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Songs performed by Pigpen

Can anyone provide me with or tell me where I can find a definitive list of every song performed by the Grateful Dead in which Pigpen sang lead vocals. I think I know most of them, but I’m not sure I’ve got them all, especially from the early days. As far as I can see none of the current GD databases let you search by lead vocalist. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Wiki Iko Iko

That's just fun to type: "Wiki Iko Iko".

Wikipedia has an article on Iko Iko, and the GOGD get a mention. Laissez le bon temps roulet!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iko_Iko

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all I know about Iko Iko

is that Nevilles are involved, the hit single in the early '60s was the Dixie Cups as I recall, and they were somehow connected to the Nevilles. There's a version on an album I've got by the Wild Tchoupitoulas, another Neville offshoot.

But where it was before the Nevilles I do not know!

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Hey now

Guess I'd see Iko as more Zydeco than Calypso. Anyone from Nawlins care to check in here?

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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Mark

Ah ok, that`s good to know ,,Thank you.. Mark ... So now does anyone know the origin of "Iko Iko" ? was it also considered to be "calypso" style music ?

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"Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"

says it all. There are a bunch of albums on the RS500 list that were made way before Rolling Stone the magazine existed (otherwise most of the Beatles albums wouldn't have made it).

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hmmm

and where the heck has THIS forum been? yeah.............i'm prolly just blind as usual

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just curious

Mark in the Dark-how could Belafonte's million record sales in 1956 make Rolling Stone 500? Thought RS was started in the mid 60's......just curious....".& I bid you good night, good night, good night..."

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Mark in the Dark

1956 was Belafonte's 1st album, according to Wikipedia encyclopedia. The Midnight Special album featured Bob Dylan (1962) He was recruited by Frank Sinatra for JFK Inaugural gala in 1961. Although born in Harlem, NY, his father was from Martinique & grandmother from Jamaica, where he lived with her for 4 years......He also spoke @ the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington DC......& of late (2002) He's been vocal about his opposition to President Bush, his administration & the Iraq War........He made more comments in a speech in 2006 @ Duke University......thank god for the encyclopedia!!!! OY, here we go again with politics.....Oh, No, just back to the music, please......GO OUT & VOTE!!!!! peace & love Gypsy Cowgirl

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Hey stu...

...Midnight Special wasn't Belafonte's first album (I think the first album was in the mid-50's). Midnight Special was the first commercially released recording Dylan appeared on.

Glad everyone enjoyed it. Somebody should start a calyso vine!

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