Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (01/25/73)

jerry garcia - merl saunders photo

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Boarding House
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Early Show

That’s The Touch I Like
Save Mother Earth Instrumental ->
Summertime Instrumental
Mystery Train
Down Around Biloxi
Second That Emotion

Late Show

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Soul Roach
Go Climb a Mountain
That’s Alright Mama
The System ->
Georgia on My Mind
When I Paint My Masterpiece
It’s a Sin
How Sweet It Is

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders – keyboards
John Kahn – bass
Bill Vitt – drums
Sarah Fulcher – vocals

Source 1:

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 7670


Slightly re-tracked using WavMerge and CDWave,
.shn encoding using mkwACT, and proper sector
boundaries verified using shntool.

A variety of mostly harmless light snaps, crackles, and pops
d1t02 Save Mother Earth two ticks @ 0:01
d1t02 lots of static and crackles through ca. 3:00
d1t05 Biloxi static buzz @ 1:00
d2t04 static throughout, rarely heavy
d3t01 System cut/splice @ 1:35
d3t04 It’s a Sin cut/splice @ track 3:02

Source 2:
Late Show Only (also missing How Sweet It Is)
This is a tagged version of shnid: 136776

Source: soundboard > Master Reel > Dat(48k)

Recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson


– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– Various artifacts such as clicks, pops and crackle have been removed.
– A few small level adjustments and some minor repairs have been made.
– The only other circulating source for this show has both cassette and cdr gens in it.
It also seems that the channels became swapped over time.
– The other source has a cut in “The System” of approximately 1:37 starting around 1:36, this source does not.
– The other source has a cut in “It’s A Sin” of approximately 39 seconds from about 3:03, this source does not.
However, this source has the last 2:25 or so missing.
– Both Garcia’s guitar and Sarah’s vocals move around in the mix from time to time. *
– During the tuning breaks music can be heard playing, presumably bleeding through from a bar or something similar.
– All tracks have been tagged.

There is a very interesting article about the history of the venue here http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/boarding-house-960-bush-st-san.html

Thank You Jerry Garcia, you will always be in our hearts.

edited and mastered

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (01/24/73)

jerry garcia - merl saunders

The Boarding House
San Francisco CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 100216

Disc One (47:19)

— Early Show —
01 High Heel Sneakers
02 I Was Made to Love Her
03 Who’s Loving You Now?
04 Honey Chile

Disc Two (78:20)

01 tuning
02 Are You Lonely for Me, Baby? >
03 Jam >
04 Like a Road
05 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
— Late Show —
06 Expressway to Your Heart
07 Find a Rainbow

Disc Three (61:58)

01 After Midnight
02 Georgia on My Mind
03 Money Honey
04 Go Climb a Mountain
05 How Sweet It Is

Source: MSR > ? > DAT.

Transfer: DAT > Sony D10P > Coax SPDIF > Audiophile-2496 >
Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644.

Source note: This 1996 DAT improves on the 4492/9783 set.
4492 was found to be mono, and has clipped wav’s thru-out.
9783 appears to have been compressed, and L&R are flipped.
This source combines early & late shows into one file-set.

Patches were added to repair problems with the DAT source:
– High Heel Sneakers; 5:22, 6:13, 8:35, from ID-4492.
– I Was Made to Love Her; 0:52, 1:57, from ID-4492.
– Honey Chile; 9:20 > 10:11, from ID-4492.
– Like a Road; 10:11 > 10:50, from ID-4492.
– After Midnight; 3:19 > 3:54, from ID-9783.
– Go Climb a Mountain; 10:05 > 11:15, from ID-9783.

There are numerous small snap-crackle-n-pop events thru-out
the recording; fixed major pops with Wavelab, and left most
as-is, as these seem to be present on the MSR. Several cuts
at start of Dixie, 0:07 > 0:14, 0:30, and 0:39. Pops around
those cleaned-up and blank spots left as-is. Some sub-second
digi-zaps patched over with an alternate DAT source. Thanks
to Cbass for assistance with this project. Andrew F. 07/2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – San Francisco, CA (09/23/71)

New Riders of the Purple Sage - 1970-4-28-70-6

Thursday, September 23, 1971
The Harding Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 18063

Recorded by Randy Davis, mic and deck unknown.
First set was recorded at the stage, second set back some rows.
There were only 20 to 30 people in the audience.

