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Great American Music Hall Discography

This is a discography of albums recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The Great American Music Hall at 859 O'Farrell Street was built in 1907. For the first 25 years of its existence it was a restaurant and bordello named Blanco's. From 1936 through 1945 the buiding was home to the Music Box nighclub. The Blanco's name was revived in 1948 when the venue was reopened as a jazz club. In the following years the building was used as a Moose Lodge and a French restaurant. The building reopened in 1972 as the Great American Music Hall and has remained a music venue to the present day. The Grateful Dead performed only once at the venue in 1975, a show which was subsequently the first "From The Vault" release. Various Jerry Garcia bands performed at the GAMH. For more information about the venue and its current activities see the Great American Music Hall website.

1972
info Live at the Great American Music Hall, Pt. 1, Maynard Ferguson, 1994
info Live at the Great American Music Hall, Pt. 2, Maynard Ferguson, 1994

1975
info One From The Vault, Grateful Dead, 1991
info The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary, 2005 (7 songs)
info Classic Live!, Maria Muldaur, 2003 (Part)
info Live At The Great American Music Hall, Hampton Hawes, 1975

1976
info At the Great American Music Hall, Carmen McRae, 1976
info Show Time, Ry Cooder, 1977
info How Late'll Ya Play 'Til?, David Bromberg, 1976 (Part)
info How Late'll Ya Play 'Til?, Vol. 1: Live, David Bromberg, 1979
info Long Way From Here, David Bromberg, 1987 (Part)
no info Anemone, Don Rader, 1976
info The Bonnie Raitt Collection, Bonnie Raitt, 1990 (1 song)

1977
info Here, Cal Tjader, 1977
info Here and There, Cal Tjader, 1996 (part)
info Cuban Fantasy, Cal Tjader, 1977
info When I Think of You, Judy Mayham, 2004

1978
info Live and Pickin', Doc Watson, 1979
info The Greeting, McCoy Tyner, 1978
info Jazz At The Great American Music Hall, Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley and Bill Connors, 1978
info Giuffre/Konitz/Connors/Bley, Jimmy Giuffre / Lee Konitz / Bill Connors / Paul Bley, 1994
info Don't Stop the Carnival, Sonny Rollins, 1989
info Doc and the Boys/Live and Pickin', Doc Watson, 2003

1979
info The Audience With, Betty Carter, 1980
info You Should See the Rest of The Band, David Bromberg, 1980
info My Own House / You Should See the Rest of The Band, David Bromberg, 1999 (Part)
info Live At The Great American Music Hall, 03/05/79, David Grisman Quintet, 2008
info Live At The Great American Music Hall, 03/06/79, David Grisman Quintet, 2008
info Live, Stephane Grappelli and David Grisman, 1981 (1 track)
info Ride Again, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, 19?? (Part)
no info Full House/Aces High, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, 19?? (Part)
no info The Verve Album, Various Artists, 2000 (1 track by Betty Carter)
info Betty Carter's Finest Hour, Betty Carter, 2003

1980
info Live at the Great American Music Hall, Terry Garthwaite, Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Rosalie Sorrels, 1993
info The Science Set, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Henry Kaiser, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Greg Goodman, Toshinori Kondo, Andrew Voigt, 1981
info The Social/Science Set, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Henry Kaiser, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Greg Goodman, Toshinori Kondo, Andrew Voigt, 2002
info Live!, Hoyt Axton, 1981 (Part)

1981
info A Fuego Vivo, Cal Tjader, 1982
info Live In America, The John Renbourn Group, 1981
info Live!, Carla Bley, 1982
info I Hate To Sing, Carla Bley, 1984 (Part)
info Live..., Pharoah Saunders, 2003 (1 CD bonus track)

1982
info Live In San Francisco, Stephane Grappelli, 1998
no info American Classical Music, Ahmad Jamal, 1982, Shubra

1983
info Lifeline, Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert, 1983
info Live From San Francisco, Maynard Ferguson, 1984?
info Give Yourself To Love, Kate Wolf, 1983 (Part)
info As Real As It Gets, Charles Ford Band, 1996 (Part)

1984
info El Rey, Tito Puente and His Latin Ensemble, 1984
no info The Real Tania Maria: Wild!, Tania Maria, 1985

1985
info The Pitts Bear Down: Live At The Great American Music Hall, ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra, 1985
info Marrying for Money, Henry Kaiser, 1986
no info Live At The Great American Music Hall, Kate Clinton, 1985, Whyscrack Records

1986
info 50th Anniversary Tour, Woody Herman and His Big Band, 1986
info Can't Take You Nowhere, Dave Frishberg, 1990
info Lucie Blue Tremblay, Lucie Blue Tremblay, 1986 (Part)

1987
info Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets, Carmen McRae and Betty Carter, 1988

1988
info Conduction 11: Where Music Goes, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, 1996
info Carmen Sings Monk, Carmen McRae, 1990

1989
info Live! From The Left Coast, Beausoleil, 1989
info World Network, Vol. 14: USA: Cajun, Michael Doucet and Beausoleil, 1995

198?
info Go Hear Nothin' - Zero Live, Zero, 1991
info I Want A Butter And Egg Man, Jack 'Jive' Schafer and Melody Anne, 1983

1990
info Re-Marrying for Money, Henry Kaiser, 1990

1991
info Yearbook Volume II, Various Artists, 1995 (1 track)

