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China Doll
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

China Doll was first performed by the Grateful Dead in February 1973. The song was performed in total just over a hundred times. There were more than 10 performances in 1973, 1974, 1980 and 1984, most other years had just a handful of performances. China Doll was not performed in 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982 and 1995. The last Grateful Dead performance of the song was in October 1994.

Robert Hunter has said that the original title for China Doll was "The Suicide Song".



Grateful Dead

info Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel, 1974
info Wake Of The Flood / From The Mars Hotel, 1977?
info Reckoning, 1981
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 10, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 17, 2000
info View From The Vault III, 2002
info View From The Vault III (DVD), 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, 2004
info Wake Of The Flood, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)
info Reckoning, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 3: June 1974, Wall Of Sound, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 4: Cal Expo 1993, 2009
info Dave's Picks Volume 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, 2012
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Dave's Picks Volume 8: Atlanta, GA 11/30/80, 2013

Other recordings

info Deadicated, Various Artists (Suzanne Vega), 1991
info Monday Prayer to Tunkashila, Pat Mallinger, 1995
info Dark Star - The Music of the Grateful Dead, David Murray, 1996
info Terrapin, Joe Gallant and Illuminati, 1999
info The Grass Is Dead, Crazy Fingers, 2000
info Gratefully Yours, Jim Hudak, 2001
info Gifts From The Dead, Gifts From The Dead, 2001
info Electronic Tribute To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2002
info 11th, Purdymouth, 2003
info Fortune And Death, Radio Free Earth, 2005
info Dead Symphony No. 6, Lee Johnson/Russian National Orchestra, 2007
info China Doll (single), Lore Constantine, 2010
info Portal, Atomic Skunk, 2010

 
The Dead

info Mansfield, MA, June 22, 2003
info Camden, NJ, June 28, 2003
info Austin, TX, July 4, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 10, 2003
info Columbus, OH, August 6, 2003
info Irvine, CA, September 18, 2003
info Morrison, CO, June 20, 2004
info Cleveland, OH, July 28, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 11, 2004
info Dead '09: Denver, CO, May 7, 2009

Furthur

info Feb 10, 2010, Charlotte, NC
info July 5, 2010, Stroudsburg, PA
info November 19, 2010, Worcester, MA
info February 11, 2011, Broomfield, CO
info March 6, 2011, Boston, MA
info March 23, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info Oct 4, 2011, Las Vegas, NV
info Nov 8, 2011, Charlottesville, VA
info April 12, 2012, New York, NY
info July 14, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
info September 30, 2012, Mountain View, CA
info Sept 24, 2013, Redmond, WA

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: June 23, 2006, Tampa, FL, 2006
info Instant Live: July 6, 2006, Mansfield, MA, 2006
info Instant Live: July 14, 2006, Columbus, OH, 2006

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