Tag Archives: The Grateful Dead

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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Baba O’Riley: The Who; The Grateful Dead; Pearl Jam

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Baba O’Riley. This is a terrific hard-rock anthem by The Who. After discussing the original song, we will review covers from the Grateful Dead and by Pearl Jam. The Who … 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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Brown Sugar: The Rolling Stones (original and re-recording), and Phil Lesh & Friends

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Brown Sugar. This is a fascinating hard-rock song. We will start with the Rolling Stones original. We will then discuss a later re-recording of the same song, also by the … 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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