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Live on Letterman: Music from the Late Show

Various Artists

Initial release : 1997

Reprise 46827

Compilation of live music from The Late Show that includes one track, Friend Of The Devil, performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman.

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  • Friend of the Devil (Dawson/Garcia/Hunter)
  • Strong Enough (Baerwald/Bottrel/Crow/Gilbert/MaCleod/Rickets)
  • Sweet Jane (Reed)
  • Too Much (Beauford/Lessard)
  • Think (Franklin/White)
  • I Don't Want to Wait (Cole)
  • God Give Me Strength (Bacharach/Costello)
  • Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson)
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Morrison)
  • You Were Meant for Me (Kilcher/Poltz)
  • Reason to Believe (Hardin)
  • Crush with Eyeliner (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way (Kravitz/Ross)
  • Who Do You Love? (McDaniel)


Garcia plays only on track 1, Friend Of The Devil, with the following musicians;

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Paul Shaffer - harmonium
  • Sid McGinnis - guitar
  • Felicia Collins - guitar
  • Will Lee - bass
  • Anton Fig - drums
  • Bernie Worrel - melodica

The main performers on the other tracks of this compilation are;

  • Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow
  • Sweet Jane - Lou Reed
  • Too Much - Dave Matthews Band
  • Think - Aretha Franklin
  • I Don't Want to Wait - Paula Cole
  • God Give Me Strength - Elvis Costello / Burt Bacharach
  • Funny How Time Slips Away - Lyle Lovett / Al Green
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrison
  • You Were Meant for Me - Jewel & Flea
  • Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
  • Crush with Eyeliner - R.E.M
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
  • Who Do You Love? - Patti Smith
The CD liner notes provide full musician information for each track.


  • Producer - Sheila Rogers
  • Co-producer - Bill Bentley
  • Associate producer, supervising engineer - Michael Delugg
  • Engineer, mixing - Michael Delugg, Harvey Goldberg
  • Musical director for The Late Show - Paul Shaffer
  • Mastering - Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios
  • Business Affairs - Debbie Reinberg
  • Art direction, design - Christine Cano
  • Photography - Martyn Atkins

  • Thanks to - Rob Burnett, Laurie Diamond, Michael Ferrante, Randi Grossack, Tom Herman, Kathy Mavrikakis, Pete Petland, Jim Peterson, Amy Rubin, Jessica Santini, Holly Schlesinger, Chris Schukel, Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra, Schecky, Susan Shreyar, Kevin Tam, Tom Yang, Sheryl Zelikson, Larry Zinn and The Late Show Crew.

  • Special thanks to - David Letterman

The Garcia / Grisman track was performed on The Late Show on September 15, 1993.

The other tracks were recorded between September 1993 and August 1997.

Related releases

Another version of Friend Of The Devil performed by Garcia and Grisman can be found on;