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Cover songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed: a Discography

 

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Common Cover Songs

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Cover songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed: a Discography

Dylan and the Grateful Dead:
Common Cover Songs 

Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead had many cover songs in common that they both performed and/or recorded. The music styles include traditional tunes, early blues, rock, and related music. Some of these compositions roll over to some of Garcia's solo bands.  Below we list the common songs and have a discography of Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, and Jerry Garcia releases that they are available on. 

We also have a section for the cover songs from the 1987 Dylan and the Dead tour rehearsals

Cover songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed: a Discography
Traditional songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed.  
Cover songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed: a Discography

The songs below are traditional folk and blues songs that Bob Dylan and either the Grateful Dead or Jerry Garcia Band have released commercially.

He Was a Friend of Mine
Peggy-O
(Also called Fennario)
Man of Constant Sorrows  Performed by Garcia / Grisman / Rice, and some early Garcia jug recordings such as the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers.
The House of the Rising Sun
Little Sadie 
Garcia performed this song acoustically too.
It Hurts Me Too
Sitting On Top Of This World
Stack o Lee 
Based on the traditional song "Stagger Lee", "Stagolee" or "Stack O'Lee."
Jack A Roe
Two Soldiers
Driftin' Too Far From The Shore

Unreleased Covers
There are probably several common cover songs that both Dylan and the Grateful Dead have performed, but are not released.  Those that I am aware of are:
Death Don't Have No Mercy (Dylan - 5/4/61)
You Win Again

Cover songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed: a Discography
Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3
He Was a Friend of Mine (11/21/61)
Links to reviews of the Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band's cd's. Bob Dylan
Peggy-O
Man of Constant Sorrows
The House of the Rising Sun
He Was a Friend of Mine 
Birth of the Dead
The Golden Road

Man of Constant Sorrows
Pizza Tapes

The House of the Rising Sun
Pizza Tapes

Peggy-O 
Dick's Picks Vol 20 - 9/25/76
Dick's Picks Vol 29 - 5/19/77
Dick's Picks Vol 15 - 9/3/77
Dick's Picks Vol 25 - 5/10/78
Go To Nassau - 5/15/80

Peggy-O - was performed by Garcia and Kahn acoustic four times in Nov. '84

Little Sadie
The Pizza Tapes


It Hurts Me Too
Dick's Picks Vol 22 - 2/23/68
Ladies and Gentlemen - 4/29/71
Dick's Picks Vol 30 - 3/28/72
Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72 - 4/8/72
Europe '72 - 5/24/72

Sitting on Top of this World
Birth Of The Dead - 7/?/66
The Grateful Dead - Studio
Bear's Choice - 2/8/70
Dick's Picks Vol 26 - 4/27/69
Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72  - 5/23/72

Stack o Lee
Shakedown Street - Studio 
The Closing Of The Winterland - 12/31/78
Dick's Picks Vol 21 - 11/1/85
Dick's Picks 9 - 9/16/90

Jack A Roe
Fallout From The Phil Zone - 5/17/77
Dick's Picks Vol 29 - 5/21/77
Reckoning - 10/10/80
Dick's Picks Vol 9 - 9/16/90
Dozin' At The Knick - 3/25/90
View From The Vault - 7/8/90
View From The Vault II - 6/14/91

Garcia Grisman Band
Shady Grove

Two Soldiers
Garcia Grisman

Self Portrait
Little Sadie
It Hurts Me Too

also includes She Belongs to Me and The Mighty Quinn.
The Early Blues Roots of Bob Dylan
21 tracks from early blues and folk songs that influenced Bob Dylan
Good As I Been To You
Sitting on Top of this world
World Gone Wrong
Stack o Lee
Jack A Roe
Two Soldiers
Knocked Out Loaded

Driftin' Too Far From the Shore

Driftin' Too Far From the Shore

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
Jerry On Broadway

Garcia Grisman
The Pizza Tapes

 
   
Cover songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed: a Discography
Cover versions performed during the 1987 
Dylan and the Dead tour rehearsals.
Cover songs that Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead both performed: a Discography
Title Author Albums
The Ballad Of Ira Hayes Peter LaFarge Dylan
Under Your Spell Dylan / Bayer Sager Knocked Out Loaded
They Killed Him Kris Kristofferson Knocked Out Loaded
Stealiní Will Shade Birth of the Dead
The Golden Road Box Set

Garcia Grisman's album 
Shady Grove
Hide Away / C. C. Rider Freddie King - Chuck Willis C.C. Rider
Dick's Picks Vol. 5
Dick's Picks vol. 6
Performed by JGB a few times.
Note: This song is interesting. Jerry Garcia starts playing Freddie King instrumental classic, "Hide Away," and then Dylan sings C.C.Rider over it, with success. We have an essay on the Grateful Dead's interpretation of "Hide Away."
Oh Boy West / Tilghman / Petty Skull and Roses (remastered version) 
The Golden Road Box Set

Garcia and Weir performed Oh Boy 3/25/83, at the Bay Area Music Awards.

Blues Stay Away From Me Delmore / Raney / Glover Neither recorded
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Williams Neither recorded

Performed by Garcia, a few times.

The Boy In The Bubble Motloheloa / Simon  
The French Girl Ian Tyson Neither recorded
I'm Free Jagger / Richards Neither recorded
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash Neither recorded
John Hardy [John Hardy Was A Desperate Man] Traditional Neither recorded

Garcia on banjo
Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms Traditional Neither recorded

 

Note:  Garcia on banjo
Garcia was member of The Great American String Band during 1974. They performed "Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms."
Donít Keep Me Waiting Too Long [Go Ahead, Baby] Unknown Neither recorded
 

Bob Dylan

 
Hank Williams
Paul Simon
 
Johnny Cash
Buddy Holly
 

 

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