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Truckin'
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Bob Weir / Phil Lesh / Robert Hunter

Truckin' was first performed by the Grateful Dead in August 1970 in an acoustic set. It was subsequently a fairly regular part of the live repertoire through to 1995 except during 1976 and the early tours of 1977 when it was not played.

In an interview in 1972 Garcia commented on Truckin' and Hunter's writing;

The early stuff he wrote that we tried to set to music was stiff because it wasn't really meant to be sung. After he got further and further into it, his craft improved, and then he started going out on the road with us, coming out to see what life was like, to be able to have more of that viewpoint in his music, for the words to be more Grateful Dead words. Truckin' is the result of that sort of thing. Truckin' is a song that we assembled, it didn't .... it wasn't natural, and it didn't flow, and it wasn't easy, and we really labored over the bastard .... All of us together.


Grateful Dead

info American Beauty, 1970
info Truckin' / Ripple, 1971
info Europe '72, 1972
info Johnny B. Goode / Truckin', 1972
info Superstars of the 70's, Various Artists, 1973
info Skeletons From The Closet, 1974
info Truckin' / Sugar Magnolia, 1974?
info What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, 1977
info The Grateful Dead Movie (video), 1981
info The History Of Rock, Volume 23, Various Artists, 1984
info Rock Anthems, Various Artists, 1986
info Keep On Rockin', Various Artists, 1986
info Highs of the 70's, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1987
info Casey Kasem's Rock 'n Roll Goldmine: the San Francisco Sound (video), 1987
info Sounds of the Seventies: 1971, Various Artists, 1989
info American Beauty / Workingman's Dead, 198?
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 1, 1993
info Hundred Year Hall, 1995
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 7, 1997
info The Power Of Rock - 16 Classic Rock Hits, Various Artists, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 12, 1998
info The Number Ones - Classic Rock, Various Artists, 1998
info Feel The Buzz - No Pain, Various Artists, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 14, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 15, 1999
info Hard Rock Cafe, Various Artists, 1999
info Guitar Rock Collection - 1970-1971, Various Artists, 199?
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 18, 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 23, 2001
info Rolling Stone: The 70's California Sound, Various Artists, 2001
info Singers & Songwriters: 1969-1972, Various Artists, 2001
info The San Francisco Sound (DVD), Various Artists, 2001?
info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, July 2002
info View From The Vault III, 2002
info View From The Vault III (DVD), 2002
info Rockin' Down the Highway, Various Artists, 2002
info American Beauty, 2003 expanded CD has two extra versions
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 28, 2003
info The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 30, 2003
info Road Rock, Various Artists, 2003
info Legends: Crank It Up, Various Artists, 2003
info Ultimate Seventies: 1971, Various Artists, 2003
info Ultimate Seventies (10 CD set), Various Artists, 2003
info Ultimate Seventies (15 CD set), Various Artists, 2003
info Guitar Rock: Classic 70s, Various Artists, 2003
info Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir, Bob Weir, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, 2004
info Rockin' The Rhein, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, 2004
info The Grateful Dead Movie (extended DVD), 2004
info American Beauty (Dualdisc), 2004
info Hippie: Music from the '60s Generation, Various Artists, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 34, 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 36, 2005
info Rhino Hi-Five: The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 3: 10/26/71, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 7: 9/3 & 4/80, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 8: 12/10/73, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 10: 7/21/72, 2006
info Ultimate 16: Power Of Rock, Various Artists, 2005
info Ultimate Seventies (3 CDs), Various Artists, 2005
info Trilogy, 2005
info Three From The Vault, 2007
info California Dreaming: 40 of the Finest West Coast Classics, Various Artists, 2007
info Eternally Grateful, 2007
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings: Bonus CD, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 3: Summer 1971, 2008
info Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 1: MSG, Sept 1990, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No 3: June 1974, Wall Of Sound: Bonus CD, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 1: Oakland Dec 28, 1979 Bonus CD, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971 Bonus CD, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, 2011
info The Music Never Stopped Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2011
info Flashback With The Grateful Dead, 2011
info Road Trips: Vol 4, No. 4: Spectrum 4.6.82, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/7/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/8/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Newcastle, 4/11/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/14/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Aarhus, 4/16/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/17/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Bremen, 4/21/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Dusseldorf, 4/24/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Frankfurt, 4/26/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Paris, 5/3/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Bickershaw Festival, 5/7/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Amsterdam, 5/10/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Rotterdam, 5/11/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Lille, 5/13/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Luxembourg, 5/16/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Munich, 5/18/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/24/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/26/1972, 2011
info Dave's Picks Volume 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, 2012
info Dave's Picks 2012 Bonus CD, 2012
info Dave's Picks Volume 3: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL, 22/10/71, 2012
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Winterland 30th May 1971, 2012
info 70s: The Collection, Various Artists, 2012
info Live At Hampton Coliseum, 2014

