Friday, January 20, 2012

Deadshow/podcast for 1/20/12

This week's Deadpod is like a Christmas present that you forgot about and didn't pay proper attention to for a time and rediscover it joyfully and realize it was a true treasure.. This tape was put out right around Christmas by Jamie Waddell over at Lossless Legs as a Christmas gift, and I'm happy to be able to share it this week with you.. Legion of Mary.. enough said? Probably for most of you.. certainly one of the greatest if short-lived side bands that Jerry Garcia worked in this show comes to us from April 12th, 1975 in Scranton PA. It was the 'late show' that night! Man how I would've like to have been in the house for either or both of these.. this show has that funky mix of jazz, reggae, blues and rock which made Legion of Mary a one of a kind band.. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do..

Legion of Mary
Masonic Temple, Scranton, PA
04/12/1975 (late show)

Let It Rock
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Mississippi Moon
Going Going Gone
Mystery Train
E- Tough Mama

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

My thanks as always to our friends at Keeley Electronics! Check out the fabulous collection of pedals and compressors here..


Brotpen said...

What a great tutorial on how to put together a super band! I saw Legion of Mary the night before (4/11/75) at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, first row seats right in front of Jerry. Needless to say, the show changed my musical life. Maybe someday you'll unearth a good quality tape of that show to share. My cassette copy from 1975 is a decent audience tape. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brotpen - Just thought you might want to know that the 4/11 show is on the Sugarmegs site.

Professor - Thanks for sharing this wonderful music.

CamarilloJohn said...

You've got a good blog going here.

Anonymous said...

More Legion of Mary PLEASE! This recording brings back the memories big time. These guys nailed the killer sound! More, More!