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Blackbird
Composer: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Blackbird was performed twice by the Grateful Dead in the Summer of 1988. The song has also been performed by The Dead and Ratdog.

Though credited as usual to Lennon and McCartney the song was written by Paul McCartney. Supposedly inspired by reading newspaper accounts of US race riots in mid-1968 OR by a blackbird singing the tune outside his bedroom window OR .....

Only McCartney plays on the Beatles recording of the song.



The Dead

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info Morrison, CO, July 10, 2003
info Tampa, FL, July 30, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 10, 2003
info Morrison, CO, June 18, 2004
info Salt Lake City, UT, June 29, 2004
info Darien Lakes, NY, August 6, 2004

Weir / Wasserman

info Fall 1989, JGB / Weir & Wasserman, 2013

Ratdog

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info Toronto ON: October 29, 2003
info Detroit MI: November 6, 2003
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info Memphis TN: November 21, 2003
info Las Vegas NV, February 25, 2004
info San Francisco CA, March 2, 2004
info Bozeman MT, March 10, 2004
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info Syracuse NY, March 20, 2004
info Washington, March 30, 2004
info Sausalito CA, September 4, 2004
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info Anaheim CA, February 4, 2005
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info Columbus, OH, June 8, 2005
info Terra Alta, WV, August 5, 2005
info Milwaukee, WI, October 25, 2005
info Buffalo, NY, October 29, 2005
info Asheville, NC, November 14, 2005
info Tucson, AZ, December 6, 2005
info Seattle, WA, December 17, 2005
info Norfolk, VA, March 18, 2006
info Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 2006
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info Milwaukee WI, July 5, 2007
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info Burlington, VT, November 2, 2007
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info Charleston, SC, April 11, 2008
info Quincy, CA, July 5, 2008
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Weir/Robinson/Greene Trio

info June 3, 2012, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO, 2012

 
Beatles and related

info The Beatles (White Album), Beatles, 1968
no info Wings Over America, Paul McCartney, 1976
info Unplugged (The Official Bootleg), Paul McCartney, 1991
info Anthology 3, The Beatles, 1996
no info Back in the U.S., Paul McCartney, 2002
no info Back in the World, Paul McCartney, 2003
info Love, The Beatles, 2006

