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deadlists-digest      Friday, September 20 2002      Volume 03 : Number 062



In this issue:

   Re: NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 (new notation)
   NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 updated notation
   [none]
   Re: [BUDD] NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 (new notation)
   Fw from BUDD list: GD at Wesleyan (Eyewitness)
   RE: [tradedead] Re: [BUDD] NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 (new n otation)

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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 19:06:03 EDT
From: JPollQs@aol.com
Subject: Re: NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 (new notation)

Thanks for the information Peter!  I passed it on to Alan and here's a reply.
Better information is already available thanks to your reply. I couldn't
decipher some of that handwriting on the reels so that helped a lot with the
Proffessor's name. I'll update the notes accordingly. I don't know if this
being from first gen reels as apposed to a first gen cassette would make much
of a difference on a recording of this quality, but maybe a close comparison
should be made? You also now have me wondering where proffessor Charles
Lemert might be and if the master reels still exist.

Subj:   Re: FWD: Wesleyen 70
Date:   Thursday, September 19, 2002 6:41:06 PM
To:     JPollQs

Wow, very cool! Thanks for passing that on. Yeah, what Peter says rings of
truth and admittedly 1975 to the late 80s are kinda one big blur of fun and
self abuse to me, so it could've been the 80s when they were transfered.

Although its been a long time, and I do recall good times trading with Peter,
at some point the master reels were borrowed by another guy who either went
to Wesleyan and lived off-campus or just lived in Middletown. I can't
remember his name but I met him at a Hot Acoustics gig  (I was mixing and he
asked for a board patch) in some cafeteria-like room on campus. Anyway, we
began chatting it up and I mentioned those tapes and shortly afterwards he
rang me up to come get the reels at his apartment. At that point they went to
reel copies. I think the speed notation is all correct, but again its a
blurry memory at best.  Back then my basic rule of thumb was if it came on
reels it was worth keeping on reels and I rarely ever transfered cassettes to
reels. Anyway, thats where the reels you borrowed from me originated.

My regards to Peter,      Alan

In a message dated 9/19/02 5:50:51 PM, braverman@earthlink.net writes:

<< Stu and all: I know the REAL story on this show and those reels. Why?

Because I am the student your story refers to, and Alan Bershaw got those

cassettes from me -- he and I possess the two first-generation cassette

copies that exist, unless somebody has had a crack at the reels again since

I did them in 1985. Here is the full story, as I had sent it to Noah Weiner

a few months ago when the question arose.


I seeded this show when I was a junior at Wesleyan in 1985. I had early on

fallen into trading with Alan Bershaw, whom some of the old-timers probably

know. According to Alan, during the May '70 tour, the band used campus

equipment to save money whenever possible, and for whatever reason Wesleyan

did not hook up a recorder at the board. That made this show all but

impossible to find until I decided to do a little digging. (Digging, digging

.. Hey, what are these? Some funny little mushrooms? No, that's not what

I'm looking for ... where are those tapes?!)


The Wesleyan show took place during a student strike, which, incidentally,

my cousin Mark Shapiro '70 helped organize, to protest the war. (Mark's a

big conservative lawyer now, needless to say.) The recording deck was an old

reel-to-reel Uher machine owned by sociology professor Charles Lemert

(correct name and spelling), who lent it to me, along with the original

reels, when I asked. Anyway, at the show, the portable Uher was passed

around, which explains the hilarious banter among the crowd, and the

apparent inability to read a clock. If you've ever struggled through this

show, you know what I'm talking about. It was conceived, according to

Lemert, as a sociological document, not a concert recording. In any event, I

know nothing of the microphones.


The "sloping lawn behind the administration building" is actually called

"Foss Hill." At Wesleyan, it's not entirely clear where Foss Hill ends and

the baseball/football field smack-dab in the center of campus begins, but in

any case, just calling it "Foss Hill" would certainly be accurate enough.

Twelve years later, as a freshman, I would stand in that exact spot and take

photographs of Art Blakey. (Wesleyan got some pretty cool acts.)


