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Oh, What A Mighty Time

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Initial release : October 1975

Columbia PC 33688

The seventh NRPS album, their last with Columbia. Jerry Garcia plays on three tracks.

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  • Mighty Time (Nix)
  • I Heard You've Been Laying My Old Lady (Wier)
  • Strangers On A Train (Battin / Fowley)
  • Up Against The Wall (Hubbard)
  • Take A Letter Maria (Greaves)
  • Little Old Lady (Wilbur)
  • On Top Of Old Smokey (Traditional arr. Wakefield)
  • Over And Over (Dawson)
  • La Bamba (Valens)
  • Going Round The Horn (Dawson / Wakefield)
  • Farewell Angelina (Dylan)

New Riders Of The Purple Sage;

  • Skip Battin - bass, vocals, percussion
  • Buddy Cage - pedal steel guitar, vocals
  • John Dawson - guitar, vocals, autoharp, mouth harp, percussion
  • Spencer Dryden - drums, percussion, vocals
  • David Nelson - guitar, vocals, percussion
Other musicians include;
  • Bootche Anderson - vocals
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar
  • Jeff Narell - steel drum
  • Ray Park - fiddle
  • Marilyn Scott - vocals
  • Sly Stone - organ, piano
  • Pepper Watkins - vocals
  • St Beulah's Church Choir
  • Glide Memorial Church Choir
Garcia plays on Mighty Time, I Heard You've Been Laying My Old Lady and Take A Letter Maria.


  • Producer - Bob Johnson
  • Engineer - Bob Tallent

The song I Heard You've Been Laying My Old Lady was written by Rusty Wier not Bob Weir as is sometimes suggested.

Related releases

Oh What A Mighty Time was released on CD on the Wounded Bird label in 2007.

All tracks from Oh What A Mighty Time were included on the double CD compilation;

I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady and Farewell Angelina were included on; Farewell Angelina was included on; Mighty Time was included on;