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Join NRPS UniteNew Riders of the Purple Sage | Powerglide | Gypsy Cowboy
The Adventures of Panama Red | Home, Home on the Road | Brujo
Oh, What A Mighty Time | Best Of | New Riders | Who Are Those Guys?
Marin County Line | Feelin' Alright | Where I Come From | 17 Pine Avenue

New Riders of the Purple Sage

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New Riders of the Purple Sage

Released: 1971 Reissued: 2003

Label: COLUMBIA

Producer: New Riders of the Purple Sage

Executive Producers: Steve Barncard and Phil Lesh

 

Band Personnel

John Dawson: acoustic guitar, vocals

David Nelson: electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals

Dave Torbert: bass, acoustic guitar, vocals

Jerry Garcia: pedal steel guitar, banjo

Spencer Dryden: drums, percussion

 

Additional Musicians

Mickey Hart: drums, percussion

Commander Cody: piano

 

Tracks

I Don't Know You (Dawson) listen (2.80MB)

Whatcha Gonna Do (Dawson)

Portland Woman (Dawson)

Henry (Dawson)

Dirty Business (Dawson) listen (9.09MB)

Glendale Train (Dawson)

Garden Of Eden (Dawson)

All I Ever Wanted (Dawson)

Last Lonely Eagle (Dawson)

Louisiana Lady (Dawson)

Bonus Tracks

(Recorded Live at the Fillmore West 7/2/71)

Down In The Boondocks (South)

The Weight (Robertson)

Superman (Dawson)

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Powerglide

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Powerglide

Released: 1972

Label: COLUMBIA

Producer: Stephen Barncard

Band Personnel

John Dawson: acoustic and electric rhythm guitar, vocals

David Nelson: lead guitar, vocals

Dave Torbert: bass, vocals, electric rhythm guitar, piano

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar, dobro

Spencer Dryden: drums, percussion

Additional Musicians

Nicky Hopkins: piano

Jerry Garcia: banjo, piano

Bill Kreutzman: percussion

 

 

Tracks

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (Maphis, Fiddler, Lee)

Rainbow (Dawson) listen (3.51MB)

California Day (Torbert)

Sweet Lovin' One (Dawson)

Lochinvar (Dawson)

I Don't Need No Doctor (Ashford, Simpson, Armstead)

Contract (Torbert) listen (3.80MB)

Runnin' Back To You (Dawson)

Hello Mary Lou (Pitney, Mangiaracina)

Duncan And Brady (Traditional)

Willie And The Hand Jive (Otis)

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Gypsy Cowboy

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Gypsy Cowboy

Released: 1972

Label: COLUMBIA

Producer: Stephen Barncard

Band Personnel

John Dawson: vocals, rhythm guitar

David Nelson: lead guitar, vocals, dobro, mandolin, bagpipes

Dave Torbert: bass, vocals, acoustic guitar

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums, percussion

Additional Musicians

Richard Greene: violin

Mark Naftalin: piano

Jack Schoer: horns

Darlene DiDomenico: vocals

Donna Godchaux: vocals

 

Tracks

Gypsy Cowboy (Torbert) listen (4.94MB)

Whiskey (Dawson) listen (4.06MB)

Groupie (Torbert)

Sutter's Mill (Dawson)

Death And Destruction (Dawson)

Linda (Dawson)

On My Way Back Home (Torbert)

Superman (Dawson)

She's No Angel (Ballman, Arnold)

Long Black Veil (Wilkin, Dill)

Sailin' (Dawson)

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Gypsy Cowboy

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The Adventures of Panama Red

Released: 1973

Label: COLUMBIA

Producer: Norbert Putnam

Band Personnel

John Dawson: guitar, vocals

David Nelson: guitar, vocals

Dave Torbert: bass, guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums, percussion

Additional Musicians

Donna Godchaux: vocals

Norbert Putnam: bass

Buffy Sainte-Marie: vocals

Memphis Horns (arr Norbert Putnam)

 

Tracks

Panama Red (Rowan) listen (3.24MB)

It's Alright With Me (Torbert)

Lonesome LA Cowboy (Rowan)

Important Exportin' Man (T Hovey, D Torbert)

One Too Many Stories (Dawson) listen (3.36MB)

Kick In The Head (Hunter)

You Should Have Seen Me Runnin' (Dawson)

Teardrops In My Eyes (Allen)

L.A. Lady (Seals, Goodman, Jennings)

Thank The Day (Torbert)

Cement, Clay And Glass (Dryden, Nelson)

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Home, Home on the Road

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Home, Home on the Road

Released: 1974

Label: COLUMBIA

Producer: Jerry Garcia

 

