The Genetic Method
Composer: Garth Hudson

The Genetic Method was played by Phil Lesh and the The Midnight Ramble Band in 2022.

The Genetic Method grew out of Garth Hudson organ introduction to the song Chest Fever. It was not listed as a separate piece of music until the early 1970s It was first released with the Genetic Method title, credited to Garth Hudson, on the Rock of Ages album in 1972.

The Band and related recordings

info Rock of Ages, The Band, 1972
info Rock of Ages (2001 Deluxe Edition), 2001
no info Last Waltz (Box Set), The Band, 2002
info A Musical History, The Band, 2005
no info The Last Waltz (DVD), The Band, 2005
no info Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band, Garth Hudson/Various Artists, 2010
no info Live At The Academy Of Music 1971: The Rock Of Ages Concerts, The Band, 2013
no info The Capitol Albums 1968-1977, The Band, 2015
no info The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Collectors Edition, The Band/Various Artists, 2016
no info Live At The Lonestar, NYC, 1985, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel & Garth Hudson, 1985
no info Stage Fright (expanded 2 CD edition), The Band, 2021
no info Cahoots (expanded CD/vinyl/DVD edition), The Band, 2021

Other recordings

Some covers of Chest Fever include an organ introduction but, at least on the examples I have heard, it is always quite short and is not listed as The Genetic Method.

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