Other recordings

info Mother Nature's Son, Ramsey Lewis, 1969
info The Beatles Songbook, The Rubber Band, 1969
no info Solid Gold '69, Chet Atkins, 1969
info Age Of Electronicus, Dick Hyman, 1969
no info Everybody's Talkin', Catherine McKinnon, 1969
info Harpers Bizarre 4, Harpers Bizarre, 1969
no info Fireworks, José Feliciano, 1970
info Alegria!, Bossa Rio, 1970
info All Day Thumb Sucker, Various Artists (Bossa Rio), 1970
no info Hightower, Rosetta Hightower, 1970
no info You're Not Alone, Dion, 1971
no info Punch, Punch, 1971
no info Music Is My Life, Billy Preston, 1972
no info Silver Morning, Kenny Rankin, 1974
no info Tom Scott in L.A., Tom Scott, 1975
no info Old Friends, Mary McCaslin, 1977
no info Get the Ball, Release Music Orchestra, 1977
no info Blackbird, Mose Jones, 1978
no info Living Proof, Sylvester, 1979
no info The Hawk, Dave Valentin, 1979
no info Beatles Ballads, 1980
no info Word Of Mouth, Jaco Pastorius, 1981
info Songs Of The Beatles, Sarah Vaughan, 1981
no info Plays The Beatles, Don Costa, 1981
no info Classically Beatles, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1982
no info Allies, Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1983
no info Daylight Again (video), Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1983
no info Sings & Plays the Beatles, José Feliciano, 1985
info Rounder Folk, Various Artists (Mary McCaslin), 1986
no info Live at the Desert Inn, Bobby Darin, 1987
no info Carry On, Vol. 2, Ipso Facto, 1988
no info Beatles Connection, King's Singers, 1988
no info Norwegian Woods, Vol. 1, L.A. Workshop , 1988
no info The Beatles And Other Standards, Nancy Harrow, 1990
no info The Voice, Bobby McFerrin, 1990
no info Picture, Night Ark, 1990
no info Live at the Blue Note, Dave Valentin, 1990
no info Beachfront Property, Beachfront Property, 1990
no info Real Life Story, Terri Lyne Carrington, 1990
no info Jazzin', Various Artists (Bobby McFerrin), 1990
no info The Sampler (Novus), Various Artists (Night Ark), 1990?
info Crosby, Stills and Nash Box Set, Crosby, Stills and Nash, 1991
no info Micky Dolenz Puts You to Sleep, Micky Dolenz, 1991
no info About Time, Stefan Scaggiari, 1991
no info Beatles Stories, Gérard Pansanel & Antonello Salis, 1991
info The Lennon & McCartney Songbook, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Billy Preston), 1991
no info Yesterday: 16 Fab Beatle Reggae Classics, Various Artists (Rosalyn Sweet), 1991
no info Collection, Billy Preston, 1992
no info The Story of Neptune, Tony Williams, 1992
no info The Best of Mary McCaslin: Things We Said Today, Mary McCaslin, 1992
no info Global Function, Stefan Scaggiari, 1992
no info Lennon & McCartney Songbook, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Billy Preston), 1992
no info Tokyo Live, Tony Williams, 1993
no info Come Together: A Guitar Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists (Adrian Belew), 1993
no info Back to the Garden, Richard Dworsky, 1994
no info Wild Seed, Wild Flower, Dionne Farris, 1994
no info Simple Gifts, Will Taylor, 1994
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no info Music of the Beatles, Various Artists (Loius Clark), 1994
no info Sympathy for the Devil, Hampton String Quartet, 1995
no info Standards & Blueprints, Jan Wallgren, 1995
no info Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Jerry Vivino, 1995
no info Classic Blue, Justin Hayward, 1995
no info Beatles on Ivory, Jon Simon, 1995
no info Takeoff, Cecilia Smith, 1995
no info Norwegian Wood, Trio Rococo, 1995
no info My Favorite Things, Vol. 2, Mike Strickland, 1995
no info Snoopy's Classiks on Toys: Beatles, Various Artists, 1995
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no info I Got No Kick Against Modern Jazz, Various Artists (Arturo Sandoval), 1995
no info Here Comes the Sun, Julie Blue, 1996
no info The Best of Tony Williams, Tony Williams, 1996
no info I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Bernadette Peters, 1996
no info Peaceful: The Best of Kenny Rankin, Kenny Rankin, 1996
no info Moving On, Desmond Dekker, 1996
no info Yesterday, Pt. 3: 18 Fab Beatles Songs Done Reggae Style, Various Artists (Desmond Dekker), 1996
no info Listen to the Music: '70s California Sound, Various Artists (Kenny Rankin), 1996
no info The Art of the Trio, Vol. 1, Brad Mehldau, 1997
no info Passion of Feliciano, José Feliciano, 1997
no info Beatles Stories / Cinecittá, Gérard Pansanel & Antonello Salis, 1997
no info Here Comes the Sun: Acoustic Guitar Classics, Vol. 1, Fred Benedetti & Peter Pupping, 1997
no info Global Rock, Vol. 6: From London to L.A., Various Artists (Denny Laine), 1997
no info Beatle Jazz, Gary Smart, 1998
info All You Need Is Love, Canadian Brass, 1998
no info React, Michael Bellar & As-Is Ensemble, 1998
no info Masters, Denny Laine, 1998
no info Revolution, Paul Schwartz, 1998
no info Exception to the Rule, Charles Lyonhart, 1998
no info Tribute to the Beatles, Rick Wakeman, 1998
no info Very Best of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Arizona Smoke Revue), 1998
no info Best of Smooth Jazz, Vol. 2, Various ARtists (Brad Mehldau), 1998
no info In My Life, Various Artists (Bonnie Pink), 1998
no info 20th Century Masters: A Tribute to Beatles, Various Artists (Jose Feliciano), 1998
no info The Music of the Beatles, Vol. 2, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1998
no info Look of Love, Alden David, 1999
no info Stolen Songs, Enzo Pietropaoli, 1999
no info Pianoforte Opus 6: Finale, Christopher Peacock, 1999
no info Walking Woman, Mary LaRose and Ledhead, 1999
no info Tribute to Paul McCartney & Wings, Denny Laine, 1999
no info Wings at the Sound O, Denny Laine, 1999
no info Bottom Line Encore Collection, Kenny Rankin, 1999
no info Amateur Shortwave Radio, Over the Rhine, 1999
no info Road Ahead, Joe Sherbanee, 1999
no info All You Need Is Love: Beatles Songs for Kids, Various Artists, 1999
no info A Reggae Tribute to the Beatles, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Rosalyn Sweat& The Paragons), 1999
no info Here, There and Everywhere: The Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Sean Harkness), 1999
no info Pickin' on the Beatles, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1999
