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a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music

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Dead Show/podcast for 10/22/21
01:11:57

When the same show gets requested by two different listeners the same week I pay attention.. and I must say I am quite pleased to be able to present this request on this week's Deadpod. 

This comes to us from a show played on Sunday, October 28, 1979 at the Cape Cod Coliseum at South Yarmouth MA. You know the old saying about never missing a Sunday show - well this one certainly proves that old adage! It starts out just nuts with a great Mississippi Half-Step .. which Jerry and the boys jam out for over 13 minutes! That however is just the start as they flow into a amazing Franklin's Tower which runs almost another 18 minutes! Listen to the wonderful and unique interplay between Phil and Jerry here, its really lovely. 

The rest of this set is no sleeper either. Even the more pedestrian tunes, like Mama Tried and Mexicali, are played with a real energy and drive. Ramble on Rose is a favorite of mine here, as is the closing, 10 minute 'Music Never Stopped'.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Cape Cod Coliseum
South Yarmouth, MA  10/28/79 - Sunday
    
One    

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [13:27] >
Franklin's Tower [17:41] ;
Mama Tried [2:31] >
Mexicali Blues [4:24] ;
Althea [7:48] ;
Passenger [5:14] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:49] ;
The Music Never Stopped [9:36] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102221.mp3  

thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

Be well and happy! 

 

Oct 22, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 10/15/21
01:59:46

What a great Scarlet>Fire on this week's Deadpod!  This comes to us from the second set of the band's performance at Madison Square Gardin on October 14, 1994. 

This opening Scarlet>Fire is clearly the highlight of the show, clocking in at over 30 minutes of intensive, improvisational joy. You probably won't believe that they could hit on all cylinders like this at this point of the band's history but just sit back and enjoy. I am particularly impressed by the pace of the arrangement and how they don't take a breath through this.. amazing. You can hear some of the loud, standing ovation the crowd sent back after the end of Fire..

The rest of the set for the most part is no slouch either. I enjoyed Bobby's 'Look Like Rain' and while 'Samba' is one I'd rather skip, I am happy to include 'Corrina' which features a nice jam into Drums and Space. 'Attics' always provides an emotional hit, and while we can hear how far Jerry has aged here and in the 'Liberty' encore, I feel this one is well worth hearing. I hope you do too. 

 

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
10/14/94 - Friday

Two    
Scarlet Begonias [9:14] >
Fire On The Mountain [22:03] ;
Looks Like Rain [8:05] ;
Samba In The Rain [6:51] ;
Corrina [17:02] >
Drums >
Space [17:18] >
I Need A Miracle [5:16] >
Attics Of My Life [5:23] >
Turn On Your Love Light [5:43]
Encore    
Liberty [5:45]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101521.mp3 

Thank you for listening. 

Oct 15, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 10/8/21
51:05

This week I decided to venture where I seldom go - with a show from the fall of 1994. While this first set is quite short, I believe as a whole this is perhaps one of the band's best from this period. 

This first starts with a very nice 'Jack Straw' and the 'West LA Fadeaway' that follows is also quite good. I'm a sucker for these 'Lazy River Road' versions, even when Jerry flubs them a bit. Bob follows that with an accoustic version of 'El Paso', which he did quite often on this tour. 

'Ramble on Rose' is always a big hit in the Garden, and they close this short set with Phil 'singing' 'Box of Rain'. 

 

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden
New York , NY 10/14/94 - Friday     

One     

Jack Straw [5:44]   
West L.A. Fadeaway [7:15]   
Queen Jane Approximately [5:21]   
Lazy River Road [5:42]   
El Paso  [5:34]   
Ramble On Rose [7:44]
Box Of Rain [4:55]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100821.mp3  

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

Be well my friends. 

 

Oct 08, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 10/1/21
01:53:49

This week we return to Munich for a second set that is ferocious from start to finish. 'Bertha' leads this one off and goes into a truly rockin' 'Samson and Delilah' that really roars. Jerry slows things down a touch with 'Ship of Fools', but they go into a nice extended jam in the 'Estimated Prophet' that follows. That one builds again to a gale force as they go into 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad'. I'm also fond of the jam in 'Space' and how Weir leads them into 'Not Fade Away'. 

'Stella Blue' is as usual quite a pleasure to hear, and the closing 'rockers' that follow are still hot, if just a touch ragged on the transition into 'Good Lovin' All in all a classic very high energy Dead set.

 

 

Grateful Dead
Olympia Halle
Munich, West Germany 10/12/81 - Monday

Two    

Bertha [7:07] >
Samson And Delilah [7:31] ;
Ship Of Fools [8:37] ;
Estimated Prophet [16:08] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:04#] >
Never Trust A Woman >
Drums [#5:42] >
Jam [2:04] >
Space [3:15] >
Not Fade Away [11:22] >
Stella Blue [12:22] >
Around And Around [3:45] >
Good Lovin' [8:07#]
Encore    
U.S. Blues  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100121.mp3 

 

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

 

"Seasons change and roses die... "

Oct 01, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 9/24/21
01:14:34

This week we stay on the Continent for a show that took place on October 12, 1981 at the Olympia Halle in Munich, West Germany during the band's Fall European Tour. For the most part this is quite an excellent recording, although it does have a couple patches.. 

They come out firing on an up-tempo 'Jack Straw', then Garcia delivers a more laid back selection with a pretty 'Candyman'. The 'Little Red Rooster' that follows is one of my favorite versions of this tune they delivered - check it out! Brent is all over these songs, if you are a fan you're going to enjoy this set.

Some other highlights include an insane 'Passenger' and the set closing 'China>Rider' .. don't miss this one. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Olympia Halle
Munich, West Germany 10/12/81 - Monday

One    

Jack Straw [6:02] ;
Candyman [6:33] >
Little Red Rooster [8:21] ;
Cumberland Blues [5:17] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [2:57] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:32] ;
(1) Mama Tried [2:30] >
Mexicali Blues [2:50#] ;
Althea [9:12] ;
Passenger [5:09] ;
China Cat Sunflower [7:46] >
I Know You Rider [5:59] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092421.mp3  

 Thanks so much for your kind support! 

Be well and keep on.. 

 

Sep 24, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 9/17/21
01:47:52

This week's Deadpod features the fine recording of the second set of the band's performance on September 20, 1974 in Paris France. 

