70s Grateful Dead Blues For Allah Album Cover t-shirt Large
Chest 20.5 in.
Length 24.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Unbranded
This awesome vintage band tee is for the Grateful Dead and it features the album cover from their eighth studio album, Blues for Allah, released in 1975. The album was released off of the band's own Grateful Dead Records label and it was the group's highest charting album until In the Dark was released in 1978. It managed to stay at the No. 12 spot on the Billboard Album Chart for thirteen weeks. The album included the songs "The Music Never Stopped", "Franklin's Tower", "Crazy Fingers", and "Sage & Spirit".
The artwork pictured on both the album and the shirt was titled "The Fiddler", and it was a painting created by Phillip Garris in 1974. The image won both the Gold Medal and Award of Merit from the Society of Illustrators. Garris would also paint a similar image for the cover of the debut album of the band Kingfish.
To celebrate the album's release the band played a concert at the Great American Music Hall, that featured the album's complete track listing. A recording of this performance was released in 1991 as One from the Vault. This was the first show recording ever released in its entirety by the Grateful Dead.
The tag says extra large but this shirt fits like a modern unisex adult large. There is a small repair on the front and a small spot, see pics.