Cleo's Back

Lyrics: Junior Walker
Music: Junior Walker

This may have been played by the Grateful Dead in their early days as the Warlocks. In his book "A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story Of The Grateful Dead", Dennis McNally says:

"There were of course other influences. One that Garcia would cite was a Junior Walker instrumental called 'Cleo's Back'. 'There was something about the way the instruments entered into it in a free-for-all way, and there were little holes and these neat details in it - we studied that mother-fucker. We might even have played it for a while, but that wasn't the point - it was the conversational approach, the way the band worked, that really influenced us.'"


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