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BAND Phil Lesh
VENUE
CITY El Cerrito
STATE CA
DATE late 1940s
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 43*), In third grade Phil Lesh began violin lessons and he stuck with it long enough to become second chair in a local youth orchestra after a few years.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND El Cerrito High School marching and concert bands
VENUE El Cerrito High School
CITY El Cerrito
STATE CA
DATE early 1950s
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 43*), At fourteen Phil Lesh dropped violin and took up the trumpet, playing in the El Cerrito High School marching and concert bands.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Phil Lesh
VENUE Berkely High School
CITY Berkely
STATE CA
DATE 1955-1957
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 43*), Midway through high school Phil Lesh's parents moved to neighboring Berkeley so Phil could go to Berkeley High, which had a much more serious music program.

-- Yearbooks from Phil Lesh's sophomore, junior, and senior year at Berkely High School. The yearbooks date 1955-57. The sophomore and junior yearbooks are group photos of the whole class instead of one of each individual. Phil is pictured many times throughout these yearbooks, I do not have all the pictures for you to look at but here are a lot of them:

Phil Lesh High School 01, Phil Lesh High School 02, Phil Lesh High School 03
Phil Lesh High School 04, Phil Lesh High School 05, Phil Lesh High School 06
Phil Lesh High School 07, Phil Lesh High School 08, Phil Lesh High School 09
Phil Lesh High School 10, Phil Lesh High School 11, Phil Lesh High School 12
Phil Lesh High School 13, Phil Lesh High School 14, Phil Lesh High School 15
Phil Lesh High School 16, Phil Lesh High School 17

RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry & Daniel Garcia
VENUE Jerry Garcia's and Mother Garcia's House on Top of the 400 Club
CITY
STATE CA
DATE 08/01/57
SET1 Do You Wanna Dance
SET2
COMMENTS -- Aug. 1957 (pg. 19*), around the time of Jerry's birthday on 8/1/57: On the top of the bar called "400 Club", (where Jerry lived & his mom owned the bar), Jerry gets a accordion. Ranting & raving his mom turns it into a pawnshop guitar & amplifier. Jerry helps his cousin, Daniel, get a guitar too for $25. They both play together while learning on their own from a few books.

-- From Alex Allen's Grateful Dead Song and Lyric Finder:

Do You Wanna Dance
Lyrics: Bobby Freeman
Music: Bobby Freeman

Only ever played once by the Dead, with the Neville Brothers as guests onstage on 31 Dec 1987. But see below for a possible earlier involvement by Jerry Garcia.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Do you wanna dance and hold my hand
Tell me I'm your loving man
Oh baby, do you wanna dance

Do you wanna dance and make romance
Squeeze me all through the night
Oh baby, do you wanna dance

Do you wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna dance

Do you wanna dance and hold my hand
Squeeze me and say I'm your man
Oh baby do you wanna dance

Do you wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze and kiss me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna dance
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Did Jerry Garcia play on the original recording?
According to some accounts, Jerry Garcia played guitar on the original Bobby Freeman recording of "Do You Wanna Dance?"

The fullest account comes from David Nelson, quoted in Robert Greenfield's "Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia" (pp63-64):

"We all knew that he'd played electric guitar on Bobby Freeman's 'Do You Wanna Dance.' Before any of this. Before the folk thing. When he was in high school. In a real funky studio. If you listen to that recording, there are no drums. There are cardboard boxes. He was a kid from Balboa High. It was what he used to refer to as his 'teenage hoodlum period.' When he got that first electric guitar from his mom in exchange for the accordion. He got that guitar and was really happy with it and he told me that he just tuned it to one tuning. The solo actually sounds like it could be in that tuning because he said it wasn't until a couple of months later when he found out how to really tune it. It's very primitive and it's very much that style of plunging out and jumping in with both feet first. The solo itself is basically two licks used very modestly. Very modestly."

And Sara Ruppenthal Garcia backs this up in the same book (p36):
"And in high school, Jerry had played on Bobby Freeman's 'Do You Wanna Dance.' But he didn't consider that exactly worthy. What he really wanted to do was play with Bill Monroe."

No mention of this is made in either Blair Jackson's "Garcia" An American Life" or Dennis McNally's "A Long Strange Trip." Rock Scully, in "Living With The Dead" says (p70):

"[Tom Donahue] has his own label, Autumn Records ... Garcia has done session work for Autumn Records (including Bobby Freeman's single "Do You Wanna Dance?") so Tom already knows him." What is odd about this story is the timing. Jerry Garcia would have been 15 when "Do You Wanna Dance?" was recorded, and had been playing the guitar for less than a year. The liner notes from a Bobby Freeman CD give this account of how the song was recorded:

"Bobby decided to visit the disc jockey on his own, taking with him a drum-playing friend ... Bobby accompanying himself on piano and his friend beating out the rhythm on the congas demonstrated his wares on four numbers, which the deejay took away with him. The vice president of Jubilee Records of New York was honeymooning in San Francisco and combining business with pleasure called in at the local radio station to see how his company's products were faring. The deejay instead played him Bobby's tape, and Mortimer Pailitz liked what he heard and within three weeks, Bobby was signed to Jubilee. They took the original tapes that Bobby had cut in Frisco, overdubbed a guitar, bass and drums, and released two of the tracks [including Do You Wanna Dance] on their Josie subsidiary in March 1958."

David Nelson's comments square with Jerry Garcia having played on the recording with his newly-acquired guitar, although I'm still not sure I believe that a record company would use as a session musician a 15 year old school-kid who barely knew how to play the guitar.

Some have speculated that Jerry Garcia knew Bobby Freeman when they were growing up -- Freeman was only a couple of years older than Garcia. That's possible, though I don't know of any evidence to support it.

It seems that Rock Scully is wrong when he says that Garcia's session work for Autumn Records included "Do You Wanna Dance?" Tom Donahue and Bob Mitchell founded Autumn Records in 1963, some five years after "Do You Wanna Dance?" was recorded -- though it is true that some of Bobby Freeman's later recordings were released by Autumn Records, and the Grateful Dead recorded some demos in their very early days (under the name "The Emergency Crew"). See Matt Schofield's discography for more information on Autumn Records.

-- From Matt Schofield's discography.

-- Ihor W Slabicky:
From 'the compleat grateful dead discography'.

Do You Wanna Dance? - Bobby Freeman (Jubilee 1086) A guitarist named Jerry Garcia plays on this album, released in 1958. Re-released October 22, 1991, on CD, as Collectables COL-5417

RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Alex Allan, Robert Greenfield's "Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia" (pp36,63-64), Rock Scully, in "Living With The Dead" says (p70), David A. Finney, Matt Schofield, Jerry & Daniel Garcia, David Nelson, Rock Scully, Sara Ruppenthal Garcia, Ihor W Slabicky.

