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 #56895  by Stevo123
 Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:02 am
I stumbled across the '75 studio sessions last night on the archive. If you haven't heard these they're really worth listening to. Of special interest to me was on 3-17-75, where keyboardist Ned Lagin and David Crosby hung out with Phil, Jerry, and Kreutzmann and just messed around and jammed all day. There's a transcript of a radio interview somewhere out there with Ned Lagin talking about that day. From all the giggling and diologue in the background I can only assume they were all tripping, lol. There's a lot of really cool jams, including some based on the theme of Crosby's tune "Low Down Payment" but there's one track in particular that sticks out, a 25:00 or so jam that starts out very spacy but ends up turning into a lot of rhythmic and harmonic interesting-ness by 10-12 minutes in. Very cool. Sound quality is pretty great, too. Check it out!
 #56908  by jonarobb
 Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:40 am
Those are some of my favorites to listen to. I've had access to the many 75' sessions for a while and they are always getting a spin. Both Sugarmegs and Live Music Archive have all of them if you haven't had the chance to hear the rest. But yeah, that session with Crosby and Lagin is a trip to listen to. ... %221975%22
 #57071  by Stevo123
 Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:50 pm
Low Down Payment (at least the way they play it here) is a really kickass tune...I've been listening to it alot trying to learn it. The main jam is simple enough but some of the changes that go with the lyrics are a little weird and angular, I'm kinda stumped. Anyone know the chords or a place where I can find them?