Number of covers of Grateful Dead songs


This is a list of the number of covers of Grateful Dead (original) songs, and which have been released on CD (though a few downloads only). It does not include recordings by the various bands which include Grateful Dead members (Jerry Garcia Band, The Dead, Furthur, Phil & Friends, The Other Ones, Ratdog, Dead & Company etc). It does, however, include versions by Tom Constanten, Robert Hunter, David Nelson and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. It only includes one illustrative example of series of live recordings, for example those by Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band etc. It does not include one-off covers posted on YouTube, broadcast as webcasts or (with maybe some exceptions) made available for download.

It is very much work in progress, and any corrections or suggestions for improvement gratefully received. I'm conscious that I haven't been entirely consistent in applying the criteria above. But the table gives a rough idea of how widely individual Grateful Dead songs have been covered.


Title Number
  of covers
100+
Friend Of The Devil 124
 
50-99
Ripple 62
 
40-49
Dark Star 46
Sugaree 46
Franklin's Tower 42
Brokedown Palace 41
New Speedway Boogie 41
 
30-39
Scarlet Begonias 37
Shakedown Street 37
Eyes Of The World 35
Fire On The Mountain 35
Deal 33
Bird Song 32
Lady With A Fan 31
Brown Eyed Women 30
Black Muddy River 30
 
20-29
Casey Jones 29
Terrapin Station 28
Uncle John's Band 28
Bertha 26
Loser 26
Truckin' 25
Black Peter 23
China Cat Sunflower 23
Mountains Of The Moon 22
Stella Blue 22
Touch Of Grey 22
Cassidy 21
Cumberland Blues 21
Box Of Rain 20
Wharf Rat 20
 
10-19
China Doll 19
Jack Straw 19
Sugar Magnolia 19
The Wheel 19
Dire Wolf 18
The Other One 18
Row Jimmy 18
Saint Stephen 18
Ship Of Fools 18
Tennessee Jed 18
Crazy Fingers 16
To Lay Me Down 16
Help On The Way 15
Mister Charlie 15
Attics Of My Life 13
U.S.Blues 13
Althea 12
He's Gone 12
They Love Each Other 12
West L.A. Fadeaway 12
Candyman 11
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo 11
Music Never Stopped, The 11
Playing In The Band 11
Slipknot 11
Standing On The Moon 11
Easy Wind 10
It Must Have Been The Roses 10
 
6-9
Alabama Getaway 9
Estimated Prophet 9
High Time 9
One More Saturday Night 9
Lazy River Road 8
Feel Like A Stranger 7
Mexicali Blues 7
Mission In The Rain 7
Ramble On Rose 7
Reuben And Cerise 7
Here Comes Sunshine 6
Mason's Children 6
Till The Morning Comes 6
 
5
Blues For Allah 5
Cream Puff War 5
Dupree's Diamond Blues 5
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) 5
If I Had The World To Give 5
Liberty 5
Loose Lucy 5
Operator 5
 
4
Days Between 4
Greatest Story Ever Told 4
Let It Grow 4
Rosemary 4
Throwing Stones 4
 
3
Built To Last 3
Comes A Time 3
Cryptical Envelopment 3
Eleven, The 3
I Will Take You Home 3
King Solomon's Marbles 3
So Many Roads 3
Unbroken Chain 3
 
2
At A Siding 2
Foolish Heart 2
Looks Like Rain 2
Saint Of Circumstance 2
Lost Sailor 2
Passenger 2
Pride Of Cucamonga 2
Stagger Lee 2
Sunrise 2
Terrapin Transit 2
Tons Of Steel 2
Weather Report Suite Part 1 2
What's Become Of The Baby 2
When Push Comes To Shove 2
 
1
Alligator 1
Black Throated Wind 1
Blow Away 1
Can't Come Down 1
Clementine 1
Corrina 1
Cosmic Charley 1
Easy Answers 1
Eternity 1
Far From Me 1
Heaven Help The Fool 1
I Need A Miracle 1
Lazy Lightnin' 1
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away 1
Might As Well 1
Never Trust A Woman 1
Only Time Is Now, The 1
Sage And Spirit 1
Samba In The Rain 1
Supplication 1
Terrapin Flyer 1
Way To Go Home 1
We Can Run 1
Weather Report Suite Prelude 1
 
0
Born Cross Eyed 0
Believe It Or Not 0
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) 0
Childhood's End 0
Chinatown Shuffle 0
Doin' That Rag 0
Don't Need Love 0
Easy To Love You 0
Empty Pages 0
Equinox 0
France 0
From The Heart Of Me 0
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines 0
Hell In A Bucket 0
If The Shoe Fits 0
Just A Little Light 0
Keep Your Day Job 0
Maybe You Know 0
Money, Money 0
My Brother Esau 0
New Potato Caboose 0
Picasso Moon 0
Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues 0
Salt Lake City 0
The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) 0
Victim Or The Crime 0
Wave To The Wind 0

 


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