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Playing In The Band
Composer: Bob Weir / Robert Hunter

Playing In The Band developed from an earlier piece, The Main Ten, a jam that was performed a number of times between 1968 and 1970. Playing In The Band was first performed by the Grateful Dead in February 1971 and was played live regularly from then through to July 1995. The song was a major vehicle for improvisation and often occurred with other songs and jams in its midst. On these occasions the return to the song is often referred to as the Playing Reprise. On a few occasions the reprise occurred in a later show.


Grateful Dead

info Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses), 1971
info What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, 1977
info The Grateful Dead Movie (video), 1981
info So Far (video), 1987
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 1, 1993
info Hundred Year Hall, 1995
info Dozin' At The Knick, 1996
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 7, 1997
info Downhill from Here (video), 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 10, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 11, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 14, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 16, 2000 (As The Main Ten)
info So Many Roads (1965-1995), 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 17, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 18, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 19, 2000
info Best Of The Grateful Dead Hour, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 20, 2001
info Nightfall Of Diamonds, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 23, 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 24, 2002
info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, July 2002
info Go To Nassau, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 27, 2003
info View From The Vault IV, 2003
info View From The Vault IV (DVD), 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 28, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 30, 2003
info The Closing of Winterland, 2003
info The Closing of Winterland (DVD), 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, 2004
info Rockin' The Rhein, 2004
info Rockin' The Rhein bonus CD: Academy Of Music, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 32, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 33, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, 2004
info The Grateful Dead Movie (extended DVD), 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo, 2005
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo (DVD), July 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 36, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 3: 10/26/71, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 4: 6/18/76, 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 10, 7/21/72, 2006
info Spirit of '76 bonus CD, 2006
info Three From The Vault, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 1: Fall 1979, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 2: October 1977, 2008
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips Download: Philadelphia, Nov 6, 1979, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 1: MSG, Sept 1990, 2008
info To Terrapin: Hartford '77, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 3: June 1974, Wall Of Sound, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 4: Cal Expo 1993, 2009
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings Bonus CD, 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 Formerly The Warlocks, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 4: Penn State/Cornell, 1980, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, 2011
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, 4/7/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/8/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Newcastle, 4/11/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/14/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Aarhus, 4/16/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/17/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Bremen, 4/21/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Dusseldorf, 4/24/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Frankfurt, 4/26/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Hamburg, 4/29/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Paris, 5/3/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Paris, 5/4/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Bickershaw Festival, 5/7/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Amsterdam, 5/10/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Rotterdam, 5/11/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Lille, 5/13/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Luxembourg, 5/16/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Munich, 5/18/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/23/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/24/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/25/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/26/1972, 2011
info Dave's Picks Volume 3: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL, 22/10/71, 2012
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It, 2012
info Dave's Picks Volume 4: Williamsburg, VA, 9/24/76
info Dave's Picks Vol. 5: Pauley Pavilion, 17/11/73, 2013
info May 1977 (box set), 2013
info Sunshine Daydream, Veneta, 8/27/72, 2013
info Dave's Picks Volume 8: Atlanta, GA 11/30/80, 2013
info Dave's Picks Volume 9: Missoula, 5/14/74, 2014

The Dead

info Hartford, CT, June 21, 2003
info Camden, NJ, June 28, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 8, 2003
info Ft Lauderdale, FL, July 29, 2003
info Indianapolis, IN, August 5, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 9, 2003
info Oakland, CA, December 31, 2004
info Morrison, CO, June 15, 2004
info Sacramento, CA, June 27, 2004
info George, WA, July 3, 2004
info Detroit, MI, July 27, 2004
info Cleveland, OH, July 28, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 11, 2004
info Raleigh, NC, August 17, 2004
info Dead '09: Charlottesville, VA, April 15, 2009
info Dead '09: Buffalo, NY, April 21, 2009
info Dead '09: Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 2009

