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Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs

Jerry Garcia Band performing Bob Dylan

The 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 performed.  

The Jerry Garcia Band commercial releases that include Dylan songs. 
Jerry Garcia Electric Band
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman

Jerry Garcia Electric 
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, 1995)
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)

Songs that Jerry Garcia performed that were one time events.
10/25/87 - All Along the Watchtower - Bob Weir sang, encore.

Unique concert
11/23/72 - 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)
Peggy-O (1984)
Going, Going Gone (1982)
Knockin' On Heavens Door (12/17/87 w / Weir)

Jerry Garcia 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

Cover songs Garcia and Grisman performed that Bob Dylan or The Band played
Little Sadie - Self Portrait
Man of Constant Sorrows - Bob Dylan 
The House of the Rising Sun - Bob Dylan 
Two Soldiers - World Gone Wrong
Long Black Veil - Music From the Big Pink
Driftin' Too Far From The Shore - Knocked Out Loaded 

Old and in the Way
Knockin' On Heavens Door (4/20/73)

Jerry Garcia: 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

With the abundance of releases, we haven't been able to keep this page up-to-date with the latest archival releases. 

Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
The Jerry Garcia Band performing Bob Dylan 
Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
Live at the Keystone Vol. 1, 1973

Positively 4th Street
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

Don't Let Go

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

 

Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
Keystone Berkeley

Keystone Berkeley
9/1/74


Tough Mama
Going, Going Gone

Band
... Dixie Down
Mystery Train

 

 
Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
Garcia "Live"

Simple Twist of Fate
 I Shall Be Released 
Seņor (Tales of Yankee Power) 
Tangled up in Blue

Shining Star

Positively 4th Street

Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs

How Sweet It Is

Tough Mama
Tears of Rage

Run For the Roses Studio album1982

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

The 2004 reissue includes:
Tangled Up In Blue
Simple Twist Of Fate

 

Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
Theatre 1839

Theatre 1839

Tangled Up In Blue
Simple Twist Of Fate

The Band
... Dixie Down

After Midnight 
Knockin' on Heaven's Door

w limited bonus disc 
When I Paint My Masterpiece
That's All Right, Mama

 

Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
Lunt-Fontanne: 10/31/87

Lunt-Fontanne: October 31, 1987
When I Paint My Masterpiece
I Shall Be Released
Knockin’ On Heavens Door

Lunt-Fontanne: The Best Of The Rest
When I Paint My Masterpiece
All Along The Watchtower
Tangled Up In Blue


 

Lunt-Fontanne: The Best Of The Rest
Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
All Good Things
Box Set

Dylan
Knocking On H. Door
Simple Twist of Fate
Tangled Up In Blue
Run For the Roses

Band Connection
Mystery Train 
Reflections

Dylan common cover
You Win Again
Reflections

 

 
Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs
Garcia and Grisman perform Dylan
Jerry Garcia perfroming Bob Dylan songs

The Pizza Tapes 

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Common Covers
Little Sadie 
Man of Constant Sorrows  
The House of the Rising Sun 
Driftin' Too Far From The Shore
Long Black Veil (The Band)

From Garcia Grisman
Two Soldiers 

Been All Around This World
The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest

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