Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Washington, DC (10/18/89)

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Bob Dylan
Washington, D.C.

Download: FLAC/MP3


(46min+44min), very good sound; dropout d1t8 5:0x, d1t8 end cuts, d2t10 cuts near beginning

1 Seeing The Real You At Last
2 What Good Am I?
3 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
4 Positively 4th Street
5 I Believe In You
6 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
7 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (acoustic)
8 Lakes Of Pontchartrain (acoustic)

1 Gates Of Eden (acoustic)
2 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (acoustic->electric)
3 Everything is Broken
4 One Irish Rover
5 Silvio
6 I Shall Be Released
7 Like A Rolling Stone
8 The Times The Are A-Changin’
9 Most Of The Time
10 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & Friends – Washington, D.C. (12/09/71)

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Jerry Garcia & Buddy Cage
December 9, 1971
Jetty’s theater Music Hall

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 6609

The date of this show is in dispute.  See comments below.

My attempt at a setlist:

1. unknown (Garcia & Cage duet)
2. Runnin’ Back To You ( G&C no vocal)
3. unknown (G&C)
4. noodle (G&C)
5. Take Me Home Country Roads (G&C Marmaduke and others on vocals)
6. jazz riff (Cage)
7. Long Black Veil (G&C McDuke on vocals)
8. Anybody Goin’ To San Antone (G&C plus McDuke)
9. unknown (Jerry out? – he mentions having to get to hotel at the airport)
10. unknown
11. equipment fu
12. unknown
13. Seasons// (Weir on vocal)

From the original uploader:
Picked up something I haven’t seen elsewhere.
This single sbd CD features Jerry Garcia & Buddy Cage jamming and
noodling with a few Marmaduke vocals and a Weir vocal (Seasons).
Someone (Marmaduke) picks up a bass halfway through)
Very interesting artifact, not from the vault. Session runs until reel
runs out (47:30)

Here’s what I have on this:

Jam Session Info
Here’s the note from James that came with the show:
Now, to the other goody I sent you. Here’s the story on that. A friend of
mine who does sound and production work here in St. Louis was taking slide
guitar lessons and went through the archive of open reel tapes they had
there and found the one in question. He asked to borrow it and took it home
and did a 24 bit digital transfer from the mono 7″ open reel. This hasn’t
been heard by many more people than Brad, myself and a few others in 30
years!!! I was pretty damn excited about the discovery and glad that I was
only the second person that had heard it counting Brad after he mastered the
tape. As far as I know at this point it’s Jerry Garcia, Buddy Cage and other
members of NRPS. Other than that that’s all I know right now. The Grateful
Dead’s archives don’t even have this tape. Pretty fun stuff to listen too
even though it’s a lot of noodling and such. I kinda like it myself.
Everything was plugged straight into the open reel deck. So the source would be:
7″ mono open reel > 24 bit transfer > resample > CD-R

shns from RowJimmy Kelly on 8/30/01

Track 1 is Workin’ Man Blues
Track 3 is Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
Track 6 is How High the Moon
Track 10 is Take Me Back to Tulsa

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Sting (w/Jerry Garcia) – Washington, D.C. (06/26/93)

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Sting with Jerry Garcia
RFK Stadium
Washington, DC
June 26, 1993

Download: FLAC/MP3

Opener for The Grateful Dead.
Jerry Garcia guests on lead guitar.

