Jerry Garcia And Merl Saunders Cover “(I’m A) Road Runner” In This Newly Released Recording

first_imgOn July 28th, the two-disc Garcia Live Volume Nine will be released, featuring previously unheard recordings from Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders during a performance on August 11th, 1974 at the Keystone in Berkeley, California. With Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, and Merl Saunders on keys and vocals, the band was rounded out by Martin Fierro on sax and flute, John Kahn on bass, and Bill Kreutzmann on drums—a group that later became Legion of Mary sans Kreutzmann and with Ron Tutt on drums instead.Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert Series AnnouncedAhead of Garcia Live Volume Nine‘s release, tracks off the upcoming album have been slowly rolled out to preview the record. Yesterday, “(I’m A) Road Runner” was officially released to the public and premiered via Grateful Web. “(I’m A) Road Runner” is a cover of Junior Walker’s 1966 Motown classic and was regularly performed over the years by Garcia with his various solo projects. This latest track off Garcia Live Volume Nine comes after the release of performances of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)” from the August 11th, 1974 Keystone show.You can listen to all three tracks below. You can also pre-order Garcia Live Volume Nine here ahead of its official release later in the month. Garcia Live Volume Nine Track ListingDisc One/Set OneThat’s What Love Will Make You DoLa LaIt Ain’t No UseMystery TrainDisc Two/Set TwoThe Harder They ComeAin’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)It’s Too Late(I’m A) Road RunnerThe Night They Drove Old Dixie Down[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Jamaica/Trinidad and Tobago: Half a Century of Independence

first_img In August 2012, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago held fêtes 50 years in the making, marking their golden jubilees with music, dance and national flags. On August 6, 1962, Jamaica was the first of 10 Caribbean nations to declare independence. The celebration in the country of 2.8 million was about culture and accomplishment in a developing nation. “Jamaica may not have achieved all that was expected,” P.J. Patterson, prime minister from 1992 to 2006, told The Miami Herald. “We certainly have advanced in terms of breaking down the barriers of social divisions and of creating basic standards of life, which are distinctively higher than they were before.” Trinidad and Tobago, which became independent on August 31, 1962, is now the richest Caribbean nation, thanks to oil and gas reserves and a stable Government. “We have changed governments three to four times over that 50-year period without any bloodshed, without any riots, in a country that historically has a politics infused with race and religion in a very complex potpourri,” said Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. Source: The Miami Herald By Dialogo October 01, 2012last_img read more