Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Diego, CA (12/01/73)

Van Morrison 1973 San Diego FRONT

Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra
Sports Arena
San Diego, CA
December 1, 1973
JF Archive Series Vol. 22 via JEMS

Download: FLAC/MP3

Taper: JF

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphones (mono)

JEMS 2016 Transfer: master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX6 > iZotope Ozone 6 > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

01 Instrumental
02 Instrumental
03 Moondance prelude (instrumental) > Van Intro
04 Come Running
05 Ainít Nothiní You Can Do
06 Warm Love
07 Into The Mystic
08 Iíve Been Working
09 I Just Want To Make Love To You
10 Here Comes The Night
11 Hard Times
12 I Believe To My Soul
13 Help Me
14 Boogie Chillení
15 Domino
16 Caravan
17 Gloria
18 Brown Eyed Girl

Known Faults:
– Hard Times: end cut
-I Believe To My Soul: start cut
-Gloria: start slightly cut

Sid Page – violin
Jack Schroer – saxophone
Bill Atwood – trumpet
Bill Bridges – guitar
David Hayes – bass
David Shaw – drums
James Trumbo – piano, organ

JEMS is thrilled to return to the JF Archive series, presenting another one of the nine Van Morrison performances recorded in and around Southern California circa 1973-74. For further details and backstory on JF, his tapes and the extraordinary lost Van performances from 1975 that started the series, please refer to the notes in Vol. Three:


Unlike the initial Lost California tapes, JFís 1973-74 recordings have long been in circulation among collectors. However, this series marks the first-ever digitization and dissemination directly from JFís cassette masters. The recordings were made with low-end equipment but yielded surprisingly listenable results.

The San Diego show is yet another significant performance and recording and happens to be one of JFís favorites as youíre about to read.

JF writes:
The next night after San Bernardino, Van traveled down to San Diego and we followed him. This was a period when he was really playing a lot in California. He said it perfectly in “I’ve Been Working” (recorded well before these shows, of course):

I been up the thruway,
Down the thruway
Up the thruway, down the thruway
Up the thruway, down, up down, back
Up again

There may never have been a greater time or place for Van fans. In particular, this San Diego show has always been one of my favorite memories. Likely still smarting over the horrible sound system and PA issues the night before in San Bernardino, at one point this night Van seemed to lose interest. He just up and walked off the stage, leaving the band to jam in his absence. In real time, it seemed like he left for 20 minutes, although of course it was shorter than that. But still, Iím pretty sure I remember one of the musicians leaving the stage, too, after awhile, presumably in an effort to get Van to come back out. Which he did eventually and carried on in great form.

The San Diego incident, along with another I witnessed at a concert in Anaheim nearly a year later (11/16/74, coming up later in our series), give me license to have my say about a lot of nonsense that has been written over the years about Vanís temperament and the so-called ìunevenî quality of his performances. Van may not do what you expect him to do. He may not do what anybody else does. He may do exactly what young performers are taught NOT to do in schools and conservatories. But he always engages his muse, no matter how rough or how unorthodox his method may be. That is what I love Van Morrison for.


San Diego repeats the same set list as San Bernardino save for one major change, the last known performance of Ray Charlesí “Hard Times” until its momentary resurrection for two appearances in Leipzig in 2002. The song debuted at the Shrine shows earlier in the month. This is also the second to last performance ever of John Lee Hookerís ìBoogie Chilleníî (or as some call it, ìHarmonica Boogie Chilleníî). Van would play it in Montreux the following year then never again.

Despite taking place in a large sports arena, the sound quality is much improved. In fact, given JFís gear and the venue, it is a pretty impressive capture for 1973. A bit distant, but rich and clear with little-to-no audience interference. Samples provided.

