Friday, February 17, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 2/17/17

It won't be long before Mardi Gras is here so I decided to bring you one of the better Mardi Gras shows the band performed in their later years. This is from February 23rd, 1993 at Oakland California. Part of me wanted to only play the second set, which features an excellent collaboration with Ornette Coleman, however the completest in me demanded the entire show, so this week I'm featuring set 1, which contains some nice highlights as well as the premier of Phil Lesh's version of 'Broken Arrow'.  I quite enjoy Garcia's solo in Loser as well, and the unusual 'Johnny B. Goode' set closer.

I decided to also include in this week's Deadpod part of a wonderful set by Joe Russo's Almost Dead. This comes from their performance on 12/30/16 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY. They simply tear up this Viola Lee Blues .. I hope you enjoy it!!!

Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Oakland, CA  2/23/93 - Tuesday


Cold Rain And Snow ;
Wang Dang Doodle ;
Loser ;
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ;
Broken Arrow (first time played) ;
Way To Go Home ;
Johnny B. Goode

Joe Russo's Almost Dead
The Capitol Theater Port Chester NY
Viola Lee Blues->
Uncle John's Band->
Uncle John's Band reprise->
Viola Lee Blues reprise

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 2/10/17

This week I'm pleased to present the second set of the band's performance at the Uptown Theater in Chicago Illinois on February 1st, 1978. They come out of the chute smoking with a great 'Samson and Delilah' - one listen and you know they're taking no prisoners tonight. They slow it down with a beautiful.. and powerfully sung,  'Must Have Been The Roses', Those voices start talking to Weir as 'Estimated Prophet' follows and takes us on a great ride..nice transition leads into 'He's Gone'. this leads into a nice Drumz and a great jam that follows which flows into 'The Other One'. Some great Phil here.. and Garcia soars.
The pathos of 'Wharf Rat' follows, then we're led back into the light with a great 'Sugar Magnolia'.  The band follows with a rocking 'Around and Around' to close the Wednesday night show..

Grateful Dead
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL  2/1/78 - Wednesday

Samson And Delilah [8:24] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [7:47] ;
Estimated Prophet [12:27] >
He's Gone [10:47] >
Drums [6:13] >
Jam [8:18] >
The Other One [11:02] >
Wharf Rat [9:47] >
Sugar Magnolia [10:04]
Around And Around [8:00]

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Hope you're not snowed in!!

hold back the darkness..

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Friday, February 03, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 2/3/17

We're going to welcome in the  month of February with the band's performance from February 1st, 1978 at the Uptown Theater in Chicago. I believe you'l enjoy this excellent recording of the start of a wonderful swing through the midwest in the winter of 1978. This first set starts with a smokin' 'Jack Straw', then moves through a longish 'Friend of the Devil'. 'Mama Tried' and 'Me & My Uncle' follow then a great 'Ramble on Rose'. Following 'Cassidy' the tape is missing the 'Sunrise' that followed, but we do have the spirited 'Sugaree' which closed the first set. I've decided to follow that with an excellent 'Candyman' which was recorded a few days following up in Milwaukee. Sadly not all of that gig, or of several of these performances during the first week of February '78, are available in soundboard format (although parts of several performances were 'picked' to be included in an excellent, now out-of-print Dick's Picks' 18).

Grateful Dead
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL  2/1/78 - Wednesday

Jack Straw [5:57]
Friend Of The Devil [8:08]
Mama Tried [2:40]>
Me And My Uncle [3:23]
Ramble On Rose [7:20]
Cassidy [5:10]
Sunrise [3:54] - MISSING
Sugaree [10:39]

2/4/78 - Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee WI
Candyman [6:39]

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Be well and hold back the darkness!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 1/27/17

This week the Deadpod continues with the band's performance on January 3rd, 1970 with the late show from that evening at the Fillmore East.
I'm sure you'll enjoy this fine performance. I am especially enamored with everything from the Other One particular Black Peter and Dire Wolf.
What an encore as well! Be sure and enjoy Tom Constanten on organ as he wouldn't be with the boys much longer..

Grateful Dead - January 3, 1970
Fillmore East - New York, NY

Late Show:
Casey Jones
Mama Tried
Big Boss Man
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Mason's Children
That's It For The Other One >
Cosmic Charlie
Uncle John's Band
Black Peter
Dire Wolf
Good Lovin'
Dancin' In The Street

Saint Stephen >
In The Midnight Hour

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 1/20/17

This week's Deadpod features a show just released by the esteemed Charlie Miller, 1/3/70 Fillmore East.
While I realize that I just played a show from this great year back around Christmas, I think this one more than merits your attention this week. Here at the beginning of what would be a seminal  year in their development the band puts on a jamming clinic - especially in this Alligator in the early show!

 While there are some issues with the recording I hope you find it enjoyable.
If I hear no objections, I'll bring you the late show next week..

Grateful Dead - January 3, 1970
Fillmore East - New York, NY

Early Show:
Morning Dew
Me And My Uncle
Hard To Handle
Cumberland Blues
Cold Rain And Snow
Alligator >
Drums >
Jam >
Alligator >

Uncle John's Band

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pray for peace... 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 1/13/17

This week's Deadpod, featuring the second set from the band's performance on January 2nd, 1972 features Pigpen giving us a fantastic Good Lovin' to open the set in his next to last Bay Area performance. The band really cooks behind him on this one, I'm sure you'll enjoy this. The rest of the set is quite good as well, and what the set lacks in length it does make up for in quality. While the Not Fade Away->Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad->Not Fade Away is not as unusual as the Good Lovin' ->China Cat Sunflower->Good Lovin' to open the set it is almost as excellent.
This is a harbinger of what will be one of the most outstanding years in the band's history.

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (1/2/72)
set 2

Good Lovin'
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Good Lovin'
Ramble On Rose
Sugar Magnolia
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

One More Saturday Night

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Stay warm and dry.. love one another.