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How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Composer: Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier / Eddie Holland

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) was performed once by the Grateful Dead in March 1972. The song was played more than any other song by other Jerry Garcia groups. The first known performance was by the Garcia / Saunders band in 1972 and the last by the Jerry Garcia Band in April 1995. In between there were about 400 performances.

The original Marvin Gaye version of the song was released on the Tamla label in 1964 and reached #6 in the Billboard pop charts in January 1965. The Junior Walker & The All-Stars version of the song, also on Motown, reached #18 in the pop charts in 1966.



Marvin Gaye

no info Single (How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / Forever), Marvin Gaye, Nov 1964 (Tamla 54107)
info How Sweet It Is, Marvin Gaye, 1965
info The Motown Sound: 16 Original Big Hits, Vol 5, Various Artists, 1966
info Greatest Hits, Volume 2, Marvin Gaye , 1967
info British Motown Chartbusters, Various Artists, 1967
info Super Hits, Marvin Gaye, 1970
no info The Motown Story, Volume 2, Various Artists, 1971
no info Hits of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 1972
info Live!, Marvin Gaye, 1974
no info Anthology, Marvin Gaye, 1974
no info The Songs of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Various Artists, 1974
no info Motown Love Collection, Various Artists, 1975
no info Record 1, Various Artists, 1975
no info Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits, Marvin Gaye, 1976
no info Motown Original Versions, Various Artists, 1976
info Live At The London Palladium, Marvin Gaye, 1977
no info The Motown Story: The First 25 Years, Various Artists, 1983
no info Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 1983
no info Compact Command Performances: 15 Greatest Hits, Marvin Gaye, 1984
no info Greatest Songs by Holland Dozier Holland, Various Artists, 1985
info That Stubborn Kinda Fellow/How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You, Marvin Gaye, 1987
no info Every Great Motown Song, Vol. 1: The 1960s, Various Artists, 1988
no info Motown 30th Anniversary Collection, Various Artists, 1988
no info Classic Rock: 1964: The Beat Goes On, Various Artists, 1988
no info The Marvin Gaye Collection, Marvin Gaye, 1990
no info Motown Legends: Love Songs, Various Artists, 1990
no info 21 Legendary Superstars Oldies but Goodies, Various Artists, 1990
no info AM Gold: The Mid '60s, Various Artists, 1991
info Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971, Various Artists, 1992
info Music from The Wonder Years, Various Artists, 1994
info The Master: 1961-1984, Marvin Gaye, 1995
no info Anthology, Marvin Gaye, 1995
no info Motown Love Songs, Various Artists, 1996
no info I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye, 1997
no info Motown All Time Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 1997
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1, Marvin Gaye, 1999
no info The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 1999
no info Early Classics, Marvin Gaye, 1999
no info The Love Songs, Marvin Gaye, 2000
no info Greatest Hits: Live in '76 (DVD), Marvin Gaye, 2000
no info Motown: The Classic Years, Various Artists, 2000
no info Millennium Soul Party, Various Artists, 2000
no info New Millennium Party, Various Artists, 2000
no info Motown: The Classic Years, Various Artists, 2000
no info Ready Steady Go: The Sixties SOund Of Motown, Various Artists, 2000
info The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 2001
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Motown 1960s, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2001
no info Cosmic Grooves: Cancer, Various Artists, 2001
info That Stubborn Kinda Fellow/How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You, Marvin Gaye, 2002
no info Marvin Gaye: Live, Marvin Gaye, 2002
no info Live in Miami, Marvin Gaye, 2002
no info Live in Montreux 1980, Marvin Gaye, 2003
no info Grapevine/Marvin & Friends/Early Classics, Marvin Gaye, 2003
no info Greatest Hits Live, Marvin Gaye, 2003
no info Motown Party, Various Artists, 2003
no info The Motown Story, Vol. 1: The Sixties, Various Artists, 2003
no info Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten: The 60's Motown's Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 2003
no info Ultimate Collection, Marvin Gaye, 2004
no info The Best of Martin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 2004
info Gold, Marvin Gaye, 2004
no info Concert Anthology, Marvin Gaye, 2004
info Heaven Must Have Sent You: The Holland/Dozier/Holland Story, Various Artists, 2005
no info Marvin Gaye at the Copa, Marvin Gaye, 2005
no info The Best of Marvin Gaye: Live, Marvin Gaye, 2005
no info What's Going On: The Life & Death of Marvin Gaye/Greatest Hits Live in '76 (DVD), Marvin Gaye, 2005
no info Motown Classics: Gold, Various Artists, 2005
no info Dancing in the Streets: Motowns Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 2005
no info Lifetime of Love, Various Artists, 2005
info The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 4: 1964, Various Artists, 2006
no info The Real Thing: In Performance, 1964-1981 (DVD), Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info Live in Belgium 1981 (DVD), Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info How Sweet It Is: The Love Songs, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info Love Collection, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info Golden Legends: Marvin Gaye Live, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info The Marvin Gaye Story, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info The Very Best, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info Marvin Gaye/Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye/Teddy Pendergrass, 2006
no info R&B Soul Lovers, Marvin Gaye/Teddy Pendergrass/Barry White, 2006
no info The Love Songs Album, Various Artists, 2006
no info Sultry Soul, Various Artists, 2006
no info The Soul Story, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 2006
no info To Mum Love Motown, Various Artists, 2006
no info Best of Soul & R&B, Various Artists, 2007
no info Motown Love Songs, Various Artists, 2007
no info 20th Century Masters: Best of Love R&B Classics, Various Artists, 2007
info Motown: The Complete No. 1's, Various Artists, 2008

