Tell It To Me
Composer: Traditional

Tell It To Me was performed 3 times by the Grateful Dead in acoustic sets in 1970. The song was also performed 3 times by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman in the early 1990's. It was also played by Phil Lesh & Friends in 2015 during a show that featured Grateful Dead music from 1970.

Tell It To Me is often listed on Grateful Dead set lists and tape labels as either Cocaine Blues or Cocaine Habit Blues. But it is neither of these. The song performed by the Grateful Dead is Tell It To Me. See the Cocaine Habit Blues and Cocaine Blues pages for recordings of Cocaine Habit Blues, Take A Whiff On Me and Cocaine Blues.

Tell It To Me was first recorded by the Tenneva Ramblers (aka the Grant Brothers) in Johnson City, Tennessee in 1928. The Tenneva Ramblers were Claude Grant (Guitar & Vocals), Jack Grant (Mandolin), Jack Pierce (Fiddle) and Claude Slagle (Banjo).


This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info The Tenneva Ramblers (Grant Brothers), 1928 (Columbia 15332)
no info The Great Original Recordings, The Tenneva Ramblers, 1972
info Red Clay Ramblers With Fiddlin' Al McCanless, Red Clay Ramblers with Al McCanless, 1974
info Tell It To Me, Ebenezer, 1975
no info Deadheads and Suckers, Roundtown Boys, 1978
no info Tennessee Strings, Various Artists (Tenneva Ramblers), 1979
no info They Said It Couldn't Be Done, Humber River Valley Boys, 1980
no info Backside of Buncombe, Volo Bogtrotters, 1989
no info Old Time Country Fiddle Tunes, Northern Valley Boys, 198?
info Bluegrass Breakdown, Various Artists (New York City Ramblers), 1992
info My Rough and Rowdy Ways, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Grant Brothers), 1998
no info The Question Is...Who Cares?, Yankee Noodles, 2004
info Old Crow Medicine Show, Old Crow Medicine Show, 2004
info The Grass Is Always Bluer, Various Artists (Old Crow Medicine Show), 2004
info Worried Blues, Various Artists (Tenneva Ramblers), 2005
info Good for What Ails You, Various Artists (Grant Brothers), 2005
no info Sweet East River, John and Eden's East River String Band, 2006
info Paradise at Last, Aimless Pursuit, 2006
no info Unleashed, Whiskey Puppy, 2007

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