Old and in the Way (album)

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Old and in the Way
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Live album by Old and in the Way
Released February 1975
Recorded October 1973
Genre Bluegrass
Label Round
Producer David Grisman
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Old and in the Way is the self-titled first album by the bluegrass band Old and in the Way. It was recorded 8 October 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco by Owsley Stanley and Vickie Babcock utilizing eight microphones (four per channel) mixed live onto a stereo Nagra tape recorder. The caricature album cover was illustrated by Greg Irons.[2][3][4][5][6] For many years it was the top selling bluegrass album of all time[citation needed], until that title was taken by the soundtrack album for O Brother, Where Art Thou.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pig in a Pen" (Traditional) – 2:53
  2. "Midnight Moonlight" (Peter Rowan) – 6:17
  3. "Old and in the Way" (David Grisman) – 3:05
  4. "Knockin' on Your Door" (trad.) – 3:36
  5. "The Hobo Song" (Jack Bonus) – 5:05
  6. "Panama Red" (Rowan) – 2:57
  7. "Wild Horses" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 4:19
  8. "Kissimmee Kid" (Vassar Clements) – 3:32
  9. "White Dove" (Carter Stanley) – 4:45
  10. "Land of the Navajo" (Rowan) – 6:19


Old and in the Way[edit]


  • Recording engineers – Owsley Stanley, Vickie Babcock
  • Producer, mixing – David Grisman
  • Editing – David Grisman, Owsley Stanley
  • Sleeve illustration – Greg Irons
  • Sleeve layout – Raymond Simone


  1. ^ D'Angelo, Peter J. Old & in the Way at Allmusic
  2. ^ Old & in the Way at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  3. ^ Jackson, Blair (1999). Garcia: An American Life. Penguin Books. p. 505. ISBN 0-14-029199-7. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  4. ^ Trager, Oliver (1997). The American Book of the Dead: The Definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia. Fireside. ISBN 0-684-81402-1. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  5. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Canongate U.S. p. 625. ISBN 1-84195-615-5. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  6. ^ Old and in the Way at RateYourMusic.com