For my first share, I’m uploading a live Legion Of Mary compilation given to me by a coworker on casette in 1995. At that time, I was a Deadhead but not as familiar with the side projects of Jerry Garcia. He insisted this one was sure to please!
The tape I received was many generations old and just barely audible but my friends and I listened religiously during our senior year in high school. The lineup included Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Merl Saunders on organ and vocals, John Kahn on bass, Martin Fierro on woodwinds and Ron Tutt on drums. They move through everything from blues to jazz to funk to Dylan covers.
I’ve since managed to reconstruct this collection of tunes from much cleaner sources thanks to Etree. While this compilation comes from several stops on the April 1975 tour, it’s still the best example of this fine band and the one I reach for to this day when I crave some Legion Of Mary. Enjoy!
Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy!