The Grateful Dead Covering Black Artists Part 5

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Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Continuing an intermittent series

 

Five years ago, I launched this themed series of broadcasts during a membership drive in Black History Month. The Grateful Dead covered scores of songs written and/or performed by dozens of well-known and obscure black artists. These broadcasts feature the song as originally recorded, followed by a carefully selected cover from the Dead.

 

Audio from the previous 4 shows is available here.

 

February 2012 – Dancing in the Street, Big Boy Pete, Beat It On Down the Line, Hey Pocky Way, Sick and Tired, If I Had My Way / Samson and Delilah, It Hurts Me Too, Good Lovin’, Big Railroad Blues, Let It Rock, Wang Dang Doodle, It’s A Sin, Ruler of My Heart / Pain in My Heart, Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Jock-A-Mo / Iko Iko 

 

March 2012 – Hard to Handle, Death Letter Blues, I Just Want to Make Love to You, Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing, It’s All Over Now, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Run Rudolph Run, Monkey and the Engineer, Viola Lee Blues, Big Boss Man

 

August 2012 – In the Midnight Hour, On the Road Again, Ain’t It Crazy (The Rub), Devil with A Blue Dress, Good Golly Miss Molly, Are You Lonely for Me Baby, I’m A Hog for You Baby, New Orleans, Searchin’, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, Man Smart, Women Smarter, Around and Around

 

January 2015 – Next Time You See Me, Don’t Ease Me In, Walking the Dog, The Same Thing, I Ain’t Superstitious, Meet Me Down in the Bottom, Got My Mojo Working, Overseas Stomp (Lindbergh Hop or Lindy), Hi-Heel Sneakers, Turn on Your Lovelight

 

 

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  • Time
    12:03
    Artist
    Chuck Berry
    Song
    Promised Land
    Album
    St. Louis to Liverpool
    Label
  • Time
    12:05
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Promised Land
    Album
    Rarities and Oddities 1966
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  • Time
    12:08
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Promised Land
    Album
    7-2-71 - Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
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  • Time
    12:11
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Promised Land
    Album
    6-17-76 - Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ
    Label
  • Time
    12:14
    Artist
    Sam Cooke
    Song
    Good Times
    Album
    Single
    Label
    rca
  • Time
    12:17
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    (Let the) Good Times (Roll)
    Album
    3-24-90 - Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
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  • Time
    12:21
    Artist
    Howlin' Wolf
    Song
    Smokestack Lightning
    Album
    single
    Label
    Chess
  • Time
    12:25
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Smokestack Lightning
    Album
    12-04-71 - Felt Forum, New York, NY
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  • Time
    12:42
    Artist
    Freddie King
    Song
    Heads Up
    Album
    Released as a single.
    Label
  • Time
    12:44
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Heads Up
    Album
    3-12-66 - Danish Center, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Time
    12:48
    Artist
    Ma Rainey
    Song
    See See Rider
    Album
    Single
    Label
  • Time
    12:51
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    See See Rider
    Album
    9-24-82 - Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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  • Time
    1:01
    Artist
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Song
    I Second that Emotion
    Album
    Single
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  • Time
    1:04
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    I Second That Emotion
    Album
    4-29-71 - Fillmore East, New York, NY
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  • Time
    1:09
    Artist
    Noah Lewis & Gus Cannon
    Song
    Minglewood Blues
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    1:11
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Minglewood Blues
    Album
    5-15-70 - Fillmore East, New York, NY
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  • Time
    1:15
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Minglewood Blues
    Album
    7-12-76 - Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, CA
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  • Time
    1:19
    Artist
    Jimmy Reed
    Song
    Baby What You Want Me To Do
    Album
    Single
    Label
    vee-jay
  • Time
    1:22
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Baby What You Want Me To Do
    Album
    12-31-82 - Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
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  • Time
    1:29
    Artist
    Slim Harpo
    Song
    I'm A King Bee
    Album
    Single
    Label
    Excello
  • Time
    1:32
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    (I'm A) King Bee
    Album
    4-17-71 - Dillon Gym, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
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  • Time
    1:43
    Artist
    Robert Johnson
    Song
    Walkin' Blues
    Album
    Walkin' Blues
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  • Time
    1:45
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Walkin' Blues
    Album
    6-25-91 - Sandstone Ampitheater, Lawrence, KS
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  • Time
    1:51
    Artist
    Chuck Berry
    Song
    Johnny B. Goode
    Album
    Single
    Label
    Chess
  • Time
    1:54
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Johnny B. Goode
    Album
    10-2-77 - Paramount Theater, Portland, OR
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