Garcia Covers

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A Sample of songs recorded or played by Garcia solo.

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
(B Holland/L Dozier/E Holland, Jr) 

  • "The Motown Story" (Motown 6048 MC5)
  • Originally released in 1964
  • Also recorded by Jr Walker and the All Stars (1966)
    and James Taylor (1975)

The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
(Jimmy Cliff)

  • "The Harder They Come" (Island CCD 9202)
    Originally released in 1972

Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
(Bob Dylan)

  • "Blood On The Tracks" (Columbia CK 33235)
    Originally released in 1974

Dear Prudence - The Beatles
(Lennon/McCartney)

  • "The Beatles" (Parlophone/Capitol CDS 7 46443 8)
    Originally released Nov 22, 1968

Don't Let Go - Roy Hamilton
(Jesse Stone)

  • "The Monkey Time and Other R&B Hits"
    Sony Music Special Products (Sony BT 22206)
    Originally relased in 1958

Think - Jimmy McCracklin
(Jimmy McCracklin)

  • "My Answer" (Imperial LP-9306)
    Originally released in 1965 

Shining Star - The Manhattans

  • "The Manhattans Greatest Hits" (CBS A 21151)
    Originally released in 1980

Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox - Roy Rodgers and Norton Buffalo
(Norton Buffalo)

  • "R&B" (Blind Pig BP 74491)
    Originally released in 1991

And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
(Van Morrison)

  • "The Best of Van Morrison" (Polygram 422 841 970-4)
    Originally released on the LP Moondance (WB 1835) in 1970

Struggling Man - Jimmy Cliff
(Jimmy Cliff)

  • "Struggling Man" (Mango MLPS 9235)
    Originally released in 1974

He Ain't Give You None - Van Morrison
(Van Morrison)

  • "T.B. Sheets" (Columbia CK 46093)
    Originally released in 1973

Sitting In Limbo - Jimmy Cliff
(Jimmy Cliff)

  • "The Harder They Come" (Island CCD 9202)
    Originally released in 1972

I Hope It Won't Be This Way Always - The Angelic Gospel Singers
(Barbara Allison)

  • "Together 34 Years" (Nashboro NAC-7207)
    Originally released in 1982

Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner) - Jimmy Rodgers
(Jimmy Rodgers)

  • "America's Blue Yodeler 1930-1931" (Rounder CD 1060)
    Recorded July 16, 1930, Hollywood California
    Louis Armstrong - Trumpet
    Lillian Hardin Armstrong - Piano

When First Unto This Country - The New Lost City Ramblers
(Traditional)

  • "The Early Years, 1958-1962"
    Smithsonian/Folkways (SF 40036)
    Originally Released on "Volume Two" (Folkways FA 2397)
    Mike Seeger - Vocal/Autoharp
    Tom Paley - Banjo

I Truly Understand You Love Another Man - Shortbuckle Roarke and Family 
(Traditional)

  • "Going Down The Valley" (New World NW 236)
    Recorded Nov 4, 1928 in Bristol Tennessee by Alan Lomax 
    Originally released on 78 (Victor 40023) 
    George Roarke Sr - Banjo/Vocals
    George Roarke Jr - Vocals
    Robert Roarke - Vocals
    Oda Roarke - Vocals

I Truly Understand You Love Another Man - The New Lost City Ramblers
(Traditional)

  • "The Early Years, 1958-1962"
    Smithsonian/Folkways (SF 40036)
    Originally released on "The New Lost City Ramblers"
    Folkways (FA 2396)
    Tom Paley - Vocal/Banjo
    Mike Seeger - Voice
    John Cohen - Bass Voice 

Pig In A Pen - The Stanley Brothers

  • "20 Bluegrass Originals" (Deluxe DCD-7910)

Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
(Traditional)

  • "Avalon Blues 1963" (Rounder CD 1081)
    Recorded April 2-4, 1963, Annapolis, MD
    This is credited to Miss John Hurt on "Almost Acoustic",
    but I think that traditional is more appropriate.

Milwaukee Blues - Frank Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers 
(Traditional)

  • Recorded Sept 9, 1930, Johnson City, Tennessee
    Charlie Poole - Vocal/Banjo
    Roy Harvey - Guitar
    Odell Smith - Fiddle
    Originally released on 78 (Columbia 15688-D)
    This is an original version of the folk song that became
    "Casey Jones". Note that the some of the verses of 
    "Casey Jones" make more sense in the context of the
    original song, ie a song about a hobo rather than an
    engineer. 

Casey Jones - Mississippi John Hurt 
(Traditional)

  • "Avalon Blues 1963" (Rounder CD 1081)
    Recorded April 2-4, 1963, Annapolis, MD
    This is credited to Miss John Hurt on "Almost Acoustic",
    but I think that traditional is more appropriate.

Handsome Cabin Boy - Jeannie Robertson 
(Traditional)

  • "The Folksongs of Britian - Sailormen and
    Servingmaids - Vol Six" (Caedmon TC 1162)
    Recorded in Nov, 1953 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alan Lomax 

A Maid That's Deep In Love - Pentangle
(Traditional)

  • "A Maid That's Deep In Love" (Shanachie 79066)
    John Renbourn - Guitar/Sitar/Vocals
    Bert Jansch - Guitar/Dulcimer/Concertina/Vocals
    Jacqui McShee - Vocals
    Terry Cox - Drums/Dulcimer/Vocals
    Danny Thompson - Bass
    The music is from "Handsome Cabin Boy" (at least the
    Garcia version), the words are a mixture of HCB and
    Jack-A-Roe. 

Diamond Joe - Jack Elliot
(Traditional)

  • "American Folk Singers and Balladeers" 
    (Vanguard SRL 5644)
    Originally released in 1964

I'm Troubled - The Watson Family 
(Traditional)

  • "The Watson Family" Smithsonian/Folkways (SF 40012)
    Originally released on Folkways 2366 in 1963

Little Sadie - Doc & Merl Watson
(Traditional)

  • "Doc & Merl Watson On Stage" (Vanguard)

Turtle Dove - Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers
(Traditional)

Turtle Dove - Jody Stecher
Oh The Wind And Rain - Jody Stecher
(Traditional)

  • "Going Up On The Mountain" 
    Jody Stecher - Vocals/Guitar/Fiddle
    John Herald - Vocals/Guitar/Wheel Guitar
    Fred Sokdow - Vocals/Banjo/Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar
    Larry Hanks - Bass Vocals
    Kate Brislin - High Vocals
    Hand Bradley - Fiddle
    George Ruckert - Harmonum

Little Sadie - Dave Grisman
(Traditional)

  • "Early Dawg" (Sugar Hill SH 3713)
    Recorded March and August, 1966
    David Grisman - Mandolin
    Bill Keith - Banjo
    Winnie Winston - Banjo
    Del McCoury - Guitar/Vocals
    Jerry McCoury - Bass
    Artie Rose - Guitar 
    An instrumental version. 

Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten 
(Elizabeth Cotten)

  • "When I'm Gone" (Folkways FA 3537)
    Recorded Dec 9, 1978 at Elizabeth Cotten's home
    in Syracuse NY.
    An earlier version was recorded in 1958.

Mississippi Moon - Seatrain
(Peter Rowan)

"The Marblehead Messenger" (Capitol SN-16103)
Originally released in 1972