Grateful Dead

"Franklin's Tower" live


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Grateful Dead was an American psychedelic rock band. The band was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the debris of other groups. Grateful Dead was known for their unique and eclectic songwriting which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, country and jazz - and at concerts for long jam sessions where the improvisation-like style was especially characteristic. Grateful Dead had a releatively stable lineup until 1995, when frontman Jerry Garcia died.

Grateful Dead had many enthusiastic followers, and some followed the band from concert to concert for years. They were called "deadheads" and were known for their total dedication to their music. They named the band The Dead.

Band Members:

Jerry Garcia: Born: August 1, 1942. Died August 9, 1995. Guitar, vocals and songwriting

Bob Weir: Born: October 16, 1947) Guitar, vocals and songwriting

Phil Lesh: Born: March 15, 1940; bass guitar.

Bill Kreutzmann: Born: May 7, 1946 drummer.

Ronald C. "Pigpen" McKernan Born: September 8, 1945 – died 1973. Vocals, Hammond organ, harmonica, percussion, and occasionally guitar.

Robert C. Hunter: Born: June 23, 1941. Lyricist and songwriter.

Mickey Hart: Born: September 11, 1943. Drums and percussion

Tom Constanten: Born: March 19, 1944. Keyboardist from 1968 to 1970.

Keith Godchaux: Born: July 19, 1948, died July 23, 1980. Piano.

Donna Godchaux Born: August 22, 1947. Singer.

Brent Mydland: Born:October 21, 1952, died July 26, 1990. Keyboardist.

Vince WelnickBorn: February 21, 1951, died June 2, 2006. Keyboardist.



Discography
Studio albums only:


1. The Grateful Dead - Warner Br. 1967

Tracks:
1. The Golden Road / 2. Beat It On Down The Line / 3. Good Morning Little School Girl / 4. Cold Rain And Snow / 5. Sitting On Top Of The World / 6. Cream Puff War / 7. Morning Dew / 8. New, New Minglewood Blues / 9. Viola Lee Blues / 10. Alice D. Millionaire* / 11. Overseas Stomp* / 12. Tastebud* / 13. Death Don't Have No Mercy* / 14. Viola Lee Blues (Ed.)* / 15. Viola Lee Blues (Live)*
Rating :


2. Anthem of the Sun - Warner Br. 1968

Tracks:
1. That's It For The Other One (Parts I-IV) / 2. New Potato Caboose / 3. Born Cross-Eyed / 4. Alligator / 5. Caution / 6. Alligator (Live )* / 7. Caution (Live)* / 8. Feedback (Live)* 9. Born Cross-Eyed (Single)*
Rating :


3. Aoxomoxoa - Warner Br. 1969

Tracks:
1. St. Stephen / 2. Dupree's Diamond Blues / 3. Rosemary / 4. Doin' That Rag / 5. Mountains Of The Moon / 6. China Cat Sunflower / 7. What's Become Of The Baby / 8. Cosmic Charlie / 9. Clementine Jame (Live)* / 10. Nobody's Spoonful Jam (Live)* / 11. The Eleventh Jam (Live)* / 12. Cosmic Charlie (Live)*
Rating : 7


4. Workingman's Dead - Warner Br. 1970

Tracks:
1. Uncle John's Band / 2. High Time / 3. Dire Wolf / 4. New Speedway Boogie / 5. Cumberland Blues / 6. Black Peter / 7. Easy Wind / 8. Casey Jones / 9. New Speedway Boogie (Alt.)* / 10. Dire Wolf (Live)* / 11. Black Peter (Live)* / 12. Easy Wind (Live)* / 13. Cumberland Blues (Live)* / 14. Mason's Children (Live)* / 15. Uncle John's Band (Live)* / 16. Bonus Track 1*
Rating : 8


5. American Beauty - Warner Br. 1970

Tracks:
1. Box Of Rain / 2. Friend Of The Devil / 3. Sugar Magnolia / 4. Operator / 5. Candyman / 6. Ripple / 7. Brokedown Palace / 8. Till The Morning Comes / 9. Attics Of My Life / 10. Truckin' / 11. Truckin' (Single V.)* / 12. Friend Of The Devil (Live)* / 13. Candyman (Live)* / 14. Till The Morning Comes (Live)* / 15. Attics Of My Life (Live)* / 16. Truckin' (Live)* / 17. Ripple (Single v.)* / 18. American Beauty Radio Spot*
Rating : 9


