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Ragged But Right

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band

Initial release : 2010

Grateful Dead Records

Recorded live, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, Warfield Theatre in San Francisco and the Wiltern in Los Angeles, during their fall 1987 tour.

Tracks

  • Ragged But Right (Traditional)
  • Short Life Of Trouble (Grayson)
  • I Ain't Never (Pierce / Tillis)
  • Trouble In Mind (Jones)
  • Drifting With The Tide (Traditional)
  • Band introductions
  • Deep Elem Blues (Traditional)
  • Rosa Lee McFall (Traditional / Monroe)
  • Two Soldiers (Traditional)
  • If I Lose (Traditional / Stanley)
  • Bright Morning Stars (Traditional)
  • Goodnight Irene (Traditional)
  • It's A Long Long Way (To The Top Of The World) (Wayne)
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore (Moody)
  • Turtle Dove (Traditional)
Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Nelson - guitar, vocals
  • Sandy Rothman - mandolin, dobro, vocals
  • John Kahn - acoustic bass
  • Kenny Kosek - fiddle
  • David Kemper - snare drum
Credits

  • Producer and notes - Sandy Rothman
  • Live recording - John Cutler
  • Digital editing - Brendan Doyle, Joe Gastwirt
  • Mastering - Joe Gastwirt
  • Executive producer - Peter McQuaid
  • Essay - Steve Silberman
  • Package photographs = Ken Friedman
  • Essay images courtesy Sandy Rothman
  • Tracks 1 to 12 recorded live at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC
  • Tracks 13 to 15 recorded live at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, and the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
Notes

David Nelson spoke about the inception of the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in an interview. It followed Garcia, Nelson and Sandy Rothman spending some time together socialising and playing old songs;

We really had fun playing that old material, so we played a benefit for Bill Graham's poster artist. Bill got real excited about it and came into the back room. He said, 'I gotta take this somewhere,' and Jerry said, 'Take us to Broadway, Bill!' The next thing we know, we had 18 shows at the Lunt-Fontanne.
The performance date and venue for each track was provided in the 'Song Notes' that accompanied the remastered edition of Almost Acoustic in 2010:
  • Ragged But Right - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 21, 1987
  • Short Life Of Trouble - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 27, 1987
  • I Ain't Never - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 28, 1987
  • Trouble In Mind - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 21, 1987
  • Drifting With The Tide - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 21, 1987
  • Deep Elem Blues - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 27, 1987
  • Rosa Lee McFall - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 24, 1987
  • Two Soldiers - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 21, 1987
  • If I Lose - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 25, 1987
  • Bright Morning Stars - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 28, 1987
  • Goodnight Irene - Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, October 31, 1987
  • It's A Long Long Way (To The Top Of The World) - November 29, 1987, Warfield, Theater and December 3, 1987, Wiltern Theater
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore - December 5, 1987, Wiltern Theater
  • Turtle Dove - December 5, 1987, Wiltern Theater
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