Friday, October 12, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 10/12/18

This week we return to the Grateful Dead's first visit to the Frost Amphitheater on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto California on October 10th, 1982. This second set starts with a very unusual 'Throwin' Stones'>'Touch of Gray' opener; both songs are relatively new and contain some different lyrics which makes them even more interesting. 'Estimated' into 'Eyes of the World' follows, and I think  you can really hear the color that Brent has brought into the band on this Eyes, its is very nice indeed. Post-Drums we have the 'Truckin'>Other One>Morning Dew' with that Dew being charged with emotion and clearly the highlight of the show for me.


Grateful Dead
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
10/9/82 - Saturday
Two
Throwing Stones [6:57]>
Touch Of Grey [6:07] ;
Estimated Prophet [11:34] >
Eyes Of The World [10:03] >
Drums [7:45] >
Space [6:56] >
Truckin' [6:54] >
The Other One [8:22] >
Morning Dew [9:44] >
One More Saturday Night [4:43]
Encore
U.S. Blues [5:04]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101218.mp3

be well my friends,

thank you for your support of the Deadpod!

Friday, October 05, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 10/5/18

I don't often feature audience recordings on the Deadpod but this one is so clean and of such a great show that I decided to share it this week.. this comes to us from October 9th, 1982 at the Frost Ampitheater in Palo Alto, CA.
This was by all reports, a fun, sunny day on which both band and audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves and each other.
You can hear it in the songs.. some favorites of mine 'On The Road Again' with a nice transition into 'Beat It On Down The Line'.. a great version of 'West L.A. Fadeaway' a song I usually don't much care for.. 'Dupree's' is fun as well.. and the ending 'Music Never Stops' into 'Deal' is smoking..
This was supposed to be from Rango Keshavan's Master recording, as mastered by Charlie Miller.. wonderfully sounding tape.. I hope you enjoy it!


Grateful Dead
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 10/9/82 - Saturday

One
Alabama Getaway [4:58] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:02]
They Love Each Other [7:34]
On The Road Again [3:32] >
Beat It On Down The Line [3:22]
West L.A. Fadeaway [7:17]
Me And My Uncle [3:15] >
Big River [5:39]
Dupree's Diamond Blues [5:27]
The Music Never Stopped [7:22] >
Deal [6:32]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100518.mp3

My thanks for your kind support!

Furthur!



Friday, September 28, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/28/18

This week's Deadpod is the result of a request from a longtime listener/supporter of the show. It comes to us from early in 1972, March 5th, 1972, only the second show of that legendary year, and the last time that Pigpen played with the band in San Francisco. This show was a benefit for the American Indains, and the Dead were the third band on the agenda. It turns out that they were pressed for time a bit by the 2 AM curfew, and so the second set was a bit abbreviated and rushed. I've only presented here the songs that survive in soundboard format, and while there are several patches and glitches here the exuberance and magic of the performance won me over and I think it will you as well.
The jamming, especially Garcia of course, comes at you in staccato bursts, in songs like Mexicali Blues and El Paso. The highlight of the show of course, is Pigpen's 'Good Lovin'. It is here, around the 6:40 mark, that some report the first occurance of the legendary 'mind left body' jam.
I find the entire performance to be uptempo.. it makes me smile.. I hope you do too.

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 3/5/72 - Sunday
One
(first 6 songs missing)
Tennessee Jed [6:50]
Jack Straw [4:52]
China Cat Sunflower [#5:48] >
I Know You Rider [4:#55]
Mexicali Blues [3:32]
You Win Again [349]
El Paso [#4:18]
Casey Jones [#5:57]
Two
Good Lovin' [16:24]
Not Fade Away [3:20] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:08] >
Not Fade Away [3:10]
Encore One More Saturday Night [#4:29]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092818.mp3

keep the faith..

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/21/18

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the performance on September 19th, 1990 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This is one of the better latter day Dead shows. Bruce brings a spark to Jerry, and the boys are jamming full blast here. The jam out of the great Let it Grow with Bob, Bruce and Jerry is outstanding! But don't overlook the fine Goin' Down the Road.. Stella Blue as always, pulls on the heartstrings..



Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
9/19/90 - Wednesday

Two - [1:46:11]

Playing In The Band [10:31] >
Ship Of Fools [6:33] >
Playing Jam [2:33] >
Uncle John's Band [10:41] >
Let It Grow [11:43] >
Jam [9:55] >
Space [2:17] >
Drums [9:52] >
Space [9:28] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:34] >
Stella Blue [10:29] >
Around And Around [8:18]
Encore
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) [4:47]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092118.mp3

As Summer slips away, my thanks to all of you who listen each week, and a special thanks to the kind folks whose contributions make the Deadpod possible..



Friday, September 14, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/14/18

I always love to feature a show from the historic September 1990 run at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This week I decided to bring you this wonderful show from Wednesday, September 19th 1990. This first set is energetic, and played wonderfully. Of course, the band was finding itself anew after losing Brent, and Bruce Hornsby's fourth show as a member of the band, bringing a new vitality to the group. A great 'Jack Straw' starts thing soff, but don't overlook the energy on 'Big River'. What could be better than a set closing 'Help'>'Slip'>'Frank'?
Second set next week..


Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
9/19/90 - Wednesday
One - [1:06:04]

Jack Straw [5:58] ;
Bertha [6:55] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:09] >
Big River [6:01] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:15] ;
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:31] ;
Help On The Way [4:16] >
Slipknot! [6:34] >
Franklin's Tower [13:16]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091418.mp3

my thanks for your support of the Deadpod.. I really appreciate it!

Have a great week - my thoughts are with those of you down around the Carolinas and Georgia! Be Safe.



Friday, September 07, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/7/18

It always feels special when I can reach way back in the archives for some truly 'primal' Dead, and this week's show certainly fits. This is a fabulous show from September 3rd, 1967 at a dance hall in Rio Nido CA. There were supposedly a very small crowd, perhaps as few as 25 there, but as Phil recalled later, " This was recorded at a Russian River resort ballroom on Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend - I don't think there were more than 25 people there, but we played our little hearts out for them anyway. " Garcia and Lesh are endlessly inventive on these songs; and while there are plenty of flaws and dropouts I think the pure joy of hearing the band at this time in their youth more than makes up for it. Pigpen in particular is outstanding, and the places Jerry takes the jams, for example in the opening 'Midnight Hour' is outstanding. 