This one is pretty sweet all the way through, starting with 'China Cat>I Know You Rider'. The 'Big River' that follows is nicely up tempo. Another highlight for me is the 'Brokedown Palace' which is placed right in the center of the set and features some great closing vocals. 'Truckin' is the most exploratory moment of the set, with Billy alternating with Phil and Jerry, to get out to some deep space, before returning back to Earth as they enter in a somewhat shorter 'Eyes of the World'.

Straight ahead rocking Dead closes the set which I hope you'll find as enjoyable as I did.

 

Grateful Dead
Palais des Sports
Paris, France 9/20/74 - Friday    

Two    
China Cat Sunflower [9:42] >
I Know You Rider [5:01] ;
Big River [5:10] ;
Brown Eyed Women ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:30] ;
Brokedown Palace ;
Truckin' [17:45] >
Eyes Of The World [16:04] >
Not Fade Away [11:#10] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:00] >
One More Saturday Night [2:40#]
Encore    

 U.S. Blues  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091721.mp3 

thanks for listening and for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

 

Sep 17, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 9/10/21
01:34:33

This week's Deadpod features a wonderful recording of the band's performance in Paris France on September 20, 1974. This is a splendid recording, and a very interesting performance. The band opens with a spirited 'Cumberland Blues' followed by a nice 'Jack Straw'. The first-set 'Scarlet Begonias' features some very nice Phil leads. Bobby's vocals are top-notch on the 'Black Throated Wind' that follows. The 'Friend of the Devil' that is performed afterwards, is one of the last 'fast' versions the band played. We get to hear a full 'Weather Report Suite' highlighted by some nice keyboard work by Keith. Jerry follows with a soulful 'Stella Blue'. The 'Around and Around that closes the set has a unique feel to it.. 

 

Grateful Dead
Palais des Sports
Paris, France 9/20/74 - Friday    

One    

Cumberland Blues [5:45]  
Jack Straw [5:10]  
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:26]  
Beat It On Down The Line [3:15]  
Scarlet Begonias [9:52]  
Black Throated Wind [6:22]  
Friend Of The Devil [3:58]  
El Paso [4:30]  
Row Jimmy [8:55]  
Weather Report Suite Prelude [1:15] >
Weather Report Suite Part 1 [3:50] >
Let It Grow [10:35] >
Stella Blue [8:15]  
Around And Around [4:50]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091021.mp3 

As always, a big thank you for your support of the Deadpod! 

I'll be in Clarkston tonight for Dead & Co. - looking forward to it! 

 

 

Sep 10, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 9/3/21
01:31:13

We have a great second set for your Labor Day weekend enjoyment! This one is from the Greek Theater on August 19, 1989. This one certainly goes against the old thought that the band didn't really jam it out at the Greek.. We start with a fine 'China>Rider'.. the transition really catches fire! A wonderful opener, which then leads right into 'Playin' In the Band'.. the jamming here into a long, pretty, 'Uncle John's' is quite exploratory.  Always a delight, this version of 'Uncle John's' is pretty straight-ahead but nicely paced and sung. The transition into Drums>Space is quite well done. Space is quite exploratory and the accounts which I read say that Candace's lights and effects sync'd quite well to create the spaceship effect :) 

The transition into a smoking 'Other One' is on point, including a great Phil bomb. Healy does his effects on Weir's voice but they mostly work here. This is a great Other One! It leads to an explosive finish! 

In the ballad slot, Jerry brings out August West.. enough said.. they fly away beautifully. 

They close the set with a spirited 'Not Fade Away', then return for a rare 'Foolish Heart' encore. Not a throwaway :)

 

 

Grateful Dead
Greek Theater - University of California
Berkeley, CA 8/19/89 - Saturday    

Two    
China Cat Sunflower [6:32] >
I Know You Rider [5:58] ;
Playing In The Band [7:29] >
Uncle John's Band [13:00] >
Drums [7:12] >
Space [9:53] >
The Other One [8:24] (1) >
Wharf Rat [8:58] >
Not Fade Away [9:07]

Encore    

Foolish Heart [8:34]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090321.mp3 

I hope you have a safe and sensational Labor Day weekend!

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod. 

 

"Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love 

Most of the time, they're sittin' and cryin' at home

One of these days they know they better be goin'
 
Out of the door and down to the street all alone"
 

We have a great second set for your Labor Day weekend enjoyment! This one is from the Greek Theater on August 19, 1989. This one certainly goes against the old thought that the band didn't really jam it out at the Greek.. We start with a fine 'China>Rider'.. the transition really catches fire! A wonderful opener, which then leads right into 'Playin' In the Band'.. the jamming here into a long, pretty, 'Uncle John's' is quite exploratory.  Always a delight, this version of 'Uncle John's' is pretty straight-ahead but nicely paced and sung. The transition into Drums>Space is quite well done. Space is quite exploratory and the accounts which I read say that Candace's lights and effects sync'd quite well to create the spaceship effect :) 

The transition into a smoking 'Other One' is on point, including a great Phil bomb. Healy does his effects on Weir's voice but they mostly work here. This is a great Other One! It leads to an explosive finish! 

In the ballad slot, Jerry brings out August West.. enough said.. they fly away beautifully. 

They close the set with a spirited 'Not Fade Away', then return for a rare 'Foolish Heart' encore. Not a throwaway :)

 

 

Grateful Dead
Greek Theater - University of California
Berkeley, CA 8/19/89 - Saturday    

Two    
China Cat Sunflower [6:32] >
I Know You Rider [5:58] ;
Playing In The Band [7:29] >
Uncle John's Band [13:00] >
Drums [7:12] >
Space [9:53] >
The Other One [8:24] (1) >
Wharf Rat [8:58] >
Not Fade Away [9:07]

Encore    

Foolish Heart [8:34]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090321.mp3 

I hope you have a safe and sensational Labor Day weekend!

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod. 

 

"Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love 

Most of the time, they're sittin' and cryin' at home

One of these days they know they better be goin'
 
Out of the door and down to the street all alone"
 

We have a great second set for your Labor Day weekend enjoyment! This one is from the Greek Theater on August 19, 1989. This one certainly goes against the old thought that the band didn't really jam it out at the Greek.. We start with a fine 'China>Rider'.. the transition really catches fire! A wonderful opener, which then leads right into 'Playin' In the Band'.. the jamming here into a long, pretty, 'Uncle John's' is quite exploratory.  Always a delight, this version of 'Uncle John's' is pretty straight-ahead but nicely paced and sung. The transition into Drums>Space is quite well done. Space is quite exploratory and the accounts which I read say that Candace's lights and effects sync'd quite well to create the spaceship effect :) 

The transition into a smoking 'Other One' is on point, including a great Phil bomb. Healy does his effects on Weir's voice but they mostly work here. This is a great Other One! It leads to an explosive finish! 

