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In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Arista” label released “Cats Under the Stars”, the first Jerry Garcia Band album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at the “Grateful Dead’s Club Front” in San Rafael, a warehouse space that had been acquired for band rehearsals and later converted to a studio, and was produced by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn.


  • Jerry Garcia- guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux- vocals
  • Keith Godchaux- keyboards, background vocals
  • John Kahn- basses, keyboards, guitar, orchestration
  • Ron Tutt – drums, percussion
  • Merl Saunders- organ
  • Maria Muldaur- background vocals
  • Stephen Schuster – flute, clarinet, saxophone
  • Brian Godchaux – violin
  • Candy Godchaux – violin
  • Engineers – Betty Cantor-Jackson, Bob Matthews
  • Assistants – Harry Popick, Steve Parrish, Bill Candelario, Ramrod
  • Cover art – Kelly Mouse Studios

Track listing:

  1. Rubin And Cherise – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  2. Love In The Afternoon – Robert Hunter, John Kahn
  3. Palm Sunday – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  4. Cats Under The Stars – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  5. Rhapsody In Red – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, John Kahn
  6. Rain – Donna Godchaux
  7. Down Home – John Kahn
  8. Gomorrah – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Round Records” label released “Reflections”, the third Jerry Garcia solo album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Jerry Garcia.


  • Jerry Garcia – vocals, guitar, organ
  • Bob Weir- guitar, background vocals
  • Phil Lesh- bass
  • Bill Kreutzmann- drums
  • Keith Godchaux- Fender Rhodes, tack piano
  • Donna Jean Godchaux- background vocals
  • Mickey Hart- drums, percussion
  • John Kahn- organ
  • Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • John Kahn – bass, organ, synthesizer, vibraphone
  • Ron Tutt– drums
  • Larry Knechtel- Fender Rhodes
  • Donna Jean Godchaux, Bob Weir – background vocals
  • Dan Healy – engineer
  • Rob Taylor, Willi Deenihan, Joel Edelstein – assistant engineer
  • Smiggy – engineer, mix – down engineer
  • Steve Brown, Kidd, Ramrod, Steve Parrish – production assistant
  • Mike Steirnagel – cover art
  • Ria Lewerke – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Might As Well – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  2. Mission In the Rain – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  3. They Love Each Other – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  4. I’ll Take a Melody – Allen Toussaint
  5. It Must Have Been the Roses – Robert Hunter
  6. Tore Up Over You – Hank Ballard
  7. Catfish John – Bob McDill, Allen Reynolds
  8. Comes a Time – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter

On April 28, 2009.

together through life

On April 28, 2009, “Columbia” label released “Together Through Life”, the thirty-third Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in December 2008, and was produced by Jack Frost (Bob Dylan pseudonym).


  • Bob Dylan– guitar, keyboards, vocals, production
  • Mike Campbell– guitar, mandolin
  • Tony Garnier– bass guitar
  • Donnie Herron –steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, trumpet
  • David Hidalgo– accordion, guitar
  • George Receli –drums
  • David Bianco – recording,mixing
  • Eddy Schreyer -mastering
  • Bill Lane– assistant engineering
  • Rafael Serrano –engineering
  • David Spreng – engineering
  • Rich Tosti – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bob Dylan and Robert Hunter, except where noted, all music by Bob Dylan.

  1. Beyond Here Lies Nothin
  2. Life Is Harrd
  3. My Wife’s Home Town – Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter
  4. If You Ever Go to Houston
  5. Forgetful Heart
  6. Jolene
  7. This Dream of You – Bob Dylan
  8. Shale Mama Shake
  9. I Feel a Change Comin’ On
  10. It’s All Good
  11. Howdy Neighbor – J. Morris
  12. Don’t Take Everybody to Be Your Friend – M.Gabler, R. Tharpe
  13. Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend – L. Robin, J. Styne
  14. La Valse de Amitie – O. Guidry
  15. Make Friends – E. Mcgraw
  16. My Next Door Neighbor – J. McCain
  17. Let’s Invite Them Over – O. Wheeler
  18. My Friends – C. Burnett, S. Ling
  19. Last Night – W. Jones
  20. You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
  21. Bad Neighborhood – Caronna, M. Rebennack
  22. Neighbour – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  23. Too Many Parties and Too Many Pals – B. Rose, M. Dixon, R. Henderson
  24. Why Can’t We Be Friends – S. Allen, H. Brown, M. Dickerson, J. Goldstein, L. Jordan, C. Miller, H. Scott, L. Oskar


On April 28, 1980.


