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David Gans Discography

A complete discography of music releases recorded and/or produced by David Gans, many available in this store. Also included are his appearances on releases by other artists.

Cover by D Norsen

Home By Morning 2022 (2022) PERF-21

David Gans & Eric Rawlins

A remixed and expanded edition of Home By Morning, originally released 25 years ago.
Bobby Black, pedal steel; David Grisman, mandolin; Darol Anger, fiddle.

Jacqueline, Hooker River, Love Will Come to You, Listen, Salisbury Plain, Caroline, Crazy Crazy Crazy, Green Eyes, Travelin’ Man, Jay’s Song, Cherokee Rider, Live One, Leave Me, Yellow Moon

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David Gans, Home Sweet Home (2019) PERF-20

David Gans, Home Sweet Home (2019) PERF-20

Solo loop improvisations, spring 2019.

Loop 2, 5/30/19; Loop 3, 5/30/19; Loop 4, 5/30/19; Loop 1, 6/4/19; Loop 2, 6/4/19; Loop 3, 6/4/19; Loop 4, 6/4/19; Bonus track

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Fragile Thunder, One Afternoon Long Ago (2019) PERF-19

Fragile Thunder, One Afternoon Long Ago (2019) PERF-19

Anela Lauren, Celtic harp & vocals; Stephen Inglis, electric and acoustic guitars & vocals; David Gans, acoustic guitar &vocals; Robin Sylvester, bass.

St Stephen; Dark Star (acoustic); Dark Star (electric); Jacqueline

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David Gans, Drop the Bone (2017) PERF-17

Drop the Bone (2017) PERF-17

Studio album of songs and improvisations in a variety of configurations. Featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Eric & Suzy Thompson, et al.

Life Is a Jam, Be Like Earl, Summer By the Bay, River and Drown, Pleased to Meet You (part 1), Your Movie, That Strain We Like, Box of Rain, Pancho and Lefty, Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney), Here Comes the Sun

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Chocolate Coffee Pot: Chocolate Coffee Pot (2016) PERF-15

Studio improvisations. Jim Brighton and David Gans (guitar), Robin Sylvester (bass), Neil Hampton (drums), Jordan Feinstein (keyboards), Jeff Hobbs (sax, fiddle, percussion). Engineered and co-produced by Jeremy Goody

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It's a Hand-Me-Down (2015) PERF-14

It’s a Hand-Me-Down (2015) PERF-14

An album of “solo electric” interpretations of songs by the Grateful Dead.

Stagger Lee, Lazy River Road, Ship of Fools-> Loser, Looks Like Rain, Wharf Rat,
Stella Blue, Black Peter-> New Speedway Boogie, Deal, Terrapin Station, Attics of
My Life, Brokedown Palace

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You Are Here (2015) PERF-13

You Are Here (2015) PERF-13

Studio recordings of original material, featuring Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester, Jacob Groopman, J Raoul Brody, Mookie Siegel, et al.

Blue Roses, Desert of Love, Plum Wine/Plum Jam, Therapy Blues, These Apartments, Shut Up and Listen, Honeydew, Ran Into God

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Sycamore Slough String Band: First Rehearsals (2012) PERF-11

New Speedway Boogie, Scarlet Begonias, Bird Song, Midnight Moonlight, Cassidy-> Within You Without You-> I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, Jackaroe, Stella Blue, Row Jimmy

Cover art Desert Wind Rollin' River

Desert Wind, Rollin’ River (2011) PERF-09

David Gans & Eric Rawlins:

Travelin’ Man, I Wish It Would Rain, Waltzing Across Texas, Caroline, Cherokee Rider, Going Back to Georgia, Kilkelly, Jacqueline, Across the Great Divide, Leavin’ Louisiana, Wheels, Until I Gain Control Again, Gulf Coast Highway, Listen, Green Eyes, Salisbury Plain, Our Lady of the Well, Wild Horse Valley, What’s Your Name?

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3/26/11 The Stage Stop, Rollinsville, CO.

Dawn’s Early Light-> For Everyman, Therapy Blues, That’s Real Love, Echolalia, Life Is a Jam-> Norwegian Wood, Quarter to Five (For Tina Loney), Like a Dog-> Lady with a Fan-> Terrapin Station-> An American Family

Live at Club Meg 9/4/10

House concert in Missoula MT.

