Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jerry and Sandy's Adventure, May, 1964

There are holes in the timeline still to be figured out but so far this is what we know happened.

Palo Alto, California-May 1964-The starting point in a 1961 white Corvair owned by Jerry.
Los Angeles, California-“No gigs in L.A. We played all the time, at Hunter and Nelson's, and probably with them, and Willy Legate was also there as I recall.”[1]
They leave Los Angeles with the Kentucky Colonels, who are in another car (standup bass on roof), driving through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. There were no gigs in any of those states but they did park and pick at rest stops.

Southern Missouri
Jerry, Sandy and the Kentucky Colonels visit Slim Harrell, "a music lover but not a musician who passed away many years ago"[5], at a trailer park in an unknown town in Southern Missouri. There's an all night jam and Cajun food around a bonfire.

Bloomington, Indiana
5/24/64-Jerry and Sandy go to Bean Blossom to watch Bill Monroe perform.
5/24-Neil Rosenberg takes Jerry and Sandy to visit Marvin Hedrick, Mr. Tapes of Bloomington.

5/28/64-hang out and picks with Neil Rosenberg. They meet at Ruby's White Sands outside Dayton, OH to hear the Osborne Brothers with Benny Birchfield. They tape record the show with Jerry's Wollensak T-1500 reel to reel.
Jorma Kaukonen attended school at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH in 1959-1960; it’s 26 minutes from Dayton, OH. He also opened for the Black Mountain Boy two months before on 3/6/64 at The Tangent, Palo Alto as seen in the Stanford Daily.[6]

"Jerry and I played at Neil Rosenberg's house and on the front porch and early-psychedelic living room of a guy named Ron Kurtz (later to become a well-known bodywork author)."[7]
"There was another porch in Bloomington where Jerry and I spent most of our time playing, a few blocks from Neil & Ann's house...the porch of Ron Kurtz, a guy who later moved to Boulder. The inside was dark and lighted with colored lights and other psychedelic things...plenty of drugs around, though I don't think we got into that with the folks there. Ron liked the music and we picked out there for hours, usually while Neil was away at classes during the days. Then we'd go back over to Neil's and play more music with him."[2]
  
Columbus, Ohio-5/29/64[[3]-Jerry and Sandy sit in with Robby Robinson’s band with Sid Campbell at Chet's’s in Columbus, OH. Afterwards they go to Frontier Ranch (a country music park east of Columbus near Reynoldsburg) where Don Reno and Red Smiley were doing a Saturday afternoon show.[2] Three years later Robinson would die in a plane crash.[4]

"I remember when Jerry Garcia and Sandy Rothman were in Columbus. Roger Johnson, at the Columbus Folk Music Center, for a couple of weeks had been telling a bunch of us that jammed at his store on Saturdays that some bluegrass pickers from California were gonna be coming through.  Back in those days I kept a list of the music stuff that was going on... On Saturday, May 30, 1964, I headed for Roger's for the usual Saturday stuff.  I parked my car & I noticed as I crossed the street a Corvair with a couple of guys asleep inside.  I didn't think much about it and went on to the store.
After a little while the two guys from the Corvair came in & there were introductions & hand-shakes all around.  I don't think Rothman played but Garcia joined in the jamming on banjo and, of course, the first thing we noticed was his missing finger.  In between songs Garcia told Roger and me and whoever else was there about the night before, Friday, 5/29/64, at Chet's (or Irv-Nell's, I forget when the name changed; would have been way before it became Bob & Mable's)  and how Robby Robinson had switched to mandolin so he (Garcia) could play banjo and how much fun it had been.   Unfortunately Marty and I did not go to Chet's that night, so we missed all that.  But I sure understood & related to Garcia's enthusiasm!"[3]

5/30/64[3]-Jerry and Sandy met Steve Gibbs via Neil Rosenberg in Columbus in 1964.  "He's the one who took us to the Folk Center (must've showed us the place, then left to leave us sleeping in the car?) and introduced us to Robby and Irv-Nell's bar (sic Chet's). Says we stayed at his place a day or two."[2] Jerry and Sandy jam at the Columbus Folk Center.

