Happy Birthday Jerry-
You changed the course and purpose of my life , through the places your guitar tool me to, and the raw emotion of your imperfect but yet heartfelt vocals. I will always remember the way you would take all my troubles away, re-energize me, and send me back out to the mean old world outside the tour.
Peace and love to all my fellow Deadheads
Dead to the Core
I do miss Jerry a lot ... and also The Grateful Dead as a band ... the band that still should have been around today ... playing the music ... bringing joy to the world ...
It's a sad feeling Jerry is no longer among the living ... but on the other hand he lives on through the music ... for that I'm eternal Grateful ... :-)
Micke in Sweden,
deadhead since nov 1978
(Garcia-fan since Spring 1976)
I was starting to write a reply in speculation of info about these videos and thought, let me google what I know and see what I find! JACKPOT!
Indeed they are both from the same event as Jerry is looking identical in both videos.
Here is the full scoop below! Looks like something I will for sure purchase on DVD! It seems this video is out there everywhere as it is a new release so, buy it from where you wish to give your money. I was going to include the Amazon link, but there are other places to purchase it from too.
Simply Google: Caliente y Picante: A Latino Session
and you will find it at many online retailers.
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Video Name: Caliente y Picante: A Latino Session (2007)
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
Caliente y PIcante is a once-in-a-lifetime concert jam by an all-star roster of Latino musicians, including the "Mambo king" Tito Puente, the "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Ruben Blades. Filmed live at Los Angeles's Bitmore Bowl in August 1989, this film recaptures an incredible evening of rhythm and fun.
Mandela -- Carlos Santana
Goodness and Mercy -- Carlos Santana
Get Uppa -- Carlos Santana & Jerry Garcia
Bamboleo -- Celia Cruz
Quimbara -- Celia Cruz, Tito Puente & Poncho Sanchez
De Corazon a Corazon -- Tito Puente & Millie Puente
Cuentas del Alma -- Ruben Blades
Ojos de Perro Azul -- Ruben Blades
Muevete -- Ruben Blades & Jerry Garcia
America the Beautiful -- Santana, Garcia, Cruz, Puente & Blades
I guess these videos are for those who have not yet explored the wonderful offerings on You Tube. Simply type in Jerry Garcia in the YouTube seach bar and you will be pleasantly surprised at what you find!
Here is another favorite with Steve Jordan, Carlos Santana, and Jerry Garcia!!!
Jerry really rips this one up towards the end!
when was this? I love Ruben Blades too...
Just thought I would share this video clip I found on YouTube. I have looked here before and this seems like a new one.
You have to wait it out a bit as they do not let the Jer man in for some play time until towards the end of the song, but it is so great to see him totally boppin and groovin with this hot latino band!
Jerry's latino roots are surely shining through in this clip!
Jerry Garcia and Ruben Blades Latino Session
thanks to the wonders of modern technology, the problem vanishes...
Happy birthday, Jer. Another changed life here.
Listening to the Crossroads Festival, I couldn't help but think where Jerry would be now. At 65 he could have still been rocking. Hell, BB King looked and sounded pretty good and he's 81. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but damn if the GD are still not my favorite band ever. I listen to a bunch of others and there is nobody, NOBODY that did what the Grateful Dead did. The lyrics, the sound, the full spectrum of music they produced is still unique. I love popping on a Jerry Garcia Band concert or a Dead Show from way back when and telling my kids "I was there!". They (10 & 6) can pick Jerry out without me even telling them who is playing.
Tonight, I'll suck down a cold one and dust off those rusty strings and play some Jerry Tunes. Happy Birthday! Sorry we fans made your life so insane but that was in the cards.