Friday, November 28, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/28/14

Our day after Thanksgiving Deadpod takes us way back to a famous date in Grateful Dead history - January 31st, 1970 - the day the band was 'set up like a bowling pin' down in New Orleans. Yes the boys were arrested earlier this day but played that same night the set that we are going to listen to this week. This show is quite odd, in that the first set is electric, the second is acoustic - mainly due to Phil blowing his amp at the end of set 1. This gives me a chance to present some great acoustic Dead - mainly Bob and Jerry but Pigpen puts in a *fabulous* Katie Mae. I know there are many of you out there you enjoy the acoustic sets around the holiday and I simply felt the first set was worth including here as it is quite interesting as well.
The acoustic second set was of course soon after incorporated as the first set in the band's famous concerts in May of 1970...

Grateful Dead
The Warehouse New Orleans, LA 1/31/70 - Saturday

One - 48:02
Intro [0:17] ;
Cold Rain And Snow [5:30];
Mama Tried [2:41];
Dire Wolf [3:56];
Big Boss Man [4:47];
Morning Dew [10:09];
Mason's Children [6:#08];
Me And My Uncle [3:13];
Hard To Handle [6:31];

Two - 22:23
Tuning [0:30] ;
Long Black Limousine [4:55];
Seasons Of My Heart [4:48];
Sawmill [2:51];
Bound In Memories (Old, Old House) [3:39];
The Race Is On [2:55];

Three - 35:25
Black Peter [7:13] >
Little Sadie [3:24] >
I've Been All Aroundnd This World [3:03];
Katie Mae [4:23];
Cumberland Blues [3:28];

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When I count my blessings I do not forget to include all of you - for showing me the love that keeps the Deadpod on the air.

Thank you.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/21/14

All the snowy weather this week reminded me of a show I saw out in Denver at McNichols one year.. this is a great show, I think, and I decided that it would be fun to share it with you. This one highlights the rejuvenation I think Hornsby sparked in the Dead, and especially in Garcia. He's all over this one and lots of fun throughout.. This first set is marked by a fine Candyman, a crazy Mexicalli->Maggie's Farm, a simply rocking Loose Lucy and a fantastic Deal. 

McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (12/12/90)

Touch of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Walkin' Blues
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Maggie's Farm
Queen Jane Approximately

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I hope you enjoy it! 

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Deadpod. 
I really appreciate the help and support.. one love. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/14/14

We're lucky enough to hear the second set from the Dead's performance on 10/29/77 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Illinois this week. This is a fine recording of a strong set.. Bertha opens with that unique tempo the band was working on at this time and it sounds mighty fine.. Good Lovin' is better than usual.. Friend of the Devil and Estimated are played crisply but for me the magic starts with the jazzy Garcia guitar in Eyes.. very nicely done and one of my favorite versions of this tune during this time. St. Stephen is powerful.. moving into a heavy Not Fade Away.. Black Peter is soulful and sung with great effect. Sugar Magnolia and One More Saturday Night display the band's competence at great Rock N Roll. All in all a fine accompaniment to a Fall day or evening :) 

Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)
set 2
Good Lovin'
Friend of the Devil
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia
Sunshine Daydream

One More Saturday Night

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My sincere thanks for your support. 
My love to you all. 

Friday, November 07, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/7/14

One of the joys of producing the Deadpod comes from the many fine folks I've met, even if only through the medium of the internet, since I started to publish these shows. This week's show comes from a suggestion from one of those old friends, and it is an excellent suggestion.. This show comes to us from DeKalb Illinois and was performed during the Fall tour of 1977, on 10/29/77. The show begins with an unusual but rocking 'Might As Well'.  A nice version of Jack Straw is followed by the appearance of the Dire Wolf, oftentimes a harbinger for me of a great night. After a well played Looks Like Rain, Jerry delivers a wonderful Loser. El Paso and Ramble on Rose follows. Then Minglewood and Must've Been The Roses lead into a spectacular version of Let It Grow. We simply have to take Phil on his word in the introduction to this gem...

Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)

Might As Well
Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
El Paso
Ramble on Rose
New Minglewood Blues
It Must Have Been the Roses
Let it Grow

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As the chill of the impending Winter begins to make itself known here, I hope this fine music keeps your spirit high. Thanks to all of you who make the Deadpod what it is, I so appreciate your support.