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With His Funky Friends: Live

Merl Saunders

Initial release : 1998

Sumertone 2193

A compilation of largely unreleased live material. Jerry Garcia plays on one track.

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  • You Can Leave Your Hat On (Newman)
  • Paris Blues (McPherson / Saunders)
  • Built For Comfort (Dixon)
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (Redman / Razaf)
  • Dark Star (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Summertime (Gershwin)
  • We All Wanna Boogie (Toussaint)
  • I Put A Spell On You (Hawkins)
  • My Problems Got Problems (Carrier / Saunders)
  • Sunrise Over Haleakala (Saunders)

The musicians on the CD as a whole are;

  • Merl Saunders - organ, synthesizer, piano, strings, vocals

  • Trey Anastasio - guitar
  • Murugá Booker - drums
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Matthew Kelly - harmonica
  • Steve Kimock - guitar
  • Vince Littleton - drums, vocals
  • Maria Muldaur - vocals
  • John Popper - harmonica
  • Michael Warren - bass, vocals
Garcia plays only on Sunrise Over Haleakala;
  • Merl Saunders - piano, strings
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar

  • Producer - Merl Saunders
  • Engineer - Joe Kahn, Greg Gordon

Sunrise Over Haleakala is from the same recording as the version on the Merl Saunders album Blues From The Rainforest. Merl Saunders has said the following about the track;

Sunrise over Haleakala is one of my favorite songs. It is all the same track, long and short version. One was edited for radio play and the other is in the CD Blues From The Rainforest.
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A longer version of Sunrise Over Haleakala was released on;