Other Ones

info The Strange Remain, The Other Ones, 1999

Furthur

info Dec 12, 2009, Asbury Park, NJ
info Dec 30, 2009, San Francisco, CA
info Feb 13, 2010, Fairfax, VA
info Feb 23, 2010, New York, NY
info Feb 24, 2010, New York, NY
info Mar 3, 2010, Chicago, IL
info May 28, 2010, Angels Camp, CA
info June 26, 2010, Brooklyn, NY
info June 30, 2010, Lowell, MA
info July 5, 2010, Stroudsburg, PA
info July 10, 2010, Philadelphia, PA
info July 30, 2010, Bridgeport, CT
info September 16, 2010, Eugene, OR
info September 17, 2010, Eugene, OR
info September 21, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
info November 9, 2010, Ames, IA
info November 16, 2010, Reading, PA
info November 21, 2010, New York, NY
info December 30, 2010, San Francisco, CA
info February 11, 2011, Broomfield, CO
info March 4, 2011, Boston, MA
info March 10, 2011, New York, NY
info March 18, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info March 26, 2011, New York, NY
info April 2, 2011, Charleston, SC
info June 3, 2011, Mountain View, CA
info July 16, 2011, Bethel, NY
info July 23, 2011, Philadelphia, PA
info July 30, 2011, St. Augustine, FL
info Sept 24, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 1, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Oct 7, 2011, Monterey, CA
info Nov 3, 2011, Manchester, NH
info Nov 11, 2011, Syracuse, NY
info Nov 18, 2011, Rosemont, IL
info Nov 21, 2011, Indianapolis, IN
info Dec 31, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 5, 2012, Boston, MA
info April 17, 2012, New York, NY
info April 21, 2012, Live Oak
info July 5, 2012, Pawtucket, RI
info July 11, 2012, Cary, NC
info July 14, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
info September 22, 2012, Morrison, CO
info September 29, 2012, Troutdale, OR
info October 4, 2012, Las Vegas, NV
info December 31, 2012, San Francisco, CA
info January 16, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info February 21, 2013, Denver, CO
info April 17, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info April 24, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 12, 2013, Holmdel, NJ
info July 19, 2013, Canandaigua, NY
info Sept 8, 2013, Arrington, VA
info Sept 19, 2013, Morrison, CO
info Sept 24, 2013, Redmond, WA
info Sept 29, 2013, Berkeley, CA

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: June 23, 2006, Tampa, FL, 2006
info Instant Live: July 1, 2006, Holmdel, NJ, 2006
info Instant Live: July 7, 2006, Wantagh, NY, 2006
info Instant Live: July 15, 2006, Indianapolis, IN, 2006

 
Bob Weir

info Ace, Bob Weir, 1972
info Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir, 2004

Ratdog

info Live Oak FL: October 11, 2003
info Baltimore MD: October 20, 2003
info Geneva NY: October 28, 2003
info Chicago IL: November 3, 2003
info Chicago IL: November 4, 2003
info Detroit MI: November 6, 2003
info Pittsburgh PA: November 7, 2003
info DeKalb IL: November 14, 2003
info Memphis TN: November 21, 2003
info Las Vegas NV, February 25, 2004
info San Francisco CA, March 3, 2004
info Syracuse NY, March 20, 2004
info Washington, March 30, 2004
info LaFayette GA, September 18, 2004
info Anaheim CA, February 4, 2005
info Madison WI, March 29, 2005
info Cleveland OH, April 5, 2005
info Norfolk VA, April 29, 2005
info Covington, KY, June 8, 2005
info Charlottesville, VA, August 7, 2005
info Milwaukee, WI, October 25, 2005
info Baltimore, MD, November 2, 2005
info Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2005
info Orlando, FL, November 20, 2005
info San Diego, CA, December 9, 2005
info Danbury, CT, March 20, 2006
info Poughkeepsie, NY, March 28, 2006
info Morrison, CO, July 2, 2006
info Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 2006
info Hampton Beach, NH, August 24, 2006
info Chicago IL, October 20, 2006
info Buffalo NY, October 27, 2006
info Albany NY, November 3, 2006
info Jacksonville FL, November 14, 2006
info Las Vegas NV, February 11, 2007
info New York NY, March 9, 2007
info Norfolk VA, March 20, 2007
info Chicago IL, July 19, 2007
info San Diego CA, July 27, 2007
info Bristow VA, August 14, 2007
info Lebanon, NH, October 28, 2007
info Norfolk, VA, November 7, 2007
info Covington, KY, March 25, 2008
info New York, NY, April 4, 2008
info Boise, ID, June 23, 2008
info Las Vegas, NV, July 3, 2008
info Saratoga Springs, NY, August 19, 2008
info Chicago, IL, August 28, 2008
info Westbury, NY, October 30, 2008
info Wilkes Barre, PA, November 11, 2008
info Clearwater, FL, November 18, 2008
info San Francisco, CA, December 31, 2008
info Negril, Jamaica, January 31, 2009
info Glen Allen, VA, July 8, 2009
info St. Augustine, FL, July 19, 2009
info Jacksonville, OR, August 21, 2009
info Boulder, CO, August 30, 2009
info Denver, CO, August 31, 2009
info Upper Darby, PA, October 17, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 24, 2010

Other recordings

info Rolling Thunder, Mickey Hart, 1972 (As The Main Ten)
info The Music Of The Grateful Dead And Beyond, Live, Vol. 2, Joe Gallant and Illuminati, 1998
info Lost Marbles, Lost Marbles, 2000
info Gratefully Yours, Jim Hudak, 2001
info The Electric Roses Tour, Elegy, 2001?
info Buckdancer's Choice, Wake The Dead, 2002
info Thunder And Lightnin', Dark Star Orchestra, 2003
info The 1000th Show, Dark Star Orchestra, 2005
info One Hesher, Two Punx And A Hippy, Punk Is Dead, 2010
info Peach Music Festival, August 10, 12, Dark Star Orchestra, 2012

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