The lineage certainly would begin with Master Audience Reel (NOT cassette),

and I have my original first-gen cassette copy if anybody would like a

verified lowest-available-gen seed (which would be AUD: MR> C> CD). But if

you've heard the quality, you may want to pass.


I'd be happy to try to answer any other questions on this, as I suspect I'm

the closest thing to the original source out here.


pb


P.S. For trivia buffs, Wesleyan is also the alma mater of John Perry Barlow,

who was class president in '69, and Bill Belichick '75.



On 9/19/02 5:31 PM, "jpollqs@aol.com" <jpollqs@aol.com> wrote:


> This will probably be of most interest to the oldtimers who can still enjoy

> vintage audience recordings, those who collect 1970 recordings missing from

> the Dead's vault or completists, not to mention the 1970 caretaker of

> Deadlists.

>

> I was recently given first generation reel to reel copies of The Dead and

> NRPS at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on May 3, 1970 to transfer
into

> the digital realm. I've checked Deadlists, Deadbase and The Compendium and I

> think this is the first time the complete contents of the master reels are

> together, as none of those listings include all of this material. I can also

> shed light on who recorded it, the accurate song order and how it probably

> came into circulation (partially) years ago.

>

> According to notes written on the first gen reels, the three original master

> reels were recorded by a Wesleyen student named Warren White as part of an

> assignment for a Professor Schenk (we think thats how its spelled. The

> handwriting on the reel cases is difficult to read). There were originally

> three master reels altogether, two half-hour reels and one hour-long reel,

> all recorded at 1 7/8ips. Those master reels were borrowed from Schenk by

> another student (in the late 19701s) and dubbed to 1st generation reels by
my

> wife's uncle - Alan Bershaw.  Without a deck that would run at 1 7/8ips,
Alan

> said he played the master reels back at 3 3/4 ips while recording them onto

> reels at 7 1/2 ips, which allowed him to play back his first generation
reels

> at 3 3/4 ips - at the correct speed.

>

> At that time, several 90 minute cassettes (of the last 90 minutes, including

> all the Dead material) were given to friends of Alan's and to the guy who

> borrowed the master reels from Schenk.  Currently circulating copies likely

> originated from those 2nd generation cassette dubs, many probably way down

> the line since this all happened in the late 70's.

>

> If Deadlists/Deadbase/Compendium is correct on what circulates, this new
copy

> includes all of this material possibly for the first time. While this is

> still far from a great recording and its still probably incomplete, its

> likely an improvement over all the currently circulating copies. There are

> also no butchered songs and no reel stops/starts between songs like most

> audience recordings of this time. The geneology on this new copy is:

>

> Master Audience Reels@1 7/8 ips (played back @3 3/4 ips)-> Reels@7 1/2 ips

> (then played back @3 3/4 ips to correct speed on Revox A-77)->DAT@44.1k

>

> It should also be noted for context that this is the night before the Kent

> State shootings, which is significant in light of the various announcements

> on these recordings.

>

> Over the next week or two (I'm in the midst of moving my family, but once
I'm

> settled), I plan on making the first CDR copies of this. When I get that

> done, I'll post again for some B&Ps and trades to get these moving. But in

> the meantime, here's the complete information on what exists here.

>

> Cheers,

> Stu Hanson

>

> The Grateful Dead & New Riders Of The Purple Sage

> Moss Hill Lawn, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

> Sunday, May 3, 1970

>

> Three Master Audience Reels@1 7/8 ips (played back @3 3/4 ips)-> Reels@7 1/2

> ips (then played back @3 3/4 ips to correct speed on Revox A-77)->DAT@44.1k

>

> ***MASTER REEL #1 contents:

> New Riders Of The Purple Sage

> (with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel)

>

> 1.  Workingman1s Blues (2:59)

> 2.  I Don1t Know You (5:26)

> 3.  Last Lonely Eagle (7:17)

> 4.  Truck Drivin1 Man (4:30)

> 5.  Fair Chance To Know (4:29)

> 6.  -John Dawson says 3Now for total complete utter Grateful Dead2- (0:20)

> 7.  ...crowd noise & talking... (1:46)

> 8.  -Announcement: Dancing In The Trees - (1:28)

> 9.  -Announcement: Tear Gas Eye Drops- (1:36)

>

> ***MASTER REEL #2 contents:

> (Electric) Grateful Dead (part one)

>

> 1.  Me And My Uncle (4:27)

> 2.  New Speedway Boogie (10:50)

> 3.  -crowd response to roman candles firing off backstage/drums-> (0:31)

> 4   Good Lovin-> (1:59)

> 5.      drums-> (2:20)

> 6.      jam-> (7:38)

> 7.  Good Lovin (2:17)

>

> ***MASTER REEL #3 contents:

> (Electric) Grateful Dead (part two)

>

> 1.  Dire Wolf (5:19)

> 2.  Don1t Ease Me In (4:54)

> 3.  Turn On Your Lovelight-> (21:52)

> 4.  The Main Ten-> (1:01)

> 5.  Uncle John1s Band-> (6:04)

> 6.  Turn On Your Lovelight  (6:55)

> 7.  -2Bring Down The Establishment!/Peaceful Demonstration!2- (2:10)

> 8.  - Announcements and 2Dead, Dead, Bring back the Dead2 chanting (1:14) >>

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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 19:41:59 EDT
From: JPollQs@aol.com
Subject: NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 updated notation

In a message dated 9/19/02 6:02:30 PM, Ihor_W_Slabicky@raytheon.com writes:

<< can you repost your news to deadlist?  there appears to be some problems
with the one that was posted.  like missing text...>>

Here's an updated second try on the notation.  Ihor, if you get this intact
and it's still not intact on Deadlists, can you forward it along?   Stu

The Grateful Dead & New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Moss Hill Lawn, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Sunday, May 3, 1970

Master (Uher) Audience Reels-> Reels 3 3/4 ips->DAT@44.1k
Recorded by Warren White (& friends) for Proffessor Charles Lemert's
sociology class.

***MASTER REEL #1 contents:
New Riders Of The Purple Sage
(with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel)

1.  Workingman’s Blues (2:59)
2.  I Don’t Know You (5:26)
3.  Last Lonely Eagle (7:17)
4.  Truck Drivin’ Man (4:30)
5.  Fair Chance To Know (4:29)
6.  -John Dawson says “Now for total complete utter Grateful Dead”- (0:20)
7.  ...crowd noise & talking... (1:46)
8.  -Announcement: Dancing In The Trees - (1:28)
9.  -Announcement: Tear Gas Eye Drops- (1:36)

***MASTER REEL #2 contents:
(Electric) Grateful Dead (part one)

1.  Me And My Uncle (4:27)
2.  New Speedway Boogie (10:50)
3.  -crowd response to roman candles firing off backstage/drums-> (0:31)
4   Good Lovin-> (1:59)
5.      drums-> (2:20)
6.      jam-> (7:38)
7.  Good Lovin (2:17)

***MASTER REEL #3 contents:
(Electric) Grateful Dead (part two)

1.  Dire Wolf (5:19)
2.  Don’t Ease Me In (4:54)
3.  Turn On Your Lovelight-> (21:52)
4.  The Main Ten-> (1:01)
5.  Uncle John’s Band-> (6:04)
6.  Turn On Your Lovelight  (6:55)
7.  -”Bring Down The Establishment!/Peaceful Demonstration!”- (2:10)
8.  - Announcements and ”Dead, Dead, Bring back the Dead” chanting (1:14)

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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 13:45:06 -0400
From: "Kay Condrey" <kcondrey@highwayexpress.com>
Subject: [none]

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records were made, and if they are maybe even pre Dead material.  I am =
in the process of sitting down and making a set list of the 2 records.  =
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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 17:49:38 -0400
From: Peter Braverman <braverman@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [BUDD] NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 (new notation)

Stu and all: I know the REAL story on this show and those reels. Why?
Because I am the student your story refers to, and Alan Bershaw got those
cassettes from me -- he and I possess the two first-generation cassette
copies that exist, unless somebody has had a crack at the reels again since
I did them in 1985. Here is the full story, as I had sent it to Noah Weiner
a few months ago when the question arose.