Grateful Dead
Dance Hall Rio Nido, CA
9/3/67 - Sunday
One
In The Midnight Hour ;
Dancing In The Streets ;
It Hurts Me Too ;
Cold Rain And Snow ;
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl# ;
#Viola Lee Blues >
Big Boss Man (1) ;
Alligator (2)

(1) introduced as "an old song"

(2) no "Caution" yet, it simply returns to the shouted "Alligator" refrain & then ends

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090718.mp3

Hope you had a short week and, like me, glad for it to be Friday!

thanks for your support!!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 8/31/18

For a long Labor Day weekend I think this week's Deadpod provides a perfect soundtrack - the second set from the band's smoking performance on August 24th, 1972 at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley CA. Each of these standards are played most excellently. In addition we are treated to a true pinnacle of improvisational excellence with the 'Dark Star>Morning Dew'.
I would have thought they'd close out after that but rather than that they rev it back up with a hot 'Sugar Magnolia', 'Ramble on Rose' and 'Greatest Story'.
Sing Me Back Home is sweet as always. While they close the set with a 'One More Saturday Night' (on a Thursday) they return with a most excellent 'Uncle John's Band' encore - a song that should have seen that spot more often.


Grateful Dead
Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA
8/24/72 - Thursday

Two
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [6:50]
Mexicali Blues [3:21]
Brown Eyed Women [4:43]
Truckin' [9:01]
Dark Star [27:14] >
Morning Dew [13:00]
Sugar Magnolia [7:52]
Ramble On Rose [6:19]
Greatest Story Ever Told [5:17]
Sing Me Back Home [9:55]
One More Saturday Night [4:30]
Encore
Uncle John's Band [7:11]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod083118.mp3

I hope you have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend..

thank you for your support of the Deadpod!!



Friday, August 24, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 8/24/18

This week's Deadpod features a show from 46 years ago at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley CA. This run, which lead up to the famous show at Veneta Oregon on the 27th, often is overlooked, but is a stellar example of why the band were at the top of their game during this period. While I previously featured the next night of this run, this may well be the better of those two. While the playing is wonderful throughout (and perhaps even more spacy and exciting in set 2) the jam between 'China->Rider', the 'Bird Song' and of course 'Playin in the Band' make this a memorable first set.




Grateful Dead
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA 8/24/72 - Thursday

One
The Promised Land [2:58]
Sugaree [6:43]
Jack Straw [5:51]
China Cat Sunflower [7:09] >
I Know You Rider [4:49]
Me And My Uncle [3:02]
Bird Song [9:12]
Beat It On Down The Line [3:05]
Tennessee Jed [7:31]
Playing In The Band [15:04]
Casey Jones [5:47]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082418.mp3

My thanks to those able to support the Deadpod with their kind contributions.

Be kind.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 8/17/18

This week another super long set from 1974 - this of course is the second set from August 6th, 1974 at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City New Jersey.
What a way to start - a wonderful 'Uncle John's Band' with a great jammy intro.. other great highlights from this set include a personal favorite - a nice 'Black Peter', an excellent 'Loose Lucy' and 'Ship Of Fools' - a bit more uptempo which I think suits the song well. Again here in this set you'll see no dedicated 'drums->space' segment, but there is plenty of jamming here, especially in the long closing segment which features 'Sugar Mag' into 'He's Gone', a long jammed out 'Truckin' (where Bobby fugs up the lyrics :) then a nice 'Spanish Jam' into an  unusual 'Other One' jam.. they go out with a nice 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' and top off the sandwich with 'Sunshine Daydream'. US Blues follows as the encore of a most wonderful show.

Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium Jersey City, NJ
8/6/74 - Tuesday

Two

Uncle John's Band [10:25] ;
El Paso [4:09] ;
Black Peter [10:20] ;
Loose Lucy [4:58] ;
Big River [4:43] ;
Ship Of Fools [6:24] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:43] ;
Row Jimmy [8:05] ;
Sugar Magnolia [6:34] >
He's Gone [11:#21] >
Truckin' [16:19] >
Spanish Jam >
The Other One [12:08] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:38] >
Sunshine Daydream [2:22]
Encore
U.S. Blues [5:36]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081718.mp3

hope this fine set of magic helps you hang onto summer just a little bit longer....

thanks so much for your kind support of the Deadpod!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 8/10/18

As summer flies, it seems this might be a good choice to wrap up the 'days between' and lead us into the rest of August; a true classic from August 6th, 1974 at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey. The band is full on throughout this fabulous first set clocks in at over 90 minutes with some of the best versions of some of these standards that you'll find during 1974. You can feel the energy pumping out from them from Bertha onwards.. the Jack Straw is great, and you wonder how Eyes found its way into set 1, then when they hit Deal you think this set is over only to be treated to a fabulous Playin>Scarlet>Playin' sandwich..


Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium Jersey City, NJ
8/6/74 - Tuesday
One
Bertha [5:25] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:28] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:24] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:20] ;
Sugaree [7:29] ;
Jack Straw [5:12] ;
Eyes Of The World [18:56] ;
The Promised Land [3:13] ;
Deal [4:50] ;
Playing In The Band [22:52] >
Scarlet Begonias [8:04] >
Playing In The Band [5:43]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081018.mp3

thanks for your kind support..

"Gave the best we had to give
How much we'll never know we'll never know"

Friday, August 03, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 8/3/18

A wonderful second set to celebrate the start of the Days Between on this week's Deadpod from 6/11/76 Boston Music Hall.
What a way to open a set! St. Stephen!
They step it up even more by following that with a unique jam into  'Dancing In the Streets' into 'The Music never Stopped.. As you might notice there is no real drums or space in this second set, but an abundance of great tunes and fine playing..