SBD Master

HIFI-Beta > HIFI-VHS > CDR > SHN > AIFF > Flac

01. All This Time
02. Why Should I Cry For You
03. Synchronicity 2
04. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
05. Roxanne
06. Fortress Around Your Heart
07. Love Is Stronger Than Justice
08. Penny Lane
09. Purple Haze
10. Bring On The Night > When The World Is Running Down
11. Walking On The Moon >
Consider Me Gone >
Been Down So Long

Sting was the opener for The Grateful Dead. Recorded by a member of
The Dead’s lighting crew. A nice full soundboard direct recording. Jerry
Garcia sits in toward the end of Sting’s set.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & Grateful Dead – Washington, D.C. (10/23/70)

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New Riders of the Purple Sage / Grateful Dead
October 23, 1970
McDonough Arena, Georgetown U.
Washington, DC

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 85071
Source: Audience
Media: Mallory Duratape C-60
Lineage: AUD > Sony TC-124 > MAC
Transfer: MAC > Nakamichi DR-1 > Grace Design Lunatec V3 > S/pdif > Marantz PMD671 > WAV

Taped by: Cary Wolfson
Transfer by: D. McCabe
Mastering by: D. McCabe

MotB Release: 0004/16bit
Release Date: May 16, 2007

–New Riders of the Purple Sage–
101-d1t01 – Six Days On The Road
102-d1t02 – I Don’t Know You
103-d1t03 – Henry
104-d1t04 – Portland Woman
105-d1t05 – Glendale Train
106-d1t06 – Dirty Business
107-d1t07 – Lodi
108-d1t08 – Last Lonely Eagle [tape flip]
109-d1t09 – Honky Tonk Women

–Grateful Dead–
201-d1t01 – Casey Jones
202-d1t02 – Mama Tried
203-d1t03 – Hard To Handle
204-d1t04 – China Cat Sunflower ->
205-d1t05 – I Know You Rider
206-d1t06 – Sugar Magnolia
207-d1t07 – Candyman [tape flip]
208-d2t01 – Good Lovin’ ->
209-d2t02 – Drums ->
210-d2t03 – Good Lovin’
211-d2t04 – Me & My Uncle
212-d2t05 – Truckin’ ->
213-d2t06 – The Other One -> [tape flip]
214-d2t07 – Not Fade Away ->
215-d2t08 – Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad ->
216-d2t09 – Not Fade Away

217-d2t10 – Uncle John’s Band
218-d2t11 – It’s Been Nice Trippin’ With Ya

Mastering Info:
Bias Peak Pro 5.2 / Audiofile Engineering Wave Editor 2.2 / Izotope Ozone 3.0
/ xACT 1.59

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia Band – Washington, D.C. (03/18/78)

Jerry Garcia Band - Washignton, DC (03/18/78)

Jerry Garcia Band
Warner Theatre
Washington D.C.
March 18, 1978

Link removed as this was officially released.

Source 1 (Early Show Only)

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 9465
source: Master Audience Cassette (Nak CM700s>cassette deck)>DAT>CDRs>EAC>SHN (seekable)

Source 2 (Late Show Only)
shnid: 007326
SBD > FM PRE-BROADCAST MASTER RTR > FM CASS. MASTER (Dolby B encoded) > SSSB (Dolby B decoded)

Source 3 (Late Show Only)

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 30119

Primary Source (1):
??>DATC>HD>DSP*>DataCDR>CDWave1.6>mkwACT(b0.97)>SHN (July 2003 by Doug Oade)

Secondary/Patch Source (2):
FMSBD>2C>(C?)>CDR>EAC(v.0.95)>WAV (CDRs supplied by Dennis Carter, July 2005)
C>CDR transfer: Sony TC W320 > Marantz 510 CDR

[Source 1>WAV]+[Source 2]>Audacity(v.1.2.3)>WAV>SHN

Early Show:

1. I Second That Emotion
2. They Love Each Other
3. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
4. That’s What Love Will Make You Do
5. Love In The Afternoon
6. Mystery Train

Late Show:

1. Crowd/Tuning 00:00 02:50 02:49.61
2. Harder They Come 11:57 01:54 13:51.48
3. Mission in the Rain 10:56 00:54 11:49.58
4. Simple Twist of Fate 08:50 01:27 10:17.08
5. Midnight Moonlight 10:52 02:04 12:56.10
6. Gomorrah 06:18 02:19 08:36.56
7. Cats Down under the Stars 07:28 00:25 07:52.57
8. I’ll be with Thee 05:30 00:45 06:15.40
9. Lonesome and Long Way from Home > 03:55 00:00 03:54.53
10. Jam > 12:16 00:00 12:16.43
11. Lonesome and Long Way from Home 02:58 02:33 05:31.37
12. Palm Sunday (encore)

Notes on Source 2 from the taper:

Yes, I know it’s been a short time since this show was originally released, but the radio station sent me a slightly better copy to work with, for which I’m thankful. Not as “compressed and limited”, and with the original Dolby B left encoded.

This version was a direct-to-cassette of the “re-broadcast” FM radio station’s RTR of the show. While the actual show took place on 3/18/78, this re-broadcast was done on the next day (Sunday) starting at 1 PM EST. This show’s reels were directly recorded onto the cassette, and I as told that the two “missing songs” (Mystery Train and I Second That Emotion) were NOT played during the rebroadcast (DAMN!). On the master I received, there is NO splice/edit/gap/etc. between Simple Twist Of Fate and Midnight Moonlight. The applause, the 3 idiots yelling for songs, etc. were continuous, and as much as I tried, I could not find anywhere where these 2 songs would have “gone”. I may be wrong, but when you hear this show, I think you will agree!

Ok, so why did I release this show? Given the fact that my Marin County source sent me the MASTERS of the 3/19 show of the following night, I thought it would be nice to release these as a “pair”, because of the run involved.

There isn’t any of the diginoise I encountered on the original copy I received, so editing was a snap. The only problem is there is a slight amount of low-volume “tick” noise about once per song. I chalk this up to poor storage of the original master reels of the show at the FM station (it’s a small station, and doesn’t have a “proper storage facility”.

Enough of the technical stuff. You know what to expect (it’s not 100% perfect, but it’s 95% excellent, and that’s very good in any engineer’s book!) as far as the “sound quality” goes, so let’s move on to the show itself.

Donna Jean Godchaux: sometimes that name sends shivers down the spines of many a Deadhead, and mental visions of these people “cringing in fear” of her “singing” is hilarious. I’m sure you’ve all heard shows she’s sung on where, in my favorite term, she scream like “a mad cow in heat”. But she actually DID (and still does from what I’m told) have a very good voice, great dynamic range, and a wonderful tone to her voice, if she could hear herself through the onstage monitors or in a studio. Well, fear not, she is WONDERFUL in this show. Not a “howl or scat” anywhere!

Keith Godchaux: again, visions of him having to be woken up on stage (I personally was at a few shows this happened at) spring up, when he was “declining”. Yet he was an excellent piano player, and during most Dead shows, he filled in quite nicely. Keith had a good ear for knowing what to play, when to play it, and how loud or soft. He was a great “fit” in the Dead’s overall sound. And in this show, HE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT! He has a few small solos here and there, and it was great to hear him tinkle the ivories. His fills in each song were right on the money, he never tried to overshadow anyone, he never “hung in the background” afraid to play either, he was just always there. Unless you listen for him, he’s not “out front”, but you know if he wasn’t playing, that there really would be a big piece of the music missing. He was just that good in my opinion. With the Dead or with Jerry, I think he was the “best balanced” of all the Dead’s keyboard players. Keith was never a show-off, he kept his solos to a minimum, but again, his keyboard playing and his rather unique way of filling in the music earned my respect from the very first time I heard him.

Maria Muldaur: Most everyone thinks of her as the “Midnight At The Oasis” girl, as that’s her only “hit”. But I best remember her for her Dan Hicks & His Lot Licks days. She has a voice that is easy to pick out from any other female singer, and she’s also an excellent vocalist overall. At one show I was at, my then fiancee (now wife) and I were sitting less than 3 feet from her at this little venue in Evnaston, IL when we saw Dan Hicks play (and yes, I tried to sneak a peek up her skirt, but it was almost floor-length… I’m a bad boy!). Maria and Donna, in this show, really played off each others’ vocals. They had non-harmony as well as harmony parts, both in background vocals on most songs, but she shined when the song “I’ll Be There With Thee” was sung. A gospel song by nature, Maria and Donna were the lead vocalists, and JERRY did the fill-in parts during the choruses. A bit out of the ordinary, but it worked, and worked very nicely. Lonesone and A Long Way from Home showed the harmony these two ladies could do so well, and it was wonderful and quite enjoyable to listen to.

