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Bertha
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Bertha was first performed by the Grateful Dead in February 1971. The song was played regularly through the 1970's and, slightly less regularly through the 1980's and 1990's. It was performed in every year except 1975. The last Grateful Dead performance of Bertha was in June 1995.

Bertha was, apparently, the name given to a large cooling fan in the Grateful Dead office which would move around the floor when operating.



Grateful Dead

info Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses), 1971
info KYA 1260 Great Ripoff Album, Various Artists, 1971
info Hundred Year Hall, 1995
info Ticket to New Year's (video), 1996
info Huckleberry Jam, Various Artists, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 10, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 15, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 18, 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 20, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 24, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 25, 2002
info View From The Vault IV, 2003
info View From The Vault IV (DVD), 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo, 2005
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo (DVD), July 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 1: 4/30/77, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 3: 10/26/71, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 8: 12/10/73, 2005
info Live at the Cow Palace: New Year's Eve 1976, 2006
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 9: 4/2 & 3/89, 2006
info Three From The Vault, 2007
info Eternally Grateful, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 1: Fall 1979, 2007
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 3: Summer 1971 Bonus CD, 2008
info Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978, 2008
info Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978: Bonus CD, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 4: Winterland 1978 Bonus CD, 2008
info Revolutions In Sound: Warner Bros. Records: The First Fifty Years (USB), Various Artists, 2008
info To Terrapin: Hartford '77, 2009
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, 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 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 4: Penn State/Cornell, 1980, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, No. 4: Spectrum 4.6.82, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72, Vol. 2, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/8/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/14/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Bremen, 4/21/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Frankfurt, 4/26/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Paris, 5/3/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Amsterdam, 5/10/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Lille, 5/13/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Luxembourg, 5/16/1972, 2011
info Dave's Picks Vol. 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, 2012
info Dave's Picks Vol. 3: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL, 22/10/71, 2012
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info May 1977 (box set), 2013
info Sunshine Daydream, Veneta, 8/27/72, 2013
info Live At Hampton Coliseum, 2014
info Dave's Picks Vol. 9: Missoula, 5/14/74, 2014
info Spring 1990 (The Other One), 2014
info Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, 3/29/90, 2014
info Dave's Picks Vol 12: Hamilton, 11/4/77, 2014
info Houston, Texas, 11/18/1972, 2014

The Dead

info Holmdel, NJ, June 25, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 10, 2003
info Irvine, CA, September 18, 2003
info Irvine, CA, June 24, 2004
info Indianapolis, IN, July 25, 2004
info Camden, NJ, August 8, 2004
info Dead '09: Charlottesville, VA, April 15, 2009
info Dead '09: Hartford, CT, April 26, 2009
info Dead '09: Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 2009

Furthur

info Dec 30, 2009, San Francisco, CA
info Feb 6, 2010, Orlando, FL
info Feb 15, 2010, Bethlehem, PA
info Feb 26, 2010, Uncasville, CT
info Mar 5, 2010, Denver, CO
info June 25, 2010, Rochester, NY
info June 30, 2010, Lowell, MA
info July 7, 2010, Ottawa, ON
info July 28, 2010, New York, NY
info September 16, 2010, Eugene, OR
info September 22, 2010, Las Vegas, NV
info September 25, 2010, Morrison, CO
info November 8, 2010, Minneapolis, MN
info November 16, 2010, Reading, PA
info February 13, 2011, Broomfield, CO
info March 12, 2011, New York, NY
info March 22, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info March 29, 2011, Binghamton, NY
info June 3, 2011, Mountain View, CA
info July 15, 2011, Masontown, WV
info July 24, 2011, Holmdel, NJ
info July 28, 2011, Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
info July 28, 2011, Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
info Sept 24, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 5, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
info Nov 3, 2011, Manchester, NH
info Nov 12, 2011, Atlantic City, NJ
info Nov 19, 2011, Madison, WI
info Dec 30, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 7, 2012, Wallingford, CT
info April 14, 2012, New York, NY
info April 21, 2012, Live Oak
info July 10, 2012, Alpharetta, GA
info September 25, 2012, Seattle, WA
info January 19, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info April 15, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 14, 2013, Cooperstown, NY
info Sept 7, 2013, Arrington, VA
info Sept 24, 2013, Redmond, WA
info Oct 1, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
info Oct 5, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Ratdog

