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 131
 
50-99
Ripple 64
Dark Star 54
Brokedown Palace 51
 
40-49
Sugaree 48
Franklin's Tower 44
New Speedway Boogie 43
Eyes Of The World 40
Scarlet Begonias 40
 
30-39
Shakedown Street 39
Fire On The Mountain 38
Bird Song 36
Deal 36
Uncle John's Band 36
Lady With A Fan 35
Brown Eyed Women 33
Black Muddy River 32
Terrapin Station 32
Bertha 30
Casey Jones 30
Loser 30
 
20-29
Black Peter 27
Truckin' 27
Touch Of Grey 26
Cumberland Blues 25
Stella Blue 25
Box Of Rain 23
China Cat Sunflower 23
Mountains Of The Moon 23
Cassidy 22
China Doll 22
Saint Stephen 22
Wharf Rat 22
Jack Straw 20
Sugar Magnolia 20
 
10-19
Dire Wolf 19
The Other One 19
Ship Of Fools 19
Tennessee Jed 19
The Wheel 19
Row Jimmy 18
Crazy Fingers 17
Mister Charlie 17
To Lay Me Down 16
Attics Of My Life 15
Help On The Way 15
U.S.Blues 14
He's Gone 13
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo 13
Music Never Stopped, The 13
Standing On The Moon 13
They Love Each Other 13
West L.A. Fadeaway 13
Althea 12
Playing In The Band 12
Slipknot 12
Candyman 11
Easy Wind 11
Estimated Prophet 10
High Time 10
It Must Have Been The Roses 10
One More Saturday Night 10
 
6-9
Alabama Getaway 9
If I Had The World To Give 6
Lazy River Road 9
Mexicali Blues 9
Ramble On Rose 9
Feel Like A Stranger 7
Here Comes Sunshine 7
Mason's Children 7
Mission In The Rain 7
Reuben And Cerise 7
Eleven, The 6
Loose Lucy 6
Operator 6
Till The Morning Comes 6
 
5
Blues For Allah 5
Cream Puff War 5
Cryptical Envelopment 5
Dupree's Diamond Blues 5
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) 5
Let It Grow 5
Liberty 5
Rosemary 5
 
4
Built To Last 4
Days Between 4
Greatest Story Ever Told 4
Throwing Stones 4
 
3
Comes A Time 3
I Will Take You Home 3
King Solomon's Marbles 3
Lost Sailor 3
Saint Of Circumstance 3
So Many Roads 3
Unbroken Chain 3
Weather Report Suite Part 1 3
 
2
At A Siding 2
Blow Away 2
Foolish Heart 2
Lazy Lightnin' 2
Looks Like Rain 2
Passenger 2
Pride Of Cucamonga 2
Samba In The Rain 2
Stagger Lee 2
Sunrise 2
Terrapin Transit 2
Tons Of Steel 2
Way To Go Home 2
Weather Report Suite Prelude 2
What's Become Of The Baby 2
When Push Comes To Shove 2
 
1
Alligator 1
Black Throated Wind 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
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
Supplication 1
Terrapin Flyer 1
We Can Run 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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