Grateful Dead
Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA
6/11/76 - Friday
Two
Saint Stephen [9:34] >
Dancing In The Street [12:03] >
The Music Never Stopped [4:33];[1:30] ;
Ship Of Fools [6:53] %
Samson And Delilah [5:50] %
Sugaree [9:47] %
Sugar Magnolia [6:05] >
Eyes Of The World [13:10] >
Stella Blue [8:#36];[0:04] ;
Sunshine Daydream [2:40]
Encore
Johnny B. Goode [#3:40]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod080318.mp3

thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod!




Friday, July 27, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/27/18

The laid back rhythms of '76 make for a perfect compliment to the hot weather as we explore a wonderful show from June 11th, 1976 at the Boston Music Hall in Boston MA. A very clean recording and sweet solos by Garcia highlight this set.
Love the pace of this Tennessee Jed.. Big River will definitely get you up after a sweet and sleepy Candyman.. you'll feel the power building in the Scarlet as the music sweeps you away. A pretty and soulful 'Looks Like Rain' follows. Garcia continues to create more beauty with his solos in the following 'Must Have Been the Roses'.  I really enjoyed the 'Supplication' that follows..


Grateful Dead
Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA 6/11/76 - Friday
One
Might As Well [5:06] ;
Mama Tried [2:42];[1:39] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:03];[2:19] ;
Cassidy [4:16];[1:51] ;
Candyman [7:31];[1:50] ;
Big River [5:16] %
Scarlet Begonias [9#:39] >
Looks Like Rain [7:46]
It Must Have Been The Roses [6:24];[1:37] ;
Lazy Lightnin' [2:58] >
Supplication [4:19]
Brown Eyed Women [4:46];[1:52] ;
The Promised Land [2:#58]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072718.mp3

A thank you and happy birthday wishes to Steve who requested this show.. and who has assisted with many inspired requests..

A big thank you to the kind friends whose support makes the Deadpod possible.

peace

Friday, July 20, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/20/18

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the beautiful Greek Theater in Berkeley CA that was performed back on July 13th, 1984. While this show is most famous for the 'Dark Star' encore (preceded by a shooting star), the set itself is quite solid with some outstanding performances for the year. They begin with a 'Scarlet>Touch>Fire' that is high energy and punctuated by some great work by Brent on the keys and of course Jerry's dancing notes. A nice long segway leads into 'Touch' (albeit it does sound a bit 'off' to my ears); again a nice bouncy version.. again a somewhat odd transition into Fire, but once it gets rolling love the backbeat.. 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' leads into a fine drums and space.
The post-drums setlist is highlighted by 'Stella Blue' and a very fine 'Sugar Magnolia'..

The Dark Star encore was the last time they played it until fall of 89..


Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA
7/13/84 - Friday
Two
Scarlet Begonias >
Touch Of Grey >
Fire On The Mountain >
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) >
Drums >
Space >
The Wheel >
I Need A Miracle >
Stella Blue >
Sugar Magnolia

Encore

Dark Star

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072018.mp3

There are times when it seems a burden to put the Deadpod out weekly, but then some kind soul reaches out and makes it worthwhile.. thank you my friends.

be well and at peace


Friday, July 13, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/13/18

On this Friday the 13th I decided to bring you probably one of the most famous Friday the 13th shows the Grateful Dead performed - this one from Friday, July 13, 1984 at the Greek Theater in Berkeley CA. While the show is justifiably famous for the appearance of Dark Star in the 2nd set; I'm completionist enough to include the 1st set this week. All in all, this is a good 1st set and a fine example of early-to-mid 80s Dead. Always a beautiful place to see the band, the crowd is treated to a rocking 'Bertha->Greatest Story' to start the show. 'Dire Wolf' which follows is always a treat, and Bobby does a good job on 'C C Rider'.
There are solid versions of the rest of the tunes, with the possible exception of 'Dupree's' where Jerry gets a bit lost. :)


Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 7/13/84 - Friday

One
Bertha >
Greatest Story Ever Told ;
Dire Wolf ;
C C Rider ;
Loser ;
Cassidy ;
Dupree's Diamond Blues ;
Hell In A Bucket>
Might As Well

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071318.mp3

I hope you have a very LUCKY day ;)

thanks to all of you who listen to and support the Deadpod


a short note on my logo.. after over 10 years of publishing the Deadpod, I was served a letter from Rhino/Warner Brothers/GDP informing me that my logo was an unauthorized use of Grateful Dead trademarks. Personally I don't get it, but I don't have the resources to fight it so I've had to remove the classic Deadpod stealie.. just so you know why it is fading away..

Friday, July 06, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/6/18

For your post-July 4th enjoyment the Deadpod brings you the 2nd set from the Jai-Alai Fronton in Miami Florida on June 22nd, 1974. One of the great 'wall of sound' shows, this second set starts out strong with a wonderful 'China Cat Sunflower' into 'I Know You Rider'. A tight 'Me & My Uncle' and 'Ship of Fools' follow. The 'El Paso' is surprisingly hot. Then a long jammy 'Eyes of the World' opens up the horizon; the band eases into the pathos of 'Wharf Rat', then busts out a great 'Sugar Magnolia' to close the set.  After a great show, the 'Johnny B. Goode' encore sends folks home happy and hungry for the next night's adventure.

Grateful Dead
Jai-Alai Fronton
Miami, FL 6/22/74

Two

China Cat Sunflower [9:52] >
I Know You Rider [5:24] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:53] ;
Ship Of Fools [5:57] ;
El Paso [4:26] ;
Eyes Of The World [15:03] >
Wharf Rat [9:52] >
Sugar Magnolia [8:36]
Encore
Johnny B. Goode

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070618.mp3
thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod

Stay cool ;)

Friday, June 29, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 6/29/18

A year ago I played what many would consider the 'big brother' to this week's Deadpod selection - 6/23/74. This week I'm going to begin to feature the night before - 6/22/74 Miami Florida. This band may stumble on occasion here.. the levels take a bit to get 'just exactly perfect', but remember it was a 'wall of sound' show, and overall this is a great recording. The first set which we will hear this week has more 'studio' type versions than long jammed out pieces, however there is still plenty here to sink your teeth into. Some very unusual and fine jamming in 'Greatest Story', a fine 'Jack Straw' and stand-alone 'Scarlet'. 'The Race is On' is always a joy to hear, and the set closing 'Playin' in the Band' is fabulous; I'm especially fond of Phil here..

