Old & In the Way: Live at the Boarding House
The complete recordings, 10/1/73 and 10/8/73

CD423 - 4 CD
Acoustic Disc, 2014

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Old & In the Way: Live at the Boarding House
recorded 1 and 8 October 1973

Here they are at last - the complete Boardinghouse shows by Garcia, Grisman and friends. The 1975 album "Old & In the Way" was a smashing success, and more or less responsible for a renewed interest in bluegrass. It was released on CD in 1986 and followed up ten years later by two more CDs, "That High Lonesome Sound", and "Breakdown". The three CDs together contain all the songs presented at the two concerts with a few repeats; 43 cuts in all.

This new 4 CD set finally presents the two shows exactly as they were recorded. Inevitably, we get a few more alternative versions of songs, bringing the tally up to 55 cuts. If you already own the three previous releases you might as well stick to them, but otherwise this set is a bargain!

The playing is inspired - the real scoop was to get veteran fiddler Vassar Clements on board, but David Grisman, Peter Rowan and John Kahn also do a great job with Rowan taking most of the lead vocals. And, as you might recall, bluegrass and the banjo were Jerry Garcia's first musical obsessions. The tracks mix traditional bluegrass and folk standards with originals mainly by Clements, Rowan and Grisman, as well as cover tunes from various sources, Jagger/Richards' "Wild Horses", to name just one.


Vassar Clements - fiddle
Jerry Garcia - banjo, vocals
David Grisman - mandolin, vocals
John Kahn - acoustic bass
Peter Rowan - guitar, vocals


Disc 1
1. On And On
2. I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home
3. Catfish John
4. Lonesome Fiddle Blues
5. Land Of The Navajo
6. Down Where The River Bends
7. I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent
8. Lost
9. Kissimee Kid
10. Lonesome L.a. Cowboy
11. Pig In A Pen
12. Wild Horses
13. Midnight Moonlight

Disc 2
1. Muleskinner Blues
2. Goin' To The Races
3. Old And In The Way
4. Old And In The Way Breakdown
5. Panama Red
6. Hard Hearted
7. That High Lonesome Sound
8. The Hobo Song
9. Drifting Too Far From The Shore
10. Angel Band
11. Wicked Path Of Sin
12. Home Is Where The Heart Is
13. Uncle Pen
14. Orange Blossom Special
15. Blue Mule

Disc 3
1. Home Is Where The Heart Is
2. Love Please Come Home
3. Down Where The River Bends
4. Kissimee Kid
5. Pig In A Pen
6. Uncle Pen
7. Panama Red
8. Midnight Moonlight
9. White Dove
10. Wild Horses
11. Orange Blossom Special
12. Old And In The Way
13. Lonesome Fiddle Blues

Disc 4
1. On And On
2. Land Of The Navajo
3. Catfish John
4. Til The End Of The World Rolls 'round
5. Drifting Too Far From The Shore
6. I'm Knocking On Your Door
7. Old & In The Way Breakdown
8. You'll Find Her Name Written There
9. Jerry's Breakdown
10. The Great Pretender
11. Working On A Building
12. That High Lonesome Sound
13. Wicked Path Of Sin
14. Blue Mule

Number of Discs: 4
Recorded by Bear
Label: Acoustic Disc
Release Date: February 18, 2014