 
Grateful Dead

info Dick's Picks, Vol. 30, 2003

Jerry Garcia

info Keystone Encores Volume 2, Garcia/Saunders, 1988
info Keystone Encores, Garcia/Saunders, 1988
info How Sweet It Is, JGB, 1997
info After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80, JGB, 2004
info Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, 10/31/87, JGB, 2004
info Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sept 1/2, 1989, 2005
info The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary, 2005
info How Sweet It Is: A Rock and Roll Tribute to Motown, 2005
info Pure Jerry: Hampton, Virginia, Nov 9, 1991, 2006
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Coll. Ed. CD, 2007
info Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings, Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia, 2012
info Garcia Live: Vol One: March 1st 1980 Capitol Theatre, Jerry Garcia Band, 2012
info Garcia Live: Volume Two, Jerry Garcia Band, 2013
info Garcia Live: Volume Three, Legion Of Mary, 2013
info Fall 1989, JGB / Weir & Wasserman, 2013
info Garcia Live: Volume Four, Jerry Garcia Band, 2014
info Garcia Live: Volume Five, Jerry Garcia Band, 2014

Phil Lesh & Friends

info April 2, 2014, Port Chester, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2014

Other recordings

no info Single (I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)), Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers, Sept 1965 (Soul 35014)
info That Motown Sound, Earl VanDyke and the Soul Brothers, 1965
info Dance with Daddy "G", Gene Barge, 1965
info Organ Shindig, Dave "Baby" Cortez, 1965
info Darling Baby, The Elgins, 1966
no info A Time To Love, Leslie Uggams, 1966
no info Single (How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / Nothin' But Soul), Junior Walker and The All Stars, July 1966 (Soul 35024)
info Road Runner, Junior Walker and the All Stars, 1966
no info Presenting, Joe Williams and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, 1966
info Live!, Junior Walker and The All-Stars, 1967
info The Motown Sound: 16 Original Big Hits, Vol 7, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 1967
no info Blues Power, Gene Dozier and Brotherhood, 1967
no info Let the Heartaches Begin, Long John Baldry, 1968
no info Jr. Walker and the All Stars' Greatest Hits, Jr. Walker and All Stars, 1969
no info What Does It Take To Win Your Love, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, 1969
no info Gotta Hold on to This Feeling, Jr. Walker and All Stars, 1969
info Motown Winner's Circle: No. 1 Hits, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 1969
info Bright Sun Is Shining, Barry Melton, 1970
no info Live!, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, 1970
no info Motown Chartbusters, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Junior Walker & the All Stars), 1970
no info In My Own Time, Karen Dalton, 1971
no info Junior Walker & the All Stars, Junior Walker & the All Stars, 1974
no info Anthology, Jr. Walker and All Stars, 1974
info Gorilla, James Taylor, 1975
no info Single (How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You) / Sarah Maria), James Taylor, 1975
no info I Didn't Know They Still Made Records Like This, Various Artists (James Taylor), 1975
no info Greatest Hits, James Taylor, 1976
no info Motown's Preferred Stock Option #3, Various Artists (Junior Walker and the All Stars), 1977
no info I Just Can't Keep On Going, Tyrone Davis, 1980
no info Single (How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / I Can't Wait), Tyrone Davis, 1980
no info The Best Of Tyrone Davis, Tyrone Davis, 1982
no info Shotgun/Roadrunner, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, 1986
no info In The Mood Again, Tyrone Davis, 1989
no info Classic Songs, James Taylor, 1990
no info Greatest Hits, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, 1990
no info Live in Rio, James Taylor, 1991
info Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971, Various Artists (Junior Walker), 1992
no info Greatest Hits, Billy Joe Royal, 1992
no info All the Great Hits, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, 1992
no info California Dreaming, Various Artists (James Taylor), 1992
no info Magic Moments, Various Artists (James Taylor), 1992
no info Live, James Taylor, 1993
no info Step in Time with the Music of Motown, Joe Bourne Featuring the Step in Time Orchestra and Singers, 1993
no info Nothing But Soul: The Singles, Junior Walker and the All Stars, 1994
no info Best Live, James Taylor, 1994
no info Nothin' But Soul: The Singles, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, 1994
no info Shake Me, Wake Me: A Tribute to Holland-Dozier-Holland, Various Artists (Liz Lands), 1994
no info You Can't Hurry Love: The Motown Covers Album, Various Artists (James Taylor), 1994
no info Twenty Years of Romance, Captain & Tennille, 1995
no info What a Wonderful World, Brendan Power, 1995
info Organ Shindig/Tweety Pie/In Orbit, Dave "Baby" Cortez, 1995
no info Endless Beach, Various Artists (Tyrone Davis), 1995
no info Face to Face, Cissy Houston, 1996
no info The Best of Tyrone Davis: In the Mood, Tyrone Davis, 1996
