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

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

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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

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

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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

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]

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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
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]
One More Saturday Night [4:34]
comments (1) with Hamza el-Din

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