I seeded this show when I was a junior at Wesleyan in 1985. I had early on
fallen into trading with Alan Bershaw, whom some of the old-timers probably
know. According to Alan, during the May '70 tour, the band used campus
equipment to save money whenever possible, and for whatever reason Wesleyan
did not hook up a recorder at the board. That made this show all but
impossible to find until I decided to do a little digging. (Digging, digging
. Hey, what are these? Some funny little mushrooms? No, that's not what
I'm looking for ... where are those tapes?!)

The Wesleyan show took place during a student strike, which, incidentally,
my cousin Mark Shapiro '70 helped organize, to protest the war. (Mark's a
big conservative lawyer now, needless to say.) The recording deck was an old
reel-to-reel Uher machine owned by sociology professor Charles Lemert
(correct name and spelling), who lent it to me, along with the original
reels, when I asked. Anyway, at the show, the portable Uher was passed
around, which explains the hilarious banter among the crowd, and the
apparent inability to read a clock. If you've ever struggled through this
show, you know what I'm talking about. It was conceived, according to
Lemert, as a sociological document, not a concert recording. In any event, I
know nothing of the microphones.

The "sloping lawn behind the administration building" is actually called
"Foss Hill." At Wesleyan, it's not entirely clear where Foss Hill ends and
the baseball/football field smack-dab in the center of campus begins, but in
any case, just calling it "Foss Hill" would certainly be accurate enough.
Twelve years later, as a freshman, I would stand in that exact spot and take
photographs of Art Blakey. (Wesleyan got some pretty cool acts.)

The lineage certainly would begin with Master Audience Reel (NOT cassette),
and I have my original first-gen cassette copy if anybody would like a
verified lowest-available-gen seed (which would be AUD: MR> C> CD). But if
you've heard the quality, you may want to pass.

I'd be happy to try to answer any other questions on this, as I suspect I'm
the closest thing to the original source out here.

pb

P.S. For trivia buffs, Wesleyan is also the alma mater of John Perry Barlow,
who was class president in '69, and Bill Belichick '75.


On 9/19/02 5:31 PM, "jpollqs@aol.com" <jpollqs@aol.com> wrote:

