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 #44277  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Sat May 24, 2008 8:40 am
I have always been pretty partial to the solo he lays down on the studio version of "Cats Under The Stars".

Seems to have all of the Jerry strengths, story telling, crescendo style melody development, and just flat out bad ass grit.

At 4:06 into the song he lays down just the tastiest little riff, pretty simple, but just captures the whole vibe of the tune.

Any other faves out there from Jerry in the studio?

 #44281  by Pete B.
 Sat May 24, 2008 2:01 pm
I recall reading somewhere that he used an MXR Blue Box on this tune.

 #44282  by ker1227
 Sat May 24, 2008 3:47 pm
from the all things jerry set, i love the solo from "lets spend the night together". Its only like 15 seconds but its pretty powerful imo.

 #44285  by BlobWeird
 Sun May 25, 2008 9:47 am
ker1227 wrote:from the all things jerry set, i love the solo from "lets spend the night together". Its only like 15 seconds but its pretty powerful imo.
Agreed! I love the last Vocal verse of I Know Its A Sin from the Compliments disc. But I Knooo-oooo-ooowww its a siii-IIIN. With the harmonica harmonizing with his voice. Gives me chills everytime.

 #44287  by Emoto
 Sun May 25, 2008 1:51 pm
I think the studio solo on Crazy Fingers is absolutely sublime.

 #44289  by caspersvapors
 Sun May 25, 2008 6:26 pm
his solo on Hornsby's Across the River

 #44295  by old man down
 Mon May 26, 2008 6:14 am
I'll second Playing in the Band off of Ace.

Head and shoulders above anything else insofar as a studio cut goes. A real sleeper on that album that a LOT of people have never heard.

The others that I know of, and in no particular order:

Foolish Heart
Eyes of the World

Obviously very slim pickings, not much meat on the bone.

 #44298  by bucketorain
 Mon May 26, 2008 7:20 am
Me likes the studio Terrapin

 #44328  by astroman99
 Tue May 27, 2008 4:30 am
Likes the Ship Of Fools I Do, beautiful song, beautiful melody, beautiful solo,

 #44329  by spilly
 Tue May 27, 2008 4:56 am
I'm all about the counter melody he put underneath teach your children.

 #44331  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Tue May 27, 2008 5:59 am
Pete B. wrote:I recall reading somewhere that he used an MXR Blue Box on this tune.
I would say that sounds about right.

 #44348  by d-v-s
 Tue May 27, 2008 10:07 am
I agree with Cats Under the Stars. Great solo - classic jerry.

There's a whole bunch on the JGB Reflections album that I really like:

Tore Up Over You
Catfish John
I'll take a melody - the end solo (starting at ~7:30)Might as Well

There's a studio jam of Hully Gully/Rockin' Pneumonia on the Outtakes CD of the All Good Things boxset that is pretty sweet, too.

 #44358  by st stephen
 Tue May 27, 2008 11:33 am
the franklins or eyes from the studio albums

or

unbroken chain

 #44361  by weirimpressed
 Tue May 27, 2008 11:41 am
love the terrapin off the studio album, got me hooked