Greenback Dollar

Song composer(s)

Axton, Hoyt / Ramsey, Ken

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Heat Wave : Jazz Crusaders (1963)
King Of Surf Guitar : Dick Dale (1963)
The Campus Singers at the Fickle Pickle : Campus Singers (1963)
The Barry McGuire Album : Barry McGuire with the Horizon Singers (1963)
Greenback Dollar : Hoyt Axton (1964)
The Best of Hoyt Axton : Hoyt Axton (1964)
Astronauts Orbit Kampus : The Astronauts (1964)
String Band Instrumentals : New Lost City Ramblers (1964)
Mr. Greenback Dollar Man : Hoyt Axton (1965)
Country Shindig : Glen Campbell (1965)
Meanwhile Back At The Whisky Go-Go : Johnny Rivers (1965)
Presenting The Blue Sky Boys : The Blue Sky Boys (1965)
Old Time Country Music : Wilma Lee Cooper (1969)
Country Songs and Tunes with Autoharp : Kilby Snow (1969)
Roamin' The Blue Ridge : Jeannie West (196?)
5-String Banjo Greats : Dick Rosmini & Jim Helms (196?)
Echoes Of The Ozarks, Vol. 3 : Weems String Band (1970)
Wiley, Zeke & Homer : Morris Brothers & Homer Sherrill (1973)
Hoyt Axton Gold - Hoyt Axton (1974)
The Faces I've Been : Jim Croce (1977)
West Virginia Coal Miner Blues : Don Stiver & The White Oak Mountain Boys (197?)
Just Country Boys : Armstrong Twins (1981)
Yakety Sax : Boots Randolph (1989)
Capitol Collectors Series : The Kingston Trio (1990)
Freight Train : Chas McDevitt (1993)
Capitol Years : The Kingston Trio (1995)
Run Mountain : J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (1997)
Banjo Festival : Various Artists (Dick Rosmini & Jim Helms) (1997)
Gene Sings Vincent : Gene Vincent (19??)

Performance History

Possibly played by Garcia at the Chateau in Menlo Park on November 18th 1961, though no tape circulates.

Greenback Dollar is usually on tape lists for the show played by an unnamed bluegrass band with Garcia on banjo at an unknown venue in Burlingame in January 1962 - but the song performed on that tape is East Virginia Blues.

Not performed by the Grateful Dead. Occurs only on pre-Dead tapes featuring future members of the dead.


Greenback Dollar derived from the East Virginia Blues/Dark Holler family of songs. See entry on East Virginia Blues for more information.