In addition to Garcia on guitar and vocals and Saunders on keyboards and vocals, the lineup of Legion of Mary included Martin Fierro on saxophone and flute, John Kahn on bass, and Ron Tutt on drums. The band existed from December 1974 to July 1975. Garcia Live Volume Three was recorded on their first tour. They have one other live album, Legion of Mary: The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1, which was released in 2005.
Wolf, one of Garcia's guitars, is depicted on the album cover.
On AllMusic, Fred Thomas said, "The third installment of the Garcia Live series, an ongoing concert-recording archive for die-hard Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band fans, finds over two and a half hours of previously unreleased material from a two-night stand by one of Garcia's more obscure incarnations, Legion of Mary.... With the oceanic amounts of live recordings from Garcia and the Dead, even the biggest Deadheads can get bogged down by the repetitive elements of their complete catalog of live shows. Legion of Mary represents some truly reaching and challenging sounds even for the ever-searching Garcia. It's an anomaly and a somewhat lost page in the Garcia history book, certainly one of the more interesting releases of its type, and a must-hear addition to anyone even remotely interested in the countless hours of Dick's Picks and Live/Dead material.
December 14, 1974, Paramount Theatre, Portland, Oregon: