Friday, February 18, 2011

Dead Show/podcast for 2/18/11

Today is the 40th anniversary of this classic Grateful Dead show - just imagine that you were at this show. This show saw the first 'Bertha', the first 'Greatest Story Ever Told', the first 'Johnny B. Goode', the first 'Loser', the first 'Playin' in the Band' and the first 'Wharf Rat'!!!
Not only did this show mark the debut of all these classic Dead shows but also one of the most beautiful, creative and spontaneous jams - the one from Wharf Rat into Dark Star...
this one is well worth playing today especially in this newly released splendid soundboard.. Enjoy..

Grateful Dead - February 18, 1971
Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY

Set 1:
It Hurts Me Too
Greatest Story Ever Told ->
Johnny B. Goode
Mama Tried
Hard To Handle
Dark Star ->
Wharf Rat ->
Dark Star ->
Me And My Uncle

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Thanks for listening and for your SUPPORT!

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Anonymous said...

Been listening to this as an audience recording for years. Thanks professor!

Anonymous said...

Professor - My brother-in-law passed away this week and this "Beautiful Jam" brought a little beauty back in my life. Thank you.

C.Thwaites said...

Thank you! 'Beautiful Jam" on stereo....better than "So Many Roads". It means a lot to's my wife's ring tone. Lots of memories. Amazing. Thank you

Dave said...

Amazing set! I even dug Me and My Uncle, which is saying something

Anonymous said...

Fucking fantastic. You can tell the band was totally proud of their new tunes. I am in love with the Darkstar>Wharf Rat>Dark Star! Jerry sounds great and Bobby's guitar shows off his talents.

Thanks Professor!

jfarns said...

the dark star-->wharf rat is as epic as advertised. well done!! and thx prof!!

Anonymous said...

Although this entire set was superb, I must focus my comment here on that jam. I discovered The Deadpod 11 months ago, and have been devouring them almost non-stop ever since (thank you, Professor, for keeping the archives from past years available!). I was a Dead fan before, but now I am a FANATIC. Anyway, it's been an amazing musical journey, as I've gained a new appreciation not only for so many songs, but also for the nuances of the different eras, and the different players who breathed their own unique life into this ever-evolving band and its songbook. Having said all of that, despite having heard so much wonderfully inspiring and creative music since being turned onto this podcast, for me, that jam represents perhaps the best 4-5 minutes of music that I've encountered during my entire sonic expedition. It is the pinnacle, and I feel as if it's what I've been searching for this entire time. I have no other words to describe it. Thank you, Professor, for bringing this to us! Moving forward, my hope is that even this masterpiece will be eclipsed by yet some other piece of delicious ear candy that I have yet to discover! The journey continues... =)