6. Garcia (Jerry Garcia) - Warner Br. 1971

Tracks:
1. Deal / 2. Bird Song / 3. Sugaree / 4. Loser / 5. Late for Supper / 6. Spidergawd / 7. Eep Hour / 8. To Lay Me Down / 9. An Odd Little Place 10. The Wheel / 11. Sugaree (Alt.)* 12. Loser (Alt.)* / 13. Late for Supper/Spidergawd/Eep Hour (Alt)* / 14. Wheel (Alt. #1)*/ 15. Wheel (Alt. #2)* / 16. Study for "Eep Hour"* / 17. Dealin' From the Bottom (Studio Jam)* / 18. Study for "The Wheel"*
Rating :


7. Ace (Bob Weir) - Warner Br. 1972

Tracks:
  1. Greatest Story Ever Told / 2. Black-Throated Wind / 3. Walk In The Sunshine / 4. Playing In The Band / 5. Looks Like Rain / 6. Mexicali Blues / 7. One More Saturday Night / 8. Cassidy
Rating :


8. Wake of the Flood - Warner Br. 1973

Tracks:
1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo / 2. Let Me Sing Your Blues Away / 3. Row Jimmy / 4. Stella Blue / 5. Here Comes Sunshine / 6. Eyes Of The World / 7. Weather Report Suite: Prelude/Part I/Part II (Let It Grow) / 8. Eyes Of The World (Live)* / 9. Weather Report Suite (Studio Acoustic Demo): Prelude/Part I/Part II (Let It Grow)* / 10. China Doll (outtake)*
Rating :


9. From the Mars Hotel - Warner Br. 1974

Tracks:
1. U.S. Blues / 2. China Doll / 3. Unbroken Chain / 4. Loose Lucy / 5. Scarlet Begonias / 6. Pride Of Cucamonga / 7. Money Money / 8. Ship Of Fools / 9. Loose Lucy [outtake]* / 10. Scarlet Begonias [Live]* / 11. Money Money [Live]* / 12. Wave That Flag [Live]* / 13. Let It Rock [Live]*/ 14. Pride Of Cucamonga [acoustic demo]* / 15. Unbroken Chain [acoustic demo]*
Rating : 8


10. Compliments (Garcia) - Round Records 1974

Tracks:
1. Let It Rock / 2. When the Hunter Gets Captured By the Game / 3. That's What Love Will Make You Do / 4. Russian Lullaby / 5. Turn on the Bright Lights / 6. He Ain't Give You None / 7. What Goes Around / 8. Let's Spend the Night Together / 9. Mississippi Moon / 10. Midnight Town / 11. That's A Touch I Like* / 12. Road RunnerØ / 13. It's Too Late* / 14. I'll Forget You* / 15. Tragedy* / 16. Think*/ 17. I Know It's A Sin* / 18. Lonesome Town* / 19. Cardiac Arrest*/ 20. Back Home in Indiana*
Rating :


11. Blues For Allah - Warner Br. 1975

Tracks:
  1. Help On The Way / Slipknot! / 2. Franklin's Tower / 3. King Solomon's Marbles / 4. The Music Never Stopped / 5. Crazy Fingers / 6. Sage & Spirit / 7. Blues For Allah: Sand Castles And Glass Camels / Unusual Occurrences In The Desert / 8. Groove #1 [outtake]* / 9. Groove #2 [outtake]* / 10. Distorto [outtake]* / 11. A to E Flat Jam [outtake]* / 12. Proto 18 Proper [outtake]* / 13. Hollywood Cantata [outtake]*
Rating :


12. Reflections (Garcia) - Round Records 1976

Tracks:
1. Might As Well / 2. Mission in the Rain / 3. They Love Each Other / 4. I'll Take A Melody / 5. It Must Have Been the Roses / 6. Tore Up Over You / 7. Catfish John / 8. Comes A Time / 9. Mystery Train* / 10. All by Myself* / 11. Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie* / 12. You Win Again* / 13. Orpheus*
Rating :


13. Terrapin Station - Arista 1977

Tracks:
1. Estimated Prophet / 2. Dancing in the Street / 3. Passenger / 4. Samson and Delilah / 5. Sunrise / 6. Terrapin Station / 7. Peggy-O [outtake][*] / 8. Ascent [outtake][*]/ 9. Catfish John [outtake][*] / 10. Equinox [outtake][*] / 11. Fire on the Mountain [outtake][*] / 12. Dancin' in the Streets [Live][*]
Rating : 7


14. Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia Band ) - Arista 1978

Tracks:
1. Rubin and Cherise / 2. Love in the Afternoon / 3. Palm Sunday / 4. Cats Under the Stars / 5. Rhapsody in Red / 6. Rain / 7. Down Home / 8. Gomorrah / 9. Magnificent Sanctuary Band* / 10. I'll Be With Thee* / 11. Way You Do The Things You Do* / 12. Mighty High* / 13. Don't Let Go* / 14. Down Home* / 15. Palm Sunday*
Rating :