1992
info Chance In A Million, Zero, 1994
info Not a Still Life, Ferron, 1992

1994
info Later ..., Mark Dresser / Fred Frith / Ikue Mori, 2000 (1 track)
info Kush: The Music Of Dizzy Gillespie, Richie Cole w/ Brass, 1995 (Part)
no info Space Ritual, Nik Turner, 1995
info Live, J.J. Cale, 2001 (2 tracks)

1995
info Live in San Francisco, Pride & Joy, 1995
info John Coltrane's Ascension, ROVA, 1996
info Mystery White Boy: Live '95-'96, Jeff Buckley, 2000 (1 song)
no info Past Or Future, Nik Turner, 1996 (Part)

1996
info Wreckless, The Potato Eaters, 1996
info Clash, Holger Czukay / Dr. Walker, 1998
info Gold Blood, Fushitsusha, 1998
no info Marimba Pacifica (video), Marimba Pacifica, 1996?
info KFJC 89.7 FM: 50, Various Artists, 2009 (1 track by Farflung)

1997
info Live At The Great American Music Hall, The Radiators, 1998
info PantyChrist, Bob Ostertag, Otomo Yoshihide, and Justin Bond, 1999 (Part)
info KFOG: Live from the Archives, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1997 (2 songs)

1998
info Bevis Frond: Live, Bevis Frond, 1999
info Like it? It's Yours: A Woronzow Records Sampler, Various Artists, 2001 (1 track)
info Live at the Great American Music Hall, Radiators, 1998

1999
info Your Favorite Band: Live: At The Great American Music Hall, Red Elvises, 2000
info 7" single (Tarentel / Rothko), 2000 (1 track)
no info Asteroids, Various Artists, 1999 (1 track by Modest Mouse)

199?
info Stone's Throw from Love, Sister Double Happiness, 1999

2000
info Live From The West Coast, Steve Kimock Band, 2000
info Live Frogs: Set One, Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, 2001
info Live Frogs: Set Two, Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, 2001
info Monday Night in San Francisco, California Guitar Trio with Tony Levin, 2000
info Matmos Live with J Lesser, Matmos with J Lesser, 200? (1 track)
no info You Can Have It All (Single), Yo La Tengo, 2000 (1 track)
info Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, July 07, 2000, Steve Kimock Band, 2000
info Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, July 08, 2000, Steve Kimock Band, 2000
info Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, July 09, 2000, Steve Kimock Band, 2000
info Alive In California, Kevin Ayers, 2004
info 5 Gallons Of Diesel, Les Claytpool, 2005 (Part)
info Live At The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Paul Kantner / Marty Balin, 2011
no info Absolutely Live 2003, Various Artists, 2003 (1 track by Lambchop)

2001
info Burnside On Burnside, R.L. Burnside, 2001
info Lifeline Extended, Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert, 2001
info East Meets West, Steve Kimock Band, 2002 (part)
no info Live Human Live, Live Human, 2002

2002
info All the Way Live, Vinyl, 2004
info Live Vol. 1, Garaj Mahal, 2003
info Scraping, Calexico, 2002
info Pet Sounds Sucks, Lambchop, 2002
info Take Me To The Plaza, Jonathan Richman, 2003
info Mush Spring Tour 2002, Various Artists, 2002 (Part)
info 5 Gallons Of Diesel, Les Claytpool, 2005 (Part)
info Ascension, Chameleons, 2006

2003
info Great American Music Hall: San Francisco, CA, 7.5.03, Antibalas, 2003
info Temple of Dreams: Live!, Sharon Knight & Pandemonaeon, 2003
no info The Revenge of the Robots (DVD), Definite Jux/Various Artists, 2003 (1 track)

2004
info Greatest Hits Live, Boz Scaggs, 2004
info Magic Christian, Magic Christian, 2004 (Part)
info At The Hop CD single, Devendra Banhart, 2004 (1 song)
info I'm Gonna Stop Killing, Carla Bozulich, 2004 (1 song)
info KFOG: Live from the Archives, Vol. 12, Various Artists, 2005 (1 song)
no info At The Hop (CD single), Devendra Banhart, 2004 (1 track)

2005
info Power Out: Part 2 single, Arcade Fire, 2005 (Part)
info Singles, B-Sides & Live, Electrelane, 2006 (1 track)

2006
no info May The Fleas Of A Thousand Camels Infest Your Armpits, Nurse With Wound, 2009
info Transformation Live, Particle, 2006 (part)
info KFOG: Live from the Archives, Vol. 13, Various Artists, 2006 (2 tracks)
no info Colin Meloy Sings Live!, Colin Meloy, 2008 (1 track)

2007
info Live At The Great American Music Hall, Trudy Pitts Trio featuring Mr. C, 2009
no info Path of Most Resistance (compilation), Secret Chiefs 3, 2007
info Live at the Great American Music Hall (DVD), Secret Chiefs 3, 2009
info KFOG: Live from the Archives, Vol. 15, Various Artists, 2008 (1 song)
info KFOG: Live from the Archives, Vol. 16, Various Artists, 2009 (1 song)

2008
info Best. Concert. Ever., Jonathan Coulton, 2009
info Great American Music Hall, SF, CA, March 13, 2008, Steve Kimock & Friends, 2008
info Great American Music Hall, SF, CA, March 14, 2008, Steve Kimock & Friends, 2008

2009
info GAMH, San Francisco, CA, March 27, 2009, Steve Kimock Carzy Engine
info GAMH, San Francisco, CA, March 28, 2009, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine

2011
info The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2011
no info Live From San Francisco, Marketa Irglova, 2012

????
info Tuxedo Blues: String Swing & Jazz, Dix Bruce, ???? (at least 1 song)
info These Guys Are from England and Who Gives a Shit, Negativeland, 2001 (Part)


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