A > D by Noah Weiner (noahbw@attbi.com), September 2002

DISC ONE [61:36]
set one:
01 [00:23] tuning
02 [05:02] Working Man Blues
03 [04:46] Superman
04 [04:21] I Don’t Know You
05 [05:07] Swinging Doors
06 [04:01] Rainbow
07 [03:34] Six Days On The Road
08 [06:34] Portland Woman
09 [04:28] Hello, Mary Lou
10 [01:08] audience member song
11 [05:03] Glendale Train
12 [09:02] All I Ever Wanted
13 [03:46] Truck Drivin’ Man
14 [04:21] Henry

DISC TWO [51:24]
set two:
01 [03:44] Sailing
02 [05:24] Fair Chance To Know
03 [05:41] I Don’t Need No Doctor
04 [04:44] Runnin’ Back To You
05 [03:53] Brown Eyed Handsome Man
06 [06:21] The Weight
07 [04:52] Connection
08 [06:51] Last Lonely Eagle
09 [03:59] Louisiana Lady
10 [05:55] Willie And The Hand Jive

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

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Guy Clark – San Francisco, CA (10/30/94)

guy clark

Guy Clark
(with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott)
October 30, 1994
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

— From the √ęTeddy Ballgame√≠ archive —

Source: SBD > Sony TCD-D7
Transfer: DAT Master 16/48 > PCM-R500 > digi coax > Edirol R-44 > USB
Lineage: Reaper 5.1 (Ozone 5 VST: compressor) > CD Wave > TLH > FLAC

This is a 16 bit, 48 khz fileset.

Baton Rouge
Boats To Build
Homegrown Tomatoes
Rita Ballou
Lone Star Hotel
Dublin Blues
Black Diamond Strings
The Cape
Baby Took A Limo To Memphis
Tryin’To Try
Ramblin’Jack And Mahan
Hangin’ Your Life On The Wall (w/ Ramblin’Jack Elliott)/RJE talking
Diamond Joe (RJE)
Buffalo Skinners (RJE)
San Francisco Bay Blues (RJE)
Texas 1947
Like A Coat From The Cold
Stuff That Works
Desperados Waiting For A Train
She Ain’t Going Nowhere
Don’t You Take It Too Bad
Watermelon Dream

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders – San Francisco, CA (05/20/71)

jerry garcia - merl saunders - jg1974-10-13.jpg

Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders
Keystone Korners
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. jam
2. jam
3. jam
4. Blues Instrumental
5. Little Bit of Righteousness
6. Summertime improv

Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders keyboards, vocals
John Kahn bass
Bill Vitt drums

Source 1:

Here’s a fresh transfer by Matt from Will’s reels using his new frontend.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith]

Transfer info:
Revox A77 > Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

This reel was first transferred by Matt in 2008 shinid 93137. It was retransferred in 2009 by GEMS shnid 100855 due in part by the additional research Matt and David Lemiuex did. This transfer using the Bottlehead December 2013.

Remember that the nature of the tube transfer results in much lower gain, but a richer and deeper content. That’s what 11 is for.

Source 2:

24 bit / 96 kHz Raw Transfer. No DSP Applied.

The date has been deduced by David Lemiuex and Matt Smith with some solid research. While we will never know for sure, few would know better.

