friend to many in the community,
his spirit lives on through the music.

notes for shnid: 100223
Background Notes:
In 1973 Bill Gadsden acquired several reels belonging to Buddy Miller,
among them were the three reels comprising the complete 9/20/70
Fillmore East show. which Bill digitized and circulated in 2000.
The ‘A’ side of this particular reel contains the portion of 9/20/70
from Big Boy Pete to the “undamaged” portion of Caution. The ‘B’ side
has an audience recording of a portion of Cold Rain and Snow through the
end of the 2/11/70 Late Show in the left channel and portions of 6/24/70
Late Show in the right channel. Bill remembers listening to 2/11/70 and
possibly 6/24/70 back in 1973 when compiling the complete 9/20/70 show,
but the reels remained shelved for over 30 years, until recently. It is
altogether possible that Buddy Miller taped the shows using his reel to
reel deck that took 5″ reels, but he does not remember. Until such time
as more details arise, the taper remains unknown. During the analog to
digital conversion, the single channel recording was dubbed, making it a
two channel mono recording.

– Chuck Reynolds, May 2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (03/21/70)

Grateful Dead - Port Chester - 1970 gd70-03-21-Capitol-Theatre

Grateful Dead
3/21/70
Capitol Theater
Port Chester, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 5315
gd70-03-21.5315.aud-early.sbeok.flac16

Source: AUD
Lineage: Aud > cassette x 2 > CD, mics balcony center 15′ spread
This is from the Usher Tree; for further source info,
the notes from that tree are appended following the track list.

–Early Show–
101-d1t01 – Walkin’ the Dog
102-d1t02 – Me & My Uncle
103-d1t03 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy
104-d1t04 – Interlude
105-d1t05 – Good Lovin’ ->
106-d1t06 – Drums ->
107-d1t07 – Good Lovin’
108-d1t08 – Interlude
109-d1t09 – Dire Wolf
110-d1t10 – Big Boss Man
111-d1t11 – Interlude
112-d1t12 – He Was a Friend of Mine ->
113-d1t13 – Viola Lee Blues -> The Eleven ->
114-d1t14 – Cumberland Blues

D1t13 (Viola Lee Blues): analog tape distortion

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (11/08/70)

grateful dead portchester 1970

New Riders of The Purple Sage
Grateful Dead
Capitol, Theatre , Port Chester NY
November 8, 1970

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One – Acoustic Set –
01) Tuning
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
08) Ripple
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John’s Band

Disc Two – NRPS –
01) Tuning
02) Six Days On The Road
03) Superman
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
09) Cecilia
10) Truck Drivin’ Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women

Disc Three – Electric Dead –
01) Tuning
02) Morning Dew
03) Me And My Uncle
04) Mystery Train (Only time played)
05)>My Babe (Only time played)
06) Around And Around (First time played)
07) New Orleans
08)>Searchin’
09) It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones

Disc Four – Electric Dead –
01) Truckin’
02)>Dark Star (First verse only)
03)>The Main Ten (Final time played)
04)>Dancin’ In The Streets
05)>Not Fade Away
06)>Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad
07)>Not Fade Away
08)>Drums
09)>Good Lovin’
10)>Drums
11)>Good Lovin’

Source 1: 26975

From the original uploader:

Ken & Judy Lee Proudly Present:
The Port Chester Resurrection Project

PCRP#007NRPS-GD1970-11-8.shnf.torrent

This is a very special release from Ken and Judy Lee. It serves as a commemoration of Mark Cohen’s 2nd anniversary in heaven. Mark was a great friend, and a big part of the Dead community. And it is to him that this project is dedicated, and to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude. If not for Mark’s love of music, and love of this band in particular, we would never have known about the Lees’ Port Chester archive. Aside from a few other
brave souls known to have taped shows at this fantastic venue, Ken and Judy’s work from the Capitol Theatre stands as the ultimate body of documentation. And if not for Mark’s insistence that these shows be “liberated”, much of what has previously circulated would never have been heard, and this show was one of his favorites.

This show is a keystone of the Grateful Dead, one of those shows that really gives you pause and makes you wonder. A show of firsts and lasts, when it was all said and done, it had laid to rest some old lexicons, and created a new set of criteria by which the band would be judged. This was truly one of the legendary Grateful Dead shows. The Dead had a way of continually redefining themselves in performance, and this show buries the sixties and propels them into the seventies (much like the benchmark show at Lewiston, Maine 9-6-80 redefined them for the Eighties).

This is the last official acoustic set of the 70’s. ( Other than, or But for one Besides an) improptu set in 1978, most of the songs performed acoustically would not see the light of day again untill the fall of 1980, when they were showcased at the 10 night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, and 8 nights at NY’s Radio City Music Hall. The final “Operator”, and “Wake Up Little Suzie”, Mystery Train > My Babe (only time played), New Orleans > Searchin’, Main Ten (last time played), all standout in this performance, and then like a dream, are gone. Around and Around (first time played), and a long stretch before you hear “Baby Blue” again. This release also includes the complete New Riders set, known to circulate only as a fragment.

Source 2:
This combined, flac encoded & tagged version of shnids: 28609 + 94500

gd70-11-08.28609+94500.aud.lee-weiner-rbbert.flac16

**audience recording**

AudMC > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN

Note for shnid=28609:
This is a patched fix for the most recent upgrade of this show,
put into circulation by The Port Chester Resurrection Project
(http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=26975).

Re-editing by – Noah Weiner (Dec 2004 – March, 2005)

AudMC cuts patched via crossfade with alt version:
http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=23474

-I Know You Rider (patch covers cut 03:52 – 04:45)
-It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (patch covers cut 03:03 – 03:07)
-Truckin’ (patch covers cut 05:56 – 05:58)
-Dancin’ in the Streets (patch covers cut 06:17 – 06:37)

All track ID’s that needed adjustment got it.

MD5’s are separated out by band. Please note such that the files
named as gd1970-11-08d3 are actually Disc 4 of this entire set.

Technical Notes (from shnid=26975):
The original audience master cassettes (4 Ampex C361-90) were recorded
on a Sony TC124 with unknown dynamic mics, spread approx. 25-30 ft.
across the balcony, by Ken & Judy Lee,. The cassette tape was baked
and re-shelled, then transfered via Tascam 122 MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 >
Tascam DA30-II (DAT) > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR) by John Jay Hance. Editing
by Peter G. via Soundforge. No noise reduction was applied. Audio
extraction and further editing via Peak 4.0, compressed to .shn with xACT
1.3, and seeded by BoldCaptain via Azureus 2.1. Tape flutter in Baby Blue,
and in Truckin’. Tape flip in Dancin’ In The Streets was was seemlessly
pieced together.

Remastering of shnid 28609 – disc 3
Using Adobe Audition,
-I repitched tracks 6-12 to match the rest of the show,
-I severely attenuated (by about 35 dB) the horrible booming resonance
centered at about 215 Hz, most objectionable during Good Lovin’.
-I moved the track marker for the beginning of NFA to match more closely
the change of source tape.

Only tracks 5-12 are different from 28609
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-11-08.aud.weiner.28609.sbeok.shnf
http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=28609

Combination notes:
rbbert released shnid=94500 containing only the disc 3 tracks.
I dropped these tracks into shnid=28609 to replace the original tracks.

Tracking notes not having anything to do with the disc 3 upgrade:
This source came to me with duplicate files for disc 3. They were numbered
differently, so I checked st5 text and visually verified all trakcs were
in fact exact duplicates. I then deleted the additional files. This
situation was at some point prior corrected in the database.

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