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Uncle John's Band
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Uncle John's Band was first performed by the Grateful Dead in December 1969 though elements of the music of the song occurred in instrumental sections of a number of shows earlier in 1969. The song was performed many times during 1970, slightly less though still regularly in 1971 and 1972. After that it usually appeared between 10 and 20 times each year and was only absent during 1978. It was last performed in June 1995.

In an interview in 1972 Garcia commented on some of the songs on Workingman's Dead;

I liked all those tunes. I loved them all, to give you the absolute and unashamed truth. I felt that they were all good songs. They were successful in the sense you could sing 'em and get off and enjoy singing 'em. Uncle John's Band was a major effort, as a musical piece. It's one we worked on for a really long time, to get it working right.


Grateful Dead

info Workingman's Dead, 1970
info Single (Uncle John's Band / New Speedway Boogie), 1970
info Skeletons From The Closet, 1974
info The History Of Rock, Volume 23, Various Artists, 1984
info So Far (video), 1987
info Rude Awakening Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1989
info American Beauty / Workingman's Dead, 198?
info Sounds of the Seventies: 1970, Various Artists, 1990
info 10 Great Artists, 10 Great Songs, Various Artists, 1995
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 5, 1996
info Dozin' At The Knick, 1996
info Ticket to New Year's (video), 1996
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 8, 1997
info Downhill from Here (video), 1997
info Mellow Rock Hits Of The '70s - Ventura Highway, Various Artists, 1997
info The Gold & Platinum Collection, Various Artists, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 11, 1998
info Soft Rock Classics, Various Artists, 1998
info Great Expectations (Soundtrack), Various Artists, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 16, 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info Nightfall Of Diamonds, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 23, 2001
info Singers & Songwriters: 1970-1971, Various Artists, 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 24, 2002
info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, July 2002
info Go To Nassau, 2002
info Desperado: The Best Of Country Rock, Various Artists, 2002
info Workingman's Dead, 2003 expanded CD has extra version
info View From The Vault IV, 2003
info View From The Vault IV (DVD), 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead, 2003
info Legends: Pluggin' In, Various Artists, 2003
info Ultimate Seventies: 1970, Various Artists, 2003
info Ultimate Seventies (10 CD set), Various Artists, 2003
info Ultimate Seventies (15 CD set), Various Artists, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, 2004
info Rockin' The Rhein bonus CD: Academy Of Music, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, 2004
info The Grateful Dead Movie (extended DVD), 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Trilogy, 2005
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Limited Edition CD, JGB / Grateful Dead / Garcia-Grisman, 2005
info Rhino Hi-Five: The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 9: 4/2 & 3/89, 2006
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 10: 7/21/72, 2006
info Live at the Cow Palace: New Year's Eve 1976, 2006
info Eternally Grateful, 2007
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Collectors Edition CD, 2007
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 3: Summer 1971, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 1: MSG, Sept 1990, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 4: Cal Expo 1993 Bonus CD, 2009
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 1: Oakland Dec 28, 1979, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70, 2010
info Formerly The Warlocks, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, 2011
info The Music Never Stopped Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: Hamburg, 4/29/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Paris, 5/4/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Rotterdam, 5/11/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/23/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/25/1972, 2011
info The Old Grey Whistle Test: Country, Various Artists, 2011
info Dave's Picks Vol. 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, 2012
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Winterland 30th May 1971, 2012
info Dave's Picks Vol. 5: Pauley Pavilion, 17/11/73, 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol. 6: 12/20/69 & 2/2/70, 2013
info May 1977 (box set), 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol. 8: Atlanta, GA 11/30/80, 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol 10: Los Angeles, 12/12/69, 2014
info Dave's Picks Vol. 11: Wichita, KS, 11/17/72, 2014
info Spring 1990 (The Other One), 2014

Furthur

info Dec 9, 2009, New York, NY
info Dec 31, 2009, San Francisco, CA
info Feb 14, 2010, Ithaca, NY
info Feb 24, 2010, New York, NY
info Mar 3, 2010, Chicago, IL
info Mar 6, 2010, Denver, CO
info May 29, 2010, Angels Camp, CA
info June 27, 2010, Brooklyn, NY
info July 3, 2010, Herkimer, NY
info July 9, 2010, Masontown, WV
info July 28, 2010, New York, NY
info September 17, 2010, Eugene, OR
info September 24, 2010, Morrison, CO
info November 11, 2010, St. Louis, MO
info November 16, 2010, Reading, PA
info December 31, 2010, San Francisco, CA
info March 4, 2011, Boston, MA
info March 12, 2011, New York, NY
info March 23, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info March 27, 2011, New York, NY
info April 1, 2011, Hampton, VA
info April 6, 2011, Boca Raton, FL
info June 3, 2011, Mountain View, CA
info July 19, 2011, Saratoga Springs, NY
info July 26, 2011, Canandaigua, NY
info July 30, 2011, St. Augustine, FL
info Sept 23, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 1, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Oct 6, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
info Nov 3, 2011, Manchester, NH
info Nov 10, 2011, New York, NY
info Nov 15, 2011, Albany, NY
info Nov 21, 2011, Indianapolis, IN
info Dec 31, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 5, 2012, Boston, MA
info April 12, 2012, New York, NY
info April 17, 2012, New York, NY
info July 5, 2012, Pawtucket, RI
info July 11, 2012, Cary, NC
info July 18, 2012, Rochester Hills, MI
info September 23, 2012, Morrison, CO
info September 29, 2012, Troutdale, OR
info October 6, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
info December 31, 2012, San Francisco, CA
info January 16, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info February 23, 2013, Broomfield, CO
info April 19, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info April 25, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 11, 2013, Brooklyn, NY
info July 17, 2013, Boston, MA
info July 20, 2013, All Good Festival, Thornville, OH
info Sept 7, 2013, Arrington, VA
info Sept 19, 2013, Morrison, CO
info Sept 24, 2013, Redmond, WA
info Sept 29, 2013, Berkeley, CA
info Oct 5, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Ratdog