“Most likely lineage.. MR@ 7 1/2 ips >> Reel(owned by Jerry Garcia) >>
Reel(made and owned by Will Boswell) @ 7 1/2 ips >> 2496 PCM WAV [by Matt Smith] .
There is also a chance Garcia had the master as well so there could be one less gen but we will never know. DL never heard of this before but there are other recordings from other nights. at least the following day(no i do not have it. I WISH)”- MS

Careful listening, 3 basic crossfades and minor adjustments applied by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Sation. I didn’t do a single thing to the sound. I played with a lot of ideas and while each made the sonics better in some ways, this recording just doesnt need anything. Let yer amp do the work on the volume, because this is one special treasure. It’s my all time favorite (non GD) Jerry Garcia Recording and it’s an honor to share this.

this exact reel was transferred and seeded previously as xx/xx/1971 (in 16bit/44.1kHz) at LL and is listed as shnid 93137. The music is the same but this transfer is in 2496 and has no conversions, limiters or dither applied. This is as close to the reel as you can get unless you visit Matt’s House.

a Project **GEMS** August2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – San Francisco, CA (07/02/71)

New Riders of the Purple Sage at Fillmore East, April 27, 1970

Friday, July 2, 1971
Fillmore West – San Francisco, CA
*Closing Of The Fillmore West*

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 28280
FmMR > Reel > CD > EAC > WAV > SHN

A>D by Micheal Parrish
EAC>SHN by Noah Weiner – February, 2005

01 [00:22] tuning & Bill Graham intro
02 [03:49] Workingman’s Blues
03 [04:05] Superman
04 [04:50] I Don’t Know You
05 [04:18] Down In The Boondocks
06 [10:06] Dirty Business
07 [05:34] Glendale Train
08 [05:38] Portland Women
09 [04:32] Henry
10 [04:30] Sailin’
11 [07:16] Last Lonely Eagle
12 [04:15] Louisiana Lady
13 [04:50] Honky Tonk Women
14 [08:04] The Weight

tt [72:09]

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

Note: A version of this show went into circulation in November, 2001
(http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=18458) as part of a
larger set put out by The Archival Group Tree marking the 30 year
anniversary of the closing of the Fillmore West. The lineages of
that set seem a bit suspect to the ear (plenty of hiss and lo-fi
quality for something saying it is from master reels), plus it was
a bit of a hack job in its assembly (large level discrepancies between
sources, SBEs at every track ID, etc..). That version also mentions
four missing songs at the opening. However, this new version provides
the Bill Graham intro running directly into the first song,
“Workingman’s Blues,” with no tape splice. So, this missing song
issue is debatable. This version here is sourced off of different
reels, and while the quality is not *A*, it may be found to be a
more enjoyable version of the show to the ear.

A few of the tracks from this date circulate (SBD) on the official
re-release of the Riders debut LP. The NRPS archivist, Rob
Bleetstein, has given permission for the safe on-line release of this
FM version of those songs (Feb 2005).

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – San Francisco, CA (04/20/92)

VAN MORRISON - 1992-04-20 San Francisco, California

The Soldier Of Fortune Concert
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, California
April 20th, 1992

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: DAUD (approximately 10-12 rows from stage)
Recording: Audio-Technica pin-point mics > Sony D3

Lineage: DAT > Cool Edit Pro > CD > EAC (v0.95pb4, Plextor PX-W4824A, secure mode, correct read/write offsets) > WAV > Traders Little Helper > FLAC (Level 6)

Disc One

01 (fade in) Professional Jealousy
02 The Mystery
03 Some Peace Of Mind
04 Haunts Of Ancient Peace
05 All Saints Day
06 Allow Me/Mama Don’t Allow It
07 So Complicated
08 Sweet Thing
09 My Lagan Love
10 Star Of The County Down
11 Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
12 Foggy Mountain Top
13 It Fills You Up
14 Youth Of 1,000 Summers
15 A Town Called Paradise
16 Did Ye Get Healed?
17 It’s All In The Game/Make It Real One More Time

Disc Two

01 Why Must I Always Explain?
02 I’m Not Feeling It Anymore
03 See Me Through/Soldier Of Fortune
04 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
05 Vanlose Stairway/Trans-Euro Train
06 Enlightenment
07 Cleaning Windows
08 In The Garden/Daring Night

Line Up:
Ronnie Johnson
Nicky Scott
Dave Early
Kate St. John
John Miller
Teena Lyle

Many thanks to The Evil Genius Group for the Source Discs.