Jerry… what can one say?!?!? He was UP for this show, no doubt about it. Even though it was the 2nd show of the day, he never lost the energy he’s noted for. Crisp vocals, you can almost picture him SMILING when he sang most of the songs. His riffs, solos, fills, are were just right on the money, and the entire band was in sync for this show. Upbeat, full of life, he really meant it when he thanked the audience, not just giving the crowd a “mandatory” salutation at the end.

BONUS: THIS SHOW FEATURED THE ONLY “PALM SUNDAY” EVERY PLAYED. It’s a very short song, about 3 minutes in length, akin to what “And We Bid You Good Night” would be like. Not accapella, but full-band, and I believe this show WAS done the night before Palm Sunday (I don’t have a calendar that goes back that far, sorry!! It’s a song I wish he would have kept in his repertoire and worked on a little more, as it could have been a very nice, mid-length song. But, it was only a one-off, and we have to accept that.

I really enjoyed the very long “Lonesome And A Long Way From Home”… it was short enough to start with, and then it slowed down a bit… the band went into “Space” for a short time (only about 4 minutes), then a very energetic Lonesome Jam” came in, with no “signs” of the “Lonesome” song in it for a while. That went on for a LONG time. And, no Donna Jean “scat singing”, just the musicians playing very nicely together and off of each other. Then you began to hear little “hints” of the Lonesome in Jerry’s riffs, and you knew it was coming back around for a good reprise. And then it wound down, and Jerry went back into “Lonesome…”. Wonderfully done, and there was no “muddled” segue. It was just perfect! And the song itself, it holds a lot of meaning for Jerry, and for a lot of us in the “community”. It almost could be a “sister song” for “I’ll Be With Thee”.

Jerry, no matter what incarnation of his band, always knew how to take a great Gospel song, and make it enjoyable, making sure it wasn’t sacreligious in how it was playede, but yet not being a “preaching song” either. He was simply making “statements” when he thought the time was right”. He had a wonderful of doing this, and I am forever greatful that we are blessed with these recordings of his.

Technically, I wish the show was mixed a little better, as it’s close to being mono, but there is separation. Keith is in the left channel, Donna in the right, Maria in the left, and Jerry (as always), center. I believe it was the FM station’s mix of the 4-track feed, not the venue’s that made it sound this way. But it is still a very enjoyable show from start to finish, with one exception: there were a couple of boys (I won’t go as far as to call them “men”) who, between songs, kept yelling (and very loudly close to the on-stage ambience microphones) for a couple of songs. I had to laugh when one of them screamed for “Eyes Of The World”!!! This same jerk begged Jerry to let him up on stage with him. I’m surprised that Jerry never used to get really pissed off at idiots like that. It would irritate almost every other musician around to hear some drunken idiot screaming for songs like this bozo (and 2 others) did all night. But Jerry was probably in his own little world, or just being a gentleman, and he never gave these people the satisfaction of acknowledging them (hooray for Jerry). I’ve heard Bob and Phil get steamed a few time during some ’70’s shows, but Jerry probably just smiled to himself and kept quiet.

Once I got to hear the entire show, when I was auditioning it before making the masters, I was really impressed by this incarnation of Jerry’s band. Some “versions” I liked better than others (never cared for Sarah Fulcher), but I thought they all were very good in their own way.

If you’re a JGB fan, you may want to overlook the “mix” factor and the occasional (rare) low-volume clicks, and get this show. It’s very nice to listen to on a rainy day/night… not really a fast-paced show, but a nice mixture of faster/slower/gospel songs that just fit in nicely with each other. I would not have changed the order the songs were sung in if I made up the set list, as they seemed to be a great “fit right” in the order they were played.

