Friday, March 29, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 3/29/13

As we prepare to turn the page on March, I thought it might be nice to pull out a really smoking show from way back in 1969.. this one comes to us from 3/28/69 at the Modest Jr. College Civic Center in Modesto California.. yes a unique venue..but quite a strong outing for the boys.
This one starts out with a strong Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, but follows that up with a deep space Dark Star... Jerry has some wonderful  leads in this one, and it threads its way through chaos and eternity into a rousing Saint Stephen... The Eleven is always a thrill to me and this has some extended build ups.. The Death Don't Have No Mercy is powerful.. as usual.. a classic 23 minute Lovelight follows, with Pigpen leading the charge. The second set consists of one long 'The Other One'.. its a high energy jam that is abruptly stopped when someone turns on the house lights and ends the show!
I hope you enjoy this one my friends..

Grateful Dead
Student Center, Modesto Jr. College, Modesto CA, 3/28/69

Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl
Dark Star->
St. Stephen->
The Eleven->
Death Don't Have No Mercy->
Turn On Your Lovelight
Cryptical Envelopment->
The Other One->
Cryptical Envelopment

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 3/22/13

This first Deadpod of Spring we will be hearing the second set from the bands' performance on St. Patrick's Day, 1991 at the Cap Center in Landover MD. A fine pre-drums segment, highlighted for me by 'Crazy Fingers'... but what really brings the crowd to their feet is the east coast breakout of 'New Speedway Boogie' for the first time in over 20 years. This tune had been played on the west coast about a month earlier, but despite some rough vocals everyone was stoked to hear it! Post Drumx highlight I think is a fine Wheel ->Watchtower... although I always enjoy the Black Peter.. 

Capital Centre, Landover, MD (3/17/91)

set 2

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Crazy Fingers
New Speedway Boogie
The Wheel
All Along the Watchtower
Black Peter
Around and Around

U.S. Blues

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 3/16/13

Well it's St. Patrick's Day weekend! so i decided to bring everyone a dose of St. Patrick's Day Dead for this week's Deadpod... This show comes from the Spring of 1991, so there's both Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick in the mix.. This one starts with a nice Hell in a Bucket and a pretty good Sugaree.. Bruce is especially prominent during a squeeze box solo during Queen Jane.. the highlight of this first set is the breakout of 'Rubin and Cherise'.  The second set will come next week, but I hope you enjoy this trip back to the early 90s., a period I don't often feature but which for many folks, contains the highlights of their shared experience with the boys. 
Please note: this recording is a bit too 'hot' and has some clipping.. I hope you will still enjoy it despite these problems. 

Capital Centre, Landover, MD (3/17/91)

Hell in a Bucket
Walkin' Blues
Queen Jane Approximately
Rubin and Cherise
Let It Grow

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 3/8/13

This week I thought I would share this very interesting show from way back in 1969 This is quite a fine recording, and I thought I'd go ahead and bring you the entire show this week, although it makes for a bit longer Deadpod than usual. As you can see below the show features a number of tunes without Garcia and Pigpen; the story goes that each were too incapacitated in their own way, to continue.... the jamming however does.. and very nicely. I think you'll agree this is a fantastic recording of a unique moment in Grateful Dead history.. I hope you enjoy it.. 

Grateful Dead - June 8, 1969
Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA
-- * with Wayne Ceballos (vocals)/without Pigpen
-- ** with Elvin Bishop (guitar and vocals)/without Garcia

Set 1:
Dancing In The Street ->
He Was A Friend Of Mine ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
New Potato Caboose
Me And My Uncle

Set 2:
Turn On Your Lovelight *
The Things I Used To Do **
Who's Lovin' You Tonight **
That's It For The Other One ->
Cosmic Charlie

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Friday, March 01, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 3/1/13

This week we'll get to hear the second set from the Jerry Garcia Band's performance at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh PA on 3/19/78.

This is really a classic JGB setlist, and what finer music to welcome in the month of March with! Below is a picture from the show..

And what a great classic JGB setlist.. I love all these songs.. and they certainly show off the vocal talents of Donna Jean and Maria..

Jerry Garcia Band
Stanley Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA

Set 2:
Mission In The Rain
Love In The Afternoon
Let Me Roll It
I Second That Emotion
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
I'll Be With Thee
Midnight Moonlight
E: Palm Sunday

Hope you enjoy this one..

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