> This will probably be of most interest to the oldtimers who can still enjoy
> vintage audience recordings, those who collect 1970 recordings missing from
> the Dead's vault or completists, not to mention the 1970 caretaker of
> Deadlists.
>
> I was recently given first generation reel to reel copies of The Dead and
> NRPS at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on May 3, 1970 to transfer into
> the digital realm. I've checked Deadlists, Deadbase and The Compendium and I
> think this is the first time the complete contents of the master reels are
> together, as none of those listings include all of this material. I can also
> shed light on who recorded it, the accurate song order and how it probably
> came into circulation (partially) years ago.
>
> According to notes written on the first gen reels, the three original master
> reels were recorded by a Wesleyen student named Warren White as part of an
> assignment for a Professor Schenk (we think thats how its spelled. The
> handwriting on the reel cases is difficult to read). There were originally
> three master reels altogether, two half-hour reels and one hour-long reel,
> all recorded at 1 7/8ips. Those master reels were borrowed from Schenk by
> another student (in the late 1970s) and dubbed to 1st generation reels by my
> wife's uncle - Alan Bershaw.  Without a deck that would run at 1 7/8ips, Alan
> said he played the master reels back at 3 3/4 ips while recording them onto
> reels at 7 1/2 ips, which allowed him to play back his first generation reels
> at 3 3/4 ips - at the correct speed.
>
> At that time, several 90 minute cassettes (of the last 90 minutes, including
> all the Dead material) were given to friends of Alan's and to the guy who
> borrowed the master reels from Schenk.  Currently circulating copies likely
> originated from those 2nd generation cassette dubs, many probably way down
> the line since this all happened in the late 70's.
>
> If Deadlists/Deadbase/Compendium is correct on what circulates, this new copy
> includes all of this material possibly for the first time. While this is
> still far from a great recording and its still probably incomplete, its
> likely an improvement over all the currently circulating copies. There are
> also no butchered songs and no reel stops/starts between songs like most
> audience recordings of this time. The geneology on this new copy is:
>
> Master Audience Reels@1 7/8 ips (played back @3 3/4 ips)-> Reels@7 1/2 ips
> (then played back @3 3/4 ips to correct speed on Revox A-77)->DAT@44.1k
>
> It should also be noted for context that this is the night before the Kent
> State shootings, which is significant in light of the various announcements
> on these recordings.
>
> Over the next week or two (I'm in the midst of moving my family, but once I'm
> settled), I plan on making the first CDR copies of this. When I get that
> done, I'll post again for some B&Ps and trades to get these moving. But in
> the meantime, here's the complete information on what exists here.
>
> Cheers,
> Stu Hanson
>
> The Grateful Dead & New Riders Of The Purple Sage
> Moss Hill Lawn, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
> Sunday, May 3, 1970
>
> Three Master Audience Reels@1 7/8 ips (played back @3 3/4 ips)-> Reels@7 1/2
> ips (then played back @3 3/4 ips to correct speed on Revox A-77)->DAT@44.1k
>
> ***MASTER REEL #1 contents:
> New Riders Of The Purple Sage
> (with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel)
>
> 1.  Workingmans Blues (2:59)
> 2.  I Dont Know You (5:26)
> 3.  Last Lonely Eagle (7:17)
> 4.  Truck Drivin Man (4:30)
> 5.  Fair Chance To Know (4:29)
> 6.  -John Dawson says Now for total complete utter Grateful Dead- (0:20)
> 7.  ...crowd noise & talking... (1:46)
> 8.  -Announcement: Dancing In The Trees - (1:28)
> 9.  -Announcement: Tear Gas Eye Drops- (1:36)
>
> ***MASTER REEL #2 contents:
> (Electric) Grateful Dead (part one)
>
> 1.  Me And My Uncle (4:27)
> 2.  New Speedway Boogie (10:50)
> 3.  -crowd response to roman candles firing off backstage/drums-> (0:31)
> 4   Good Lovin-> (1:59)
> 5.      drums-> (2:20)
> 6.      jam-> (7:38)
> 7.  Good Lovin (2:17)
>
> ***MASTER REEL #3 contents:
> (Electric) Grateful Dead (part two)
>
> 1.  Dire Wolf (5:19)
> 2.  Dont Ease Me In (4:54)
> 3.  Turn On Your Lovelight-> (21:52)
> 4.  The Main Ten-> (1:01)
> 5.  Uncle Johns Band-> (6:04)
> 6.  Turn On Your Lovelight  (6:55)
> 7.  -Bring Down The Establishment!/Peaceful Demonstration!- (2:10)
> 8.  - Announcements and Dead, Dead, Bring back the Dead chanting (1:14)
>
>
>
> ......
>
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Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 09:57:18 -0400
From: SLGanis@ix.netcom.com
Subject: Fw from BUDD list: GD at Wesleyan (Eyewitness)

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dealists@nemesis.cs.berkeley.edu=20
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2002 9:50 AM
Subject: GD at Wesleyan (Eyewitness)