Grateful Dead
Jai-Alai Fronton Miami, FL
6/22/74 - Saturday
One
The Promised Land [3:18] >
Bertha [5:24] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [5:34] ;
Deal [4:42] ;
Me And Bobby McGee [5:33] ;
Scarlet Begonias [6:45] ;
Jack Straw [4:40] ;
Loose Lucy [4:43] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:22] ;
Sugaree [6:56] ;
The Race Is On [3:07] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:23] ;
Playing In The Band [29:14]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062918.mp3


Let me be the first to wish you a very happy 4th of July! Be safe and have fun!

thank you for your support of the Deadpod which keeps us running each week!



Friday, June 22, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 6/22/18

Happy Summer everyone!

This second set from May 11th, 1980 is really a classic set list with a powerhouse pre-drums set and a rare set-closing Johnny B. Goode.. I would've loved to have seen this one! Bet the place was rockin' after the Black Peter as well! Another example of 'never miss a Sunday show'!

Grateful Dead
Cumberland County Civic Center
Portland, ME
5/11/80 - Sunday
Two
Scarlet Begonias [6:42] >
Fire On The Mountain [8:19] ;
Feel Like A Stranger [7:31] >
Terrapin Station [11:53] >
Playing In The Band [8:51] >
Drums [5:#31] >
Space [2:17] >
Black Peter [8:59] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:02] >
Around And Around [3:50] >
Johnny B. Goode [3:57]
Encore
Brokedown Palace [5:27]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062218.mp3

Thanks so much for your kind donation that keeps us on the air each week!

Hope to see some of you up at Alpine this weekend..






Friday, June 15, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 6/15/18

The band was on a roll not only during May of '77 but also during May of 1980 so I decided to bring you this smoker of a show from that month, 38 years ago. This one comes from Portland Maine on May 11th, 1980. This one gets up and roaring with a hot 'Alabama Getaway' into 'Promised Land'. Garcia's voice is great on 'They Love Each Other' which follows and throughout. The only flaw here for me is when Brent drops a verse on 'Easy To Love  You'. I'm always a fan of the 'Big Railroad blues' and the closing 'Don't Ease' into 'Music Never Stopped' is a fun way to close this first set..


Grateful Dead
Cumberland County Civic Center
Portland, ME 5/11/80 - Sunday
One
Alabama Getaway [4:33] >
The Promised Land [4:13] ;
They Love Each Other [6:57] ;
Cassidy [4:50] ;
Loser [7:22] ;
It's All Over Now [8:20] ;
Easy To Love You [3:30] ;
Big Railroad Blues [4:36] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:59] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:09] >
The Music Never Stopped [7:26]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061518.mp3

Thanks so much for your support of the Deadpod!

Hope those of you lucky enough to be out on tour with Dead  & Co. are having a fabulous time! Hope to see you at Alpine!

Friday, June 08, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 6/8/18

This week's Deadpod features a very nice second set from Deer Creek Music Theater in Nobelsville Indiana on June 6th, 1991. The set starts with China>Rider, which, after a bit of a warm up moves along very smartly. While this is most definitely a 90s sound, there is enough great Garcia licks (as well as a great 'headlight on a northbound train'  to please, I think. The band are definitely functioning together as a unit. Estimated follows..check out Bobby's screeches! a nice little jam leads us into 'Uncle John's Band'. (I hear Hornsby's accordion here). A fine transition leads into drums and space.. (my apologies for the distortion on some of the drums). A long and quite interesting space leads into a beautiful 'Wheel'. A rather shorter 'Watchtower' follows, but then we get a beautiful 'Stella Blue'. A rocking' Lovelight closes the set, but it is followed by a rare 'Box of Rain' encore..



Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN (6/6/91)

Two
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Uncle John's Band
drums
space
The Wheel
All Along the Watchtower
Stella Blue
Turn On Your Love Light

Box of Rain

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060818.mp3

Thank you to the kind folks whose contributions support the weekly Deadpod!



Friday, June 01, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 6/1/18

As we head into June and the Summer concert season I decided to bring you a show from one of the favorite venues for summertime Dead - the Deer Creek Music Theater in Nobelsville Indiana, from June 6, 1991. I like the balance on this recording - everyone's sound  seems well blended and no keyboards overpower the music. The 'Jack Straw' opener is especially bright and snappy..
other favorites for me in this set include Row Jimmy and Big Railroad Blues. I admit I have always enjoyed what Hornsby brought to the band, and to Garcia.. I think this is a great example.


Grateful Dead
Deer Creek Music Center
Noblesville, IN
6/6/91 - Thursday

One

Jack Straw [5:47] ;
They Love Each Other [9:18];
Wang Dang Doodle [7:28] ;
Row Jimmy [9:34] ;
Black Throated Wind [5:46] ;
Big Railroad Blues [5:15] ;
Cassidy [6:41] ;
Might As Well [6:03]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060118.mp3

To those of you attending Dead & Co summer shows - Best wishes for a safe and wonderful time!!

My  thanks for your support of the Deadpod - much appreciated..


