Jerry Garcia, Harvey Mandel & Elvin Bishop
The Matrix - San Francisco, CA.
December 24, 1968
SBD>unknown generation cass>wav>shn
Wave &Shn conversion 11-24-02 by Tommy McKeown (Smilin' Sam)
2. Jam cont.
3. We got the Feeling Jesus
1. Thinkin' bout You
2. She's a Motor Worker
* Tracks 1 & 2 are actually 1 track broken into two parts so as not to have to post a 200+meg file.
BAND Jerry Garcia And Friends
VENUE The Matrix
CITY San Francisco
SET1 Jam [#36:35] ; [0:55] % Feel It [#4:44] ; [0:39] % Three O'Clock In The
Morning [9:09] ; [0:50] ; Mojo Worker > Jam [27:34] ; [0:18] % Unknown [#2:16] ;
[0:36] ; Unknown [3:18#]
COMMENTS Not listed in DeadBase XI. The tapes circulating with this date are
Jerry Garcia with Harvey Mandel (guitarist who played with Charlie Musselwhite
and in Canned Heat), Stephen Miller (keyboards player from Linn County, Harvey
Mandel's Band, Elvin Bishop's band, and The Allman Brothers Band). Some tapes
list this as also with Elvin Bishop on guitar. Unknown drummer(s). Miller may be
the person singing on Feel It (title song for Elvin Bishop's second album),
Three O'Clock In The Morning, and Mojo Woker. The jam after Mojo Worker or one
of the unknown songs may be "Wade In The Water". The newspaper ads mention Jack
Casady (bass player in Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) so perhaps he is the
bass player, but some tapes list George Chambers (bass player for The Chamber
Brothers). 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 Jerry Garcia and the Harvey Mandel Band.
RECORDING SB 80 mins. Most 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. Recently (5/02) circulating
CDRs are reportedly MSR(vault)>1R>CDR.
CONTRIBUTORS David Sorochty , Bill Gadsden
, Dick Latvala, Michael Parrish
worldnet.att.net>, Gregg Bucci , Dave Litfin
at polarfab.com>, Jeff Teidrich , David Minches