There's always one in every crowd, I guess.  =20

I was at the Wesleyan concert in May 1970, which took place on a Sunday =
night (it was originally booked as a Sunday afternoon concert, but the =
Dead got that wrong) and on the next day, Monday May 4, 4 were dead in =
Ohio.  Yale University was on strike to protest the expansion of the war =
in Cambodia, but Wesleyan was not on strike at that point.  We had =
traveled from central NY to the Yale protest rally held on the New Haven =
green that weekend (there were tanks and plenty of military men in the =
streets of New Haven on Fri nite and Sat), and then hitched up to =
Middletown after we heard from our WU friends that the GD were going to =
be there on Sunday afternoon....Because of the screw up in the time of =
the show, we were able to meet and mingle (the area we're talking about =
on Wesleyan's campus is very small) with Garcia, Pigpen, Bill the =
drummer...Lesh  had driven over with Mickey and stopped at Mickey's =
aunt's house on the way over from Harpur College the night before (this =
Harpur show is a Dicks Picks performance)....there were satchels of  =
powder in that GD Ryder truck that members of the band were visiting, =
and I remember GD manager Sam Cutler looking at his watch as well at the =
co-eds while waiting for Mickey and Phil to show....I also recall that =
Weir and Garcia hit the stage and did some acoustic things while waiting =
for the rest of the band to show up, and I don't know if that made this =
audiotape.  At Wesleyan U, we are talking about a small corner of the =
ball field/quads, a small stage that was not elevated, it was a very =
intimate show that ended in the night, and as they finished, a man =
grabbed the microphone and told all in the audience not to forget about =
Bobby Seale, the Chicago 8, the war....the band split fast...

in 1994, when my son was on a tour at Wesleyan U as a prospective =
applicant, the more-than-cool student leader  who took us around =
literally stopped dead in his tracks when I shared with him that the =
Foss Hill site we were then walking past was where the GD played one =
warm day in May 1970....the GD concert date was memorialized in the =
"Wesleyan U calendar deskbook" they handed out to the parents as a good =
will gift....i can go and on about this (but I won't), but I'm glad to =
hear that a Wesleyan tape exists, and I would enjoy hearing it ...

now, if I can only find the March 1970 concert in Buffalo  with the =
Buffalo Philharmonic (memorialized in "Truckin'") which also doesn't =
show up in the trading arena...I was there.....anyone know about this =
one?

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<DIV><B>Sent:</B> Friday, September 20, 2002 9:50 AM</DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>There's always one in every crowd, I=20
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I was at the Wesleyan concert in May =
1970, which=20
took place on a Sunday night (it was originally booked as a Sunday =
afternoon=20
concert, but the Dead got that wrong) and on the next day, Monday May =
4,&nbsp;4=20
were dead in Ohio.&nbsp; Yale University was on strike to protest the =
expansion=20
of the war in Cambodia, but Wesleyan was not on strike at that =
point.&nbsp; We=20
had&nbsp;traveled from central NY&nbsp;to the Yale protest rally held on =
the New=20
Haven green that weekend (there were tanks and plenty of military men in =
the=20
streets of New Haven on Fri nite and Sat), and then hitched up to =
Middletown=20
after we heard from our WU friends that the GD were going to be there on =
Sunday=20
afternoon....Because of the screw up in the time of the show, we were =
able to=20
meet and mingle (the area we're talking about on Wesleyan's campus is =
very=20
small) with Garcia, Pigpen, Bill the drummer...Lesh&nbsp; had driven =
over with=20
Mickey and stopped at&nbsp;Mickey's aunt's house on the way over from =
Harpur=20
College the night before (this Harpur show&nbsp;is a Dicks Picks=20
performance)....there were satchels of&nbsp; powder in that GD Ryder =
truck that=20
members of the band were visiting, and I remember GD manager Sam Cutler =
looking=20
at his watch as well at the co-eds while waiting for Mickey and Phil to=20
show....I also&nbsp;recall that Weir and Garcia hit the stage and did =
some=20
acoustic things while waiting for the rest of the band to show up, and I =
don't=20
know if that made this audiotape.&nbsp; At Wesleyan U, we are talking =
about a=20
small corner of the ball field/quads, a small stage that was not =
elevated, it=20
was a very intimate show that ended in the night, and as they finished, =
a man=20
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memorialized=20
in the "Wesleyan U calendar deskbook" they handed out to the parents as =
a good=20
will gift....i can go and on about this (but I won't), but I'm glad to =
hear that=20
a Wesleyan tape exists, and I would enjoy hearing it ...</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>now, if I can only find the March 1970 =
concert in=20
Buffalo&nbsp; with the Buffalo Philharmonic (memorialized in "Truckin'") =
which=20
also doesn't show up in the trading arena...I was there.....anyone know =
about=20
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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 23:07:41 -0000
From: Speer Ron W Civ 314 CES/CEOM <ron.speer@littlerock.af.mil>
Subject: RE: [tradedead] Re: [BUDD] NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 (new n otation)

sounds like a great story and I'm sure it was a lot of fun.

