Happy 75th Birthday Robert Hunter: The Unreleased 'Alligator Moon' LP

Grateful Dead lyricist and Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee alongside longtime collaborator Jerry Garcia, the renowned Robert Hunter celebrates his 75th birthday today. The man who penned the words to such classic Dead tunes such as “Friend Of The Devil,” “Ripple,” “Dire Wolf,” “Sugaree” and scores of others has also fostered a several-decades-long solo career of his own and for his birthday today, here’s a look back at an unreleased “lost” album he recorded in the late 1970s.

In 1977 and into early 1978, Hunter toured with his band Comfort . Though the group composed of guitarist Kevin Morgenstern , violin/mandolin/banjo player Rodney Albin , drummer Pat Lorenzano , bassist Larry Klein , keyboardist Ozzie Ahlers and vocalists Marleen Molle and Kathleen Klein continued to tour through May 1978, soon after they disbanded. In October 1977, Comfort assembled with keyboardist Richard McNees to record an album purportedly titled

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GarciaLive Volume 1: Capitol Theatre, 3/1/80 | Preview

. The 3-CD set features the complete performance of the JGB (there was an early show and a late show) at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, on March 1, 1980.The shows were originally recorded in multi-track for live broadcast by New York radio station WNEW-FM. The choice of a 1980 show for the debut of this new series is a good one, pairing superior live-recording technology with Garcia and his band still in prime form. The sound quality produced by the remastering is excellent, certainly far better than would have been heard during the original broadcast. It’s easily as good as the best of the Dick’s/Dave’s Picks releases.The Capitol Theatre show came at the end of a short East Coast swing by Garcia , who was joined at the time by John Kahn on bass, Ozzie Ahlers on keyboards and Johnny

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