Jerry's Breakdown

Song composer(s)

Garcia, Jerry

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

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Other Recordings

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Performance History

Played by the Wildwood Boys at the Tangent in Palo Alto on February 23rd 1963.

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


Introduced during Wildwood Boys set as an instrumental written by Garcia. Therefore not to be confused with the Jerry's Breakdown written by Jerry Reed.

Nor to be confused with Jerry's Breakdown played by Old & In The Way and released on Breakdown (1997). This perhaps developed from the version played by the Wildwood Boys but is not the same.