"I don't remember how long we played at Roger's, but it couldn't have been too long as we all left to go to Frontier Ranch (a country music park east of Columbus near Reynoldsburg) where Don Reno and Red Smiley were doing a show... it wasn't the regular Sunday show... it was some kind of Saturday bluegrass special day and there were other pickers on as well... But that's where we all went.  First I headed home and picked up my sister, Margaret, and Marty and then we took off for Frontier Ranch.
When Don & Red weren't on stage we went up to the parking lot on the hill & some picking got started with Ross Branham, Leslie Wilson, Robby, Don VanLoon, Sid Campbell and others whose names I don't remember.  Garcia was there, maybe Rothman too, but they didn't pick... I remember Garcia especially was taking it all in and clearly having a wonderful time just listening and observing. After the show we went home and I have no idea what Sandy and Jerry did, but I think I heard somewhere, maybe later from Sandy, that they went on to Nashville. The next time I saw Sandy was several months later and he was at Frontier Ranch playing banjo with Bill Monroe."[3]

Panama City, Florida-Early June 1964-Jerry and Sandy play a gig with Scott Hambly, who was in the air force, on Tyndall Air Force Base.
 "Jerry and I also drove down to Florida to visit Berkeley mandolinist Scott Hambly (another highly original and accomplished instrumentalist like Jerry, and a one-gig replacement for David Nelson in the Black Mountain Boys) while he was stationed at Panama City's Tyndall Air Force Base. I listened to the two of them picking as we played an impromptu show that Scott had arranged at the NCO club and thought that it would be hard to find two city-based bluegrass musicians better matched for sheer profusion of notes and ornamentation. A flock of notes flew with the airplanes over the warm Florida sands that night."[8]

Dothan, Alabama
"The vicious insect life of Florida drove Jerry and Sandy to Dothan, Alabama (1.5 hour drive) to hear the well-known players Jim and Jesse McReynolds.
"Jerry loved bluegrass and bluegrass legend Jesse to the extent that he stopped on a cross country drive to watch the Grand Ol Opry TV show in a Dothan, AL motel room and record the McReynolds Brothers on his trusty Wollensak reel-to-reel."[9]
"Garcia is driving. It's springtime of 1964, a Friday evening somewhere down South. We've been rambling around the Midwest and South for weeks, a couple of California would-be pickers in search of bluegrass. The Corvair's radio is crackling as I scan the dial. The unmistakable sound of Allen Shelton's banjo comes on, dimly. It's "Lady Of Spain."

"Hey," says Jerry, "that's Shelton!"
"Hey, yeah! Wow...Friday night...Jim and Jesse must be on the Opry."
"Can you tune that in any better?"

Now we hear Jesse's voice. He's giving the upcoming show dates.
"Write that down," Jerry says excitedly, tossing me the black spiral notebook he keeps in his shirt pocket. (We did make it to a few of the shows Jesse announced...but were too shy to do more than ask for their autographs on a songbook we bought.) I write: "Sponsor, Crestview Mobile Homes," and the call letters of some TV and radio stations, with various dates and times. "They're on TV tonight!" "We're not that far from Alabama," Garcia says. "We need some sleep anyway. Let's go there, get a motel room, and see if we can watch the show!" Not only watch the show - we lug Jer's trusty old Wollensak out of the car and into the room. We're gonna tape it if we can.
So we're sitting on the edge of a bed in a small motel near Dothan, Alabama, a place we don't know anything about, staring at the TV set, having determined that this very band, with Shelton, is going to be on in a few minutes. The Wollensak's microphone is as close as we can get it to the television's speaker. Food? Coffee? No, we weren't thinking about things like that. We were just waiting.

"Hey, listen-isn't that their live theme playing behind the announcer?"
"Yeah-it's them. Turn on the machine!"
"...And now, from WTVY, Dothan, Alabama...let's make welcome Jim and Jesse and all the Virginia boys!"

