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Truckin' / Ripple

Grateful Dead

Initial release : January 1971

Warner Brothers 7464

A 7" commercial single released in conjunction with the American Beauty album.


  • Truckin' (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir)
  • Ripple (Garcia / Hunter)

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, pedal steel, piano, vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - harmonica, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • David Grisman - mandolin on Ripple
  • Howard Wales - organ on Truckin'

  • Producers - The Grateful Dead
  • Co-producer - Audio-Steve Barncard
  • Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Related releases

The single was released in conjunction with the LP:

A white label promotional version of the single was also released: A vinyl replica 7" single was released in 2018: The same version of Truckin' was subsequently included on two other singles:
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Regular US sleeve
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German picture sleevealbum cover