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Blues For Allah – Grateful Dead

What’s the “best” Grateful Dead studio release? The ones I hear mentioned most often are American Beauty, Terrapin Station and Workingman’s Dead.

For me it’s definitely Blues For Allah. The Dead at their jazziest. I use the tune “King Soloman’s Marbles” when I want to “trick” someone into liking the Dead. It’s a great instrumental full of snazzy percussion, snakey bass, chiming rhythm guitar and lotsa Garcia’s tangled guitar playing.

Just one interesting tidbit from a band beyond description.

(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)

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  • What a coincidence… I checked this one out this morning as well!