Dawn’s Early Light-> For Everyman, Pancho and Lefty-> Save Us from the Saved-> Terrapin-> Cassidy’s Cat-> I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, The Bounty of the County, That’s Real Love, Lazy River Road, It’s Gonna Get Better. Down to Eugene, Afterbird-> Sultans of Swing, Loser, Who Killed Uncle John?, Life Is a Jam-> Norwegian Wood, Ran Into God, Black Peter-> Blue Roses, Like a Dog-> Brokedown Palace

Life Is a Jam (EP) (2010) PERF-08

Studio single with Mark Karan (guitar), Mookie Siegel (keyboards), Joe Kyle, Jr. (bass), Dave Brogan (drums). Three takes, each with a unique jam at the end.

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The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best (2008) PERF-07

Produced by Tim Carbone

Shove in the Right Direction (David Gans-Lorin Rowan) • Down to Eugene (Jim Page) • An American Family (David Gans) • That’s Real Love (Gans-Skehan-Carbone-Goessling-Grubb) • Save Us from the Saved (David Gans) • The Bounty of the County (David Gans-Rita Hurault) • Echolalia (David Gans) • Headin’ Home Already (David Gans) • Autumn Day (David Gans) • Like a Dog (Robert Hunter-David Gans) • It’s Gonna Get Better (David Gans)

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Twisted Love Songs (2007) PERF-06

Desert of Love • Cassidy’s Cat-> San Rafael Swell • It’s Gonna Get Better • Prophet and Loss • Ran into God • Autumn Day • On Frozen Pond • These Apartments • Ship of Fools-> In Another World • Four Corners • Surely You Jest • High Guy • Basin and Range • King of the Road • Quarter to Five (For Tina Loney)

Out of Print

Solo Electric (2005) PERF-05

Shove in the Right Direction-> San Rafael Swell • Travelin’ Man • Falling Star • Mud Wrestling Jam • Echolalia • Waltzing Across Texas • An American Family • Dawn’s Early Light • Honeydew • Hooker River • Labor Day Jam • Like a Dog • Who Will Save Us from the Saved? • Popstar

Out of Print

Solo Acoustic (2003) PERF-03

Ask Your Dog!-> I Bid You Good Night-> Return of the Grievous Angel • An American Family • Down to Eugene • Lady With a Fan-> Terrapin Station-> River and Drown-> The Minstrel • Shut Up and Listen • Sovereign Soul • Normal • The Nightmare-> Blue Roses • Black Peter-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Trying • Elvis Imitator • Brokedown Palace • Who Killed Uncle John? • Tear My Stillhouse Down

Out of Print

Monica Lewinsky (Single) (1998) PERF-02

David Gans and the Broken Angels

Monica Lewinsky (Original version) • Monica Lewinsky (Radio edit) • Travelin’ Man

Out of Print

Home By Morning (1997) PERF-01

David Gans and Eric Rawlins
Produced by John Lumsdaine

Listen • Crazy, Crazy, Crazy • Caroline • Jay’s Song • Jacqueline • Live One • Cherokee Rider • Salisbury Plain • Hooker River • Travelin’ Man • Green Eyes • Yellow Moon

Guest musicians include David Grisman, Bobby Black, Sally Van Meter, Darol Anger

Out of Print

Live at the Powerhouse (DVD) (2002)

Hyperactive-> In Another World • Lazy River Road • Waltzing Across Texas • Pancho and Lefty-> Leave Me • Blue Roses • Down to Eugene • High Guy • Terrapin Station-> River and Drown-> The Minstrel • An American Family • Who Killed Uncle John? • Rubin and Cherise-> Autumn Day • Trying • Sovereign Soul-> Thunder Road

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Grateful Fest 6 (ArSeaEm Recording, 2006)

Dark Star Orchestra, Cornmeal, and David Gans. Recorded August 19, 2005.

DG joins Cornmeal for “Catfish John” and “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” and performs “Dawn’s Early Light-> For Everyman” and “That’s Real Love” solo.

Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares

Charity CD features DG’s performance of “Lazy River Road.”

Dark Star Orchestra, Cornmeal, and David Gans. Recorded August 19, 2005.

DG joins Cornmeal for “Catfish John” and “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” and performs “Dawn’s Early Light-> For Everyman” and “That’s Real Love” solo.

Recordings by other artists that feature songs by David Gans

Drop the Bone

written by Peter Rowan and David Gans

On Peter Rowan “The Old School” (2013)

Recordings that feature David Gans as a guest musician

Henry Kaiser, Those Who Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It (SST CD 198, 1988):
DG sings lead and plays lead guitar on “Mason’s Children.”

Henry Kaiser, Alternate Versions (SST CD 237, 1988):
Alternate version of “Mason’s Children.”

