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Neighbor Neighbor
Composer: Alton Joseph Valier

Neighbor Neighbor was performed only once by the Grateful Dead, during a soundcheck, on 26th March 1995. The song was regularly performed by the Garcia/Saunders band and Legion Of Mary in the mid-1970's.

The song usually occurs as Neighbor, Neighbor on US releases and as Neighbour, Neighbour on UK releases.

The best known version of the songs was a hit single for Jimmy Hughes in 1966. Hughes has earlier recorded a version for a 1965 LP. These versions are credited to Huey Meaux who produced the recordings. There are versions of the song by UK groups, also recorded in 1965 and 1966, which are credited to Alton Joseph Valier, who was possibly a Louisiana based songwriter.

Note that this is not the same song as the Neighbor Neighbor written by Billy Gibbons and recorded by ZZ Top.



Jerry Garcia

info Pure Jerry: Keystone Berkeley, September 1, 1974, Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band, 2004
info The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary, Legion Of Mary, 2005
info Garcia Live: Volume Three, Legion Of Mary, 2013

Other recordings

info Steal Away, Jimmy Hughes, 1965
no info Sound of 65, Graham Bond Organisation, 1965
no info Autumn '66, Spencer Davis Group, 1966
no info Single (Neighbor Neighbor / It's A Good Thing), Jimmy Hughes, 1966
no info Single (I Who Have Nothing / Neighbor Neighbor), The Spectres, 1966
no info Midnight Man, Davy Graham, 1966
no info Single, Chants R&B, 1966
info Why Not Tonight?, Jimmy Hughes, 1967
info Smash Sounds, Various Artists (Jimmy Hughes), 1967
no info Raven, Raven, 1969
no info Same People, Roy Head, 1970
no info Pig Iron, Pig Iron, 1970
no info Solid Bond, Graham Bond Organisation, 1970
info Alternatives, Various Artists (Graham Bond Organisation), 1970
no info Solid Senders, Wilko Johnson & Solid Senders, 1978
no info Soul Neighbours, Jimmy Hughes / Joe Simon, 1984
no info Collection, Status Quo, 1985
no info Charly R&B Party, Various Artists (Jimmy Hughes), 1985
no info Sound of 65/There's a Bond Between Us, Graham Bond Organization, 198?
info Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, Various Artists (Jimmy Hughes), 1991
no info Wild Things: Wild Kiwi Garage 1966-1969, Various Artists (Chants R & B), 1991
no info Cookin' with the Blues, Various Artists (King Biscuit Boy w/ Ronny Hawkins Band), 1992
no info Antone's Women: Bringing You the Best in Blues, Various Artists (Angela Strehli), 1992
no info Cities of the Heart, Jack Bruce, 1994
no info Alexis Korner Memorial Concert, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Jack Bruce), 1995
no info Singin' the Blues, Various Artists (King Biscuit Boy w/ Ronny Hawkins Band), 1995
info Eight Gigs A Week: The Steve Winwood Years, Spencer Davis Group, 1996
no info Searching for Simplicity, Gregg Allman, 1997
no info The Art of Blue, Sweet Baby J'ai, 1997
no info Sitting on Top of the World, Jack Bruce, 1997
no info That's Shor-Nay, Rich Chorne, 1997
no info Ultimate Blues Collection, Various Artists (King Biscuit Boy w/ Ronny Hawkins Band), 1997
no info White Texas Soul Shouter, Roy Head, 1999
info Fire in the Soul, Davy Graham, 1999
no info The Sound of 65/There's a Bond Between Us, The Graham Bond Organization, 1999
no info Thinking out Loud, Angela Brown, 1999
no info Stage Door Witchdoctors, Chants R&B, 2000
no info Mojo Rhythms & Midnight Blues, Vol. 1: Sessions '65-'68, Spencer Davis Group, 2000
no info Nothin' But the Blues, Various Artists (King Biscuit Boy w/ Ronny Hawkins Band), 2000
no info The Best of Status Quo, Status Quo, 2001
no info Head On!, Roy Head, 2001
no info The Singles Collection 1966-1973, Status Quo, 2001
no info Red Hot Blues, Various Artists (King Biscuit Boy w/ Ronny Hawkins Band), 2001
no info Shot From The Saddle, The Decoys, 2002
no info Technicolor Dreams of the Status Quo, Status Quo, 2002
no info The Birth of the Blues, Various Artists (King Biscuit Boy w/ Ronny Hawkins Band), 2002
no info Blues Amongst Friends, Deluxe Blues Band, 2003
no info Jet Set Jewel, Jack Bruce, 2003
no info Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo (Expanded CD release), Status Quo, 2003
no info Wolfman Calling, Dr. Feelgood, 2003
no info Mod Generation: Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances, Various Artists (Spectres), 2003
no info The Complete Pye Collection, Status Quo, 2004
no info Beautiful Dream Sessions, Vol. 3, Eddie Hinton, 2005
no info An Introduction to Roy Head, Roy Head, 2006
no info This Is Mod, Various Artists (The Spectres), 2006
info Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, Vol 6: 1965-1967, Various Artists (Jimmy Hughes), 2006
no info The Best of Jimmy Hughes, Jimmy Hughes, 2008
no info Live at St. Andrews 1966, Davy Graham, 2008
no info The In Crowd: Original Mod Classics, Various Artists (The Spectres), 2008

 
 
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