Format: CD
Rel. Date: 05/11/2018
UPC: 880882302528

Before The Dead [4CD]
Artist: Jerry Garcia
Format: CD
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1. Santy Anno
2. I Got A Home In That Rock
3. Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
4. All My Trials
5. I Was Born Ten Thousand Years Ago
6. Traditional: Blow The Candles Out
7. Rake And A Rambling Boy
8. Trouble In Mind
9. Brown's Ferry Blues
10. Jesse James
11. Down In The Willow Garden
12. Long Lonesome Road
13. Railroad Bill
14. The Wagoner's Lad
15. Katie Cruel


1. Cannonball Blues
2. Little Birdie
3. Sally Goodin
4. Hold That Woodpile Down
5. Legend Of The Johnson Boys
6. Shady Grove
7. Sweet Sunny South
8. Man Of Constant Sorrow
9. Band Introductions
10. Roving Gambler
11. Ground Speed
12. Pig In A Pen
13. Traditional: Standing In The Need Of Prayer
14. Flint Hill Special
15. Nine Pound Hammer
16. Handsome Molly
17. Clinch Mountain Backstep
18. Think Of What You've Done
19. Cripple Creek
20. All The Good Times Have Past And Gone
21. Billy Grimes, The Rover
22. Paddy On The Turnpike - Boys, My Money's All Gone
23. Run Mountain
24. Sugar Baby
25. Sitting On Top Of The World


1. Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
2. Jerry's Breakdown
3. Traditional: Standing In The Need Of Prayer
4. Mule Skinner Blues
5. Saturday Night Shuffle
6. Pike County Breakdown
7. The Little Sparrow
8. We Shall Not Be Moved
9. Deep Elem Blues
10. Will The Weaver
11. I Truly UnderstanD
12. Long Black Veil
13. The Man That Wrote That Home Sweet Home Never Was A Married Man
14. Foggy Mountain Top


1. Barefoot Nellie
2. She's More To Be Pitied
3. Noah's Breakdown
4. Who Will Sing For Me?
5. Salt Creek
6. Monroe's Hornpipe - Jody's Hornpipe
7. Rosa Lee McFall
8. John Hardy/Closing Theme
9. Katie Kline
10. Walkin' The Dog
11. Paddy On The Turnpike - Boys, My Money's All Gone
12. Love And Wealth
13. Traditional: Sourwood Mountain
14. If I Lose
15. Homestead On The Farm - I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
16. Stoney Creek
17. Salty Dog Blues
18. Love Please Come Home
19. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
20. Darlin' Allalee
21. In The Pines
22. Raw Hide
23. Black Mountain Rag
24. True Life Blues
25. Medley: Devil's Dream--Sailor's Hornpipe
26. Drink Up And Go Home
27. These Men Of God
28. Roll On Buddy
29. Goodbye Old Pal
30. Back Up And Push

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Before The Dead brings together a rare collection of the earliest known performances by Jerry Garcia. From an informal and intimate 1961 performance of simple folk songs at a birthday party with future songwriting partner Robert Hunter to more polished coffeehouse gigs with old-timey and bluegrass bands through 1964, this collection showcases Garcia’s deep study of the folk music tradition and its influence on his musical journey leading to the formation of the Grateful Dead.