Mickey & The Hartbeats – Heartbits (2CD)


Mickey & The Hartbeats ‎– Heartbits (2CD)


Mickey & The Hartbeats ‎– Heartbits (2CD)

Label: Anthology ‎– ANT. 25.12
Format: 2 × CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Country: Italy
Released: 1995

CD One – October 30, 1968
1.1     Dark Star
1.2     Death Letter Blues
1.3     Turn On Your Lovelight
1.4     The Other One
1.5     The Eleven
1.6     Death Don’t Have No Mercy

CD Two – December 16, 1968
2.1     Jam With Excerpts From “Dark Star” & “China Cat Sunflower”
2.2     Hartbeat Blues
2.3     Last Jam     37:52

Bass – Jack Casady
Drums – Dave Getz (tracks: 7-9), Mickey Hart, Spencer Dryden (tracks: 7-9)
Guitar – Elvin Bishop (tracks: 1-6), Jerry Garcia

First volume documenting the band (a Grateful Dead shortly lived side-project) live at The Matrix in San Francisco, October 30, 1968 & December 16, 1968.  According to sources the most likely culprits on this evening were Garcia, Cassidy, Bishop, Dryden, Hart and the jury is out on Lesh. It seems these Matrix club jams are known as “Mickey and the Hartbeats jams” as Pigpen and Weir were on band suspension due to bad behavior (?). Garcia banter explains that they were brought together by fate and just goofin around.

CD’s and Inlay in very good condition. Label sticker on the front of the jewelcase. (see photo’s).