The Dead & The Blues

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01 Little Red Rooster (Howlin' Wolf)
02 Walkin' Blues (Robert Johnson)
03 Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed)
04 How Long Blues (Leroy Carr)
05 Deep Elm Blues (Traditional)
06 CC Rider (Traditional)
07 Big Railroad Blues (Noah Lewis)
08 The Promise Land (Chuck Berry)
09 Smokestack Lightnin' (Howlin' Wolf)
10 Iko Iko (The Dixie Cups)
11 I'm A King Bee (Slim Harpo)
12 Nobody's Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson)
13 One KInd Favor (The Grateful Dead)
14 Cumberland Blues (The Grateful Dead)
15 I'm A Hog For You Baby(The Coasters)
16 It Hurts Me Too (Elmore James)
17 Let It Rock (Chuck Berry)
18 Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
19 Next Time You See Me (Junior Parker)
20 Monkey And The Engineer (Jesse Fuller)
21 Sugaree (Jerry Garcia)
22 The Wight (Robbie Robertson)

The band:

Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals †
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann -  drums
Mickey Hart - drums
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - keyboards, harmónica, vocals †
Keith Godchaux - keyboards, vocals †
Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals† 

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The Grateful Dead were a blues band. The music of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh wasn't only built from blues music but they never gave up playing it live throughout their entire career. Elmore James, Howlin 'Wolf or Jimmy Reed are always present in the psychedelia of their music or in the long Garcia's solos, as well as the original rock'n'roll of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly who baptized the band's beginnings. The musicians that has probably spent more hours together playing on stage in the history of pop music, had a career as intense as it was fruitful. The albums recorded between 1967 and 1975 are decalogues for the Californian psychedelia, turned into gurus for the most faithful and unconditional legion of fans that a pop band has ever had. And among their endless tours are some of the most memorable shows in the memory of his time. In no case were a rock band performing blues music, The Dead also had the blues.




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