Album cover: Old & In the Way

Old & In the Way

I came across this album in a record store in 1975. I wasn’t a blue­grass fan at the time but I want­ed to hear Garcia play the ban­jo. I also real­ly liked the car­i­ca­ture album cover.

According to a Wikipedia ref­er­ence, “Old & in the Way’s self-titled debut album went on to become one of the best-sell­ing blue­grass albums of all time.”

I’m post­ing this one for Don Rogers; I think he’ll like it.

Album Information

“Pig in a Pen” (Traditional) – 2:53
“Midnight Moonlight” (Peter Rowan) – 6:17
“Old and In the Way” (David Grisman) – 3:05
“Knockin’ on Your Door” (Traditional) – 3:36
“The Hobo Song” (Jack Bonus) – 5:05
“Panama Red” (Peter Rowan) – 2:57
“Wild Horses” (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 4:19
“Kissimmee Kid” (Vassar Clements) – 3:32
“White Dove” (Carter Stanley) – 4:45
“Land of the Navajo” (Peter Rowan) – 6:19

Vassar Clements – fid­dle
Jerry Garcia – ban­jo, vocals
David Grisman – man­dolin, vocals
John Kahn – acoustic bass
Peter Rowan – gui­tar, vocals
Recording engi­neers – Owsley Stanley, Vickie Babcock
Producer, mix­ing – David Grisman
Editing – David Grisman, Owsley Stanley
Sleeve illus­tra­tion – Greg Irons
Sleeve lay­out – Raymond Simone
Released.   February 1975
Recorded    October 1973
Length.        42:48
Label.          Round
Producer.     David Grisman

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.