no info Space Age Soul, The John Schroeder Orchestra, 1996
no info Dance With Daddy "G" Plus..., Gene Barge, 1996
no info Shake & Fingerpop, Junior Walker, 1996
no info A Tribute to James Taylor, The Overtures, 1997
no info Ultimate Collection, Junior Walker & The All Stars, 1997
no info Moondance, Joe Augustine, 1997
no info Secret Place, Gregg Bacon, 1997
no info The Best of Motorcity Records, Vol. 17, Various Artists (Liz Lands), 1997
no info MVP Vintage Soul, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Junior Walker & the All Stars), 1997
no info The Paul Jones Collection Vol. 3: Come into My Music Box, Paul Jones, 1998
no info One for My Baby, Joe Williams, 1998
no info Live at the Beacon Theatre, James Taylor, 1998
no info Just My Imagination, Randy Klein, 1998
no info How Sweet It Is, Sugar Beats, 1998
no info Ultimate Motown Rarities Collection, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 1998
no info Blue Box, Vol. 2: Finest Jazz Vocalists, Various Artists (Joe Williams), 1998
no info 25 Greatest Hits, Sam & Dave, 1999
no info All the Hits & All New Love Songs, Kenny Rogers, 1999
no info The Essential Collection, Junior Walker, 1999
no info Interpretation of James Taylor, Alex de Grassi, 1999
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Junior Walker & the All Star, 2000
no info Time Stands Still, Rebecca Wheatley, 2000
no info How Sweet It Is, Russ Peterson, 2000
no info Zydeco Man, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., 2000
no info Live, Take 6, 2000
no info Go to Motown, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, 2000
no info The Sound of Motown: Ultimate Non-Stop Soul Party Album, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, 2000
no info Lost at Sea: Live Bait, Vol. 2, Coastline Band, 2000
no info Return 2 Zero, Return 2 Zero, 2000
no info Live at Last, Q-Tips, 2000 (bonus track)
info The In Crowd: Ultimate Collection 1958-67, Various Artists (Earl VanDyke & the Soul Brothers), 2001
no info Ultimate Holt, John Holt, 2001
no info It Was a Very Good Year, James Cotton, 2001
no info Captain & Tennille, Captain & Tennille, 2001
no info Sam & Dave, Sam & Dave, 2001
no info This Is Soul, Various Artists (Sam & Dave), 2001
no info All Music Guide: Motown Memories, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2001
no info And the Beat Goes On, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2001
no info How Sweet It Is, Joan Osborne, 2002
no info My Everything, Helen Baylor, 2002
no info Super Hits, Tyrone Davis, 2002
no info Jump On It, Al Copley, 2002
no info An American Original, Lamont Dozier, 2002
no info Midnight Creeper: Collector's Classics, James Cotton, 2002
no info Essential Collection, The Isley Brothers, 2002
no info Home, Donna Gardier, 2002
no info More Than Dancing...Much More, Captain & Tennille, 2002
no info Chris Farlowe Vs. Long John Baldry: Greatest Hits, Chris Farlowe/Long John Baldry, 2002
no info Very Best of Jazz, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Donna Gardier), 2002
no info Keely Swings Basie Style...With Strings, Keely Smith, 2002
no info Beautiful Love Songs, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2002
no info Definitive Love Collection, Various Artists (Sam & Dave), 2002
no info Everlasting Love, Various Artists (Sam & Dave), 2002
no info Oldies Rhythm & Blues Favorites, Vol. 2, The Soundalikes, 2002
info On The Road: April 14, 2002, Ann Arbor, MI, String Cheese Incident, 2002
no info Motown, Michael McDonald, 2003
no info The Best of James Taylor, James Taylor, 2003
no info Road Runner & Home Cookin', Junior Walker & the All-Stars, 2003
no info Under the Influence, Tuey Connell, 2003
no info Don't You Wonder?, Kathleen Holeman, 2003
no info Blowin' in the Wind, Various Artists (Paul Jones), 2003
no info Motowns Greatest Hits, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2003
no info New Woman 2003, Various Artists (Donna Gardier), 2003
no info The Ultimate Urban Album, Various Artists (Donna Gardier), 2003
no info Love Songs We Used To Share, Various Artists (Sam & Dave), 2003
no info Rhythm & Blues: Oldies R&B Favorites, The Soundalikes, 2003
info On The Road: November 1, 2002, Las Vegas, NV, String Cheese Incident, 2003
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers, The Funk Brothers, 2004
no info Percy Sledge and Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge/Sam & Dave, 2004
no info Reflections Of, Lamont Dozier, 2004
no info Right Where I Belong, Dave Moody, 2004
no info Home With You, Carmen Bradford, 2004
no info Undignified, Avery Stafford, 2004
no info Drew's Famous Baby Shower, Hit Crew, 2004
no info Smoothin', Various Artists (Joan Osborne), 2004
no info This Is the Modern World, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2004
no info Best Sixties Summer Party...Ever!, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2004
no info Cool Summer Jazz, Various Artists (Donna Gardier), 2004
info On The Road: August 1, 2003, North Plains, OR, String Cheese Incident, 2004
info On The Road: Dec 6, 2003, Los Angeles, CA, String Cheese Incident, 2004
info On The Road: August 1, 2004, Milwaukee, WI, String Cheese Incident, 2004

