|A great list published @ Paste Magazine website back in April 2009.
As it is a rather long list… so I split it up into 5 separate posts… this is part 2.
There’s no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don’t think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great – much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is 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 are 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.
~Bob Dylan (Jerry Garcia’s Obituary – 10 August 1995)
Bruce Hornsby inducts the Grateful Dead at the 1994 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Today we are looking at cover versions done by Jerry Garcia not with The Grateful Dead (we did a post with “The Dead”). He really knows what to pick, he finds those songs that suits his singing/playing style.
I like Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia more and more these days.
Jerry Garcia Band – Tough Mama (October 13, 1982, audio):
Jerry Garcia Band – Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) (audio):
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