In the ballad slot, Jerry brings out August West.. enough said.. they fly away beautifully. 

They close the set with a spirited 'Not Fade Away', then return for a rare 'Foolish Heart' encore. Not a throwaway :)

 

 

Grateful Dead
Greek Theater - University of California
Berkeley, CA 8/19/89 - Saturday    

Two    
China Cat Sunflower [6:32] >
I Know You Rider [5:58] ;
Playing In The Band [7:29] >
Uncle John's Band [13:00] >
Drums [7:12] >
Space [9:53] >
The Other One [8:24] (1) >
Wharf Rat [8:58] >
Not Fade Away [9:07]

Encore    

Foolish Heart [8:34]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090321.mp3 

I hope you have a safe and sensational Labor Day weekend!

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod. 

 

"Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love 

Most of the time, they're sittin' and cryin' at home

One of these days they know they better be goin'
 
Out of the door and down to the street all alone"

 

Sep 03, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 8/27/21
01:01:52

This week I came across a fun show from August 19, 1989 at the Greek Theater in Berkeley California.

The opener is so much fun -when you listen you just know you're in for a treat. A great 'Jack Straw' follows, played just at the right tempo :) 

Brent follows with 'We Can Run' - and its hard not to reflect on how little has changed.. 'Tennessee Jed' is always a good time, and Jerry really rips it up. Bobby belts out 'It's All Over Now' and then a great version of 'Loser' follows. I enjoy Weir's reading of Dylan next, and they end the set with a crowd favorite as Phil, breaks out 'Box of Rain'. 

 

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 8/19/89 - Saturday    

One    

Let the Good Times Roll [3:48] ;
Jack Straw [4:59] ;
We Can Run [5:09] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:46] ;
It's All Over Now [7:19] ;
Loser [7:13] %
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:44] ;
Box Of Rain [4:31]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082721.mp3 

 Thanks for your support that makes the Deadpod possible! 

Be well and take care my friends.. 

 "Summer flies and August dies.... "

Aug 27, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 8/20/21
01:55:09

This week's second set from Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City NJ, is one of the best of that year, in my opinion. It starts out with a smokin' Help>Slip>Frank, the Slipknot here is particularly great. A wonderful summertime 'Dancing In the Street' follows, then 'The Wheel', and 'Samson'.. again Phil is way up in the mix and I only wish I could hear him so well more often.. 'Roses' follows, with the '76 tempo.. personally I wish Donna was a bit farther up in the mix here. 

The rest of the set is classic Dead, starting off with a rockin' 'Not Fade Away' into Drums, then a wonderful, exploratory jam leading into the 'Other One'. This one knocks my socks off. Ship of Fools and Sugar Mag close the set with a Johnny B. Goode encore. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ 8/4/76 - Wednesday

Two    

Help On The Way [6:20] >
Slipknot! [10:21] >
Franklin's Tower [11:57] >
Dancing In The Street [14#:01] >
The Wheel [5:57] >
Samson And Delilah [6:50];[0:10] %
It Must Have Been The Roses [6:59]%[1:20] ;
Not Fade Away [6:40] >
Drums [3:48] >
The Other One Jam [5:43] >
Space Jam [5:#50] >
The Other One [5:03] >
Ship Of Fools [7:49] ;
Sugar Magnolia [11:21] (1)
Encore    
Johnny B. Goode [2:13#] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082021.mp3 

Be safe, and be well. 

Love is real not fade away. 

Aug 20, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 8/13/21
01:24:48

This week the Deadpod stays right in Jersey City, for this wonderful show from August of 1976. This show too, took place at Roosevelt Stadium on August 4, 1976. 

We start out with a long, dreamy 'Sugaree' - clocking in at over 14 minutes. Jerry is in good voice at this show, and you will notice that Phil is quite up front in this recording as well. These songs are all played at the slower pace characteristic of 1976, but I find the recording as well as the ensemble work quite pleasing. 

Other highlights for me include a lovely 'Row Jimmy' and a sweet 'Looks like Rain', Donna's voice here is quite lovely and compliments Bobby so well. 'Loser' is a personal favorite, always.  A rockin' 'Music Never Stops' is followed by a great version of 'Scarlet Begonias'. This version, not yet coupled with 'Fire on the Mountain', displays some unique twists in this almost 15 minute version.

 

Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ 8/4/76 - Wednesday

One    
Sugaree [14:12]
New Minglewood Blues [6:00]
Row Jimmy [11:34]
Big River [5:50]
Loser [9:44    ]
Looks Like Rain [7:30]
They Love Each Other [6:59]
The Music Never Stopped [6:25]
Scarlet Begonias [14:59] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081321.mp3 

 

Be well, be safe.. and as always my thanks for making the Deadpod possible.. 

Aug 13, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 8/6/21
01:53:36

I can think of no better way to celebrate the 'Days Between' than with this fabulous second set from Jerry's Birthday show on August 1, 1973 from Jersey City, New Jersey. 

All around excellence here. Just when you're settling in they give you a Dark Star for the ages - including probably the first 'mind left body jams'. They come up for air with 'El Paso' then deliver one of the all-time great 'Eyes of the World'. As if that is not enough, Jerry delivers a fabulous, emotional 'Morning Dew'.. 

Sugar Magnolia follows, and then a wonderful double encore - 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' into 'One More Saturday Night' 

 Happy Birthday Jerry indeed! 

 

Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ 8/1/73 - Wednesday

Two     [1:29:37] ;

Around And Around [5:14] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:48] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:02] ;
Row Jimmy [8:42] ;
Dark Star [25:34] >
El Paso [4:12] >
Eyes Of The World [17:27] >
Morning Dew [13:29] ;
Sugar Magnolia [9:10]

Encore    

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [9:20] >
One More Saturday Night [4:39]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod080621.mp3  

My thanks for listening and making the Deadpod possible.

Aug 06, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 7/30/21
01:04:20

While Jerry's birthday is not until Sunday, I felt that there could be no better way to start off the 'Days Between' than with this humdinger of a show from August 1st, 1973. I realize this is only days after last week's Deadpod fom Watkins Glen, but, hey its one of the few, and probably the greatest of Jerry's Birthday show with the band. Now this version of the events is captured on what I feel is an excellent audience recording. The existing soundboard, especially for this first set, is fairly degraded and I think this audience recording is quite good - I hope you agree. 

