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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See you back here next week.. 


Miguel Gonzalez said...

What strikes me right out of the gate is the interplay between Bobby and Jerry throughout Here Comes Sunshine. Several musician friends of mine who are also very longstanding Dead fans never really distinguished clearly the role Bobby played in a two-guitar lead/lead dynamic with Jerry in the early 70s. By the middle of the decade, Bob had found his more or less constant rhythm mode albeit the most unique and unusual guitar style in rock or jazz fusion with its inversions, substitutions and chord voicings. Brown Eyed Women is another gem. That's Jerry n the right side playing mostly rhythm guitar. Bob's chomping and riffs are neither rhythm nor lead guitar. Jerry then cleanly and succinctly states the main melody in his brief initial solo - in the true bluegrass tradition applied to electric instruments.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what Miguel said! =)

Additionally, I would like to said that, um...this was a very good show, both sets! ;-)

So much that could be said about each song, singer, and player. But, I gotta highlight Phil's solo: man, that was good stuff!