Garcia - Compliments

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Originally released in 1974, the album was simply titled Garcia. To distinguish this release from the eponymous debut, Garcia (Compliments) takes its revised name from a "Compliments of" sticker which appeared on promotional copies of the album. The album was produced by long-time collaborator John Kahn and peaked at #49 on the Billboard charts upon initial release. Kahn selected the compositions featured on the release with the exception of "Russian Lullaby," which was selected by Garcia. When asked about the selections, Garcia noted: "John and I share such similarities of taste, something that I like John is almost sure to like it. We're very like each other musically. That's one of the reasons I've been playing with him all this time."

In addition to a track list that boasts classics from artists like Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, and Peter Rowan, Garcia (Compliments) also boasts an all-star cast of the 1970's most in-demand session players. Joining Garcia & Kahn are drummer Ron Tutt (Elvis), guitarist Larry Carlton (Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Fourplay), organist Merl Saunders, and legendary backing vocalists Merry Clayton, and Clydie King, among others.

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