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John Dawson Discography

John Dawson was a founder member of the New Riders Of The Purple Sage and toured with the Dead and NRPS during the early 1970s. During this period he sat in with the Dead on a number of occasions and possibly contributed to three Grateful Dead LPs; Aoxomoxoa, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Dawson contributed to the writing of Friend Of The Devil and was the major songwriter for the New Riders during the 1970's and 1980's.

John Dawson played on all NRPS recordings though to the 1990's. For a discography of these recordings see the New Riders Of The Purple Sage page.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


New Riders Of The Purple Sage : NRPS recordings
Playing contributions other recordings : albums/singles/compilations
Non-playing appearances on albums : covers of John Dawson compositions

New Riders Of The Purple Sage recordings

John Dawson played on all NRPS recordings though to the 1990's. For a discography of these recordings see:

info New Riders Of The Purple Sage page

Playing contributions to other recordings: albums/singles/compilations

info Aoxomoxoa, Grateful Dead, 1969
info Single (Dupree's Diamond Blues / Cosmic Charlie), Grateful Dead, 1969 (possibly)
info The 1969 Warner/Reprise Record Show, Various Artists, 1969 (possibly)
info Workingman's Dead, Grateful Dead, 1970
info American Beauty, Grateful Dead, 1970
info Skeletons From The Closet, Grateful Dead, 1974 (possibly)
info What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, Grateful Dead, 1977 (possibly)
info American Beauty / Workingman's Dead, Grateful Dead, 198?
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), Grateful Dead, 2001
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70, Grateful Dead, 2010

