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Grateful Dead (and others) Play The Band

The Grateful Dead performed two songs written or co-written by members of The Band. Furthur, The Dead, Ratdog, Phil Lesh & Friends, various Jerry Garcia groups, and other groups connected to the Grateful Dead have also played songs written by members of The Band.

This page documents these songs.

Acadian Driftwood

Acadian Driftwood was played by Phil Lesh & Friends and Philharmonia.

The song was originally released by the Band on the Northern Lights-Southern Cross album and on a single in 1975.

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Across The Great Divide

Across The Great Divide was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow was performed by the Grateful Dead, The Dead, the Other Ones and Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released by the Robbie Robertson solo album Robbie Robertson album in 1987.

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Caledonia Mission

Caledonia Mission was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released by the Band on the Music From Big Pink album in 1968.

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Chest Fever

Chest Fever was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends and Furthur.

The song was originally released by the Band on the Music From Big Pink album in 1968.

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Endless Highway

Endless Highway was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Bob Dylan live album Before The Flood in 1974.

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Jawbone

Jawbone was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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Jemima Surrender

Jemima Surrender was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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Just Another Whistle Stop

Just Another Whistle Stop was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album Stage Fright in 1970.

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King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

King Harvest (Has Surely Come) was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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Life Is A Carnival

Life Is A Carnival was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album Cahoots in 1971.

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Look Out Cleveland

Look Out Cleveland was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down was performed by Garcia/Saunders groups in the mid-1970's and by the Jerry Garcia Band between 1976 and 1995. It was also performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band and on a single in 1969.

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Rag Mama Rag

Rag Mama Rag was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band and on a single in 1969.

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Rockin' Chair

Rockin' Chair was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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The Shape I'm In

The Shape I'm In was performed by Mickey & The Daylites in 1986.

The song was first released on the Band album Stage_Fright in 1970.

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Tears Of Rage

Tears Of Rage was performed by the Jerry Garcia Band in 1990 and 1991. A live recording of the song was released on the How Sweet It Is album.

The song, which was co-written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel, was first recorded during the Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. A version from these sessions was included on the Basement Tapes album and on a single in 1975. The first released recording of the song was on the Band album Music From Big Pink in 1968.

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This Wheel's On Fire

This Wheel's On Fire was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song, which was co-written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko, was first recorded during the Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. A version from these sessions was included on the Basement Tapes album. The first released recording of the song was on the Band album Music From Big Pink in 1968.

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Twilight

Twilight was performed by the Jerry Garcia Band in 1991.

The song was first released on the Band on a single in 1975.

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Unfaithful Servant

Unfaithful Servant was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band and on a single in 1969.

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Up On Cripple Creek

Up On Cripple Creek was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band and on a single in 1969.

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W.S. Walcott Medicine Show

W.S. Walcott Medicine Show was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album Stage_Fright in 1970.

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The Weight

The Weight was performed by the Grateful Dead, Furthur, The Dead, The Other Ones, Ratdog, the Garcia/Saunders band, Phil Lesh & Friends and the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

The song was first released on the Band album Music From Big Pink in 1968.

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When You Awake

When You Awake was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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Whispering Pines

Whispering Pines was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was first released on the Band album The Band in 1969.

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Last updated July 2012