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GUEST,pdq Origins: grateful dead and folk (17) RE: Origins: grateful dead and folk 22 Nov 03

There has always been some debate concerning Jerry Garcia's banjo playing. Most people would admit that, as a banjo player, he played a hell of a lot of guitar!

BTW, the name Grateful Dead came from a book on folk music. Jerry apparently read a history of the song "Unquiet Grave" where the victim was happy to be deceased. The author called it a "grateful dead ballad".

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