It was all there, of course: "Sunny Mountain Chimes," "Childish Love," "Las Cassas, Tennessee," "More Pretty Girls Than One," "Carroll County Blues," "Gone Home," "Nine Pound Hammer," "Love's Gonna Live Here," "Where the Soul of Man Never Dies," and a host of others, featuring the impeccable harmony vocals of the McReynolds brothers with Don McHan, Shelton's amazing banjo, Jim Buchanan's elegant fiddling, Jim's smooth rhythm guitar, and the singular mandolin creations of Jesse McReynolds.
On the surviving low-fidelity 7" reel tape you can hear us gasping and talking over the music, unable to contain our excitement at seeing this stuff right in front of us on local television."[9]
The McReynolds brothers are from Dothan, AL.

Sunset Park, Pennsylvania-Early June 1964 “We stopped at Sunset Park and caught a Monroe show. I introduced JG to Grisman there. (I had met him the previous year in NYC.).”[1]
They drive through New York City late at night.

Beverly, Massachusetts-Jerry and Sandy and The Colonels stay at Roland White's first wife's place.

New Haven, Connecticut-June 1964-Jerry drives alone from Beverly, MA and performs at The Exit, New Haven, CT solo, and with Marshall Leicester and some locals.

Jerry drives 2.5 hours back to Beverly, MA to get Sandy and they drive back to Bloomington, IN.
Sandy stays in Bloomington, IN and Jerry returns to the Bay Area alone, by July.
I would love to talk to any hitchhikers Jerry may have picked up on his way home!
About three weeks later Sandy Rothman joins Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys.



1.)^Rothman, Sandy, 2015-10-26, email to author.
2.)^transcribed from recorded Band introduction, and Grushkin, Paul, Grateful Dead:The Book Of The Deadheads, pg. 194.
3.)^Godbey, rank, 2015-10-23, email to author.
4.)^Hobbs, Marlene, wife of Robby Robinson, 2015-10-13, email to author.
5.)^White, Roland, 2015-11-03, conversation with author.
6.)^Rothman, Sandy, 2015-01-17, email to author.
7.)^Rothman, Sandy, 2012-03-18, email to author.
8.)^http://www.thebestofwebsite.com/Bands/Jerry_Garcia/Misc/Rothman/3_Jerrys_Banjo_Years.htm
9.)^Rothman, Sandy, Jerry Garcia & Sandy Rothman travel down south - Background for new Jesse McReynolds CD, 2010-08-27, http://woodstockrecords.com/woodstock122.shtml

Jerry and Sandy's Adventure, May, 1964

There are holes in the timeline still to be figured out but so far this is what we know happened.

Palo Alto, California-May 1964-The starting point in a 1961 white Corvair owned by Jerry.
Los Angeles, California-“No gigs in L.A. We played all the time, at Hunter and Nelson's, and probably with them, and Willy Legate was also there as I recall.”[1]
They leave Los Angeles with the Kentucky Colonels, who are in another car (standup bass on roof), driving through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. There were no gigs in any of those states but they did park and pick at rest stops.

Southern Missouri
Jerry, Sandy and the Kentucky Colonels visit Slim Harrell, "a music lover but not a musician who passed away many years ago"[5], at a trailer park in an unknown town in Southern Missouri. There's an all night jam and Cajun food around a bonfire.

Bloomington, Indiana
5/24/64-Jerry and Sandy go to Bean Blossom to watch Bill Monroe perform.
5/24-Neil Rosenberg takes Jerry and Sandy to visit Marvin Hedrick, Mr. Tapes of Bloomington.

5/28/64-hang out and picks with Neil Rosenberg. They meet at Ruby's White Sands outside Dayton, OH to hear the Osborne Brothers with Benny Birchfield. They tape record the show with Jerry's Wollensak T-1500 reel to reel.
Jorma Kaukonen attended school at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH in 1959-1960; it’s 26 minutes from Dayton, OH. He also opened for the Black Mountain Boy two months before on 3/6/64 at The Tangent, Palo Alto as seen in the Stanford Daily.[6]

"Jerry and I played at Neil Rosenberg's house and on the front porch and early-psychedelic living room of a guy named Ron Kurtz (later to become a well-known bodywork author)."[7]
"There was another porch in Bloomington where Jerry and I spent most of our time playing, a few blocks from Neil & Ann's house...the porch of Ron Kurtz, a guy who later moved to Boulder. The inside was dark and lighted with colored lights and other psychedelic things...plenty of drugs around, though I don't think we got into that with the folks there. Ron liked the music and we picked out there for hours, usually while Neil was away at classes during the days. Then we'd go back over to Neil's and play more music with him."[2]
  
