Friday, July 26, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 7/26/13

This week's Deadpod features some really unique music from the summer of 1976.. this one comes from the famous run at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, from July 16th, 1976.. We only have the 2nd set of this show in soundboard quality so that is what I'm going to present.. I think you'll agree that this is a fine example of the more exploratory side of the band that was unfolding after the hiatus of '75 and before the signature sound of 1977.. The entire run is quite worth exploring, and many would argue that the next night, with its magnificent 'Comes A Time' would be a better choice, but we'll keep that in our pocket for a future Deadpod.. This second set has some really unique music, I'm very fond of the Playin'>Jam>Cosmic Charlie.. wowza! and what a set list... not only does Samson follow that, but another great 'Spanish' Jam.. then the Playin' reprise following the Wheel.. just when you think the surprises are surely over.. we get a GREAT 'High Time'.. some folks don't care for this more jazzy or improvisational side of the band, but after its been a bit since I've heard any I am refreshed when I hear it.. I hope you find it so as well.. 

Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA (7/16/76)

set 2

Playin' in the Band->
Stronger Than Dirt jam->
Cosmic Charlie->
Samson and Delilah->
Spanish Jam->
The Wheel->
Playin' in the Band reprise->
Around and Around
High Time
Sugar Magnolia
U.S. Blues

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 7/19/13

Ah summer.. in the midst of its heat and humidity its wise for us to sit back and breath it in.. and savor it for passes like dew.. this week's Deadpod is of course the second set of a show that seems to me to embody the kind of setlist that a summer GD show should have.. lyrics that speak of starlight and songs that twinkle and sparkle like the summer night sky. Crazy Fingers.. Uncle John's Band.. Terrapin.. and of course Morning Dew.. even the Quinn the Eskimo reminds me of warm summer shows outdoors watching the boys .. I hope you've been lucky enough to see Furthur this year.. for all of us we have the chance to savor this recording and close our eyes and remember warm summer nights and the music that could take us along with those breezes.. 

Grateful Dead
Oxford Plains Speedway (7/2/88)

Crazy Fingers
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Terrapin Station
The Wheel
Gimme Some Lovin'
All Along the Watchtower
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Quinn the Eskimo

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 7/12/13

Here's a show that several folks have requested recently..and since it recently marked its 25th anniversary I thought it would be a great time to feature it on the Deadpod. This comes to us from July 2nd, 1988, from the Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford Maine.. I wasn't there but all accounts of this weekend seem to suggest it was a blast.. its a fun show and you can certainly tell that Jerry and the band were having a good time during this well played first set. The Iko Iko starts out hot and gets everyone on their feet, the Jack Straw is a great early July choice of course and the Row Jimmy is a favorite of mine in this first set as well. Foolish Heart was a great closer and I think you'll enjoy the second set that is coming up next week as well.. just be careful on the volume on both these sets or Phil will blow out a speaker! 

Oxford Plains Speedway (7/2/88)

Iko Iko
Jack Straw
West L.A. Fadeaway
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
Row Jimmy
Blow Away
Victim or the Crime
Foolish Heart

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Friday, July 05, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 7/5/13

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! I do hope you had a great holiday, and I hope this second set from 6/22/73 helps make the rest of your holiday weekend even better! This is really a fine set, and as fine an example of the Dead improvisational skills as any of their shows. While this is almost a complete show in itself, this 2 hour second set features both more straight ahead songs as well as some real cosmic explorations, especially by Garcia and Lesh in the post -Truckin' jam. 

The show starts with one of, if not the finest 'Here Comes Sunshines' that you're likely to hear.. Black Peter and Big Railroad Blues are particular favorites of mine here in this first 'part' of set 2.. Once we hit the jam out of He's Gone and into Truckin' we move into  full bore jazz like improvisation... sit back and enjoy as the band takes us on a great journey here through The Other One, then into a fine Wharf Rat.. The Sugar Magnolia is a natural closer, but the boys go on to end the set with a nice Casey Jones then come out for a signature 'Johnny B. Goode' encore. Whew.... 

Grateful Dead
P.N.E, Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, XCAN (6/22/73)
Here Comes Sunshine
Promised Land
Brown Eyed Women
El Paso
Black Peter
Greatest Story Ever Told
Big Railroad Blues
He's Gone
Nobody's Jam
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolla
Casey Jones

Johnny B. Goode

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