Band Personnel

John Dawson: guitar, vocals

David Nelson: guitar, vocals

David Torbert: bass, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums

Additional Musicians

Andy Stein: saxophone

 

Tracks

Hi, Hello, How Are You? (Dawson)

She's No Angel (Ballman, Arnold) listen (2.18MB)

Groupie (Torbert)

Sunday Susie (Dawson)

Kick In The Head (Hunter)

Truck Driving Man (Fell) listen (2.19MB)

Hello Mary Lou (Pitney, Mangiaracina)

Sutter's Mill (Dawson)

Dead Flowers (Jagger, Richards)

Henry (Dawson)

School Days (Berry)

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Brujo

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Brujo

Released: 1974

Label: COLUMBIA

Producer: Ed Freeman

Band Personnel

John Dawson: guitar, vocals

David Nelson: guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums

Skip Batton: bass, vocals, guitar, piano

Additional Musicians

Neil Larson: keyboards

Mark Naftalin: keyboards

Ed Freeman: mellotron

Dan Patiris: english horn

Armando Peraza: bongos

 

Tracks

Old Man Noll (Dawson)

Ashes Of Love (Wright, Anglia)

You Angel You (Dylan)

Instant Armadillo Blues (Dawson) listen (1.94MB)

Workingman's Woman (Seals, Jennings, Goodman)

On The Amazon (Battin, Fowley)

Big Wheels (Battin, Fowley)

Singing Cowboy (Battin, Fowley) listen (2.69MB)

Crooked Judge (Hunter, Nelson)

Parson Brown (Dawson)

Neon Rose (Battin, Fowley)

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Oh, What a Mighty Time

Oh, What A Mighty Time

Released: 1975

Label: COLUMBIA

Producer: Bob Johnston

Band Personnel

John Dawson: guitar, vocals, autoharp, mouth harp, percussion

David Nelson: guitar, vocals, percussion

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar, vocals

Spencer Dryden: drums, percussion, vocals

Skip Battin: bass, vocals, percussion

Additional Musicians

Jerry Garcia: guitar

Sly Stone: organ, piano

Jeff Narell: steel drum

Ray Park: fiddle

Pepper Watkins: vocals

Bootche Anderson: vocals

Marilyn Scott: vocals

St Beulah's Church Choir

Glide Memorial Church Choir

Pattie Santos Cockrell: vocals

Pena Blanca: vocals

Lucha Cardenas: vocals

The Senator: vocals

Andrea Ahlgren: vocals

 

Tracks

Mighty Time (Nix)

I Heard You've Been Laying My Old Lady (Weir)

Strangers On A Train (Battin, Fowley)

Up Against The Wall Redneck (Hubbard)

Take A Letter Maria (Greaves) listen (2.59MB)

On Top Of Old Smokey (Arr Wakefield)

Over And Over (Dawson)

La Bamba (Valens)

Going Round The Horn (Dawson, Wakefield)

Farewell Angelina (Dylan) listen (1.88MB)

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Best Of

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Best Of

Released: 1974

Label: COLUMBIA

Band Personnel

John Dawson: rhythm guitar, vocals

David Nelson: lead guitar, vocals

Dave Torbert: bass, vocals

Jerry Garcia: pedas steel guitar

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums

Skip Battin: bass, vocals

 

Tracks

I Don't Know You [from New Riders Of The Purple Sage]

Glendale Train [from New Riders Of The Purple Sage] listen (3.52MB)

Hello Mary Lou [from Home, Home On The Road] listen (3.37MB)

Louisiana Lady [from New Riders Of The Purple Sage]

Kick In The Head [from The Adventures Of Panama Red]

Panama Red [from The Adventures Of Panama Red]

Last Lonely Eagle [from New Riders Of The Purple Sage]

You Angel You [from Brujo]

I Don't Need No Doctor [from Powerglide (edited)]

Henry [from New Riders Of The Purple Sage]

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New Riders

New Riders

Released: 1976

Label: MCA

Producer: Bob Johnston

Band Personnel

John Dawson: rhythm guitar, vocals

David Nelson: lead guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums

Skip Battin: bass, vocals

 

Tracks

Fifteen Days Under The Hood (Tempchin, Hughey) listen (1.90MB)

Annie May (Thomas)

You Never Can Tell (Berry)

Hard To Handle (Redding, Jones, Isbell)

Dead Flowers (Jagger, Richards) listen (2.75MB)

Don't Put Her Down (Dickens)

Honky Tonkin' (I Guess I Done Me Some) (McClinton)

She's Looking Better Every Beer (Shine)

Can't Get Over You (Dawson)

Swimming Song (Wainwright III)

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Who Are Those Guys

Who Are Those Guys?

