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Garcia/Saunders band discography

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders started to jam together at informal gigs at the Matrix and then at the Keystone Korner in 1971. This activity coalesced into a regular performing quartet, initially comprising Garcia, Sauders, John Kahn and Bill Vitt, which became Garcia's main performing outlet outside the Grateful Dead until the Summer of 1975.

Garcia, Saunders and Kahn were ever-present members of the group. The drum seat was occupied at times by Vitt, Bill Kreutzmann, Paul Humphrey and, finally, Ron Tutt. The group was a quintet for periods with additional musicians including guitarist Tom Fogerty, percussionist Armando Peraza, saxophonist Martin Fierro and for a few shows vocalist Sarah Fulcher.

The final line-up of the band (Garcia, Saunders, Kahn, Fierro and Tutt) used the name Legion Of Mary. For more information about this group see the Legion of Mary page.

Garcia / Saunders albums

Live at the Keystone, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1973

A double LP of live recordings from the Keystone in July 1973.

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Keystone Encores, Vol 1, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988

A single LP of previously unreleased live recordings from the Keystone in July 1973.

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Keystone Encores, Vol 2, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988

A single LP of previously unreleased live recordings from the Keystone in July 1973.

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Live At The Keystone, Vol 1, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988

A single CD of live recordings from the Keystone in July 1973. This material was previously released on the original 1973 double LP and the 1988 Encores LPs.

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Live At The Keystone, Vol 2, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988

A single CD of live recordings from the Keystone in July 1973. This material was previously released on the original 1973 double LP and the 1988 Encores LPs.

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Keystone Encores, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988

A single CD of live recordings from the Keystone in July 1973. This material was previously released on the original 1973 double LP and the 1988 Encores LPs.

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Pure Jerry: Keystone Berkeley, September 1, 1974, Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band, 2004

A 3 CD of archive release of live recordings from the Keystone in September 1974.

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Well Matched: The Best Of, Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia, 2006

A CD compilation of tracks from earlier Garcia/Saunders and Merl Saunders albums. Includes one previously unreleased track.

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Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia, 2012

A 4 CD box set of live recordings from the Keystone in July 1973. Includes all material originally released on the Live At The Keystone and Keystone Encores albums plus 7 previously unreleased tracks from the same shows.

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Garcia Live: Volume Six: July 5th 1973, Lion's Share, Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, 2016

A 3 CD set of live recordings from the Lion's Share in San Anselmo on July 5, 1973.

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Compilations that include Garcia / Saunders tracks

Garcia Plays Dylan, Jerry Garcia Band / Grateful Dead, 2005

A 2 collection of live recordings of Jerry Garcia playing Bob Dylan songs with the Grateful Dead and various Garcia groups. Includes one Garcia/Saunders tracks.

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Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Limited Edition CD, Jerry Garcia, 2005

Two CDs were included with the limited edition of The Collected Artwork. One of the CDs included a previously released Garcia/Saunders track.

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The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia, 2006

A 2 compilation of studio and live recordings.

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Jerry Garcia or Merl Saunders solo albums with the other sitting in

Heavy Turbulence, Merl Saunders, 1972

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Fire Up, Merl Saunders, 1973

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Garcia (Compliments of Garcia), Jerry Garcia, 1974

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Cats Under The Stars, Jerry Garcia Band, 1978

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Run For The Roses, Jerry Garcia Band, 1978

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Blues From The Rainforest, Merl Saunders, 1990

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Keepers, Merl Saunders & Friends, 1997

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Fiesta Amazonica, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band, 1998

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With His Funky Friends: Live, Merl Saunders, 1998

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Garcia / Saunders band on Tom Fogerty album

Excalibur, Tom Fogerty, 1972

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Songs performed by the Garcia/Saunders band (1971-1974)

  info After Midnight
info Ain't No Mountain High Enough
info Ain't No Women (Like The One I've Got)
info All Blues
info Annie Had A Baby
info Are You Lonely For Me, Baby?
no info Baby Please Don't Go
info Baby What You Want Me To Do?
info Biloxi
info Boogie On Reggae Woman
info Bossa Martin (see Valdez In The Country)
info C.C. Rider
info Charisma (She's Got)
info Comin' Together
info Cucumber Slumber
info Dancing In The Moonlight
info Expressway (To Your Heart)
info Favela
no info Find A Rainbow
info Finders Keepers
info Freedom Jazz Dance
info Further On Up The Road
info Georgia On My Mind
info Go Climb A Mountain
info Going, Going, Gone
info The Harder They Come
info He Ain't Give You None
no info Here There And Everywhere
info Hi-Heel Sneakers
info Honey Chile
info How Long Blues
info How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  info I Second That Emotion
info I Was Made To Love Her
info (I'm A) Road Runner
no info I've Got News For You
info Imagine
info It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
info It's A Sin
info It Ain't No Use (aka It's No Use)
info It's Too Late
info Just Kissed My Baby
no info Kansas City Blues
info La-La
info Let It Rock
info Like A Road
info Lion's Share Jam
info Little Bit of Righteousness
info Lonely Avenue
info Man-Child
info Merl's Tune
info Money Honey
info My Funny Valentine
info My Problems Got Problems
info Mystery Train
info Neighbor, Neighbor
info Never Been To Heaven
no info New York City
info The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
info One Kind Favor
info Pennies From Heaven
info People Make The World Go Round
info Positively 4th Street
info Ptah, The El Daoud
  info Road Runner
info Save Mother Earth
info She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
info She's Got Charisma
info Sick And Tired
info Sitting In Limbo
info Someday Baby
info Soul Roach
info Summertime
no info Sunshine Of My Life
info Sweet Cocaine
info Sweet Little Angel
info The System
info Tear Down The Walls
no info Tennessee Blues
info That's A Touch I Like
info That's All Right, Mama
info That's All Right
info That's What Love Will Make You Do
info Think
info Tough Mama
info Tupelo Honey
info Valdez In The Country
info The Weight
info What's Going On
info When I Paint My Masterpiece
info Who's Loving You Tonight (see That's Alight)
info Wondering Why
info WPLJ
info You Can Leave Your Hat On


Last updated July 2016