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 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show 
 The Roots of the Grateful Dead - Expanded
 The Haberdasher
 The Man in the Gray Flannel suit Show  
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Hey Listeners,

I've long been a fan of the Grateful Dead. And while I love their own material and their long jammy interpretations of other artists' work, what I think draws me to their body of work more than anything is the music they turned to for inspiration. Whether it is folk, bluegrass, old-timey, soul, blues, Motown, Dylan, country, or even the Beatles the music the Dead covered - IMHO - makes them America's greatest band. Their ability to play all types of American music (and beyond) makes them more important than a jam band.

Tonight I've got 41 incredible tracks lined up. All of these are the original (or most important) versions of the songs that the Dead covered. Many became staples of live Dead shows - others were rarities not played often at all. However all of them are great and they're from all the genres already mentioned. It's a diverse set. Whether you like the Dead or can't stand them - tonight's show will still sound great.

In '95 Henry Kaiser and David Gans put out a collection on Shanachi Records called the Music Never Stopped: Roots of The Grateful Dead. Tonight's show expands on that and adds to the collection.

The Haberdasher

P.S. Happy Birthday Malcolm!

I'm A Hog For You Baby The Coasters The Very Best off the Coasters
Katie Mae Blues Lightnin' Hopkins His Blues (The Soundtrack to Alan Govenar's Book - Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life and Blues)
Me and My Uncle John Phillips Phillips 66
I'm A King Bee Slim Harpo Living The Blues: Blues Legends
Big River Johnny Cash The Legend of Johnny Cash
Smokestack Lightning Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf: The Chess Box
Around and Around Chuck Berry Chuck Berry: The Anthology
Hard to Handle Otis Redding Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding
Jockomo (Iko Iko) Sugar Boy Crawford Rockin' Pneumonia: 50s and 60s Hot Rock 'n Roll
It Hurts Me Too Tampa Red The Blues Effect: Tampa Red
I Know It's A Sin Jimmy Reed Rockin' With Reed
Silver Threads and Golden Needles Wanda Jackson Rockin' Wanda
It's Nobody's Fault But Mine Blind Willie Johnson It's Nobody's Fault But Mine: The Best of Blind Willie Johnson
Stealing Jesse Fuller Move on Down the Line
Hey Little One Dorsey Burnette Hey Little One - remastered single
Me and Bobby McGee Kris Kristofferson Me and Bobby McGee
Betty and Dupree Chuck Willis Stroll On: The Chuck Willis Collection
Death Don't Have No Mercy Rev. Gary Davis Harlem Street Singer
Good Lovin' The Olympics We Go Together
Don't Mess Up a Good Thing Fontella Bass Rescue Me
Gangster of Love Johnny "Guitar" Watson Gangster of Love
Sick and Tired Chris Kenner Greatest R&B Hits of 1957, Vol 2
The Same Thing Willie Dixon I Am The Blues
Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley Bo Diddley: The Chess Box
Walking the Dog Rufus Thomas The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959 - 1968
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisted
Dear Prudence The Beatles The White Album
Empty Heart The Rolling Stones 12 X 5
Good Mornng Little School Girl Sonny Boy Williamson Bad Luck Blues
The Way You Do the Things You Do The Temptations Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Marvin Gaye Compact Commad Performances: 15 Greatest Hits
I Second That Emotion Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 35th Anniversary Collection
The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come
Are You Lonely For Me Baby? Freddie Scott Cry To Me: The Best of Freddie Scott
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Harry Belafonte Sing Your Song: The Music of Harry Belafonte
The Race Is On George Jones George Jones: 50 Years of Hits
Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard I'm A Lonesome Fugitive

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02:00:00 English 2014-04-14
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