Friday, May 25, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 5/25/18

What a great set to share with you on this holiday weekend! This week we get to hear the third set from the band's performance on May 20th, 1973 at Santa Barbara California.
The set starts out with a fine 'Truckin'.. but the magic starts right after that,  first in an exquisite jam out of Trucking, then, a 'Nobody's Fault' jam. I recommend letting the music take you where it will beyond this point.. if you've not heard this show before you've not been here yet. Words won't due justice to the paths traveled by the music, but the closest might come from the review of this show in the Grateful Dead Listening Guide here:

http://www.deadlistening.com/2010/02/1973-may-20-santa-barbara-ca.html

Clearly the musicians serve the music here...
slowly you realize 'The Other One' is making an appearance.. and we are transported, farther.. deeper.. This is the stuff.. then suddenly.. 'Eyes of the World' leads us on a smoother, silkier passage.. Garcia of course still takes us on a rolling path guaranteed to make you want to move.. while his voice might not be at its fullest here, it is nevertheless a fine listen, with the music flowing like a babbling brook at times... then.. it flows into 'Stella Blue'.
'Sugar Mag' gives the crowd an appropriate rocking send-off.. No surprise we get a 'Johnny B. Goode' encore. :)




Grateful Dead
Campus Stadium - University Of California
Santa Barbara, CA
5/20/73 - Sunday


Three

Truckin' [8:51] >
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam [1:28] >
Jam [8:23] >
The Other One [10:55] >
Eyes Of The World [14:10] >
Stella Blue [7:51] ;
Sugar Magnolia [10:04]
Encore
Johnny B. Goode [3:54]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052518.mp3

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Give a thought to all those who have lost their lives in armed conflict.

love.



thanks for your support.




Friday, May 18, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 5/18/18

This week's Deadpod continues with the second set of the band's performance back on May 20th, 1973 at UC-Santa Barbara, CA.
While this set appears more like a 'first' set setlist, but the playing is spectacular throughout. 'Big Railroad Blues' is always a keeper and these early 'Here Comes Sunshines' are spectacular.

Grateful Dead
Campus Stadium - University Of California
Santa Barbara, CA
5/20/73 - Sunday
Two
The Promised Land [3:03] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:14] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:41] ;
Row Jimmy ;
Jack Straw ;
Big Railroad Blues ;
Greatest Story Ever Told ;
Here Comes Sunshine ;
Big River ;
Loser [7:09] ;
El Paso [3:29] ;
Casey Jones [9:01]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051818.mp3

Thank you to the kind people whose support helps to publish the Deadpod each week!


Friday, May 11, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 5/11/18

This wasn't the show I'd planned on presenting this week.. I thought oh this was too long.. but after listening to what I had prepared, and listening to this again, well, it was no choice.. so from the great year of 1973, we bring you the band's performance from May 20th, 1973 at Santa Barbra California..
Now this isn't your typical 2 1/2 hour show.. this one is going to stretch out for probably 3 weeks, as this was a *full* three set show. There are a few imperfections in the recording but overall for its age it is remarkable and I'm certain you'll enjoy it....

Grateful Dead
Campus Stadium - University Of California
Santa Barbara, CA
5/20/73 - Sunday
One
Bertha [5:39] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:57] ;
Box Of Rain [4:51] ;
Deal [4:34] ;
Looks Like Rain [6:33] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:33] ;
The Race Is On [2:56] ;
China Cat Sunflower [6:05] >
Jam [1:26] >
I Know You Rider [5:14] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:01] ;
They Love Each Other [5:14] ;
Playing In The Band [18:#38]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051118.mp3

Excuse my brevity, this one was put together under some deadline pressure... :)

thanks for your support, I couldn't bring you the Deadpod without it...




Friday, May 04, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 5/4/18

We open the month of May here on the Deadpod with a great second set from 1977, as we continue our presentation of April 23rd, 1977 at the Springfield Civic Center Arena in Springfield MA. This set starts with the famous 'take a step back' exhortation to the crowd, but the band fires things up most excellently with a very tight 'Estimated Prophet'. Not only are the harmonies great here but Jerry has that twangy 77 sound that makes this one so sweet. Bertha follows, more melodic than rockin' here.. The familiar bass line of 'The Music Never Stops' follows, as the band high step into this favorite. Jerry really gets cranking here, even though the jam won't go on as long as we might like. The Help>Slip>Frank that follows is for my money clearly the highlight here. Such a joy to listen to.. I find myself wishing that Slipknot! could go on and on.. but then I'd miss Jerry's mindbending solos during Franklin's :)
They close the second set with a great trifecta; 'Around and Around'>'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad'>'Not Fade Away'.
Nothin' left to do.. :)


Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center Arena
Springfield, MA
4/23/77 - Saturday
Two
Estimated Prophet [7:34] ;
Bertha [7:03] ;
The Music Never Stopped [5:59] ;
Help On The Way [4:25] >
Slipknot! [8:53] >
Franklin's Tower [10:24] >
Around And Around [6:49] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:49] >
Not Fade Away [11:14]
Encore One More Saturday Night [4:40]

you can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050418.mp3

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod!




Friday, April 27, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/27/18

Well as we ease out of April it seems like a great idea to bring you s show from 1977... I have always tried to feature a show from that stupendous month of May '77, but all of those have either been featured already or commercially released, so I decided to go with this relatively unknown but excellent show from April 23rd, 1977 in Springfield MA.
The show has an easy mellow feel to it, reminiscent of '76 Dead, yet it has the tight harmonies and unexpected dips and turns of those classic May shows. From a fine, flowing 'Sugaree' through the great 'Loser' and 'Row Jimmy' I found lots of favorites in this first set. The highlight however is probably the Scarlet>Fire which closes the set, and marks only the 3rd time they performed 'Fire on the Mountain'.
We'll play the second set next week...

Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA
4/23/77 - Saturday

One

Sugaree [11:17] ;
Cassidy [4:29] ;
Loser [7:25] ;
New Minglewood Blues [4:34] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:55] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:52] ;
Row Jimmy [9:34] ;
It's All Over Now [6:17] ;
Scarlet Begonias [7:07] >
Fire On The Mountain [10:32]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042718.mp3

Thank you so much for your kind support of the Deadpod.

I received a note along with a donation this week that said 'I'm a happier person since I discovered the Deadpod'.. I agree... :) thank you my friend, made my week.








Friday, April 20, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/20/18

Happy 4/20! 

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the band's performance on April 15th at the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I think you'll enjoy this one, as it continues the fine recording of set 1, with some strong playing as well. I'm especially enamored of the 'Playin' in the Band' and an unusually long and jamming 'Not Fade Away'. 'Morning Dew' follows, a song that is always poignant but seems especially so in this world. 



