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List Rules Studio albums only - Jerry's live albums deserve a list of their own. We didn't include Old and In the Way or NRPS.

Jerry Garcia wasn't just the frontman of the Grateful Dead, he was also a solo artist who could sell out theaters and arenas throughout his life. This list then is of the best Jerry Garcia solo albums, including collaborations. This Jerry Garcia discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Jerry Garcia and Jerry Garcia Band albums can be found at the top of the list. We haven't included Jerry Garcia live albums or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. While it's safe to say that Garcia - both in his solo work and with the Dead - was better live than in the studio, he was still quite prolific and it's easier to compare his albums if you separate the live stuff from the studio records. 

 If you think the greatest Jerry Garcia album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Jerry solo or JGB album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Jerry Garcia album of all time?" or "What are the top Jerry Garcia albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Many fans do think that Jerry shined brightest in the studio with his more bluegrass material like Shady Grove and the Garcia/Grisman album.This list of popular Jerry Garcia CDs has been voted on by Deadheads and music fans around the world. 

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Garcia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Garcia 1972

1. Deal
2. Bird Song
3. Sugaree
4. Loser
5. Late For Supper
6. Spidergawd
7. Eep Hour
8. To Lay Me Down
9. An Odd Little Place
10. The Wheel"

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Cats Under the Stars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Clark Benson added Cats Under the Stars 1978

1. Rubin And Cherise
2. Love In The Afternoon
3. Palm Sunday
4. Cats Under The Stars
5. Rhapsody In Red
6. Rain
7. Down Home
8. Gomorrah
9. Magnificent Sanctuary Band
10. I'll Be With Thee
11. The Way You Do the Things You Do
12. Mighty High
13. Don't Let Go
14. Down Home (Rehearsal Version)
15. Palm Sunday (Alternate Take)

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Jerry Garcia / David Grisman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Clark Benson added Garcia/Grisman 1991

1. The Thrill is Gone
2. Grateful Dawg
3. Two Soldiers
4. Friend of the Devil
5. Russian Lullaby
6. Dawg's Waltz
7. Walkin' Boss
8. Rockin' Chair
9. Arabia

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Reflections is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Reflections 1976

1. Might As Well
2. Mission In The Rain
3. They Love Each Other
4. I'll Take a Melody
5. It Must Have Been the Roses
6. Tore Up Over You
7. Catfish John
8. Comes a Time

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The Pizza Tapes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
The Pizza Tapes 2009

1. Appetizer
2. Man of Constant Sorrow
3. Appetizer
4. Louis Collins
5. Shady Jam
6. Shady Grove
7. Always Late
8. Guitar Space
9. Appetizer
10. Long Black Veil
11. Rosa Lee McFall
12. Appetizer
13. Drifting Too Far From The Shore
14. Amazing Grace
15. Little Sadie
16. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
17. Space Jam
18. So What
19. Appetizer
20. House of the Rising Sun

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Shady Grove is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Shady Grove 1996

1. Shady Grove
2. Stealin'
3. Off to Sea Once More
4. The Sweet Sunny South
5. Louis Collins
6. Fair Ellender
7. Jackaroo
8. The Ballad of Casey Jones
9. Dreadful Wind and Rain
10. I Truly Understand
11. The Handsome Cabin Boy
12. Whiskey in the Jar
13. Down in the Valley
14. Hesitation Blues

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Compliments is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Compliments 1974

1. Let It Rock
2. When The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
3. That's What Love Will Make You Do
4. Russian Lullaby
5. Turn On The Bright Lights
6. He Ain't Give You None
7. What Goes Around
8. Let's Spend The Night Together
9. Mississippi Moon
10. Midnight Town

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Not for Kids Only is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Clark Benson added Not for Kids Only 1993

1. Jenny Jenkins
2. Freight Train
3. A Horse Named Bill
4. Three Men Went A-Hunting
5. When First Unto This Country
6. Arkansas Traveller
7. Hopalong Peter
8. Teddy Bears' Picnic
9. There Ain't No Bugs On Me
10. The Miller's Will
11. Hot Corn, Cold Corn
12. A Shenandoah Lullaby

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Hooteroll? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Hooteroll? 1987

1. Morning in Marin
2. Da Birg Song
3. South Side Strut
4. Up from the Desert
5. DC-502
6. One A.M. Approach
7. Uncle Martin's
8. Evening in Marin

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Run for the Roses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
Run for the Roses 1982

1. Run For The Roses
2. I Saw Her Standing There
3. Without Love
4. Midnight Getaway
5. Leave The Little Girl Alone
6. Valerie
7. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
8. Fennario
9. Alabama Getaway
10. Tangled Up In Blue
11. Simple Twist Of Fate
12. Dear Prudence
13. Valerie (alt. mix)

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So What is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jerry Garcia and JGB Albums of All Time
So What 1998

1. So What
2. Bag's Groove
3. Milestones
4. 16/16
5. So What
6. Bag's Groove
7. Milestones
8. So What