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Turn On Your Love Light
Composer: Joseph Scott / Deadric Malone

The original Bobby Bland release of this song and most other recordings use the title Turn On Your Love Light. On Grateful Dead recordings the title is Turn On Your Lovelight. The latter is used here when related to the Grateful Dead but otherwise the former title is used..

Turn On Your Love Light was written in 1961 by bandleader and arranger Joe Scott who worked with Bobby Bland between 1961 and 1968. Deadric Malone was a pseudonym used on writing credits by record label owner and manager Don Robey who possibly did not contribute to the song.

The song was recorded by Bobby Bland, arranged by Joe Scott and with Wayne Bennett on lead guitar, in 1961. It was released as a single towards the end of the year and reached #2 in the R&B charts in early 1962.

The Grateful Dead first performed Turn On Your Lovelight in August 1967. The song was performed regularly through the 1968 to 1970 period often being the closing song in a show. Lovelight was a vehicle for Pigpen during this period and often featured one of his raps to the audience. As his health deteriorated the song became less common in the repertoire. The last Pigpen version of the song was on the European tour in May 1972. Lovelight was performed once in 1981 with Bob Weir taking lead vocals and then a couple of times with guests in 1982. The song returned to a more regular place in repertoire in 1984. The last performance of the song was in June 1995.

Lovelight was performed by Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir with Carlos Santana, Tower of Power and others at the 'Blues For Salvador' show on January 23, 1988 at Oakland.



Grateful Dead recordings

info Live/Dead, 1969
info The Big Ball, Various Artists, 1970
info Skeletons From The Closet, 1974
info Two From The Vault, 1992
info Hundred Year Hall, 1995
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 4, 1996
info Fillmore East 2.11.69, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 16, 2000
info View From The Vault, 2000
info View From The Vault (DVD), 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 22, 2001
info View From The Vault II, 2001
info View From The Vault II (DVD), 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 26, 2002
info Rockin' The Rhein, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 2: 1/18/70, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 6: 3/17/68, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969: Compilation, 2005
info Trilogy, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 9: 4/2 & 3/89, 2006
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 12: 4/17/69, 2006
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 3: Summer 1971 Bonus CD, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 1: MSG, Sept 1990, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom Bonus CD, 2009
info Crimson, White and Indigo, 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 1: Big Rock Pow Wow 69, 2010
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: Frankfurt, 4/26/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Bickershaw Festival, 5/7/1972, Grateful Dead, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/24/1972, Grateful Dead, 2011
info Winterland 30th May 1971, 2012
info Dave's Picks Volume 6: 12/20/69 & 2/2/70, 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol 10: Los Angeles, 12/12/69, 2014

The Dead

info Saratoga Springs, NY, June 20, 2003
info Camden, NJ, June 27, 2003
info St. Louis, MO, July 2, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 8, 2003
info Ft Lauderdale, FL, July 29, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 10, 2003
info Phoenix, AZ, June 22, 2004
info George, WA, July 3, 2004
info East Troy, WI, July 24, 2004
info Wantagh, NY, August 14, 2004
info Atlanta, GA, August 19, 2004
info Dead '09: Worcester, MA April 19, 2009
info Dead '09: E. Rutherford, NJ, April 28, 2009

Furthur

info Feb 13, 2010, Fairfax, VA
info Mar 2, 2010, Chicago, IL
info June 29, 2010, Jim Thorpe, PA
info September 20, 2010, Santa Barbara, CA
info November 8, 2010, Minneapolis, MN
info November 19, 2010, Worcester, MA
info December 30, 2010, San Francisco, CA
info February 12, 2011, Broomfield, CO
info March 8, 2011, Wallingford, CT
info March 22, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info March 26, 2011, New York, NY
info April 6, 2011, Boca Raton, FL
info July 15, 2011, Masontown, WV
info Sept 28, 2011, West Valley City, UT
info Oct 2, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Nov 13, 2011, Buffalo, NY
info Dec 30, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 10, 2012, New York, NY
info April 20, 2012, Live Oak
info July 10, 2012, Alpharetta, GA
info April 23, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 20, 2013, All Good Festival, Thornville, OH
info Sept 21, 2013, Morrison, CO

Ratdog

info Live At Roseland, 2001
info Pittsburgh PA: November 7, 2003
info Chicago IL, April 1, 2005
info Atlanta, GA, November 16, 2005
info New York NY, March 10, 2007
info Wantagh NY, August 21, 2007
info Reading, PA, November 6, 2007
info New York, NY, April 3, 2008
info Rochester, NY, July 12, 2009

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Phil Lesh and Friends Live at the Warfield, 2006
info Instant Live: June 25, 2006, Atlanta, GA, 2006
info Instant Live: July 1, 2006, Holmdel, NJ, 2006
info Instant Live: July 9, 2006, Bethel, NY, 2006
info Instant Live: July 16, 2006, Chicago, IL, 2006

