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Published: 2013/12/25

A Very Jerry Christmas

Jerry Garcia drew from a variety of songbooks over the years, both with the Grateful Dead and his own bands. Around the holidays, those songbooks also occasionally included some Christmas-themed music. In time for Christmas, our sister site has started to stream two Garcia holiday selections. So while you are opening your gifts, watching the yule log or putting your menorah back in the cabinet for next year, be sure to put on the Grateful Dead’s rendition of “Run Rudolph Run” or Jerry Garcia Band’s “Jingle Bells.”


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tellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!!!! December 25, 2013, 11:59:09

Jerry doesn’t play one note on that jingle bells that is done solo on the piano and “run rudolph run” would be more appropriate for an article called “Have a very bob weir Christmas”....... epic fail.

joe December 25, 2013, 12:38:24

thats pigpen on run rudolph run dumbass

Paul December 25, 2013, 12:49:30

Both good songs, nonetheless

mulebyrd December 25, 2013, 16:41:33


taillightsfadinindistance December 25, 2013, 18:47:29

Let us all now witness the current State Of The Union, as exemplified by the commentary above. Good Luck.

tellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!!!! December 25, 2013, 19:43:46

you are right joe…. stopped listening after 1st 4 words and seeing that the song was only 3 minutes….. how come didn’t cover the four night run of kimock, vega, chimenti, bill vitt and lebo at the sweetwater last weekend? ..... they seem to jump at an article for every cumberland blues that bobby or phil belts out and lame schpongle tour dates nobody gives a fuck about, but those guys shredded a Deal and Scarlet last weekend that was the most epic fakeful dead music I’ve seen in at least a decade…. over an hour of music in those two songs alone…. just saying…..

tellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!!!! December 25, 2013, 19:48:14

nevermind… it was only 40 minutes but an epic run of shows nonetheless

steve b December 25, 2013, 21:40:11

tellsemlikeIsmellsem— because they are NYC based and no one VOLUNTEERED to cover the show out there. .. just sayin.

Spikeamind December 29, 2013, 16:18:15

Volunteered ? As in no paid staff or no fans of said money making music? NYC is. West is. And that’s the state if the union. Plus most us heads, including the touch gen are now 40+ and our bones just don’t dance the same way, our ears have defeanrd (thankfully if u caught a bad show but a shame if it was on) and myself- any time a 70 year old has more energy than me, it is inspiring and a break from the every day- still talk to first timers at every show and that keeps the heart pumping red white n indigo

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