Tell It To Me

Song composer(s)


Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Red Clay Ramblers With Fiddlin' Al McCanless : Red Clay Ramblers with Al McCanless (1974)
Tell It To Me : Ebenezer (1975)
Deadheads & Suckers : Roundtown Boys (1978)
Tennessee Strings : Tennessee Ramblers (197?)
Old Time Country Fiddle Tunes : Northern Valley Boys (198?)
Bluegrass Breakdown : Various Artists (New York City Ramblers) (1992)
Great Original Recordings 1927-28 : The Tenneva Ramblers (19??)


Lead vocals - Garcia.

This song is usually listed on set lists and tape labels as either Cocaine Blues or Cocaine Habit Blues. But it is neither of these. The song performed by the Dead is Tell It To Me.

Cocaine Habit Blues, as recorded by the Memphis Jug Band, is the same song as Take A Whiff On Me.

For comparisons sake versions of the various songs that have in past been linked with the song performed by the Dead can be heard on the following recordings

Cocaine Habit Blues
Panama Limited Jug Band : Panama Limited Jug Band (1969)
Complete Recorded Works, Vol 3 (1930) : Memphis Jug Band (1990)
Walk Right In - The Essential Recordings of Memphis Blues : Various Artists (Memphis Jug Band) (199?)
The Jag, Jook and Washboard Bands (19??)
Memphis Jug Band : Memphis Jug Band (19??)

Take A Whiff On Me
Sings Folk Songs, Vol. 2 : Woody Guthrie (1962)
Untitled : The Byrds (1970)
Ragged But Right : The Greenbriar Boys (1974)
Midnight Special : Leadbelly (1991)
Muleskinner Blues - The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2 : Woody Guthrie (1997)

Cocaine Blues
Thunder 'n Lightning : Hoyt Axton (1963)
Dick Farina & Eric Von Schmidt : Richard Farina & Eric Von Schmidt (1963)
Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger : Dave Van Ronk (196?)
Lord I Wish I Could See. Vol. 2 Blues & Gospel : Reverend Gary Davis (1971)
Tom Rush : Tom Rush (1972)
Move It On Over : George Thorogood & The Destroyers (1978)
Rough, Rowdy and Blue : Merle Travis (1986)
Inside Dave Van Ronk : Dave Van Ronk (1990)
Pure Religion and Bad Company : Rev. Gary Davis (1991)
From Blues To Gospel : Rev. Gary Davis (1992)
Roadsongs : Townes Van Zandt (1994)
South Coast : Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1995)
Southern Country Blues, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (1997)