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

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I hope you have a wonderful week - and thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod!!!


arrblair said...

Hey Professor,

Is there a name for the part of Hard to Handle that starts around 44:10 into the podcast? I think that part only got played around this time in 71'. There's definitely versions of the song that don't include it.


Anonymous said...

I love it when a show begins with a super-energetic, well-played Bertha, and this was a good example of that. I loved the Pig-heavy set list (Mr. Charley was great), and I was glad that Phil was up in the mix. A little too much tamborine at times, though. Overall, a superlative outing, indeed! Thanks, Professor!