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Old & In The Way Discography

Old & In The Way were formed in early 1973. The initial group comprised Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Peter Rowan and John Kahn. Fiddler Richard Greene was added shortly after the group formed but dropped out after a couple of months because of other commitments. Vassar Clements then joined the group and appears on all their recordings. The group had a short existence playing through much of 1973 then briefly reconvening for one bluegrass festival in 1974. In total they played probably less than 50 shows.

Rumours have circulated about Old & In The Way studio recordings but there is no evidence that these exist. All the Old and In The Way releases derive from live recordings made in October 1973.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome



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Major releases

info Old & In The Way, Old & In The Way, 1975
info That High Lonesome Sound, Old & In The Way, 1996
info Breakdown, Old & In The Way, 1997
info Old & In The Way: 10/8/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, Old & In The Way, 2008
info Live At The Boarding House: The Complete Shows, Old & In The Way, 2013

Various artists compilations

info Sampler For Deadheads (#2 of 3), Old & In The Way / Keith and Donna, 1975
info For Dead Heads, Various Artists, 1976 (US)
info For Deadheads, Various Artists, 1976 (UK only)
info Steal This Disc, Various Artists, 1987
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1997
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1998
info Grateful Dawg Soundtrack, David Grisman / Jerry Garcia / Various Artists, 2001
info Lonesome Valley, Various Artists, 2002
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2004
info The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia, 2006
info Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective, Various Artists, 2006
info Happy Birthday Bill Monroe: Dawg Plays Big Mon, David Grisman and various artists, 2011

Related release

info Old & In The Gray, Old & In The Gray, 2002


Songs performed by Old & In The Way

The following list of songs comprises the songs on the three Old & In The Way albums and those on circulating tapes of about a dozen O&ITW shows and one rehearsal session.

info All Around The Watertank (aka Waiting For A Train)
info Angel Band
info Billy In The Low Ground
info Blue Mule
info Bluegrass Breakdown
info Catfish John
info Cedar Hill
info Cheyenne
info Cotton-Eyed Joe
info Dark Hollow
info Down Where The River Bends
info Drifting Too Far From The Shore
info Eating Out Of Your Hand
info Fanny Hill
info The Fields Have Turned Brown
info Goin' To The Races
info Good Woman's Love
info Great Pretender
info Hard Hearted
info Hit Parade Of Love
info The Hobo Song
info Home Is Where The Heart Is
info How Mountain Girls Can Love
info I Ain't Broke (But I'm Badly Bent)
info I Thought I Heard Someone Calling (real title Little Bessie)
info I'm on My Way Back to the Old Home
info Instrumental (unidentified)
no info Jambalaya
info Jerry's Breakdown
info Just A Tramp On The Street (real title The Tramp On The Street)
info Katie Dear
info Katy Hill
info Kissimmee Kid
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Knockin' On Your Door
info Land Of The Navajo
info Little Bessie
info Lonesome Fiddle Blues
info Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
info Lost
info Love Please Come Home
info Midnight Moonlight
info Mississippi Moon
info Monroe's Hornpipe
info Mule Skinner Blues
info New Camptown Races
info Old And In The Way
info Old & In The Way Breakdown
info The Old Crossroads
info On and On
info Orange Blossom Special
info Panama Red
info Peter Gunn Tuning
info Pig In A Pen
info Rank Stranger *
info Roanoke
no info Soldier's Joy
info Swing Low Sweet Chariot
info That High Lonesome Sound
info 'Til the End of the World Rolls Around
info Tragic Romance
info The Tramp On The Street
info True Life Blues *
info Two Little Boys
info Uncle Pen
no info Unknown Song
info Waiting For A Train (aka All Around The Watertank)
info When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall *
info Where You Are Tonight
info White Dove
no info White House Blues
info Wicked Path of Sin
info Wild Horses
info The Willow Garden
info Working On The Building
info You'll Find Her Name Written There


Last updated October 2008