Jerry Garcia’s First Known Studio Recording From 1962 Will Soon Be Released

first_imgWe know that Jerry Garcia devoted his life to music, but fans mostly know his work with the Grateful Dead. Garcia was something of a folk music legend in the Bay Area through the early 60’s – something that Bob Weir discusses in the recent documentary The Other One. Now, we’ll get our first look into that era of Garcia’s career.Today, Round Records/ATO Records have announced a brand new release of a 1962 studio session by a group called the Hart Valley Drifters. The session features a 20-year-old Jerry Garcia, as well as Robert Hunter on bass, David Nelson on guitar, Ken Frankel on banjo, fiddle and guitar and Norm Van Maastricht on dobro. Amazingly, the sessions were found in the closet of producer Ted Claire in 2008, and are just now being released for the first time.The full album features a number of traditional folk numbers and classic covers, including “Cripple Creek,” “Roving Gambler,” “Pig In A Pen,” and so many more. Titled Folk Time, the new album will be released officially on November 11th. You can find pre-orders here.Check out the first song to be released from the album, “Roving Gambler,” which premiered on Relix today.Hill Valley Gamblers – Folk Time Tracklisting1. Band Introductions2. “Roving Gambler”(Traditional)3. “Ground Speed”(Earl Scruggs)4. “Pig In A Pen”(Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith [traditional] arr. by J. Garcia)5. “Standing In The Need Of Prayer”(Traditional)6. “Flint Hill Special”(Earl Scruggs)7. “Nine Pound Hammer”(Traditional)8. “Handsome Molly”(G.B. Grayson/Henry Whitter)9. “Clinch Mountain Backstep”(Ralph Stanley/Ruby Rakes)10. “Think of What You’ve Done”(Carter Stanley)11. “Cripple Creek”(Traditional)12. “All The Good Times Have Past And Gone”(Traditional)13. “Billy Grimes, The Rover”(Traditional)14. “Paddy On The Turnpike (Boys, My Money’s All Gone)”(Traditional)15. “Run Mountain”(J.E. Mainer)16. “Sugar Baby”(Moran Dock Boggs)17. “Sitting On Top Of The World”(Walter Jacobs Vinson/Lonnie Carter)last_img

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