Columbus, Ohio-5/29/64[[3]-Jerry and Sandy sit in with Robby Robinson’s band with Sid Campbell at Chet's’s in Columbus, OH. Afterwards they go to Frontier Ranch (a country music park east of Columbus near Reynoldsburg) where Don Reno and Red Smiley were doing a Saturday afternoon show.[2] Three years later Robinson would die in a plane crash.[4]

"I remember when Jerry Garcia and Sandy Rothman were in Columbus. Roger Johnson, at the Columbus Folk Music Center, for a couple of weeks had been telling a bunch of us that jammed at his store on Saturdays that some bluegrass pickers from California were gonna be coming through.  Back in those days I kept a list of the music stuff that was going on... On Saturday, May 30, 1964, I headed for Roger's for the usual Saturday stuff.  I parked my car & I noticed as I crossed the street a Corvair with a couple of guys asleep inside.  I didn't think much about it and went on to the store.
After a little while the two guys from the Corvair came in & there were introductions & hand-shakes all around.  I don't think Rothman played but Garcia joined in the jamming on banjo and, of course, the first thing we noticed was his missing finger.  In between songs Garcia told Roger and me and whoever else was there about the night before, Friday, 5/29/64, at Chet's (or Irv-Nell's, I forget when the name changed; would have been way before it became Bob & Mable's)  and how Robby Robinson had switched to mandolin so he (Garcia) could play banjo and how much fun it had been.   Unfortunately Marty and I did not go to Chet's that night, so we missed all that.  But I sure understood & related to Garcia's enthusiasm!"[3]

5/30/64[3]-Jerry and Sandy met Steve Gibbs via Neil Rosenberg in Columbus in 1964.  "He's the one who took us to the Folk Center (must've showed us the place, then left to leave us sleeping in the car?) and introduced us to Robby and Irv-Nell's bar (sic Chet's). Says we stayed at his place a day or two."[2] Jerry and Sandy jam at the Columbus Folk Center.

"I don't remember how long we played at Roger's, but it couldn't have been too long as we all left to go to Frontier Ranch (a country music park east of Columbus near Reynoldsburg) where Don Reno and Red Smiley were doing a show... it wasn't the regular Sunday show... it was some kind of Saturday bluegrass special day and there were other pickers on as well... But that's where we all went.  First I headed home and picked up my sister, Margaret, and Marty and then we took off for Frontier Ranch.
When Don & Red weren't on stage we went up to the parking lot on the hill & some picking got started with Ross Branham, Leslie Wilson, Robby, Don VanLoon, Sid Campbell and others whose names I don't remember.  Garcia was there, maybe Rothman too, but they didn't pick... I remember Garcia especially was taking it all in and clearly having a wonderful time just listening and observing. After the show we went home and I have no idea what Sandy and Jerry did, but I think I heard somewhere, maybe later from Sandy, that they went on to Nashville. The next time I saw Sandy was several months later and he was at Frontier Ranch playing banjo with Bill Monroe."[3]

Panama City, Florida-Early June 1964-Jerry and Sandy play a gig with Scott Hambly, who was in the air force, on Tyndall Air Force Base.
 "Jerry and I also drove down to Florida to visit Berkeley mandolinist Scott Hambly (another highly original and accomplished instrumentalist like Jerry, and a one-gig replacement for David Nelson in the Black Mountain Boys) while he was stationed at Panama City's Tyndall Air Force Base. I listened to the two of them picking as we played an impromptu show that Scott had arranged at the NCO club and thought that it would be hard to find two city-based bluegrass musicians better matched for sheer profusion of notes and ornamentation. A flock of notes flew with the airplanes over the warm Florida sands that night."[8]

Dothan, Alabama
"The vicious insect life of Florida drove Jerry and Sandy to Dothan, Alabama (1.5 hour drive) to hear the well-known players Jim and Jesse McReynolds.
"Jerry loved bluegrass and bluegrass legend Jesse to the extent that he stopped on a cross country drive to watch the Grand Ol Opry TV show in a Dothan, AL motel room and record the McReynolds Brothers on his trusty Wollensak reel-to-reel."[9]
"Garcia is driving. It's springtime of 1964, a Friday evening somewhere down South. We've been rambling around the Midwest and South for weeks, a couple of California would-be pickers in search of bluegrass. The Corvair's radio is crackling as I scan the dial. The unmistakable sound of Allen Shelton's banjo comes on, dimly. It's "Lady Of Spain."