Grateful Dead
William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary
Williamsburg, VA 4/15/78 - Saturday
Two
Bertha [5:43] >
Good Lovin' [6:18] ;
Candyman [7:15] ;
Sunrise [3:48] >
Playing In The Band [14:16] >
Drums [11:#41] >
Not Fade Away [13:57] >
Morning Dew [10:29] ;
Around And Around [7:53]
Encore
One More Saturday Night [4:33]



You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

I wanted to send this one out to the memory of Chris Charucki, long time production manager both for the Dead, and in particular for Bob Weir, who passed away on April 6th. Beams to his family and friends, sleep in the stars Chris.. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/13/18

This week's Deadpod features a fine show from the great Spring tour of 1978.
This one starts off with a wonderful 'Mississippi Half-Step' -love Jerry's enthusiasm here! 'Passenger' follows - a song that I always enjoyed as a real rocker in the band's repertoire. A nice 'Friend of the Devil' follows, then stand  alone 'El Paso'. 'Brown Eyed Women' is always a treat, and is followed by a long and nicely jammed 'Let It Grow'. A hot 'Deal' closes this set, but be sure and don't miss next week's 2nd set!


Grateful Dead
William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary
Williamsburg, VA 4/15/78 - Saturday

One
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:43] ;
Passenger [4:12] ;
Friend Of The Devil [6:28] ;
El Paso [4:19] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:00] ;
Let It Grow [13:45] ;
Deal [6:49]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041318.mp3

Thanks for listening, and I hope you have a lovely week!!!




Friday, April 06, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/6/18

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the band's March 30th, 1987 performance at the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA. In general, while Jerry's vocals may not be top-notch, his playing throughout is. We start out with a bouncy 'Iko,Iko', always flavored with Brent's tasty keyboards. A somewhat unique stand-alone 'Saint of Circumstance' follows and  flows into one of the highlights here, a long and well-developed 'He's Gone'. Drums and Space flow into a nice uptempo 'Truckin', which disolves into a very tasty, if short, 'Other One'. The Wharf Rat follows, and while I would have preferred a longer denounment here, the 'Throwin' Stones', 'Not Fade Away' was an enjoyable if somewhat predictable closing of this set. Jerry returns with a sweet 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' encore.

Grateful Dead
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
3/30/87 - Monday

Two

Iko Iko [6:37] ;
Saint Of Circumstance [6:21] >
He's Gone [14:56] >
Drums [9:44] >
Space [7:3#0] >
Truckin' [7:05] >
The Other One [6:11] >
Wharf Rat [9:21] >
Throwing Stones [8:18] >
Not Fade Away [7:04]
Encore It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [7:39]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040618.mp3

I hope Spring warms up for all of us soon... I know I could use a little sunshine.....

thanks for your support and for listening to the Deadpod!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/30/18

This week we go back 30 years to one of the boy's shows from the Spring tour of 1987. This took place at one of their favorite venues - the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA on March 30th, 1987. While this first set is rather short, I think you'll enjoy Garcia's enthusiasm on this set, besides who doesn't love a good Shakedown opener?


Grateful Dead - March 30, 1987
The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
Set 1:

Tuning
Shakedown Street
It's All Over Now
Stagger Lee
Never Trust A Woman
Box Of Rain
Loser
Cassidy

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I'm still trying to get over a bad case of the flu... so this is short and sweet.. 

I hope March goes out like a lamb for you my friends. 


thanks for listening.. 



Friday, March 23, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/23/18

Hello Friends! I have to tell you, the ol' Professor has not had a great week.. been down with an awful case of the flu since last saturday night, which forced me to cancel a trip I had planned to the great Southwest :( However my week was brightened by a very sweet note and donation from Stephen and Kristi of New York City (who are dealing with their own nasty weather problems this week). Thanks my friends. I'm still running a fever and dealing with some nasty abdominal stuff so I'm afraid I'm going to make this introduction to this week's Deadpod short and sweet.. The first half of this second set is wonderful.. It's always a joy to hear Pig sing 'The Stranger' and the boys are really moving this one down the track so buckle up and enjoy the ride.



Grateful Dead
Academy of Music New York, NY
3/21/72 - Tuesday

Two

Intro [1:11] (1) ;
Truckin' >
[10:28] >
Drums [3:22] >
The Other One [17:48] >
Wharf Rat (2) [10:14];[1:21] ;
Sugar Magnolia [7:00];[2:24] ;
The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (3) [6:43];[0:30]
Ramble On Rose [6:01];[0:43] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:06];[0:28] ;
Big Railroad Blues [3:58];[1:04] ;
Not Fade Away [3:55] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:44] >
One More Saturday Night (4) [4:50]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032318.mp3

Keep on Truckin'........




Friday, March 16, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/16/18

This week we go back to the start of a legendary run that took place in the Spring of 1972, in New York City at the Academy of Music on March 21st.
Off and on there are a few sonic problems with the tape - Garcia's vocals are buried in the opening 'Bertha' and there is a hum here and there, but overall well worth a listen. Garcia is on fire throughout and while some of the songs are still being developed the band is clearly evolving toward the Europe 72 sound you are probably very familiar with. Love the 'Playing In The Band' one of the first versions with some really out there jamming after the first verses. 'Looks like Rain' features Garcia on slide guitar and Pigpen is fabulous throughout. 'Cumberland Blues' is simply explosive.



Grateful Dead
Academy of Music New York, NY
3/21/72 - Tuesday

One
Bertha ;
Black Throated Wind ;
Sugaree ;
Next Time You See Me ;
Greatest Story Ever Told ;
Loser ;
Mr. Charlie ;
Looks Like Rain ;
Tennessee Jed ;
Playing In The Band ;
You Win Again ;
Cumberland Blues ;
Chinatown Shuffle ;
El Paso ;
Good Lovin' >
Casey Jones

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031618.mp3

Hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod. My thanks for your support!







