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Spanish Jam
Composer: Grateful Dead

Spanish Jam was supposedly developed by the Grateful Dead from a theme in the piece Solea on the Miles Davis album Sketches Of Spain. The jam was introduced in Grateful Dead reheasals in 1967 and became part of the concert repertoire in early 1968. It was played by the Grateful Dead mainly in 1968, 1973, 1974, 1981 to 1987 and 1992 to 1995 with just a few solitary outings in other years. In total is was played around 50 times.

The Grateful Dead apparently never gave the jam a name. The Spanish Jam name slowly became the standard name on tapes and setlists. When the jam was first released on an archive live album, Dick's Picks, Vol. 6, it was called Spinach Jam. Subsequent releases though all used the Spanish Jam title.



Grateful Dead

info Dick's Picks, Vol. 6, Grateful Dead, 1996 (as Spinach Jam)
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 12, Grateful Dead, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 13, Grateful Dead, 1999
info So Many Roads (1965-1995), Grateful Dead, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 22, Grateful Dead, 2001
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, Grateful Dead, 2004
info The Grateful Dead Movie (remastered and extended DVD), Grateful Dead, 2004
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Dave's Picks Vol. 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, Grateful Dead, 2012
info Dave's Picks 2012 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2012
info 30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set, Grateful Dead, 2015
info On The Road: Dave's Picks Bonus CD 2016, Grateful Dead, 2016
info Dave's Picks Vol 34: Miami 6/23/74, Grateful Dead, 2020

Furthur

info March 25, 2011, New York, NY, Further, 2011
info April 2, 2011, Charleston, SC, Further, 2011

Dead & Company

info Hartford, CT, 22 Nov, 2017, Dead & Co, 2017
info Cancún, MX, 18 Jan, 2020, Dead & Co, 2020

 
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