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Early Dawg: Deluxe Edition

David Grisman

Initial release : 2022

Acoustic Disc

An expanded, high definition, deluxe edition of an album that was originally released in 1980, The album comprises archive material from the early musical career of David Grisman with recordings ranging from 1966 to 1973. This release was only made available as a download.

Tracks

  • Mandolin King Rag
  • Cedar Hill *
  • Bluegrass Breakdown *
  • White House Blues *
  • Auld Lang Syne *
  • Cedar Hill (studio) *
  • Fanny Hill (studio) *
  • Follow the Leader *
  • New York Ramble *
  • Opus 57
  • Opus 38
  • Little Sadie
  • Out of Joint *
  • Sugar Hill Ramble
  • Caravan
  • Fanny Hill
  • Little Maggie
  • Blue Grass Twist
  • Shenandoah Breakdown
  • The Prisonerís Song
  • John Henry
  • Raw Hide
  • Dark Hollow
  • Dear Old Dixie
  • Hit Parade of Love *
  • Hey Hey Bartender *
  • Salty Dog Blues *
  • Love Please Come Home *
  • I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  • Black Mountain Rag
* previously unreleased tracks

Notes

The music on this deluxe edition is presented chronologically. The sessions represented on the release are as follows.

Mandolin King Rag:

  • Even Dozen Jug Band, NYC, 1963. Originally released on their eponymous LP.
Tracks 2 to 5:
  • Greenwich Village Jam, NYC, 1964.
Tracks 6 to 9:
  • New York Ramblers Session, NYC, 1965.
Tracks 10 to 15:
  • Dawg's Apartment, NYC, 1966.
Tracks 16 to 29:
  • RPI Concert, Troy, NY, 1966.
Track 30:
  • Brookline, Mass, 1973.
Musicians

  • David Grisman - mandolin, vocals
  • Winnie Winston - banjo (tracks 6-9 and 16-29)
  • Del McCoury - guitar, lead vocals (tracks 16-29)
  • Jerry McCoury - bass, vocals (tracks 16-29)
  • Bill Keith - banjo (tracks 2-6 and 10-15)
  • Fred Weisz - guitar, bass (tracks 2-9)
  • Artie Rose - guitar (tracks 10-15)
  • Gene Lowinger - fiddle (tracks 6-9)
  • James Field - guitar (tracks 6-9)
  • Frank Wakefield - mandolin (tracks 30 and 31)
  • Stefan Grossman - guitar-banjo (track 1)
  • Steve Katz - washboard (track 1)
  • Danny Laufer - jug (track 1)
Credits

Deluxe edition:

  • Producer - David Grisman
  • Executive producer - Craig Miller
  • Re-design - Dave "FM" Moretti
  • This project is fondly dedicated to three dear friends, no longer with us, who inspired the early Dawg - Winnie Winston, Bill Keith and Fred Weisz
Mandolin King Rag:
  • Producer - Paul Rothchild
  • Recorded at Mastertone Studios NYC
Greenwich Village Jam (tracks 2 to 5):
  • Recording - Richard Abrams
New York Ramblers Session (tracks 6 to 9):
  • Producer - Peter K Siegel
  • Recording - Robert Gurland
  • Recorded at Columbia University
RPI Concert (tracks 16-29):
  • Recording - Ted Marchbein, David Grisman
Original album:
  • Recording - David Grisman
  • Mastering - Bill Wolf, Greg Fulginiti
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The original Early Dawg album was released in 1980:
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