Great American String Band – San Rafael, CA (04/26/74)

Great American String Band
Golden State Country Bluegrass Festival
(often incorrectly given as Marin County Bluegrass Festival)
Marin County Veterans’ Auditorium Building and Grounds
San Rafael, CA
April 26, 1974 (Friday)

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This is a tagged version of shnid: 99532

Taper: Tom Moran;
Gear: Sony cassette recorder with built-in mic (“maybe a Sony TC-150”);
Source: taperpat’s 1st gen reel;
Transfer (Matt Smith): AKAI GX625 playback > Apogee Mini Me (24/96) > Apogee
Mini Dac (monitoring) > Wavelab 5.0 (dithered to 16/44) > CD;
Lossless encoding (jj): EAC > CDWave > TLH (FLAC level 8).

(7 tracks, 29:11)

  1. Bud’s Bounce [2:35] [0:07]
  2. Dawg’s Bull [2:40] [0:36]
  3. Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (1) [4:39] [0:20]
  4. My Plastic Banana Is Not Stupid [3:20] [0:27]
  5. Swing ’42 [5:34] [0:21]
  6. Dawg’s Rag [5:45] [0:17]
    I’ll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards [2:28] [0:02]
    (MISSING: Midnight At The Oasis [w/ Maria Muldaur])

Performers:
Taj Majal – bass;
David Nichtern – guitar;
Jerry Garcia – banjo;
David Grisman – mandolin;
Richard Greene – fiddle;
Vassar Clements – fiddle;
(1) Maria Muldaur – vocals.

Notes:

  • This is not a high fidelity recording, but it is not bad. It certainly puts you in the
    time and place pretty well.

Thanks to everyone in involved in getting this from the Festival to our hard drives!

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Great American Music Band – Los Angeles, CA (04/20/74)

Great American Music Band
Pilgrimage Theater
Hollywood, CA
April 20, 1974

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01. Intro & tune up
02. Limehouse Blues
03. Dawg’s Bull
04. My Plastic Banana Isn’t Stupid
05. Swing ’42
06. Coloured Aristocracy
07. Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (1)
08. Dawg’s Rag
09. I’ll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards
10. Midnight At The Oasis (1)
11. Sweet Georgia Brown (1)
12. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1)

This is a tagged version of shnid: 93823

SBD MR > R > CD > EAC > FLAC

SBD MR (House Source) > R (Will Boswell) > CD — Huge thanks to Will Boswell for dubbing a copy from the master at 7.5 IPS — (R copied @ 7 1/2 ips using Akai GX625) — Mastered to cd by Matt Smith — R > apogee mini me (24/96) > apogee mini dac (monitoring) > wavelab 5.0 (dithered to 20/44) > CD > EAC > WAV (shntool confirms no sbes) > FLAC (TLH)

notes:

Massive thanks to our friends for helping us bring this source into general circulation: Will Boswell, Joe Jupille, Taper Pat, and Matt Smith. Special thanks to Taper Pat for helping to pin down the lineage, and Matt for his great technical work and sending me a copy to share with the community.

Show sponsored by McCabes Music Store

There seems to be some confusion about what this band is called. The database and LL use both names (Great American String Band / Great American Music Band). However, they’re clearly introduced as the Great American Music Band:

David Grisman – Mandolin
Richard Greene – Fiddle
David Nictern – Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal – Bass, Vocals
Jerry Garcia – Banjo
Maria Mauldar – Vocals (1)

While the multi generational tape in circulation sounds very nice imo (shn id 20699), this source is a noticable upgrade: it has a better lineage and improved clarity.

Great America String Band – Berkeley, CA (06/14/74)

Great American String Band
1974-06-14 (Friday)
Keystone
Berkeley, CA

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Set1
d1t01. Tuning
d1t02. I’ll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards
d1t03. My Plastic Banana Is Not Stupid
d1t04. Moonlight waltz
d1t05. Swing ’42
d1t06. Cedar Hill
d1t07. Band Introductions
d1t08. Limehouse Blues
d1t09. Methodist Preacher

The Great American String Band was
Jerry Garcia
David Grisman
Richard Greene
David Nichtern
Buell Neidlinger

MOTB Release: 0156 16/44.1
Release Date: 2010-11-10

Analog Audience Source: Master Cassettes (MAC)
Medium Stock Brands: Maxell UD C90
Analog Lineage: ECM 270 >> Sony TC110 >> MAC
Analog Sound Preservation: MAC >> Nakamichi CR7a => Korg MR-1000 >> DSF [1-bit 5.6448 MHz Stereo] >> Korg MR-1000 => Korg AudioGate >> WAV [24/96]
Taped By: Robert Castelli
Transfer By: Bob Menke
Mastering By: Derek McCabe & David Minches
Speed correction by Joe B. Jones

Various Artists – San Rafael, CA (04/27-28/74) – Marin County Bluegrass Festival

Marin County Bluegrass Festival
April 27-28, 1974
Golden State College, San Rafael, CA

