Friday, June 30, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 6/30/17

Here we are already at the end of June.. summer is flying by and for alot of people this is the start of a big 4th of July celebration.. I decided to bring you what I consider a very good show from the summer solstice of 1989 - June 21st, 1989 from the Shoreline Ampitheater. This was originally offered as a Pay Per View broadcast so some of you may have watched it. Despite playing this first set in a hot, sunny afternoon (to accommodate East Coast viewers), I think they put on a fine performance here of first set standards.. 

Grateful Dead
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA 6/21/89


Jam [0:47] ;
Hide Away [1:39] ;
Touch Of Grey [6:10] ;
New Minglewood Blues [7:04] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:00] ;
Box Of Rain [4:47] ;
Dire Wolf [#3:07] ;
When I Paint My Masterpiece [5:07] ;
Row Jimmy [9:55] ;
Cassidy [6:20] ;
Deal [10:16]

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I hope you all have a very enjoyable and safe 4th of July holiday! 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 6/23/17

This week we are back in Miami for the 2nd set of an incredible show the Dead played back on June 23rd, 1974. This set starts with a beautiful jam into Ship of Fools. The pace picks up with a sprightly Big River, featuring some great Garcia runs. Jerry slows the pace again with a soulful, 'Black Peter'. 'Around and Around' gets the show swinging again and them we're transported to deep space for a wonderful 'Dark Star ->Spanish Jam' - this one was chosen to appear on the 'So Many Roads' compilation for good reason.. sit down and soak this up.
The jam dissolves into a swinging 'U.S. Blues'; I really enjoy Keith's contributions here, a great jazzy take. A nice 'Uncle John's Band' follows and goes into a set closing 'One More Saturday Night'. They return with a 'Casey Jones' encore.

Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL (6/23/74)

Jam [4:09] >
Ship Of Fools [6:09] ;
Big River [4:54] ;
Black Peter [9:44] ;
Around And Around [5:08] ;
Dark Star Jam [18:15] >
Spanish Jam [4:02] >
U.S. Blues [8:03] ;
Uncle John's Band [7:59] >
One More Saturday Night [4:45]
Casey Jones [5:50]

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 6/16/17

This week's Deadpod features a classic from the Wall of Sound era - June 23rd 1974 - from Miami FL. This is a great big first set, to go with that great big sound stage - clocking in at over 1:47, and featuring some excellent versions of Dead standards along with the only time they ever played the great 'Let It Rock'. The sound is a bit muffled at first, but clears up fairly nicely, there are some anomalies here and there -this setup had its issues - but overall it sounds great. There's a fine lead in to Mississippi Half-Step and Jack Straw is really rockin'. Jerry does an excellent version of 'To Lay Me Down' and getting the entire 'Weather Report Suite' is a treat. A China Doll closer to set 1 shows us just how unusual this first set was..

Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL (6/23/74)


Ramble on Rose
Black-Throated Wind
Mississippi Half-Step
Beat it on Down the Line
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
Let it Rock
Cumberland Blues
El Paso
To Lay Me Down
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let it Grow
China Doll

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Hope you are having a marvelous summer! 
I'm envious of those of you getting to see Dead & Co! Enjoy! 

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 6/9/17

This week's Deadpod continues with the band's second set from their terrific performance on 6/19/76 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic NJ. The tempo, as in much of this period is more controlled and a little slower.. but everyone is blending in and doing a great job. They open with a nice 'Might As Well' (not yet over played :), then follow with Samson and Delilah. A terrific High Time follows - a song we don't get to hear very often. Let It Grow follows, split by a short drum segment, then a rocking Dancin' in The Streets. A real Cosmic Charlie follows, again, with a slower tempo, then the band gets everyone moving with Around and Around, Goin' Down the Road, and since it was Saturday, One More Saturday Night. They return with a great Not Fade Away encore, not the usual choice for that slot.

Grateful Dead
Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ
6/19/76 - Saturday
Might As Well [5:44];[1:28] ;
Samson And Delilah [6:17];[1:36] ;
High Time [9:17];[1:38] (1) ;
Let It Grow [6:04] >
Drums [3:24] >
Let It Grow [3:03] %
Dancing In The Street [10:05] >
Drums [0:11] >
Cosmic Charlie [7:58];[3:32] (1) ;
Around And Around [6:22] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:06] >
One More Saturday Night [4:16]
Not Fade Away

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I surely hope that this finds you well and enjoying a beautiful Summer.

Thanks for listening and for your support.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 6/2/17

Once in awhile I stumble upon a request that for some odd reason or other I never got around to playing .. that's what happened this week and that chance discovery leads to the happy selection for this week's Deadpod, June 19th, 1976 from Passaic New Jersey. While this concert was broadcast on FM radio, and many of you may have had it on tape, I think the quality of the performance merits its' selection for the Deadpod. The band, recently coming out of its 'retirement', performs most of these songs flawlessly. I really enjoy the exploration in 'Slipknot' and Garcia throughout. Certainly they are tighter and more controlled during much of this first set, but the 'Playin' in the Band' which closes this first set and clocks in at just under 18 minutes, brings back the great jamming of the earlier 70s Dead. 

Grateful Dead
Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ
6/19/76 - Saturday


Help on the Way
Franklin's Tower
Music Never Stopped
Brown Eyed Women
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Playin' in the Band

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Wishing you a wonderful start to the Summer! Those of you lucky enough to catch Dead & Co. know I envy you! 

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