I'm a fan of the 'Sugaree' here, as well as Donna's  'You Ain't Woman Enough' which is a crowd pleaser. The 'Bird Song' that follows is excellent and features two nice jams. The rest of the set is quite well played, with the set ending with an unusually fine 'Casey Jones'. 

Next week I'll play set 2 - which will include a beautiful soundboard capture of a wonderful Dark Star.

 

Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ 8/1/73 - Wednesday    
One     [59:33] ;

The Promised Land [3:02] ;
Sugaree [7:51] ;
The Race Is On [2:57] ;
You Ain't Woman Enough [3:04] ;
Bird Song [10:51] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:19] ;
They Love Each Other [5:07] ;
Jack Straw [4:39] ;
Stella Blue [7:23] ;
Big River [4:38] ;
Casey Jones [6:42]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod073021.mp3 

This show took place on Garcia's 31st birthday.. August 1 would have marked his 79th! 

Thank you for listening and for your kind support of the Deadpod. 

 

 

Jul 30, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 7/23/21
01:31:02

I originally thought I would play Brent Mydland's last show with the band - 7/23/1990 - but at the last moment decided I would bring you something much happier - the famous soundcheck from the Watkins Glen festival that took place on July 27, 1973. 

Long a favorite among Deadheads, you've likely heard this before - but this is one of those performances that deserve to be listened to again from time to time - like using that good china that is collecting dust in the cabinet. This is a fine recording of the complete soundcheck - including Bill Graham's introduction - that captures what made this band so exciting during this peak period of their evolution. 

Only a few words are needed here as this will speak for itself.. listen to how animated Phil is right out of the gate - he drives that Promised Land and continues throughout! Bird Song has some wonderful moments where the band starts to take off into uncharted territory - a harbinger of things to come. 

Of course the 'star' here is the jam following Uncle.. this is paradigmatic Grateful Dead - unexpected, new, never to be repeated.

The 'Wharf Rat' that follows is just what is needed to bring things back to earth.. then !bang! 'Around and Around' to end things up...

 Grateful Dead
Grand Prix Racecourse
Watkins Glen, NY 7/27/73 - Friday
 

One

    
The Promised Land ;
Sugaree ;
Mexicali Blues ;
Bird Song ;
Big River ;
Tennessee Jed

Two    

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ;
Me And My Uncle ;
Jam >
Wharf Rat ;
Around And Around  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072321.mp3 

 

Enjoy. 

Jul 23, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 7/16/21
01:41:20

Hey Now! what a great second set this week as we explore the rest of the band's performance on September 26, 1972 at teh Stanley Theater in Jersey City, New Jersey. 

Right out of the gate we get a wonderful psychedelic ride with a 20 minute 'Playin In The Band'. Phil is all over this. They follow up with the very last performance of 'You Win Again'. 'El Paso' follows but things get sharp again with Half Step and Greatest Story Ever Told (albeit with a Donna wail). 'Tomorrow Is Forever' is the 2nd of 10 played in 72. Truckin' follows and turns into a monster jam with the Other One jam coming in around the 21 minute mark. This leads to the last 'Baby Blue' until 1974. The encore following the 'Sugar Mag', features a short but unique '26 Miles' tuning before 'Johnny B Goode' sends everyone home..

 

 

Grateful Dead
Stanley Theater
Jersey City, NJ
9/26/72 - Tuesday

Two    


Playing In The Band [21:15] ;
You Win Again [3:49] ;
El Paso [4:18] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:07] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [5:04] ;
Tomorrow Is Forever [5:22] ;
Truckin'[20:56] >
The Other One Jam [13:14] >
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [7:15] ;
Sugar Magnolia [8:36]

Encore    

26 Miles Tuning [0:24] >
Johnny B. Goode [3:41]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071621.mp3 

hope you are well.. thanks for hanging with us and for your support. 

 

Jul 16, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 7/9/21
01:25:09

A great show from a great run is showcased in this week's Deadpod. This is from September 26, 1972 at the Stanley Theater in Jersey City, New Jersey. The first show of a three night run, this features some great guitar work by Garcia throughout, even here in the first set. A fine 'Cold Rain and Snow' might be overlooked by the early 'He's Gone', but there is so much great music here. I love the 'Bird Song' and the 'Sugaree'. The band is loose throughout and I'm certain you'll enjoy this classic performance. 

Thanks to Steve for this suggestion and a Happy Birthday to him! 

Grateful Dead
Stanley Theatre
Jersey City, NJ
9/26/72 - Tuesday

One
     
The Promised Land [3:01] ;
Cold Rain And Snow [5:18] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:54] ;
He's Gone [14:32] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:23] ;
Deal [4:30] ;
Cumberland Blues [5:55] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:40] ;
Bird Song [11:05] ;
Big River [4:20] ;
Sugaree [7:26] ;
Around And Around [4:51] ;
Casey Jones [6:04] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070921.mp3  

Thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

 

 

Jul 09, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 7/2/21
01:28:58

Happy 4th of July! 

This week we present the second set of the band's performance from Anchorage Alaska on the summer solstice, June 21, 1980. 

This is a fine setlist, and most of the songs are quite well-played. I think 'Big Railroad Blues' is a great opener, and the Samson and Delilah' that follows is quite swell. The pre-drums 'Terrapin' has a wonderful segue into the jammin' 'Playin' in the Band'. 

Post-drums suffers a bit, but 'Stella Blue' is always a pleasure, and the band gave the fans in the Last Frontier, a nice double encore, with the obligatory 'One More Saturday Night' followed by a somewhat rate for the time period, 'Brokedown Palace'. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
West High Auditorium
Anchorage, AK 6/21/80 - Saturday

Two    

Big Railroad Blues [4:26] ;
Samson And Delilah [7:43] ;
Terrapin Station [11:59] >
Playing In The Band [13:45] >
Drums [7:#34] >
Space [4:52] >
Truckin' [8:54] >
Stella Blue [9:25] >
Sugar Magnolia [8:44]
Encore    
One More Saturday Night >
Brokedown Palace 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070221.mp3 

I hope you have a joyful and safe holiday! 

thank you for your support of the Deadpod! 

