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Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

Dylan and the Grateful Dead - The Band Connection 

Bob Dylan partnered with The Band in the mid to late 1960's and then again in 1974. To date there are four major recordings that are released with this collaboration; Planet Waves, The Basement Tapes, Before The Flood, and Bootleg Series Vol. 4, the latter are live performances. 

The Band was one of Bob Dylan's best live back-up bands, in our opinion. We have heard numerous unreleased concert tapes as well as the commercial ones, and Before The Flood, and Bootleg Series Vol. 4 are at the top of the list. Currently there are no live releases from his band from late 1980, but they are quite good; excellent instrumentalists and back-up singers.  

In the studio Bob Dylan has had some sensational line-ups, one of which was The Band. The tier of greatness to rank Dylan's studio material would lie more with his writing of the time than his backing unit. That, and which style of music you prefer, whether folk, blues, rock, gospel, country, etc.

The songs below have some connection between two or more of the following:
The Band, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, or the Grateful Dead

Another matter that they have in common is that these songs are all phenomenal no matter whether performed by The Band, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, or the Grateful Dead. We recommend them all. 

While Tears of Rage was penned by Dylan and Manuel, I think of it more as a Band song.  

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
Title Author Performed By
I Shall Be Released Dylan Bob Dylan
The Band
Jerry Garcia 
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Robertson The Band
Jerry Garcia
Tears of Rage Dylan / Manuel The Band
Bob Dylan w / The Band
Jerry Garcia
The Weight Robertson The Band
The Grateful Dead
When I Paint My Masterpiece Dylan Bob Dylan
The Band
Jerry Garcia 
The Grateful Dead
Cover Versions
Mystery Train Parker The Band

Jerry Garcia

Long Black Veil Dill / Wilkins The Band
Garcia and Grisman 
Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
Rock of Ages - The Band Live The Band's Greatest Hits Planet Waves - Bob Dylan and the Band Bob Dylan and the Band Live Jerry Garcia Plays Dylan and The Band Jerry Garcia Plays Dylan and The Band
Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

The Band Studio

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  The Band (Brown Album (Remastered) 

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (2 x)

Music From the Big Pink (Remastered)

Tears of Rage (2 x)
I Shall Be Released
The Weight
Long Black Veil

  Moondog Matinee 

Mystery Train

Rick Danko
One More Shot

Mystery Train

The Band Live, Compilations, DVD

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Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
  Rock of Ages (Remastered)

... Dixie Down
The Weight
When I Paint My Masterpiece

Expanded version
I Shall Be Released

Greatest Hits

The Weight
Tears of Rage
I Shall Be Released
When I Paint My Masterpiece
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
 

The Last Waltz
CD or DVD 


Performed by the Band
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Weight


The Band w/ Bob Dylan
Forever Young 
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down 
I Shall Be Released 

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
 

Across the Great Divide

I Shall Be Released
... Dixie Down
Tears of Rage
The Weight
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Mystery Train

To Kingdom Come

I Shall Be Released
... Dixie Down
Tears of Rage
The Weight
When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

 Bob Dylan and the Band Live

The two albums below are classics.

Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Royal Albert Hall show, this May 17, 1966, is half  Acoustic and Electric, the latter with The Band. 

Before the Flood
Includes Dylan Acoustic, The Band Solo, and Bob Dylan and The Band
.

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Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
  Bootleg Series Vol. 4


She Belongs to Me
Visions of Johanna
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 
Desolation Row 
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Ballad of a Thin Man

Before the Flood

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
I Shall Be Released
The Weight

Dylan Connection
Ballad of a Thin Man
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
All Along the Watchtower

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

 Bob Dylan and the Band  Studio

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Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
  Planet Waves

Dylan and the Bands only true studio album, the tracks below have a Jerry Garcia Band connection.

Tough Mama
Forever Young

The Basement Tapes

Recorded primarily in 1967 and released in 1975.

Tears of Rage (Dylan lead vocals)

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

 Jerry Garcia Band 

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Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
  Jerry Garcia Live
I Shall Be Released
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down


Dylan connection
Seņor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Tangled up in Blue

How Sweet It Is
Tears of Rage

Dylan connection
Tough Mama

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
Keystone Encores

Cover
Mystery Train
 
Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
Fire Up Plus

... Dixie Down

After Midnight 
w limited bonus disc 
When I Paint My 
Masterpiece

Dylan connection
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
w limited bonus disc
That's All Right, Mama

 

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
 Theatre 1839 Theatre 1839
1977


... Dixie Down
Dylan connection
Tangled Up In Blue
Simple Twist Of Fate

Cover
Mystery Train

Keystone Berkeley
9/1/74

... Dixie Down
Cover
Mystery Train

Dylan connection
Tough Mama
Going, Going Gone

Keystone Berkeley
Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
 Lunt-Fontanne: 10/31/87

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

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

 

Lunt-Fontanne: The Best Of The Rest
Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
All Good Things
Box Set


Cover
Mystery Train 
Reflections

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

Dylan common cover
You Win Again
Reflections

 

 
Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
Grateful Dead

Please refer to our Grateful Dead perform Bob Dylan page.

Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia
 
Bob Dylan, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

   

 

   

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