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Stolen Roses: Songs Of The Grateful Dead

Various Artists

Initial release : August 2000

Grateful Dead Records 4073

A collection of Grateful Dead songs recorded by other musicians.

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Tracks

  • Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter)
  • High Time (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Brown-Eyed Woman (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Friend of the Devil (Dawson / Garcia / Hunter)
  • Ship of Fools / It Must Have Been The Roses (Garcia / Hunter // Hunter)
  • Black Peter (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Black Muddy River (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Dark Star (Garcia / Hunter / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir)
  • Ripple (Garcia / Hunter)
  • The Golden Road (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir)
  • Unbroken Chain (Lesh, / Petersen)
  • Franklin's Tower (Garcia / Hunter / Kreutzmann)
  • Pasta on the Mountain (Hart / Hunter / Herman)
  • Cream Puff War (Garcia)
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia / Hunter)
Musicians

The performers on the tracks of this compilation are;

  • Cumberland Blues - Cache Valley Drifters
  • High Time - Original cast of the World Premiere of the Stage Play 'Cumberland Blues'
  • Brown-Eyed Woman - The Pontiac Brothers
  • Friend of the Devil - Bob Dylan
  • Ship of Fools / It Must Have Been The Roses - Elvis Costello
  • Black Peter - Patti Smith Band
  • Black Muddy River - The Persuasions
  • Dark Star - David Grisman Quintet
  • Ripple - Sex Mob
  • The Golden Road - The Bobs
  • Unbroken Chain - Joe Gallant and Illuminati
  • Franklin's Tower - Wartime Featuring Henry Rollins
  • Pasta on the Mountain - Leftover Salmon
  • Cream Puff War - Widespread Panic
  • Uncle John' Band - Stanford Marching Band
The individual musicians involved, where known, are as follows.

Cumberland Blues;

  • Cyrus Clarke - guitar, vocals
  • Bill Griffin - mandolin, vocals
  • Tom Lee - string bass
  • David West - guitar, vocals
  • (John Hickman - banjo)
High Time;
  • Jenny Lord - vocals
  • Jonathan Williams - vocals
  • Bobby Black - steel guitar
  • Mark Holzinger - lead guitar
  • Don Dally - rhythm guitar
  • Don Burnham - string bass
Brown Eyed Woman;
  • Ward Dotson - guitar, vocals
  • Matt Simon - vocals
  • D.A. Valdez - drums, guitar
  • Kurt Bauman - bass
Friend Of The Devil;
  • Bob Dylan - guitar, vocals
  • Information about the rest of the band will be added when known
Ship of Fools / It Must Have Been The Roses;
  • Elvis Costello - guitar, vocals
Black Peter;
  • Patti Smith - harmonica, vocals
  • Oliver Ray - vocals
  • Lenny Kaye - guitar
  • Tony Shanahan - bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty - drums
  • Luis Resto - organ
Black Muddy River;
  • Jimmy Hayes - bass
  • Jerry Lawson - lead singer
  • Joe Russell - second tenor
  • Raymond Sanders - first tenor
  • Jayotis Washington - baritone
  • B. J. Jones - baritone
  • Sean Altman - special guest tenor
Dark Star;
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Enrique Coria - guitar
  • Matt Eakle - flute
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
  • Joe Craven - percussion
Ripple;
  • Steven Bernstein - slide trumpet
  • Tony Scherr - acoustic bass
  • Jane Scarpatoni - cello
  • Julia Kent - cello
The Golden Road;
  • Matthew Bob Stull - lead vocals
  • Joe Bob Finetti - vocals
  • Richard Bob Greene - vocals
  • Janie Bob Scott - vocals
  • Scott Matthews - background vocals
Unbroken Chain;
  • Margaret Lancaster - flute
  • Mark Feldman - violin
  • Brenda Vincent - violin
  • Mary Wooten - cello
  • Catherine Bent - cello
  • Spencer McLeish - trumpet
  • David CasT Castiglione - soprano saxophone
  • Debbie Kreisberg - alto saxophone
  • Peck Almond - tenor saxophone
  • Dan Nigro - tenor saxophone
  • Ellen Christi - voice
  • Michelle Kinney - voice
  • Evan Gallagher - piano
  • Rolf Sturm - guitar
  • Gary Lambert - guitar
  • Bob Hoffnar - pedal steel
  • Elizabeth Panzer - harp
  • Sara Rice - vibes
  • Joe Gallant - contrabass, guitar, space train
  • Grisha Alexiev - drums
Franklin's Tower;
  • Henry Rollins - vocals
  • Andrew Weiss - music
Pasta On The Mountain;
  • Vince Herman - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Mark Vann - guitar, vocals
  • Drew Emmitt - fiddle, vocals
  • Rob Galloway - bass
  • Michael Wooten - drums, percussion
  • Joe Jogerst - keyboards
  • Barbi Springer - nice bridge
Cream Puff War;
  • John Bell - guitar, vocals
  • Michael Houser - guitar
  • David Schools - bass
  • Todd Nance - drums
  • Domingo S. Ortiz - percussion
  • John Hermann - keyboards
Uncle John's Band;