Jul 02, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 6/25/21
01:16:59

A summer solstice show to celebrate the arrival of summer, this comes to us from the band's only trip to Alaska back on June 21, 1980. This first set opens with a strong 'Sugaree', and Jerry continues to light it up on the Minglewood that follows. In fact most of these first set songs are quite strong and fast paced, I'd particularly call your attention to the 'Lazy Lightni'>Supplication', Brent's work on 'Far From Me' and the closing 'Feel Like a Stranger' all of which really work well. 

1980 was a very good year, in my opinion, and while this may not be one of the very best shows of the year, it is a pleasure to listen to and I hope you enjoy it.. We'll have the second set next week. 

 

Grateful Dead
West High Auditorium
Anchorage, AK 6/21/80 - Saturday

One

Sugaree>
New Minglewood Blues
Candyman
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Loser
Lazy Lightnin'>
Supplication
Far From Me
Ramble on Rose
Feel Like a Stranger

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062521.mp3 

I hope your Summer is the best ever! 

thanks for your support

Jun 25, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 6/18/21
01:57:12

This week we present the second set from the band's historic run at RFK Stadiuim in Washington D. C. the weekend of June 9, 1973. 

This is a fine, long, wall-of-sound, show and it's no wonder that it ranked highly in Dick Latvala's estimation (https://gdsets.com/latvala/1973_06_09.jpg)

While there is some confusion over the exact start of this setlist, I'm choosing to include the Greatest Story Ever Told as the opener. The band then moves into an excellent China>Rider, although some have thought that Jerry was a bit too 'relaxed' in singing the 'wish I was a headlight' line. The 'He's Gone' that follows is slow and soulful, but the pace picks up in the 'Truckin' that follows. If you listen to the transition into the excellent 'Playin' In the Band' that follows you'll hear a nod to 'Here Comes Sunshine' .. while there is no drums/space in this set, the jam that happens in 'Playin' is an excellent substitute. 

Of the rest of the set, 'Big River' is very hot, and the 'Eyes of the World' is just exactly perfect. The 'China Doll' that follows is soulful, to say the least. Sugar Magnolia follows, I'm not sure if that was an encore or whether they were simply exhausted on this hot, humid day in D.C.

 

Grateful Dead
RFK Stadium
Washington, DC 6/9/73 - Saturday

Two     

Greatest Story Ever Told
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider ;
He's Gone [14:12] >
Truckin' [12:09] >
Playing In The Band [20:19#] ;
Loser [6:07] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:52] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [6:36] ;
Big River [4:15] ;
Eyes Of The World [11:21] >
China Doll [5:23] ;
Sugar Magnolia [7:01#]  

 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061821.mp3  

Have a fabulous week! and thanks for your kind support! 

Jun 18, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 6/11/21
01:28:46

This week we bring you a fine recording of an often overlooked gem from the Summer of 1973. This comes to us from RFK Stadium in Washington DC on Saturday, June 9, 1973. This date is often overlooked in favor of the next day (which we played back in '08). On both dates, the band shared the bill with the Allman Brothers. On this very hot day, the Dead opened, and played two excellent sets. 

The first set, which we'll hear this week, while not featuring any extended jams, nevertheless delivers some fantastic versions of many of their favorites. As with most shows from '73 there are too many treats to mention here, however I would advise you to listen in particular to the 'Loose Lucy'. With a flub on the last verse, Garcia leads the boys on an excellent blues flavored jam, which for me is the highlight  of the set. Phil delivers a wonderful vocal performance on 'Box of Rain' as well.

 

Grateful Dead
RFK Stadium
Washington, DC 6/9/73 - Saturday 


One     


The Promised Land ;
Deal ;
Looks Like Rain ;
They Love Each Other ;
Jack Straw ;
Loose Lucy ;
Mexicali Blues ;
Row Jimmy ;
El Paso ;
Box Of Rain ;
Sugaree ;
Beat It On Down The Line ;
Tennessee Jed 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061121.mp3 

A great example of the wonders of the Wall of Sound! 

thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod. itu

Jun 11, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 6/4/21
01:31:36

Here is the second set of the band's performance at the 'In Concert Against AIDS' event that took place on May 27, 1989 at Oakland California. 

Clarence Clemmons sits in on the first four songs of set 2 and the closing Lovelight, and I think to particularly nice effect on the 'Fire On the Mountain' and 'Lovelight'. There are two very nice Brent tunes here - a good version of 'Blow Away' and a sweet 'I Will Take You Home' out of space. 

Jerry delivers a perfect version of 'Wharf Rat' out of  'The Other One' and the 'Lovelight' provides a great rocking ending to the set. The pretty 'Brokedown Palace' encore is a nice way to end the set... 

 

Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium
Oakland, CA 5/27/89 - Saturday    

Two    

Hell In A Bucket (1) ;
Fire On The Mountain (1) ;
Blow Away (1) ;
Truckin' (1) ;
Drums ;
Space ;
I Will Take You Home ;
The Other One ;
Wharf Rat ;
Turn On Your Love Light (1)

Encore    

Brokedown Palace (1)
In Concert Against AIDS. (1) with Clarence Clemons on saxophone. 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060421.mp3 

 

Jun 04, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 5/28/21
58:27

Hey Now! Summer is here and the time is right... :) Anyway I think this is a fun show for this Memorial Day weekend - not a great show, but a fun show.. this is from May 27, 1989 - 'In Concert Against AIDS'. The band appeared with several other groups (most notably perhaps John Fogerty who Bobby and Jerry shared the stage with), and this set features Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band on much of the songs. The first set features some uptempo numbers including an opening 'Touch of Gray' and an excellent 'Iko, Iko' Brent and Phil are front and center here as well, and while Clarence isn't everyone's cup of tea here, I personally enjoy his contributions not only on Iko, but on Bird Song and Promised Land especially.. 

 

Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium
Oakland, CA 5/27/89 - Saturday    

One    

Touch Of Grey ;
Greatest Story Ever Told ;
Althea ;
Walkin' Blues ;
Iko Iko (1) ;
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (1) ;
Bird Song (1) ;
The Promised Land (1)
In Concert Against Aids. (1) with Clarence Clemons on saxophone.

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052821.mp3  

I hope you have a most excellent Memorial Day weekend !! 

