Friday, January 10, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 1/10/13

Here's a show that was recently requested over on the Deadpod's Facebook page.. since this is an excellent recording, I decided this would be a good time to play it. It comes to us from October 29th, 1971 from teh old Allen Theater in Cleveland Ohio. While I never saw the Dead at this venue it was an old movie house that saw lots and lots of rock shows around this time. The band was going through a period of transition and I think you can hear that in the music and arrangements in some of these songs which are still growing and changing. Pigpen was missing as well and his absence is surely felt here. Nevertheless I enjoy early 70s Dead especially around this time of year for some reason so I hope you 'll enjoy this week's first set. As they often did around this time, they open with a nice Truckin' .. the Sugaree is quite good as well. While many of these songs are lacking in long jams, they are all well played and I hope you enjoy hearing them this week. 

Grateful Dead
Allen Theatre Cleveland, OH
10/29/71 - Friday
Set One

Truckin' [8:54] ;
Sugaree [6:27] ;
El Paso [4:21] ;
Loser [6:07] ;
Playing In The Band [5:43] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:19] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:19] ;
Brokedown Palace [5:14] ;
Jack Straw [4:56] ;
Tennessee Jed [6:16] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:00] ;
Big Railroad Blues [2:55] ;
Casey Jones [5:35]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

I hope its warmed up a bit where you are, and that the New Year has started out well for you! 
As always, my most sincere thanks to those of you able to support the Deadpod - I really appreciate it! 


Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this set. There is a quality to the playing and singing that is just warm, pleasant, and satisfying (I always struggle with my descriptions, but it's a challenge--at least for me--to put into words how music makes me feel). I'm a fan of Keith's style, how his piano provides a luscious backdrop for the others' playing, and he sounds great here...he's even a little more in the forefront than usual. I'm always blown away by how quickly and seamlessly he integrated into the band. This happens to be a great mix, too, and I was able to easily isolate and appreciate each band member's contribution at most any time if I wanted to. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

P.S. I love a good, sped-up Tennessee Jed.