Guitarist Warren Haynes continues to honor the music of the Grateful Dead with his Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebrations, performing Garcia’s music not only with orchestras, but also with his own guitar, Wolf. With the exciting announcement yesterday that Melvin Seals, a longtime member of the JGB, would join Haynes for an upcoming Symphonic Celebration on Garcia’s birthday at Red Rocks, fans could not be more excited for these upcoming shows.To get his fans in a Grateful mood, Haynes shared a playlist chock full of his favorite Garcia songs. Check out the playlist, and read his thoughts on each and every track below, courtesy of the Warren Haynes website.Warren Haynes’ Favorite Grateful Dead SongsTERRAPIN STATION – The quintessential Grateful Dead “time capsule” song. CHINA DOLL – I much prefer “live” versions to the studio version. Beautiful haunting melody and lyrics. CRAZY FINGERS – I love the way the music and melody, which sound nothing like traditional reggae music, are superimposed over the reggae beat. Great chord changes. COMES A TIME – I always loved the Garcia/Hunter ballads. Gave Jerry plenty of space to emote in. His voice really delivers the emotion of the lyric and melody. BROKEDOWN PALACE – Another beautiful ballad with a timeless lyric and music that spans back through the history of American music. SHAKEDOWN STREET – I prefer the slower, funkier “live” versions to the studio version but it’s a classic part of the Dead repertoire. UNCLE JOHN’S BAND – One of Hunter’s best lyrics – really paints a picture of a beautiful, fictitious story. HELP ON THE WAY > SLIPKNOT – Classic 1, 2 punch – fans hate to hear them separated, but either on it’s own is great. Cool juxtaposition of a straight ahead, R&B influenced, tune in to a very complex instrumental that’s influenced by jazz and classical music. RIPPLE – The simplest, but perfect, melody – also one of Hunter’s best lyrics. The audience has to sing along-they have no choice. BLUES FOR ALLAH – Uniquely beautiful piece of music. KING SOLOMON’S MARBLES – Another complex instrumental very influenced by jazz and jazz fusion. STELLA BLUE – Another timeless ballad composed in a way that shows influences from decades before the birth of Rock and Roll. WHARF RAT – One of those “slow-burn” Dead tunes that signifies their unique, instantly identifiable sound. Great song but also a great vehicle for improvisation. SCARLET BEGONIAS > FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN – Another pair of classics that the audience loves to hear together, but are equally powerful apart.
By Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Manchester United’s current malaise was laid bare as they struggled past third-tier Rochdale 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the League Cup third round at Old Trafford yesterday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, showing nine changes from the one that lost at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday, laboured against their League One opponents before taking the lead through Mason Greenwood in the 68th minute.Sixteen-year-old Luke Matheson volleyed an equaliser eight minutes later to send the tie into a shootout. United prevailed, though, keeper Sergio Romero making one save to spare their blushes as the hosts successfully converted all their spot-kicks with Welsh winger Daniel James slotting home the winner.Although United struggled, they at least avoided the complete humiliation suffered by West Ham United who were thrashed 4-0 at League One Oxford United.Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham, fifth in the Premier League, were outplayed at the Kassam Stadium with Oxford’s goals all coming in the second half through Elliott Moore, Matty Taylor, Tariqe Fosu and Shandon Baptiste. “It’s easy to say that we played very badly, but I think Oxford did everything they needed to win this game here at home for them,” Pellegrini said.“They played with a lot of motivation, with desire and we didn’t play well.”Oxford’s reward is a home tie against Sunderland who added another top-flight side to the League Cup scrapheap as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 – Max Power scoring an early winner. Top flight Bournemouth were also humbled by third-tier opposition, losing 2-0 at Burton Albion who reached the semi-final last season before losing 10-0 on aggregate to eventual winners Manchester City.NO ALARMSThere were no alarms for Premier League leaders Liverpool or Chelsea. James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever were on target in a 2-0 win at MK Dons to set up a clash with Arsenal while Chelsea crushed Grimsby Town 7-1 to give manager Frank Lampard a first home win since taking charge.Chelsea, for whom Michy Batshuayi scored twice and three players were handed their first starts including Reece James who also scored, will face Manchester United in round four.“We got some players who haven’t been playing so many minutes, players that are younger, starting the game,” Lampard, who also brought on two debutants in the second half, said.“A nice comfortable win having not won here yet so on those levels, of course I am happy.”Aston Villa won an all Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion, prevailing 3-1 to set up a fourth-round meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers who also needed penalties to get past Championship side Reading. While Solskjaer will have breathed a sigh of relief that United avoided a shock exit, it was Rochdale’s 5 500 fans who were applauding most loudly after the shootout.Rochdale are 17th in League One and were beaten 6-0 by Peterborough 10 days ago but defended valiantly against a United side lacking a clinical edge despite overwhelming possession.“Go 1-0 up, get the second. That is a learning curve,” Solskjaer, said. “At this club you don’t just sit back and think one is enough.”