Various Artists : Pickin On The Grateful Dead: A Tribute

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Rated 5 with 4 responses
Availability: In Stock
Sell date: 5/1997
Label: Cmh Records
Mfg's Catalog#: 8022
CDC Part#: 38769
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 Notes & Reviews
This album was a real disappointment to me. It almost sounded like the players had never attended a Greatful Dead concert or weren't that familiar with or fond of the tunes they covered -- maybe a lack of passion is the best way to put it. So many of Garcia's tunes lend themselves to (or were written on) bluegrass instrumentation that this album had great potential. The arrangements are way too clinical and the mix is not very inspired. The musicianship is very good, but everything else about this album was uninspired. A terrific concept that I wish someone else would try again. It could be great, but this album isn't The One.
- Joseph Buczek, 12/02/1998, USA

Very strong, energetic, full bluegrass realizations, with only a couple of slips into cheesiness.
- Doug Moog, 02/17/1998, USA

A bluegrass tribute to the Grateful Dead including Truckin'; Casey Jones; Althea; Scarlet Begonias; Friend of the Devil; Bird Song; Lady with a Fan; Samson & Delilah; Touch of Grey; Cumberland Blues; Ripple, more.

Althea - Mike Mullins/Phil Salazar/David West
Scarlet Begonias - John Rosenburg/David West
Friend of the Devil - Tom Ball/Jody Eulitz/David West
Bird Song - John Rosenburg/David West
Truckin' - Bill Flores/Phil Salazar/Jody Eulitz/Barney Tower/Dav
Lady With a Fan - Pat Milliken/Bill Flores/David West
Casey Jones - Bo Fox/David West
Samson & Delilah - Tom Ball/Kenny Sultan/Jody Eulitz/David Wes
Touch of Gray - John Rosenberg/David West
Cumerland Blues - Bo Fox/John Rosenberg/David West
Ripple - David West
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad - Paul Lee/David West
Dark Star - David West