Friday, November 25, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 11/25/16

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!
If  you've listened to the Deadpod for awhile you know I enjoy bringing you acoustic music around the holidays - this year is no different and I think I've got an excellent show lined up for you. First off, one of the famous acoustic shows form the fall of 1980, this comes to us from the Warfield in San Francisco on October 4th, 1980. There's not a bad song in this set.. but some of my favorites are the 'Race Is On', 'It Must Have Been The Roses', 'Dark Hollow' and 'To Lay Me Down'.. the set-ending 'Ripple' still brings chills..

Following this wonderful set, we have a marvelous performance of the complete Terrapin Suite from some great musicians honoring the Dead tradition today - Joe Russo's Almost Dead. A little over a month ago they performed an acoustic Terrapin Station that surely deserves to be heard. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.....

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
10/4/80 - Saturday

Deep Elem Blues [4:13] ;
The Race Is On [2:53] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:48] ;
Monkey And The Engineer [2:48] ;
Rosalie McFall [3:06] ;
Dark Hollow [3:13] ;
To Lay Me Down [8:34] ;
On The Road Again ;
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie [5:34] ;
Ripple [4:30]

Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY
Terrapin Station Suite (Acoustic)

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I'm grateful to all of my friends who listen to the Deadpod each week and allow me the chance to spread the light and love contained within.

thank you ..
-the professor

Friday, November 18, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 11/18/16

Here's a top-notch show from the Fall of 1972 to start off your Thanksgiving week right.. this is from 11/14/72, Oklahoma City Oklahoma.. I consider this a very well played 16 song first set.. After an opening 'Promised Land' Garcia gives us a slow, rolling 'Sugaree'.  After the 'El Paso' that follows we get 'Loser' - a personal favorite of mine and a perfect song for the western setting.. the set is full of favorites from the GD catalog.. Bertha, Tennessee Jed, and a smart China->Rider with a smoking transition. Garcia's notes lift us up as we move into that Rider. Box of Rain follows, then he band rocks it out with a quadruple serving of rocking standards - Beat It on Down the Line, a bouncy up-tempo 'Friend of the Devil', 'Around and Around' and the archetypical warning to Casey to watch his speed...

Grateful Dead
Oklahoma City Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK
Date 11/14/72 - Tuesday

The Promised Land [2:56] ;
Sugaree [7:41] ;
El Paso [4:18] ;
Loser [5:#58] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:52] ;
Bertha [5:49] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:#10] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:28] ;
Big River [4:16] ;
China Cat Sunflower [7:09] >
I Know You Rider [5:05]
Box Of Rain [4:50] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:12]
Friend Of The Devil [3:26] ;
Around And Around [3:#09] ;
Casey Jones [6:21]

There are some occasional sonic imperfections here, and a few cuts, but I hope you find this a pleasure to listen to as you get ready for the big holiday next week.

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Be kind to yourself - Be kind to each other

I am blessed to be able to bring you this music. Thank you for making it possible my friends.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 11/11/16

Well in some ways I guess this one is appropriate this week....

The second set from Nov. 8th, 1985 has some great highs and some lows.
It starts with a version of 'Revolution' with some nice jams but Garcias stepping all over the lyrics ;) Estimated Prophet follows with an excellent jam, especially as it goes into a less than stellar 'Eyes of the World'. Drums and Space follow and then a nice 'Other One' into a short 'I Need A Miracle'. The highlight of the set, if not the show follows, with a wonderful version of Dylan's 'She Belongs To Me'.
They close the set with a spirited 'Sugar Magnolia' and return for an encore of the Stone's 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction'..

Grateful Dead
Community War Memorial Auditorium
Rochester, NY
 11/8/85 - Friday


 Revolution ;
Estimated Prophet->
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
I Need A Miracle->
She Belongs To Me ->
Sugar Magnolia
Encore (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

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My sincere thanks to the kind folks whose support allows me to keep publishing the Deadpod!!

Be Strong and love one another!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 11/4/16

This week, on the eve of the election, I decided to bring you what I consider to be a really fun show from the fall of 1985. This comes to us from Rochester New York on November 8th, 1985. The boys are really loose and having fun and deliver a really good (if uneven) performance. We have a nice sounding recording to share, and I think you'll find the first set quite entertaining this week. This one starts with a rockin' Iko, Iko, into a down and dirty 'Little Red Rooster'.  Garcia provides a nice reading of  'Peggy O'; 'My Brother Esau' and 'Brown Eyed Women' follow, then the band performs an excellent version of 'Baby What You Want Me To Do' with Brett and Bobby trading verses on what would be the Dead's last performance of this tune. A frantic 'Jack Straw' follows and leads into a fun 'Might as Well' to close this first set.. (these two from an audience recording, by the way).

Grateful Dead
Community War Memorial Auditorium
Rochester, NY
11/8/85 - Friday


Iko Iko ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Peggy-O ;
My Brother Esau ;
Brown Eyed Women ;
Baby What You Want Me To Do ;
Jack Straw >
Might As Well

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Thank you to all my friends whose support of the Deadpod allows us to keep rollin'..

Till next week, be kind and let's hope for the best :)