Friday, April 29, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 4/29/16

I think we have a really top-notch set for you this week. The second set from April 19th, 1978 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus Ohio is filled with wonderful jamming and great song selections. It starts with the always energetic 'Samson and Delilah', then moves into a great version of 'It Must've Been The Roses' .. I think you'll find Donna (and Keith) both shine in this set. A nicely jammed out 'Estimated Prophet' leads into a fine 'He's Gone'. The Drums that follows to me showcases the importance of this part of their show at its best.. this one clocks in at 18 minutes.. They come out of Space into 'The Other One', then flow into a perfectly placed 'Wharf Rat'. Around and Around closes the set but the boys return to give us the first ever cover of 'Werewolves of London' and it is a keeper!

Grateful Dead
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Columbus, OH
4/19/78 - Wednesday
Samson And Delilah [7:23] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [7:18] ;
Estimated Prophet [14:19] >
He's Gone [11:10] >
Drums [18:#56] >
Space [8:37] >
The Other One [8:14] >
Wharf Rat [9:57#] >
Around And Around
Werewolves Of London [10:27]

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 4/22/16

This week we travel back to the spring tour of 1978 to bring you an excellent recording of a show the boys did back on April 19th, 1978 in Columbus Ohio. They come to play as they open up with a smokin' hot 'Bertha' which then goes into 'Good Lovin' to start the set. This serves to highlight perhaps the slower paced but still beautiful 'Friend of the Devil' that follows. 'Passenger' shows how strong Donna can be, and is probably my favorite tune of hers. A beautiful 'Candyman' then follows, along with a short but straight-ahead 'Cassidy'. 'Peggy-O' and Weir's 'Me & My Uncle->Big River' follow and lead us into a rockin' set-closing 'Deal'. All in all a very well-played and great sounding first set..

Grateful Dead
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Columbus, OH
4/19/78 - Wednesday
Bertha [#7:15] >
Good Lovin' [6:30] ;
Friend Of The Devil [8:19] ;
Passenger [4:51] ;
Candyman [7:02] ;
Cassidy [4:58] ;
Peggy-O [7:54] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:02] >
Big River [5:55] ;
Deal [6:44]

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Walk in the sunshine,
watch for the bright sun... 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 4/15/16

Here's a wonderful record of a time when there truly was noone who did anything like the Grateful Dead.. this comes to us from April 12th, 1970 at the Fillmore West. This recording combines an audience and a soundboard source and does have some flaws, but I'm confident you'll listen to it with the same amazement it brings me. Of course the fact that they played with Miles Davis on the same bill during this run must have contributed to their desire to really bring it.
The show starts with a great Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, but I would bring your attention to the wonderful Garcia jam that flows between China Cat and I Know You Rider.. so sweet!
I love the Pigpen numbers on this one and the electric Deep Elem and of course a great Viola Lee Blues !

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA
4/12/70 - Sunday
One - 1:53:56
Tuning [0:16] ;
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [17:25];
Casey Jones [4:26]
Mama Tried
China Cat Sunflower [1:49] >
Jam [2:19] >
I Know You Rider [4:09] >

Drums [0:12] >
Good Lovin' [1:42] >
Drums [4:14] >
Good Lovin' [4:39]
Candyman [#4:17]
Deep Elem Blues
Cumberland Blues [4:30];
Dire Wolf [4:00]
Dancing In The Street [11:25];
Black Peter [8:20]
Uncle John's Band [7:01]
It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [7:19];
Viola Lee Blues [13:52] >
Feedback [1:15];[0:30]
Encore  And We Bid You Good Night  (missing)

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Friday, April 08, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 4/8/16

This week's Deadpod features a fine second set from the April Fools' show of 1980..
I particularly enjoyed the China->Rider and Estimated->He's Gone.. Listen for the delightful keyboard work Brent gives us between The Other One and Drums :) A Shakedown encore is always fun too!! The ol' Professor is suffering through a nasty cold this week so I'm keeping this short, but this is a fine second set that I hope you enjoy...

Grateful Dead
Capitol Theatre
Passaic, NJ
4/1/80 - Tuesday

Feel Like A Stranger [8:43] ;
China Cat Sunflower [4:51] >
I Know You Rider [7:00] ;
Estimated Prophet [12:26] >
He's Gone [13:#28] >
The Other One [7:19] >
Jam (2) [1:25] >
Drums [2:35#] >
Space [#1:#47] >
Stella Blue[9:08] >
Around And Around [7:15]
Shakedown Street [9:57]

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Friday, April 01, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 4/1/16

Hey Now! No April Fool here!! well yes there is, but its the April Fool the band pulled on its audience 36 years ago, on April 1st 1980, when the boys took the stage and proceeded to swap insturments - Bobby on keyboards, Brent and Jerry on drums, Billy on bass, Michey on rhythm guitar and vocals and Phil Lesh on lead guitar for the weirdest Promised Land ever.. Just had to bring that to you on this week's April Fool edition of the Deadpod.. the rest of the set is straight forward and hard charging... they do a 'real' rendition of Promised Land, followed by a nice Candyman, Uncle->Big River, Friend of the Devil, then a great 'It's All Over Now'. I personally enjoy the set closing Looks Like Rain into a rousing Deal.. We'll hear set 2 next week..

Grateful Dead
Capitol Theatre
Passaic, NJ
4/1/80 - Tuesday

The Promised Land (1) [3:03] ;
The Promised Land [3:49] ;
Candyman [6:41] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:02] >
Big River [5:49] ;
Friend Of The Devil[9:22] ;
It's All Over Now [7:02] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:05] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:27] >
Deal [4:17]
 (1) instrument swap consisting of (per DeadBase): Bob Weir:keyboards; Brent Mydland and Jerry Garcia: drums; Bill Kreutzmann: bass; Mickey Hart: rhythm guitar and vocals; and Phil Lesh on lead guitar.

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