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Okie
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I Miss Jerry.

This board needs some JERRY!

#292 3 years, 4 months ago
"In the land of the dark, the ship of the sun is driven by the Grateful Dead"
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Re: This board needs some JERRY!

#295 3 years, 4 months ago
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#771 3 years, 4 months ago
nice pix
Terrapin Sedation
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Re: This board needs some JERRY!

#25636 3 years, 2 months ago
I'll say.................


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#25642 3 years, 2 months ago
GrayFolded wrote:


love this picture! thanks !
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#25650 3 years, 2 months ago
Okie wrote:


where'd you find that animation at? Is it homemade?
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#26697 3 years, 2 months ago
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#26711 3 years, 2 months ago
And I'll up you a Tangled Up In Blue from one of JG's post coma concerts

Interesting read about that here.

lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2011/04/octobe...-henry-j-kaiser.html

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Re: This board needs some JERRY!

#26714 3 years, 2 months ago



Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead is playing guitar on this´╗┐ recording. He was 15, this is his first recording, and a hit for Bobby Freeman.


Do You Wanna Dance?" is a song written by Bobby Freeman (as "Do You Want to Dance?"), and recorded by him and was a hit in 1958.It is also popular in a version performed by the Beach Boys, which was released in 1965, and in a version recorded by Bette Midler in 1972. The Ramones also cover the song on Rocket to Russia and It's Alive.


1958 "Do You Want To Dance?" (#5 Pop, #2 R&

David Nelson, quoted in Robert Greenfield's "Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia" (pp63-64):
"We all knew that he'd played electric guitar on Bobby Freeman's 'Do You Wanna Dance.' Before any of this. Before the folk thing. When he was in high school. In a real funky studio. If you listen to that recording, there are no drums. There are cardboard boxes. He was a kid from Balboa High. It was what he used to refer to as his 'teenage hoodlum period.' When he got that first electric guitar from his mom in exchange for the accordian. He got that guitar and was really happy with it and he told me that he just tuned it to one tuning. The solo actually sounds like it could be in that tuning because he said it wasn't until a couple of months later when he found out how to really tune it. It's very primitive and it's very much that style of plunging out and jumping in with both feet first. The solo itself is basically two licks used very modestly. Very modestly."

And Sara Ruppenthal Garcia backs this up in the same book (p36):

"And in high school, Jerry had played on Bobby Freeman's 'Do You Wanna Dance.' But he didn't consider that exactly worthy. What he really wanted to do was play with Bill Monroe."

Phil Lesh also mentioned it in an interview linked to the 2004 publication of his book "Searching For The Sound":

"Well interestingly enough, Jerry's first instrument was rock and roll guitar. He played guitar on the Bobby Freeman song "Do You Want To Dance' when he was sixteen years old or something. It's like a rhythm guitar part."

Do You Wanna Dance
Lyrics: Bobby Freeman
Music: Bobby Freeman
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#26717 3 years, 2 months ago
That's news to me CP, thanks.

I think there is room in the Furthur repertoire for a rearranged version of this classic.

A nifty little opening jam that could seque into Dancing in the Streets, maybe. Or perhaps a an interlude.
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