glocke12 wrote:Anyone else have trouble pulling this off in a band situation? I really think it is probably one of the most difficult songs in the deads repertoire...
Ive really only found one other person I am able to play this song with well.
Ive tried it in various band situations, but have found it a very elusive song to nail down. For the most part, people seem to get hung up on the solo parts, everyone seems to have their own interpretation of how the solos go.
Pay close attention to the rythym at the end of measure six going into measures seven and eight. This is where people seem to get hung up with the counting, don't rush it...let the "two time roll".
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Glocke and Grateful Dad -
Two of my most favorite bass players !
Never been able to pull RJ off
But love the reggae vamp part to death
myoung6923 wrote:At the end of that I hear Jerry go back to an A for an extra beat or two before starting back again at the D - at least on 80's versions but I've also heard that on 70's versions.
But - also listening to the 80's versions I hear the Dead struggle with this part too - it seems that everyone misses it a lot when Jerry solos - but when Brent solos and Jerry carries the rhythm then they get it.
If I get a chance later I'll post an example of it.
mijknahs wrote:Our band finally figured out what problem was in the solo. Instead of playing it exactly like the verse with the 5 (or 10) Ds at the end, land on A for the last beat before starting over at the A at the top. No extra beats or anything. Just substitute an A for the last D.
Bm A G D D D D A - then back to the top A of the solo (or back to singing the verse). Makes it flow much easier.
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