"Hey," says Jerry, "that's Shelton!"
"Hey, yeah! Wow...Friday night...Jim and Jesse must be on the Opry."
"Can you tune that in any better?"

Now we hear Jesse's voice. He's giving the upcoming show dates.
"Write that down," Jerry says excitedly, tossing me the black spiral notebook he keeps in his shirt pocket. (We did make it to a few of the shows Jesse announced...but were too shy to do more than ask for their autographs on a songbook we bought.) I write: "Sponsor, Crestview Mobile Homes," and the call letters of some TV and radio stations, with various dates and times. "They're on TV tonight!" "We're not that far from Alabama," Garcia says. "We need some sleep anyway. Let's go there, get a motel room, and see if we can watch the show!" Not only watch the show - we lug Jer's trusty old Wollensak out of the car and into the room. We're gonna tape it if we can.
So we're sitting on the edge of a bed in a small motel near Dothan, Alabama, a place we don't know anything about, staring at the TV set, having determined that this very band, with Shelton, is going to be on in a few minutes. The Wollensak's microphone is as close as we can get it to the television's speaker. Food? Coffee? No, we weren't thinking about things like that. We were just waiting.

"Hey, listen-isn't that their live theme playing behind the announcer?"
"Yeah-it's them. Turn on the machine!"
"...And now, from WTVY, Dothan, Alabama...let's make welcome Jim and Jesse and all the Virginia boys!"

It was all there, of course: "Sunny Mountain Chimes," "Childish Love," "Las Cassas, Tennessee," "More Pretty Girls Than One," "Carroll County Blues," "Gone Home," "Nine Pound Hammer," "Love's Gonna Live Here," "Where the Soul of Man Never Dies," and a host of others, featuring the impeccable harmony vocals of the McReynolds brothers with Don McHan, Shelton's amazing banjo, Jim Buchanan's elegant fiddling, Jim's smooth rhythm guitar, and the singular mandolin creations of Jesse McReynolds.
On the surviving low-fidelity 7" reel tape you can hear us gasping and talking over the music, unable to contain our excitement at seeing this stuff right in front of us on local television."[9]
The McReynolds brothers are from Dothan, AL.

Sunset Park, Pennsylvania-Early June 1964 “We stopped at Sunset Park and caught a Monroe show. I introduced JG to Grisman there. (I had met him the previous year in NYC.).”[1]
They drive through New York City late at night.

Beverly, Massachusetts-Jerry and Sandy and The Colonels stay at Roland White's first wife's place.

New Haven, Connecticut-June 1964-Jerry drives alone from Beverly, MA and performs at The Exit, New Haven, CT solo, and with Marshall Leicester and some locals.

Jerry drives 2.5 hours back to Beverly, MA to get Sandy and they drive back to Bloomington, IN.
Sandy stays in Bloomington, IN and Jerry returns to the Bay Area alone, by July.
I would love to talk to any hitchhikers Jerry may have picked up on his way home!
About three weeks later Sandy Rothman joins Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys.



1.)^Rothman, Sandy, 2015-10-26, email to author.
2.)^transcribed from recorded Band introduction, and Grushkin, Paul, Grateful Dead:The Book Of The Deadheads, pg. 194.
3.)^Godbey, rank, 2015-10-23, email to author.
4.)^Hobbs, Marlene, wife of Robby Robinson, 2015-10-13, email to author.
5.)^White, Roland, 2015-11-03, conversation with author.
6.)^Rothman, Sandy, 2015-01-17, email to author.
7.)^Rothman, Sandy, 2012-03-18, email to author.
8.)^http://www.thebestofwebsite.com/Bands/Jerry_Garcia/Misc/Rothman/3_Jerrys_Banjo_Years.htm
9.)^Rothman, Sandy, Jerry Garcia & Sandy Rothman travel down south - Background for new Jesse McReynolds CD, 2010-08-27, http://woodstockrecords.com/woodstock122.shtml

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Unknown Locations

 Anyone have any clues for the locations below?


