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funky420
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Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2395 3 years, 1 month ago
Te song Road Runner from 03/13/11 feat. warren haynes was amazingand I would really like to know whosang it originally sang it. All i could find was Bo Diddley maybe but the lyrics didnt match.
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the highway terror
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2405 3 years, 1 month ago
pretty sure it was johnathan richman from the modern lovers
Deadphishie55
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2428 3 years, 1 month ago
Actually I think the version that Furthur did was written by Eddie and Brian Holland and was an old Motown hit sang by Junior Walker. JGB did it, Bob sang it in the Dead in 86, and in kingfish.
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2437 3 years, 1 month ago
that sounds more likely
I can't really see them covering the modern lovers
sjfgreenman
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2534 3 years, 1 month ago
Junior Walker busted Roadrunner out in '65 but my favorite version is the following 1st set closer..it was a pretty good night.

08/20/81 (Thu) Keystone - Berkeley, CA
Set 1: Sugaree, I Second That Emotion, Love In The Afternoon, Tough Mama, Mississippi Moon, Roadrunner,

Set 2: Knockin' On Heaven's Door, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Don't Let Go, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home > Dear Prudence > Tangled Up In Blue
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2582 3 years, 1 month ago
sjfgreenman wrote:
Junior Walker busted Roadrunner out in '65 but my favorite version is the following 1st set closer..it was a pretty good night.

08/20/81 (Thu) Keystone - Berkeley, CA
Set 1: Sugaree, I Second That Emotion, Love In The Afternoon, Tough Mama, Mississippi Moon, Roadrunner,

Set 2: Knockin' On Heaven's Door, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Don't Let Go, Lonesome And A Long Way From Home > Dear Prudence > Tangled Up In Blue


I can't find this show. If you find a good source. please post. I would love to hear this.
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funky420
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2729 3 years, 1 month ago
thank you very much for the info
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Mully
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2795 3 years, 1 month ago
I like that 08/20/81 keystone show, good times at that place with JGB.
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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2811 3 years, 1 month ago
"I like that 08/20/81 keystone show, good times at that place with JGB. "

That place was special, you had to love Jerry walking to the stage through the crowd, guitar in hand, followed by the band. Home field advantage. This is my favorite JGB show ever attended, out of many. The next night at Palo Alto was one for the ages as well

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Re: Who originally sang Road Runner?

#2825 3 years, 1 month ago
sjfgreenman wrote:
"I like that 08/20/81 keystone show, good times at that place with JGB. "

That place was special, you had to love Jerry walking to the stage through the crowd, guitar in hand, followed by the band. Home field advantage. This is my favorite JGB show ever attended, out of many. The next night at Palo Alto was one for the ages as well

Chester
, I'll make you a deal. I'll burn you a copy if ya will burn it for someone else who would like a copy...


That is a deal. Is there a private message function?
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