Hart Valley Drifters - Folk Time Digital Download
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Hart Valley Drifters - Folk Time Digital Download

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Description
Folk Time showcases Garcia’s folk & bluegrass quartet, the Hart Valley Drifters and holds historical significance as Garcia’s first known studio recording. The Hart Valley Drifters was one of Garcia’s early ensembles put together during the folk revival of the early 1960s, but it was perhaps his first band to present a professional level of musicianship and vocal harmony. The group featured a 20-year old Jerry Garcia on lead vocals, banjo and guitar, Robert Hunter on bass, David Nelson on guitar, Ken Frankel on banjo, fiddle and guitar and Norm Van Maastricht on dobro.

On Folk Time, Garcia can be heard flexing his vocal muscles throughout, taking the lead on every track. He stands out on the Stanley Brothers’ “Roving Gambler” and “Think of What You’ve Done,” and on “Sugar Baby,” he channels the haunting original Dock Boggs’ vocal while covering the Folkways version by Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley. One of Jerry’s early bluegrass guitar heroes, Carter Stanley, supplies the influence for his guitar The collection winds up with a stunning performance of Doc Watson’s take on the Mississippi Sheiks’ “Sitting On Top of The World” It’s a simple version consisting only of Frankel’s guitar and Garcia’s voice that leaves the hairs standing on the back of your neck. It’s a departure from the recording that ended up on their debut album, but the roots of the Grateful Dead are clearly marked.

For more info and the track listing, click Details below.


 Item #: JYDD18
Details
This previously uncirculated recording was made in the fall of 1962 at Stanford University’s KZSU radio station Studio A by Ted Claire. Claire organized the session to capture material for his radio programs Folk Time, the namesake of this release, and Flint Hill Special. The Folk Time session captures an early moment in Garcia’s career when he’d become well educated in American roots music, and was becoming a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. Years before Garcia and Hunter would form their iconic songwriting partnership, and Nelson would co-found New Riders of the Purple Sage, the quartet honed their three-part harmonies and honored the folk revival tradition by performing their repertoire as authentically as possible.

Tracklist:
1. Band Introductions
2. “Roving Gambler”
3. “Ground Speed”
4. “Pig In A Pen”
5. “Standing In The Need Of Prayer”
6. “Flint Hill Special”
7. “Nine Pound Hammer”
8. “Handsome Molly”
9. “Clinch Mountain Backstep”
10. “Think of What You’ve Done”
11. “Cripple Creek”
12. “All The Good Times Have Past And Gone”
13. “Billy Grimes, The Rover”
14. “Paddy On The Turnpike (Boys, My Money’s All Gone)”
15. “Run Mountain”
16. “Sugar Baby”
17. “Sitting On Top Of The World”
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PlaySong TitleTimeArtistPriceBuy
1:1Band Introductions1:14Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:2Roving Gambler3:47Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:3Ground Speed1:30Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:4Pig in a Pen2:17Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:5Standing in the Need of Prayer2:11Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:6Flint Hill Special2:01Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:7Nine Pound Hammer2:43Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:8Handsome Molly2:20Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:9Clinch Mountain Backstep1:20Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:10Think of What You've Done2:43Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:11Cripple Creek1:26Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:12All The Good Times Have Past and3:10Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:13Billy Grimes, The Rover2:45Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:14Paddy On the Turnpike (_Boys, My1:40Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:15Run Mountain4:13Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:16Sugar Baby3:55Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:17Sitting on Top of the World3:38Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:1Band Introductions1:13Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:2Roving Gambler3:46Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:3Ground Speed1:30Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:4Pig in a Pen2:17Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:5Standing in the Need of Prayer2:10Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:6Flint Hill Special2:00Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:7Nine Pound Hammer2:43Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:8Handsome Molly2:19Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:9Clinch Mountain Backstep1:19Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:10Think of What You've Done2:42Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:11Cripple Creek1:25Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:12All The Good Times Have Past and3:09Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:13Billy Grimes, The Rover2:44Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:14Paddy On the Turnpike (_Boys My1:39Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:15Run Mountain4:12Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:16Sugar Baby3:54Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:17Sitting on Top of the World3:37Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:1Band Introductions1:13Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:2Roving Gambler3:46Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:3Ground Speed1:30Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:4Pig in a Pen2:17Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:5Standing in the Need of Prayer2:10Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:6Flint Hill Special2:00Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:7Nine Pound Hammer2:43Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:8Handsome Molly2:19Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:9Clinch Mountain Backstep1:19Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:10Think of What You've Done2:42Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:11Cripple Creek1:25Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:12All The Good Times Have Past and3:09Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:13Billy Grimes, The Rover2:44Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:14Paddy On the Turnpike (_Boys My1:40Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:15Run Mountain4:12Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:16Sugar Baby3:54Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
1:17Sitting on Top of the World3:37Hart Valley Drifters Album Only
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