Jerry in the Big House – Oregon State Prison 1982

There I was, all inspired to hit you with a cool, newly found show (new to me) of Jerry Garcia performing acoustic at Oregon State Prison in 1982 – with John Kahn accompanying him on bass. It’s a soundboard, with killer versions of such tunes as “It Takes a Lot To Laugh (It Takes a Train to Cry)”, “I’ve Been All Around This World”, “Friend of the Devil”, and a bunch of others.

But on a Google image search, I stumpled upon a great site, Matt beat me by a few months. He posted the show back in February. And poke me with a stick and call me Frank, he still has the show up. Bless his soul.

So I’m posting my favorite of the show here: Bob Dylan’s Elizabeth Cotten’s “Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie”, which, judging from Matt’s post, is his fave too.

been all around this ol’ round world
and i just got back today
work all the week, honey and i give it all to you
honey baby what more can i do?

Jerry Garcia & John Kahn Oh, Babe It Ain’t No Lie (mp3) – Live at the big house, Oregon State Prison, May 5th, 1982

Miscellany: for posterity’s sake, I give you a Photoshop doodle, courtesy of my 3 year old tonight.


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