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Robert Hunter - Tales of the Great Rum Runners (1974)

Robert C. Hunter (born June 23, 1941) is an American lyricist, singer-songwriter and an early friend of Jerry Garcia. They played together in bluegrass bands (such as the Tub Thumpers) in the early sixties, with Hunter on mandolin and upright bass.

Around 1962, Hunter was an early volunteer test subject (along with Ken Kesey) for psychedelic chemicals at Stanford University\'s research covertly sponsored by the CIA in their MKULTRA program.* He was paid to take LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline and report on his experiences, which were creatively formative for him.

The first lyrics he wrote for the Grateful Dead were composed while on LSD, and mailed to the band from Arizona: "China Cat Sunflower"/"The Eleven, and later was sung with "I Know You Rider". After battling moderate drug addiction, he joined his old friend\'s band, the Grateful Dead, on the first weekend in September 1967, at their gigs in the small Northern California town of Rio Nido. The association was at first informal, but began on an auspicious note, as that weekend he wrote the first verse of one of his better-known songs, "Dark Star". It is perhaps not a coincidence that some Deadheads argue that the Rio Nido gigs were the first in which the band accessed the full power of their psychedelic improvisation style.

Hunter\'s relationship with the band grew, until he was officially a non-performing band member. When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, Hunter was included as a band member, the only non-performer ever so honored. The majority of the Grateful Dead\'s original songs are Hunter/Garcia collaborations, where Garcia composed the music, and Hunter wrote the lyrics. Garcia once described Hunter as "the band member who doesn\'t come out on stage with us." Hunter also collaborated as a lyricist with the other voices in the Dead, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.

Hunter\'s most-known line is ‘What a long, strange trip it\'s been’, from the song Truckin\'. Other well known Grateful Dead song lyrics written by Hunter include: Uncle John\'s Band, Casey Jones, Box of Rain, Sugar Magnolia, Playing in the Band, Ripple, Dark Star, China Cat Sunflower, Scarlet Begonias, and St. Stephen.

In 1974 Hunter released the solo album Tales of the Great Rum Runners featuring himself as a singer songwriter. It was Robert Hunter\'s first solo LP and only the second album to be released on the Grateful Dead\'s Round Records label. Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart and Keith and Donna Godchaux play on the album. It includes one song that became a regular in the Grateful Dead repertoire, It Must Have Been the Roses.


1. That Train Don\'t Run Here Anymore
2. Dry Dusty Road
3. I Heard You Singing
4. Rum Runners
5. Children\'s Lament
6. Maybe She\'s a Bluebird
7. Boys in the Barroom
8. It Must Have Been the Roses
9. Arizona Lightning
10. Standing at Your Door
11. Mad
12. Keys to the Rain


• Peter Albin - bass
• Rodney Albin - vocals, fiddle
• Maureen Aylett - vocals, spoons
• T.Will Claire - vocals
• Hadi El Sadoon - trumpet
• Snooky Flowers - saxophone
• David Freiberg - bass
• Jerry Garcia -guitar
• Donna Godchaux - vocals
• Keith Godchaux - keyboards
• Mickey Hart - drums
• Barry Melton - guitar
• Jamie Paris - harp
• Steve Schuster - saxophone
• Markee Shubb - mandolin
• Rick Shubb - banjo
• Robbie Stokes - guitar

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