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This is a tagged version of shnid: 84849

source: sbd reel
exact gen unknown
Jerry Moore’s copy

lineage: reel playback on Sony TC-765>sbm1>dat>cdr>soundforge>cdr>eac>flac
transfered by Rob Berger ’99

disc 1: 75:25

Cornbread: (4/27)

01: Old Joe Clark
02: I Don’t Believe You Met My Baby
03: Fire On The Mountain

Homestead Act: (4/27)

04: I’ve Been Everywhere
05: Take Five
06: Columbus Stockade Blues
07: Chime Bells
08: Diggy Liggy Lo
09: The Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Emmylou Harris: (4/27)

10: Jambalaya

Tut Taylor and Norman Blake: (4/27)

11: Instrumental
12: Southern Railroad Blues

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/27)

13: Footprints Through The Snow
14: Keep on the Sunny Side
15: Wabash Cannonball
16: Mule’s Done Gone Away

Jim & Jesse McReynolds: (4/27)
17: Are You Missing Me

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/27)

18: Poor Boy Blues
19: Wabash Cannonball (same as above..)
20: Salt Creek
21: Tennessee Stud

Great American String Band: (4/27)
(Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Green, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern)

22: My Plastic Banana Isn’t Stupid
23: Dawg’s Rag (with Richard Green)
24: I’ll Be The Gambler If You’ll Deal The Cards

disc 2: 73:23

Great American String Band: (4/27)

01: Sweet Georgia Brown

The Hired Hands: (4/28)

02: Bear Tracks

Buck White & The Down Homers: (4/28)

03: She Left Me Standing There

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys (4/28)

04: Pick Away
05: Cotton Mill Man/
06: The River Of Jordan

Great American String Band: (4/27)
(Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Green, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern)

07: Maybelline
08: Johnny B. Goode

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys:

09: Dueling Banjos

Tut Taylor and Norman Blake:

10: Instrumental #1
11: Instrumental #2

Taylor, Blake, & Mac Wiseman:

12: The Wreck Of The Old 97
13: Catfish John
14: Love Letters In The Sand
15: Shackles And Chains
16: Prisoner Song
17: Jimmy Brown
18: The Old Folks At Home
19: Man Walking On The Water
20: Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life

Frank Wakefield :

21: Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #1

Wakefield, Garcia ..et al

22: Heartbreak Hotel
23: Orange Blossom Special

Doc & Merle Watson: (4/28)

24: Doc Bog’s Country Blues
25: Movin’ On
26: Wabash Cannonball
27: Tennessee Stud

disc 3: 79:50

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot: (4/28)

01: Talking Fishing Blues
02: Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
03: Down The Line
04: Pretty Boy Floyd

Doug Dillard & Frank Wakefield: (4/28)

05: Dixie Breakdown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
with Garcia, Vassar Clements, Doc Watson,
David Nelson, John Hartford, & Jerry Mills: (4/28)

06: Tulane And Johnny
07: Cosmic Cowboy
08: Jambalaya
09: Sally Goodin
10: Battle Of New Orleans
11: Teardrops In My Eyes
12: Bonie Maronie
13: Randy Lynn Rag
14: Flint Hill Special
15: Mr. Bojangles
16: Honky Tonkin’
17: Diggy Liggy Lo
18: Will The Circle Be Unbroken*
19: Way Downtown Fooling Around*
20: Down Yonder*
* w/Doc & Merle Watson

disc 4:
19:31

Old And In The Way: (4/28)
(Garcia, Grisman)

01: High Lonesome Sound
02: Pig In A Pen
03: Panama Red
04: Wild Horses
05: The Hobo Song

Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis – New York, NY (04/09/11)

Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis
Play The Blues
April 09, 2011
Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
New York, New York, US.

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Source: Ex+ Audience Recording
Lineage: Gold Finger GFR-045 Boot 2CD-R > WAV > FLAC

Disc.1
– Taj Mahal –
01: Hula Blues
02: Stagger Lee
03: Spooky Blues
04: Blues With A Feeling

– Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton –
05: Band Intros – Wynton Speaks
06: Ice Cream
07: Forty-Four
08: Joe Turner’s Blues
09: The Last Time
10: Careless Love
11: Kidman Blues

Disc.2
01: Eric’s Song Intro
02: Layla
03: Wynton Raps
04: Joliet Bound
05: Just A Closer Walk With Thee
06: Band Introduction
07: Corrine, Corrina

Band Lineup
Eric Clapton: Guitar, Vocals
Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet
Marcus Printup: Trumpet
Chris Crenshaw: Trombone
Victor Goines: Clarinet
Dan Nimmer: Piano
Chris Stainton: Keyboards
Carlos Henriquez: Bass
All Jackson: Drums
Don Vappie: Banjo
and
Taj Mahal: Guitar, Banjo, Vocals