On April 28, 1980, “Arista” label released “Go to Heaven”, the eleventh Grateful Dead studio album. It was recorded July 1979-January 1980, at “Club Front” in San Rafael, CA, and was produced by Gary Lyons.

  • Jerry Garcia– guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart– drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann– drums
  • Phil Lesh– bass guitar
  • Brent Mydland– keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Alabama Getaway – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  2. Far From Me – Brent Mydland
  3. Althea – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  4. Feel Like a Stranger – John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir
  5. Lost Sailor – John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir
  6. Saint of Circumstance – John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir
  7. Antwerp’s Placebo (The Plumber) – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann
  8. Easy to Love You – John Perry Barlow, Brent Mydland
  9. Don’t Ease Me In – Traditional


On January 20, 1972.


On January 20, 1972, “Warner Bros” released “Garcia”, the first Jerry Garcia’s solo album.  It was recorded in July 1971, and was produced by Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor and Bill Kreutzmann. Six album tracks became part of Grateful Dead concert repertoire.


  • Jerry Garcia – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, piano, organ, samples, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Robert Hunter – lyrics
  • Bob Seidman – cover photo, album design
  • Herb Greene – Jerry Garcia photo

Track listing:

  1. Deal – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  2. Bird Song – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  3. Sugaree – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  4. Loser – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  5. Late For Supper – Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann
  6. Spidergawd – Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann
  7. Eep Hour – Jerry Garcia, Billy Kreutzmann
  8. To Lay Me Down – Robert Hunter,Jerry Garcia
  9. An Odd Little Place – Jerry Garcia, Billy Kreutzmann
  10. The Wheel – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Billy Kreutzmann




On January 4, 1974.


On January 4, 1974, “Grunt” label released “Manhole”, the first Grace Slick solo album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Grace Slick, David Freiberg, Paul Kantner, Keith Grant (co-producer) and Steven Schuster (co-producer).


  • Grace Slick– vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Peter Kaukonen– bass, lead acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Steven Schuster – orchestra arrangement
  • David Freiberg– vocals, rhythm guita, piano, percussion, bass, organ, 12-string guitar
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, 12-string guitar, rhythm guitar, glass harmonica
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar
  • John Barbata– drums
  • Gary Duncan– lead guitar
  • Pete Sears– piano, bass
  • Keith Grant – synthesizer programming
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Iaian MacDonald Murray, Calum Innes, Cohn Graham, Angus McTavish, Tom Duncan, Jack Scott, Angus MacKay, William Stewart – bagpipes

Track listing:

  1. Jay – Grace Slick
  2. Theme from the Movie Manhole – Grace Slick
  3. Come Again? Toucan – Grace Slick
  4. It’s Only Music – Robert Hunter
  5. Better Lying Down – Grace Slick
  6. Epic No.38 – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jack Traylor


On November 1, 1970.


On November 1, 1970, “Warner Bros Records” released “American Beauty”, the sixth Grateful Dead album. It was recorded August – September 1970, at the “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Grateful Dead and Steve Barncard. In 2003, “American Beauty” was ranked number 258 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Jerry Garcia– guitar, pedal steel, piano, vocals
  • Phil Lesh– bass, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan)– harmonica, vocals
  • Mickey Hart– percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann– drums
  • Robert Hunter– songwriter
  • Dave Torbert– bass
  • David Nelson– electric guitar
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Howard Wales– organ; piano
  • Ned Lagin– pianoRolling Stone”
  • Artwork: Kelley/MouseStudios
  • Rear photo: George Conger

Track listing:

All compositions by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, except where noted

  1. Box of Rain – Phil Lesh,  Robert Hunter
  2. Friend of the Devil – Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Robert Hunter
  3. Sugar Magnolia – Bob Weir, Robert Hunter
  4. Operator – Ron McKernan
  5. Candyman
  6. Ripple
  7. Brokedown Palace
  8. Till the Morning Comes
  9. Attics of My Life
  10. Truckin’ – Jerry Garcia,Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Robert Hunter