15. Shakedown Street - Arista 1978

Tracks:
1. Good Lovin'/ 2. France / 3. Shakedown Street / 4. Srengetti / 5. Fire On The Mountain / 6. I Need A Miracle / 7. From The Heart Of Me / 8. Stagger Lee / 9. All New Minglewood Blues / 10. If I Had The World To Give / 11. Good Lovin' (outtake)* / 12. Ollin Arageed (Live)* / 13. Fire On The Mountain (Live)* / 14. Stagger Lee (Live)*
Rating :


16. Go to Heaven - Arista 1980

Tracks:
1. Alabama Getaway / 2. Far From Me / 3. Althea / 4. Feel Like A Stranger / 5. Lost Sailor / 6. Saint of Circumstance / 7. Antwerp's Placebo / 8. Easy to Love Youn / 9. Don't Ease Me In / 10. Peggy-O (outtake)* / 11. What'll You Raise (outtake)* / 12. Jack-A-Roe (outtake)* / 13. Althea (Live)* / 14. Lost Sailor (Live)* / 15. Saint of Circumstance (Live)*
Rating :


17. In the Dark - Arista 1987

Tracks:
1. Touch Of Grey / 2. Hell In A Bucket / 3. When Push Comes To Shove / 4. West L.A. Fadeaway / 5. Tons Of Steel / 6. Throwing Stones / 7. Black Muddy River / 8. My Brother Esau / 9. West L.A. Fadeaway [alt.]* / 10. Black Muddy River [rehearsal] / 11. When Push Comes To Shove [rehearsal]* / 12. Touch Of Grey [rehearsal]* / 13. Throwing Stones [Live]*
Rating :


18. Built to Last - Arista 1989

Tracks:
1. Foolish Heart / 2. Just A Little Light / 3. Built To Last / 4. Blow Away / 5. Victim or the Crime / 6. We Can Run / 7. Standing on the Moon / 8. Picasso Moon / 9. I Will Take You Home / 10. Foolish Heart (Live)* / 11. Blow Away (Live)* / 12. California Earthquake (Live)*
Rating : 8


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - October 20 - 2012

34 American Beauty - 1970
51 Workingman's Dead - 1970
83 Garcia - 1972
146 Ace - 1972
165 Blues for Allah - 1975
187 Anthem of the Sun - 1968
213 The Grateful Dead - 1967
251 Aoxomoxoa - 1969
289 Cats Under the Stars - 1978
351 Wake of the Flood - 1973
353 From the Mars Hotel - 1974
436 Terrapin Station - 1977
534 In the Dark - 1987
556 Reflections - 1976
858 Shakedown Street - 1978
971 Compliments - 1974
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December 25 - "rateyourmusic.com"

My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Uncle John's Band ( Garcia/Hunter ) Workingman's Dead
2. Casey Jones ( Garcia/Hunter ) Workingman's Dead
3. Friend of the Devil (Dawson/Garcia/Hunter) American Beauty
4. Touch of Grey ( Garcia/Hunter ) In the Dark
5. Dire Wolf ( Garcia/Hunter ) Workingman's Dead
6. Box of Rain (Lesh/ Hunter) American Beauty
7. Morning Dew (Dobson/Rose) The Grateful Dead
8. Franklin's Tower ( Garcia/Hunter ) Blues for Allah
9. Cassidy ( Barlow/Weir ) Ace
10. Estimated Prophet ( Barlow/Weir ) Terrapin Station
11. Scarlet Begonias ( Garcia/Hunter ) From Mars Hotel
12. Sugar Magnolia (Weir/Hunter) American Beauty
13. It Must Have Been the Roses ( Hunter ) Reflections
14. Candyman (Garcia/Hunter) American Beauty
15. Samson and Delilah ( Trad. ) Terrapin Station
16. Till The Morning Comes (Garcia/Hunter) American Beauty
17. Rubin and Cherise (Garcia/Hunter) Cats Under the Stars
18. Attics of My Life (Garcia/Hunter) American Beauty
19. Althea (Garcia/Hunter) Go to Heaven
20. Truckin' (Garcia/Lesh/Weir/Hunter) American Beauty
21. Mississippi Half-Step (Garcia/Hunter) Wake of the Flood
22. China Doll ( Garcia/Hunter ) From Mars Hotel
23. Mountains of the Moon (Garcia/Hunter) Aoxomoxoa
24. Eyes of the World (Garcia/Hunter) Wake of the Flood
25. St Stephen (Garcia/Lesh/Hunter) Aoxomoxoa
26. Dupree's Diamond Blues (Garcia/Hunter) Aoxomoxoa

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