info Atlanta GA: October 12, 2003
info Wilkes-Barre PA: October 21, 2003
info Cleveland OH: October 31, 2003
info Chicago IL: November 4, 2003
info Pittsburgh PA: November 7, 2003
info Memphis TN: November 21, 2003
info San Francisco CA, March 3, 2004
info Park City UT, March 13, 2004
info Albany NY, March 21, 2004
info Washington, March 30, 2004
info St. Louis MO, September 16, 2004
info Royal Oak MI, April 2, 2005
info Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2005
info Covington, KY, June 8, 2005
info Terra Alta, WV, August 5, 2005
info South Burlington, VT, August 24, 2005
info Milwaukee, WI, October 25, 2005
info Frederick, MD, November 8, 2005
info Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2005
info Phoenix, AZ, NM, December 4, 2005
info Northampton, MA, March 23, 2006
info Hampton Beach, NH, March 31, 2006
info St. Louis, MO, July 8, 2006
info New York, NY, July 14, 2006
info Atlantic City, NJ, August 18, 2006
info Buffalo NY, October 28, 2006
info Albany NY, November 3, 2006
info Ventura CA, February 10, 2007
info Rochester NY, March 3, 2007
info New York NY, March 8, 2007
info Greensboro NC, March 24, 2007
info Masontown WV, July 13, 2007
info Santa Fe NM, July 25, 2007
info Burgettstown PA, August 15, 2007
info Westbury, NY, October 31, 2007
info Jacksonville, FL, November 14, 2007
info Upper Darby, PA, March 30, 2008
info New York, NY, April 3, 2008
info Jacksonville, OR, July 6, 2008
info Hartford, CT, August 20, 2008
info Bridgeport, CT, November 9, 2008
info Wilmington, NC, July 21, 2009
info New York, NY, October 20, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 29, 2010
info Nashville, TN, March 15, 2014

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Live at the Warfield DVD, 2006
info June 18, 2006: Bonnaroo Music Festival, 2006
info Instant Live: June 25, 2006, Atlanta, GA, 2006
info Instant Live: July 2, 2006, Saratoga, NY, 2006
info Instant Live: July 9, 2006, Bethel, NY, 2006
info Instant Live: July 16, 2006, Chicago, IL, 2006
info April 5, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info April 11, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info April 18, 2014, Las Vegas, NV, 2014

Weir/Robinson/Greene Trio

info May 25, 2012, Summercamp Festival, Chillicothe, IL, 2012
info May 31, 2012, Wakarusa Festival, Ozark, AR, 2012
info June 3, 2012, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO, 2012

 
The Dead

info Virginia Beach, VA, June 17, 2003
info Mansfield, MA, June 22, 2003
info Vernon, NY, June 29, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 8, 2003
info Columbus, OH, August 6, 2003
info Mountain View, CA, September 19, 2003
info Oakland, CA, December 30, 2004
info Morrison, CO, June 15, 2004
info Irvine, CA, June 24, 2004
info Boise, ID, July 1 , 2004
info East Troy, WI, July 24, 2004
info Saratoga Springs, NY, August 1, 2004
info Camden, NJ, August 7, 2004
info Wantagh, NY, August 13, 2004
info Dead '09: Washington, DC, April 14, 2009
info Dead '09: Worcester, MA April 19, 2009
info Dead '09: New York, NY, April 25, 2009
info Dead '09: Philadelphia, PA, May 2, 2009
info Dead '09: Mountain View, CA, May 10, 2009

Other recordings

info The Incomparable Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, 1972
info Watkins Glen, King's Road, 1973
info Deadicated, Various Artists, 1991
info Fruitcakes, Jimmy Buffett, 1994
info Long Live the Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead, Billy and Terry Smith, 1996
info Fire On The Mountain - Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1996
info Deadbeats Acoustic, Deadbeats, 1996
info Mirth Control, The Stanford Band, 1996
info Inner Child Proof, Chicago Voice Exchange, 1998?
info Greatest Hits, 1970-1998, The Stanford Band, 1998
info Pickin' On The Grateful Dead, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2000
info Stolen Roses, Various Artists, 2000
info Long Strange Trip: Swingin' and Pickin' on the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Gifts From The Dead, Gifts From The Dead, 2001
info Beach Balls and Alcohol, Key West, 2001
info Buckdancer's Choice, Wake The Dead, 2002
info Ukulele Summit 5, Various Artists, 2002
info Grateful Guitar, David Cullen, 2003
info The Taste of Life Itself, Sagin' Time, 2003
info Rarities, Indigo Girls, 2005
info Take Cover!, Tomas Nicholas, 2007
info Last Of The Jewish Pirates, Steve Lieberman, 2007
info Steel Away!, J. Robert, 2007
info Upcountry Skies, Cyrus Clarke, 2008
info At Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst, MA 11/16/07, The American Beauty Project, 2009
info One Hesher, Two Punx And A Hippy, Punk Is Dead, 2010
info Yoga Pop Ups: Yoga Tribute To Grateful Dead, 2010
info Lullaby Versions of Grateful Dead, 2010
info At Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC 10/15/10, The American Beauty Project, 2010
info 5 Classic Albums, Jimmy Buffett, 2012

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