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7 Responses to “Rick Danko, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin”

  1. kcwinfrey Says:

    Give me a break … “Is not No More Cane” is a traditional prison song from the American South. They “knew” all this song, they were all musicologists. Just because Danko called the key does not mean he played in, he taught them the song.

  2. unionguy36 Says:

    No question that he teaches them the song. At: 04 seconds, he even told Jerry to play the chord, “G.”

  3. unionguy36 Says:

    The fact that stoned, as he is, he knows the text and even leading the rest of them with the melody and chorus of non-verbal. Even at the beginning to see how Jerry and Bob Weir watch him learn the chords to play.

  4. susaninmaine Says:

    What about this video suggests Rick Danko was “teaching the song” by Janis Joplin

  5. wc4dblues Says:

    Do you think they were celebrating a little?

  6. unionguy36 Says:

    The song is a classic Texas blues titled “No More Cane on the Brazos” and refers to the brutal prison farms along the Brazos River, where inmates increased sugarcane under conditions of slavery. It’s a little ironic that Danko, a Canadian (and obviously highly of his gourd) teaches the song Janis Joplin, a Texan and a blues singer.

  7. myahalex Says:

    Always in love with Rick Danko, but damn was, even Janis him lookin like … You can just wreked! A nice little piece of music history though …. or maybe just history.

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