UL by FreeMorrison / 2012

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – San Francisco, CA (12/03/77)

Talking Heads - San Francisco 1977 - Sharp Objects

Talking Heads
boot: “Sharp Objects”
December 3, 1977
Old Waldorf Theatre,
San Francisco, CA.

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town
02. … With Our Love
03. The Book I Read
04. Artists Only
05. Stay Hungry
06. The Big Country
07. New Feeling
08. Thank You For Sending Me an Angel
09. Who Is It
10. Psycho Killer
11. No Compassion
12. No compassion (reprise)
13. 1, 2, 3, stoplight

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/31/70)

grateful dead - san francisco 1970-12-31a-Winterland

The Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, Ca.

Download: FLAC/MP3

101-d1t01 – Truckin’
102-d1t02 – The Monkey// & The Engineer – Officially Released on A Night at the Family Dog
103-d1t03 – Cold Rain & Snow
104-d1t04 – Easy Wind >// Big Railroad Blues – Officially Released on The Closing of Winterland
105-d1t05 – Cumberland Blues
106-d1t06 – Dire Wolf
107-d1t07 – Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums -> The Other One//
108-d1t08 – Black Peter
109-d1t09 – //Taper Bust% Sugar Magnolia**
110-d2t01 – //Taper Bust -> China Cat Sunflower ->
111-d2t02 – I Know You Rider
112-d2t03 – Good Lovin’ -> Officially Released on The Closing of Winterland
113-d2t04 – Uncle John’s Band

Aftershow Jam

101-d1t01 – //Johnny B Goode
102-d1t02 – Around & Around
103-d1t03 – Rock Me Baby
104-d1t04 – Not Fade Away
105-d1t05 – I Know You Rider

Filler Promos
106-d1t06 – “Carousel promo – Showbill Chant”
107-d1t07 – “Carousel promo – Letter To Mother”
108-d1t08 – “We’re Sorry We’re Not Playing Portchester Jam”
109-d1t09 – “Aoxomoxoa promo – featuring Dupries Diamond Blues ”
110-d1t10 – “Aoxomoxoa promo – Rate The Record – featurnig what’s Become of the Baby ”
111-d1t11 – “Aoxomoxoa promo – featuring Doin’ That Rag ”

Source 1:
Show Only
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid:7283

Disc 1 Tracks 1-6: FMS (KSAN)>??>Cass>DAT>CDR
Disc 1 Tracks 7-9: SBD MR>Cass>DAT>CDR (Pre-FM GDH)
Disc 2 Tracks 1-2: FMS (KSAN)>??>Cass>DAT>CDR
Disc 2 Tracks 3-4: SBD MR>??>Cass>DAT>CDR

*Source for the KSAN stuff is questionable. It might be the audience taper
that is heard being busted for at least the first part of disc 1. There
is little audience noise throughout, so, it is likely that the KSAN source
is correct, although the degradation of the sound is enough to make one
think that it could be an audience.

** Taper being busted by band was moved by Gans to before Sugar Magnolia,
but, it belongs before China Cat (both are present).

Portions of the show noted as FMS are most likely from an audience recoding.
Deadkists notes the following:

Two separate tapes make up the circulating recordings from this show.
Video of the concert was broadcast by KQED-TV San Francisco with the first
4 songs simulcast on KSAN-FM San Francisco. The circulating tape of these
tunes is the AUD tape; on the circulating tape there is a cut in Monkey
And The Engineer at around 1:00 and Easy Wind breaks off about 3 minutes
before its conclusion. According to DeadBase IX a Me And My Uncle followed
Easy Wind; but if so there is no trace of it on circulating tape. This
tape is actually from the audience tape whose tapers are apprehended
between Sugar Mag and China Cat; it is quite an excellent AUD tape. It
was recorded on Sony ECM-22P mics into a Sony 770 1/4-track reel recorder
at 7.5 ips by the same night crew that did the El Monte ’70 tapes, the
Hollywood Palladium 8/71 AUDs, 7/1/73 — who was that Masked Man?

