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Don't Ease Me In
Composer: Traditional

First recorded by Henry Thomas (aka Ragtime Texas) on June 13, 1928 and released on the Vocalion label.

Don't Ease Me In was played Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions and by the Grateful Dead during the first year of their existence. It was a regular part of their repertoire in 1970, 1972, 1973 and during the 1979 to 1995 period but was absent or rare during other years.



Grateful Dead recordings

info Single (Stealin' / Don't Ease Me In), 1966
info Go To Heaven, 1980
info Single (Don't Ease Me In / Far From Me), 1981
info Dead Ahead (video), 1981
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 8, 1997
info Terrapin Station (Limited Edition), 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 13, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 14, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 19, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 21, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info The Birth Of The Dead, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 28, 2003
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 8: 12/10/73, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 9: 4/2 & 3/89, 2006
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 3, No. 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70, 2010
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Birth Of The Dead, Vol 1 (The Studio Sessions), 2013
info Birth Of The Dead, Vol. 2 (The Live Sides), 2014
info Live At Hampton Coliseum, 2014

The Dead

info Atlanta, GA, August 19, 2004
info Dead '09: Uniondale, NY, April 24, 2009

Furthur

info Feb 17, 2010, Buffalo, NY
info July 7, 2010, Ottawa, ON
info November 8, 2010, Minneapolis, MN
info March 18, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info Sept 25, 2011, Eugene, OR
info April 12, 2012, New York, NY
info July 20, 2013, All Good Festival, Thornville, OH

Ratdog

info Stroudsburg PA, November 6, 2006
info Concord NH, March 12, 2007
info Lowell MA, August 12, 2007

 
Henry Thomas

no info Single (Don't Ease Me In / Texas Easy Street Blues), Henry Thomas, 1928
info Really! The Country Blues, Various Artists, 1962
info Ragtime Texas: Complete Works: 1927 to 1929, Henry Thomas, 1975
info Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works, Henry Thomas, 1989
info The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1995
info Ragtime Texas: 1927-1929, Henry Thomas, 2000
info Cherokee Boogie: Indians & the Blues, Various Artists, 2004
info Texas Blues: Early Blues Masters from the Lone Star State, Various Artists, 2004

Other recordings

info Panama Limited Jug Band, Panama Limited Jug Band, 1969
info Lovin' Pretty Women, Steep Canyon Rangers, 2007
info Persuasions Of The Dead, The Persuasions & Friends, 2011

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