Friday, May 04, 2007

Dead Show/podcast for 05/04/07

Thirty years ago, at the beginning of May 1977, the Dead played a remarkable number of exceptional concerts. In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of this unmatched period in Grateful Dead history I decided to bring you one of, if not the most famous concert of May, 1977. The Dead's performance on May 8th, 1977 is widely regarded as one of the best of this series of shows. While I often prefer to bring you less well-known shows, there's also nothing wrong with listening to one of these truly classic shows on occasion. I hope you enjoy it..

One other note, KOPN 89.5 FM is holding a spring fund raising drive to try and raise funds to cover our operating expenses. If you'd consider making a contribution by clicking on the paypal "contribute now" button on the right hand side of the blog I'd really appreciate it!

Grateful Dead Barton Hall - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 5/8/77 - Sunday

One: New Minglewood Blues [4:47] ; Loser [7:30] ; El Paso [4:22] ; They Love Each Other [6:59] ; Jack Straw [6:00] ; Deal [5:43] ; Lazy Lightnin' [3:29] > Supplication [4:21] ; Brown Eyed Women [5:12] ; Mama Tried [2:37] ; Row Jimmy [10:52] ; Dancing In The Street [15:43]

As always you can listen to the deadpod here:
http://www.libsyn.com/media/deadshow/deadpod050407.mp3

16 comments:

Mark said...

need help downloading these into itunes. Any advice? When i try to play on itunes it just shows an '!' next to the show. Advice? thanks - Mark

Anonymous said...

Mark--

Since you obviously have iTunes, go to the "podcasts" section of the iTunes Music Store window.

Do a search under Podcasts->Quick Links->Browse and search for our favorite band. The listings will show up in Album, iTunes Essentials, yadayada order until yopu get tpo "Podcasts" Om that box will be Dead Show/KOPN and a "subscribe" button... and you can set it up to automatically download it each week... and there are some other worthwhile podcasts to look at too.
Hope this helps. Unless you have a true "computer" problem, you should be diggin' the groove very soon.

Enjoy.

Mike said...

great show professor.

BTW, the 'be grateful' bumper sticker looks great on the back of my truck.

Anonymous said...

The 5/8/77 show is widely considered the best show of all time. And 1977 is considered the Dead's greatest year on the road. I have managed to collect every show from that year. Amazingly enough this podcast is the exact sbd show that I have, with the crowded Minglewood beginning and then no crowd to speak of. An incredible 3 1/2 hrs of music.

With Jerry's birthday coming up in August, how about some more Jerry GArcia Band stuff to celebrate is B-day? I was thinking maybe the Lincoln Center show Jerry did in Oct 1994 with Jerry and John Kahn doing solo acoustic. Robert Hunter opened for Jerry that nite.

Alan said...

Professor,

Thanks you for giving us this show. I was actually there back in 1977. It was one of the best shows I saw in my days of "touring" with the dead. One of the most usual things about the day was the snow storm that occurred in Northeast. Actually it was a blizzard (over 8 inches of snow). I remember someone saying it was snowing during intermission. I thought they were insane. The other memorable part of the show for me was getting into the concert hall. There was a large crowd and they opened only one half of the double doors. Some people pulled off the other half of the door as we were getting crushed getting in. Lastly, my friends were the ones up front getting "crushed." I decided to stay in the back and dance my brains off.

Now of course I am "old" at 49 but I still come back to the wonderful memories of this show and many more when I am feeling down.

Thanks again, professor!

Randolph said...

Hey John:

Great to see you carrying the torch. So many roads. Indeed.

Randy

Anonymous said...

May 77 gives me a FULL-ON BONER!!!!


Awesome stuff

a.k.a. Zooomabooma said...

To Anonymous requesting Jerry & John Kahn, A) it's interesting you mention Lincoln Center 'cause generally it's just common to say Avery Fisher Hall... and B) that was November (I believe) in '84, not '94.

P.S. 5/4/77? It's amazing how that show is considered one of the best ever as well as overrated by many, as well.

You oughta offer folks an average ordinary run-of-the-mill GD show, one that no one raves about, show people that the Dead weren't enormously magical every night they took the stage. I do believe there was at least *some* magic in each and every show and it's in those shows that it's really proven that the Dead were true blue human beings and not rock gods. Sometimes when there were lyrical screw-ups, other flaws and not-so-great versions of this and that, those were great shows when someone would step up and make certain songs worthwhile when they're not even close to being their best. Often a dreary first half of the 2nd set can lead them to turn it up a notch or twenty for the end of the show. The musical bliss can be just as great during those moments as it can be during a show when they're completely dialed in all the way through.

Anonymous said...

thanks i got the deadpod sticker.
i might be the only one in chicago with one.
thanks again for the podcast
scott

HAKKIN£N!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

HELP!!!

I popped MASSIVE WOOD listening to that Jack Straw and now it won't go away and it's been more than four hours.

What the F am I gonna do?

Peter said...

Picked this podcast up in the UK. Got into Grateful Dead music when I lved in Chicago for 6 wonderful years. Must say the Dead are not very big here but I am doing my best to educate the non beleivers! Just sent for a bumper sticker - there will not be that many around the UK for sure!

Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

This week on may 8, the 30th anniversary of the show, The Dark Star Orchestra went back to Ithaca and replayed the entire set. Wish I had been there - I live two hours away.

Amy said...

This was the first tape I picked up (and then lost) many years ago. Set the bar for my expectations of a show.

Great choice.

Blogstrong said...

For me too, one of my first tapes I got my hands on.
I can't even count the number of times I've listened to this show.

Excellente!

Anonymous said...

thanks

Delay1 said...

ive downloaded this past week many shows...Every 77 show-105 shows total! 17gb worth.