Unknown location #1
San Francisco, California
 
Jerry performed here in
1969-1970
Bob Weir
Jerry plays a banjo.
"I do also remember one or two gigs/jams that were strictly acoustic were Bob played guitar and Jerry played banjo with one or two other guys, at a couple of very small venues, though for the life of me I can't remember where they were."[1]

Unknown location #1, San Francisco, CA
1.)^Terry Nails, comments, 2012-01-27, "Hartbeats" Family Dog On The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA August 28, 1969, 2010-04-10, http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2010/04/hartbeats-family-dog-on-great-highway.html

 Unknown location #2 
Jerry recorded here in
June 1969
Solo
Jerry plays an acoustic bottleneck guitar.

Location unknown #3
Jerry rehearsed here in
July 1967
Grateful Dead
Lovelight rehearsal session, multiple takes, 45 minutes.

Unknown location #4
Unknown City, State
Jerry performed here in
????

Story of a tripper with a big knife threatening Garcia on stage at a ballroom.[1]

Unknown location #4, Unknown City, State
1.)^Abbott, Lee. 1979. The Jerry Garcia Feature: Dead Reckoning and Hamburger Metaphysics. Feature (March): 32, 34-37. Also reprinted in Dodd and Spaulding 2000.

Unknown Location #5 1963
Palo Alto, California
Jerry performed here in
1963
Elves, Gnomes, Leprechauns and Little People’s Chowder and Marching Society Volunteer Fire Brigade and Ladies Auxiliary String Band (Garcia on banjo. Hunter on guitar. NB NRPS parallel: “Hunter was the first victim [of Garcia’s expectation of virtuosity]: he was thanked and thrown out of the group ... An enthusiastic player but with little talent, he gave way to Eric Thompson.” Also Pigpen, Kreutzmann... they became the Black Mountain Boys.[1]

Autumn 1963 (prior to 11/22/63) Badwater Valley Boys (Robert Hunter and others)[1]
"They meet Bill Monroe at the Ash Grove in Los Angeles.[1]

Unknown Location #5 1963, Palo Alto, CA
1.)^Dister, Alain. 2007. Grateful Dead: Une l├ęgende californienne. Paris: Le Castor Astral. ISBN 9782859207298, pg. 44, Elves, Gnomes, Leprechauns and Little People’s Chowder and Marching Society Volunteer Fire Brigade and Ladies Auxiliary String Band, 2014-01-26, http://jgmf.blogspot.com/

Unknown location #6
San Francisco, California

Jerry recorded here in
Early 1970
Brett Champlin and Robbie Stokes of Devil's Kitchen
"Robbie says he just remembers that it was the two of us but not a whole lot about it. All I remember from that was that it was cold and kind of early in the day (probably early afternoon) so I had a big styrofoam cup of coffee that I spilled all over the amplifier I was playing through when I bumped it with the head of my guitar… and Garcia was very gracious about it saying, “don’t worry about it, we have lots of amplifiers”… and that he said the music was for background music for a play that a friend of his was producing about the Tarot. For different pieces he would say this is about such and such card and the image is blah-blah so it should kind of feel like this n that… and we’d just noodle around for a while until something started to come together…"[1]

Unknown location #6, San Francisco, California
1.)^Champlin, Brett, bandmember of Devil's Kitchen, 2014-11-01, email to author.

