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Garcia 12/24/68
The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
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Entered by Joe Jupille
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Source Summary "Harvey Mandel Band w/ Garcia": soundboard 4-track reel master > 2-track reel > CDR/0 > CDR/1 > CDR/2 > iMac > SHN. Editing (Sound Studio for Macintosh) and shn compression (Shorten for Macintosh) by Jeff Tiedrich on 24 and 28 April 2002. 
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Jerry Garcia & The Harvey Mandel Band (Appears to be a RESEED*)
December 24, 1968
The Matrix - San Francisco, California

**admin note: info file updated 12/1/2007; thanks to fxexpress for identifying song names of d2t02 and d2t03**

Disc 1
1. // Jam
2. // Feel It
3. Three O'Clock

Disc 2
1. Mojo Worker > Jam
2. You're Gonna Need Me
3. Raise Your Hand

1. Song names are best guesses
2. d2t2 and d2t3 might not be from this show
3. Commonly circulates as "Mickey & The Hartbeats." However, it has been alleged that the vault reels are labelled "Jerry Garcia & The Harvey Mandel Band."

soundboard 4-track reel master > 2-track reel > CDR/0 > CDR/1 > CDR/2 > iMac > SHN

reel > CDR conversion via unknown hardware

editing by Jeff Tiedrich via Sound Studio for Macintosh, 24 April 2002
compressed via Shorten for Macintosh by Jeff Tiedrich, 28 April 2002
*etree and DeadLists entries:

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)

Disk 1
1. Jam
2. Jam cont.
3. We got the Feeling Jesus
Disk 2
1. Thinkin' bout You
2. She's a Motor Worker
3. Jam
* 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
DATE 12/24/68
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>, Gregg Bucci , Dave Litfin at>, Jeff Teidrich , David Minches at>
ReSeeded 8/2006 by Teddy "GoodBear" Selby
Show Checksums
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0f74b7071bee0db809b72e76db5f9674 *jghmb-1968-12-24-d1t2.shn
3dc2eb70870074585428bfd631f4ffa5 *jghmb-1968-12-24-d1t3.shn
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7b0ce8f6617809dfc1ec9f87c8653b1b *jghmb-1968-12-24-d2t2.shn
463fdc650e9b8d1ada9bbdcd008f08dd *jghmb-1968-12-24-d2t3.shn

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04/03/2007 chasand Sounds like Elivn Bishop vocals rather than Miller, and some of the guitar too on Feel it and three o'clock and mojoworker has that crabshaw feel to it as well.
11/30/2007 fxexpress ID'd the two "unidentified" songs several years ago from a clone of David Minches copy.

d2t02 "You're Gonna Need Me" (BMI) written by Albert King
d2t03 "Raise Your Hand" (BMI) written by Eddie Floyd

it is very questionable whether these songs are from the same performance.
12/01/2007 jjoops That is awesome, fxexpress. Thanks so much. I will keep your comment listed below, but I have also updated the info file. I'll try to update the other entries for this date as well.