The Dead

info Columbia, MD, June 18, 2003
info Camden, NJ, June 28, 2003
info Austin, TX, July 4, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 8, 2003
info Atlanta, GA, July 31, 2003
info George, WA, September 21, 2003
info Oakland, CA, December 31, 2004
info Morrison, CO, June 20, 2004
info Salt Lake City, UT, June 29, 2004
info George, WA, July 3, 2004
info Boston, MA, July 30, 2004
info Darien Lakes, NY, August 6, 2004
info Wantagh, NY, August 14, 2004
info Atlanta, GA, August 19, 2004
info Dead '09: Greensboro, NC, April 12, 2009
info Dead '09: Buffalo, NY, April 21, 2009
info Dead '09: Chicago, IL, May 5, 2009

Furthur

info Dec 8, 2009, New York, NY, 2009
info Dec 31, 2009, San Francisco, CA, 2009
info Feb 13, 2010, Fairfax, VA, 2010
info Feb 18, 2010, Manchester, NH, 2010
info Feb 24, 2010, New York, NY, 2010
info Mar 5, 2010, Denver, CO, 2010
info May 29, 2010, Angels Camp, CA
info June 25, 2010, Rochester, NY
info July 3, 2010, Herkimer, NY
info July 7, 2010, Ottawa, ON
info September 17, 2010, Eugene, OR
info September 24, 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 February 12, 2011, Broomfield, CO
info March 5, 2011, Boston, MA
info March 15, 2011, New York, NY
info March 23, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info March 29, 2011, Binghamton, NY
info April 5, 2011, Orlando, FL
info June 4, 2011, Mountain View, CA
info July 15, 2011, Masontown, WV
info July 26, 2011, Canandaigua, NY
info Sept 25, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 2, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Oct 8, 2011, Monterey, CA
info Nov 8, 2011, Charlottesville, VA
info Nov 13, 2011, Buffalo, NY
info Dec 29, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 10, 2012, New York, NY
info July 7, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
info July 17, 2012, Chicago, IL
info September 27, 2012, Troutdale, OR
info October 5, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
info December 30, 2012, San Francisco, CA
info January 19, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info February 24, 2013, Broomfield, CO
info April 15, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 12, 2013, Holmdel, NJ
info Sept 7, 2013, Arrington, VA
info Sept 20, 2013, Morrison, CO
info Oct 1, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
info Oct 6, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Ratdog