May 28, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 5/21/21
01:28:21

This week we continue with the second set of the band's performance from The Ohio State University on September 30, 1976. This features an unusual setlist starting with an unexpected and rather powerful 'Lazy Lightning', and then, after some lyrical stumbles, goes into a heated 'Supplication'. 'It Must Have Been the Roses' starts out somewhat slowly but builds to a very nice finish. An excellent 'Samson and Delilah' follows, with Phil throwing out some snappy bass lines. The band then moves into the jamming portion of the show, with 'Saint Stephen' followed by a neat little jam before heading into a powerful 'Not Fade Away'. Drums moves into a dark murky place before we hear the opening chords of a fine 'Wharf Rat' which follows. They then move into the 'Not Fade Away' reprise, then a short 'Saint Stephen' reprise before closing the set, a bit clumsily, with 'Around and Around'. 

The encore however is quite a treat, as they return for a intense and powerful 'Morning Dew'.

 

Grateful Dead
Mershon Auditorium - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 9/30/76 - Thursday

Two    
Lazy Lightnin' [3:15] >
Supplication [4:49]
It Must Have Been The Roses [7:08]
Samson And Delilah [7:36] ;
Saint Stephen [4:52] >
Jam [5:23] >
Not Fade Away [7:43] >
Drums [5:49] >
Wharf Rat [11:#14] >
Not Fade Away [3:43] >
Saint Stephen [0:57] >
Around And Around [6:52]

Encore    
Morning Dew [13:58] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052121.mp3  

Thank you for your kind support. 

 

"Love is real, Not Fade Away"

 

 

May 21, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 5/14/21
01:23:57

I'm going to shuffle the deck a little bit and bring you a real treat, a show from the fall of 1976. This comes to us from September 30, 1976 at Mershon Auditorium at The Ohio State University. This special request from a friend of the Deadpod features a fantastic first set. The opening 'Music Never Stopped' is quite unique - and features some wonderful playing by Garcia in the cresendo leading into a sweet 'Sugaree'. 

'Looks Like Rain' has a nice interplay between Bob and Donna, and 'El Paso' has a nice galloping tempo thanks to Phil. The real fireworks come with the fabulous 'Crazy Fingers' that follows.. to me the highlight of the set, although some would argue that the set closing 'Scarlet Begonias' deserves those accolades.. I'll let you decide ;) 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Mershon Auditorium - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 9/30/76 - Thursday

One    
The Music Never Stopped [5:56]
Sugaree [9:44]  
New Minglewood Blues [4:30]  
Ramble On Rose [7:19]
Looks Like Rain [6:02]  
Peggy-O [8:25]  
El Paso [4:10]
Crazy Fingers [15:02] >
It's All Over Now [5:14]  
Scarlet Begonias [10:14]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051421.mp3  

May 14, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 5/7/21
01:41:06

This week's Deadpod brings us the second set of the band's fine performance at Cal Expo on May 4, 1991. They continue what has been a solid show, opening with the perhaps odd choice of 'Victim or the Crime'. That darkness has to give however as they then move onto a wonderful 'Crazy Fingers' and 'Playin In the Band'. It sounds for a bit at the end of the latter that they will move into Drums, but Jerry and Phil instead turn the sound around to a nice version of  'Uncle John's Band'. 

Post-drums features a strong 'Miracle' into a fine version of 'Standing on the Moon'. I find this to be a great version of this powerful tune, as Garcia and company show how they've infused this song with the power and passion that makes it one of the great later day ballads in their repertoire. 

Being Saturday, they then close the set with 'One More Saturday Night' and return with a 'Touch' encore. 

I think its a fine set and hope you enjoy it as well. 

Grateful Dead
Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento, CA  5/4/91 - Saturday

Two    

Victim Or The Crime ;
Crazy Fingers ;
Playing In The Band ;
Uncle John's Band >
Drums >
Space >
I Need A Miracle >
Standing On The Moon ;
One More Saturday Night

Encore    

Touch Of Grey 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050721.mp3 

 

'oh oh what I want to know, where does the time go?"

 

thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod 

 

May 07, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 5/1/21
01:18:39

This week on the Deadpod we feature a Kentucky Derby Day performance by the band back in 1991. This was at Cal Expo, in Sacramento California on May 4, 1991. 

The band starts out hard and tight with a roaring 'Hell In a Bucket'. They are without Hornsby here, and in some ways sound tighter and more together (although I'm well aware that opinions differ on how Vince sounds here). The 'Sugaree' that follows is very good, with Garcia really ramping it up in the solo. 

I think that the version of 'The Race Is On' here is a real winner. 'Row Jimmy' is always fun to hear and they also feature 'New Speedway Boogie' which they broke out during the Spring tour that year.

 

Grateful Dead
Cal Expo Amphitheater
Sacramento, CA  5/4/91 - Saturday
One    

Hell In A Bucket ;
Sugaree ;
New Minglewood Blues ;
Loser ;
The Race Is On ;
Row Jimmy ;
When I Paint My Masterpiece ;
New Speedway Boogie ;
The Music Never Stopped 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod043021.mp3 

Hoping you have a fine Derby weekend, and a fine May to follow! 

thanks for your support

 

Apr 30, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 4/23/21
01:07:06

This week the Deadpod goes back to the Spring of 1969 for a set the Dead played in Chicago at a place either called 'The Electric Theater' or the 'Kinetic Playground' depending on where you look :) 

While this is a short set, the story goes that the Velvet Underground was on the same bill, and played before the Dead. Apparently they played a very long set and the Dead were left with only enough time for a short set. The story goes that the Dead returned the favor the next night... 

Their set opens with a rather sloppy 'Hard To Handle' - apparently Jerry was experimenting with using the pedal steel on this one, and it doesn't come off so well. 'Doin' That Rag' follows and has a nice jam in it, but they really get going with the 'Good Morning Little Schoolgirl' that follows  - some classic Pigpen here and throughout. An early 'Morning Dew' follows, then, unfortunately, Bobby's Yellow Dog story. 

The set closes with two excellent pieces, 'Sitting on Top of the World' and and a great 'Lovelight'. 

 

Grateful Dead
Electric Theater
Chicago, IL 4/25/69 - Friday

One -

Hard to Handle [4:25] %
Doin' That Rag [7:32] %
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [11:28] %
Morning Dew [7:32] %
Yellow dog story [1:58] %
Sitting on Top of the World [3:46] %
Turn On Your Love Light [23:30] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042321.mp3  

Have a great week! and thanks for your support! 