Like the preceding shows, Van is mixing recent material, covers and classics. The show begins with two unknown instrumental numbers (if you can identify the tunes, please do let us know) which lead to an instrumental ìMoondanceî intro before someones say, ìAnd now ladies and gentleman, here is Van Morrison,î at which point ìMoondanceî stops and the band immediately launches into ìCome Running.î

ìCome Runningî sets the pace for a lively and largely up-tempo set. As at all the late í73 shows, Van again dips heavily into blues and R&B covers, including ìAinít Nothiní You Can Do,î made famous by Bobby ìBlueî Bland and penned by Don Robey and Joe Scott; the aforementioned ìBoogie Chilleníî and ìHard Timesî; along with Willie Dixonís ìI Just Want To Make Love To You.î The rest of the show is loaded with crowd-pleasing material, including ìInto the Mystic,î ìDomino,î ìCaravan,î ìCypress Avenue,î ìHere Comes The Nightî and ìGloria.î

Once again, our gratitude goes to JF, who reached out on DIME (you should be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes for over 20 years, 6000 miles away from where he lives today. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too. We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors who helped get JFís masters back in his control. JF was also kind enough to include scans of his ticket stubs for this show which are included in the artwork.

We want to acknowledge the value and work of http://ivan.vanomatic.de, the definitive Van Morrison setlist archive on the web. It has been a constant reference tool for this entire series. Of course kudos as well to mjk5510, who continues his essential role as JEMSí post-production and quality-control supervisor. He is as much a part of JEMS at this point as I am.


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Diego, CA (08/05/70)

Grateful Dead - San Diego - 1970-08-05-Golden-Hall

Grateful Dead
Golden Hall
San Diego, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17271
MSR > Reel > PCM > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN

–Set 1 Acoustic-
101-d1t01 – //Candyman [6:57.72]
102-d1t02 – El Paso [5:49.68]
103-d1t03 – Rosalie McFall [3:33.05]
104-d1t04 – Tell It To Me [2:41.47]
105-d1t05 – Drink Up and Go Home [3:04.19]
106-d1t06 – A Voice From On High [3:02.63]
107-d1t07 – Cold Jordan [2:30.62]
108-d1t08 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:10.55]

–Set 2 Acoustic–
201-d1t09 – Deep Elem Blues [5:36.36]
202-d1t10 – Dark Hollow [3:18.03]
203-d1t11 – Friend of the Devil [3:58.51]
204-d1t12 – Mama Tried [2:53.40]
205-d1t13 – To Lay Me Down [6:28.18]
206-d1t14 – Dire Wolf [3:17.28]
206-d1t15 – Ballad of Casey Jones [5:21.56]

–total time–61:45—

– According to Andy Lemieux, “the old version, which was
often mislabelled MSR>DAT, was actually MSR>Cass. x 3>DAT>CDR.
This new copy is a significant upgrade over that version.”
– t01 Candyman cuts in
– t11 FOTD unfixable drop @ 1:55, common to this lineage, was
patched over from the old source using Sound Forge Studio 6.0.

EAC > SHN by Joe Jupille. Thanks to Andy Lemieux for the source discs!

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project, May 2003.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – San Diego, CA (11/26/80)

Bob Dylan - San Diego 1980_1126

Bob Dylan
Golden Hall
San Diego, Ca

Download: FLAC/MP3

LB-3668, (71min+59min), from lk fall 80 set; has strong hiss band except on last two songs; otherwise looks like same recording source throughout but has the obvious patch at d1t3 1:20 where quality improves;; this is same rercording as LB-476 based on similar cuts except this one sounds more muffled on vocals; the majority of this is below 7k except for the hiss band and noise and a little that gets up to 14k while LB-476 goes up to 12k strongly and then a little up to 14k followed by more noise which comes off as more hiss but has more easily heard vocals with more natural sound;; the first 2 and half songs are of quality between LB-3419 and LB-3418 (did not listen to all of this)

analog drop d1t13 4:03

1 Gotta Serve Somebody
2 I Believe In You
3 Like A Rolling Stone
4 Right 5 Man GaveNames To All The Animals
6 Simple Twist Of Fate
7 We Just Disagree
8 All AlongThe Watchtower
9 A Couple More Years
10 Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell
11 Girl From TheNorth Country
12 Slow Train
13 Walk Around Heaven All Day
14 Abraham, Martin And John
15 Rise Again
16 Let’sKeep It Between Us

1 Mary From The Wild Moor
2 Solid Rock
3 Just Like A Woman
4 Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
5 The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar
6 What Can I Do For You?
7 When You Gonna Wake Up
8 In The Garden
9 Blowin’ InThe Wind
10 City Of Gold
11 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (acoustic)
12 A HardRain’s A-Gonna Fall

