Listen to Jerry Garcia Wail On ‘Mighty High’ From Previously Unreleased 1976 JGB Show

first_imgComing out August 19th, the new volume of the GarciaLive series focuses in on a great time in the career of Jerry Garcia. Taken from a performance in Palo Alto, CA on November 8th, 1976, Garcia teams with bassist John Kahn, drummer Ron Tutt, keyboardist Keith Godchaux and vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux for the performance. It was Donna who actually discovered this recording, which was thought to be lost for years. The tape was stored for decades in her garage!Garcia took advantage of the Grateful Dead’s mid-1970’s hiatus to truly explore new sounds and styles. Ever the open-minded musician, Garcia found himself dabbling in the gospel genre, and working up a cover of Mighty Clouds of Joy’s 1975 hit, “Mighty High,” for his solo band. While a studio version of “Mighty High” was recorded for Cats Under The Stars later on, this 1976 version is brimming with energy as Garcia infuses some disco grooves throughout.Listen to the new version of “Mighty High” ahead of the GarciaLive Volume Seven: November 8th, 1976 – Jerry Garcia Band album release, as premiered by Rolling Stone.You can also read more about this new archival release and listen to “After Midnight” here.last_img

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