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Grateful Dead Sampler
(Also known as Recently Dead)

Various Artists - Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia Band / Bob Weir

Initial release : 1978

Arista SP 35

A single LP promotional sampler of tracks taken from Grateful Dead related albums released by Arista in 1977 and 1978, including tracks from Terrapin Station, Shakedown Street, Cats Under The Stars and Heaven Help The Fool.

Tracks

  • Bombs Away (Weir / Barlow)
  • Shakedown Street (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Estimated Prophet (Weir / Barlow)
  • Rubin And Cherise (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I Need A Miracle (Weir / Barlow)
  • Good Lovin' (Resnick / Clark)
  • Passenger (Lesh / Monk)
  • Easy To Slip (George / Kibbee)
  • France (Hart / Hunter / Weir)
  • Cats Under The Stars (Garcia / Hunter)
album cover

album cover
Musicians

Estimated Prophet and Passenger from the Grateful Dead album Terrapin Station. The musicians involved are;

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - keyboards
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Tom Scott - lyricon and saxophones on Estimated Prophet
Shakedown Street, I Need A Miracle, Good Lovin' and France are from the Grateful Dead album Shakedown Street. The musicians involved are;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - keyboards
  • Mickey Hart - drums, percussion
  • Robert Hunter - lyrics
  • Billy Kreutzmann - drums, percussion
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Jordan Amarantha - percussion
  • Matthew Kelly - harp
Rubin And Cherise and Cats Under The Stars are from the Jerry Garcia Band album Cats Under The Stars. The following musicians contributed to the album;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - keyboard, vocals
  • John Kahn - basses, keyboards, guitars
  • Ron Tutt - drums, percussion
  • Merl Saunders - organ
  • Maria Muldaur - vocals
  • Steve Schuster - flute, clarinet, saxophone
  • Brian Godchaux - violin
  • Candy Godchaux - violin
Bombs Away and Easy To Slip are from Bob Weir's LP Heaven Help The Fool. The musicians involved on that album were;
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Tom Scott - woodwind
  • David Foster - keyboards
  • Bill Champlin - organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Michael Baird - drums
  • Venette Gloud - vocals
  • Lynette Gloud - keyboards, vocals
  • Tom Kelly - vocals
  • Dee Murray - bass
  • Nigel Olsson - drums
  • David Paich - keyboards
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Peggy Sandvig - keyboards
  • Carmen Twillie - vocals
  • Richard Wachtel - guitar
Credits

No 'credits' information is provided with this Sampler.

Notes

This sampler is also sometimes referred to as Recently Dead as this title appears on the LP label. It does not though appear anywhere on the cover.

The front cover carries the subtitle;

A compilation of some of the top airplay tracks from the combined efforts of the Grateful Dead in 1978.
The label and the cover carry the warning "Loaned for promotion only - Not for sale"

Related releases

The tracks on the sampler come from the following albums.

Rubin And Cherise and Cats Under The Stars from;

Bombs Away and Easy To Slip from; Estimated Prophet and Passenger from; Shakedown Street, I Need A Miracle, Good Lovin' and France from;

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