Friday, May 30, 2008

Dead show/podcast for 5/30/08

This week the conclusion of Bruce Hornsby's first show as a member of the band, 9/15/90 at Madison Square Garden. I think you'll especially enjoy the first half of this set which I find exceptionally well-played and tight throughout. You'll also want to listen to the only post-Brent 'Gimme Some Lovin' with Hornsby - very tasty stuff. The crowd really feeds the band on this one and its obvious throughout.

Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden New York , NY 9/15/90 - Saturday
Two The Weight ; Playing In The Band > Crazy Fingers > Uncle John's Band >Drums > Space > Gimme Some Lovin' > All Along The Watchtower > Stella Blue > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away
Encore One More Saturday Night

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Thanks for all your support and have a great week!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 5/23/08

Hello friends ! I've had a longstanding request to play a Bruce Hornsby show and while this *is* an atypical one, nevertheless its a good one.. his very first show with the Dead, 9/15/90 from Madison Square Garden in New York. We'll play the first set this week, and I think you'll agree its loaded with energy. Jerry really enjoyed playing with Bruce right from the start as is evident in this recording..

Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden New York , NY 9/15/90 - Saturday
One Touch Of Grey > Walkin' Blues ; Candyman ; Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues ; West L.A. Fadeaway ; When I Paint My Masterpiece ; Bird Song ; Box Of Rain

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Have a safe and happy Memorial Day everyone!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 5/16/08

This week a newly released sbd from 1972! I can't resist playing this one, and I think you'll agree that its more than worth your attention this week..
This is from November 15th, 1972, Oklahoma City, OK. All we have is the second set - but its a beauty...

Grateful Dead - November 15, 1972
Oklahoma City Music Hall - Oklahoma City, OK
Promised Land, Ramble on Rose, Mexicali Blues, Brokedown Palace, Playin In the Band,
Big Railroad Blues, Me & Bobby McGee, Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away->Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad -> Not Fade Away
E: Johnny B. Goode

Jerry's guitar work in Playin' was described as 'demonic' by one reviewer - I think you'll agree this is quite special.. I hope you enjoy it!!

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Thanks and be well!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Dead show/podcast for 5/9/08

This week we have the pleasure of listening to the second set of 8/29/80 from the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA. This is a tight and rockin' second set, the boys start with an excellent greatest story into Althea. Then a wonderful version of Let It Grow goes into He's Gone.. I'm sure you'll notice Phil and Brent's contributions on this one.. after space and drums, the band goes into a marvelous Wharf Rat, then back into the rockin' grove with Goin' Down the Road, Around & Around and Johnny B. Goode. While this may not be the most cosmic Dead show around, it certain is a fun, rockin' time..
I hope you enjoy it!!

Grateful Dead - August 29, 1980
The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
Set 2:
d2t01 - Greatest Story Ever Told ->Althea, Let It Grow ->He's Gone ->The Other One ->Drums ->Space ->Wharf Rat -> Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad -> Around And Around -> Johnny B. Goode Encore: U.S. Blues

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thanks again, be well and enjoy the music!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Dead show/podcast for 5/02/08

This week we have a great new soundboard of a show from a year that's often under appreciated - 1980. This comes to us from August 29th, 1980, when the boys played the Spectrum in Philladelphia. The first set, which we'll hear this week, starts off with a rockin' Alabama Getaway->Promised Land opener. The band proceeds to play a really high energy twelve song first set, nicely played and sounding like they were really listening to one another. Brent fits in very nicely here, as he's really found his spot by now. I really enjoy the Big River, and Row Jimmy, and check out the crazy set closing Deal!!!

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Grateful Dead The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA 8/29/80 - Friday
One Alabama Getaway [4:31] > The Promised Land [4:16] ; Candyman [6:59] ; Me And My Uncle [2:58] > Big River [5:30] ; Row Jimmy [10:05] > Little Red Rooster [7:33] ; Brown Eyed Women [5:03] ; Far From Me [4:10] ; Lost Sailor[6:39] > Saint Of Circumstance [5:59] > Deal [4:29]

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As always, my thanks for your support!! Have a most excellent spring!