The other tape in circulation is a pre-broadcast SBD from KQED-TV; it picks
up with Big Railroad Blues. In the pause before Dire Wolf they Tease
Cryptical repeatedly. The Other One goes directly into Black Peter,
entirely eliding the Cryptical Envelopment Reprise and Jam. In the
interval between Sugar Mag and China Cat a taper in the audience is busted,
with Phil directing a spotlight upon him. In the background of the China
Cat > Rider that follows, but definitely on mic, there is a lady screaming
out of control — she sounds very dosed, spun out hard, and at the moment
not really having that much fun. She screws up the recording of China Cat
> Rider pretty good and continues some in the pause that follows, where
there’s also a woman on mic looking for her cape — plainly things were a
little out of control backstage; perhaps there was a mic live that shouldn’
t have been somewhere backstage or in the wings.

The show-concluding Good Lovin’ > Uncle John’s Band that follows is an
alltime classic…..

I’d take issue with the statement that the audience tape is quite excellent

Source 2:
Aftershow and Promos Only
This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 6171
Source: sbd>?reel?>dat>cd
Conversion: Kenwood TrueX>EAC(range/high/secure)>CDWav(split)>shn V3

Conversion & Seed: Brian Cole (cole7007@yahoo.com) 11/24/01
(Another show kindly contributed by Jim Oade at http://www.oade.com)

This seed comes from the generousity of Jim Oade at http://www.oade.com. The
show waslabeled as 12-31-70aftershow. Unfortunately there is little to no
information regarding this performance since I can’t find any evidence of it
circulatingprior to this. Please contact me at cole7007@yahoo.com if you
have any additional information relating to this performance.

d1t03 ?Rock Me Baby? – Not sure if this is the correct title or not.

d1t05 I Know You Rider – A very interesting early version of this song. This
version has a different tempo at times and some strange lyrics.

d1t06-d1t11 – These were patched at the end of the performance so I kept them
on the seed. They are some pretty interesting promos. The names are in
quotes because this was the best description that I could come up with.

d1t08 “We’re Sorry We’re Not Playing Portchester Jam” – Jerry and Mickey in a
bluegrass jam apologizing for not playing Portchester.

Enjoy this rare treat!


per Deadlisits:
After the end of the Dead’s set, Weir and Hot Tuna came out and played a
short Jam session. Will Scarlet is said to be the harmonica player. Tunes
played are Johnny B. Goode, Around And Around, Rock Me Baby, Not Fade Away,
and I Know You Rider (in Jorma’s arrangement)……

-I altered the titles of the promos by adding what is being promoted & the
song featured during the promo.
-The Carousel promos are for the June 7,8,9 1968 performances billed with the
Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead & Fleetwood Mac.
-For reasons unknown, the Dead cancelled December 1970 performaces at the Capitol
Theate in Port Cheste, NY. These shows were resheduled for Feruary 1971.
-The Aoxomoxoa promos coincide with it release in June 1969.

**These promos are priceless!**

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/23/70)

grateful dead - san francisco - 1970-12-23-Winterland

Grateful Dead
December 23, 1970
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 132343

Recording Info:
(d1t01 – d1t06) SBD -> Master Reel -> CD -> FLAC
(d1t07 – d1t11) SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Cassette -> FLAC

Transfer Info:
FLAC -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
December 27, 2012

— Cumberland Blues is cut during last verse
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

101-d1t01 – Tuning/Stage Banter
102-d1t02 – Deep Elem Blues
103-d1t03 – Beat It On Down The Line
104-d1t04 – I’m A King Bee
105-d1t05 – Me And My Uncle
106-d1t06 – Cumberland Blues//
107-d1t07 – Me And Bobby McGee
108-d1t08 – Dire Wolf
109-d1t09 – Good Lovin’
110-d1t10 – Casey Jones ->
111-d1t11 – Uncle John’s Band