BAND Jerry & Daniel Garcia
VENUE Up on "Austin Creek" in the Vacation home Jerry's mom bought
CITY near Cazadero
STATE CA
DATE Winter 1958
SET1 Chuck Berry songs ; Bill Haley songs
SET2
COMMENTS -- Winter 1958 (pg. 23*), Up on "Austin Creek", (about 60 miles north of San Francisco), near the "Russian River" town of Cazadero; Daniel & Jerry played guitar for hours in the family room of the vacation home Jerry's mom bought. Daniel says, "we'd play Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, everything."
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Daniel Garcia.

BAND Bobby Freeman w/Jerry Garcia?
VENUE
CITY
STATE CA
DATE 03/??/58
SET1 Do You Wanna Dance
SET2
COMMENTS See the 08/01/57 entry.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>.

BAND Jerry, Daniel & Tiff Garcia along with the Garcia Brothers
VENUE Near the summer house at a lodge
CITY Lompico
STATE CA
DATE Late 1950s
SET1 Wilbur Harrison tunes
SET2
COMMENTS -- Late 1950s (pg. 23*), Near the summer house at a lodge in "Lompico" in the wooded part of Northern Santa Cruz County; Daniel, Jerry & Tiff (Jerry's brother) play. They play some Wilbur Harrison tunes up on the lodge dance floor. Jerry & Daniel on guitar and Tiff thinks he was beating on a cymbal &
a box by ear and copying records. On other occasions it would be the "Garcia Brothers" with Jerry & Danial on guitar & Tiff on bass sometimes.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Daniel Garcia.

BAND Jerry & Daniel Garcia
VENUE Near the summer house at a nearby dam
CITY Lompico
STATE CA
DATE Late 1950s
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- Also in "Lampico" (pg. 24*), Jerry & Daniel would practice their guitars at a nearby dam.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Daniel Garcia.

BAND Jerry & Daniel Garcia
VENUE Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE Late 1950s
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 24*), Jerry & Daniel would also practice at "Stowe Lake", in "Golden Gate Park".
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Daniel Garcia.

BAND Jerry & Daniel Garcia
VENUE Daniel's mom & dad's place
CITY
STATE CA
DATE Late 1950s
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 24*), Jerry & Daniel would also practice at Dan's mom & dad's place.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Daniel Garcia.

BAND Jerry & Daniel Garcia
VENUE Aunt Lena's house
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE Late 1950s
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 24*), Jerry & Daniel would also practice at Aunt Lena's house in San Francisco during
a family reunion.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Daniel Garcia.

BAND Jerry & Daniel Garcia
VENUE Aunt Lena's house
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE Thanksgiving 1958 or 1959
SET1 Donna ; Fly Trap ; Church Bells May Ring ; Whispering Bells ; Everly Brothers songs
SET2
COMMENTS -- Thanksgiving 1958 or 1959 (pg. 24*), Jerry entertains his relatives. At the family reunion at Aunt Lena's house, Daniel joins Jerry and they play "Donna" by Richie Valens. During this period Daniel and Jerry wrote a few simple love songs together. Daniel still has the lyrics and fingering writings. One song they co-wrote was, "Fly Trap". Others they played were: "Church Bells May Ring", Whispering Bells, and Everly Brothers songs.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Daniel Garcia.

BAND San Mateo College Jazz Band (with Phil Lesh)
VENUE San Mateo College
CITY San Mateo
STATE CA
DATE 04/05/59
SET1 I'll Remember April [3:16] ; Wail Frail [3:12] ; Finnegan's Awake [2:57] ; unknown [3:03] ; unknown [2:38]
SET2
COMMENTS Hugh Barroll:
I always thought the second piece was entitled Wail Frail (frail being 50's hipster slang for woman).

Christian Crumlish:
College of San Mateo, where we found yearbooks, course listings, and school newspapers documenting the Dance Band (and later Jazz Band) from Phil's time there. Besides finding several photos of Phil in the newspaper and the yearbook, we got the dates of several specific performances and citations of the debuts of Wail Frail and Finnegans Awake. We also learned that Phil ran for school Vice President in '59!

RECORDINGS 20 A?. Differences from song-to-song in recording quality and tone suggests this material spans more than one date.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Teddy GoodBear, Hugh Barroll, Christian Crumlish.

BAND Jerry Garcia with The Chords
VENUE Analy High School
CITY Sebastopol
STATE CA
DATE Fall 1959
SET1 Raunchy
SET2
COMMENTS -- Ihor W Slabicky:
From 'the compleat grateful dead discography'.

Also from tcgdd:
Raunchy - The Chords; In the Fall, 1959, Jerry Garcia played in this band during his attendance at Analy High School in Sebastopol, California. The band won a contest and recorded this song by Bill Doggett.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, Ihor W Slabicky.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE Fort Ord
CITY near Monterey
STATE CA
DATE 4/12/60 to late 08/??/60
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 24-26*), Jerry joins the army. He goes to Fort Ord and brings his 2nd electric guitar a Sears Silverstone into the army with him. He learned the rudiments of acoustic fingerpicking during this time period.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE Fort Winfield Scott
CITY San Francisco's Presidio
STATE CA
DATE late 08/??/60 to 12/14/60
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 24-27*), Jerry gets 1st base "boring" assignment, goes AWOL and mutually agrees to get out of the military. He officially get's out on 12/14/60.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Jerry Garcia.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE Kepler's Books
CITY Menlo Park
STATE CA
DATE 12/14/60 to ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 31-34*), Jerry hangs out & plays at Kepler's Books on El Camino Real. Roy Kepler allowed people to sit around all day at coffee tables, play music & read books.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Jerry Garcia.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE
CITY
STATE
DATE after 02/20/61 for nearly 2 years
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 31-34*), Jerry met Barbara Meier. Barbara gave Jerry money in dribs for nearly two years, and even bought him two guitars during that time.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Barbara Meier.

BAND Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
VENUE Comedia Theater
CITY
STATE CA
DATE 03/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 34*), Jerry meets 19 year old Robert Hunter while working an evening lighting job at the Comedia theater.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Robert Hunter.

BAND Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
VENUE vacant lot
CITY East Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 04/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 35-36*), Within a month of meeting, Garcia and Hunter were living side by side in their cars in a vacant lot in East Palo Alto -- Jerry in an old Cadillac (with the words 'Call Pam' written in the dirt on the back window and Bob in a 1940 Chrysler straight-eight he'd picked up for fifty bucks a day or two after he'd arrived in town.

They ate crushed pineapple (Hunter got from when he was in the military) from big tins day after day using Garcia's plastic spoons he had in his glovebox of his car. They started singin' and playin' together just for something to do.

RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter.

BAND Bob and Jerry
VENUE Arroyo Lounge
CITY
STATE CA
DATE 05/05/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 36*), Jerry says, "We got our first professional gig. We got five bucks apiece." Their innocuous little folk act was billed as Bob and Jerry, but they performed only two real gigs -- one at Arroyo Lounge. Bob says about the five dollar payday, "we decided to frame as the first musical earnings for either of us, but spent it on cigarettes instead."
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter.

