Friday, October 20, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 10/20/17

This week's Deadpod features a rather historic show in the band's history - this was the very first show with Keith Godchaux, on October 19th, 1971 in Minneapolis Minnesota. Not only was this Keith's first show it features the premier of six songs that would all become staples in the band's repertoire, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Mexicali Blues, Comes a Time, One More Saturday Night and Ramble On Rose. There's plenty of energy in this set, and the new tunes and the addition of Keith mark a turning point in the band's trajectory, as the sound begins its transition to the characteristic sound of 1972.

Its also a nice coincidence that I received an email this week from the author of a new blog, all about 'Comes A Time' .. it has a nice writeup about this show as well as other great versions. You can find it here:, check it out!

Grateful Dead
Northrup Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 10/19/71 - Tuesday
Bertha [5:46] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:01] ;
Sugaree [6:14] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:29] ;
Cumberland Blues [5:01] ;
Tennessee Jed [5:59] ;
Black Peter [8:43] ;
Jack Straw [5:02] ;
Big Railroad Blues [3:14] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:15] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:22] ;
Comes A Time [7:01] ;
Playing In The Band [5:42] ;
One More Saturday Night [4:22] ;
Casey Jones [5:47]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

for some reason the number of listeners seems to have gone down a bit lately..
if you have any suggestions please let me know!

have a great week and thank you for your support!!


Kevin F. said...

Still listening in San Diego! Keep it up!! (~});

Anonymous said...

Hey, Kevin! I see you here in LA!

Professor, you may already know that you featured this wonderful show on July 1 & 8, 2011. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly and seamlessly Keith integrated into the group. If I remember correctly, he had played with some of the band previously, but still.

What I believe was his third show on 10/22/71 (which you featured on August 10, 2007) has a splendid Other's unusual in that it's very piano-driven...Keith really took over. Given it was so early on in his tenure, it's pretty interesting; and, not sure that I've heard one like it since.

Stay warm up there in Lansing, good sir!

the professor said...

yes, I was made aware of my duplication this morning. I'm very sorry for the oversight.
thanks for listening..
-the professor