Grateful Dead: Early Morning Rain
It's kind of funny, isn't it? The theme this week in "Early", yet we're late in getting the theme started.
So let me start it off with a song that is an early recording, but coincidentally also has "Early" in the title. The Dead's take on this Gordon Lightfoot song was recorded in late 1965, while they were still known as the Warlocks, and more than a year before their debut album came out. The jangly pop presented here is a long way from "Dark Star", but it has its own innocent charm.