Friday, January 23, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/23/15

If you liked last week's Deadpod you are sure to enjoy the late show from the same date and location! 
Yes this week we'll hear the Jerry Garcia Band from September 20th, 1976 at the Astor Theater in Reading PA. This late show features the same great lineup with Keith and Donna, Ron Tutt and of course the great John Kahn on bass. Yes, this is still an audience recording, some it is oversaturated.. you might hear that baby again.. :) still its a great set.. love all of these songs.. 

"Listen to my story, Ride the Mighty High!" 

Jerry Garcia Band
Astor Theater
Reading, PA

Late Show

The Way You Do The Things You Do [8:14]  
Catfish John [12:02]
Sugaree [11:11]
Knockin' On Heaven's Door [14:22]
Mystery Train [10:20]
Tore Up Over You [9:26]
Mission In The Rain > [8:34]
My Sisters And Brothers [7:16]
Ride Mighty High [8:08]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

Best of luck to everyone who mail ordered for the 50th Anniversary shows in Chicago!! 

My thanks to everyone who has supported the Deadpod.. It is a privilege to bring this music to you every week.. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/16/15

I figured it was time for a January thaw with some sweet Jerry Garcia Band music, and I was recently turned on to a pretty good show that hasn't been heard too much I don't think. This is an audience recording that comes to us from September 20th, 1976 from the Astor Theater in Reading PA. While some songs are a bit over saturated I really enjoyed listening to this performance and hope you do as well. These tunes are really nicely explored, and I really enjoy the sound that comes from having both Keith and Donna Godchaux in the band at this time. This week i'm playing the early show from this date, let me know if you would enjoy hearing the late show next week, after you hear how this one sounds. The show itself contains many favorites for the period, and Jerry's voice is great on these.. hope you enjoy it!

Jerry Garcia Band
Astor Theater
Reading, PA

--Early Show begin--
1. They Love Each Other [7:54]
2. Russian Lullaby [12:49]
3. After Midnight [13:36]
4. Stir It Up [12:08]
5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [9:58]
6. Who Was John [13:00]
7. Friend Of The Devil [8:45]
8. Midnight Moonlight [9:53]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

As always, I very much appreciate your support of the Deadpod which makes the show possible.. 
thanks, love and light.. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/9/15

I'm hoping that this high energy second set from the New Year's Eve show of 1969 helps to warm you up if you are stuck in the deep freeze as I am this week.. This tape has some choice early versions of some classic tunes as well as some that were played very infrequently that you may never have heard.. Alligator and the jams that come from it are a great start, The Eleven is fab, the early version of High Time - a favorite of mine. There are several cuts on this tape, and I hope that they don't interfere with your enjoyment of this slice of Grateful Dead history...

Grateful Dead
Boston Tea Party Boston, MA
12/31/69 - Wednesday

set 2: 
Alligator ->;
Drums  ->
Alligator  ->
Jam  ->
And We Bid You Good Night Jam ->
Alligator ->
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
Feedback ->
Good Lovin'  ->
Drums  ->
The Eleven 
High Time  
Cumberland Blues
Big Boy Pete 
Not Fade Away 
The Race Is On 
Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Dancing In The Street

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

As always, let me express my thanks to the generous folks who keep the Deadpod alive through their kind donations.. .

Stay Warm :) 

Friday, January 02, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/2/15

Happy New Year!!

While I toyed with the idea of not featuring a New Years Eve show the fact is that it is one date that the band was well-known for their performances. I did however choose the band's only non-bay area New Years Eve Performance - this takes place 12/31/69 at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA. The band puts on a great performance here and we're lucky to have a very good recording of their efforts. We'll listen to the first set this week and set 2 next.
The band starts with an interesting China ->Rider, but I really enjoy the 'Next Time You See Me' with Pigpen and Jerry on vocals. Black Peter is quite blusey and followed by the great Pigpen on 'Hard to Handle'. Mason's Children, a staple of the early days, is well jammed out and followed by a nice Dire Wolf. The band closes set one with a somewhat sparse arrangement of 'Uncle John's Band'..

Grateful Dead
Venue Boston Tea Party
Location Boston, MA
Date 12/31/69 - Wednesday

One - 1:07:40
China Cat Sunflower >
Jam  >
I Know You Rider
Mama Tried
Next Time You See Me
Cold Rain And Snow
Black Peter
Hard To Handle
Me And My Uncle
Mason's Children
Dire Wolf
Uncle John's Band

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

My thanks to everyone who has been able to support the Deadpod - I really appreciate it!!!

My wishes for a 2015 filled with peace and love and light.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 12/25/14

Merry Christmas!

yes the Deadpod is coming to you a day early in the spirit of the season.. Hoping that this finds you and yours healthy and happy today and sharing some acoustic Jerry to make your day, and weekend a little brighter. This is a BIG package under your tree (or in your ipod :) as I decided one show was just not enough to thank you all for another great year here on this bright blue ball.. First off, one of the great Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band shows from the legendary run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York City, October 21st 1987. This is the early show - amazing energy and performance from these guys. The lineup featured David Kemper on drums, John Kahn of course on bass, Sandy Rothman on mandolin, dobro, banjo and vocals and the great David Nelson on guitar and vocals.

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
October 21, 1987 Early Show
New York, NY

Blue Yodel #9
Spike Driver Blues
I've Been All Around This World
I'm Troubled
Drifting With The Tide
If I Lose
Trouble In Mind
Gone Home
Ragged But Right

I couldn't leave it there - I always enjoy hearing the great music Jerry produced in his later years with David Grisman. As I was looking for something to include from that collaboration I came upon this famous show which I don't believe I've featured before on the Deadpod. I couldn't cut anything out so I just included it all.

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
August 25, 1991
Goldcoast Concert Bowl
Squaw Valley, CA

Spring In California
Grateful Dawg
Louis Collins
Off To Sea Once More
Friend Of The Devil
Two Soldiers
So What?
Russian Lullaby
Dawg's Waltz
The Thrill is Gone
Old Rocking Chair
Eat My Dust*
* w/ Bela Fleck
Bill Graham's last big project.

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod, (and that I haven't overloaded you!)

Thanks for a great year, we'll be back on our usual date next year, on Friday January 2nd.
So let me wish you a Happy New Year as well!

Thanks for your contributions which keep the Deadpod afloat.

Sending you all peace and love and wishes for a better, more peaceful 2015.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 12/19/14

This week's Deadpod features some ferocious Garcia jamming, and again, while the tape is not perfect, for fans like us, this is well worth listening to and experiencing. Of course this week is the remainder of the show from 12/10/72 at Winterland in San Francisco CA. This show features a spectacular 'Other One'.. the band drifts into this following some very interesting jamming out of Truckin'. Sit back and experience where this jam takes you, I think you'll be quite surprised at the varied landscapes here. They follow this spectacular jam with a nice Deal and a very good Sugar Magnolia. Ramble on Rose has a rather different but pleasing location in the setlist, followed by Johnny B Goode to close the set and put a mark on what the boys knew to be a great performance. The boys return with a sweet and well done 'Uncle John's Band' as an encore. What a nice way to end the show..

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)
The Other One
Sugar Magnolia
Ramble On Rose
Johnny B. Goode

Uncle John's Band

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Thanks so much for picking up the Deadpod, and for your kind support this year. 
I very much appreciate it! 

Happy Chanukah! and look for our acoustic show next friday, to take you through the after Christmas weekend..