Friday, January 30, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/30/15

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr... given that many of us are in the icy grips of old man Winter, I thought it appropriate to fulfill a request for a show from north of the Border.. yes the Great White North, Canada.. This is I believe one of the better shows from that great country, from November 2nd, 1977 at Seneca College in Toronto Canada. In this week's first set you'll immediately tell the band hasn't lost the magic that made this one of the great years in Grateful Dead history, as the band is tight and sounding great throughout. There is a really hot 'Big River' and 'Looks Like Rain'.. but the real highlight i sone of the better 'Lazy Lightnin'>Supplication' jams where Jerry just shreds.. I know you're going to enjoy it.

Field House (Seneca College), Toronto, Canada
Set one: 

Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Looks Like Rain
Ramble on Rose
Lazy Lightnin'
Might As Well

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Stay safe and warm and fire up this week's Deadpod! 

thanks for your support... I Really Appreciate it! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/23/15

If you liked last week's Deadpod you are sure to enjoy the late show from the same date and location! 
Yes this week we'll hear the Jerry Garcia Band from September 20th, 1976 at the Astor Theater in Reading PA. This late show features the same great lineup with Keith and Donna, Ron Tutt and of course the great John Kahn on bass. Yes, this is still an audience recording, some it is oversaturated.. you might hear that baby again.. :) still its a great set.. love all of these songs.. 

"Listen to my story, Ride the Mighty High!" 

Jerry Garcia Band
Astor Theater
Reading, PA

Late Show

The Way You Do The Things You Do [8:14]  
Catfish John [12:02]
Sugaree [11:11]
Knockin' On Heaven's Door [14:22]
Mystery Train [10:20]
Tore Up Over You [9:26]
Mission In The Rain > [8:34]
My Sisters And Brothers [7:16]
Ride Mighty High [8:08]

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Best of luck to everyone who mail ordered for the 50th Anniversary shows in Chicago!! 

My thanks to everyone who has supported the Deadpod.. It is a privilege to bring this music to you every week.. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/16/15

I figured it was time for a January thaw with some sweet Jerry Garcia Band music, and I was recently turned on to a pretty good show that hasn't been heard too much I don't think. This is an audience recording that comes to us from September 20th, 1976 from the Astor Theater in Reading PA. While some songs are a bit over saturated I really enjoyed listening to this performance and hope you do as well. These tunes are really nicely explored, and I really enjoy the sound that comes from having both Keith and Donna Godchaux in the band at this time. This week i'm playing the early show from this date, let me know if you would enjoy hearing the late show next week, after you hear how this one sounds. The show itself contains many favorites for the period, and Jerry's voice is great on these.. hope you enjoy it!

Jerry Garcia Band
Astor Theater
Reading, PA

--Early Show begin--
1. They Love Each Other [7:54]
2. Russian Lullaby [12:49]
3. After Midnight [13:36]
4. Stir It Up [12:08]
5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [9:58]
6. Who Was John [13:00]
7. Friend Of The Devil [8:45]
8. Midnight Moonlight [9:53]

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As always, I very much appreciate your support of the Deadpod which makes the show possible.. 
thanks, love and light.. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/9/15

I'm hoping that this high energy second set from the New Year's Eve show of 1969 helps to warm you up if you are stuck in the deep freeze as I am this week.. This tape has some choice early versions of some classic tunes as well as some that were played very infrequently that you may never have heard.. Alligator and the jams that come from it are a great start, The Eleven is fab, the early version of High Time - a favorite of mine. There are several cuts on this tape, and I hope that they don't interfere with your enjoyment of this slice of Grateful Dead history...

Grateful Dead
Boston Tea Party Boston, MA
12/31/69 - Wednesday

set 2: 
Alligator ->;
Drums  ->
Alligator  ->
Jam  ->
And We Bid You Good Night Jam ->
Alligator ->
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
Feedback ->
Good Lovin'  ->
Drums  ->
The Eleven 
High Time  
Cumberland Blues
Big Boy Pete 
Not Fade Away 
The Race Is On 
Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Dancing In The Street

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As always, let me express my thanks to the generous folks who keep the Deadpod alive through their kind donations.. .

Stay Warm :) 

Friday, January 02, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/2/15

Happy New Year!!

While I toyed with the idea of not featuring a New Years Eve show the fact is that it is one date that the band was well-known for their performances. I did however choose the band's only non-bay area New Years Eve Performance - this takes place 12/31/69 at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA. The band puts on a great performance here and we're lucky to have a very good recording of their efforts. We'll listen to the first set this week and set 2 next.
The band starts with an interesting China ->Rider, but I really enjoy the 'Next Time You See Me' with Pigpen and Jerry on vocals. Black Peter is quite blusey and followed by the great Pigpen on 'Hard to Handle'. Mason's Children, a staple of the early days, is well jammed out and followed by a nice Dire Wolf. The band closes set one with a somewhat sparse arrangement of 'Uncle John's Band'..

Grateful Dead
Venue Boston Tea Party
Location Boston, MA
Date 12/31/69 - Wednesday

One - 1:07:40
China Cat Sunflower >
Jam  >
I Know You Rider
Mama Tried
Next Time You See Me
Cold Rain And Snow
Black Peter
Hard To Handle
Me And My Uncle
Mason's Children
Dire Wolf
Uncle John's Band

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My thanks to everyone who has been able to support the Deadpod - I really appreciate it!!!

My wishes for a 2015 filled with peace and love and light.