 

 

 

 

Apr 23, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 4/16/21
01:28:06

We have a very fine second set this week from the Grateful Dead's performance at the Hartford Civic Center on April 18, 1982. While the show is known for the famous 'Earthquake Space' that Phil creates following drums, the interplay throughout is wonderful from all the members of the band and this fine recording captures that fun and joy completely. I would draw your attention in particular to the wonderful 'Samson and Delilah' here. Bob and Jerry really spice this one up wonderfully. It's a fine set list in its entirety including a nice 'Playin' In the Band' and 'Eyes of the World', the later a bit faster than its 70s versions but still having the capacity to make our spirts soar. 

The post-drums setlist is no snoozer either, with 'The Other One' leading into a fine 'Black Peter'. 'Sugar Mag' leads into a nice 'Playin' reprise, and they end with a spirited 'Sugar Magnolia'. After all this I think they can be excused for the 'Don't Ease' encore ;) 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, CT
4/18/82 - Sunday
 
Two    

Cold Rain And Snow >
Samson And Delilah ;
Ship Of Fools ;
Playing In The Band >
Eyes Of The World >
Drums >
Space (1) >
The Other One >
Black Peter >
Sugar Magnolia >
Playing In The Band >
Sunshine Daydream

Encore    

Don't Ease Me In

Comments     (1) Earthquake Space 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

https://bit.ly/3dkRkB9

I hope this finds everyone doing well and feeling the warmth of Spring. 

thank you for your kind support! 

Apr 16, 2021
Dead show/podcat for 4/9/21
01:20:25

This week we have the first set of a legendary show from April 18, 1982 in Hartford CT.

Those of you familiar with either the history of the Grateful Dead or of San Francisco know that April 18, 1906 was the date of the great San Francisco Earthquake, and this show is famous for its legendary 'Earthquake Space'. Since I prefer presenting complete shows, and since this first set is quite good on its own merits, we'll hear it this week, and the second set, complete with the 'earthquake space' next.

This one starts with a rocking 'Bertha' into 'Promised Land'. A pretty 'Friend of the Devil' leads into a rather mellow 'CC Rider'. 'Ramble on Rose' is notable for how great Jerry's voice sounds. After the cowboy polka, 'Althea' is a favorite of mine. 'Big Railroad Blues' has Brent really hitting the mark, I think you'll enjoy it, and the 'Let It Grow' is probably the highlight of this set.

 

Grateful Dead
Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, CT
4/18/82 - Sunday

One

Bertha >
The Promised Land ;
Friend Of The Devil >
C C Rider ;
Ramble On Rose ;
Me And My Uncle >
Mexicali Blues ;
Althea >
Looks Like Rain ;
Big Railroad Blues ;
Let It Grow

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040921.mp3

Apr 09, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 4/2/21
01:25:52

This week we are fortunate enough to hear the second set of the band's fine performance from March 20, 1977 at the Winterland in San Francisco. A Sunday show, this set starts out appropriately enough with a great 'Samson and Delilah'. A beautiful 'Row Jimmy' follows with very soulful Garcia vocals.

The heart of this set comes with the St. Stephen>Other One> Stella Blue combo. Following the excellent St. Stephen, Phil drops into 'The Other One' on a dime. This one contains some great jamming, and in particular the ending where Garcia develops a unique and beautiful transition to the wonderful 'Stella Blue'.

They rock it out after that but close with a nice double encore, including the fifth time they play 'Terrapin'..

 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 3/20/77 - Sunday

Two

Samson And Delilah [8:17] ;
Row Jimmy [10:00] ;
The Promised Land [4:05] ;
Saint Stephen [9:49] >
The Other One [14:48] >
Stella Blue [8:57] ;
Around And Around [7:58]
Encore
U.S. Blues [5:57] ;
Terrapin Station [10:47]


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040221.mp3

My thanks for your kind support.

 

Apr 02, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 3/26/21
01:10:53

Spring has sprung a bit earlier than usual here in the north, and it's a perfect time to break out the sweet, silky sounds of the Grateful Dead from 1977.. Here's a beauty from March 20, 1977 at the Winterland in San Francisco. 

As usual its marked by the extremely smooth and intricate ensemble playing that characterize the year. The band is clearly paying attention to and responding to each other. I'd argue that every song in this first set has its moments - there's even a fun little Jerry run in El Paso. Deal builds and builds to a rousing climax. Cassidy shows off a beautiful arrangement highlighting every member's contribution to the whole. Peggy-O is slow and sweet, love Keith's piano here and Jerry has some runs I've not heard before. 

It seems unfair not to single out each of these songs for their beauty..this is a remarkably nice recording as well,  but I just want to also point to the stand-alone Scarlet Begonias that ends this first set.  

Never miss a Sunday show ) 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 3/20/77 - Sunday    

One    

New Minglewood Blues [4:46] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:35] ;
El Paso [4:12] ;
Deal [5:32] ;
Cassidy [4:29] ;
Peggy-O [7:15] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:41] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:18] ;
Estimated Prophet [8:01] ;
Scarlet Begonias [12:45] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032621.mp3 

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

"Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine"

Mar 26, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 3/19/21
01:30:12

This week's Deadpod features an outstanding second set (only) from March 13, 1982 in Reno Nevada. 

While I wish there existed a soundboard of the first set to match this exquisite recording I decided there was no reason not to let you enjoy this great set because it didn't exist. 

This set starts out with a powerful reading of 'Feel Like a Stranger' into 'Franklin's Tower'. Jerry is all over both of these with some really sparkling runs, and Brent has come into his own by this time as a member of the band and shines throughout. This show took place the night after John Belushi's death, and that might account for the aborted 'He's Gone' that follows 'Estimated', the band instead going into a beautiful 'Eyes of the World'.  

Drums and Space are quite good as well, pay particular attention to the jam leading into 'The Other One' where many locate a 'Lucy in the Skies' or 'Dear Prudence' jam.. 

The mournful 'Black Peter' seems a good fit on this evening before the band closes out with the rockin' 'Around and Around' and 'Good Lovin'

The 'Don't Ease' encore is missing from this tape, unfortunately. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Centennial Coliseum
Reno, NV 3/13/82 - Saturday

Two    

Feel Like A Stranger >
Franklin's Tower >
Estimated Prophet >
Eyes Of The World >
Drums >
Space >
The Other One >
Black Peter  >
Around And Around >
Good Lovin' 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031921.mp3 

"I want to say to my sisters and my brothers
Keep the faith
When the storm flies and the wind blows
Go on at a steady pace"

 

 

Mar 19, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 3/12/21
01:09:52

A rare but lovely third set is up on this week's Deadpod.. from Winterland in San Francisco, the first show the band played in 1974 on February 22, 1974. 

