Tag Archives: Jerry Garcia

Ripple: The Grateful Dead (lyrics by Robert Hunter); New Riders of the Purple Sage; Playing For Change.

Hello there! This week our blog features a lovely folk-rock tune, Ripple. We will first discuss the original version by the Grateful Dead, with a special appreciation to their lyricist Robert Hunter. Next, we will review a cover by New … Continue reading

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Sitting In Limbo: Jimmy Cliff; The Jerry Garcia Band; The Neville Brothers.

Hello there! This week our blog features a reggae tune from the early 70s called Sitting In Limbo. We will first discuss the original version by Jimmy Cliff. Next, then we will review a cover by The Jerry Garcia Band … Continue reading

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Not Fade Away: Buddy Holly & the Crickets, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Not Fade Away.  This is a great early rock ‘n roll song by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.  After discussing the original song, we will review covers from the Rolling … Continue reading

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Stir It Up: Bob Marley and the Wailing Wailers, Johnny Nash, the Grateful Dead

rums Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Stir It Up. This is a great early reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. We will start with the original Bob Marley song, and then we will … Continue reading

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Good Lovin’: The Olympics; The Young Rascals; and the Grateful Dead

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the 60s rock song Good Lovin’. We will review the original by The Olympics, and covers of that song by The Young Rascals and The Grateful Dead. The Olympics and Good Lovin’: … Continue reading

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