Do we really need another lousy sounding aud?

- -----Original Message-----
From: Peter Braverman
To: jpollqs@aol.com; budd@yahoogroups.com;
deadlists@nemesis.cs.berkeley.edu; tradedead@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 9/19/2002 4:49 PM
Subject: [tradedead] Re: [BUDD] NRPS/DEAD @ Wesleyan U - 5/3/70 (new
notation)

Stu and all: I know the REAL story on this show and those reels. Why?
Because I am the student your story refers to, and Alan Bershaw got
those
cassettes from me -- he and I possess the two first-generation cassette
copies that exist, unless somebody has had a crack at the reels again
since
I did them in 1985. Here is the full story, as I had sent it to Noah
Weiner
a few months ago when the question arose.

I seeded this show when I was a junior at Wesleyan in 1985. I had early
on
fallen into trading with Alan Bershaw, whom some of the old-timers
probably
know. According to Alan, during the May '70 tour, the band used campus
equipment to save money whenever possible, and for whatever reason
Wesleyan
did not hook up a recorder at the board. That made this show all but
impossible to find until I decided to do a little digging. (Digging,
digging
. Hey, what are these? Some funny little mushrooms? No, that's not
what
I'm looking for ... where are those tapes?!)

The Wesleyan show took place during a student strike, which,
incidentally,
my cousin Mark Shapiro '70 helped organize, to protest the war. (Mark's
a
big conservative lawyer now, needless to say.) The recording deck was an
old
reel-to-reel Uher machine owned by sociology professor Charles Lemert
(correct name and spelling), who lent it to me, along with the original
reels, when I asked. Anyway, at the show, the portable Uher was passed
around, which explains the hilarious banter among the crowd, and the
apparent inability to read a clock. If you've ever struggled through
this
show, you know what I'm talking about. It was conceived, according to
Lemert, as a sociological document, not a concert recording. In any
event, I
know nothing of the microphones.

The "sloping lawn behind the administration building" is actually called
"Foss Hill." At Wesleyan, it's not entirely clear where Foss Hill ends
and
the baseball/football field smack-dab in the center of campus begins,
but in
any case, just calling it "Foss Hill" would certainly be accurate
enough.
Twelve years later, as a freshman, I would stand in that exact spot and
take
photographs of Art Blakey. (Wesleyan got some pretty cool acts.)

The lineage certainly would begin with Master Audience Reel (NOT
cassette),
and I have my original first-gen cassette copy if anybody would like a
verified lowest-available-gen seed (which would be AUD: MR> C> CD). But
if
you've heard the quality, you may want to pass.

I'd be happy to try to answer any other questions on this, as I suspect
I'm
the closest thing to the original source out here.

pb

P.S. For trivia buffs, Wesleyan is also the alma mater of John Perry
Barlow,
who was class president in '69, and Bill Belichick '75.


On 9/19/02 5:31 PM, "jpollqs@aol.com" <jpollqs@aol.com> wrote:

