Friday, July 28, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 7/28/17

As we approach what would have been Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday on Tuesday, I always struggle with finding the appropriate show to feature. I settled on a classic show from the summer of 1972 which showcases the band during one of their best periods. This comes to us from July 25th, 1972 at the Paramount Theater in Portland Oregon. It is surely not the 'best' show of this year, perhaps not even the best show of the run, but it is surely a good show; the band is listening to each other and playing together well. Jerry soars. This is a long first set (especially compared to later years). I hope you enjoy it as we take some time to reflect on what could have been.

Grateful Dead
Paramount Theatre Portland, OR
Date 7/25/72 - Tuesday

The Promised Land [3:06] (1) ;
Sugaree [7:06] ;
(2) Me And My Uncle [2:53] ;
Bird Song [8:49] ;
Black Throated Wind [5:20] ;
Cumberland Blues [5:05] ;
Jack Straw [4:41] ;
Big Railroad Blues [4:41] ;
El Paso [4:36] (3) ;
Tennessee Jed [7:20] ;
Playing In The Band [13:24] ;
Loser [6:36] ;
(4) Beat It On Down The Line [3:09] ;
Casey Jones [#5:27] (5)

(1) Weir: Why thank you. (2) Weir: We're gonna continue the show now with a song that made somebody famous. It goes something like this. (3) Weir: thank you. (4) 14 beats (5) Weir: We're gonna take a short break and we'll be back and we'll be playing for a while after that.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 7/21/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the excellent performance the band gave us from March 24th, 1973 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA.
This performance is solid throughout, Jerry's vocals are spot on, and the entire band is on the top of their game. This set contains one of the great jams ever, coming out of Truckin' and through to the Dark Star. The China->Rider is no slouch either. Settle back and be transported..

Grateful Dead
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
3/24/73 - Saturday

Two [1:27:42] ;
The Promised Land [2:58] ;
China Cat Sunflower [8:16] >
I Know You Rider [5:16] ;
Big River [4:17] ;
Stella Blue [7:26] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:51] ;
He's Gone [3:42] >
Truckin' [31:57] >
Spanish Jam >
Dark Star [4:02] >
Sing Me Back Home [9:50] >
Sugar Magnolia [7:07]
Johnny B. Goode [3:39]

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Dalai Lama

Friday, July 14, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 7/14/17

This week's Deadpod is a request from Steve, a great friend of the Deadpod's, who wanted to hear this phenomenal show from March 24th, 1973 at the Philadelphia Spectrum. The first set clocks in at over 90 minutes and is an excellent example of the early 1973 sound, where the band is moving from towards a more jazzy fluid style and its reflected even here int he first set numbers although perhaps more so in next week's set 2. Too many highlights to list here, but of course there is 'The Race Is On', always  a great fvoirte, a nice version of Cumberland Blues. They do the precurssor to 'U.S. Blues', the 'Wave That Flag' here, and a great version of 'Here Comes Sunshine'. Billy is prominent throughout this mix and really drives the band. The band is playing with swagger and I am sure you'll enjoy this classic show from 1973.

The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (3/24/73)

Beat it on Down the Line
Don't Ease Me In
The Race Is On
Cumberland Blues
Box of Rain
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Wave That Flag
El Paso
Here Comes Sunshine
Me and Bobby McGee
Playing in the Band

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Have a great week my friends, Happy (early) birthday Steve! 

Friday, July 07, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 7/7/17

Lucky 7's today :) and I hope you'll feel lucky after listening to this week's fine second set from the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mt. View CA on June 21st, 1989.
This is a fine set for the period, Jerry is in excellent voice, and Phil is energetic and out front throughout. Jerry breaks out the Fender -Midi outfit during space, which is quite interesting and the addition of the late, longtime E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons adds a nice fill to several spaces in the music, I think. The highlights for me are a fine Estimated Prophet, the wonderful transition from Truckin' to the Other One, and of course a fabulous Morning Dew. A fine show from one of best periods of the latter day Dead.

Shoreline Amphitheater (6/21/89)

Comments: Summer Solstice Show

Scarlet Begonias [7:46] >
Hell In A Bucket [5:44] (1) ;
Ship Of Fools [7:44] (1) ;
Estimated Prophet [10:14] (1) >
Eyes Of The World [12:40] (1) >
Drums [#9:52] >
Space [15:02] >
Truckin' [6:51] (1) >
The Other One [5:16] (1)(2) >
Morning Dew [11:#42] (1,3) ~
Turn On Your Love Light [8:12] (1)
Brokedown Palace [5:23#]
Comments (1) with Clarence Clemons

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