Merl saunders and friends heavy turbulence fire up. Born on valentines day, 1934 in san mateo, california, saunders began learning to play the piano at the age of 10. Mp3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management drm technology. Because our mp3s have no drm, you can play it on any device that supports mp3, even on your ipod.
The six tracks that feature jerry were included on the 1992 release fire up plus. Listen free to merl saunders fire up after midnight, expressway to your heart and more. Fire up jerry garcia and merl saunders jerry garcia. Instrumental funk track from his great 1973 lp fire up. A few of the tunes with jerry leading and merle filling with organ are as good, or nearly as good as the saundersgarcia material from the live at the keystone albums. Jerry garcia and merl saunders fire up may 01, 1973 fantasy. Hammond b3 player merl saunders has recorded with numerous renowned artists since the early 70s and has led many of his own dates in a variety of genres from jazz to blues to new age to rock. Hammond b3 player merl saunders recorded with numerous renowned artists beginning in the early 70s and led many of his own dates in a variety of genres from jazz to blues to new age to rock.
The six tracks that feature jerry were included on the 1992 release fire up. Chocklite puddin is the single missing pearl, representing quite a severe mistake in editing, as this was. It contains most of the songs from two lps from the early 1970s heavy turbulence, and fire. Just think how hot jerry was playing with the grateful dead during this same period. February 6, 1972 pacific high recorders, san francisco. Featuring live recordings, studio tracks, interviews and much more. Saunders had his fire up album, the pair were playing the keystone regularly, and they were about to record a live album, so the broadcast helped all those ends. Merl saunders album fire up was released on fantasy records in early 1973, and it featured the track lonely avenue, recorded at the phr ksan broadcast on february 6, 1972. The core of garcia, saunders, bassist john kahn and drummer bill vitt are joined. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. It was released on cd by fantasy records on july 9, 1992 fire up plus features merl saunders on keyboards and vocals, jerry garcia of the grateful dead on guitar and vocals, tom fogerty of creedence clearwater revival on guitar, john kahn on. Born on valentines day, 1934 in san mateo, california, saunders began learning to. From february 1971 to july 1975, merl saunders and jerry garcia often played live shows together when the grateful dead were not on tour. I personally remember seeing him perform on his legendary blues from the rainforest tour back in 93 and spoke to him briefly after the show.
The content of these original albums is almost there in its entirety and nothing new and previously unreleased is added to the stash. The dead delivered a monster 3 set show, with the third set featuring merl saunders, dickey betts and butch trucks. Hammond b3 player merl saunders has recorded with numerous renowned. It has lots of superrare fulcherdominated tunes here. Thank you for contributing to the collective memory of jerry garcia. This one has sara fulcher on vocals in some places and has some rare songs. Versions different performances of the song by the same artist. I told him how cool it was that he passed out rain sticks and percussive instruments to the crowd and that i thoroughly enjoyed the show. On allmusic, lindsay planer wrote, let the music speak for itself as live at keystone is chocked with inspired covers, each respectively extended and collectively improvised by coinstrumental leads jerry garcia guitarvocals and merl saunders organ. It was released on cd by fantasy records on july 9, 1992. Jerry garcia and merl saunders 19730123 boarding house.
Fire up plus is an album by merl saunders and friends. Why on earth could they not have included these tracks as well. Merl saunders fiesta amazonica, keepers, funky friends, twilight. A few of the tunes with jerry leading and merle filling with organ are as good, or nearly as good as the saunders garcia material from the live at the keystone albums. One winner will be randomly selected on the deads second favorite holiday october 31st and the remaining 5 at the end of the contest on. Here is another jerry garcia and merle saunders show. Fantasy eventually combined this album with an earlier saunders effort for a cd entitled fire up plus. Born february 14, 19341934 02 14 origin san mateo, california, usa died october 24, 20082008 10 24 aged 74 instruments. Merl saunders died in san francisco, california on the morning of october 24, 2008, after fighting infections as a result of complications related to the stroke. Be the first to know about the grateful deads exclusive limitededition releases, breaking news on the band, community events, and so much more. He was survived by his two sons, tony saunders bassist and merl saunders jr.
Here is an opportunity and may hear a fabulous jams where our always reminded tom fogerty the break with its fabulous rhythmical living in addition to other musicians such as the case of jerry garcia. Producer merl saunders engineer brian gardner assistant engineer eddie harris photos, art direction tony lane thanks to chuck. All merl saunders lyrics sorted by popularity, with video and meanings. It contains most of the songs from two lps from the early 1970s heavy turbulence, and fire up.
Merl saunders fire up a1 after midnight bass fender bass john kahn drums bill vitt electric piano, organ merl saunders guitar, vocals jerry garcia rhythm guitar tom fogerty a2 expressway to your heart bass fender bass john kahn congas gaylord birch. Were so happy to see the moments captured by fans have a place in the digital space where jerry lives on. Merl saunders and friends heavy turbulence fire up 1972. These two cds that here we are a musical quality excellent, and exquisite for all the fans who want to make of step know merl saunders. Rip merl saunders 1934 2008 sadly weve lost another musician, merl saunders. A few of the tunes with jerry leading and merle filling with organ are as good, or nearly as good as the saundersgarcia material from the live at the keystone.
The big airplay number of the time was the opener, after midnight, which despite its dated 70s mildew is after all a good vehicle for the saunders greasy organ style, as would be anything even vaguely bluesy. Merl saunders was an american multigenre musician who played piano and. Merl saunders and friends heavy turbulence fire up 197273 1992 self. Born on valentines day, 1934 in san mateo, ca, saunders began learning to play the piano at the age of 10. Live material performed by the garcia saunders band in 1973. Merl saunders died in san francisco, california on the morning of october 24, 2008, after fighting infections as a result of complications related to the stroke which he suffered in 2002. Fire up was the better of the two albums and i used to play that one much more often. Compilations other albums which feature this performance of the song. Merl saunders and friends title of album heavy turbulence fire up 197273 year of release.1429 39 507 1092 675 934 688 1175 1236 1496 727 940 190 39 436 1144 102 1404 1281 1298 1172 407 1193 772 1089 1156 1111 695 43 1276 87 678 444 244 775 330 1295 361 1001 1033