Friday, September 27, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 9/27/13

This week's Deadpod had been on my list of requested shows for quite some time, and I'm really glad to have gotten to it this week. It comes from the Fall of 1983, a year that I think is often underestimated among Deadheads as I feel there are some very good shows that took place that year, and this is clearly one of them. This week we'll listen to the very good and unique first set. It opens with a wonderful version of 'The Music Never Stops' that makes me wonder why they didn't use this number as an opener more often.  Loser and CC Rider follow, both good versions, but they really get rockin' on the Cumberland Blues that comes next. True, the vocals aren't all that pristine, but they sure are having fun and Jerry is really going strong. A nice Cassidy follows, then a fun Ramble On Rose (even if I'm not a huge fan of Healy playing with the vocals)..who doesn't love this song? Next Weir shadowboxes the Apocalypse, but they end the set with a rousing Big Railroad Blues into a really well done Promised Land.. great first set..

Grateful Dead
October 21, 1983 
The Worcester Centrum
Worcester, MA.
--Set 1--
The Music Never Stopped  
CC Rider                  
Cumberland Blues          
Ramble on Rose              
My Brother Esau              
Big Railroad Blues ->      
The Promised Land  

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 9/20/13

More '71 goodness this week as we get to dive into the second set of the Dead's performance on 8/26/71 at  Gaelic Park in the Bronx, New York, New York. This set has plenty to keep your interest including Weir singing 'I wish I was a  headlight..." in I Know You Rider, a smokin' hot Other One, a fine Uncle John's Band, and THEN we get to the conclusion.. a rockin' Saint Stephen->NFA->GDTRFB->NFA.. the Dead would play only one more St. Stephen in 1971 then put it away till 1976.. Pigpen is here too of course, and we have a chance to enjoy him on a great 'Next Time You See Me'... The Johnny B. Goode encore is always a mark of a show the boys had fun performing! 

Grateful Dead 
Gaelic Park, New York, New York 

set 2
Me And My Uncle [3:00] ;
China Cat Sunflower [4:58] >
I Know You Rider [4:58] ;
Deal [4:33] ;
Cumberland Blues [5:07] ;
Truckin' [8:31] >
Drums [0:16] >
The Other One [15:56#] ;
Next Time You See Me ;
Me And Bobby McGee [0:09#] ;
Uncle John's Band [#5:54] ;
Saint Stephen [5:26] >
Not Fade Away [6:10] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:26] >
Jam [1:30] >
Not Fade Away [2:56]

E: Johnny B Goode 

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 9/13/13

On this Friday the 13th edition of the Deadpod I decided it fitting to honor the great Pigpen, seeing as his birthday was just a few days ago on September 8th, and this show, long a request from one of my listeners, was one of his great performances. This one comes to us from the Bronx New York, on August 26, 1971, at Gaelic Park. This week's first set is filled with great Pigpen performances, including Big Bos Man, an outstanding Hard to Handle, Good Lovin' and one of only a couple circulating versions of  "Empty Pages". Don't overlook Garcia's intro to that Good Lovin' as well as the fact that 'sweet Susie' makes an appearance in a fine version of Loser. For anyone who enjoys this incredible year of growth in the band's development this performance is a milestone. I'm sure you 'll enjoy it and we'll listen to set 2 next week...

Grateful Dead
Gaelic Park - New York, NY
--Set 1--

Playin' In The Band
Mr. Charlie
El Paso
Big Boss Man
Big Railroad Blues
Hard To Handle
Beat It On Down The Line
Sugar Magnolia
Empty Pages
Good Lovin'
Casey Jones

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 9/6/13

I realize not everyone is a fan of this lineup of the Grateful Dead. Some people really don't enjoy Hornsby's contributions to the band, and you certainly will hear them in this second set from September 4th, 1991. I happen to think this is one of the best Scarlet->Fires of the 90's. I can't say that it is Hornsby's contributions that make it so but I think its undeniable that he did spark something in Garcia that was often lacking in his later years. Listen for the Phil bomb during the transition as well......This set is distinguished as well by a very fine space and of course, by the appearance of a 'China Doll'.. always a wonderful treat. I think the boys really put their all into this one... I hope you enjoy it.. 

Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (9/4/91)
set 2
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
China Doll
The Wheel
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

The Weight

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