Unknown location #7
Los Angeles, California
Jerry performed here on

4/6/66 Grateful Dead
4/7/66 Grateful Dead
4/8/66 Grateful Dead
4/9/66 Grateful Dead
"According to the 3/25/66 tape: After You Don't Have to Ask, Garcia says: "Okay, we'll be back in just a few scant minutes." And Lesh: "We're gonna take a little break now. Don't forget: on the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th…"(cut)."[1]

Unknown location #7, Los Angeles, CA
1.)^The Deadlists Project, 1966-04-06, http://www.deadlists.com/default.asp

Unknown location #8
Resort
Northern California
Jerry performed here on
Early June 1969
John "Marmaduke" Dawson
Gene Sculati, from Napa, in a very insightful little piece written ca. mid-June 1969 [1]: Recently “a local resort featured Dead accomplice Marmaduke singing country (and playing guitar) to the accompaniment of Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar.”[10]

Unknown location #8, Resort Northern California, CA
1.)^ Sculati, Gene. 1969. What’s Become of the Grateful Dead? Jazz & Pop 8.9 (September): 22-24.

Unknown Location #9
Unknown City, State

Jerry performed here in
1963 or 1964
Pine Valley Boys, Richard Greene
Jerry plays a banjo.
Richard Greene first met Garcia in the early 1960's, before Garcia was a member of the Grateful Dead. Greene believes it was around 1963 or 1964 when Garcia was playing with the Pine Valley Boys. Greene remembers, “Jerry was only at that time a banjo player. He would come around, and we would start jamming. He was quite a nice guy and I liked him.”[1]

Unknown Location #9, Unknown City, State
1.)^Sforzini, Hank, Five Musicians Remember Jerry Garcia, 2012-08-20, http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/08/five-musicians-remember-jerry-garcia.html

Unknown location #10
Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Studio
Jerry recorded here in
1993
My Pretty Pony
Jerry is the narrator of the story. He does not play guitar.
Nightmares and Dreamscapes-Stephen King
Plot Summary
An elderly man, his death rapidly approaching, takes his young grandson up onto a hill behind his house and gives the boy his pocket watch. Then, standing among falling apple blossoms, the man also "gives instruction" on the nature of time: how when you grow up, it begins to move faster and faster, slipping away from you in great chunks if you don't hold tightly onto it. Time is a pretty pony, with a wicked heart.

"I heard this from Dennis McNally who interviewed Jerry, from what I understand 1,000's of times. He is writing a book currently about his interviews with Jerry. From what I understand he is the one who recorded the Stephen King reading. The publishers asked if Jerry would read it and jerry didn't really want to do it, but his buddy Dennis McNally convinced him to do it, and they recorded it in Jerry's home studio. It was a pretty bad read and lots of page turning and noises etc. The publisher asked Jerry to re-read it and he said no. They weren't going to put it out, but Jerry and Dennis insisted they send it to Stephen King and let him make up his mind whether he liked it or not. They never heard back from the publishers, and it got released. So Stephen must of liked it."[1]

Unknown location #10, Nightmares and Dreamscapes
1.)^NoiseDrop, message, 2015-07-15, youtube.com

Unknown Studio #11
San Francisco, California
Jerry recorded here in
Late 1965
Neal Cassady, Warlocks
Speed Limit
Jerry plays an early 1960's Guild Starfire III guitar if he plays at all.
Prankster production tape.
"The Dead may be the anonymous band playing the generic surf instrumental behind the Prankster chatter. The recording is repeated a few times and can be heard most clearly without the Prankster overdubs in the last few minutes. It's not too dissimilar from other things the early Dead did, like Heads Up on 3/19/66 or the instrumental on 3/25/66. Then again, it could be a random, unidentified surf-band record. Recording date unknown.
A bit of this instrumental was used on the Capitol LP “LSD: A Documentary Report,” released in 1966."[1]

Unknown Studio #11, San Francisco, CA
1.)^http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2013/07/studio-outtakes-1965-1974.html



Unknown location #12
Jerry was scheduled to perform here on
10/17/73
Grateful Dead
Doug Sahm And Band would have opened.

Unknown Location #13 Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
Jerry performed here on
5/8/69
Grateful Dead
The Book Of The Deadheads lists a show in Golden Gate Park on this date;this must be the show DeadBase IX lists on 5/7/69. DeadBase IX notes a show at an "Unknown Location" on 5/8/69.