no info It's Time, Michael Bublé, 2005
no info Caught in the Act, Michael Bublé, 2005
no info Gold: The Very Best of John Holt, John Holt, 2005
no info One of Us, Joan Osborne, 2005
no info Rhino Hi-Five, James Taylor, 2005
no info Friday After Class, The MadHatters, 2005
no info Hammond Explosion, Michael Falkenstein, 2005
no info Feelin' Groovy, Sally Harmon, 2005
no info Mo' May: A Celebration of the Motown Era, May Palmer, 2005
no info Tribute to Holland Dozier Holland, Various Artists (Liz Lands), 2005
no info Marvel of Marvin, Various Artists (Isley Brothers), 2005
no info Uncloudy Days, Various Artists (Cissy Houston), 2005
no info Rock-A-Bye Music Box Melodies: Classic Rock, Hit Crew, 2005
no info A Valentines Gift of Love, Various Artists (Joan Osborne), 2005
no info Just the Way You Are, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2005
no info New Beginnings, Various Artists (Sam & Dave), 2005
no info Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best of the Columbia Years, Tyrone Davis, 2005
info On The Road: October 19, 2005, Charlotte, NC, String Cheese Incident, 2005
info The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965, Various Artists (Earl VanDyke & The Soul Brothers), 2006
info The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2006
no info Live From Las Vegas a Tribute to Legends and Motown, Early Clover, 2006
no info Motown Two, Michael McDonald, 2006 (bonus track)
no info Reflections, The Temptations, 2006
no info A Musicares Person of the Year Tribute, James Taylor, 2006
no info Voodoo, Terez Montcalm, 2006
no info For the Good Times, Dinah Shore, 2006
no info Songs from the Soul, The Blenders, 2006
no info After Dark, Kenny Rogers, 2006
no info Forever Kenny Rogers, Kenny Rogers, 2006
no info Drew's Famous Happy Anniversary, Hit Crew, 2006
info Save The Dave Benefit, George's Majestic, Fayetteville, AR, March 04, 2006, Various Artists, 2006
no info Greatest Ever! Soul: The Definitive Collection, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 2006
no info A Walk on the Blues Side, Various Artists (Cissy Houston), 2006
no info 60's Love Songs: The Ultimate Collection, Various Artists (Cissy Houston), 2006
no info Jazz Vocalists: Hear and Now, Various Artists (Michael Bublé), 2006
no info Always and Forever, Various Artists (Sam & Dave), 2006
no info The Motown Anthology, The Elgins, 2007
no info Get Ready, Human Nature, 2007
no info Collaboration, David Hillis and Allan Johnson, 2007
no info Best of the Isley Brothers, The Isley Brothers, 2007
no info Blue Eyed Soul, The Boogie Kings, 2007
no info Windwalker, Tom Saputo, 2007
info George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR, September 08, 2007, Steve Kimock & Friends, 2007
no info Soul Classics, Siggi Schwarz And The Legends, 2007
no info Collector's Items Compilation, The Boogie Kings, 2007
no info Classic Soul Hits, The Temptations, 2008
no info Don't Forget the Motor City, Various Artists (Liz Lands), 2008
no info Soft Pop Romance, Various Artists (Billy Joe Royal), 2008
info Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live (DVD), Various Artists (James Taylor), 2009

 
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