Track List: Jerry Garcia / David Grisman / Tony Rice - The Pizza Tapes

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Jerry Garcia / David Grisman / Tony Rice - The Pizza Tapes on CD
# Track Title Artist Composer Time
Appetizer      0:13 
Man of Constant Sorrow    Traditional  5:07 
Appetizer      0:29 
Louis Collins    Mississippi John Hurt  5:57 
Shady Jam    Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice  3:41 
Shady Grove    Traditional  4:46 
Always Late    Lefty Frizzell, Blackie Crawford  0:54 
Guitar Space/ Summertime    Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice / George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward  8:42 
Appetizer      0:27 
10  Long Black Veil    Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin  4:30 
11  Rosalee McFall    Traditional  3:13 
12  Appetizer      1:13 
13  Drifting Too Far from the Shore    Charles Moody  4:54 
14  Amazing Grace    John Newton  4:55 
15  Little Sadie    Traditional  3:14 
16  Knockin' on Heaven's Door    Bob Dylan  5:48 
17  Space Jam      0:59 
18  So What    Miles Davis  6:29 
19  Appetizer      0:22 
20  House of the Rising Sun    Traditional  8:05 
Total Time: 1:13:58 

Album Notes
Executive producer - Craig Miller
Recorded February 4th and 5th, 1993 at Dawg Studios
Recorded and mixed by ''Decibel'' David Dennison
Mastered by Paul Stubblebine
Production assistance by Rob Bleetstein

Extended data submitted by MWM

This album is interesting in how it came to be. According to the story, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Tony Rice were engaged in a late night jam session and as was their custom, recorded the session on cassette for their own review and personal enjoyment later. While recording, they got hungry and ordered pizza for delivery. The delivery man, who was also a huge fan of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, stole this cassette and proceeded to make copies for other fans.

Eventually, one of the songs from this jam session made it to New York radio, where David Grisman heard it. Realizing that the recording session had reached many people far and wide, the three decided they might as well make some money off it, and The Pizza Tapes was born. Even more cool than the story of how this recording came to be is the fact that not only does the CD case look like a pizza box, the CD case itself is clear and when you open it, the case reveals the inside of a pizza box - complete with grease spots and a few half eaten pizza crusts!

This recording reminds me so much of my late father and his own recordings of jam sessions with a friend. My dad was, of course, not famous and would never have had his recordings stolen, much less have them turn up on a local radio station. Still, like Garcia, Grisman and Rice, it is nice to know that he preserved some of his recordings for posterity.

You can read more about The Pizza Tapes on Wikipedia.