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Blues For Allah
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter explained the origin of the lyrics of this song in Box Of Rain: Lyrics 1965-1993;
This lyric is a requiem for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a progressive and democratically inclined ruler (and, incidentally, a fan of the Grateful Dead) whose assassination in 1975 shocked us personally.
Blues for Allah was performed a handful of times by the Grateful Dead in 1975.


Grateful Dead

info Blues For Allah, Grateful Dead, 1975
info One From The Vault, Grateful Dead, 1991
info Beyond Description, Grateful Dead, 2004

Furthur

info May 30, 2010, Angels Camp, CA, Furthur, 2010
info June 27, 2010, Brooklyn, NY, Furthur, 2010
info July 11, 2010, Philadelphia, PA, Furthur, 2010
info Nov 21, 2011, Indianapolis, IN, Furthur, 2010

Other recordings

info Eternity Blue, Henry Kaiser, 1995
info Blues For Allah Project, Joe Gallant and Illuminati, 1996
info Great Sky River, Jazz Is Dead, 2001
info Dead Symphony No. 6, Lee Johnson/Russian National Orchestra, 2007

 
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