Garcia Band performing Bob Dylan
Jerry Garcia Band relationship with Bob Dylan's music is deeper
that the Grateful Dead. Dylan songs were a regular part of Garcia
Band shows dating back to the 1970's with "Going, Going
Gone," and "Wicked Messenger" staples throughout 1974
and '75. Where as, Dylan songs, did not become as common in the
Grateful Dead's song rotation till the mid to late 1980's.
The Garcia Band
also perform a larger percentage of their repertoire
devoted to Dylan's material than the Grateful Dead. Perhaps
most important is meaning that the songs had to the show. With the
Jerry Garcia Band, Dylan songs seemed to be a necessary
element of the sets, and were often
the defining moment of the concerts. Sometimes with a gentle ballad
such as "Senor," other times it would be a set closing
scorcher of blistering guitar solos within "Tangled Up In
Blue." Conversely, within the Grateful Dead sets, Dylan
songs were generally (not always) not highlights, but first set warm
up material and encores.
Below we have listed the Dylan songs that Garcia
performed, breaking them up by Electric, Acoustic, and Garcia / Grisman. In
parenthesis we added the approximate eras that the Dylan songs were
Garcia Band commercial releases that include
Jerry Garcia Electric Band
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
Forever Young (1986 - '95)
Going, Going Gone (1974, '75)
I Shall Be Released (1986 - '95)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1972 - '76; 1980,
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1976 - '94)
Positively 4th Street (1973 - '75; 1979 - '80; 1991 - '95)
Seņor (Tales of Yankee Power) (1990 - '94)
She Belongs to Me - (8/8/84)
Simple Twist of Fate (1976 - '95)
Tangled up in Blue (1976 - '95)
Tears of Rage (1990 - '91)
Tough Mama (1974 - '77; 1980; 1990)
When I Paint My Masterpiece (1972 - '73; 1980 - '89)
Wicked Messenger (1975)
that Jerry Garcia performed that were one time events.
10/25/87 - All Along the Watchtower - Bob Weir sang, encore.
- Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
More like a jam session than a regular Jerry Garcia Band line-up.
Doug Sham is the primary singer and band leader. The musicians: Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Leon Russell, Mary
Egan, and Doug Sham, others? From the lengthy list of cover songs performed
that evening, the
following Dylan songs were played:
That's All Right Mama
A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
It Takes a Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry.
They also performed "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," a Hank
Williams song, that Dylan and the Dead played together during their
1987 tour rehearsals.
Garcia and Kahn acoustic and misc. performances
There are no commercial releases of this line-up, but material
is easy to come by for tape traders.
It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (1982 - '86)
She Belongs to Me (1985 - '86)
When I Paint My Masterpiece (1984 - '89)
Simple Twist of Fate (1982 - '86)
Going, Going Gone (1982)
Knockin' On Heavens Door (12/17/87 w / Weir)
and David Grisman
She Belongs to Me (1992) Performed in concert, not releases.
Knockin' On Heavens Door
The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
songs Garcia and Grisman performed that Bob Dylan or The Band played
Little Sadie - Self
Man of Constant Sorrows - Bob Dylan
The House of the Rising Sun - Bob Dylan
Two Soldiers - World
Long Black Veil - Music
From the Big Pink
Driftin' Too Far From The Shore - Knocked
and in the Way
Knockin' On Heavens Door (4/20/73)
Garcia Plays Dylan
Both Jerry Garcia Band and the Grateful Dead performing Bob Dylan
songs. More JGB, than GD. Review
Order: Jerry Garcia Plays Dylan
the abundance of releases, we haven't been able to keep this page
up-to-date with the latest archival releases.