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Garcia (Compliments) [Bonus Tracks]
     

Garcia (Compliments) [Bonus Tracks]

by Jerry Garcia
 
Jerry Garcia's second solo effort initially bore the same eponymous title as his first. A parenthetical "Compliments Of" was originally featured on promotional copies that bore the words atop the "Garcia" moniker. The name was officially changed in the late '80s, when the platter evolved into the CD format, to alleviate any confusion between the two very

Overview

Jerry Garcia's second solo effort initially bore the same eponymous title as his first. A parenthetical "Compliments Of" was originally featured on promotional copies that bore the words atop the "Garcia" moniker. The name was officially changed in the late '80s, when the platter evolved into the CD format, to alleviate any confusion between the two very different recordings. In direct contrast to the 1972 release, the vast majority of the ten tracks on 1974's Garcia (Compliments) are cover versions performed with an ensemble, rather than just by the multi-instrumental artist. Equally distinguishing is that most of the material was not selected by the guitarist, but rather by the project's producer, John Kahn, who likewise had been Garcia's bassist and primary non-Grateful Dead collaborator. Although Garcia would reassert more control over the choice of songs in the future, this album heralds the origins of what would ultimately become the Jerry Garcia Band. Backed by an A-list cast of studio heavies, covers such as the Rolling Stones' "Let's Spend the Night Together" and Van Morrison's "He Ain't Give You None" come off sounding slightly over-arranged. The converse, however, can be said of Garcia's intimately chilling reading of Peter Rowan's "Mississippi Moon," the slinky irrepressible Motown vibe on the Marvelettes' "The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game," and Little Milton's "That's What Love Will Make You Do" -- all of which remained as staples of the Jerry Garcia Band's live catalog. Although there aren't very many opportunities for Garcia to unleash the full potential of his formidable fretwork, the reading of Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby" -- adapted from Argentinean guitarist Oscar Alemán's arrangement -- does allow him to perform some of the disc's most involved and intricately executed guitar work, which he renders on an acoustic classical axe. The solitary original composition, "Midnight Town" from Kahn and lyricist Robert Hunter, comes off somewhat uncharacteristically lightweight in deference to the album's otherwise solid effort. [This version of the album includes bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227950521
catalogNumber:
79505

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Garcia   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Classical Guitar
Geoff Muldaur   Clarinet
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Merl Saunders   Organ
Maria Muldaur   Background Vocals
Amos Garrett   Trombone
Arthur Adams   Guitar
Richard Greene   Violin
Clydie King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sid Page   Violin
Bobbye Hall   Conga,Tambourine,Bells,Shaker,cowbell,Guiro,guido,Wood Block
Ben Benay   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Merry Clayton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Vassar Clements   Violin
Gene "Mighty Flea" Conners   Trombone
Gene Connors   Trombone
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Nancy Ellis   Viola
David Grisman   Mandolin
John Kahn   Bass,Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Jackie Kelso   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Melvin Moore   Trumpet
David Nichtern   Guitar
Michael Omartian   Piano,fender rhodes,Tack Piano
Carl Pedersen   Violin
Gary Ray   Clarinet
John Rotella   Clarinet,E-flat Clarinet
Nathan Rubin   Violin
Joel Tepp   Clarinet
Ron Tutt   Drums
Emily VanValkenburgh   Violin
Bobbye Porter   Conga,Tambourine,Bells,Shaker,Guiro,Wood Block
Judiyaba   Cello
Willie Green   Clarinet
Billy Wolf   Overdubs
Miram Dye   Viola
Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott   Violin
Ray Siegal   Double Bass,Standup Bass
Terry Adams   Cello

Technical Credits

Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Peter Rowan   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer,Producer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Chuck Willis   Composer
Jesse Winchester   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Albert Washington   Composer
James Austin   Reissue Producer
James Banks   Composer
Gene "Mighty Flea" Conners   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Gene Connors   Horn Arrangements
Lamont Dozier   Composer
David Gans   Reissue Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
John Kahn   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Ron Malo   Engineer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Mary Lee Reed   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
William Robinson   Composer
Eddie Marion   Composer
Gary Lambert   Liner Notes
Victor Moscoso   Artwork
Reggie Collins   Discographical Annotation
Henderson Thigpen   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
Blair Jackson   Reissue Producer
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination
Gerald Nelson   Composer
Christopher Sabec   Executive Producer
Peter Mcquaid   Executive Producer
Hale Milgrim   Executive Producer
James Hanley   Composer
E. Anderson   Composer

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