BAND Bob and Jerry
VENUE Peninsula School
CITY
STATE CA
DATE 06/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 36*), Their second gig was at Peninsula School's eighth grade graduation ceremony in early June. That gig had been arranged by Danya Veltfort, whose younger sister was matriculating. Danya says, "Bob and Jerry took home fifty dollars for their troubles, good money for those days (and that crowd)."
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Danya Veltfort.

BAND Bob and Jerry
VENUE Barbara Meier's father's house living room
CITY
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 36*), The only known tape of Bob and Jerry was recorded by Barbara Meier's father in the living room of her house at her sixteenth birthday party. As Danya says, "It was a big deal to be able to make a tape in those days; not like today where everyone has recorders."
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Danya Veltfort.

BAND Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia and Alan Trist
VENUE
CITY
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 36*), Alan Trist about his new friend Robert Hunter, "Like me he really was into reading; we'd spend hours having literate discussions, picking books off the shelves and getting into them. Jerry was carrying his guitar around and Hunter and I had our notebooks and we'd go places and Jerry would play and Hunter and I would write. Or we'd got to a cafe somewhere and we'd write and sometimes Jerry would sit there and draw.

Hunter tells me now that Jerry and I were the ones who were raving around at the time, full of theatricality and spouting lines of poetry and being totally wild, and he was more circumspect. I think his recollection is probably correct, but what's interesting to me is that's not the person I later became."
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Alan Trist.

BAND Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia and Alan Trist
VENUE City Lights Books
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 36*), When they had a working car, they often would go up to San Francisco to wander around North Beach and soak up what was left of the Beat scenes at places like City Lights Books and the Coffee Gallery.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia and Alan Trist
VENUE Coffee Gallery
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 36*), When they had a working car, they often would go up to San Francisco to wander around North Beach and soak up what was left of the Beat scenes at places like City Lights Books and the Coffee Gallery.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE Kepler's Books backroom
CITY Menlo Park
STATE CA
DATE late spring 1961
SET1 popular tunes by the Kingston Trio, Joan Baez, The Wevers, Pete Seeger and others
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 37*), Garcia had traded in his Sears electric guitar for an acoustic model shortly after arriving in Palo Alto, and late that spring Barbara bought him a better guitar, and shortly after that, a lovely sounding Stella twelve-string. Jerry spent hours in the back room at Kepler's practicing and playing the limited folk repertoire he had mastered, which consisted mainly of straight-ahead popular tunes by the Kingston Trio, Joan Baez, The Wevers, Pete Seeger and other leading lights of the burgeoning folk revival movement.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia and Marshall Leicester
VENUE Kepler's Books
CITY Menlo Park
STATE CA
DATE late spring 1961
SET1 Everybody Loves Saturday Night ; [Elizabeth Cotten's] 'Freight Train'
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 38-39*), In late spring of 1961, Marshall Leicester, who'd had a passing friendship with Garcia back at Menlo Oaks Middle School, returned to the Peninsula from a year at Yale. One day, "I walked into Kepler's and Jerry was sitting there playing a twelve-string guitar and singing tunes like 'Everybody Loves Saturday Night' which was one of those kind of Pete Seeger 'love-your-worldwide-neighbors' songs in which the verses are the words 'everybody loves Saturday night' in about fifteen languages -- sort of the last gasp of the politically oriented folk music of the '30s and '40s. I think I asked to borrow his guitar and play some of my kind of music on it, and I think we were mutually impressed with each other. We remembered having met before and we hit it off."

Leicester taught Garcia the rudiments of the fingerpicking guitar style and also introduced Garcia to the main traditional white folksong forms of the south -- old-time string band music and bluegrass. "He was playing more strum stuff, Kingston Trio oriented songs," he notes. "He wasn't playing melodically oriented guitar at all. I think he'd gotten away from rock 'n' roll too, so he wasn't using a flat pick either. So I taught him how to play stuff like [Elizabeth Cotten's] 'Freight Train', and he just took it and ran with it on his own -- I never saw anybody learn how to do something as quickly as he picked up on that. So from there he went and made himself into someone with a sense of style.

In those days we all wanted to be Mike Seeger, so we were all trying to learn to play five or six instruments. I played guitar, banjo, autoharp and a little mouth harp. I didn't become a fiddler, which is mostly what I am these days, until a couple of years later. Jerry was just playing the guitar at first, but then of course he took up the banjo and got really good at that, too."

By 1963 Jerry was trying his hand at mandolin, dobro, fiddle and autoharp as well.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Marshall Leicester.

BAND Jerry Garcia, David Nelson and various music players
VENUE The Chateau
CITY Menlo Park
STATE CA
DATE Summer 1961
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 31*), 'The Chateau was mainly the various people from the Kepler's crowd', adds David Nelson, who met Garcia in the summer of 1961. People would play music endlessly.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), David Nelson.

BAND Jerry Garcia, David Nelson and various music players
VENUE St. Michael's Alley
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE Summer 1961
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 31*), Yet another meeting place was one of the local folk music spots, St. Michael's Alley on University Avenue in Palo Alto. It's there that the area's most celebrated singer and activist, Joan Baez, got her start while she was still a student at Palo Alto High School. As Alan Trist puts it, 'Kepler's was the main spot in the daytime and at night everyone would go over to St. Michael's Alley.' Garcia and Phil Lesh met at St. Michael's Alley that year.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Alan Trist.

BAND Jerry Garcia and David Nelson
VENUE Kepler's Books
CITY Menlo Park
STATE CA
DATE Summer 1961
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 39-40*), It was through the Albin brothers that Nelson met Garcia: "I still remember that moment at Kepler's when Pete and I were peeking through some books, and we saw this hairy, swarthy guy with an open Levi's shirt and a real brooding look and an olive wreath in his hair, playing a Stella twelve-string.

We talked to him and Rodney put a banjo in my hand and I thought, 'Oh no!' I had learned a little bit of banjo from a Pete Seeger book Rodney had given me, but here I was playing with Garcia the first minute I met him!"
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), David Nelson.

BAND Garcia, Leicester, Hunter
VENUE Carlos Bookstall's loft called 'Boar's Head'
CITY San Carlos
STATE CA
DATE 07/??/61
SET1 Banjo Instrumental [1:16] ; Poor Ellen Smith [3:12] ; Wildwood Flower [2:38] ; Brown's Ferry Blues [2:08] ; Jesse James [3:40]; No One To Stand By Me [2:36] ; All The Good Times Are Past And Gone [2:19] ; Darling Corey [2:13] ; Bolshevik In Hell (1) [#0:38]
SET2
COMMENTS Jerry Garcia, acoustic guitar; Marshall Leicester, banjo; Robert Hunter, bass? This performance took place at the Boar's Head Coffeehouse; located in the upstairs loft of the Carlos Bookstall. (1) Robert Hunter, acapella. This set and the 01/??/62 Burlingame set also circulate together as "Garcia, Hunter and Albin '62." It can be argued that the 'room ambience' and recording quality of both tapes are identical; they -sound- like they were recorded at the same time.

Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life" -- pg. 39-40*), Early in the summer of 1961 a pair of folk music enthusiasts, Rodney Albin and George Howell, launched a small coffeehouse called the Boar's Head in a loft above a bookstore called the Carlos Bookstall in San Carlos (north of Menlo Park). Peter Albin, Rodney's younger brother, later became a founding member of Big Brother and the Holding Company.

As Dave Nelson says alongside Rodney Albin in Blair Jackson's ("Garcia, An American Life" -- pg. 40*) book, referring to his 1st meeting with Garcia, "So we asked him to come play at the Boar's Head. That night at the Boar's Head it was Garcia, who played some songs on guitar, and then Bob Hunter came on wearing his army boots, as he always did in those days, and he sang a couple of songs. And there was also David X (David McQueen, a black man in his forties who was part of the Chateau scene) and Sherry Huddleston, who's the one who gave Pigpen his name (the next year). It was very low-key. The Boar's Head always seemed more like a party than a real gig."

RECORDINGS 25 A?. Audience recording, made on reel-to-reel by Rodney Albin, possibly from mics placed on stage. Bolshevik In Hell may not be from the same date.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 31, 256), Matt Schofield, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Teddy GoodBear, David Nelson.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE Suzy Wood's parents lot behind the main house on Debbie Lane
CITY Belmont
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 40*).
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia and Bob Hunter
VENUE Peace Center
CITY
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 40*), They lived with Willy Legate for a time, after Hunter returned in July 1961 from the National Guard training camp, at the Peace Center.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE hotel on O'Farrell Street
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 41*).
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Barbara Meier.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE KPFA
CITY Berkeley
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 41*).
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Barbara Meier.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE nice attic apartment on Noriega Street
CITY San Francisco's Sunset district
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 41*), Phoebe says Jerry spent nearly all his time on Noriega Street playing guitar, trying to master old-timey fingerpicking styles...
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Phoebe Graubard.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE North Beach dives
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 41*), Phoebe says, "Jerry was playing in dives in North Beach..."
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Phoebe Graubard.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE Aquatic Park
CITY San Francisco
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 41*), Phoebe says, "Jerry used to take his guitar with him wherever he went, and one time we went down to Aquatic Park on the bus. We were sitting on the grass and he was playing the guitar and this old Basque man, who worked in a restaurant or something, had a pot full of food that he was going to feed to the birds, but he said he liked Jerry's guitar playing so he gave us the big pot of food instead..."
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), Phoebe Graubard.

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE the strrets and Pogo's (Norm Fontaine's house)
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE summer 1961
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 42*), ...little black kids would dance and follow David McQueen and Jerry as Jerry played and they would sing as they walked after doing yard work for extra money.

David McQueen, "He was listening to a lot of Reverend Gary Davis at the time. But blues, gospel, jazz -- he'd play it all. He used to jam with the drummers who came to play at Pogo's (Norm Fontaine's house)..."

RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life"), David McQueen.

BAND Jerry Garcia and Eric Thompson
VENUE
CITY
STATE
DATE ??/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 38*), Eric Thompson became one of Jerry's musical partners later that year.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh
VENUE St. Michael's Alley
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE Autumn 1961
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 31,43*), Garcia and Phil Lesh met at St. Michael's Alley that year.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE The Chateau
CITY Menlo Park
STATE CA
DATE Fall 1961 to 11/??/61
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS -- (pg. 42-43*).
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Teddy GoodBear <DeadLists@GoodBear.com>, *Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry Garcia
VENUE The Chateau
CITY Menlo Park
STATE CA
DATE 11/18/61
SET1 Matty Groves ; Long Black Veil ; Greenback Dollar
SET2
COMMENTS Garcia on acoustic guitar. The "Groovy Conclave" was a 'not-to-be forgotten event', lasting several days, put on by the residents of the Chateau. Exact date and order of songs unknown.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 35-6).

BAND Unknown (Garcia, banjo)
VENUE Unknown
CITY Burlingame
STATE CA
DATE 01/??/62
SET1 Down In The Willow Garden [#1:43] ; Look Up, Look Down That Lonesome Road [2:15] ; Railroad Bill [2:46] ; The Wagoner's Lad (1) [1:44] ; Katie Cruel [3:26] ; Pay Me My Money Down [1:53] ; East Virginia Blues [2:09] ; Instrumental [0:50] ; The Good Old Rebel [1:27] ; The Very Unfortunate Man [2:20]
SET2
COMMENTS Jerry Garcia playing banjo in an unknown bluegrass band * (1) Garcia, acapella. This set and the 07/??/61 San Carlos set also circulate together as "Garcia, Hunter and Albin '62." It can be argued that the 'room ambience' and recording quality of both tapes are identical; they -sound- like they were recorded at the same time.
RECORDINGS 25 A?. Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Matt Schofield.

BAND Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers
VENUE Jewish Community Center
CITY San Carlos
STATE CA
DATE 06/11/62
SET1 Run Mountain [3:52] ; Billy Grimes The Rover [2:33] ; Cannonball Blues [2:32] ; Devilish Mary [3:04] ; Buck Dancer's Choice [1:16] ; Little Birdie [2:47] ; Sally Goodin' [1:18] ; Hold The Woodpile Down [2:52]
SET2 Crow Black Chicken [2:27] ; The Johnson Boys [2:21]; Shady Grove [2:25] ; Hop High Ladies [1:51] ; Sweet Sunny South [2:57] ; All Go Hungry Hash House [2:44] ; Man Of Constant Sorrow [1:46] ; Rabbit Chase [2:17] ; Three Men Went A-Hunting [1:47]
COMMENTS Garcia, guitar and banjo; Marshall Leicester, banjo and guitar; Dick Arnold, fiddle. This performance took place at the 'new' Boar's Head Coffeehouse; relocated in the San Carlos Jewish Community Center.
RECORDINGS 65 A?. Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 39-41, 257), Matt Schofield.

BAND
VENUE
CITY
STATE
DATE ??/??/6?
SET1 Blues Jam [2:24] ; Careless Love [0:41] In The Pines [3:12] ; Goin' To Chicago [2:38] ; (Mike Sector intro's himself) [:25]
SET2 (Jerry intro's Pigpen) [:51] ; 99 Years [4:41#] ; Blue Goose [2:35]
COMMENTS Jerry Garcia, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, other personnel unknown * "Unident Thing" * Other artists included: Mike Sector.

-- My reasoning for listing this separate (from 06/11/62):
I think the above is the same material you have listed (after Three Men Went A-Hunting) on 06/11/62. And indeed, this follows Three Men W.A.H. on one of my copies of 6/11/62... but it's listed separately as "Unident Thing w/ Pig & Jerry"... that's it -- no date, location, venue. Specific reasons (in no particular order):
* it's listed on my tape separately
* there is a splice and a marked difference in sound quality and tone
* Pigpen only appears on *this* portion / other personnel have changed
* Sandy Troy's 'Early Garcia Song List' ("Captain Trips," Appendix A) seems to agree (that the 6/11/62 set ends with Three Men W.A.H.).