PERSONAL RATINGS: (on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being excellent)
Audio Mix: 7.5 (the mostly “centered” mix should have had more separation)
Audio Quality: 8.5 (the few clicks and low-level high frequencies, due to the Dolby B)
Energy Level: 9.5
Show “Completeness”: 10.0
Song Selection: 9.7 (were the 2 songs I mentioned actually played that night?)
Surprises: The only “Palm Sunday” as well as the Lonesome > Space > Jam > Lonesome Reprise

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Washington, D.C. (06/24/95)


Grateful Dead
RFK Stadium
Washington, DC

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 85339

FOB AKG 300B/CK91 -> DAT -> DAT

Tascam DA-30 -(S/PDIF)-> Diamond XTreme SC -> Cool Edit Pro -> CDWave -> FLAC (Level8)

Taper: Unknown
Transfer By: Scott Swayne (altheasboy) in 2007

** This is the 48k transfer from DAT. Down-sampling to 44.1k required for burning to audio CD. **

Tracks numbered by set, not by disk.

s1t01 tuning
s1t02 Jack Straw
s1t03 Althea
s1t04 Little Red Rooster
s1t05 Friend Of The Devil
s1t06 El Paso
s1t07 So Many Roads
s1t08 Promised Land

s2t01 tuning
s2t02 Aiko Aiko
s2t03 Long Way To Go Home
s2t04 Saint Of Circumstance >
s2t05 New Speedway Boogie >
s2t06 That Would Be Something >
s2t07 Drums >
s2t08 Space >
s2t09 The Days Between
s2t10 One More Saturday Night
s2t11 crowd
s2t12 (e) Black Muddy River

Hornsby on Piano for this show.

No known flaws.

From DATs borrowed from Neil Sturtevant long ago, the return of which is seriously overdue.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Simon & Garfunkel – Washington, D.C. (12/14/03)


Simon & Garfunkel w/The Everly Brothers
MCI Center
Washington, DC
December 14, 2003

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: DPA 4060 mics > Sony PCM M1
Transfer: Sony DTC-ZE700 > optical cable > JVC XL-R2010 CD-RW (44.1 Hz)
Editing: Soundforge (tracking) > WAV > TLH [SB’s aligned] Flac level 8
Traders Den 10/05/16 + from the collection of Sean S.
Transferred and Tracked by kingrue upload 924

Previously there was an ALD version of this show that had noticable hiss, static.

What I have here is a newly released Audience source.

The Everly Brothers were introduced partway into the concert, sang 3 songs and were joined by S&G for Bye Bye Love.
(*) Everly Brothers
(**) Everly Brothers with Simon & Garfunkel

01 America (Intro)
02 Old Friends
03 Hazy Shade Of Winter
04 I Am A Rock
05 America
06 At The Zoo
07 Baby Driver
08 Kathy’s Song
09 Hey Schoolgirl
10 Wake Up Little Susie (*)
11 Dream (*)
12 Let it Be Me (*)
13 Bye Bye Love (**)
14 Scarborough Fair
15 Homeward Bound
16 The Sound Of Silence
17 Feelin’ Groovy
18 Mrs. Robinson
19 Slip Sliding Away
20 El Condor Pasa
21 Keep The Customer Satisfied
22 The Only Living Boy In New York
23 American Tune
24 My Little Town – Missing
25 Bridge Over Troubled Water
26 Cecilia
27 The Boxer
28 Leaves That Are Green
29 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

Total Time = 126:10 min

Bootleg Bonanza: Various Artists – Washington, D.C. (01/17/93) “The Absolutely Unofficial Blue Jeans Bash For Arkansas”


Various Artists
Washington, D.C.
The Absolutely Unofficial Blue Jeans Bash for Arkansas

A celebration of Bill Clinton’s first presidential win. Apparently it was open to the public but you had to show an Arkansas driver’s license to get in.