no info Panpipes Play Beatles, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
no info Duet, Sylvain Luc & Bireli Lagrene, 2000
no info Ultimate Collection, Billy Preston, 2000
no info Superwomen, Five Floor Monica, 2000
no info Venice Wind, Mr. Groove, 2000
no info Deregulating Jazz, Brad Mehldau , 2000
no info Bonnie's Kitchen #2, BONNIE PINK, 2000
no info Panpipes Play The Beatles, Panpipes, 2000
no info Les Incontournables, Jaco Pastorius, 2000
no info Counting Sheep, Collin Raye, 2000
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no info From Hamburg to Here, Various Artists (Denny Laine), 2000
no info Another Bite of the Apple, Beatlejazz, 2001
no info Beatles Baroque, Boréades, 2001
no info Mellow Dubmarine: A Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Rosalyn Sweat & The Paragons), 2001
no info You Had It Coming, Jeff Beck, 2001
no info Sit Down Old Friend/You're Not Alone, Dion, 2001
no info Legendary José Feliciano, José Feliciano, 2001
no info Haven't We Met?, Kenny Rankin, 2001
no info Vertigo, Rene Marie, 2001
no info Pastiche, Pastiche, 2001
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no info Bedtime with the Beatles: Instrumental Versions of Classic Beatles Songs, Jason Falkner, 2001
no info Her Point of View, Olga Konkova, 2001
no info Jazzed for the Beatles, Steve Hulse , 2001
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no info Fab Four Collection, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Denny Laine), 2001
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no info Come Together: An a Capella Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Beachfront Property), 2002
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no info Beatles, Brazil and Beyond, 2003
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no info Off White Album, Dan Dugmore, 2003
no info What Is My Heart For, Sarah Brooks, 2003
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no info Fab 4 on 6, Don Latarski, 2003
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no info Let It Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles, Connie Evingson, 2003
no info A Trip to Brazil, Vol. 3: Back to Bossa, Various Artists (Bossa Rio), 2003
no info Now This Is What We Call Blues, Vol. 420, Various Artists (Colin Linden), 2003
no info Vol. 5: Animal Tracks, Jamie DeRoy & Friends, 2004
no info String Quartet Tribute to Paul McCartney, 2004
no info Afterglow Live, Sarah McLachlan, 2004
no info Interpretations, Dale Turner, 2004
no info RPO Plays ABBA, The Beatles, Queen, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 2004
no info From Time to Time, Peter Gullin, 2004
no info A Tribute to the Beatles, Studio 99, 2004
no info Walking the Skyline, Wendy Woo, 2004
no info Find Harmony, Na Leo, 2004
no info With a Little Help from My Friends, Sketch, 2004
info Blue Note Plays the Beatles, Various Artists (Tony Williams), 2004
no info All You Need Is Covers: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Mike Batt & Justin Hayward), 2004
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no info Blackbird, Shelly Berg, 2005
no info Tesseract, Clockwork, 2005
no info Beatles: Acoustic Guitar Solos, Stephen Bennett, 2005
no info Beatles for Harp, Jim Palmer, 2005
no info Greatest Hits Live, David Cassidy, 2005
no info Intention, Kristen Strom, 2005
no info All of You, Carol Duboc, 2005
no info Beatles, Emerson Nogueira, 2005
no info Beatles on the Banjo, Jack Convery, 2005
no info Here Comes the Sun: Roy Scoutz Plays the Beatles, Roy Scoutz , 2005
no info Standard Fare, Wayne Goins, 2005
no info Let's Go, The Guess Who, 2005
no info Six, The King's Singers, 2005
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info Yesterday: A Country Music Tribute the Beatles, Various Artists (Collin Raye), 2005
no info Up Close, Jesse McCartney , 2005
no info An Inspiring Awe, Vocebasso, 2005
no info Different Strokes...Live, Beth Snellings, 2005
no info Sunrise, Kathleen Grace, 2005
no info Playing the Beatles, Luca Colombo, 2005
no info Solitary Persuasions, George McRae , 2005
no info Songs for Peace: Solo Guitar, John Cain, 2005
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no info What a Wonderful Bossa World, Anna Ly , 2006
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no info The Beatles Gregorian Songbook, Schola Musica, 2006
no info Bingo Kids Sing Beatles Hits for Kids, Vol. 2, Bingo Kids, 2006
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no info Jazz Aviary, Susan Krebs & The Soaring Sextet, 2007
no info Live in L.A., Crosby, Stills & Nash, 2007
no info A Lounged out Homage to the Beatles, Giacomo Bondi, 2007
no info Mosaic Select: Tony Williams, Tony Williams, 2007
no info 10 to 23/Fireworks, Jose Feliciano, 2007
no info Across the Universe Soundtrack, 2007
no info Into White, Carly Simon, 2007
no info Better Angels, John McLean, 2007
no info Bites of the Apple, Eddie Montana , 2007
no info A Thousand Eyes, Pete Barenbregge & Frank Russo, 2007
no info Beatles: Guitar Instrumentals, Peter Pupping & Fred Benedetti, 2007
no info Mario Dasilva Plays the Beatles for Everyone, Mario Dasilva , 2007
no info The Ryan Keberle Double Quartet, The Ryan Keberle Double Quartet, 2007
no info Beneath the Covers: A Rediscovery, Gypsy Soul, 2007
no info Ripping Up the Road, Capital Children's Choir, 2007
no info Heart, Music and Art, Patrick Ki , 2007
no info Cape Cod Covers, Vol. 2: The Beatles, Various Artists (Carly Simon), 2007
no info Step Inside Love: A Jazzy Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Kathleen Grace), 2007
no info Wave Music, Vol. 11, Various Artists (Giacomo Bondi), 2007
no info This Moment to Be Free, Cris Barber, 2008
no info Collection, King's Singers, 2008
no info Rise, Fran McKendree , 2008
no info Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff, Sarah McLachlan, 2008
no info Lindy Hop Blues: Live at Jelly Roll, Paul Tillotson and The Love Trio, 2008
info As Time Goes By, Gregg Hansen, 2008
no info Blue Lounge Presents: A Lennon and McCartney Songbook, Various Artists, 2008
info Emily Wilson, Emily Wilson, 2009

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