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    In the past, I transcribed and transferred a bunch of Garcia solos, rhythm figures etc. over to mandos. If a rhythm section (bass/drums) gets into a Dead-ish groove/shuffle, I can pull off a decent Garcia guitar impression, especially with electrics.

    Workingman's Dead: "Dire Wolf", "Black Peter", "Uncle John's Band"

    Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses):"Wharf Rat", "Me & My Uncle" "Big Boss Man", "Goin Down The Road Feelin' Bad"

    Garcia: "Loser", "Sugaree", "Deal", "Bird Song"

    Europe 72: "China Cat Sunflower", "I Know You Rider"

    American Beauty: "Candyman", "Ripple", "Friend of the Devil"

    not "Dead" songs per se, but their cover versions

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    NH,
    Sounds great, Have you posted these to a site? I'd love to have them.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by ira View Post
    anyone figure out the intro riff to the tune and the riff/progression to the chorus for dark star (mando, guitar, anything?
    http://rukind.com/ has it.

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    I cant seem to find a download or a copy of or any recording of the Mother Mccrees Uptown Jug Champions disc release a few years ago?

    Any help?
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    I Know You Rider is a kick to play in a jam. It's one that's so permanently etched in my mind and people pick it up pretty easy. One banjo player commented that it was some nice folk music; I couldn't disagree!

    Of course, the Grateful Dead didn't write the song, but most folks assoicate the song with the band. Dick's Picks V8 has an acoustic set with a slow version. Acoustic Hot Tuna does an absolutely smokin' version of it. Barry Midderhoff's playing is outstanding! Not to get off-subject, but on a Fur Peace Ranch recording that I have, Jorma quips "No, I didn't learn it from the Grateful Dead". Great Stuff!

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    Yeah I'll sometimes finger pick a slow Jorma version at our local pick and people dig it. Although someone always calls a fast tune after.

    But is there anyone that knows how to connect with that Mother mccrees uptown jug champions disc?
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutter View Post
    I cant seem to find a download or a copy of or any recording of the Mother Mccrees Uptown Jug Champions disc release a few years ago?
    Sounds like you are looking for it for free?

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    cutter, i have a torrent of a live recording of mother mcree's at some cafe in palo alto. i can't remember where exactly i found it, but if your familiar with torrents i could upload it somewhere for you to download if i can't find where i originally got it. Actually now that i'm thinking i remembered, it was a whole pre dead jerry garcia thing, a few warlocks recordings, solo stuff, some other folk stuff. but the recording is suprisingly good for '64. So i'll make a torrent of just that recording if you'd like, cause the whole pack was a couple gigs i think. I'll try and do it today, i get off work early to go to the doctor so i'll actually have some free time later. i can't remember all the tracks but i know it has : my gal, overseas stomp, monkey and the engineer, etc.
    I'll PM you link.

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    Actually, Jeff I dont need it free I just cant find it anywhere.
    I tried to go the various site to buy the down load or disc and cant seem to find one active.....any leads?
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutter View Post
    Actually, Jeff I dont need it free I just cant find it anywhere.
    I tried to go the various site to buy the down load or disc and cant seem to find one active.....any leads?
    When you say can't find an active download that implied to me a free MP3 or a bittorrent source, sorry if I misconstrued. I just checked my usual places (musicstack.com, gemm.com, eil.com, Ebay) and didn't find it for sale. I would suspect the Mother McCree's CD has never been available on a for sale MP3 download site. Searching for out-of-print music can be a challenge, but you gotta stick to it. I recently found a Counting Crows CD-single with a rare B-side that I'd been pretty actively searching for for about 5 years.


    EDIT: I forgot Amazon. There are actually a couple of copies there from sellers, but cha-ching!
    I certainly wouldn't pay that much for it.
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    chalenging is right!

    apparently for a whlie anyway the GD site had it in MP3 form for sale even though the viny ( or whatever the cds are made of) was un available
    but alas no more

    I'll keep looking

    BTW any one got the lyics for MY GAL off that record?
    thanks
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    i am not a mandolin player but i am a bass player. i don't play very well and i don't play very often but i do play from time to time. recently the dead are what inspired me to pick the bass up again. help on the way is the current fixation.

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    [QUOTE=Mattg;580893]On the guitar the melody for the Ripple rif is easy because you can do it right out of the chords. Dont' know it for the mando.QUOTE]

    Try it in G. Much of the melody falls right out of the chords. Sometimes it's all I can do to NOT play the opening riff when strumming a basic G chord.
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post

    Try it in G. Much of the melody falls right out of the chords. Sometimes it's all I can do to NOT play the opening riff when strumming a basic G chord.
    Exactly! It's fun to flatpick on the guitar.

    Hey Barry, we gotta play more Dead at Borders! I've been working on Dark Hollow in C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miked View Post
    Dick's Picks V8 has an acoustic set with a slow version.
    I LOVE that version! Very, very soulful. Jerry's singing is first rate. I often break out a slow version of "Rider" if I'm jamming with folks who don't mind playing a Dead tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Orr View Post
    I LOVE that version! Very, very soulful. Jerry's singing is first rate. I often break out a slow version of "Rider" if I'm jamming with folks who don't mind playing a Dead tune.
    Yep, it is a goodie!

    Check this out Alex:

    http://woubmedia1.tcom.ohiou.edu/Liv...Peace%20Ranch/

    The 6/30/06 show at about the 40 minute point. Definintely worth a listen!
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    So I know the chords to a bunch of Dead tunes but for the life of me I am not able to get the melodys. Anybody have any mandolin tabs for GD songs? I mean I can noodle around but it sounds like...well , me noodleing around. Which isn't very good.


    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkwhitehead View Post
    I can noodle around but it sounds like...
    Hey, isn't that what the Dead basically did for thirty years

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    yes but they noodle better than me.

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    Morning, just wondering if you can share your tabs for Sugaree. Thanks.
    I think, therefore, I pick.

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    We love Sugaree!

    Looking for just the chords?

    SUGAREE


    B E

    When they come to take you down

    B E

    When they bring that wagon 'round

    B E

    When they come to call on you

    B E

    And drag your poor body down



    =========

    CHORUS

    F#m C#m

    Just one thing I ask of you,

    A E

    Just one thing for me

    B C#m

    Please forget you knew my name,

    A E

    My darling Sugaree



    B E

    Shake it, shake it sugaree,

    C#m A E

    Just don't tell them that you know me

    B E

    Shake it, shake it sugaree,

    C#m A E

    Just don't tell them that you know me

    ======

    edit: well, the formatting didn't really work, but you should be able to tell where the changes are!

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    I think he's looking for the tabs mentioned in post #26. I expect mandocrucian will see this eventually and ring in. Meanwhile, the chords and lyrics should give him a good start, and hopefully filling in the rest should be easy enough. Trial and error is the tried and true method for learning.
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    "Lazy River Road" only appeared on a compilation released after Garcia's death, but it works fine in a rootsy arrangement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRy02Vwblqk

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    I think he's looking for the tabs mentioned in post #26. I expect mandocrucian will see this eventually and ring in. Meanwhile, the chords and lyrics should give him a good start, and hopefully filling in the rest should be easy enough. Trial and error is the tried and true method for learning.
    d'oh! Gotcha. I'd love to see them, too! (Although, Niles' post was from 2008.)

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    I've been Pickin with some guys we do Birdsong, He's gone, Me and My Uncle, Jacaro, I'm not a huge dead head, but they can be fun to jam on.

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