Friday, February 22, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 2/22/13

This week's Deadpod was inspired by the new release of 'GarciaLive vol. 1' on the website.. this release, from 3/1/80 is of course required listening for all Jerry Band fans, so while I can't play that on the Deadpod, I did want to whet your appetite a little with some Jerry Band from one of my favorite periods, Spring of 1978..
The show I'm bringing you this week is from one of those great old venues, the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh PA.. this must have been a great night to see the band, right in the middle of a string of great nights... I'm going to bring you the first set this week, and next week we'l hear set 2..

Jerry Garcia Band 
Stanley Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA 

Set 1: 
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You 
Catfish John 
Cats Under The Stars 
Simple Twist Of Fate 
Tore Up Over You 
Mystery Train 
The Harder They Come 

Here's the standard lineup for this period of the Jerry Band: 
Jerry Garciaguitar, vocals
John Kahnbass
Keith Godchauxkeyboards
Donna Jean Godchauxbacking vocals
Maria Muldaurbacking vocals
Buzz Buchanandrums
these are all classic Jerry Band tunes.. I hope you haven't heard too much JGB here lately but it just felt right to me to feature this music this week.. 
I hope you agree. 

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 2/15/13

This second set from 6/11/93 features the only Eyes of the World performed on  the summer tour that year, as the opener. Its quite nicely done, and followed by another well-played Playin' In the Band... the band and Jerry in particular do a very credible job on these.. out of space, the Wheel and Watchtower are a pleasure to hear as well, but the Black Peter is a personal favorite and I think Jerry takes the time to do a decent version here.. the Sugar Mag had everyone dancing, and of course the Brokedown Palace leaves me smiling when I hear it..I hope it makes you smile as well... 

Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, OH (Friday, 6/11/93)
Eyes of the World
Playing in the Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Corina ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Wheel ->
Watchtower ->
Black Peter ->
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

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I really appreciate it my friends.. 

Friday, February 08, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 2/8/13

I've had some requests for a 90s show and I thought this would be a nice change of pace this week. This was one of my favorite outdoor venues as a show here was, for all the hassles, usually a gas. This show, from Buckeye Lake in the summer of 93, was a blast. I think the band was having fun and playing well.

The Jerry tunes here are fun to hear and I'm a real fan of the Tom Thumbs if this era as well as the Masterpiece. We'll hear the interesting set two next week.

Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, OH (Friday, 6/11/93)

Jack Straw
Foolish Heart
The Same Thing
Lazy River Road
Tom Thumb's Blues
So Many Roads
Promised Land

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 2/1/13

Nothing beats a fine second set like this one from fall of 73.. a great mix of songs.. starts off with some great classic, rocking numbers, then a truly fine Weather Report Suite - be sure and listen to the wonderful ensemble playing at the end.. I think you'll find the Dark Star that follows to be quite memorable.. it starts off quite softly .. but it certainly explores some unexpected spaces.. the Eyes that follows is very well played as is Wharf Rat..
I know I have a weakness for this era of GD, but I think this really holds up well and shows once again, the wide variety of styles the band could play and the wide number of spaces they could take us to. 

Curtis Hixon Convention Hall, Tampa, FL (12/18/73)
Promised Land
Greatest Story Ever Told
Row Jimmy
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow
Dark Star
Eyes of the World
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Uncle John's Band

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and Happy Groundhog Day!