info Boston MA: October 18, 2003
info Hartford CT: October 22, 2003
info Detroit MI: November 6, 2003
info Des Moines IA: November 13, 2003
info Little Rock AR: November 19, 2003
info Phoenix AZ, February 28, 2004
info Seattle WA, March 8, 2004
info Boulder CO, March 15, 2004
info Albany NY, March 21, 2004
info Washington, March 30, 2004
info Tulsa OK, September 15, 2004Ratdog, 2004
info Verona NY, April 8, 2005
info Wilkes-Barre PA, April 13, 2005
info Hampton Beach NH, April 22, 2005
info Mariaville, NY, August 12, 2005
info Erie, PA, October 28, 2005
info Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2005
info Portland, OR, December 16, 2005
info Majesty of the Seas, Carribean Sea, February 5, 2006
info North Charleston, SC, March 16, 2006
info Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 2006
info Santa Margarita, CA, June 24, 2006
info Kansas City, MO, July 7, 2006
info Ridgefield, CT, August 21, 2006
info Columbus OH, October 26, 2006
info Uncasville CT, November 9, 2006
info Jacksonville FL, November 14, 2006
info New York NY, March 9, 2007
info Asheville NC, March 23, 2007
info Bristow VA, August 14, 2007
info University Park, PA, November 4, 2007
info St. Paul, MN, March 21, 2008
info Upper Darby, PA, March 30, 2008
info Baltimore, MD, April 9, 2008
info Indio, CA, June 28, 2008
info San Jose, CA, July 9, 2008
info Bethel, NY, August 12, 2008
info Richmond, VA, November 3, 2008
info Newark, NJ, November 12, 2008
info Masontown, WV, July 10, 2009
info Hampton Beach, NH, July 24, 2009
info Boise, ID, August 27, 2009
info New York, NY, October 19, 2009

Scaring The Children

info 1/4/11, Pool Deck, Jam Cruise 9, US, Scaring The Children, 2011

Bob Weir & Friends

info Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert: Vol 4, Various Artists, 2011

Weir/Robinson/Greene Trio

info May 25, 2012, Summercamp Festival, Chillicothe, IL, 2012
info May 27, 2012, Bella Music Fest, Geneva, MN, 2012
info May 30, 2012, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, 2012
info June 2, 2012, Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO, 2012

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: July 1, 2006, Holmdel, NJ, 2006
info Instant Live: July 8, 2006, Darien Lakes, NY, 2006
info Instant Live: July 15, 2006, Indianapolis, IN, 2006

 
Other recordings

info The Incomparable Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, 1972
info Watkins Glen, King's Road, 1973
info The White EP, Pop-O-Pies, 1982
info Disturbing The Peace: 415 Records Radio Sampler, Various Artists, 1983
info Joe's Second Record, Pop-O-Pies, 1984
info No Time, The Squalls, 1989
info Five Man Acoustical Jam, Tesla, 1990
info Deadicated, Various Artists, 1991
info La Croix D'Amour, Dwight Yoakam, 1992
info Dead Ringers, Dead Ringers, 1994
info Long Live the Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead, Billy and Terry Smith, 1996
info Pickin' On The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1997
info Fire On The Mountain - Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead - Volume 2, Various Artists, 1997
info Relix's Best Of Truck Driving Songs, Various Artists, 1997
info Dead Delites, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1998
info Greatest Hits, 1970-1998, The Stanford Band, 1998
info Go Blue! The Ultimate Michigan Sports CD, Various Artists, 1998
info Swingin' To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1999
info Long Strange Trip: Swingin' and Pickin' on the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Gratefully Yours, Jim Hudak, 2001
info The Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Electronic Tribute To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2002
info Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros, Dwight Yoakam, 2002
info Ukulele Summit 5, Various Artists, 2002
info Pop-O-Anthology 1984-1993, Pop-O-Pies, 2003
info In Others' Words, Dwight Yoakam, 2003
info Foundation, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 200?
info Legends Karaoke, Vol. 45, 200?
info Deadgrass, Deadgrass, 2005
info Hi-Cue Billards, Hit Crew, 2005
info DJ's Choice: Live to Ride, Hit Crew, 2005
info 2b Continued..., Tomas Nicholas, 2007
info At Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst, MA 11/16/07, The American Beauty Project, 2009
info Yoga Pop Ups: Yoga Tribute To Grateful Dead, 2010
info Lullaby Versions of Grateful Dead, 2010

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