Bill Kreutzmann

info Kreutzmann, Burbridge, Murawski Trio: April 20, 2008, Chicago, 2008

 
Other recordings

no info Single (Turn On Your Love Light / You're The One (That I Need)), Bobby Bland, 1961
info Here's the Man!, Bobby Bland, 1962
info Snap Your Fingers, Barbara Lewis, 1964
no info Single (Turn On Your Lovelight / ?), Felder's Orioles, 1965
no info Single (Turn On Your) Love Light / Tossin' and Turnin', The High Spirits, 1965
info The Big Hits Of Mid-America, Vol 2, Various Artists (The High Spirits), 1965
no info Single (Jerkin' Time / Turn On Your Love Light), Bob Kuban & the In-Men, 1965
info Them Again, Them, 1966
info Looking at Long John, Long John Baldry, 1966
no info Single (Determination / Turn On Your Love Light), Dean Parrish, 1966
info The Best Of Bobby Bland, Bobby Bland, 1967
info The James Cotton Blues Band, 1967
info For Your Precious Love, Oscar Toney, Jr. 1967
info Soul My Way, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1967
info Incomparable Sax, Ace Cannon, 1967
info Turn on Your Love Light, Bill Black's Combo, 1967
info Recorded Live at the Bel-Rae Ballroom, T.C. Atlantic, 1967
no info Single (Turn On Your Love Light / Shotgun Man), Jerry Lee Lewis, 1967
no info Single (Turn On Your Love Light / ?), The Invaders, 1967
no info Single (Still In Love With You Baby / Turn On Your Love Light), The Argyles, 1967
no info Single (Number One In Your Heart / Turn On Your Lovelight), Herbie Goins & The Night Timers, 1967
info Nobody But Me, The Human Beinz, 1968
no info Single (Turn On Your Love Light / It's Fun To Be Clean), The Human Beinz, 1968
info The World of Charlie McCoy, Charlie McCoy, 1968
no info Single (Turn On Your Love Light / Any Day Now, Oscar Toney Jr, 1968?
info Live In Las Vegas, Tom Jones, 1969
info World of Them, Them, 1969
no info Single (Turn On Your Lovelight / Water Moccasin), Matt Lucas, 196?
info Streetman, Barry Goldberg, 1970
no info The Roy Young Band, The Roy Young Band, 1971
info The Killer Rocks On, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1971
info Roadwork, Edgar Winter, 1972
info Smokin' O.P.'s, Bob Seger, 1972
info Warner/Reprise Display Case Vol. 9, Various Artists (Bob Seger), 1972
info Them Featuring Van Morrison (US), Them, 1972
no info Single (Lonely Weekends / Turn On Your Love Light), Jerry Lee Lewis, 1972
info Bobby Bland's Greatest Hits, Bobby Bland, 1973
info Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny Rivers, 1973
no info Greatest Hits Volume 2, Bill Black's Combo, 1973
no info Rock 'N' Soul 1962, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1973
no info Single (You're The One / Turn On Your Love Light), Earl Gaines, 1973
no info Single (Turn On Your Love Light / Rainbow), Gene Chandler, 1973
info The Gregg Allman Tour, Gregg Allman, 1974
no info Single (Turn on Your Lovelight / We Don't Have to Be Lovers), Sly, Slick & Wicked, 1974
info Here's the Man!, Bobby Bland, 1974
no info The Best of Bobby Bland, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 1974
no info I'm A Rocker, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1975
info It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Them, 1975
info Basic Black, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1975
info Love Rustler, Delbert McClinton, 1977
no info The Best of Gene Chandler, Gene Chandler,1977
no info I'm Movin' On, Matt Lucas, 1979
no info Single (Turn On Your Lovelight / I Pity The Fool), Bobby "Blue" Bland, 197?
no info Heart And Soul, Conway Twitty, 1980
info Whiter Shades of R&B, The Paramounts, 1983
no info Ride That Train Tonight, Matt Lucas, 1983
no info Dealin' with the Devil: Best of James Cotton, James Cotton Blues Band, 1984
info Kent Stop Dancing, Various Artists (Benny Gordon), 1984
no info Yearning and Burning, Earl Gaines, 1986
info Them Featuring Van Morrison (UK), Them, 1987
no info This is Charly Soul, Various Artists (Earl Gaines), 1987
no info Stand By Me, Gene Chandler, 1987
no info The Rock 'N' Roll Era: Still Rockin' 1962, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1987
no info Live, Doug Sahm, 1988
no info The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1962: Still Rockin', Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1988
no info Soul With A Flavour, Bobby Bland, 1989
no info Billboard Top R&B Hits: 1961, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1989
no info The Best of the Blues, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1990
no info 101 Proof Zydeco, Various Artists (Terence Simien), 1990
no info Best Of, Bobby Bland, 1990
info A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues: The R&B Era #1, Various Artists (Felders Orioles), 1990
info The Voice: Duke Recordings 1959-69, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 1991
no info Rhythm & Blues: 1962, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1991
no info The Best of Duke-Peacock Blues, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1992