-- My reasoning for listing two sets:
* After Goin' To Chicago, Mike Sector introduces himself (apparently as a guest act, between sets): "I don't think many of you know me, but I'm a guest here tonight. My name is Mike Sector and..."(cut).

Then cuts into crowd silence>applause> Garcia: "Uh, I'm back again, but this time it's purely secondary, uh... a lot of... perhaps those of you that heard, uh... Ron play the harmonica, were impressed by his playing... playing, but there is another side to this... even more impressive, I think.... So, even though he'd be the last to admit it... I'd better shut up."

-- Note: And I'm not extremely convinced 'Blue Goose' belongs with this list. It, too, has a slightly different sound quality and tone. Does that sound like Garcia's guitar-playing to you?

-- Jeff Tiedrich provided this recording to Teddy GoodBear & Teddy re-digitized it as follows:
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RECORDINGS 20 A?. Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Teddy GoodBear, Matt Schofield.

BAND Jerry Garcia, solo
VENUE College of San Mateo
CITY San Mateo
STATE CA
DATE 11/10/62
SET1 Little Birdie [2:56] ; Walking Boss [2:09]
SET2
COMMENTS Jerry Garcia, solo banjo * "College of San Mateo Folk Festival"
RECORDINGS 7 A?. Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage. These tapes possibly circulate from Hank Harrison & his book research in the early 70s. They are said to be mastered by Rod Albin. David Gans GDH #421.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Teddy GoodBear, Lone Star Dead Eric, David Gans GDH #421.

BAND Jerry Garcia and David Nelson
VENUE College of San Mateo
CITY San Mateo
STATE CA
DATE 11/10/62
SET1 The Miller's Will [2:57] ; Deep Elem Blues [3:01] ; Will The Circle Be Unbroken [3:03] ; I Truly Understand [2:46] ; "Elmer" (1) [2:13] ; Raging Sea [3:#26] ; Cannonball Blues [2:#11] ; The Cuckoo [2:13] ; Man Of Constant Sorrow (2) [2:17]
SET2
COMMENTS Jerry Garcia and David Nelson * "College of San Mateo Folk Festival" * (1) "Elmer" is a `comedy sketch' not a song . (2) Garcia, acapella.

Note: I'm not an extremely technical person (especially when it comes to reel-to-reels), but FWIW the 'reel problems' mentioned sounds like a tape slack/speed problem (if there is such a thing)... basically just a momentary increase in speed... all the music is still there (just extremely fast/compressed).
RECORDINGS 34 A?. Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage.
Reel problems resulting in losses of 3-4 secs in Raging Sea and Cannonbal Blues. These tapes possibly circulate from Hank Harrison & his book research in the early 70s. They are said to be mastered by Rod Albin.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Matt Schofield, Teddy GoodBear, Lone Star Dead Eric.

BAND Hart Valley Drifters
VENUE College of San Mateo
CITY San Mateo
STATE CA
DATE 11/10/62
SET1 Handsome Molly [2:13] ; "Elmer" (1) [1:46] ; Pig In A Pen [2:05] ; Banks Of The Ohio [3:17] ; "Elmer" [2:52] ; The Roving Gambler [3:16] ; Nine Pound Hammer [2:18] ; Salty Dog Blues 22:50 [2:16]
SET2
COMMENTS Jerry "Earl Scruggs" Garcia, banjo and guitar; Norman Van Mastrict, guitar and dobro; Bob Hunter, bass; David Nelson, guitar * "College of San Mateo Folk Festival" (1) "Elmer" is a `comedy sketch' not a song .
RECORDINGS 23 A?. Audience recording, mics placed on stage. These tapes possibly circulate from Hank Harrison & his book research in the early 70s. They are said to be mastered by Rod Albin.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 42-3, 257-8), Matt Schofield, Teddy GoodBear, Lone Star Dead Eric.

BAND Wildwood Boys
VENUE The Tangent
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 02/22/63
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS Wildwood Boys: Jerry Garcia, banjo; Robert Hunter, guitar; David Nelson, mandolin.

-- Note: My reasoning for listing the above (and the absence of a bass player):
* On 02/23/63, between Muleskinner Blues and Norm's Solo, Garcia mentions:
"Any of you who were here last night realize that... that we didn't have a bass player because..."

RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Thayer Jennings.

BAND Wildwood Boys
VENUE The Tangent
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 02/23/63
SET1 Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms [2:59] ; (1) (Intro by Hunter) [1:00] ; Jerry's Breakdown [2:13] ; (2) Standing In The Need Of Prayer [3:11] ; (3) Muleskinner Blues [3:54] ; (4) (5) Norm's Solo [2:56] ; (6) Pike County Breakdown [2:21] ; (7) Come All Ye Fair And Tender Maidens # [3:33] ; We Shall Not Be Moved [2:14]
SET2
COMMENTS The Wildwood Boys: Jerry Garcia, banjo; Robert Hunter, guitar; David Nelson, mandolin; Norman Van Mastricht, bass.

(1) Introductions by Hunter.
(2) Garcia makes fun of Hunter's Scientology "devil" remarks by interrupting
him. Hunter sometime thereafter gives up on Scientology.
(3) Garcia gives the lo down while tuning.
(4) 2/22/63 they played w/o a bass player.
(5) Jerry joke, "Don't. forget to write"!
(6) Jerry says, "We're back with a million more songs".
(7) Lot's of Jerry tuning.

-- Note: I have three different copies of this. On the most complete copy, the 'KFOG Deadhead Hour' intro is included... and it explains a good bit about how these tapes (02/23/63, 05/04/63 [Jerry & Sarah] and ??/??/63 [Second Story Men]) came into circulation:

-- [Before 05/04/63 Jerry & Sarah:]
DJ: (cut) "...primo sounding. How did you get such good tape?"
RR: "Well, these are courtesy of, uh, Dr. Stu Goldstein (a fellow physician in, uh, Walnut Creek) wco-manager of the Tangent back in, uh, 1963. Yeah."
DJ: "Wow! That's really cool."
RR: "So tonight we're gonna hear, uh, first Jerry and Sarah Garcia. Deep Elem Blues, uh, Will Of The Weaver, I Truly Understand, All The Good Times Are Past And Gone, Long Black Veil, Man Who Wrote 'The Home Sweet Home' Never Was A Married Man, Keno The Rent Man, and finally, If I Was On A Foggy... oh, Some Foggy Mountain Top. Here we go."
DJ: "Alright, here we go, on the KFOG Deadhead Hour."

