Friday, January 29, 2010

Dead Show/podcast for 01/29/2010

This week's Deadpod features, yes, another show from 1973.. but speaking of *this* show as 'another show from 73' strikes me as a sacrilege simply because not only was this show, my baptism to the Grateful Dead, its one of their all-time classics, in my opinion.
While its true that your brains won't be melted until the Dark Star in the second set, the first set which we will play this week, features plenty of 'Good Old' Grateful Dead to get your blood flowin' during these cold Winter days....

Grateful Dead - December 6, 1973
Public Hall - Cleveland, OH
Set 1:
Mexicali Blues
Black Throated Wind
They Love Each Other
Beat It On Down The Line
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Greatest Story Ever Told
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I hope you enjoy it as much as I always have!! thanks for picking us up, and for your support..

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dead Show/podcast for 1/22/10

This week marked the 75th birthday of one of the most pivotal characters in the history of the Grateful Dead, Owsley Stanley.
It would certainly not be an exaggeration to claim that the Grateful Dead would not have been without his help and involvement - nor even to say that the world is a much different place because of all he has done..
Jamie Waddell over at Lossless legs released this music, recorded by Bear himself, to mark the occasion and I felt it a noteworthy moment and wanted to share it with you..

This is a beautiful show, nicely recorded (there are spots with quite a lot of reverb) and not every song was recorded.. we have what Bear decided to record... but I do think you'll enjoy it..


Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre
Berkeley California
June 20th 1986

Set One
01. In The Midnight Hour
02. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
03. El Paso
04. West L.A. Fadeaway
05. Me And My Uncle ->
06. Mexicali Blues
07. Candyman
08. Let It Grow

Set Two
09. Uncle John's Band ->
10. Playing In The Band ->
11. Comes A Time ->
[ Drums ->
Space ->
I Need A Miracle -> ] <---missing 12. Black Peter ->
13. Around And Around ->
14. Good Lovin'

MISSING: Encore- Mighty Quinn

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

My thanks for your support - be well my friends..

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dead Show/podcast for 01/15/2010

This week - the second part of this fabulous recording of Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders during the salad days of 1973 - July 10th at the Keystone in Berkeley CA.
I don't have alot to say about this - let you ears enjoy the genius displayed and lose yourself in this fabulous recording...

the notes for this recording state: "I'm not sure on the lineage but I've thought alot about it. It's obviously a multitrack mixdown(gaps between tunes). Some of the JGB stuff from the Debbie Stash are masters(like 6-6-73!!). My best guess of the 7-10-73 is Multitracks(Bob and Betty Ampex MM110)>2 track mixdown MR>R @ 7 1/2 ips.(WB)>DVD. That's what I think it is esp. being a 7 1/2 ips. reel and the dynamics(nice!!). It was probably "working reels" for the original album that Jerry had maybe that he was picking tunes from"

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
July 10 1973
The Keystone
Berkeley, California

part 2:
I Second That Emotion
Someday Baby
Merl's Tunes
It's No Use
Positively 4th Street
Encore: How Sweet It Is

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

thanks for picking us up, and for your support!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Dead Show/podcast for 1/8/10

Perhaps it seems that I've played more than my usual share of Garcia recently - but this newly released gem demands to be heard.. This is (probably) a multi-track recording with the legendary Merle Saunders at the Keystone in Berkeley CA, July 10, 1973.
This is a truly wonderful recording, and if you're a fan of Jerry/Merle then you'll really enjoy this week's and next week's show (when I play the rest of this show)...
Not only does this week's set feature the very first 'The Harder They Come' performance, every song is really a treat, in my opinion....

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
July 10 1973
The Keystone
Berkeley, California

Hi-Heel Sneakers
Finders Keepers
The Harder They Come **first version by Garcia
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
It's Too Late
My Funny Valentine
Mystery Train

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Enjoy the show, and thanks as always for your support..............

Friday, January 01, 2010

Dead Show/podcast for 01/01/2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!!!
Today I decided that I would finish playing the excellent 2nd set from 3/24/86 that I started 2 weeks ago, rather than bring you a New Year's Eve show - in my opinion this is a fine second set that I'm sure you will enjoy!! It contains the very last Lost Sailor->Saint of Circumstance, and an outstanding Morning Dew - I know, there's no Sugar Magnolia, but the Midnight Hour Encore is a keeper!

Grateful Dead
March 24, 1986
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

Mississippi Half Step>
Women Are Smarter
High Time
*Lost Sailor >
Saint Of Circumstance>
Morning Dew
Crowd and Tuning
Encore: Midnight Hour

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Thanks for picking us up this week and for your kind support during 2009 - I'm hoping we can keep on rolling in 2010!