Download: MP3@320

1 Introductions
2 Cate Brothers – Time Is A Thief
3 Cate Brothers – I Can’t Give It Up
4 Cate Brothers — Am I Losing You
5 Cate Brothers — Helping Hands
6 Stage Ambience
7 The Band – Rag Mama Rag
8 The Band – The Shape I’m In
9 The Band – The Weight
10 Clarence Clemons – instrumental
11 Clarence Clemons – song introduction
12 Clarence Clemons — instrumental
13 The Band — Life Is A Carnival
I4 Rick Danko introduces Ronnie Hawkins
I5 Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love
16 Ronnie Hawkins — Run Little Willie
I7 The Band — Stage Fright
I8 The Band – Down Home Blues
19 Levon Helm introduces Varra Clements
20 Vassar Clements — Sweet Georgia Brown
21 The Band — W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
22 Kim Wilson — Shotgun
23 Kim Wilson introduces Dr. John
24 Dr. John – Iko Iko
25 Dr. John – Right Place, Wrong Time
26 The Band — Let The Good Times Roll (incomplete)
27 Stage Ambience
28 The Band — Back To Memphis
29 Song Introduction
30 Ronnie Hawkins – Forty Days
3] The Band — Caledonia
32 Introductions
33 Don Johnson & Stephen Stills – Slow Down
34 Don Johnson & Stephen Stills — Stormy Monday
35 Dickey Betts — Southbound
36 Stephen Stills — I Won’t Go Away
37 Stephen Stills – For What It’s Worth
38 Stage Ambience
39 Bob Dylan – To Be Alone With You
40 Stephen Stills — Key To The Highway
41 I Shall Be Released
42 (I Don’t Wanna To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Washington, DC (06/25/95)

Bob Dylan
R.F.K. Stadium
Washington D.C.
Alternate Source

Download: FLAC/MP3

You can find the Grateful Dead’s opening set here.

Excellent Audience, high levels throughout
SchoepsCMC64 > Oade P/S > Casio DA7 > CDR > CDWAVE > FLAC5

CD 1
Drifter’s Escape
Watching the River Flow
Simple Twist
Mama You’ve been on my Mind

CD 2
Desolation Row
One too many mornings
Maggie’s Farm
What good am I
Like a Rolling Stone
Train to Cry w/Jerry Garcia
Rainy Day Women w/Jerry Garcia


From the original uploader:
My friend Pete recorded this show.

I jumped on Dylantree to get more info and it looks like this
show is a popular boot called Summer Nights. I hope this wasn’t
commercially released. If it is, I’ll pull it. I did copy some
artwork and photos though from summer nights into this torrent.

I thought I would upload this alternate source because the sound
is amazing and there is source info.

Pete split his CDs differently than “Summer Nights” but I think
fans will enjoy the long second CD.

Once again, I realize probably everyone has this show already
especially with Jerry Garcia coming out for last 2 songs.

I just wanted to offer up the alternate source because Pete
does make nice tapes.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jason Isbell – Washington, D.C. (02/04/15)

Jason Isbell
04 February 2015 (Wednesday)
The Lincoln Theatre
Washington, D.C.

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: DPA 4023 + SBD > Sound Devices 744 (24/96)
Transfer: 744 > iMac. Mixed with Audacity; Tracked and dithered with Sound Studio; FLAC via xACT

Recorded by Alex Leary (vwmule at gmail)

01. Super 8
02. Stockholm
03. Tour of Duty
04. Dress Blues
05. Flying Over Water
06. Decoration Day
07. Live Oak
08. Alabama Pines
09. Different Days
10. Traveling Alone
11. Codeine
12. New South Wales
13. Cover Me Up
14. Relatively Easy
15. Songs That She Sang in the Shower
16. Elephant
17. Go It Alone
18. Outfit
19. Never Gonna Change
20. E: Like a Hurricane


— Sold-out show; Damien Jurado opened.