> This will probably be of most interest to the oldtimers who can still
enjoy
> vintage audience recordings, those who collect 1970 recordings missing
from
> the Dead's vault or completists, not to mention the 1970 caretaker of
> Deadlists.
>
> I was recently given first generation reel to reel copies of The Dead
and
> NRPS at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on May 3, 1970 to
transfer into
> the digital realm. I've checked Deadlists, Deadbase and The Compendium
and I
> think this is the first time the complete contents of the master reels
are
> together, as none of those listings include all of this material. I
can also
> shed light on who recorded it, the accurate song order and how it
probably
> came into circulation (partially) years ago.
>
> According to notes written on the first gen reels, the three original
master
> reels were recorded by a Wesleyen student named Warren White as part
of an
> assignment for a Professor Schenk (we think thats how its spelled. The
> handwriting on the reel cases is difficult to read). There were
originally
> three master reels altogether, two half-hour reels and one hour-long
reel,
> all recorded at 1 7/8ips. Those master reels were borrowed from Schenk
by
> another student (in the late 1970s) and dubbed to 1st generation
reels by my
> wife's uncle - Alan Bershaw.  Without a deck that would run at 1
7/8ips, Alan
> said he played the master reels back at 3 3/4 ips while recording them
onto
> reels at 7 1/2 ips, which allowed him to play back his first
generation reels
> at 3 3/4 ips - at the correct speed.
>
> At that time, several 90 minute cassettes (of the last 90 minutes,
including
> all the Dead material) were given to friends of Alan's and to the guy
who
> borrowed the master reels from Schenk.  Currently circulating copies
likely
> originated from those 2nd generation cassette dubs, many probably way
down
> the line since this all happened in the late 70's.
>
> If Deadlists/Deadbase/Compendium is correct on what circulates, this
new copy
> includes all of this material possibly for the first time. While this
is
> still far from a great recording and its still probably incomplete,
its
> likely an improvement over all the currently circulating copies. There
are
> also no butchered songs and no reel stops/starts between songs like
most
> audience recordings of this time. The geneology on this new copy is:
>
> Master Audience Reels@1 7/8 ips (played back @3 3/4 ips)-> Reels@7 1/2
ips
> (then played back @3 3/4 ips to correct speed on Revox
A-77)->DAT@44.1k
>
> It should also be noted for context that this is the night before the
Kent
> State shootings, which is significant in light of the various
announcements
> on these recordings.
>
> Over the next week or two (I'm in the midst of moving my family, but
once I'm
> settled), I plan on making the first CDR copies of this. When I get
that
> done, I'll post again for some B&Ps and trades to get these moving.
But in
> the meantime, here's the complete information on what exists here.
>
> Cheers,
> Stu Hanson
>
> The Grateful Dead & New Riders Of The Purple Sage
> Moss Hill Lawn, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
> Sunday, May 3, 1970
>
> Three Master Audience Reels@1 7/8 ips (played back @3 3/4 ips)->
Reels@7 1/2
> ips (then played back @3 3/4 ips to correct speed on Revox
A-77)->DAT@44.1k
>
> ***MASTER REEL #1 contents:
> New Riders Of The Purple Sage
> (with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel)
>
> 1.  Workingmans Blues (2:59)
> 2.  I Dont Know You (5:26)
> 3.  Last Lonely Eagle (7:17)
> 4.  Truck Drivin Man (4:30)
> 5.  Fair Chance To Know (4:29)
> 6.  -John Dawson says Now for total complete utter Grateful Dead-
(0:20)
> 7.  ...crowd noise & talking... (1:46)
> 8.  -Announcement: Dancing In The Trees - (1:28)
> 9.  -Announcement: Tear Gas Eye Drops- (1:36)
>
> ***MASTER REEL #2 contents:
> (Electric) Grateful Dead (part one)
>
> 1.  Me And My Uncle (4:27)
> 2.  New Speedway Boogie (10:50)
> 3.  -crowd response to roman candles firing off backstage/drums->
(0:31)
> 4   Good Lovin-> (1:59)
> 5.      drums-> (2:20)
> 6.      jam-> (7:38)
> 7.  Good Lovin (2:17)
>
> ***MASTER REEL #3 contents:
> (Electric) Grateful Dead (part two)
>
> 1.  Dire Wolf (5:19)
> 2.  Dont Ease Me In (4:54)
> 3.  Turn On Your Lovelight-> (21:52)
> 4.  The Main Ten-> (1:01)
> 5.  Uncle Johns Band-> (6:04)
> 6.  Turn On Your Lovelight  (6:55)
> 7.  -Bring Down The Establishment!/Peaceful Demonstration!- (2:10)
> 8.  - Announcements and Dead, Dead, Bring back the Dead chanting
(1:14)
>
>
>
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