-- [After 05/04/63, before 02/23/63:]
DJ: "Wow! This is the KFOG Deadhead Hour. And Richard, that was incredible."
RR: "Yeah... it's not the KFOG, uh, Hayseed Hour. I know it sounds that way, but this is, uh... some early stuff from 1963, from uh... the early portion of that year, from the Tangent, in Palo Alto. And that was, uh, Jerry and Sarah Garcia -- right down to announcing their nuptials. That was... that
was pretty interesting."
DJ: "Yeah."
RR: "Well, let's, uh, keep going here. This is the Wildwood Boys. And I do have a date, a precise date on this one. How about that? Two, twenty-three, sixty-three (2/23/63). Again, at the Tangent, uh... and they are: Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, David Nelson and, uh, Norm Van Mastrict. And, uh, here's a bunch of stuff: Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Jerry's Breakdown, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer, Muleskinner Blues, then a solo number by Norm, and, uh, Pike County Breakdown, Come All Ye Fair And Tender Maidens and We Shall Not Be Moved -- right here on the KFOG Deadheads Hour."

-- [After 02/23/63, before Second Story Men:]
DJ: "You're listening to the KFOG Deadhead Hour. With us tonight, Richard Raphel(sp?) who is responsible for giving us all these, uh... these great tapes. Hi Richard."
RR: "Well it's a pleasure to 'em all. Yeah."
DJ: "Oh... boy. I'm really diggin' this stuff."
RR: "Well, that was the, uh, Wildwood Boys: Jerry Garcia, Bob Hunter, uh, Dave Nelson and, uh, Norm Van Mastrict. And we're gonna continue now with, uh, just a couple of tunes from the Second Story Men which was, uh, Pigpen's group around the same time. This is also recorded at the Tangent... in Palo Alto. And we just have time for two quick ones... uh, McKernan's Blues and the Rocky Mountain Blues -- here on the KFOG Deadhead Hour."

-- Matt Schofield:
I'd suggest a couple of name changes to this.
---------------------------------------------
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms - This most commonly occurs as: Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms. That's the name we've gone with for the Dead's version.
---------------------------------------------
Muleskinner Blues - Although it does often occurs as above, it was originally recorded as: Mule Skinner Blues.
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We Shall Not Be Moved - This title was adapted when the song was adopted by protest movements in the 30's. Before that, the song was known only as: I Shall Not Be Moved. Although Jerry sings 'We shall not be moved' in the chorus, the verses are similar to the gospel original rather than the 30s version.
---------------------------------------------

-- On one of the circulating recordings from the KFOG-FM source, was provided by Jeff Tiedrich & redigitized by Teddy GoodBear:

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The last song "We Shall Not Be Moved [2:14]" is missing from goodbear's redigitized circulating copies.

RECORDINGS 25 AUD; 25 FM-AUD. Audience recording, made by Dr. Stu Goldstein (co-manager of the Tangent in 1963), possibly from mics placed on stage, later broadcast on KFOG-FM.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 44-5, 258), Matt Schofield, Teddy GoodBear, Blair Jackson ("Garcia, An American Life").

BAND Jerry and Sarah Ruppenthal Garcia
VENUE The Tangent
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 05/04/63
SET1 ?
SET2 # Deep Elem Blues [3:15] ; Will The Weaver [2:52] ; I Truly Understand [3:31] ; All The Good Times Are Past And Gone [3:26] (2) Long Black Veil [5:00] ; (1) The Man Who Wrote 'Home Sweet Home' Never Was A Married Man [3:40] ; Keno The Rent Man [2:29] (3) ; Some Foggy Mountain Top [3:04] (4)
COMMENTS Jerry Garcia: vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle (3), and mandolin (4) ; Sarah Ruppenthal Garcia [Garcia's first wife]: vocals and guitar. (2), Garcia talks about last set requests. It is unknown where (if any) set breaks occur.

-- Teddy GoodBear:
They just got married the previous week on 4/25/63. (1) Jerry talks about the wedding & article. Here is the Palo Alto Times wedding article & picture of Jerry and Sara.

-- Matt Schofield:
'Keno The Rent Man' recorded by the New Lost City Ramblers as 'Keno The Rent Man' and I think is in their song book.

Mike Seeger recorded a version of 'Will The Weaver" in the early 60s which is similar to Jerry's version. 'Will The Weaver' mutated into a song called 'Everyday Dirt' but, from the few examples I've heard/seen, the song Jerry does is closer to the original 'Will The Weaver'.

There's some quotes from Sara in Robert Greenfield's 'Dark Star" - An Oral Biography Of Jerry Garcia;

"Valiantly, Jer also tried to learn the fiddle when she [Heather] was a baby.
That was painful to be around. But she's a violinist now."

And also;

"We sang together and I played a little autoharp and my little rosewood Martin guitar.
He played most of the instruments."

-- On one of the circulating recordings provided by Jeff Tiedrich & redigitized by Teddy GoodBear:
This has been speed & pitch corrected. BTW, I now think it's more likely this is all from a 2nd set, since there seems to be no splice before "Long Black Vail" & "Deep Elem" cuts in.

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RECORDINGS 25 AUD; 25 FM-AUD. Audience recording, made by Dr. Stu Goldstein (co-manager of the Tangent in 1963), possibly from mics placed on stage; later broadcast on KFOG-FM, which I believe is where this recording is from as indicated by the "WOW" at the end.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 47, 258), Matt Schofield, Teddy GoodBear, Robert Greenfield's 'Dark Star" - An Oral Biography Of Jerry Garcia.

BAND Wildwood Boys
VENUE Monterey Folk Festival
CITY Monterey
STATE CA
DATE Summer 1963
SET1 Nine Pound Hammer
SET2
COMMENTS Wildwood Boys: Jerry Garcia, banjo; David Nelson, guitar; Robert Hunter, bass; Ken Frankel, mandolin. Summer of 1963; won Amateur Bluegrass Open Competition. Other artists included: Country Boys with Clarence White and Roland White; Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys; Osborne Brothers; Doc Watson.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 50, 258).

BAND The Second Story Men
VENUE The Tangent
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/63
SET1 McKernan's Blues [4:25] ; Rocky Mountain Blues [3:13]
SET2
COMMENTS The Second Story Men: Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan ; Rodney Albin, Peter Albin, Ellen Kavanaugh.

-- See note under 2/23/63 for source info.

RECORDINGS 10 AUD; 10 FM-AUD. Audience recording, made by Dr. Stu Goldstein (co-manager of the Tangent in 1963), possibly from mics placed on stage, later broadcast on KFOG-FM. This tape also circulates labeled "Pigpen 1970 studio", but the presence of audience applause leaves the "studio" claim in doubt.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings.

BAND Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions
VENUE Dana Morgan's Music Store back
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 12/31/63
SET1
SET2
COMMENTS Wanger/Frost 6/8/69 GD Documentary release, Bob Weir says:
On New Year's Eve in the back of Dana Morgan's Music store, no one was interested in getting guitar lessons. Myself & a friend of mine dropped by and sat and rapped and decided we had enough talent amongst us, or questionable talent amongst us, to start a jug band. The jug band got rolling very shortly thereafter. I of course played hyperventalated jug & washtub bass.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Michael Wanger, Teddy GoodBear.

