NEW MUSIC ALERT - After 8 albums of original music over the last decade and a half, I am releasing my very first COVER! "Black Muddy River" by the Grateful Dead. While recording my Lucky No. 7 album, Dave Raven, Ted Russell Kamp and I soundchecked the guitar, bass, drums and vocal on this while Eric Corne was getting tones. It turned out to be a great take so Carl Byron overdubbed some piano and organ at Rich McCulley's studio the next day......
The song stayed deep in the tape vault archives until just a few months ago when I re-discovered what a wonderful version of the song this really is. I overdubbed some pedal steel, backing vocals and keyboards and voila!!
There was a lot of death and dying going on during the recording sessions for Lucky No. 7 and I was definitely channeling many songs about the subject. This song has always been one of my favorites and it was poignant to the time and also nice since it was Jerry's last live song with the Dead. Since the Dead are turning 50, I figured, what better time to release this music....enjoy and please...share share share!
Black Muddy River by The Grateful Dead
Words & Music by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
Ice Nine Publishing, Inc (ASCAP)
Ted Wulfers: Lead Vocal, Guitars, Pedal Steel, Electric Piano, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Carl Byron: Piano, Hammond B-3 Hammond Organ USA
Dave Raven: Drums, Talking
Ted Russell Kamp: Bass
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