Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dead show/podcast for 4/25/08

This week we'll hear the second set of this beautiful audience recording of the Dead at the Frost, 10/10/82. This set starts off with a beautiful Playin, then Jerry really tears up Crazy Fingers. I'm also quite partial to the NFA->Black Peter. The fact that they do a double encore is an indication, I think, that they were happy with their performance as well....

Grateful Dead Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University Palo Alto, CA 10/10/82 - Sunday

Playing In The Band > Crazy Fingers > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Touch Of Grey > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia
Encore (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [6:12] > It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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All the best friends.. thanks for listening!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 4/18/08

This week we get to savor a truly outstanding audience recording of one of the best shows of the early 1980s - October 10th, 1982 at the Frost Ampitheater in Palo Alto CA.
The band comes charging out right from the gate, with of all things, a mad "Minglewood Blues" that will blow you away. Brent really shines on the 'Far From Me' a little later in the first set, and the China-Rider is exquisite. All in all I'm sure you'll enjoy this first set and we'll play the second set of this show next week...

Grateful Dead Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University Palo Alto, CA
Date 10/10/82 - Sunday
One New Minglewood Blues [7:23] > Sugaree [10:11] > Little Red Rooster [7:35] ; Tennessee Jed [8:10] ; Cassidy [5:54] ; Loser [7:00] ; Far From Me [3:59] > Looks Like Rain [8:45] ; China Cat Sunflower [6:17] > I Know You Rider [5:32]

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Thanks so much for listening and for your support! Enjoy..

p.s. It's true that I first podcast this show in June of '06, and if I hadn't been in a rush this week (I'm taking my kids camping this weekend) I probably would have caught that and not chosen this show again. However this version really stands up and I hope you enjoy it.. thanks!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Dead show/podcast for 4/11/08

I've had a request for this show for almost a year and for one reason or another never got around to playing it.. but some recent requests for Pigpen and a stroke of good fortune caused me not to overlook it any longer.. This piece of primal Dead has some wonderful versions of some classic early songs; I particularly like the Pigpen numbers and 'Sittin On Top of the World'.. 'Doin' That Rag' is always a favorite of mine as well.

Grateful Dead Purdue University Lafayette, IN 4/18/69 - Friday
One [1:35:39 +] [0:18] ; Hard To Handle [4:58] ; [1:30] ; Morning Dew [10 ;30] ; [1:35] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:55] > Drums [0:21] > The Other One [9:41] > Cryptical Envelopment [6:43] > Sittin' On Top Of The World [2:58] > King Bee [8:00] ; [0:10] % [0:22] ; Doin' That Rag [7:#39] ; [0:17] ; Turn On Your Love Light [27:02] ; [0:28] ; Cosmic Charlie [6:29] ; [0:30] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:31] ; [0:14] %
Comments There is a brief cut at about 7:20 of Doin' That Rag.

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I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for listening!!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 4/4/08

This week we listen to the second set from September 21st, 1973 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. This set starts with the last version of a song that I happen to really like, "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away", but when you hear it you can understand why it got dropped.. the rest of the set is much better however, and the addition of Joe Ellis and Martin Fierro on trumpet and sax respectively is amazing. I think you'll agree that the horns add a unique and lovely element to the arrangement on these songs.

Grateful Dead The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA 9/21/73 - Friday
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away ; Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow ; He's Gone > Truckin' > The Other One > Wharf Rat ; Row Jimmy ; Casey Jones (MISSING)
Encore One More Saturday Night

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Have a great week and thanks for listening!