Please retain this info file and its LB number as a marker for this lossless set
and if you spread it please list it in the description to avoid others getting duplicates

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Diego, CA (01/07/78)

grateful dead - san diego - 1978

Grateful Dead
Golden Hall Community Concourse,
San Diego CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version shnid: 17806
patched with: AUD>?>CD>EAC>SHN

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – New Minglewood Blues (5:28)
102-d1t02 – tuning (2:05)
103-d1t03 – Cassidy (6:13)
104-d1t04 – Sunrise (4:09)
105-d1t05 – tuning (1:40)
106-d1t06 – Passenger (4:57)
107-d1t07 – tuning (2:20)
108-d1t08 – Mexicali Blues -> (3:35)
109-d1t09 – Me & My Uncle (3:09)
110-d1t10 – tuning (2:52)
111-d1t11 – Looks Like Rain (9:47)
112-d1t12 – El Paso -> (4:35)
113-d1t13 – Let It Grow -> (13:27)
114-d1t14 – The Promised Land (4:42)

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – tuning (3:31)
202-d2t02 – Jack Straw (7:11)
203-d2t03 – tuning (3:17)
204-d2t04 – Dancin’ in the Streets -> (23:45)
205-d2t05 – Samson & Delilah (9:21)
206-d3t01 – Playing in the Band -> (10:31)
207-d3t02 – Drums -> (6:16)
208-d3t03 – Not Fade Away -> (15:53)
209-d3t04 – Around & Around (9:54)

210-d3t05 – One More Saturday Night (4:54)

–disc 1 total time–(69:07)–
–disc 2 total time–(47:07)–
–disc 3 total time–(47:31)–

Aud patches:
–first few seconds of Minglewood
–dropout @ 2:01 in Minglewood
–the final two minutes of OMSN

–the SBD recording was sourced from the previous SHN seed by Scott Clugston.
The clips in Minglewood & OMSN were patched with an audience recording and some
other minor edits were made using Sound Forge

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002
final edits/encoding by JCotsman

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Diego, CA (01/08/78)

Grateful Dead - gd78-01-08-Golden

Grateful Dead
Sunday, January 8, 1978
Golden Hall – Convention and Performing Arts Center
San Diego, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 14670


note: Jerry had laryngitis on this night and therefore
he did not sing.

EAC, SHN and cross fades by Noah Weiner – November, 2002

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – tuning
102-d1t02 – Jack Straw
103-d1t03 – Mama Tried ->
104-d1t04 – Big River
105-d1t05 – Sunrise
106-d1t06 – It’s All Over Now
107-d1t07 – Looks Like Rain*
108-d1t08 – Lazy Lightning ->
109-d1t09 – Supplication

–Set 2–
201-d1t10 – tuning
202-d1t11 – Samson & Delilah
203-d2t01 – Good Lovin’
204-d2t02 – Happy Birthday Uncle Bobo
205-d2t03 – Estimated Prophet ->
206-d2t04 – Drums ->
207-d2t05 – The Other One* ->
208-d2t06 – Truckin’ ->
209-d2t07 – Sugar Magnolia

210-d2t08 – Johnny B Goode

–disc 1 total time–75:55–
–disc 2 total time–72:43–

*d1t07 -cut in SBD cross faded with AUD/3 from 03:29 to 03:54
*d2t05 -cut in SBD cross faded with AUD/3 from 01:00 to 07:12

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – San Diego, CA (05/20/89)


Jerry Garcia Band
San Diego State University
Open Air Theater
San Diego, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Dat -> Cm -> SBM2 -> Sonic Solutions -> CD -> EAC -> SHN
Last 3 Songs Patched w/ Nakamichi 300/CP1 -> Cm -> CD -> Samplitude v7.02 Pro -> SHN
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc SHN)

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 20679

Converted To SHN and Patched By Charlie Miller

Patch provided By Chris Ladner

Set One:
d1t01 – Cats Under The Stars
d1t02 – Mission In The Rain
d1t03 – Forever Young
d1t04 – That’s What Love Will Make You Do
d1t05 – Like A Road
d1t06 – My Sisters And Brothers ->
d1t07 – Deal

Set Two:
d2t01 – I’ll Take A Melody
d2t02 – Mississippi Moon
d2t03 – Think
d2t04 – Evangeline
d2t05 – Gomorrah
d2t06 – Tangled Up In Blue

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Jaclyn LaBranch – backing vocals
Gloria Jones – backing vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Rolling Stones – San Diego, CA (10/17/94) – "Kiss Your Baby"

Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, USA
October 17, 1994

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: Dandelion (DL 085/086) – Released 1999

Quality: Excellent Soundboard, Taken From Video Source.

