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Cumberland Blues
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Cumberland Blues was first performed by the Grateful Dead in November 1969. It was played very regularly during the following few years and then less regularly during the 1972 to 1974 period. After October 1974 the song was not performed again until August 1981. It then became an occasional part of the repertoire through to 1995. Cumberland Blues was last performed live by the Grateful Dead on July 9, 1995.

Robert Hunter commented on this song in Box Of Rain: Lyrics 1965-1993;

The best compliment I ever had on a lyric was from an old guy who'd worked at the Cumberland mine. He said, 'I wonder what the guy who wrote this song would've thought if he'd ever known something like the Grateful Dead was gonna do it.'


Grateful Dead

info Workingman's Dead, 1970
info Europe '72, 1972
info The Rock Revelation, Various Artists, 1975
info What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, 1977
info American Beauty / Workingman's Dead, 198?
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 8, 1997
info Downhill from Here (DVD), 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 11, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 16, 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Workingman's Dead, 2003 exp CD has extra version
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 30, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 36, 2005
info Trilogy, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 3: 10/26/71, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 5: 3/27/88, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 10, 7/21/72, 2006
info Three From The Vault, 2007
info Eternally Grateful, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, No 3: Summer 1971 Bonus CD, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 3, No 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, No 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, No 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70 Bonus CD, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, No 2: April Fool's '88, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/8/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/14/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Aarhus, 4/16/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/26/1972, 2011
info Dave's Picks Volume 3: Chicago, IL, 22/10/71, 2012
info Winterland 30th May 1971, 2012
info Dave's Picks Volume 6: 12/20/69 & 2/2/70, 2013
info Dave's Picks Bonus CD 2013, 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol 10: Los Angeles, 12/12/69, 2014
info Spring 1990 (The Other One), 2014

The Dead

info Holmdel, NJ: June 24, 2003
info Austin, TX: July 4, 2003
info Ft Lauderdale, FL: July 29, 2003
info Columbus, OH: August 6, 2003
info Morrison, CO: June 18, 2004
info San Diego, CA: June 23, 2004
info Sacramento, CA: June 27, 2004
info George, WA: July 3, 2004
info Indianapolis, IN: July 25, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ: August 10, 2004
info Bristow, VA: August 15, 2004
info Dead '09: Albany, NY, April 17, 2009
info Dead '09: Hartford, CT, April 26, 2009
info Dead '09: Philadelphia, PA, May 2, 2009
info Dead '09: Denver, CO, May 7, 2009

Furthur

info Dec 13, 2009, Asbury Park, NJ
info Feb 8, 2010, Atlanta, GA
info Feb 20, 2010, Utica, NY
info Feb 27, 2010, Atlantic City, NJ
info Mar 6, 2010, Denver, CO
info May 29, 2010, Angels Camp, CA
info June 25, 2010, Rochester, NY
info July 4, 2010, Oxford, ME
info July 9, 2010, Masontown, WV
info September 16, 2010, Eugene, OR
info September 25, 2010, Morrison, CO
info November 11, 2010, St. Louis, MO
info November 21, 2010, New York, NY
info December 31, 2010, San Francisco, CA
info March 10, 2011, New York, NY
info March 17, 2011, Fairfax, VA
info April 2, 2011, Charleston, SC
info June 3, 2011, Mountain View, CA
info July 16, 2011, Bethel, NY
info July 24, 2011, Holmdel, NJ
info Sept 23, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 5, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
info Nov 8, 2011, Charlottesville, VA
info Nov 16, 2011, Columbus, OH
info Nov 21, 2011, Indianapolis, IN
info April 10, 2012, New York, NY
info July 8, 2012, Columbia, MD
info July 17, 2012, Chicago, IL
info September 23, 2012, Morrison, CO
info October 2, 2012, San Diego, CA
info December 29, 2012, San Francisco, CA
info January 18, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info February 24, 2013, Broomfield, CO
info April 15, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info April 27, 2013, Atlantic CIty, NJ
info July 14, 2013, Cooperstown, NY
info Sept 7, 2013, Arrington, VA
info Sept 24, 2013, Redmond, WA
info Sept 29, 2013, Berkeley, CA
info Oct 6, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Phil Lesh & Friends

info June 18, 2006: Bonnaroo Music Festival
info Instant Live: June 25, 2006, Atlanta, GA
info Instant Live: July 1, 2006, Holmdel, NJ
info Instant Live: July 9, 2006, Bethel, NY
info April 2, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info April 9, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info April 20, 2014, Las Vegas, NV, 2014
info May 30, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014

Other Dead related

info Move Me Brightly performance/documentary, 2013

 
Other recordings

info Step Up To Big Pay, Cache Valley Drifters, 1979
info Dead Ringers, Dead Ringers, 1994
info Deadbeats Acoustic, Deadbeats, 1996
info Pickin' On The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1997
info Dead Delites, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1998
info Release 1, The Schwag, 1998
info Swingin' To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1999
info Stolen Roses, Various Artists, 2000
info Live At Twenty North, Jake's Leg, 2001
info Long Strange Trip: Swingin' and Pickin' on the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info The Electric Roses Tour, Elegy, 2001?
info Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares, Various Artists, 2005
info Deadgrass, Deadgrass, 2005
info I Don't Miss Trains, The Orchard Boys, 2006
info Live Butter, Sept 8, 2006, Petaluma, CA, Hot Buttered Rum, 2006
info Live In The Northeast, Hot Buttered Rum, 2007
info Live Butter, Feb 23, 2007, Wintergrass, WA, Hot Buttered Rum, 2007
info Live Butter, June 16, 2007, Portland, OR, Hot Buttered Rum, 2007
info Live Butter, July 22, 2007, Berkeley, CA, Hot Buttered Rum, 2007
info Live Butter, June 10, 2008, Albuquerque, Hot Buttered Rum, 2008
info Live Butter, June 14, 2008, San Diego, CA, Hot Buttered Rum, 2008
info Live Butter, October 11, 2008, Boulder, CO, Hot Buttered Rum, 2008
info At Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst, MA 11/16/07, The American Beauty Project, 2009
info Live Butter, March 21, 2009, Seattle, WA, Hot Buttered Rum, 2008
info At Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC 10/15/10, The American Beauty Project, 2010
info The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia, Various Artists, 2011

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