Spanish Jam

Lyrics: [none]
Music: Grateful Dead

A jam played by the Grateful Dead that was supposedly based on a theme from "Solea" in Miles Davis's "Sketches of Spain." "Spanish Jam" was the name given by tapers. The first Grateful Dead CD to include a version was Dick's Picks Volume 6, where the title was "Spinach Jam" as a humorous variation. But subsequent releases have adopted the "Spanish Jam" title.

Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     14 Feb 1968 Road Trips Volume 2, Number 2
     23 Feb 1968 Dick's Picks Vol 22
     24 Mar 1973 Dave's Picks Volume 32
     23 Jun 1974 So Many Roads (note 5)
     26 Jun 1974 Dick's Picks Vol 12
     19 Jul 1974 Dave's Picks Volume 17 (note 3)
     29 Jul 1974 Dave's Picks Volume 2 (Bonus disc) (note 4)
     31 Jul 1974 Dave's Picks Volume 2
     17 Oct 1974 Grateful Dead Movie (DVD & CD soundtrack)
     16 Jul 1976 Dave's Picks Volume 18 (bonus disc)
      6 May 1981 Dick's Picks Vol 13
     20 Sep 1982 In And Out Of The Garden
     14 Oct 1983 Dick's Picks Vol 6 (note 1)
     various Grayfolded (John Oswald/Grateful Dead) (note 2)

(1) titled "Spinach Jam"
(2) the track on the first CD named "La Estrella Oscura" is a composite of various versions of "Spanish Jam."
(3) also included on Best Of The Grateful Dead Hour Vol 2. Listed there as "Spanish Jam" but just listed as "Jam" on Dave's Picks Volume 17.
(4) also on 30 Days Of The Dead (2019)
(5) also released on Dave's Picks Volume 34

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see


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