Lineage: CDR received in a trade -> flac via TLH -> You
[All files checked lossless via EAC – ffp & md5 files included – Artwork included (thanks to rs-covers.com)]


01 Intro
02 Not Fade Away
03 Tumbling Dice
04 You Got Me Rocking
05 Shattered
06 Rocks Off
07 Sparks Will Fly
08 Satisfaction
09 Beast Of Burden
10 Out Of Tears
11 Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Heartbreaker
12 Love Is Strong
13 Itís All Over Now
14 I Go Wild

dISC 2

01 Miss You
02 Band Introduction
03 Honky Tonk Women
04 Before They Make Me Run
05 The Worst
06 Intro
07 Sympathy For The Devil
08 Monkey Man
09 Street Fighting Man
10 Start Me Up
11 Itís Only RockíNíRoll
12 Brown Sugar
13 Jumping Jack Flash

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Diego, CA (10/06/10)

Van Morrison - San Diego - 2010

Van Morrison
San Diego, California
Civic Theatre
October 6, 2010

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1
01-Baby Please Don’t Go
02-Here Comes The Night
03-Brown Eyed Girl
04-Fair Play
05-Keep Mediocrity At Bay
06-Little Village
07-Foreign Window
08-Keep It Simple
09-End Of The Land
10-Precious Time
11-Philosopher’s Stone

Disc 2
01-That’s Entrainment
02-Moondance-My Funny Valentine
03-Celtic Excavation-Into The Mystic
04-And It Stoned Me
06-It’s All In The Game
07-Help Me

Once again there is no source information. Definitely audience recording. It sounds pretty good except for a couple of people very near the microphone who have a tendency to be chatty. At one point in the first song you can actually hear the taper scolding them for talking too much, which is pretty funny.

Bootleg Bonanza: Sheryl Crow – As the Crow Flies


(Capricorn Records PF 900)

Download: MP3@320

Original silver CD -> EAC -> WAV -> FLAC Frontend (Level 6) -> FLAC -> DIME>MP3@320

Los Angeles December 10, 1994 (excellent stereo soundboard quality)

1. Love Is A Good Thing
2. Leaving Las Vegas
3. The Na Na Song
4. All I Want To Do

San Diego November 1994 (very good audience quality)

5. Can’t Cry Anymore
6. Reach Around Jerk
7. Love Is A Good Thing
8. Solidify
9. The Na-Na Song
10. Strong Enough
11. Leaving Las Vegas
12. All I Want To Do
13. I Shall Believe

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Grateful Dead – San Diego, CA (01/10/70)


Grateful Dead
January 10, 1970
Golden Hall – San Diego Community Concourse
San Diego, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 127228

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Reel (Maxell UD 35 @7.5ips)

Transfer Info:
Reel (Akai GX636) -> Apogee Mini-Me (24bit/96k) -> Apogee Mini-Dac -> Wavelab 5 -> FLAC/16

Mastering Info:
FLAC/24 -> Adobe Audition CS6 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC/16
(2 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC)

All Mastering By Charlie Miller
February 28, 2014

— Disc change is seamless
— Intro to Casey Jones cut
— Thanks to Sandy Troy for lending me his reels
— Thanks to Matt Smith for transferring the reels
— Thanks to Rob Eaton for helping make this happen
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
— The pitch is not perfect but it’s a lot better

101-d1t01 – Stage Banter/Tuning
102-d1t02 – China Cat Sunflower ->
103-d1t03 – I Know You Rider
104-d1t04 – Me And My Uncle
105-d1t05 – Dire Wolf
106-d1t06 – Hard To Handle
107-d1t07 – Casey Jones
108-d1t08 – Mason’s Children ->
109-d1t09 – Black Peter
110-d1t10 – Good Lovin’
111-d1t11 – Cold Rain And Snow
112-d2t01 – Turn On Your Lovelight
113-d2t02 – Announcements