info Cleveland OH: October 31, 2003
info Chicago IL: November 4, 2003
info DeKalb IL: November 14, 2003
info Memphis TN: November 21, 2003
info San Diego CA, February 27, 2004
info Vancouver BC, March 6, 2004
info Boulder CO, March 15, 2004
info LaFayette GA, September 18, 2004
info Royal Oak MI, April 2, 2005
info Sayreville NJ, April 12, 2005
info Washington DC, April 26, 2005
info Mariaville, NY, August 12, 2005
info Atlantic City, NJ, September 4, 2005
info Buffalo, NY, October 29, 2005
info Mashantucket, CT, November 5, 2005
info St. Petersburg, FL, November 18, 2005
info Seattle, WA, December 17, 2005
info Philadelphia, PA, March 24, 2006
info Oklahoma City, OK, July 4, 2006
info Canandaigua, NY, July 10, 2006
info Ridgefield, CT, August 22, 2006
info Buffalo NY, October 27, 2006
info Orlando FL, November 16, 2006
info Ventura CA, February 10, 2007
info Boston MA, March 13, 2007
info Greensboro NC, March 24, 2007
info Lincoln RI, July 11, 2007
info Chicago IL, July 19, 2007
info Westbury, NY, October 30, 2007
info Myrtle Beach, SC, November 10, 2007
info Syracuse, NY, WI, March 29, 2008
info Jacksonville, OR, July 6, 2008
info Morrison, CO, August 30, 2008
info Upper Darby, PA, November 14, 2008
info Boca Raton, FL, November 22, 2008
info Bridgeport, CT, July 25, 2009
info New York, NY, October 19, 2009
info New York, NY, October 24, 2009
info Washington DC, February 18, 2014
info Portland, ME, February 26, 2014
info Indianapolis, IN, March 11, 2014
info Brooklyn, NY, June 4, 2014

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: June 22, 2006, Boca Raton, FL, 2006
info Instant Live: June 28, 2006, Raleigh, NC, 2006
info Instant Live: July 3, 2006, Hartford, CT, 2006
info Instant Live: July 15, 2006, Indianapolis, IN, 2006
info April 5, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info April 9, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info April 18, 2014, Las Vegas, NV, 2014

Weir/Robinson/Greene Trio

info May 26, 2012, CrossroadsKC, Kansas City, MO, 2012
info May 29, 2012, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Ashville,NC, 2012
info June 3, 2012, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO, 2012

Bill Kreutzmann

info Kreutzmann, Burbridge, Murawski Trio: April 20, 2008, Chicago, 2008

 
Other recordings

info Deadicated, Various Artists, 1991
info Just Another Band From East LA, Los Lobos, 1993
info Furthur, Various Artists, 1997
info Swingin' To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1999
info Might as Well...The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead, The Persuasions, 2000
info Wake the Dead, Wake The Dead, 2000
info Mas Y Mas, Los Lobos, 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 Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares, Various Artists, 2005
info Take Cover!, Tomas Nicholas, 2007
info Means To An End, Great Caesar's Ghost, 2008
info Better Off Dead, Great Caesar's Ghost, 2009
info Live Butter, Jan 7, 2010, Jam Cruise, Hot Buttered Rum, 2010
info Persuasions Of The Dead, The Persuasions & Friends, 2011
info What's Done Is Done, Great Caesar's Ghost, 2011
info Live With Butch Trucks, Great Caesar's Ghost, 2011
info Mall Tease Fall Can, Sidney Green Street Band, 2011
info Ape & the Wall of Questions, Jason Sinay, 2012
info D'Eadphibians, D'Amphibians, 2012
info Disconnected In New York (CD/DVD), Los Lobos, 2013

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: live recordings

These live recordings are available via the Chris Robinson Brotherhood website.

info 10/7/2011, Des Moines, IA, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 10/10/2011, Rock Island, IL, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 10/19/2011, Portland, ME, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 11/6/2011, Louisville, KY, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 11/10/2011, Charleston, SC, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 12/3/2011, Portland, OR, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 12/5/2011, Felton, CA, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 6/14/2012, Milwaukee, WI, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 6/22/2012, Cleveland, OH, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 7/21/2012, Pioneertown, CA, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 8/14/2012, Little Rock, AR, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 8/21/2012, Buffalo, NY, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 8/25/2012, Amagansett, NY, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 9/6/2012, Chicago, IL, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 9/11/2012, Columbia, MO, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 9/21/2012, Dallas, TX, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 9/27/2012, Birmingham, AL, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 9/28/2012, Nashville, TN, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2012
info 10/5/2012, San Rafael, CA, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 10/25/2012, Charleston, SC, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 11/2/2012, Charlotte, NC, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 11/9/2012, New York, NY, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 11/24/2012, Seattle, WA, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013
info 12/11/2012, San Francisco, CA, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 2013

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