nr - Wondering What to Choose 1969
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xx/xx/69Before Time Began
 the first four songs on before time began are from the new riders' first studio session, at pacific heights recording in san francisco, california, in november 1969. this is the only known studio recording made by the band's original lineup. the next two songs on the album are from an even earlier studio session, before the new riders of the purple sage had formed. this session took place at pacific recording in san mateo, california, on july 31, 1968. these tracks are credited to "marmaduke and friends". according to the album liner notes, which were written by david nelson, these are "two songs john [dawson] cut in 1968 in san mateo with the help of garcia and some members of doug sahm's group," indicating that jerry garcia plays pedal steel guitar on these tracks.; Part 1 Early New Riders, 1."Henry" (John Dawson) 3:39, 2."All I Ever Wanted" (Dawson) 4:28, 3."Last Lonely Eagle" (Dawson) 4:47, 4."Cecilia" (Dawson) 4:06, 5."Garden of Eden" (Dawson) 3:09, 6."Superman" (Dawson) 2:19, Part 2 The Backwards Tapes, 7."Deh Rominap" (Peter Rowan, David Nelson) 1:48, 8."A Handful of Brains" (Nelson) 2:43, 9."I'm Through with the Fish, Harve" (Nelson) 1:44, 10."Och Tamale" (C. Merle Waterman, Nelson) 1:25, 11."A Handful of Brains Part II" (Nelson) 4:49, 12."Where Discipline Comes In" (Nelson) 2:52$A   
xx/xx/69KFSX interview w/ marmaduke John Dawson
 60m, 21min, 48k; late 69/early 70 with rough mixes for first lp in progress at the time of broadcast; interview between songs (see nrps 4/28/71 (mr>r1>3.75 ips r2>dat)); interview with how Marmaduke got the name plus some upcoming show dates at Fillmore West which may identify the date for this, Louisiana Lady, Garden of Eden, Whatcha Gonna Do, All I Ever Wanted, Henry A-   
8/2/69San Francisco, CA - Matrix
 60m, 69min, 44k; afternoon, soundboard direct 3.75ips m-reel-> (tuning edited out) 3.75ips reel->cdr/dat; was rated a, but very good sound because of a touch of occasional harshness; has analog pops between some tracks; trade dat > midiman delta dio 2496 > cooledit > wav > flac; 1 Kawliga, 2 Mama Tried, 3 Games People Play, 4 Me & My Uncle, 5 Delilah, 6 Long Black Veil, 7 If You Hear Me When I'm Leavin',(Can't Pay the Price) 8 talk - formerly the murdering punks 9 Superman, 10 Last Lonely Eagle, 11 Truck Drivin' Man, 12 All I Ever Wanted, 13 Henry, 14 Don't Kiss Strangers, 15 Six Days on the Road Bhas hiss and some distortion; turns out to actually be 8/7/69 based on same t8 talking and same talking at end of superman; this has songs shuffled; this has more hiss and a more muffled right channel ***
8/7/69The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 jg sbd kafer boswell smith , this is a133325    
 dat 60m 48k; (76min) + 5/2/70 (30min, incomplete) =>60m, 48k,master sbd reel>dat, excellent sound, occasionally sort of scratchy distortion in sound in 8/7/69, 5/2/70 has excellent sound; 5/2/70: 1:16:32 can't pay the price, 1:22:0x whatcha gonna do on the planet (maybe cut prematurely at the end) bob weir joins for lead (except the weight) /shared vocals: 1:26:4x saw mill, 1:30:2x the race is on, 1:32:4x mama tried, 1:36:1x me & my uncle, 1:40:0x the weight; trade dat > midiman delta dio 2496 > cooledit > wav > flac; 1 Kaw-Liga, 2 If You Hear Me When I'm Leavin',(Can't Pay the Price) 3 Superman, 4 Mama Tried, 5 Games People Play, 6 Last Lonely Eagle, 7 Truck Drivin' Man, 8 Me And My Uncle, 9 Delilah, 10 Long Black Veil, 11 All I Ever Wanted, 12 Henry, 13 Don't Take Chances, 14 Last Lonely Eagle 15 Six Days On The Road Bharsh with some distortion; in comparison on last lonely eagle Master SBD Reel>dat has sound similar to 133401 with that one a little slower; 133401 has more digital flaws although they were not heard; Master SBD Reel>dat has more tuning at end of Don't Take Chances going into last lonely eagle; 133382 is harsher with more hiss ***
 sbd kafer boswell smith , recording info:133382 listed also as garcia 133325 ***
 jg sbd kafer boswell smith 24, recording133326    
 60m,48k; dat: 60m, 76min,48k,master sbd reel>dat  excellent sound, occasionally sort of scratchy distortion in sound in 8/7/69, + filler 5/2/70 has excellent sound for 30min  
 sbd unk sirmick , source: unknown133401   ***
 sbd kafer boswell smith 24, recording133383 listed also as garcia 133326  
8/9/69The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 sbd medeiros, unknown source > sbd > cassette, cassette > sony tc -rx400 > line out > macbook pro > adobe audition cc > flac > xact, unknown taper, mastered by scott medeiros, from the dave towler collection, one set:, 01 poor caligah, 02 mama tried, 03 games people play, 04 me & my uncle, 05 oh delilah, 06 long black vail, 07 going on my way, 08 banter, 09 superman (splice 3:50), 10 last lonely eagle, 11 truck drivin' man, 12 all i ever wanted, 13 henry, 14 don't miss strangers, 15 six days on the road, unknown band, youtube,, facebook,,,  this is 8/7/69 following same shuffled setlist as 8/2/69 but this is like has extra cassette generation and has more hiss, more muffled and is wrong speed ***
9/18/69Inn Of The Beginning, Cotati, CA
 source: sbd reel, lineage: sbd87622B+has hiss with full sound; voacls on t1, t5, t7 gets a little harsh from over recording and lower sound quality to B ***