Sexion Leaders;

  • Scott 'Fabio' McKissen & Jon Wagner - ABF Drumz
  • Eric 'Ietzsche' Schmitt - altos
  • Claire X Bacher & Mary Ringhoff - Bonz
  • Rika Takahashi - Clar./Picz
  • Chris Macomber & Joe Chevalier - Mellz
  • Amit Aggarwal - tenrz
  • Gloria Reyes - Toobz
  • Jeff Shorts - Trumpz
Credits

  • Compilation producer - David Gans
  • Compilation mastering - Jeffrey Norman
  • Licencing, project coordination - Cassidy Law
  • Cover art, illustrations - Timothy Truman
  • Art direction, design - Geoff Gans (of Culver City)
  • Liner notes - Richard Gehr, David Gans
Credits for the original recording of the tracks, where known, are as follows.

Cumberland Blues ;

  • Producer - Tom Diamant
  • Engineer - Bob Shumaker
High Time;
  • Producer - David Gans, Michael Norman Mann
  • Engineer - Michael Cogan
  • Recorded November 1998 at Bay Records, Berkeley
Brown Eyed Woman;
  • Producer - Junior and Candii Samples
  • Engineer - Randy Burns
  • Mastering - John Golden/K Disc
  • Recorded at El Dorado Studios
Ship of Fools / It Must Have Been The Roses;
  • Recorded live at the San Jose Center on April 16, 1987
Black Peter;
  • Engineer - Malcolm Burn
  • Recorded at Electric Ladyland on August 9, 1995
Black Muddy River;
  • Producer - Jerry Lawson
  • Engineer - Sean Altman
  • Recorded at Big Sean Music in September 1999
Dark Star;
  • Engineer - Dave Dennison
  • Mastering engineer - Paul Stubblebine
  • Recorded at Dawg Studios, Mill Valley
Ripple;
  • Producer - Steven Bernstein, Scott Harding
  • Arranger, conductor - Steven Bernstein
  • Recording engineer - Chris Kelly
  • Mixing - Scott Harding
  • Recorded July / August, 1999 at Good and Evil Studios, Brooklyn, NYC

The Golden Road;

  • Producer - Scott Matthews
  • Arrangements - Richard Greene, Joe Finetti, Scott Matthews
  • Engineer - Jeff Kliment, Scott Matthews
  • Executive producer - Petra Hanisch
Unbroken Chain;
  • Arranger, producer - Joe Gallant
  • Engineer - Rick Rowe
Franklin's Tower;
  • Producer - Andrew Weiss
Pasta On The Mountain;
  • Producer, mixing - Charles Sawtelle
  • Additional mixing - James Tuttle
  • Mixing, engineering - Kevin Clock
Cream Puff War;
  • Producer, engineer - John Keane
  • Recorded at John Keane Studios, Athens, Georgia
Uncle John's Band;
  • Producer - Chris Quaintance
  • Master audio engineer - Jay Kadis
  • Audio production, mixing, editing - Scott McKissen, Patrick Neschleba, Chris Quaintance
  • Assisted by - Josh Schiller, Jay Doherty
Notes

All the songs on Stolen Roses were written and performed by the Grateful Dead with the exception of Pasta On The Mountain which is a parody of the Dead song Fire On The Mountain.

Related releases

Eight of the songs on this release are taken from previously released recordings;

Cumberland Blues taken from;

Brown-Eyed Woman taken from; Ripple taken from;
  • Solid Sender, Sex Mob, January 2000, Knitting Factory KFW 244
The Golden Road taken from; Unbroken Chain taken from; Franklin's Tower taken from; Pasta on the Mountain taken from; Uncle John's Band taken from;
  • Mirth Control, The Stanford Band (Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band), 1996
Four of the tracks were recorded for Stolen Roses;
  • High Time - Recorded for Stolen Roses by the cast of the Michael Norman Mann stage play Cumberland Blues
  • Black Muddy River - Recorded for Stolen Roses by The Persuasions
  • Dark Star - Recorded for Stolen Roses by the David Grisman Quintet
  • Cream Puff War - Recorded for Stolen Roses by Widespread Panic
Three tracks were existing previously unreleased material.
  • Friend of the Devil - Previously unreleased live performance
  • Ship of Fools / It Must Have Been The Roses - Previously unreleased live performance
  • Black Peter - Previously unreleased studio performance
Black Muddy River was subsequently released on;

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