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Learn more about Jerry Garcia & David Grisman:

Format: CD
Sku: 60164734
UPC: 715949100222
UPC 14: 00715949100222
Release Date: 8/23/1991
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Thrill Is Gone, The ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
2. Grateful Dawg ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
3. Two Soldiers ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
4. Friend Of The Devil ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
5. Russian Lullaby ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
6. Dawg's Waltz ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
7. Walkin' Boss ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
8. Rockin' Chair ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
9. Arabia ~ Jerry Garcia/David Grisman
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals); David Grisman (mandolin); Jim Kerwin (bass); Joe Craven (percussion, fiddle).
Muze PNote Recorded in Spring, 1991.
Muze PNote Personnel: Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar); David Grisman (mandolin); Joe Craven (fiddle, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: David Grisman; Jerry Garcia.
Muze PNote Recording information: Dawg Studios (04/1991).
Muze PNote Photographer: Gary Nichols.
Muze PNote Arrangers: David Grisman; Jerry Garcia.
Muze PNote Although Jerry Garcia will forever be most associated with the Grateful Dead's lysergic explorations, the guitarist began his career as a bluegrass-obsessed folk picker. The self-titled album by Garcia and mandolin virtuoso David Grisman is a showcase both for Garcia's own wide-ranging influences and Grisman's similarly eclectic style, the combination of folk, jazz, and rock the latter calls "dawg" music. The rollicking duet "Grateful Dawg" is the clear highlight of this acoustic set, recorded in a single day with Grisman sidemen Jim Kerwin on bass and Joe Craven on fiddle and occasional percussion. However, familiar songs like the Grateful Dead mainstay "Friend of the Devil" and Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby" (one of Garcia's favorite songs, which he had previously recorded on his solo debut) also benefit from the relaxed, playful vibe. The lengthy solos and melodic improvisations of the 16-minute closing track, "Arabia," will feel familiar to anyone who's heard more than one version of the Dead's epic "Dark Star."

Producer: David Grisman; Jerry Garcia

Engineer: David Dennison

Artist Overview

Though he was chiefly known as the leader of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia was much more than that. For many, he was the embodiment of the freewheeling artistic spirit of the 1960s. A masterly guitarist and songwriter, and a highly underrated vocalist, Garcia was a true music lover, involving himself in numerous non-Dead projects over the years, including a duo with mandolinist David Grisman, a bluegrass supergroup (Old & In The Way), and jazzy one-offs with the likes of Merl Saunders and Howard Wales. His death in 1995 robbed the world of one of its most distinctive musical voices, but happily, Garcia left a wealth of music behind for fans to treasure.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Class Of 1990
Muze Music Compilations Double Time
Muze Music Compilations Hills Of Home-25 Years Of Folk
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five Years Of Rounder
Muze Music Compilations Child's Celebration Of Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganz
Muze Music Compilations Choice Picks-Celebrating The 1
Muze Music Compilations Grateful Dawg (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Electric Apricot:QuestFor Festeroo
Muze Music Compilations Rounder Records Story
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Child's Celebration Of Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Divided & United:songs Of Civil War
Muze Music Compilations Yerba Buena Bounce

Associated Artists and Works

True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Artists, Various
Beaudoin, Gerry
Bush, Sam
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman ~ Garcia, Jerry
Not For Kids Only ~ Garcia, Jerry
Shady Grove ~ Garcia, Jerry
The Pizza Tapes ~ Garcia, Jerry
Grateful Dawg [The Original Motion Picture Soundtr ~ Garcia, Jerry
Been All Around This World ~ Garcia, Jerry
Grappelli, Stephane
Retrospective ~ O'Connor, Mark
Retrospective ~ O'Connor, Mark (Violin)
Retrospective ~ O'Connor, Mark (Violin)
Sebastian, John (Pop)
Statman, Andy
Taylor, Martin
True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Various Artists
Doc & Dawg ~ Watson, Doc

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/06/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ACD 2
Music Label Name Label : Acoustic Disc
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00715949100222

Professional Reviews

Option (7-8/92, p.101)
- "...technically beautiful, the acoustic instruments sound pristine, and it has a laconic, laid-way-back quality that's like a hot, muggy summer day..."

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