Probably Ultrasonic Studios
December 1971
(Speed Corrected & Reworked)

Note: This previously circulated as the 'SNL rehearsals', but is now known to be rehearsals for "Rock Of Ages" at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island in New York.

Goody: If for no reason other than Garth's "Jingle Bells" quote at the end of "Chest Fever", I believe this is most likely a set of rehearsals with horns for "Rock of Ages" at the Academy of Music, in December of 1971. Therefore, the date change from previous editions in the title from Oct 30, 1976 to December of 1971.

Newly Retracked Edition - 2011

lolita's original notes:
I corrected the pitch (-50 cents) with Sound Forge 9 upon Goody's advice.
The levels have been adjusted and I also cleaned the transition tracks.
Sbe's aligned with TLH. >

Goody's additional lineage:
TLH (WAV) > Audition (Tracking updated) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp)

JTT Artwork Included

Source/Quality/Length: SB/EX/39:27

01. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down >
02. Across the Great Divide (take 1) >
03. WS Walcott Medicine Show (take 1)
04. WS Walcott Medicine Show (take 2)
05. Life Is A Carnival (take 1)
06. Life Is A Carnival (take 2)
07. Across the Great Divide (take 2)
08. Unfaithful Servant
09. Chest Fever
10. Rag Mama Rag (take 1)
11. Rag Mama Rag (take 2)

Seeded originally on Easytree by "DynacoST70" Feb 25 2005




Text and files updated. Goody - August 22, 2011

Special thanks to fellow Dime member Lars (EasyMusic) for sending me the previous pitch-corrected edition from his archives for this upgrade.

The Band:
Levon Helm
Robbie Robertson
Garth Hudson
Rick Danko
Richard Manuel

PLEASE POST ANY RARE RECORDINGS OF THE BAND NOT CURRENTLY CIRCULATED OR POSTED ON DIME! A few recordings may exist that have never been circulated or transferred to digital before. We would all truly love to hear those and share them with the community. Thank you so much to everyone who originally taped these shows, as well as to everyone who continues to share them. Thank you and enjoy the recordings!

The site below lists recordings that have never circulated before, including:

January 17 1970, Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
May 1 1970, Central Park, New York, NY
September 2 1974, Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Canada
August 24 & 25 1976, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA
August 31 1976, CNE Bandstand, Toronto, Canada


April 19 1969, Winterland, San Francisco, CA

May 9 1969, Fillmore East, New York, NY

August 31 1969, Isle Of Wight Festival

October 26 1969, Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, PA

January 1 1970, Queens College, Flushing, NY

January 31 1970, Community Theater, Berkeley, CA

July 10 1970, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

November 1 1970, Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA (LINE)

November 5 1970, Cousens Gym, Medford, MA

November 7 1970, Harrington Auditorium, Worcester, MA

November 27 1970, Auditorium, Bloomington, IN

May 27 1971, KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

December 1971, "Rock Of Ages" Rehearsals, Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead, NY

August 1 1973, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ (SBD)

July 6 1974, Rich Stadium, Buffalo, NY

August 30 1974, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

August 31 1974, Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, OH

September 4 1974, Barton Hall, Ithaca, NY

June 26 1976, Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto, CA

July 17 1976, Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DC (PRE-FM)