jerry garcia

Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.

One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders–Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage (which Garcia co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson). He also released several solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" cover story.

Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill because of his diabetes, and in 1986 went into a diabetic coma that nearly cost him his life. Although his overall health improved somewhat after that, he also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions, and was staying in a California drug rehabilitation facility when he died of a heart attack in August 1995.

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Jerry Garcia has performed the following songs of Bob Dylan

Songs performed by various Jerry Garcia bands

  • All Along The Watchtower
  • Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
  • Forever Young
  • Going, Going Gone
  • I Shall Be Released
  • It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  • It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • Positively Fourth Street
  • Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
  • She Belongs To Me
  • Simple Twist Of Fate
  • Tangled Up In Blue
  • Tears Of Rage
  • Tough Mama
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece
  • Wicked Messenger

Songs performed by Garcia sitting in with Dylan (November 16, 1980 and May 5, 1992)

  • Cat's In The Well
  • Covenant Woman
  • The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar
  • Idiot Wind
  • Let's Keep It Between Us
  • Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
  • Simple Twist Of Fate
  • To Ramona

Songs performed by Garcia and Lesh with Doug Sahm, Leon Russell and others on November 23, 1972

  • A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  • It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  • Mr Tambourine Man

dylan garcia letterJerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead did versions of Dylan songs many times, in concert and on albums (‘Postcards Of The Hanging’ [2002 on Grateful Dead/Arista] and ‘Garcia Plays Dylan’ [2005 on Rhino]) and Dylan personally wrote Garcia a letter, asking if he would contribute to an album of Jimmie Rodgers songs that was being put together on Dylan’s label, Egyptian Records. ‘Blue Yodel #9’ would be the last recording Jerry Garcia made.

Dylan clearly enjoyed his songs performed by his friend:
 “The Dead did a lot of my songs, and we’d just take the whole arrangement, because they did it better than me. Jerry Garcia could hear the song in all my bad recordings, the song that was buried there. So if I want to sing something different, I just bring out one of them Dead records and see which one I wanna do. I never do that with my records.”
Dylan and Garcia were obviously good friends, and the friendship was lived out away from cameras and reporters, but if you watch the 4th July, 1987 performance of ‘Man Of Peace’, you can see it as clear as day. Sadly, on 9th August 1995, Jerry Garcia passed away from a heart attack. He was only 53 years old.

“I know he’s missing Jerry Garcia…his first encore each night is Garcia and Hunter’s ‘Alabama Getaway.’ Plus, he’s singing about a dozen of his own songs in the styles the Dead performed them.” – Al Giordano, ‘On the road with Patti Smith and Bob Dylan’.

“There’s no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or a player. I don’t think any eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great, much more than a superb musician, with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He’s the very spirit personified of whatever is Muddy River country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me, he wasn’t only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he’ll ever know. There’s a lot of spaces and advances between The Carter Family, Buddy Holly and say Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There’s no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep”

Source: William Henry Prince

 

  • Garcia Band, Jerry - Garcia Plays Dylan

    Garcia Band, Jerry - Garcia Plays Dylan

    1. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Garcia-Saunders at The Boarding House, San Francisco, CA on January 23, 1973 (Jan 25 in booklet is an error)
    2. Tough Mama - Jerry Garcia Band - at the Keystone, Berkeley, CA on November 18, 1975
    3. Positively 4th Street - Jerry Garcia Band at the Keystone, Berkeley, CA on November 17, 1975
    4. The Wicked Messenger - Legion Of Mary at the Oriental Theater, Milwaukee,WI on April 19, 1975
    5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Jerry Garcia Band at the Keystone, Berkeley, CA on February 15, 1976
    6. Simple Twist Of Fate - Jerry Garcia Band at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA on February 19, 1978
    7. I Shall Be Released - Jerry Garcia Band at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA on November 28, 1987
    1. When I Paint My Masterpiece - Jerry Garcia Band at The Stone, San Francisco, CA on February 2, 1980
    2. She Belongs To Me - Grateful Dead at the Frost Amphitheater (Stanford University), Palo Alto, CA on April 28, 1985
    3. Forever Young - Jerry Garcia Band at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA on March 4, 1988
    4. Tangled Up In Blue - Jerry Garcia Band at the Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA on October 31, 1992
    5. Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) - Jerry Garcia Band at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA on April 23, 1993
    6. Visions Of Johanna - Grateful Dead at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL on July 8, 1995
    7. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) - Grateful Dead at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA on July 2, 1989
    8. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Grateful Dead at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario on March 22, 1990

