John Brown
Composer: Bob Dylan

John Brown was performed three times by the Grateful Dead with Bob Dylan during the Dylan and the Dead tour in July 1987. The Grateful Dead did not perform the song on any other occasion.

First recorded by Bob Dylan in February 1962 for the Broadside magazine. Dylan also recorded a version for the Witmark publishing company in August 1963.

Bob Dylan

info Broadside Ballads, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1963
info Unplugged, Bob Dylan, 1995
info Best of Broadside 1962-1988, Various Artists, 2000
info Live at the Gaslight 1962, Bob Dylan, 2005
info The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964: Bootleg Series, Vol. 9, Bob Dylan, 2010

Other recordings

info Pray On, The Staple Singers, 1968
info Passing Through, Rabbit Mackay & Somis Rhythm Boyze, 1969
info Twice as Nice & Half the Price, Heron, 1971
no info Dixie Fried, James Luther Dickinson, 1972
no info Pray On / Tell It Like It Is, Staple Singers, 1975
info The Bitter Mirror: Songs by Dylan & Brecht, Bettina Jonic, 1975
info I Shall Be Unreleased: Songs of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Staple Singers), 1991
no info The Dawn Anthology, Various Artists (Heron), 1999
no info Best of Dawn, Various Artists (Heron), 2000
info It Ain't Me Babe: Zimmerman Framed: The Songs of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Heron), 2001
no info Heron, Heron, 2004 (CD bonus track)
info Waves: Great American Song Series, Vol. 2, Eric Andersen, 2005
no info Upon Reflection: The Dawn Anthology, Heron, 2006
no info Yes We Can!, Maria Muldaur, 2008
info Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (State Radio), 2012

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