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  • Chris L
    June 18, 2024
  • Joe
    May 2, 2024
    I recently got this as a gift, all the music is very good but the 4th disc is exceptionally great, The Black Mountain Boys & The Asphalt Jungle Mountain Boys. I was unable to view and download the digital book.
  • Duane Goslar
    March 27, 2024
    I have had most of the recordings on this release for many years, and enjoyed hearing Garcia’s bluegrass material from this era very much! When the Family Provisions made it available, I couldn’t resist getting the release in sparkling quality! Thanks for releasing it!!
  • Brion
    August 19, 2022
    It is an amazing early Jerry recording. A great add to my Jerry and Dead collection.
  • Dan Breslin
    February 22, 2022
    It was just okay . Disc 4 was by far the best .
  • Terri
    February 22, 2022
    We had an unusual spring like day in PA..We decided to sit outside and listen to the CD’s…What an extraordinary set of Jerry’s music before the Dead…We had a magical afternoon! What a treat! A must buy for all Jerry fans!
  • Mark
    February 15, 2022
    Was looking forward to this release and it was worth the wait! Jerry has a quality that was with him from start to finish! Great music for a look back at how it all got started! A must own for all the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia fans. Thanks for another classic
  • Superbob
    January 26, 2022
    after seeing the dead at a love-in in Griffith Park in '67 I've been groovin' to the many iterations of the band and their music ever since. this Jerry before the dead harkens back to the days when there were the ubiquitous coffee houses in every city. enjoyed this album immensely.
  • Steve
    January 21, 2022
    Have been a Deadhead since I was 12 yo, And this is amazing hearing early Jerry and a different perspective on Jerry. And the quality is superb
  • robert kendall
    July 1, 2020
    amazing to ear the banjo riffs that became jerry's signature guitar ideas. these are really amazing sounds
  • Carol Scholtz
    May 29, 2020
    We listened to the whole set all the way to the beach and had a grand old time.
  • Dupree207
    May 22, 2020
    This purchase has given me a more earthly perpective on Jerry as he runs through early bluegrass and folk tunes, each complimenting that certain tone that Jerry always seems to emulate-- regardless of what year it may be. That classic understanding of struggle and happiness; the wholesomeness that drove sound throughout his whole career. The bucolic rawness makes the music all the more insightful as each song sheds a little more light on Jerry's roots as a gifted bluegrass and folk artist. The roots that were able to grow deep enough to mount the foundation for what has now become a legacy with intangible worth. Needless to say, it was well worth the purchase. Thank you for the release!! NFA
  • Dits
    May 15, 2020
    Beautiful, thank you so much, we’ll done
  • Michael VanDeusen
    April 20, 2020
    Just listened to this set from start to finish,and even though I already had some of this on tapes,it sounds so much better cleaned up,and digital. Quite the history of early Jerry music,I’m glad I finally added this to my collection!
  • Billy D
    January 20, 2020
    This set of CDs is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. Disk 2 is as strong of a bluegrass collection as any of the rest of my favorite disks. Even without the Dead, Jerry would have been a beloved and highly regarded acoustic Americana curator just on the strengths of what he had demonstrated in 1961-1962. I LOVE this collection! And I completely agree with the other comments here... Jerry did become a "mind-blowing banjo virtuoso" through the course of these recordings. Getting to listen to such an extensive documentation of this man's journey through American music to the point where he began writing a new Legacy himself is both a treat and a privilege.