Turn On The Bright Lights
Composer: Harry A Carlson / Albert Washington

On Jerry Garcia releases the writing credits for Turn On The Bright Lights are given to Albert Washington. However on the Albert Washington single and CD collection and on the ASCAP online database the credits are Harry A. Carlson. Carlson was the founder and manager of Fraternity Records for which the Washington version was first recorded. Carlson was also a songwriter and a veteran of dance bands of the 1930s.

The original recording, which features Lonnie Mack on guitar, was released on the Fraternity label in the US in 1969. In the UK it was released on the President label. This track is included on the 1999 collection

Albert Washington

no info Single (Turn On The Bright Lights / Lonely Mountain), Albert Washington and The Kings, 1969
info Albert Washington Blues & Soul Man, Albert Washington, 1999

Jerry Garcia

info Garcia (Compliments of Garcia), Jerry Garcia, 1974
info Sampler For Deadheads (EP 1 of 3), Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter, 1975
info For Dead Heads, Various Artists, 1976 (US)
info All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Jerry Garcia / Jerry Garcia Band, 2004

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