Old, old Garcia tape for auction

Courtesy of Mary Eisenhart, this item from the “It’s Only Rock’n’Roll” auction site:

394: Jerry Garcia Earliest Known Soundtrack Recording

Category: Grateful Dead
Starting Bid: $500.00
Number of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $1464.10

1964. Jerry Garcia’s earliest paid soundtrack work can be heard on this one-of-a-kind 16mm film entitled “I Want To Be A Camper”, produced to fulfill a Stanford University student’s Master of Arts in Communication degree requirement. Upon completing the filming at a summer camp for diabetic children in King’s Canyon National Park, a friend of the filmmaker suggested Garcia for the job of augmenting the film with suitable acoustic guitar instrumental music – – a job for which he was paid $50. The filmmaker relates: “I doubt if we had to do any re-takes, as I remember him getting the feeling I wanted very easily. I also remember being impressed with how much hair he had!” The never released soundtrack is sold with full copyright.

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