Band Jerry Garcia And Friends
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 12/15/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [45:44] ; Tuning [0:45] ; Alabama Bound [4:13] ; Eight Miles High Instrumental [4:27] ; Eight Miles High [3:53] ; Cowboy Movie [8:32] ; [1:32] ; Wall Song [7:39] ; [1:52] ; Bertha [9:19] ; Bird Song [3:32]
Two [1:07:50] ; Drop Down Mama [4:06] ; [0:21] ; Cowboy Movie [9:42] ; [1:10] % Triad [9:39] ; [0:05] % Wall Song [7:49] ; [0:42] ; Bertha [4:06] ; [1:09] ; Deep Elem Blues [6:48] ; [2:23] ; Motherless Children [8:38] ; [0:33] ; Laughing [10:18] ; [0:21]
Comments 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.
Recordings 115 SB
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