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Death Don't Have No Mercy In This Land (Old)


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Death and misery; this song started life sometime in the late 19th century, with notable recordings by Rev Gary Davis (1930s) and The Grateful Dead ('60s).

It is also kind of a placeholder; I have posted the same song/mix, etc, before, under a different name.
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Comments: 30
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Plays: 141
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Uploaded: May 02, 2009 - 09:51:20 PM
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2012 - 11:58:53 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 02:59:37 PM
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blindsidedpoets said 2973 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Death Don't Have No Mercy In This Land
Great work. Love the slide, and the electric plucking. Great feel! Good work!
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Moonwolf_Project said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Thankyou,thankyou, thankyou
Yup
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btransue said 2973 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
sometimes...
It keeps callin, callin...fine, real blues here...would like to have a little more description about the song
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Moonwolf_Project said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Thankyou,thankyou, thankyou
Done
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VicDiesel said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Sweet
You don't hear blues piano too much, on this site or otherwise. The guitar parts are cool too, but it's nice to hear some piano for a change. Great track.
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Moonwolf_Project said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Thankyou,thankyou, thankyou
Yup
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rabittwhole said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
piano
vic pretty much nailed it ... really nice work
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Moonwolf_Project said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Thankyou,thankyou, thankyou
Yup
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guygrooves said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
I see in the description...
I was wrong about this one. I thought it was a Grateful Dead Tune. This is very very well done. Vic is right about the piano blues, I think it might be the first I have heard here. Thanks for the history lesson too.
Peace
Guy
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Moonwolf_Project said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Thankyou,thankyou, thankyou
My pleasure....fact is, there aren't many piano players that know how to play well in a band situation (close chords, stay out of the way of the bass player, etc), but Graham (Guest, AKA Psycho Bob) is an all around exceptional musician who chooses the piano as his mode of expression - I'm very lucky to know him.
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lengold said 2972 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Can't beat a
nice bit of Death and Misery.
Great, great playing and vocal.
Cheers
Len

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Moonwolf_Project said 2968 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
My feelings exactly
Thanx man
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egobandit said 2968 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
no mercy
so clean and polished very cool cool guitar slide! excellent! Great chops on that piano!
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Moonwolf_Project said 2968 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
Geez
That damn Graham is getting more limelight than me. I'm obviously going to have to kill him or something.....
But seriously....get the right players together and it's so easy to make good music.
Thanx for the nice words.
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Calchas said 2968 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
YEOW...
I didn't realize this is Public Domain. I wanted to cover it with the Goodwillys a couple years back but couldn't find any legal info on it. One of my faves. (I personally prefer the old Hot Tuna version...)

Really top-notch job here. Love it.

Be well friend!
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guitapick said 2967 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
cool...
...great blues from the big sky country...glad I checked in...
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Pete_NB said 2965 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
Bitchin' Blues
Hard core sentiment and some sweetly hit slide notes.
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Daugrin said 2962 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Death DHNM
Keys are great turn here, a surpise over the arrangements start. The old war horse still rolls out nicely.

Daugrin.
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Skean said 2959 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
I love it
This is an GOLD keeper, thanks... Cheers
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Doadars Uncle said 2958 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Nice slide
Great Blues! Great version! An instant download!
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Livingstone said 2949 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
WOWZERS WIT DA KEYS!!!
I guessing you dead all the parts?
you dead a real good job on this cover!!
I never dead get to see Gerry Play, (He played Tampa where I was living at the time and moved on, not long after that)
BUT alas!! PHISH showed up and picked up the slack the following year.. (and got quite a few deadheads that setteled there in Rawden Hills to move on) and PHISH used a ROKIN PIANO as well.. IT SHOULD BE A STAPEL IN EVERY BAND! it is such a BANGING sound!! and YOU SIR BANG IT OUT!! GREAT JOB.. I was BLOWN AWAY FROM WHAT YOU DEAD WITH THE SLIDE!! then when the piano hit.. AND TOOK OVER?!!? BLAMMO.. all I can say it YOU GOT ME UP ON MY FEET JUMPING TO DA BEAT!! DONT LET ME SIT DOWN MAN!! KEEP US PUMPING!! GIVE US ANOTHER TUNE BROTHER!!!

OHH AND THANX
Scoty
VicDiesel said 2949 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Nice
Some very authentic sliding here. Much enjoyed.
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Alannah said 2946 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Hmmmm
.. How Joe Cocker of you .... very nice ! I've also always been a sucka for a sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiide
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MarkHolbrook said 2934 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Yup
agreed.. Excellent... Only thing was the guitar lead may be up a tiny tiny bit too loud for my taste... It covered the sweet piano a little! Just my 2c.

Very nice track!
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Jarvoid said 2932 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Cool
...that's all,'s'nuff said.....

Jarvoid
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Jarvoid said 2931 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Actually
I rather like the artwork as well.
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rsorensen said 2906 days ago (July 10th, 2009)
this
sounds really good, man. especially that slide work and the piano solo. your voice has a roger whitaker sound to it, which is really cool to me because i've always wanted to hear him sing a darker song like this. great job. looking forward to more blues from you if you have it.
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mexles said 2641 days ago (March 31st, 2010)
At least
Finally a piece of 100% hearted blues... Hope there were more song writers who could achieve this (hope I am able jeje)
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JBurns said 2185 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
sweet
piano and slide in this.
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The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. The form evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves from spirituals, praise songs, field

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