Jerry Garcia Band – Dear Prudence (Live in 1980)

Ever since Music Vault decided to start posting its videos, YouTube has become a treasure trove of Jerry Garcia Band clips. Here’s Jerry doing The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence”. It’s the band’s most frequently played Beatles cover, played close to 200 times over the years. The Grateful Dead never played it, except once as a jam, but Dead & Company have played it a few times. This is a really nice Jerry Band version, with solid audio. The 1980 configuration of the Jerry Garcia Band was one of the most interesting. Everything gets a reggae lilt to it. Plus some serious Jerry soloing.

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