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 Shady Grove 

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman - Shady Grove

1996

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Shady Grove review

Shady Grove is a collection of songs that influenced Jerry Garcia and David Grisman that were recorded in the early 1990's at Grisman's studio. The songs styles include hints of acoustic blues, jug,  country, dawg, bluegrass, and more. This was released after the death of Jerry Garcia and the songs were taken from David Grismanís vault.  Many fans are thankful that David Grisman had the foresight to have his tape machine running so frequently when the two masters would get together to play music. 

This release includes many songs that the band performed in concert. Certainly the title track is among the best on this CD, a great version of "Shady Grove" is also included on their CD The Pizza Tapes.  Grateful Dead fans will be sure to enjoy their interpretation of "Jackaroo," a staple with the Grateful Dead. 

Of the thirteen songs: five are duets, two of which Garcia plays banjo; five songs include David Grisman quintet members Joe Craven and Jim Kerwin; and three tracks are trios that include guests Bryan Bowers (autoharp), Matt Eakle (flute) and Will Scarlet (harmonica). 

The CD comes with a forty-four page book that includes the lyrics, great pictures, the history of the songs and more. by Barry Small 
Grade  B +

 

 

 

 

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman - Shady Grove - track list
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1. Shady Grove (Traditional) - 4:19
2. Stealin' (Traditional) - 3:31
3. Off to Sea Once More (Traditional) - 5:48
4. The Sweet Sunny South (Traditional) - 3:25
5. Louis Collins (Traditional) - 5:57
6. Fair Ellender (Traditional) - 6:05
7. Jack-A-Roe (Traditional) - 4:02
8. Casey Jones (Traditional) - 4:07
9. Dreadful Wind and Rain (Traditional) - 4:46
10. I Truly Understand (Traditional) - 3:40
11. The Handsome Cabin Boy (Traditional) - 6:13
12. Whiskey in the Jar (Traditional) - 4:14
13. Down in the Valley (Traditional) - 4:59

Hidden Track
14. Hesitation Blues (Traditional)

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman - Shady Grove - Musicians
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Note: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman play on all the tracks and the other musicians play on one or more songs.

Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
David Grisman - mandolin
Joe Craven - fiddle, percussion
James Kerwin - bass
Matt Eakle - flute
Bryan Bowers - autoharp
Will Scarlett - harmonica

 
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Label -  Acoustic Disc
The songs from Shady Grove were recorded at Dawg Studio's beginning in August 1990 through Garcia death in 1995. The exact dates of the songs are noted in the great booklet that comes with the CD.

 
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