Today on the VE:
Jerry's Choice. Jerry Garcia’s birthday anniversary is on August 1. If they had ipods when he died in 1995, chances are, the vinyl originals you'll hear for the hour would have been on Jerry's, in perpetual shuffle. We know for sure that they earned many spins on his turntable. Songs that inspired The Dead...covered by the band on records and in concert through the years
Bobby "Blue" Bland: Turn On Your Love Light
Henry Thomas: Don't Ease Me In
Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away
Cliff Carlsile: Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew
Peter Paul & Mary: Early Morning Rain
Reverend Gary Davis: Samson & Delilah
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
Everly Brothers: Wake Up Little Suzie
Dixie Cups: Iko Iko
Merle Haggard: Mama Tried
Hank Williams: You Win Again
Martha & The Vandellas: Dancing In The Streets
Olympics: Good Lovin'
Wilson Pickett: The Midnight Hour
Otis Redding: Hard To Handle
Beatles: Why Don't We Do it In the Road?
Spencer Davis Group: Gimmie Some Lovin'
Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy
Bob Dylan: Knockin' On Heaven's Door