Before the Dead is an album by Jerry Garcia. It is a compilation of early recordings of Garcia playing folk and bluegrass music with various other musicians. The recordings were made from 1961 to 1964, before Garcia co-founded the rock band the Grateful Dead. Produced as a four-CD box set, and also as a five-LP limited edition box set, it was released on May 11, 2018.
Originally released in 1982, Run for the Roses is Jerry Garcia’s fourth and final solo studio album. Produced by Garcia and John Kahn, the track list includes several new Garcia/Hunter originals, including the album’s title track, “Midnight Getaway" and “Valerie”, plus choice covers Bob Dylan and The Beatles, among others.Run for the Roses features the first appearance by organist Melvin Seals who would remain with Garcia for the next 15 years. The album’s artwork was created by legendary psychedelic visual artist Victor Moscoso. Limited edition of 5000, individually numbered on black/orange marbled vinyl.
GarciaLive Volume Ten documents the Jerry Garcia Band's May 20, 1990 performance at the Hilo Civic Auditorium in Hawaii. In this relaxed setting, it's no wonder that the music from this show shines so brightly both in Garcia's strong vocals and guitar playing but also the joyful setlist spanning some of Jerry's favorite corners of music Dylan, Motown, Reggae, and Rock & Roll. Spurred on by the ever-steady rhythm section of Dave Kemper and John Kahn, complete with the celestial sounds of Melvin Seals' organ and background vocals of Gloria Jones and Jacklyn LaBranch.
Released on DVD/BluRay as well as a double-CD set, Dear Jerry captures a tribute concert to Jerry Garcia held on May 14, 2015 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Every surviving member of the Dead appeared – usually separately, although all but Phil Lesh showed up for "Touch of Grey" – along with a few peers (David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen), fellow travelers (Allen Toussaint, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Frampton), and acolytes (Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, Moe, Widespread Panic)…
This Grammy-nominated disc heralds the origins of the highly acclaimed acoustic duo of Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) and David "Dawg" Grisman (mandolin). They had been chums for years by the time they began their direct partnership in earnest on December 7, 1990, with a nine-song set at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA. Over half of that material would be reworked the following spring – for inclusion on this disc – at Grisman's newly appointed, plush, and well-lit Dawg Studios. Along with David Grisman Quintet members Jim Kerwin (bass) and Joe Craven (percussion/fiddle), Garcia and Grisman revive a few familiar tunes covering every dimension of popular music, ranging from the blues ("The Thrill Is Gone") to folk-rock ("Friend of the Devil"), as well as pop music standards such as Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby" – which Garcia had previously covered on his 1974 Garcia (Compliments) album – and Hoagy Carmichael's "Rockin' Chair." They also examined the origins of authentic traditional folk ("Walkin' Boss"/"Two Soldiers").