BAND Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions
VENUE Hamilton Street House
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE ??/??/64
SET1 Deep Elem Blues ; Washington at Valley Forge ; Beetle Um Bum ; K.C. Moan ; I'm Satisfied
SET2
COMMENTS Rehearsal(s) - this material is almost certainly from many rehearsals.

Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions:
Jerry Garcia, guitar and banjo; Bob Weir, washtub bass, jug and guitar; Pigpen, harmonica; David Nelson, guitar; David Parker, washboard and kazoo; Bob Matthews, washboard and kazoo.

RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 54-5).

BAND Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan
VENUE
CITY
STATE CA
DATE 01/20/64
SET1 So Long Baby [2.26] ; She's Mine [2.26] ; Baby Please Don't Go [2.40] ; Slow Blues [7.26]
SET2
COMMENTS Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan.

-- Courtesy of David Gans, who provided these selections, which had been played by him on the KPFA marathon on 02-22-03.

Eric Thompson took up the guitar as a teenager in Palo Alto, California in the early 1960's, at a time when very few folk guitarists were playing more than basic rhythm guitar. Among his earliest bands were the Black Mountain Boys (with Jerry Garcia and David Nelson) and Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions. He quickly became nationally known as an exceptional lead flatpicker, winning the World Championship Cup at Union Grove, North Carolina with the New York Ramblers (which also included David Grisman and Winnie Winston) and flying to Nashville, Tennessee to record Beatle Country with the Charles River Valley Boys (reissued on Rounder).

RECORDINGS recorded by Eric Thompson.
CONTRIBUTORS David Gans, Ihor W Slabicky, Eric Thompson, Teddy GoodBear

BAND Black Mountain Boys
VENUE
CITY
STATE
DATE 03/06/64
SET1 Instrumental [#1:34] ; Katie Kline [1:43] ; Homestead On The Farm [1:58] ; Barefoot Nellie [2:22] ; She's More To Be Pitied [2:07] ; Instrumental [1:59] ; Somebody Touched Me [1:55] ; Who'll Sing For Me [1:52] ; Darlin' Alalee [1:#40] ; John Hardy [1:12]
SET2
COMMENTS Black Mountain Boys [or Black Mountain String Band]: Jerry "Dr. Car Stairs" Garcia, banjo; David "Ernie Bo-Peep" Nelson, mandolin; Eric Thompson, guitar; Robert "Jim Bemas" Hunter; bass * ??? Tuning before Darlin' Aller-Lee * Other artists include: Walt Brown.

David Gans GDH #421: Also played, "Jerry's Breakdown".

-- Note - The band introduces itself before Homestead On The Farm:
D.Nelson(?): (cut) "..nk you very much. Uh, in case you don't already know, we're the Black Mountain Boys or the Black Mountain String Band -- the greatest bluegrass band since King Solomon's Mines. And over on the right hand side, we have Jerry Garcia, alais Dr. Car Stairs; and on the guitar, we have Eric Thompson..."

Garcia: "And here in the middle, kind fellow -- on stage, off stage, no matter where you happen to run into him -- is, uh, Ernie Bo-Peep on the mandolin here -- better known as David Nelson."

D.Nelson(?): "Jim Beamas on bass"

Garcia: "Schep."

RECORDINGS 30 A? - Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage. GDH #421.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Matt Schofield, Teddy GoodBear, David Gans.

BAND Black Mountain Boys
VENUE
CITY
STATE
DATE 03/07/64
SET1
SET2 Sourwood Mountain [0:43] ; If I Lose [2:04] ; Homestead On The Farm [2:14] ; Pig In A Pen [1:55] ; Once More [2:11] ; Stoney Creek [2:08] ; Two Little Boys [2:44] ; Salty Dog Blues [2:10] ; Rosalie McFall [2:37] ; Teardrops In My Eyes [1:58] ; New River Train [1:59] ; Love Please Come Home [2:01] ; Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor [2:07] ; John Hardy [0:22#]
SET3 Nine Pound Hammer ; Darlin' Alalee ; Ocean Of Diamonds ; Salt Creek ; In The Pines ; Banjo Breakdown ; When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again; She's More To Be Pitied ; Black Mountain Rag ; True Life Blues ; Instrumental ; John Hardy
COMMENTS Black Mountain Boys: Jerry Garcia, banjo and guitar; David Nelson, mandolin; Sandy Rothman, guitar, Robert Hunter, bass player.

-- My reasoning for listing Sandy Rothman as guitarist and Robert Hunter as bassist:

* Before Homestead On The Farm, someone (Robert Hunter?) says: "We're gonna do a song called Homestead on the Farm. Or, Sandy's gonna sing a song."
* Before Two Little Boys, someone (Hunter?) says: "Uh, while Sandy tunes his guitar... The next song is gonna be Two Little Boys... or the name of the next song is gonna be Two Little Boys. The name of the next song *is* Two Little Boys, in fact."
* Before Rosalie McFall, Garcia says: "Sandy gets to play... uh, play a lot of stuff on this one here."
* Before Love Please Come HomeSo Sandy went and foolishly put new strings on his guitar last month..."
* Sandy Troy lists the following personnel ("Captain Trips," Appendix A):
Garcia, banjo; David Nelson, mandolin; Robert Hunter, bass; Sandy Rothman, guitar.

-- My reasoning for listing as SET2 and SET3 (and not SET1):

* Before Sawood Mountain, Garcia mentions: "We figured we'd just stand around this set, you know. . . we played last set" (... so I'm assuming there was another set before this - SET1.)
* My tape ends (cuts) during John Hardy with Garcia(?) saying: "Thank you very much for, uh... bearing with us, coming to see us, and... we'll be back in about 20 minut..."(cut) IMO, this is definitely a set break -- but between which two sets? I'm missing the Roll On Buddy->Black Mtn. Rag, so I can't tell where this might belong (but Sandy Troy lists it after Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor - and does not list the John Hardy at all). BTW, there is *not* a cut/splice between Make Me A Pallet and John Hardy on my tape.

RECORDINGS 40+ A?. Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 50-1, 259), Matt Schofield.

BAND Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions
VENUE The Tangent
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 07/??/64
SET1 Overseas Stomp ; Ain't It Crazy ; Boo Break ; Yes She Do, No She Don't ; Memphis ; Boodle Am Shake ; Big Fat Woman ; Borneo ; My Gal ; Shake That Thing ; Beat It on Down the Line ; Cocaine Habit Blues ; Beedle Um Bum ; On the Road Again ; The Monkey and the Engineer ; In the Jailhouse Now ; Crazy Words, Crazy Tune ; Band Interview
SET2
COMMENTS As of 3/99: Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions (GDCD 4064)

Grateful Dead Records is delighted to call your attention to the recorded debut (a mere thirty-five years late) of Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions.

