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Grateful Dead Conspiracy » Live Grateful Dead Songs » Black Muddy River » Grateful Dead - Black Muddy River (1990-12-28) Oakland Movie

Grateful Dead - Black Muddy River (1990-12-28) Oakland Movie

Grateful Dead - Black Muddy River

Grateful Dead "Black Muddy River" Live @ Oakland Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA December 28th, 1990 Watch the whole show here: www.youtube.com

Songs of the Grateful Dead

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Songs of the Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead - Black Muddy River

Octogenarian singer/mandolin player Jesse McReynolds is quick to point out in his liner notes that Songs of the Grateful Dead does not mark the first time this venerable bluegrass musician has ventured into the rock realm, having played on the Doors' Soft Parade and, with his brother in their duo Jim & Jesse, cut a Chuck Berry tribute album, Berry Pickin' in the Country. This tribute is not nearly as much of a stretch as that one, however. As Deadheads know, Dead leader Jerry Garcia was a big bluegrass fan, and his songs for the group often reflected that taste. Also, he sometimes played bluegrass in his side projects, and McReynolds has enlisted some of Garcia's sidemen in this effort, the "friends" of the artist credit specifically referring to David Nelson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage and Stu Allen of the Jerry Garcia Band, with Garcia friend Sandy Rothman picking a banjo on "Deep Elem Blues" and penning his own liner notes in which he attests to his and Garcia's affection for Jim & Jesse. With all this mutual admiration, then, it's not surprising that the album comes off so well. McReynolds has not restricted himself to what might seem like the obvious choices from such country-oriented Dead albums as Workingman's Dead and American Beauty, also including some of the later songs by Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter, such as "Black Muddy River" and "Standing on the Moon." Just as Garcia's melodies reveal bluegrass and country influences, so Hunter's aphoristic lyrics, full of Western imagery, work just fine with McReynolds' rural inflections. And the players are not averse to going for some Dead-style space jamming on such selections as "Bird Song" and "Franklin's Tower." It all comes to an appropriate close with a new McReynolds/Hunter composition, the lightly philosophical "Day by Day." "If Jerry was here, he'd be playing on this album," writes Rothman, and that's hard to doubt; even without his actual presence, his spirit is evoked. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Performers: Amanda McReynolds - Vocal Harmony; Garrett McReynolds - Vocal Harmony; Jesse McReynolds - Mandolin, Vocals; Sandy Rothman - Banjo; Steve Thomas - Fiddle, Keyboards, Guitar (Acoustic); Buck White - Piano; David Ferguson - Bass; David Nelson - Guitar (Electric), Vocals;



19 Responses to “Grateful Dead - Black Muddy River (1990-12-28) Oakland Movie”

  1. johnnypeace37 says:

    As bad shape as Jerry is in here, he's still the most musical musician I know.

  2. coyote023 says:

    @KingSolomonsMarbles At the ripe old age of 18 your opinioin of phish and the grateful dead means less than zero. Jerry a bluegrass player? Before you are able to give a true opinion of anything i think that you should experience what your opinion states. You have never seen garcia.I gotta stop here if i go on you will never understand what i was gonna say.Go listen to justin beaver and lady gaga they are a little closer to your speed.

  3. MegaMilla09 says:

    who is phish? lol.....I know Jerry....

  4. ANDEEDEE1 says:

    once again i sit and cry

  5. nestafari1976 says:

    Miss ya Jerry... Blessings, brother.

  6. zeekyblahIV says:

    Does anyone know where I can get free sheet music to play this on a hammered dulcimer?

  7. RNFROMOREGON says:

    This song is so awesome. The Dead rocked I followed thier shows from La to Boston and back. The experience it self will live in my heart forever. RIP Jerry

  8. kinza999 says:

    Long live the Dead

  9. theMNjeddler says:

    i was agast listening to this in that Vince is ALREADY yipping over Jerry having been with the band for less than six mo's!! WTF Even Brent took years before he started drowning out the master. anywho.......i only heard a few "muddy's" but it's very tender. This is so fun to poke around and see what I can find on here. It seems to constantly evolve. "New one's comin' as the old one's go" kinda deal. I'd like to see more of the crowd and more parking lot video's.....anyone. Fun though. thank's!

  10. traze420 says:

    so beautiful

  11. bigmama330 says:

    @hippiejohn33 wish i was too!!!! man what an experience must have been.!!now i listen to the cd.s and thank god for satellite radio!!!!!! guess what station i got it on??? (well mostly!)

  12. kcb3141 says:

    I love when Jer flubs the lyrics, because the music kicks up 10x to cover.

  13. Zedlock says:

    Life just isn't as much fun without him.

  14. Zedlock says:

    LOL its always the phish heads who try to justify phish being better then the boys... deadheads have no need to boast cause we and history know which is the more significant band. No one will care about phish 15 years after their end, and this is coming from a long time phish head. its just the truth, phish is good too but won't leave a mark like Jerry did.

  15. jch91875 says:

    Are these people actually comparing the dead to phish??? WTF. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of both, but without Uncle Jerry and the boy's there wouldn't have been a phish. Lets not forget phish started as a dead cover band.

  16. feverlead says:

    keep phish to your selves this is a dead video

  17. wizdumb420 says:

    the man was a great performer!

  18. smogs007 says:

    @strainoc hey bud..Phish is Phish..but please do not compare Jerry to them...R.I.P..Big man...Dead is Dead..saw Jerry and will cherish him d way he was..mate..no offense..but Phish can go take a hike compared to the Dead..and to tel u i Love the Phish..not as much as I love the Dead

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