Black Muddy River (Grateful Dead Cover)

by Ted Wulfers

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NEW MUSIC ALERT - After 8 albums of original music over the last decade and a half, I am releasing my very first COVER! "Black Muddy River" by the Grateful Dead. While recording my Lucky No. 7 album, David Raven, Ted Russell Kamp and I soundchecked the guitar, bass, drums and vocal on this while Eric Corne was getting tones. It turned out to be a great take so Carl Byron overdubbed some piano and organ at Rich McCulley's studio the next day......

The song stayed deep in the tape vault archives until just a few months ago when I re-discovered what a wonderful version of the song this really is. I overdubbed some pedal steel, backing vocals and keyboards and voila!!

There was a lot of death and dying going on during the recording sessions for Lucky No. 7 and I was definitely channeling many songs about the subject. This song has always been one of my favorites and it was poignant to the time and also nice since it was Jerry's last live song with the Dead. Since the Dead are turning 50, I figured, what better time to release this music....enjoy and please...share share share!

Black Muddy River by The Grateful Dead
Words & Music by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
Ice Nine Publishing, Inc (ASCAP)

Ted Wulfers: Lead Vocal, Guitars, Pedal Steel, Electric Piano, Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Carl Byron: Piano, Hammond B-3 Hammond Organ USA

Dave Raven: Drums, Talking

Ted Russell Kamp: Bass


released July 1, 2015



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Ted Wulfers Los Angeles, California

Ted Wulfers is a Singer/Songwriter, Producer & Composer based in Los Angeles. He has released 8 albums as well as TV/Film/VideoGame scores. Primarily known for Rock ‘n Roll, Americana, Folk, Blues and Ukulele music, his enormous catalog remains timeless and innovative. There's a song or lyric for every occasion along with one of the most fun, original and inspiring live music shows around. ... more

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