Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Odd Couple

"Garcia taught Saunders — then a well-paid, straight-laced side man — how to loosen up. Saunders taught Garcia — the always-smiling centerpoint of counterculture darlings the Grateful Dead — how to play the old standards. They’d perform together throughout their careers, in bands called Legion of Mary and Reconstruction, behind Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogerty on his 1972 album Excalibur, during a trio of Dead shows, and on Saunders’ 1990 release Blues from the Rainforest. Saunders even helped Garcia recover his musical bearings after the guitarist roused from a diabetic coma in 1986." (somethingelsereviews)

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