Playlist | Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia

In honor of what would've been Jerry Garcia's 72nd birthday, we've enlisted the help of Andy Kahn from to put together a playlist we think you'll enjoy.

When he wasn’t busy singing and playing guitar in Grateful Dead, or playing in various incarnations of his solo band and other side projects, Jerry Garcia often (at least early in his career) found himself in the studio recording on other artists’ records. Below is a 12-song playlist of tracks Jerry lent his talents to, whether on guitar, pedal steel or vocally, for your listening pleasure.

For those curious, here’s a list of what Garcia contributed to each track:

1. “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Garcia: pedal steel guitar)
2. “Plastic Fantastic Lover” by Jefferson Airplane (Garcia: flat top acoustic guitar)
3. “Across The River” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range (Garcia: electric guitar)
4. “Silvio” by Bob Dylan (Garcia: backing vocals)
5. “Laughing” by David Crosby (Garcia: pedal steel guitar)
6. “You’re The One” by Neville Brothers (Garcia: electric guitar)
7. “Your Mind Has Left Your Body” by Paul Kantner, Grace Slick & David Freiberg (Garcia: pedal steel guitar)
8. “Southbound Train” by Crosby & Nash (Garcia: pedal steel guitar)
9. “Oh Mommy” by Brewer & Shipley (Garcia: pedal steel guitar)
10. “Transverse City” by Warren Zevon (Garcia: electric guitar)
11. “Last Lonely Eagle” by New Riders Of The Purple Sage(Garcia: pedal steel guitar)
12. “Singing In The Shower” by Ornette Coleman (Garcia: electric guitar)





[Andy Kahn is Senior Editor at MediaNet and runs the music industry and discovery website Editor’s Mix.]

[Published on: 8/1/14]

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