Yep, you read right! What we have here amounts to the Rosetta Stone of Grateful Dead tape archaeology - a complete July, 1964 performance by the ragtag little jug band that, despite its fairly short life span, served a rather large function in musical history, as it represented the very first collaboration between future members of the Dead (Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Pigpen).

Almost no one knew these tapes even existed, and those who did feared that they might be lost. Some collectors had a couple of songs from this performance on tape, from a 1969 radio documentary, but that was it.

Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions ("McCree" being just one of the many different ways the band spelled its name - out of sheer prankishness, they spelled it differently at every gig) was formed in early 1964 in Palo Alto, California in the midst of the Great Folk Revival. The band played for most of its brief lifespan at coffee houses and clubs frequented by members of the Stanford University community. Less than a year the jug band had evolved into an electric blues band called The Warlocks, which in turn changed its name to Grateful Dead, and you know the rest of that story!

One of the jug band's shows at a popular local spot was featured on an installment of Live at the Top of the Tangent, a program on the Stanford radio station KZSU, hosted and produced by an undergraduate named Pete Wanger. Some five years later, after the Grateful Dead had become something of a household name in the San Francisco rock scene, Pete's brother Michael included two songs from that live Tangent broadcast on a documentary about the Dead, broadcast on the trailblazing San Francisco station KSAN. And that, it was thought, was the last we'd ever hear of Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions.

But Michael Wanger was a man with a mission. He knew that there was more of this music out there, and he wanted to find it. Wanger remembers that "I badgered my brother about the tapes but he could not remember what he'd done with them. In 1994 or '95, Vance, my partner on the Grateful Dead documentary,
found a partial tape (containing ten songs) in his garage. It was the master that I was after." In 1997, fate intervened: "After our mother passed away," Michael recalls, "Peter and I were clearing things out of her house, and stashed away in the attic was a box containing all of the 'Top of the Tangent' tapes. Sure enough, the Mother McCree's stuff was there, in excellent condition* and with songs that weren't on any of the other tapes I'd found."

In fact, Wanger wound up with 16 songs, and the long-lost Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions album became a reality at last, with an assist from the digital mastering and editing ninjas of Club Front.

And the results are quite delightful - the performance is the very epitome of the expression "ragged but right," and the overall feeling of goofy joy in the music is quite irresistible. You can definitely hear the ancestral roots of the Grateful Dead here - several of the songs ("Ain't It Crazy," "Beat It On Down The Line," "On The Road Again" and "The Monkey and the Engineer") found their way into the Dead's rotation, as did other tunes from the jug band days ("Viola Lee Blues," "New Minglewood Blues") that were not played that night at the Tangent.

"Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions" is, of course, an absolute must for any serious scholar of Grateful Dead music. But you don't have to be all that serious to enjoy it. Bob Weir says it all when he sums up the jug band's original intent: "We just set out to have one hell of a good time. And we did."

Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions is available by Mail Order Only from Grateful Dead Merchandising (1-800-CAL-DEAD). The price is $12.00 (plus shipping and handling - California residents add 7.25% sales tax).

Grateful Dead Art & Photo Gallery for the poster art!

Michael Wanger's Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions web page!

RECORDINGS Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions (GDCD 4064)
CONTRIBUTORS Grateful Dead Merchandising, Michael Wanger, Teddy GoodBear.

BAND Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions
VENUE The Tangent
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 07/??/64
SET1 I'm Satisfied [1:45], The Rub [1:19]
SET2
COMMENTS (As of 3/99, see above '07/??/64' for complete update to this entry). Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.

Based on the web page of Michael Wanger [the person who recorded this show] the entry should be:

DAed [1:53] (3) ; Memphis, Tennessee [2:20] (4) ; My Big Fat Woman [2:27] (5) ; Borneo [2:00] (6) ; Beat It on Down the Line [2:40] (7) ; Cocaine Habit Blues [3:07] (8) ; Beedle Um Bum [2:31] ; On the Road Again [2:48] (9)

-- Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1) vocals: Jerry with Bob; Pigpen, harmonica (2) Pigpen, vocal & harmonica (3) Jerry vocals (4) Jerry vocals; Pigpen harmonica (5) Bob vocals (6) Jerry & Bob vocals (7) unknown guest with Jerry and Bob (8) Jerry vocals, Pigpen harmonica (9) Jerry vocals, Pigpen harmonica.

-- From Wanger/Frost 6/8/69 GD Documentary release. Announcer, Wanger/Frost?:
They called themselves "Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions", and played at the Tangent throughout the summer of 1964.

I'm Satisfied with My Gal. - summer '64? (noted by Michael Wanger in email to Teddy GoodBear)

Announcer, Wanger/Frost?:
Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions borrowed heavally from the Jim Kweskin Band, 'borrowed?, you mean stoled'!

Talks about blues influences ("Mr. Pig Pen") that lead to playing electric.

The Rub.- summer '64? (noted by Michael Wanger in email to Teddy GoodBear)

Bob Weir: Goes on to talk about Pigpen:
After being a jug band for over a year Jerry & Bob go on to talk about playing electric, "...to play louder...".

They picked up 2 more local musicians:
Dan Morgan Jr. - bass
Bill Sommers - who taught drums at the store

The Warlocks were formed. They became weird when they started working in bars. Phil Lesh replaces Dana during the bar room days.

RECORDINGS 10 FM-AUD. Audience recording, possibly from mics placed on stage. Date of recording is either July 16, 17 or 18, 1964. Circulating tapes of I'm Satisfied, Boo Break and The Rub (in that order) are from an FM broadcast of an audio documentary on the Grateful Dead produced by Michael Wanger and Vance Frost for Golden State Recorders broadcast on June 8, 1969. This 120-minute program also includes some early Grateful Dead live recordings, but no live Warlocks material. Circulating tapes of these two songs are from an FM broadcast of an audio documentary on the Grateful Dead produced by Michael Wanger and Vance Frost for Golden State Recorders sometime in late 1968 or early 1969. This 120-minute program also includes some early Grateful Dead live recordings, but no live Warlocks material.
CONTRIBUTORS Jeff Tiedrich, Thayer Jennings, Michael Wanger, Teddy GoodBear, David Sorochty.

BAND The Warlocks
VENUE Dana Morgan's Music Store
CITY Palo Alto
STATE CA
DATE 12/31/64
SET1 Promised Land ; Johnny B. Goode ; King Bee ; Little Red Rooster ; Walking The Dog ; Baby Blue ; She Belongs To Me ; Stealin' ; Don't Ease Me In
SET2
COMMENTS Rehearsal(s)? * date uncertain - material may be from many rehearsals * The Warlocks: Jerry Garcia, lead guitar and vocals; Bob Weir, rhythm guitar and vocals; Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, harmonica, keyboards and vocals; Dana Morgan, Jr., bass; Bill Kreutzmann, drums.
RECORDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS Sandy Troy ("Captain Trips," p. 59-60).

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