Friday, March 09, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/9/18

You've probably heard that Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have been playing some wonderful 'duo' shows together this month.. while I'm still contemplating playing one of the audience tapes of one of these gems, I decided to bring you another 'Phil & Friends' acoustic show that started the genre - this took place back on September 24th, 1994 at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley CA, a benefit for music in the local schools. It was of course the last 'acoustic' Dead performance, and for the most part is quite sweet and wonderful to hear. I hope you enjoy this performance, and I do envy those of you lucky enough to see Phil  & Bob this tour!


Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Berkely Community Center on 1994-09-24

Acoustic Set ( 95:31 )

01 Bob Weir VH1 Unplugged Intro
02 Walking Blues
03 Lazy River Road
04 K.C. Moan
05 Dupree's Diamond Blues
06 Childhood's End
07 When I Paint My Masterpiece
08 Attics Of My Life
09 Cassidy >
10 Bird Song >
11 Throwing Stones


Jerry Garcia
Phil Lesh
Vince Welnick
Bob Weir

Notes

This was the very First Phil Lesh and Friends
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
Be kind to one another. Thank you so much for your support. 




Friday, March 02, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/2/18

March will come in like a lion for us with the second set from the band's performance at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles CA from February 11th, 1989. We are treated right off to a superb China>Rider, with a very nice jam into Rider. I love hearing Brett here.. what better song to bring in March than 'I Know You Rider'? and Jerry sells that 'northbound train' line :) . 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' follows - that bouncy tune always got everyone dancing!
'Standing on the Moon' follows, certainly not in the slot we might expect it, but this is only its 3rd performance, but one of the best.. also probably the main reason I wanted to play this set.. a nice, stretched out 'Estimated Prophet' follows.. they then travel to Space, but  Brent brings out 'I Will Take You Home' first, which always pulls at my heartstrings.. a very interesting drums follows, with Bill and Mickey being joined by Airto Moreira, Diana Moreira, and Flora Purim for some very spacey African sounding vocal stylings. The guests leave for Space, but Airto returns for 'Eyes of the World'. The post-drums is quite long by later-day standards, as Eyes finds a unique closing jam to lead into 'I Need A Miracle' then a soulful 'Black Peter' goes into a rousing 'Lovelight' to end the set.
The crowd is treated to Phil bringing out the 'Box of Rain' for the encore to end a truly classic set.

Grateful Dead
Great Western Forum
Inglewood, CA 2/11/89 - Saturday
Two
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider>;
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ;
Standing On The Moon ;
Estimated Prophet >;
I Will Take You Home>;
Drums* >;
Space >;
Eyes Of The World** >;
I Need A Miracle >;
Black Peter >;
Turn On Your Love Light
Encore
Box Of Rain
Comments * with Airto and Diana Moreira, Flora Purim; ** with Airto Moreira

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030218.mp3


'thoughts and prayers are not enough'

Thanks for your support of the Deadpod my friends.





Friday, February 23, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/23/18

This week's Deadpod features the first set from the band's performance on February 11th, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA. I love the opener, Mississipi Half-Step, and Jerry doesn't let me down here.. 'across.... the lazy river.. :) An energetic Minglewood follows, then a lovely 'Candyman'.. I love the color that Brent added here, but no one sounds like Jerry on this. Next a rockin' 'Big River', followed by the premier of 'Built To Last'.. such interesting lyrics. 'Queen Jane' is well played and followed by a short but always powerful 'We Can Run'. The Bird flies by to end this first set full of colors and feelings..

Great Western Forum, Los Angeles CA (2/11/89)

Mississippi Half-Step
New Minglewood Blues
Candyman
Big River
Built to Last
Queen Jane Approximately
We Can Run But We Can't Hide 
Bird Song 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022318.mp3

Thanks for the opportunity to showcase the light and love that is in this music..


Friday, February 16, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/16/18

This week's Deadpod features the beautiful 2nd set from February 9th, 1973 from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Plenty of breakouts make this a rare and unusual set, including 'They Love Each Other' , 'Eyes of the World', 'China Doll' and 'Wave that Flag'. Some great exploratory jamming in Eyes marks a unique version that sounds unlike any other played that year. There are a few splices here and there, but I don't think they will effect your enjoyment of this fine show. Wavy Gravy does a brief political talk at the beginning of the set..

Grateful Dead
Roscoe Maples Pavilion - Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 2/9/73 - Friday
Two - 1:36:15
China Cat Sunflower [4:51] >
I Know You Rider [5:49]%[0:45] ;
Jack Straw [4:43]%[1:25] ;
They Love Each Other [4:36];[0:07]%[0:09] ;
Truckin' [7:#56] >
Eyes Of The World [17:09] >
China Doll [6:00];[0:06]%[0:08] ;
Big River [4:54] %
Ramble On Rose [6:23];[0:06] %
Box Of Rain [5:05];[0:14] ;
Wave That Flag [5:#20];[0:09]%[0:20] ;
Sugar Magnolia [8:39];[0:51] ;
Uncle John's Band [7:17];[0:04]%[0:33] ;
Around And Around [4:46] ;
Dead Air [0:27]
Encore - 7:21
Casey Jones [7:21] ;

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021618.mp3







no more children should be shot and killed.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/9/18

45 years ago today the Dead premiered the following classic songs: China Doll, Eyes of the World, Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, They Love Each Other, Row Jimmy, Wave That Flag (Later US Blues).. this week we'll listen to the first set from this spectacular show, from February 9th, 1973 at the Roscoe Maples Pavilion at Stanford University, Palo Alto California. I can't believe I never played this before on the Deadpod but it appears I have not.. my thanks to Steve for the suggestion for this week! 



Roscoe Maples Pavilion (Stanford U), Palo Alto, CA (2/9/73)

Promised Land
Row Jimmy
Black Throated Wind
Deal
Me and My Uncle
Sugaree
Looks Like Rain
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
El Paso
Here Comes Sunshine
Playing in the Band

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020918.mp3



Enjoy.. and thanks for your support! 




Friday, February 02, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/2/18


This week we feature the second set from the band's performance on April 10th, 1983 at Morgantown, West Virginia. This is a fine sounding, energetic set, in which I think Brent's contributions really shine. I love the intro out of space into 'the Wheel' and of course the 'China Doll' that comes out of the return into 'Playin'.  The jamming in Playin' may not quite get out there as far as you'd like but overall this is a very fun well-played show. I hope you agree..