Released: 1977

Label: MCA

Producer: Bob Johnston

Band Personnel

John Dawson: rhythm guitar, vocals

David Nelson: lead guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums

Stephen Love: bass, vocals

Additional Musicians

John Hug: guitar

Bill Stewart: drums

 

Tracks

I Can Heal You (Holmes)

High Rollers (Berlin-Melcher)

Peggy Sue (Allison, Holly, Petty)

(Just) Another Night In Reno (Love)

It Never Hurts To Be Nice To Somebody ( McGinnis)

Love Has Strange Ways (Love)

Hold On It's Coming ( McDonald) listen (4.92MB)

By And By When I Need You (Love)

Home Grown (Dryden)

Red Hot Women And Ice Cold Beer (Coben) listen (3.09MB)

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Marin County Line

Marin County Line

Released: 1977

Label: MCA

Producer: Jim Ed Norman

Band Personnel

John Dawson: guitar, vocals

David Nelson: guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Spencer Dryden: drums

John Hug: guitar

Stephen A. Love: bass

Additional Musicians

Ray Park: fiddle

Patrick Shanahan: drums

Tom Stern: banjo

Tower Of Power Horns

 

Tracks

Till I Met You (Love)

Llewellyn (Love)

Knights And Queens (Love)

Green Eyes A Flashing (Love)

Oh What A Night (Love)

A Good Woman Likes To Drink With The Boys (Ellingson) listen (4.88MB)

Jasper (Dawson, Nelson) listen (2.97MB)

Echoes (Shanahan)

Twenty Good Men (Dawson)

Little Miss Bad (Dawson)

Take A Red (Nelson, Dryden)

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Feelin' Alright

Feelin' Alright

Released: 1980

Label: A&M

Producer: Chuck Mellone

Band Personnel

John Dawson: guitar, vocals

David Nelson: guitars, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Allen Kemp: guitars, vocals

Patrick Shanahan: drums, vocals

Additional Musicians

Michael White: bass

Andre Lewis: synthesizers

 

Tracks

Night For Making Love (Dawson, Nelson, Kemp)

No Other Love (Dawson, Kemp)

The Way She Dances (Dawson, Kemp)

Tell Me (Kemp)

Fly Right (Kemp)

Crazy Little Girl (Dawson, Kemp)

Full Moon At Midnight (Dawson, Kemp)

Pakalolo Man (Miller)

Day Dreamin' Girl (O'Gara)

Saralyn (Dawson)

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Feelin' Alright

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Where I Come From

Released: 2009

Label: Woodstock Records

Producer: Michael Falzarano

Band Personnel

David Nelson: guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Michael Falzarano: guitar, vocals

Ronnie Penque: bass, vocals

Johnny Markowski: drums, vocals

Additional Musicians

Mookie Siegel: keyboards

Christian Cassan: percussion

 

Tracks

Where I Come From (Hunter, Nelson)

Big Six (Hunter, Nelson)

Barracuda Moon (Hunter, Nelson)

Higher (Markowski, Driscoll)

Down The Middle (Hunter, Nelson)

Them Old Minglewood Blues (Trad., arranged by Nelson)

Something In The Air Tonight (Falzarano)

Olivia Rose (Penque)

Blues Barrel (Hunter, Nelson)

Ghost Train Blues (Hunter, Nelson)

Carl Perkins Wears The Crown (Falzarano)

Rockin' With Nona (Hunter, Nelson)

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Feelin' Alright

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17 Pine Avenue

Released: 2012

Label: Woodstock Records

Producer: Michael Falzarano

Band Personnel

David Nelson: guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage: pedal steel guitar

Michael Falzarano: guitar, vocals

Ronnie Penque: bass, vocals

Johnny Markowski: drums, vocals

Additional Musicians

Professor Louie: keyboards

Christian Cassan: percussion

Lizzy Friel : backing vocals

 

Tracks

Prisoner Of Freedom (Hunter, Nelson)

Message In A Bottle (Hunter, Nelson)

Fivio (Hunter, Nelson)

Just The Way It Goes (Falzarano)

17 Pine Avenue (Hunter, Nelson)

Down For The Ride (Markowski)

No Time (Hunter, Nelson)

Shake That Thing (Penque)

Suite At The Mission (Hunter, Nelson)

I Know There's Someone Else (Markowski)

Six Of One (Hunter, Nelson)

Truth Is Dead (Trad. arranged by NRPS)

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