Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/24/68)

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Grateful Dead
The Matrix
San Francisco, CA
12/24/68

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 9475
Source: SBD>MR>??>DAT>CDR
Conversion: CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact(seekable)
mvernon54@attbi.com
shntool confirms tracks on sector boundaries

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002 shn em up initiative 5/15/02
Thanks to Raoul Duke for the disks!

Disk 1 [31:19]

SET1

01. [31:19]Jam

DEADLISTS COMMENTS

” The tapes circulating with this date are from a “Heartbeats” show, without
Bobby and Pigpen. (1) with Harvey Mandel (and George Chambers?). This jam has
previously circulated as “Set 3” of 12/16/68, but Bill Gadsden says that it’s
“with Harvey Mandel from 12/24/68”.

From the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper of Monday December 23, 1968 pg 35:
“At the Matrix tonight and tomorrow night:
Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, open end jam, no door charge” and elsewhere on the
same page under the heading “OPENING TODAY”: “ROCK CLUB – Jam Session with Jerry Garcia, Jack Cassady and others, from 9:30 p.m., the Matrix, 3138 Fillmore. Free.”

On page 26 of issue #34 (Summer 1996) of Dupree’s Diamond News, Dick Latvala stated
in an interview “There are tapes of 12/16/68 marked Hartbeats at the Matrix, but I
don’t know if that’s really accurate. You know [David] Crosby was playing with them quite a lot that month.” He makes no other mention of 12/68 Matrix tapes in that article, but he has stated on another occasion that the tapes in the vault of 12/24/68 are labeled as Garcia jamming with the Harvey Mandel Band.

This show is not listed in DeadBase XI.

RECORDING
SBD 31 mins.

Circulating recordings of the 1968 Matrix shows trace back to Bill Gadsden’s reels.
Bill and Peter Kafer made copies of Peter Abram’s (owner of the Matrix) two track
7″ Scotch reels in the summer of 1974. Peter

Abram’s reels were either Masters or 1st gens.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mickey & The Heartbeats – San Francisco, CA (12/16/68)

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Mickey Hart & the Hartbeats
(Garcia, Hart, and Jack Cassady)
Matrix
San Francisco, Ca
12/16/1968

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 97296
MR (Abrams) > R (Peter Kafer) > R @ 7 1/2 ips (Will Boswell) > CD

Transfer info: reel > AKAI GX625 > Apogee Mini Me (24/96) > Apogee Mini Dac (monitoring) > Wavelab 5.0 (dithered to 16/44) > CD > EAC > Wav > Flac16

disc1 set 1

Jam w/ Spencer Dryden (42:01)

disc 2 set 2

Jam w/ David Getz (38:18)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (10/10/68)

gd68-10-10-MATRIX

Grateful Dead
(aka Mickey and the Heartbeats)
68-10-10 The Matrix
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 04513

source: SBD>Rm>Reel>CD (May Be SBD>Rm>Reel>Reel>CD)
thanks to c.miller for seeds.

Disc 1:
01 Jam [28:49]
02 It’s A Sin [9:01]
03 Next Time You See Me Jam [9:24]
04 The Rub Jam [6:39]
05 Look On Yonder Wall [4:13]

Disc 2:
01 Jam [24:56] >
02 Turn On Your Lovelight Jam [15:19] >
03 Drums [6:24] >
04 Jam [20:59] >
05 Death Don’t Have No Mercy [9:57]

Disc 3:
01 Dark Star Jam [15:30] >
02 The Eleven Jam [5:56] >
03 The Seven [9:59]

DAE/shnv3 by neo_levo.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (10/08/68)

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Grateful Dead (Mickey and the Heartbeats)
68-10-08 The Matrix
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17691
SBD MR->Reel (x2?)->CDR

Disc 1: (73:47)
SET1
1. [05:32] Clementine Jam
2. [15:32] Clementine Jam >
3. [07:23] The Eleven Jam >
4. [09:49] Death Don’t Have No Mercy
5. [19:04] The Seven
6. [12:00] Dark Star Jam >
7. [04:21] Cosmic Charlie

Disc 2: (47:55)
SET2
1. [17:26] Next Time You See Me Jam
2. [09:20] Jam
3. [13:47] The Other One >
4. [07:19] Jam

Disc3: (55:23)
SET3 (1)
1. [06:46] Jam
2. [07:35] Jam
3. [07:17] Jam
4. [13:06] Prisoner Blues
5. [20:35] Jam (2)

COMMENTS show billed as “Mickey and the Heartbeats”. Bobby and Pigpen
were absent.

(1) all of third set with Elvin Bishop.
(2) Jack Casady, Hart, and Bishop only.

