Friday, May 18, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 5/18/18

This week's Deadpod continues with the second set of the band's performance back on May 20th, 1973 at UC-Santa Barbara, CA.
While this set appears more like a 'first' set setlist, but the playing is spectacular throughout. 'Big Railroad Blues' is always a keeper and these early 'Here Comes Sunshines' are spectacular.

Grateful Dead
Campus Stadium - University Of California
Santa Barbara, CA
5/20/73 - Sunday
Two
The Promised Land [3:03] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:14] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:41] ;
Row Jimmy ;
Jack Straw ;
Big Railroad Blues ;
Greatest Story Ever Told ;
Here Comes Sunshine ;
Big River ;
Loser [7:09] ;
El Paso [3:29] ;
Casey Jones [9:01]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051818.mp3

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 5/11/18

This wasn't the show I'd planned on presenting this week.. I thought oh this was too long.. but after listening to what I had prepared, and listening to this again, well, it was no choice.. so from the great year of 1973, we bring you the band's performance from May 20th, 1973 at Santa Barbra California..
Now this isn't your typical 2 1/2 hour show.. this one is going to stretch out for probably 3 weeks, as this was a *full* three set show. There are a few imperfections in the recording but overall for its age it is remarkable and I'm certain you'll enjoy it....

Grateful Dead
Campus Stadium - University Of California
Santa Barbara, CA
5/20/73 - Sunday
One
Bertha [5:39] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:57] ;
Box Of Rain [4:51] ;
Deal [4:34] ;
Looks Like Rain [6:33] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:33] ;
The Race Is On [2:56] ;
China Cat Sunflower [6:05] >
Jam [1:26] >
I Know You Rider [5:14] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:01] ;
They Love Each Other [5:14] ;
Playing In The Band [18:#38]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051118.mp3

Excuse my brevity, this one was put together under some deadline pressure... :)

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Friday, May 04, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 5/4/18

We open the month of May here on the Deadpod with a great second set from 1977, as we continue our presentation of April 23rd, 1977 at the Springfield Civic Center Arena in Springfield MA. This set starts with the famous 'take a step back' exhortation to the crowd, but the band fires things up most excellently with a very tight 'Estimated Prophet'. Not only are the harmonies great here but Jerry has that twangy 77 sound that makes this one so sweet. Bertha follows, more melodic than rockin' here.. The familiar bass line of 'The Music Never Stops' follows, as the band high step into this favorite. Jerry really gets cranking here, even though the jam won't go on as long as we might like. The Help>Slip>Frank that follows is for my money clearly the highlight here. Such a joy to listen to.. I find myself wishing that Slipknot! could go on and on.. but then I'd miss Jerry's mindbending solos during Franklin's :)
They close the second set with a great trifecta; 'Around and Around'>'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad'>'Not Fade Away'.
Nothin' left to do.. :)


Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center Arena
Springfield, MA
4/23/77 - Saturday
Two
Estimated Prophet [7:34] ;
Bertha [7:03] ;
The Music Never Stopped [5:59] ;
Help On The Way [4:25] >
Slipknot! [8:53] >
Franklin's Tower [10:24] >
Around And Around [6:49] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:49] >
Not Fade Away [11:14]
Encore One More Saturday Night [4:40]

you can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050418.mp3

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/27/18

Well as we ease out of April it seems like a great idea to bring you s show from 1977... I have always tried to feature a show from that stupendous month of May '77, but all of those have either been featured already or commercially released, so I decided to go with this relatively unknown but excellent show from April 23rd, 1977 in Springfield MA.
The show has an easy mellow feel to it, reminiscent of '76 Dead, yet it has the tight harmonies and unexpected dips and turns of those classic May shows. From a fine, flowing 'Sugaree' through the great 'Loser' and 'Row Jimmy' I found lots of favorites in this first set. The highlight however is probably the Scarlet>Fire which closes the set, and marks only the 3rd time they performed 'Fire on the Mountain'.
We'll play the second set next week...

Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA
4/23/77 - Saturday

One

Sugaree [11:17] ;
Cassidy [4:29] ;
Loser [7:25] ;
New Minglewood Blues [4:34] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:55] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:52] ;
Row Jimmy [9:34] ;
It's All Over Now [6:17] ;
Scarlet Begonias [7:07] >
Fire On The Mountain [10:32]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042718.mp3

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/20/18

Happy 4/20! 

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the band's performance on April 15th at the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I think you'll enjoy this one, as it continues the fine recording of set 1, with some strong playing as well. I'm especially enamored of the 'Playin' in the Band' and an unusually long and jamming 'Not Fade Away'. 'Morning Dew' follows, a song that is always poignant but seems especially so in this world. 



Grateful Dead
William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary
Williamsburg, VA 4/15/78 - Saturday
Two
Bertha [5:43] >
Good Lovin' [6:18] ;
Candyman [7:15] ;
Sunrise [3:48] >
Playing In The Band [14:16] >
Drums [11:#41] >
Not Fade Away [13:57] >
Morning Dew [10:29] ;
Around And Around [7:53]
Encore
One More Saturday Night [4:33]



You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

I wanted to send this one out to the memory of Chris Charucki, long time production manager both for the Dead, and in particular for Bob Weir, who passed away on April 6th. Beams to his family and friends, sleep in the stars Chris.. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/13/18

This week's Deadpod features a fine show from the great Spring tour of 1978.
This one starts off with a wonderful 'Mississippi Half-Step' -love Jerry's enthusiasm here! 'Passenger' follows - a song that I always enjoyed as a real rocker in the band's repertoire. A nice 'Friend of the Devil' follows, then stand  alone 'El Paso'. 'Brown Eyed Women' is always a treat, and is followed by a long and nicely jammed 'Let It Grow'. A hot 'Deal' closes this set, but be sure and don't miss next week's 2nd set!


Grateful Dead
William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary
Williamsburg, VA 4/15/78 - Saturday

One
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:43] ;
Passenger [4:12] ;
Friend Of The Devil [6:28] ;
El Paso [4:19] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:00] ;
Let It Grow [13:45] ;
Deal [6:49]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041318.mp3

Thanks for listening, and I hope you have a lovely week!!!