  • Garcia Band, Jerry - Garcia Plays Dylan Again

    Garcia Band, Jerry - Garcia Plays Dylan Again

    1. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Neighbors of Woodcraft, Portland, June 4, 1982
    2. Tears of Rage - Greek Theater, Berkeley on August 5, 1990
    3. Going, Going, Gone - Keystone, Berkeley on May 22, 1975

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Saunders/Garcia/Khan/Vitt - Live At Keystone  Volume I

Saunders/Garcia/Khan/Vitt - Live At Keystone Volume I

Positively 4th Street
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

1973 - Live

Jerry Garcia - Run For The Roses

Jerry Garcia - Run For The Roses

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
for 2005 CD bonus tracks see: All Good Things: Studio Sessions

1982

Jerry Garcia Band - Live

Jerry Garcia Band - Live

Simple Twist Of Fate
I Shall Be Released
Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (also on: Masked & Anonymous)
Tangled Up In Blue

1990 - Live

Jerry Garcia Band - Don't Let Go

Jerry Garcia Band - Don't Let Go

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

2001, recorded 1976 - Live

Jerry Garcia Band - Shining Star

Jerry Garcia Band - Shining Star

Positively 4th Street

2001 - recorded late 80s-early 90s - Live

Jerry Garcia Band - How Sweet It Is

Jerry Garcia Band - How Sweet It Is

Tough Mama
Tears Of Rage

1997 - recorded 1990 - Live

Jerry Garcia-David Grisman-Tony Rice - The Pizza Tapes

Jerry Garcia-David Grisman-Tony Rice - The Pizza Tapes

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

recorded 1993

Jerry Garcia-David Grisman - Been All Around This World

Jerry Garcia-David Grisman - Been All Around This World

Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest

2004 - recorded early 90's

JGB - Welcome To Our World  (For Members Only)

JGB - Welcome To Our World (For Members Only)

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Tangled Up In Blue
I Shall Be Released

1998 - Recorded by surviving members of the Jerry Garcia Band (JGB)

Jerry Garcia Band - -All Good Things: Studio Sessions

Jerry Garcia Band - -All Good Things: Studio Sessions

Simple Twist Of Fate
Tangled Up In Blue

Includes Run For The Roses CD with bonus tracks

Jerry Garcia Band - All Good Things Redux

Jerry Garcia Band - All Good Things Redux

Visions Of Johanna

Exclusive 4-track bonus disc with above from jerrygarcia.com

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band - Pure Jerry

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band - Pure Jerry

Going, Going, Gone
Tough Mama

Keystone Berkeley September 1, 1974

Jerry Garcia Collection, Volume 1: Legion of Mary

Jerry Garcia Collection, Volume 1: Legion of Mary

Tough Mama 7/4/75

2005

Legion of Mary - Absolute Mary

Legion of Mary - Absolute Mary

Wicked Messenger 5/15/75

from jerrygarcia.com

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Simple Twist Of Fate 7/29
Tangled Up In Blue 7/30

Theatre 1839, San Francisco July 29&30, 1977

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Simple Twist Of Fate
Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Warner Theatre March 18, 1978

Jerry Garcia Band - After Midnight

Jerry Garcia Band - After Midnight

Simple Twist Of Fate
Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Kean College, 2/28/80

Jerry Garcia Band - Way After Midnight

Jerry Garcia Band - Way After Midnight

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When I Paint My Masterpiece

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Lunt-Fontanne, NYC: The Best of The Rest, October 19-30, 1987

Tangled Up In Blue
All Along The Watchtower
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Simple Twist Of Fate
Forever Young

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Lunt-Fontanne, NYC October 31, 1987

Knockin' On Heaven's Door
I Shall Be Released
When I Paint My Masterpiece

Jerry Garcia Band Pure Jerry

Jerry Garcia Band Pure Jerry

Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 1&2, 1989

Tangled Up In Blue 9/1
Simple Twist Of Fate
9/2
Forever Young
9/2
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
9/2

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Jerry Garcia Band - Pure Jerry

Coliseum, Hampton, VA November 9, 1991

I Shall Be Released.

Jerry Garcia Band - Live at Shoreline

Jerry Garcia Band - Live at Shoreline

I Shall Be Released
Tangled Up In Blue

Live at Shoreline 9/1/90  [DVD]

 

 

 

 

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