info Relix Bay Rock Shop No. 2, Various Artists, 1992
no info Duke Of Earl, Gene Chandler, 1992
no info The Best of Bobby Bland & B.B. King, 1992
no info Heart & Soul Fifties, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1993
no info Dance All Night, Chubby Carrier, 1993
info Turn on Your Love Light: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 2, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 1994
info The Locust Years...And the Return to the Promised Land, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1994
no info 3 Harp Boogie, James Cotton, 1994
info Streetman / Blast From My Past, Barry Goldberg, 1994
info The Psychedelic 60's, Vol. 6, District Six / Nite Owls, 1994
no info Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler, 1994
info The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1995
no info Vintage Collectibles, Vol. 9: 1958-1963, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1995
no info Got the Blues, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1995
info Long John's Blues / Looking at Long John, Long John Baldry, 1995
no info Strung Out on the Blues, Howard and the White Boys, 1995
no info Living the Blues: Blues Masters, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1995
no info Best of the Verve Years, James Cotton, 1995
no info Blind Pig Sampler: Prime Chops, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Chubby Carrier), 1995
no info Platinum Pop, Various Artists (Gene Chandler), 1995
no info On the Right Track, Invaders, 1995
no info Mobam, Skip and the Creations, 1995
info On the Run with the Fugitives, The Fugitives, 1996
info Look out for the Cheater, Bob Kuban & the In-Men, 1996
no info Blues Classics, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1996
no info The Essential Blues, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1996
no info Gregg Chambers and Creole Junction, Gregg Chambers & Creole Junction, 1996
no info Mercury/Smash Years Recordings: Featuring Live & Studio Recording, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1996
no info Live at Blue Chicago, Johnny B.Moore, 1996
no info ...Believe What I Say, James Hunter, 1996
info The Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison, Them, 1997
info Ultimate Collection, Tom Jones, 1997
info Fire On The Mountain - Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead - Volume 2, Various Artists, 1997
info By Special Request, Van Broussard, 1997
info One More Try: An Anthology, Gregg Allman, 1997
info Relix's Best Of Truck Driving Songs, Various Artists, 1997
no info Eve's Bayou: The Collection, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1997
no info Great, The Righteous Brothers, 1997
info Detroit Breakout!: The Ultimate Anthology, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, 1997
info The Greatest Live Show on Earth, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1997 (bonus track on CD)
info Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Duke Recordings, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 1998
info Dead Delites, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1998
no info Portable EFO Show, Eddie From Ohio, 1998
info Soma Records Story, Various Artists (High Spirits), 1998
info Abbey Road Decade 1963-1970, The Paramounts, 1998
info Rhythm and Blues at Abbey Road, Various Artists (Herbie Goins and the Nightimers), 1998
info The Fiji Mariners, The Fiji Mariners, 1998
no info Big Daddy, Zoom, 1998
no info Just Passin' Through, The Valsalva's, 1998
no info Delilah: Legendary Performances, Tom Jones, 1998
no info Whole Lotta Shakin': Jerry Lee Lewis at His Best, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1998
no info I Choose to Sing the Blues: Rare & Unreleased Recordings, Vol. 1 1968-1971, Duster Bennett, 1998
info When Do We Get Paid, Jimmy Carl Black, 1998
info Too Hot To Handle, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, 1998?
no info Blues Brothers 2000, Original Soundtrack, 1998
info The Oxford American Sampler CD 1999, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1999
info Memphis Wham!, Lonnie Mack, 1999
no info Lost in Bucktown Live, Benny Grunch & Bunch, 1999
no info Home of the Blues, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1999
no info Soul Hits, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1999
no info Living the Blues: Blues Masters, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 1999
no info Songbook, Tom Jones, 1999
no info Coast to Coast: Love Classics, Tom Jones,1999
no info Legendary Performer, Tom Jones, 1999
info From Las Vegas To London, Tom Jones, 1999
info Electrafied, Stir Fried, 1999
no info Stand by Me, Gene Chandler, 199?
no info Super Oldies Vol. 3, Various Artists (Human Beinz), 19??
no info Single (Turn On Your Lovelight / I Pity The Fool), Bobby "Blue" Bland, 19??
no info Oldies But Goodies Vol. 9, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 19??