Recordings that include John Dawson compositions

info Ian & Sylvia, Ian & Sylvia, 1971
info Don't It Drag On, Chris Smither, 1972
info Grass Menagerie, Grass Menagerie, 1973
no info Single (Reuben's Train / Last Lonely Eagle), Grass Menagerie, 1973
info The Best Of Ian & Sylvia, Ian & Sylvia, 1973
info Pistol Packin' Mama, Good Old Boys, 1976
info For Dead Heads, Various Artists, 1976
info Middle Spunk Creek Boys, Middle Spunk Creek Boys, 1976
info The Done Gone Band, The Done Gone Band, 1979
info South Loomis Quickstep, South Loomis Quickstep, 1979
info Jack O'Roses, Robert Hunter, 1980
info Painted Lady, Knoxville Grass, 1980
info Dead Set, Grateful Dead, 1981
info It's About Time, Hickory Hill, 1985
info Almost Acoustic, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, 1988
info Another Way To Find You, Chris Smither, 1990
info Garcia/Grisman, Garcia/Grisman, 1991
info Deadicated, Various Artists, 1991
info Nightfall Of Diamonds, Tom Constanten, 1992
info Frank Wakefield & Good Old Boys, Frank Wakefield & Good Old Boys, 1992
info Relix Bay Rock Shop No. 2, Various Artists, 1992
info Long Long Time, Ian & Sylvia, 1994
info The First Fifteen Years, Hickory Hill, 1995
info Valley Style, Ka'au Crater Boys, 1995
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 5, Grateful Dead, 1996
info Long Live the Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead, Billy and Terry Smith, 1996
info Beginning Of The End, Ian & Sylvia, 1996
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 8, Grateful Dead, 1997
info Pickin' On The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1997
info I'm A Stranger Too/Don't Drag It On, Chris Smither, 1997
info The Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Ministry), 1997
info Live on Letterman: Music from the Late Show, Various Artists, 1997
info Funny Songs, Reefer Man, 1997
info Live In Tokyo, Mike Wilhelm, 1997
info Desperados Waiting For The Train, Texas Lone Star, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 11, Grateful Dead, 1998
info Friends of Mine, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1998
info Travel The Gravel, The Kruger Brothers, 1998
info Live At The Oasis, Rollin' In The Hay, 1998
info Dead Delites, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 15, Grateful Dead, 1999
info Love Will See You Through, Highlights Volume One, Phil Lesh and Friends, 1999
info Swingin' To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1999
info Too Many Years, Jorma Kaukonen, 1999
info Soul Dogfood, Blue Dogs, 1999
info The Strange Remain, The Other Ones, 1999
info Out Among The Stars, Modern Hicks, 1999
info Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pedersen, Tony Rice / Larry Rice / Chris Hillman / Herb Pedersen, 1999
info Sawin' on the Strings, Tobasco Donkeys, 1999
info Party In Your Pants, The Bison Chips, 1999
info Halfway Home, Sno Rogers, 1999
info Tradition, Gunsmoke, 1999
info Stolen Roses, Various Artists, 2000
info Grateful Dreams, Tom Constanten, 2000
info Dead Grass, Dead Grass, 2000
info Gathering On The Mountain: Live Part 2, Various Artists, 2000
info Wake the Dead, Wake The Dead, 2000
info Monsters of Folk Rock, The Devilish DoubleDylans, 2000
info Citybound, Molasses Creek, 2000
info Kentucky Home, Tim Lake, 2000
info First Stop, Gone South, 2000?
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 20, Grateful Dead, 2001
info Take Cover, Andrew Freeman, 2001
info Live, Jorma Kaukonen Trio, 2001
info Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Re-Alliance, The Bluegrass Alliance, 2001
info Grateful Dawg Soundtrack, David Grisman / Jerry Garcia / Various Artists, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), Grateful Dead, 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 23, Grateful Dead, 2001
info Mountain Laurel, Against The Grain, 2001
info Gifts From The Dead, Gifts From The Dead, 2001
info KFOG - Live from the Archives, Vol. 8, Various Artists, 2001
info All In A Mouse's Night, Doormouse, 2001 info No Matter of Age, Schluff Jull, 2001
info The Midnight Special, Tokyo Bob with Never Mending Tour Band, 2001
info Roots Music: An American Journey, Various Artists, 2001
info Long Strange Trip: Swingin' and Pickin' on the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Singers & Songwriters: 1970-1974, Various Artists, 2001
info Stopgap, Mentalward, 2002
info Electronic Tribute To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 25, Grateful Dead, 2002
info View From The Vault III, Grateful Dead, 2002
info Outside The Lines, Cory Morrow, 2002
info CoolTur, The Hellbillies, 2002
info Pickin' & Grinnin', South Austin Jug Band, 2002
info The Danny Thomas Band Live, The Danny Thomas Band, 2002
info Ukulele Summit 5, Various Artists, 2002
info Live at the Florence Little Theater, The Blue Dogs, 2002
info Bluegrass Goes to Town: Pop Songs Bluegrass Style, Various Artists, 2002
info Drunk At The Stone Balloon, Love Seed Mama Jump, 200?
info Don't Mind The Rain, Jessica Bryan, 200?
info The Privateers, The Privateers, 200?
info Live At The Crow's Nest: Eleven O'Clock Set, Darrell Lawhorne, 200?
info View From The Vault IV, Grateful Dead, 2003
info Unreleased Cutz and Live Jamz 1994-2002, Mouldy peaches, 2003
