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March 11: Déjà Vu (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album) released in 1970

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March 11: Déjà Vu (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album) released in 1970


One of the most hotly awaited second albums in history — right up there with those by the Beatles and the Band — Déjà Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts.
~Bruce Eder (allmusic.com)

Almost Cut My Hair – Live Wembley 1974:

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August 1 in music history

August 1: The late Jerry Garcia was born in 1942 (read more)

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)


 August 1: Bob Dylan & George Harrison: New York City, New York, 1971 (Videos) – post update (read more)

This was Dylan’s first live performance in two years. Harrison had to twist his arm to get him to take part in the benefit concert, and we can be very glad he did: it’s a stunning performance (both shows), modest, confident, richly textured, with Dylan feeling and communicating genuine love for the music he’s playing (in the case of” Blowin’ in the Wind” this was his first public performance of the song in seven years). Most of all, Dylan’s voice on this midsummer afternoon and evening has a rare, penetrating beauty that is immediately noticeable to almost anyone who hears it. This is, in a very real sense, the Dylan a large part of his audience dreams of hearing; this is the voice to fit the stereotyped or mythic image of Bob Dylan, guitar strumming poet laureate of the 1960s.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan Performing Artist I: The Early Years 1960-1973)

 Bob Dylan & George Harrison 1971
 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (born Elliot Charles Adnopoz, August 1, 1931) is an American folk singer and performer.

Allmusic (Craig Harris):
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is one of folk music’s most enduring characters. Since he first came on the scene in the late ’50s, Elliott influenced everyone from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger to the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. The son of a New York doctor and a onetime traveling companion of Woody Guthrie, Elliott used his self-made cowboy image to bring his love of folk music to one generation after another. Despite the countless miles that Elliott traveled, his nickname is derived from his unique verbiage: an innocent question often led to a mosaic of stories before he got to the answer. According to folk songstress Odetta, it was her mother who gave Elliott the name when she remarked, “Oh, that Jack Elliott, he sure can ramble.”

 Robert Cray (born August 1, 1953, Columbus, Georgia, United States) is an American blues guitarist and singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band, as well as an acclaimed solo career.  robert_cray.box
 “I’m a Boy” (Recorded 31 July – 1 August 1966 – IBC Studios in London, UK) is a 1966 rock song written by Pete Townshend for his band The Who. The song, like other early recordings by the band, such as “I Can’t Explain”, “The Kids Are Alright” and “Happy Jack”, centers around the early power pop genre. The song was originally intended to be a part of a rock opera called ‘Quads’ which was to be set in the future where parents can choose the sex of their children. The idea was later scrapped, but this song survived and was later released as a single.  I'm_a_Boy_single

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8 fine cover versions of Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist Of Fate”



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Nobody sings Bob Dylan as Bob Dylan off course. There are however nice interpretations of many of his songs.

Here are 8 fine covers of “Simple Twist Of Fate”:

Jerry Garcia Band, August 7, 1977, Keystone – Berkeley, CA

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Grateful Dead: 5 fine live versions of Dylan’s “Visions of Johanna” (Videos & audio)

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“Visions of Johanna” was performed quite a few times during Grateful Dead’s 86 & 95 tour.
Here are five fine versions.

Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
March 19, 1986

Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA US
April 22, 1986

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Jerry Garcia plays Bob Dylan

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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.

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Jerry Garcia Band – Tough Mama (October 13, 1982, audio):

Jerry Garcia Band – Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) (audio):

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