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 2000
info Grateful Dreams, Tom Constanten, 2000
no info Soul Jam, The Sir Douglas Quintet, 2000
info The Best of Gene Chandler: The Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler, 2000
info Genuine Rhythm & the Blues, Delbert McClinton, 2000
info A Man's Gotta Be A Man: The Soma Records Story, Vol 3, Various Artists (The High Spirits), 2000
no info Live at Chord on Blues, Howard & The White Boys, 2000
no info Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?, Tom Jones, 2000
no info I (Who Have Nothing), Tom Jones, 2000
no info Way out in the Country, Larry King, 2000
no info Blues Central Station, Third Stone, 2000
no info Sweet Home Chicago, Various Artists, 2000
info The Anthology, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 2001
info The Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Take Cover, Andrew Freeman, 2001
info Goodnight Irene, Woodshed, 2001
no info Homewreckin' Done Live, Mel Brown & the Homewreckers, 2001
no info Double Bill, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, 2001
no info Soulful Side of Bobby Bland, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 2001
no info Pure Blues, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 2001
no info Selection, Vol. 2, Tom Jones, 2001
no info Tom Jones, Vol. 3, Tom Jones, 2001
info Rebirth, Various Artists (The Argyles), 2002
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Tom Jones, 2002
no info Live at the Gypsy Tea Room, Chickenhawks, 2002
info The Best of Edgar Winter, Edgar Winter, 2002
no info Still on the Move, Lonnie Mack, 2002
no info Golden Oldies, Vol. 7, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 2002
info 11th, Purdymouth, 2003
no info Feelin' Good, James Cotton Blues Band, 2003
no info Live at the Galaxy, Edgar Winter, 2003
info Blues-Rock Songbook: Millennium Collection: 20th Century Masters, Various Artists (Bobby "Blue" Bland), 2003
info Live at the Saloon, Daniel Castro, 2003
no info Classic Blues Rock, Various Artists, 2003
no info Tribute to the Music of the Blues Brothers, Various Artists, 2003
no info Time Life Treasury of the Blues, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 2003
info The Killer Rocks On / Boogie Woogie Country Man, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2004
info On The Road: December 10, 2003, Eugene, OR, String Cheese Incident, 2004
info Lightning In A Bottle, Various Artists (Solomon Burke), 2004
info Gold, Them, 2005
info Live at Berkner Hall, Great Caesar's Ghost with G.E. Smith, 2005
no info V-8 Ford Blues, James Cotton, 2005
info Duke of Earl: The Very Best of the Vee-Jay Years, Gene Chandler, 2005
info L.A. Reggae / Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny Rivers, 2005
info The !!!! Beat: Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from 1966, Vol. 5, Various Artists (Earl Gaines), 2005
no info The Best of Tom Jones, Tom Jones, 2005
info Earthdance 2005, Laytonville, CA, September 17, 2005, Steve Kimock & Friends, 2005
no info Fire in the Feeling, Terry Evans, 2005
info Go Go Train: Doin' the Mod!, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Felder's Orioles), 2005
no info Beautiful Dream Sessions, Vol. 3, Eddie Hinton, 2005
no info Bandcestors, Eddie Hinton & The 5 Menits, 2005
no info That Was Then This Is Now, Phil Humphrey and The Fendermen, 2005
info On The Road: July 15, 2006, Mansfield, MA, String Cheese Incident, 2006
no info Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler, 2006
no info Many Sides of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2006
info Nobody But Me/Evolutions, The Human Beinz, 2006
no info Live at the Cavern, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, 2006
no info Live from Austin, TX, Delbert McClinton, 2006
info Blues Gold, Various Artists (Bobby "Blue" Bland), 2006
no info The Soul Story, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 2006
no info All Through The Night: Voices In Jazz And Blues, Various Artists (Bobby Bland), 2006
info Looking at Long John Baldry: The UA Years 1964-1966, Long John Baldry, 2006
no info The Lost Soul Tapes, Earl Gaines, 2006
no info Early In The Morning, Big Daddy Lee And The Kingbees, 2007
info Hide and Seek: British Blue Eyed Soul, 1964-1969, Various Artists (Barry St. John), 2007
info Definitive Collection, Bobby "Blue" Bland, 2007
info Live, Clarkston, MI 8-24-07, Allman Brothers Band, 2007
info Mick's Picks, Volume 3: Substage, Karlsruhe June 16, 2004, Jefferson Starship, 2008
info MexiCali Live, Teaneck, NJ, May 17, 2008, KPSK, 2008
info Better Off Dead, Great Caesar's Ghost, 2009
info Live, Beacon Theater, NYC, 3/14/09, Allman Brothers Band, 2009
info Live, Beacon Theater, NYC, 3/25/11, Allman Brothers Band, 2011
info Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, Duane Allman / Various Artists, 2013

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