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There Ain't No Bugs on Me

Jerry Garcia / David Grisman / Bruce Whatley

Initial release : 1999

HarperCollins Children's Books

A children's book with audio cassette of the title song by Garcia and Grisman. The second in a series of three.


A 40 page, 8 x 10, children's picture book with illustrations by Bruce Whatley accompanied by an audio cassette of Garcia and Grisman performing the traditional song There Ain't No Bugs On Me.

Harper Collins web page blurb describes the book as follows;

The bears from The Teddy Bears Picnic are back in this second book and tape from Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, and Bruce Whatley. This time the bears are on a trip to see the old folks, and just can't seem to shake off all those playful and pesky bugs. Bruce Whatleys bright and hilarious illustrations bring the action to life, and accompanying the book is a tape of the riotous, rollicking folksong sung by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. The great outdoors will never be the same!

It has not yet been confirmed but it is thought that the recording of There Ain't No Bugs On Me used for this book is taken from the Garcia / Grisman CD Not For Kids Only. If this is the case then the musicians involved are;

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin, banjo, vocals
  • Larry Hanks - jew's harp
  • Jim Miller - slap

The credits for the recording of Not For Kids only are;

  • Producer - David Grisman
  • Mixing - Dawg with Decibel Dave
  • Engineer - David Dennison
  • Assistant Producer - Craig Miller
  • Mastering - Paul Stubblebine
  • All compositions arranged and adapted by Grisman and Garcia
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