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Jerry Garcia

Before The Dead 4-CD Set

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Jerry Garcia

Before The Dead 4-CD Set

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Before The Dead brings together a rare collection of the earliest known performances by Jerry Garcia. From an informal and intimate 1961 performance of simple folk songs at a birthday party with future songwriting partner Robert Hunter to more polished coffeehouse gigs with old-timey and bluegrass bands through 1964, this collection showcases Garcia’s deep study of the folk music tradition and its influence on his musical journey leading to the formation of the Grateful Dead. Even with his entire musical career in front of him, Garcia’s magnetic presence as a performer can be plainly heard in these first steps.

• Four CDs containing over 3.5 hours of studio & live performances culled from previously uncirculated masters and newly discovered recordings. Audio restoration and mastering by Fred Kevorkian.
Lacquers cut by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios and pressed to vinyl by Quality Record Pressings. • Produced by Grateful Dead publicist and biographer Dennis McNally and Brian Miksis.
• Includes a 32 page book with rare photos, memorabilia and in-depth liner note essays by McNally, Miksis, acclaimed bluegrass scholar Neil V. Rosenberg, Sara Ruppenthal Katz, and Stu Goldstein.
CD ONE

Bob and Jerry
May 26, 1961
Brigid Meier’s Sixteenth Birthday Party
Menlo Park, California

1. SANTY ANNO
2. I GOT A HOME IN THAT ROCK
3. OH, MARY DON’T YOU WEEP
4. ALL MY TRIALS
5. I WAS BORN TEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO
6. BLOW THE CANDLES OUT
7. RAKE AND A RAMBLING BOY
8. TROUBLE IN MIND

Jerry Garcia, Marshall Leicester, and Robert Hunter
July 1961
Boar’s Head Coffeehouse, Carlos Book Stall
San Carlos, California

9. BROWN’S FERRY BLUES
10. JESSE JAMES

Jerry Garcia and Unknown Musician
Summer or Fall 1961
Boar’s Head Coffeehouse, Carlos Book Stall
San Carlos, California

11. DOWN IN THE WILLOW GARDEN
12. LONG LONESOME ROAD
13. RAILROAD BILL
14. THE WAGONER’S LAD
15. KATIE CRUEL

CD TWO:

Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers
June 11, 1962
Boar’s Head Coffeehouse, Peninsula Jewish Community Center
San Carlos, California

1. CANNONBALL BLUES
2. LITTLE BIRDIE
3. SALLY GOODIN
4. HOLD THAT WOODPILE DOWN
5. LEGEND OF THE JOHNSON BOYS
6. SHADY GROVE
7. SWEET SUNNY SOUTH
8. MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW

Hart Valley Drifters
Fall 1962
KZSU Radio Studio A, Stanford University
Stanford, California

9. BAND INTRODUCTIONS
10. ROVING GAMBLER
11. GROUND SPEED
12. PIG IN A PEN
13. STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER
14. FLINT HILL SPECIAL
15. NINE POUND HAMMER
16. HANDSOME MOLLY
17. CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP
18. THINK OF WHAT YOU’VE DONE
19. CRIPPLE CREEK
20. ALL THE GOOD TIMES HAVE PAST AND GONE
21. BILLY GRIMES, THE ROVER
22. PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE (BOYS, MY MONEY’S ALL GONE)
23. RUN MOUNTAIN
24. SUGAR BABY
25. SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

CD THREE:

The Wildwood Boys
February 23, 1963
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

1. ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS
2. JERRY’S BREAKDOWN
3. STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER
4. MULE SKINNER BLUES
5. SATURDAY NIGHT SHUFFLE
6. PIKE COUNTY BREAKDOWN
7. THE LITTLE SPARROW
8. WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

Jerry and Sara
May 4, 1963
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

9. DEEP ELEM BLUES
10. WILL THE WEAVER
11. I TRULY UNDERSTAND
12. LONG BLACK VEIL
13. THE MAN WHO WROTE HOME SWEET HOME NEVER WAS A MARRIED MAN
14. FOGGY MOUNTAIN TOP

CD FOUR:

Black Mountain Boys
Fall 1963
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

1. BAREFOOT NELLIE
2. SHE’S MORE TO BE PITIED
3. NOAH’S BREAKDOWN
4. WHO WILL SING FOR ME?

Black Mountain Boys
January 10, 1964
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

5. SALT CREEK
6. MONROE’S HORNPIPE (JODY’S HORNPIPE)
7. ROSA LEE McFALL
8. JOHN HARDY/CLOSING THEME

Black Mountain Boys
March 6, 1964
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

9. KATIE KLINE
10. WALKIN’ THE DOG

Black Mountain Boys
March 6, 1964
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

11. PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE (BOYS, MY MONEY’S ALL GONE)
12. LOVE AND WEALTH
13. SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN
14. IF I LOSE
15. HOMESTEAD ON THE FARM (I WONDER HOW THE OLD FOLKS ARE AT HOME)
16. STONEY CREEK
17. SALTY DOG BLUES
18. LOVE PLEASE COME HOME
19. MAKE ME A PALLET ON THE FLOOR
20. DARLIN’ ALLALEE

Black Mountain Boys
March 6, 1964
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

21. IN THE PINES
22. RAW HIDE
23. BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG
24. TRUE LIFE BLUES
25. MEDLEY: DEVIL’S DREAM—SAILOR’S HORNPIPE

Black Mountain Boys
Spring 1964
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

26. DRINK UP AND GO HOME

Asphalt Jungle Mountain Boys
Summer 1964
Top of the Tangent
Palo Alto, California

27. THESE MEN OF GOD
28. ROLL ON BUDDY
29. GOODBYE OLD PAL
30. BACK UP AND PUSH
Jerry Garcia Before The Dead 4-CD Set

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Before The Dead 4-CD Set

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