Mucho thanks to Glenn Gillis for this incredible show!!!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: David & The Dorks – San Francisco, CA (12/15/70)

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David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh & Mickey Hart (aka David & The Dorks)
The Matrix
San Francisco, CA
12/15/70

Download: FLAC/MP3

source: sbd >mr > ? >dat > xa2 >cdr > shn > wav > flac

Disc 1
set 1 – rehearsal

01 Alabama Bound
02 Eight Miles High
03 Cowboy Movie
04 Wall Song
05 Bertha
06 Bird Song

Disc 2
set 2 – show

01 Drop Down Mama
02 Cowboy Movie
03 Triad
04 Wall Song
05 Bertha
06 Deep Elem Blues
07 Motherless Children
08 Laughing

notes from the original uploader:

– d1, I removed most of the dead air as quite frankly, it was an annoyance. boosted level by 4.48 decibels in right channel. a small section was cut from the start of d1t03, where there was distortion. hiss reduction was applied throughout.
– d2, t02 a number of volume adjustments in both channels, t03 some volume adjustments in first 2:13 minutes, t07 boosted both channel by 3 decibels. t08 boosted right chaneel by 2 decibels. closed several small gaps between t05 & t06. hiss reduction applied throughout
– a few miscellaneous clicks removed
– final mastering with iZotope Ozone

comments from Deadlists Project:

This is Crosby, Garcia, Lesh & Hart, sometimes known as David And The Dorks. SET 1 is an afternoon rehearsal and soundcheck. SET 2 is the live set.

Jerry Garcia & Friends were advertised at the Matrix on December 15, 16 & 17. In the pause after the snatch of Eight Miles High vocals rehearsal Crosby is heard asking someone to “put limiters on it. I overblew their mics last night.” The comment implies he’s talking on the second night of the run, which would make this the 16th rather than the 15th; however, these tapes have always circulated dated “12/15/70.”

The first four tunes are all Crosby’s. The Jam out of Triad is choice. Bertha is a very early version with a few bungled lyrics. Deep Elem Blues is a unique arrangement heavily influenced by Crosby’s rhythm guitar.

SIRMick
February 2005

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – San Francisco, CA (07/29/70)

New Riders Purple Sage
7-30-70 (probably 7/29/70)
The Matrix,
San Francisco

Download: FLAC/MP3

MR(Abrams)>R@ 7.5 ips.(Peter Kafer)>R @ 7.5 ips.(Will Boswell) > CD
This is a tagged version of shnid: 114026
Transfered and mastered by Matt Smith 5/11

disc #1
01. Workingman’s Blues (6:19)
02. Together Again (2:31)
03. Tuning (loud hissing) (2:19)
04. I Don’t Know You (5:00)
05. Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line (4:03)?
06. Superman (4:15)
07. Henry (4:34)
08. I’m In Love With You (4:45)
09. Me & My Uncle (4:15)
10. Mama Tried (3:19)

disc #2
01. All I Ever Wanted (10.02)
02. Louisiana Lady (4:28)
03. Honky Tonk Women (6:01)
04. Whatcha Gonna Do (4:57)
05. Glendale Train (6:41)
06. Lodi (5:19)
07. If You Hear Me When I’m Leavin’ (5:51)
08. Sweet Lovin’ One (4:08)

disc #3
01. Portland Woman (7:09)
02. Delilah (4:07)
03. Dirty Business (9:47)
04. Last Lonely Eagle (8:03)
05. Hello Trouble (3:49)
06. Big Yellow Taxi (4:01)
07. The Weight (7:24)

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

Matt’s (not Mat Brewster) notes:

Of course this is mere speculation but… This show is comprised of 3 diff. reels. The GD set is on the High Country reel, another reel is listed as 7-30-70 and the third, 4-30-70. Obviously the GD part and the 7-30-70 go together but I beleive the 4-30-70 is the second half of the New riders show. the mix is the same and all the songs are different and back then there were certain tunes they always played every show. Another reason is if they actually played on 4-30 then that would mean they would have a gig the next night in New York opening for the Dead! My guess is that the bill was listed as a New Riders with a few GD members there who just wanted to practice a few new tunes in the beginning of the night then let the New Riders play the rest. Let the debate begin!!

original uploader notes:
Thanks Matt
At the end of Honky Tonk Women you hear Thank you & Good evening so maybe that was a set break
cd > flac dbpoweramp cd ripper
checksums (w/TLH) & text file created 06/11/2011 gballen

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Mickey & The Hartbeats – San Francisco, CA (10/30/68)

gd68-10-30-MATRIX

Mickey & the Hartbeats
Date 1968-10-30 partial(?)
The Matrix,
San Franciso, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Garcia
Lesh
Hart
Kreutzmann

This is a tagged version of shnid: 116833

File type 24 bit

source: sbd reel, gen not noted
Jerry Moore’s copy

lineage: sbd > ? > maxell ud-35 7″ reel @ 3.75 ips, dolby b

technics rs-1506 > teac an-180/b>hd-p2 24/96 compact flash >
pc > adobe audition 2.0 > cd wave > flac
transfer/seed by Rob Berger 2011-10-30

–Setlist–
101 – Dark Star Jam ->
102 – Death Letter Blues
103 – Other One Jam/
104 – Saint Stephen Jam ->
105 – Lovelight Jam
106 – Jam ->
107 – Eleven Jam ->
108 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy//

–total time: 88:41–

notes from the original uploader:
to my ears this version has a slight edge in sound quality versus other copies. I’ve also never been
convinced that some of the other material that circulates as this date isn’t actually from 10/8/68…