Grateful Dead
Coliseum - West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 4/10/83 - Sunday

Two
Touch Of Grey [6:04] ;
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [5:54] ;
Uncle John's Band[8:29] >
Playing In The Band[10:10] >
Drums [6:40] >
Space [5:33] >
The Wheel [5:41] >
Playing In The Band[4:29] >
China Doll [4:52] >
Sugar Magnolia [8:07]
Encore
U.S. Blues [4:56]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020218.mp3

Love to all my friends who listen to and support the Deadpod..

be well and do good..

Friday, January 26, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 1/26/18

This week's Deadpod comes as the result of a request by a friend .. some say the highlight of this show is the opener, I wouldn't go that far but it is a surprise, even for a Sunday! The 'Samson & Delilah' opener only happened a couple of times in the band's history but I think the rest of this set is quite entertaining as well. From April 10th, 1983 in Morgantown West Virginia.. I found the interplay between Garcia and Brent Mydland to be very entertaining here (Brent is certainly up a bit in the mix on this tape). 'Tennessee Jed' is a highlight here for me, as is a slow 'Friend of the Devil' that includes some nice surprises from Jerry.

Grateful Dead
Coliseum - West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
4/10/83 - Sunday

One
Samson And Delilah ;
Friend Of The Devil ;
Me And My Uncle >
Mexicali Blues ;
Althea ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Tennessee Jed ;
My Brother Esau ;
Might As Well

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012618.mp3

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Feel free to send me *your* requests - email or on our Facebook page!

Thank you my friends for your support...,....



Friday, January 19, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 1/19/18

Here's hoping that this set of fine early Dead music will help warm  your bones in the middle of this cold cold January... We continue with the band's performance from January 16th, 1970 at Springer's Inn in Portland Oregon.
While we start out with a Cumberland Blues that is a bit shortened, this tape more than make sup for it with early versions of classic songs that are delightful to me as I listen to their early development.  'Easy Wind' is a classic, as is the wonderful 'Dire Wolf'...

Because the set is a bit short, I've included a cut from a recently released set from one of my favorite bands, Joe Russo's Almost Dead.. this cover of Cream Puff War just seems to fit in perfectly here and I hope you enjoy it.. the rest of this wonderful set is available on archive.org..


Grateful Dead
Springer's Inn
Portland, OR 1/16/70 - Friday

part 2
Cumberland Blues [#4:13#] %
Me And My Uncle [#2:52] >
Dire Wolf [4:10];[1:00] ;
Uncle John's Band [6:51];[0:45] ;
Easy Wind [8:00];[2:15] ;
Cryptical Envelopment [1:48] >
Drums [0:49] >
Space [0:59] >
Drums [3:54] >
The Other One [8:32] >
Cryptical Envelopment [1:16] >
Cosmic Charlie [6:#19];[0:12]

Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Brooklyn Bowl, 12/29/2016
Cream Puff War


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 



thanks so much for your support!! 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 1/12/18

A fresh new year brought to my mind a good time to hear the band when they sounded fresh and young - - thus this week's Deadpod from 1/16/70 at Springer's Inn in Portland Oregon.  This is the start of what was a momentous year for the band, and we can hear the enthusiasm and talent of each of them on this fine recording. While there are no long jams or songs on this recording, there is a passion and energy in each of these songs that is a treat to listen to.
I'll play the first part of this recording this week and the second next; while there are some cuts and anomalies, I think you'll agree that it has held up sonically remarkably well.

Grateful Dead
Springer's Inn Portland, OR
1/16/70 - Friday

One
Casey Jones [4:33];[0:44] ;
Mama Tried [2:28];[0:33] ;
Black Peter (1) [7:59];[2:38] ;
Hard To Handle [7:07];[0:24] ;
China Cat Sunflower [2:58] >
Jam [2:28] >
I Know You Rider [4:08];[0:30] ;
High Time [7:37];[0:09] %
Good Lovin' [#6:41];[0:10] ;
Dancing In The Street [6:29];[0:29] ;
Alligator [3:40] >
Drums [5:13] >
Jam in 12s [1:45] >
The Eleven Jam [6:45] >
Space [0:14] >
Death Don't Have No Mercy [8:24];[0:14]


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011218.mp3

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod!

Practice kindness my friends..





Friday, January 05, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 1/5/18

We usher in the New Year with a long, fantastic second set from the Dead's performance on 12/30/78 at the Pauley Pavilion in UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. The bands opens with a trifecta of rock and roll -
'I Need a Miracle' (check out Weir's shouting here) into 'Bertha' into 'Good Lovin'. This leads into a fantastic, long Scarlet > Fire (almost 18 minutes). You might think they'd head into Drums and Space but no, tonight we get both a 'Playin' in the Band' AND a 'Shakedown Street' pre-Drums. This Drums is no slouch.. and leads into Hamza el-Din joining the band for 'Ollin Arrageed'. Jerry rather flubs the intro to the first 'St. Stephen' since January 78, but still great to hear, as is the 'Not Fade Away'>Goin' Down the Road'>'Around and Around' which closes this excellent set. They return for the obligatory 'One More Saturday Night' encore capping off almost a 2 hour set.


Grateful Dead
Pauley Pavilion - University of California
Los Angeles, CA
12/30/78 - Saturday
Two
I Need A Miracle [4:12] >
Bertha [6:34] >
Good Lovin' [7:02] ;
Scarlet Begonias [9:31] >
Fire On The Mountain [9:34] ;
Playing In The Band [7:54] >
Shakedown Street [8:57] >
Drums [10:46] >
Ollin Arrageed (1) [14:03] >
Space [2:06] >
Saint Stephen [8:03] >
Not Fade Away [7:35] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:39] >
Around And Around [9:08]
Encore
One More Saturday Night [4:34]
comments (1) with Hamza el-Din

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010518.mp3

Hope you are staying warm this chilly New Year!!!

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