Friday, November 27, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 11/27/09

Here's hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I always like bringing you some great acoustic music over the holidays and this year is no different - I managed to pull out this recording from my collection - it features a favorite lineup of mine, the Jerry Garcia Accoustic Band and the famous Lunt-Fontainne theater in New York City..
The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band consisted of:
I think you'll enjoy the sound on this recording and I hope the music brings a smile and helps you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Wednesday 10/28/87, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York, NY
Early Show
- Set 1 - Acoustic -
Deep Elem Blues
I'm Troubled
Spike Driver Blues
Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standing On The Corner)
Short Life Of Trouble
If I Lose
I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie
Drifting Too Far From The Shore
Ragged But Right

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As always I'm most grateful for your support - be well my friends!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 11/20/09

This week I'm doing something I don't usually do - and that is rather than play this complete show over two weeks I decided to play you the real heart of this show this week - (not saying I can't be persuaded to play the rest of this... :) partly because its Thanksgiving and I have something in mind for next week :)
Be that as it may - this piece of music, from the second set of 11/17/73 is simply astounding. It represents a true pinacle of the outstanding musicianship that the band achieved during this landmark year. I challange any fan of the band to not be moved by this remarkable piece of music - clearly when they play like this I am firmly convinced that their music is for the ages...

Grateful Dead
Pauley Pavillion, U.C.L.A.
Los Angeles, CA

From Set 2:
Playing In The Band >
Uncle John's Band >
Morning Dew >
Uncle John's Band >
Playing In The Band
Stella Blue
El Paso
Eyes Of The World >
Sugar Magnolia

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Our next Deadpod will be after Thanksgiving - so I want to wish you all a very very special and happy Thanksgiving. I'm so very grateful for your support and all the kind words and wishes you send me all year long!!!
I'll have a special Thanksgiving Deadpod for you next week...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 11/13/09

This week's Dead show is more than just a classic 1977 show - its that for sure - and its much more than the first time we get an Eyes of the World going into an Estimated Prophet - although this show is the first time that happens too.. its the kind of magical, rocking, charging life affirming and soul-baring music that makes me fall in love with the Grateful Dead over and over again..

There's plenty to love in this set - the fine Samson->Cold rain starts the set perfectly.. the Playin' in the band builds and builds and then explodes into the Eyes of the World that is played at a real breakneck pace. While I'm not often a fan of Eyes played this way, Jerry's almost maniacal energy on this version can't fail but bring you up out of your feet - its almost 'hummingbird' like in the way he makes that guitar flitter and sing.. followed by a good Estimated, but then Phil drops the hammer and the band goes into a short, but intense, Other One...
after drums.. the band slowly builds into an Aiko, Aiko that is surprisingly slow-paced, but the band then drops into a classic 1977 Stella Blue, then a playin' reprise to end the set..
The encore tells us the band has had as much fun as we have...

Grateful Dead
Cotterell Gym, Reid Athletic Center, Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Set II:
"Meet The Jones Gang" [2:36]
Samson & Delilah -> [7:22]
Cold Rain & Snow [8:30]
Playing in the Band -> [12:52]
Eyes of the World -> [12:50]
Estimated Prophet -> [11:40]
The Other One ->[4:57]
Drums -> [3:17]
Iko Iko -> [10:05]
Stella Blue ->[12:12]
Playing in the Band [7:04]

Johnny B. Goode [5:06]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Special thanks to our friends at Keeley Electronics for their kind equipment donation!!

Hope you enjoy the show, and thanks as always for your kind support.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 11/06/09

I must say that my listeners are simply the best ! I received an simply perfect request this week for the show we're going to start listening to this week as I was casting about in my mind trying to decide what to play... and what a show it is. This show not only shows the band in a period of transition from their slower tempo early '77 style of playing to the more uptempo arrangements of 1978 but its simply one of the best shows of the entire year. The first set which we'll listen to this week, not only blasts out of the gates with a fabulous Bertha->Good Lovin' , but keeps up a most memorable and high energy performance on every tune. Not to be missed, the set closing Let It Grow is truly outstanding, and really shows the unique ability of the band to fire off in all directions yet to find the 'one' and bring us all back into harmony and love.. whew.. a great set and the second set from next week is even better.....

Grateful Dead
Cotterell Gym, Reid Athletic Center, Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Set I:
Bertha -> [7:52]
Good Lovin' [6:32]
Brown-Eyed Women [6:07]
Cassidy [5:19]
It Must Have Been the Roses [7:31]
Sunrise [4:34]
New Minglewood Blues [5:51]
Dupree's Diamond Blues [6:25]
Let It Grow [14:11]

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thanks for listening - and enjoy the show!