info Where Roads Divide, Wildfire, 2003
info The Closing of Winterland, Grateful Dead, 2003
info Grateful Guitar, David Cullen, 2003
info Live! : The Rhumb Line, Tom Eaton and Pick 3, 2003
info Films About Ghosts: The Best Of, Counting Crows, 2003
info Live at Lock 3, Brick Road Ramblers, 2003
info The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, 2003
info Live, The Crabgrass Cowboys, 2003
info Legends Karaoke, Vol. 45, 200?
info Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, July 29 & 30, 1977, Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 33, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Beyond Description, Grateful Dead, Oct 2004
info On The Road: July 20, 2004, San Francisco, CA, String Cheese Incident, 2004
info On The Road: July 21, 2004, San Francisco, CA, String Cheese Incident, 2004
info Texacousticana, Guy Schwartz & The New Jack Hippies, 2004
info Hangingaround, Counting Crows, 2004
info Pass The Chicken Wine, Murphy's InLaws, 2004
info Guy Schwartz 2004 Box Set, Guy Schwartz, 2004
info S' About Time, Full Moon Revue, 2004
info Land Of The Cover Band, Paul Rader, 2004?
info Bluegrass Today, Various Artists, 2004
info Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares, Various Artists, 2005
info On The Road: October 19, 2005, Charlotte, NC, String Cheese Incident, 2005
info On The Road: Travelogue Fall 2005, String Cheese Incident, 2005
info Just Add Salt, Mike Aiken, 2005
info Deadgrass, Deadgrass, 2005
info Side By Side, Al Traynor & Randy Morrison, 2005
info Best Uv Grass, Various Artists, 2005
info It Ain't the Years, Duke City Swampcoolers, 2005
info Kudzu, Run Of The Mill, 2005
info Empire, Mentone, 2006
info North American Ghost Music, Shannon McNally, 2006
info Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2006
info For Rex : The Black Tie Dye Ball, The Zen Tricksters and Special Guests, 2006
info Test of Time, Lalla Rookh, 2006
info On The Road: June 30, 2006, Magna, UT, String Cheese Incident, 2006
info On The Road: July 8, 2006, St. Louis, MO, String Cheese Incident, 2006
info On The Road: Travelogue Summer 2006, String Cheese Incident, 2006
info Wanted: Live at Turkey Trot, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2007
info HighTone Records Anthology: Rockin From The Roots, Various Artists, 2007
info BlackJack Live!, BlackJack, 2007
info Time Machine, Outta Scope, 2007
info Settin the Table, Company's Comin', Stringin' Along, 2007
info Days Go By, Call It Karma, 2007
info Live from Austin, TX (CD), Cory Morrow, 2007
info Live from Austin, TX (DVD), Cory Morrow, 2007
info Best of Six, Freaky Fukin Weirdoz, 2007
info European World of Bluegrass 2007, Various Artists (Blackjack), 2007
info Pretty Runs Out, Amanda Shaw, 2008
info Signs, Joseph Cipriano, 2008
info Revolution & Revelations, Hot Ham & Cheese, 2008
info Live at the San Gregorio General Store, Gary Gates Band, 2008
info Celtic Evolution, Padraigh Allen, 2008
info Pure Jerry: Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Feb 28, 1986, Jerry Garcia & John Kahn, 2009
info Where I Come From: Radio Mixes and Live Bonus, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2009
info Live at Pineapple Willy's, Ben Prestage, 2009
info The Live Anthology, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 2009
info At Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst, MA 11/16/07, The American Beauty Project, 2009
info Make It Rain, Keith Greeninger & Dayan Kai, 2009
info Sat 730, Deadwood Revival, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70, Grateful Dead, 2010
info Full Circle, Roger Kardinal, 2010
info Use Your Hands, Connor Desai, 2010
info Cake On Cake, Tail, 2010
info At Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC 10/15/10, The American Beauty Project, 2010
info Spiral, Dave Wilson Quartet, 2010
info The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia, Various Artists, 2011
info Bikers Welcome Ladies Drink Free, Buck Satan & 666 Shooters, 2012
info Electric Hay: Live, Rollin' In The Hay, 2012
info Think Bigger, Cosmo Jarvis, 2012
info Echoes Of The Outlaw Roadshow, Counting Crows, 2013
info Outside Lands, Tim Flannery, 2013


New Riders Of The Purple Sage
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Powerglide
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Gypsy Cowboy
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Adventures Of Panama Red
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Home Home On The Road
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Brujo
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Oh What A Mighty Time
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New Riders
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Who Are Those Guys?
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Marin County Line
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Feelin' Alright
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Keep On Keepin' On
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Live In Japan
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Veneta, 8/27/1972
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Armadillo World HQ Austin
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Last updated April 2014