Deep Dive: Grateful Dead Singalongs
The Grateful Dead’s folky, singalong album, Workingman’s Dead from 1970, includes several of their enduring songs. Supposedly, Crosby Stills and Nash inspired “Uncle John’s Band.” The acoustic crowd-pleaser features vocal close harmonies and a simple melody. Betty Cantor (now Betty Cantor-Jackson) co-produced the song. Outside of Deadhead circles, you might not know her name, but she was critical to the sound and success of the Dead. Recently, Chris Robinson Brotherhood released several Betty’s Blends of CRB live shows.