Henry Kaiser, Eternity Blue (Shanachie 6016, 1995):
DG sings and plays guitar on “Brokedown Palace,” and yet another take of “Mason’s Children” from the Those Who Know History… sessions. All artist royalties donated to the Rex Foundation.

Jim Hudak, Gratefully Yours… (Brainstorm B1002, 2001):
DG plays acoustic guitar on “Ripple”

Stephen Inglis, Cut the Dead Some Slack (Rhythm & Roots, 2018)

CDs produced or co-produced by David Gans

Joe Burke: Just Watching the Show (Perfectible PERF-16, 2017)

Produced by Tim Carbone

Just Watching the Show • If You Do • I Gotta • One of These Days • Ain’t No
There There • Close Your Eyes • Berkeley Girl • Miss That Car • Prowlin’
Under the Moon • Be Here and Now

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Well-Matched: The Best of Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia

Compilation by David Gans

Mystery Train • Lonely Avenue • Merl’s Tune • Positively Fourth St. • After Midnight • Welcome to the Basement • Space • I Second That Emotion (previously unreleased) • The Harder They Come.

Stolen Roses: Songs of the Grateful Dead

Produced by David Gans

Cache Valley Drifters: Cumberland Blues • Cumberland Blues Cast: High Time • Pontiac Brothers: Brown-Eyed Woman• Bob Dylan: Friend of the Devil • Elvis Costello: Ship of Fools/It Must Have Been the Roses • Patti Smith Band: Black Peter • Persuasions: Black Muddy River • Sex Mob: Ripple • The Bobs: The Golden Road • Joe Gallant & Illuminati: Unbroken Chain • Wartime: Franklin’s Tower • Leftover Salmon: Pasta on the Mountain • Widespread Panic: Cream Puff War • Stanford Marching Band: Uncle John’s Band.

San Francisco Chronicle review by Joel Selvin 9/3/00

Might as Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead

Produced by Jerry Lawson and David Gans

Here Comes Sunshine • Might As Well • Lazy River Road • Loose Lucy • Ripple • Brokedown Palace • Liberty • Sugaree • Ship of Fools • He’s Gone • It Must Have Been the Roses • One More Saturday Night • Bertha • I Bid You Good Night • Black Muddy River.

Music Box interview w/ David Gans by Steve Silberman 10/00

Out of Print

So Many Roads (1965-1995)

Produced by David Gans, Blair Jackson, and Steve Silberman

Five CDs of previously-unreleased material.

All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions

Produced by David Gans, Blair Jackson, and James Austin

Jerry’s five solo albums – Garcia, “Compliments,” Reflections, Cats Under the Stars, and Run for the Roses – remastered w/ previously-unreleased bonus tracks, plus a 6th CD of unreleased studio material.

Postcards of the Hanging:
Grateful Dead Perform the songs of Bob Dylan

Produced by David Gans

When I Paint My Masterpiece • She Belongs to Me • Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues • Maggie’s Farm • Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again • It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry • Ballad of a Thin Man • Desolation Row • All Along the Watchtower • It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue • Man of Peace.

The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead

The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead

Shanachie Records 6014, 1995

Produced by Henry Kaiser and David Gans

Obray Ramsey: Rain and Snow • Merle Haggard: Mama Tried • Dixie Cups: Iko Iko • Rev. Gary Davis: Samson and Delilah • Cannon’s Jug Stompers: Big Railroad Blues • Marty Robbins: El Paso • Bob Dylan: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue • Charley Patton: Spoonful • Howlin’ Wolf: The Red Rooster • Chuck Berry: The Promised Land • Henry Thomas: Don’t Ease Me In • Jimmy Reed: Big Boss Man • Bobby “Blue” Bland: Turn On Your Love Light • Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew • Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away • Woody Guthrie: Goin’ Down This Road Feelin’ Bad • The Pindar Family with Joseph Spence: I Bid You Good Night.

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Live from Berkeley:
Performances from KPFA’s Dead to the World PERF-04

A fund-raiser for public/community radio

Bill Kirchen and the Rockaholics • Keller Williams • Chris and Lorin Rowan • Wake the Dead • Yonder Mountain String Band • Free Peoples • Joseph Langham and Each Others’ Legend • Railroad Earth w/ Joe Craven • Jemimah Puddleduck • David Nelson and Friends • Donna the Buffalo • Shana Morrison and Roy Rogers

Other discographies

See also the David Gans page on the Grateful Dead Discography site.