Unknown studio #14
Jerry was scheduled to record here in
Spring 1995
Ralph Stanley
"Jerry was suppose to go record with Ralph prior to his death (for the Clinch Mountain Country CD, release date May 19, 1998, the one Bob Dylan is on)...that was until Jerry's people got into it with Dick Freeland (who owned Rebel Records at the time). What Ralph told me..that it was all set up..and Jerry's people said well we also want to send "someones whose name I can't remember)..to make sure it was recorded correctly etc..and Dick Freeland said no and he (Jerry) can't come either. Ralph was not pleased at the time because he knew that would have added to the sales of the CD. I believe this was supposed to occur in the spring of '95.
Ralph wanted to have Jerry play on the next CD he did (with a lot of other singers/musicians…the one he did after he stopped recording with Rebel and Dick Freeland...Ralph at some point had a law suit going against Dick Freeland). The reason why I know all this..is because I'm good friends with Ralph...started seeing a lot of Ralph shows in the early 90's"[1]

Unknown studio #14
1.)^MacMillan, Vickie, comments, 2014-11-07, email to author.

Deathsport soundtrack
Unknown Location #15, State

Jerry recorded here in
1978

The movie-review book Claws & Saucers notes that director Allan Arkush “knew Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead’s Fillmore shows, and he got Garcia to contribute guitar licks for the soundtrack that were later run through a synthesizer.”[1]
Deathsport, in 1978, was one of the first movies Arkush directed. Garcia was keen on sci-fi, and was probably tickled at the opportunity to help with the soundtrack.

Unknown Location #21, Deathsport soundtrack
1.)^David Goldweber, Claws & Saucers

Heartbeeps soundtrack
Unknown Location #16
Jerry recorded here in
1981

He provided the voice, via his guitar, for a robot child in a movie, Heartbeeps (starring Andy Kauffman and Bernadette Peters).
Directed by Allan Arkush.

Big Bad Mama soundtrack
Unknown Location #17

Jerry recorded here in
1974

David Grisman worked on the soundtracks for a few Roger Corman movies in the mid-‘70s, including the gangster films Big Bad Mama and Capone. My guess is he called in Garcia to help him with these – this was shortly after they played together in Old & In The Way. Garcia is said to play banjo and guitar in these film scores, but isn’t credited.[1]
Big Bad Mama was released in September 1974 - Grisman played with the Great American Music Band (recorded by Bill Wolf), perhaps one of the same configurations that played live in mid-'74.[1]

Unknown Location #17
1.)^Jerry Garcia's Film Soundtracks, 2015-05-28, http://deadessays.blogspot.com/

Capone soundtrack
Unknown Location #18
Jerry recorded here in
1975

Garcia is said to play banjo and guitar in these film scores, but isn’t credited.

For Capone in 1975, Grisman collaborated with mandolinist Rudy Cipolla.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers soundtrack
Unknown Location #19, State
Jerry recorded here in
1978

Garcia was listed in the film credits this time as one of the musicians. He had a small part playing the banjo music for Harry, a park beggar with a banjo who is later turned into a mutant dog.
Garcia even joined the Screen Actors Guild in December ‘77, though I don’t think he actually appears in the film. Maybe he initially planned to work as an extra, but the beggar with the banjo was played by another actor, Joe Bellan; Garcia just provided the music track, which was recorded separately.
The banjo music only appears very briefly in a couple scenes, but Dead fans will quickly recognize that the song is ‘Goin’ Down the Road.’ I can’t tell who is singing it, though – it doesn’t sound like Garcia.
I don’t know who invited Garcia into the production, but no doubt he jumped at the chance to be involved with a sci-fi film being made in San Francisco.
Engineer Phil Sawyer, who’d worked briefly on the Aoxomoxoa mixes back in ’69, bumped into Garcia again: “Jerry reminded me of [the Aoxomoxoa sessions] around 1978 during the making of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." (I was the Music Production Coordinator and he played the banjo "source" music for the character that eventually turns into the hideous half-man-half-dog.)”[1]
Directed by Philip Kaufman. Released December 20, 1978.

Unknown Location #20, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers soundtrack, State
1.)^http://precambrianmusic.com/gratefuldeadranch1.htm