Week of February 28, 1994
This week's archival post is an interview with bassist Rob Wasserman. The bassist was a musical partner of Bob Weirfor several yeasr starting in the late '80s; they started out as a duo and gradually grew it into the band Ratdog (where he was replaced a few years ago by Robin Sylvester). Wasserman was a member of the David Grisman Quintet for several years, and has also performed and recorded with Lou Reed and many others.
The occasion of this interview was the release of Solo (1983) and Duets (1988). Wasserman was very generous with unreleased treats in this program, including an early recording of "Eternity" with Bob Weir and Willie Dixon, who composed the song together.
Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman (unreleased)
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
Rob Wasserman (with Neil Young and Bob Weir), Trios
Rob Wasserman, Brian Wilson, Sam Phillips (unreleased demo)
FANTASY IS REALITY
Rob Wasserman, Jerry Garcia, Edie Brickell (unreleased)
IMPROV FROM MARS
Rob Wasserman, Willie Dixon, Bob Weir (unreleased)
Rob Wasserman, Trios (bonus cut from foreign edition)
THREE GUYS NAMED SCHMO
Rob Wasserman, Branford Marsalis, Bruce Hornsby, Jerry Garcia (unreleased commercial soundtracks)
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