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Sampler For Deadheads EP 2 of 3

Old And In The Way / Keith And Donna

Initial release : February 1975

Round Records RR SAMP 102 (RX 103A / 104B)

One of three Round Record EPs that were distributed to Deadheads. The EPs comprise released tracks and rough mixes from Round Record LPs. The tracks on this EP are from the first Old and In The Way album and Keith and Donna Godchaux's album.


There is no designated side A or B.

The track contents are not listed on the record labels. From the label information.

Side A:

  • Old And In The Way
Side B:
  • Keith and Donna
The actual songs on the sampler are as follows.

Side A:

  • Old & In The Way
  • Panama Red
Side B:
  • Every Song I Sing

The exact line-up of musicians on these tracks is not known.

The musicians involved in the recording of the Old and In The Way album were;

  • Jerry Garcia - banjo, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin, vocals
  • Peter Rowan - guitar, vocals
  • Vassar Clements - fiddle
  • John Kahn - acoustic bass
The musicians involved in the recording of the Keith and Donna album and probably plaing on Every Song I Sing were;
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - keyboards, vocals
  • Jerry Garcia - guitars, vocals
  • Denny Seiwell - drums
  • Chrissy Stewart - bass
  • Brian Godchaux - violin (on Every Song I Sing)

One of three sampler EPs sent to Deadheads to promote Round Records releases. This sampler was distributed, along with the third sampler featuring selections from Tiger Rose and Seastones, with the February 1975 Round Records Mailer. This newsletter included the following information.

Enclosed you'll find samplers of our new offerings. This time they're really collector's items since only the Old & In The Way cuts are the same as the ones on the album.

The "Keith & Donna" sampler contains what's called a rough mix of "Every Song I Sing" in order to show how vastly different a final mix is from a rough. The album has 9 songs; 7 written and produced by Keith & Donna and features performances of a bunch of our old friends like Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn and a host of new friends all listed clearly on the back of the album.

We hope you'll enjoy these samplers. Last time we mailed out free samplers so many people wrote to say thanks it thrilled us (a mail truck came to our office with a truck load of thanks). Now, however, with the Dead off the road and the necessary personnel cutbacks we can't handle the thank you notes.

Instead of writing us, please just play these sides for 15 people who haven't heard them; have a party'

Related releases

The Old and In The Way tracks were released on;

The Keith and Donna Godchaux track is a rough mix of the track that was released on; The other two sampler EPs released at the same time as this were;
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