Band Grateful Dead
Venue Swing Auditorium
Location San Bernardino, CA
Date 12/13/69 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:33:56] ; Casey Jones [4:26] ; [0:30] ; Hard To Handle [4:43] ; [0:21 ; Black Peter [12:14] ; [1:50] ; Mama Tried [2:31] > China Cat Sunflower [3:11] > Jam [2:39] > I Know You Rider [4:47] > High Time [7:30] ; [0:53] ; Good Lovin' [1:43] > Drums [3:37] > Good Lovin' [4:33] > Cumberland Blues [6:12] ; [1:54] ; St. Stephen [6:59] > Turn On Your Love Light [24:42] ; [1:30]
Comments There are two tapes of this show now in circulation ; both have defects but the newly circulating version is much cleaner. The old 90-minute cassette is boomy in the bass and somewhat over-modulated. The newly circulating 2-CD set has a cut in Black Peter at 6:13 with 1:33 lost and 26 seconds of Drums cut from Good Lovin'. The old cassette version has Black Peter and the Good Lovin' Drums intact, but it cuts at 1:26 into the Jam out of China Cat and resumes after a splice close to the beginning of High Time ; the Rider is entirely missing ; and the Turn On Your Love Light also has a cut at around 10 minutes with a couple minutes lost. The timings given above are based on a composite of the two tapes.

The performance of Turn On Your Love Light breaks off at 23:15, as Pigpen is starting to wind things up, when power to the stage is cut and all the instruments go dead (but not the vocals mic) -- "they've pulled the plug on us" -- less than 5 minutes short of where Pig would have concluded anyways. But hey, time is money!

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12/13/69 Swing Auditorium, San Bernidino Ca - complete
4.8, 092min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

Recordings 90 SB 30 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
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