the mix and match project was conceived by myself and chris schooley as a way of friends working collaboratively to educate ourselves and others about music. it started very simply: an exchange of mix cd's and coffee. then we talked more about it and decided to include more people, in an effort to make the result (hopefully) at least somewhat entertaining.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Submissions from the damned, Mr. Bozo T.

Bad Livers - Ghost Train
I luv these guys, the best is when the tuba kicks in, but alas not on this tune. Some hot banjo pickin going down though as the "son of the damned is riding on the ghost train."

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman - Oh the Wind and the Rain
Heres about the creepiest damn song I could find or think of. Its a old traditional tune that Jerry liked to cover when playing acoustic and its a pretty damned eerie story. The fiddle would only play one song and its this one? Ahhhhhh!!!

Formerly the Warlocks - Death Dont Have No Mercy
Originally written, composed and recorded by the Reverend Gary Davis in the 1940's, this version comes from a legendary live performance at Hampton Coliseum in October of 1989 by Formerly the Warlocks. This band had found themselves banned from many cities at the time due to the nature of their crowds (read freaks selling mass LSD). Hampton was one of these towns that had banned them. In true prankster fashion, the Grateful Dead decided they would play there under their pre-1965 name. They signed the deal and announced the show with just one weeks notice, just enough time for deadheads to spread the word, but not enough time for locals to figure it out. The dead broke out five songs they had not played in over 10 years, and this song was among them. The last time they had played Death Dont was 19 years before in 1970. Hope you enjoy, its damned good.

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