'Hello baby I'm gone goodbye'... as the band opens this set with a beautiful 'Mississippi Half-Step'... love Garcia's silkly guitar on this one.. Bobby revs it up with a smokin' 'Promised Land', nice work by Keith on the piano here. They switch gears completely with a slow, soulful 'Brokedown Palace', but follow up with a great 'Jack Straw'. 

The heart of this set follows however with a beautiful 'Eyes', then 'China Doll' and 'Wharf Rat'.. 'Sugar Mag' brings this monster show to a close, but they follow with a 'Uncle John's Band' encore.. 

Enjoy. 

 Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 2/22/74 - Friday    

Three    
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:50] ;
The Promised Land [3:37] ;
Brokedown Palace [5:28] ;
Jack Straw [4:10#] ;
Eyes Of The World >
China Doll >
Wharf Rat >
Sugar Magnolia
Encore    
Uncle John's Band 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031221.mp3  

 

thanks to all

Mar 12, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 3/5/21
56:45

Here's a fine set of music for your Friday courtesy of the Grateful Dead back on February 22, 1974.We continue from last week with the second of three sets that the band favored us with to begin their quintessential 1974 tour. A fine recording here captures the nuances of Keith on Piano and of course the rest of the band's interplay which is especially notable on the wild 'Truckin' and the jams that follow. 'The Race is On' is a perfect way to bring in Spring, and don't overlook the 'China>Rider'; of course you're familiar with it, but this is a most excellent version. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 2/22/74 - Friday    

Two    
Tennessee Jed [7:49] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:58] ;
Ship Of Fools [5:31] ;
The Race Is On [3:03] ;
China Cat Sunflower [8:51] >
I Know You Rider [5:26] ;
Truckin' [7:47] >
Nobody's Fault But Mine [3:07] >
Jam [2:29] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:14]  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030521.mp3 

 

thank you for your support. 

Let's practice kindness when we can, and we always can

Mar 05, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 2/26/21
01:25:08

 

The Dead opened up 1974 with this week's show from Winterland on February 22, 1974. They picked up where they left off in 1973 with a long smoker of a show - we'll hear set 1 this week and set 2 next week. Notable moments include a 22 beat start to 'Beat It On Down The Line', some great Keith throughout, a lovely 'It Must Have Been The Roses', the elusive 'Loose Lucy' and to top everything off, a very long and spacy 'Playin' In the Band' which closes the set and is punctuated with Garcia teasing the 'Slipknot!' jam in several spots. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 2/22/74 - Friday    

One
 
U.S. Blues [5:27] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:22] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:52] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:36] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [4:43] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:53] ;
They Love Each Other [5:39] ;
Big River [5:08] ;
Loose Lucy [6:35] ;
El Paso [4:33] ;
Row Jimmy [8:30] ;
Playing In The Band [20:55]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022621.mp3 

 

thanks for your kind support

Feb 26, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 2/19/21
01:37:49

This week we do a little carryover from Fat Tuesday with this Mardi Gras set from February 7, 1989 at the Kaiser in Oakland California. 

The set starts with the sounds of the Mardi Gras parade, backed of course by Mickey and Billy on drums. The band starts with a rather unique introduction to Iko, Iko, but its certainly a good choice for the date. The 'Victim' that follows starts as a total train wreck, but does settle down into a trancelike beat. Brent's 'We Can Run' follows, with its warning that seems as ominous as ever. A nice 'Uncle John's Band' takes us into drums. A nice 'Wheel' flows out of Space, and the post-drums highlight to my ears is a fine version of 'Foolish Heart'. 'Good Lovin' closes the set, but Jerry gives us a nice 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' to end the evening and this fine recording.

 

Grateful Dead
February 7, 1989 - Tuesday
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - Oakland, CA

Two    

Iko Iko ;
Victim Or The Crime ;
We Can Run ;
Uncle John's Band ;
Drums ;
Space ;
The Wheel ;
Throwing Stones ;
Foolish Heart ;
Good Lovin'
Encore    
Knockin' On Heaven's Door 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021921.mp3 

thank you my friends for your kind support

 

 

Feb 19, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 2/12/21
01:04:33

Seeing as how Fat Tuesday is coming right up... I decided to feature a Dead show that took place on Fat Tuesday back in 1989.. This one from Oakland on 2/7/1989. 

This is a fairly newly released UltraMatrix recording, and I think it sounds great. The first set which we present this week, features two very new (at the time) numbers - the first performance of 'Just a Little Light' and the second, of 'Standing on the Moon'. Naturally these sound different than what they would become, but I love hearing them when they are shinny and new ;) 

Bobby does an excellent job on the the Dylan tune and I think Jerry is nailing it throughout. 

Next week we'll hear the second set, complete with sounds from the Mardi Gras parade.

 

Grateful Dead
February 7, 1989 - Tuesday
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - Oakland, CA
Set 1:

Tuning
Hey Pocky Way
Jack Straw >
Loser
Walkin' Blues
Just A Little Light >
Standing On The Moon
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Bird Song

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021221.mp3

I hope that you and yours are well... 

 

RIP Grayful Dave :(  a kind Deadhead lost to Covid

Feb 12, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 2/5/21
01:02:38

Hey Now! It was such a cold and snowy day I almost didn't get this one ready but never fear.. we have a great set this week featuring some wonderful Pigpen and early, high-energy Grateful Dead.  As promised we have the remainder of the show from January 24, 1971 at the Seattle Center in Seattle Washington. 

It starts with Bobby saying they were 'running short on time' and then they proceed to play another 35 minutes or so of high voltage jammin' Dead music. Pig is in prime form on Lovelight which goes into Not Fade Away, then into Goin' Down the Road before returning into Lovelight.. Following a frantic drums, the band closes with another high-energy, Good Lovin'. 

 

Grateful Dead
Seattle Center Arena
Seattle, WA 1/24/71 - Sunday

Two    

Turn On Your Love Light >
Not Fade Away >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
Turn On Your Love Light >
Drums >
Good Lovin' 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020521.mp3

Take care of yourselves and each other! 

thank you for your kind support ;) 

Feb 05, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 1/29/21
55:40

I guess I just can't get enough of that good stuff.. .. :) but at any rate this week I've decided to bring you a rather rare treat. Back in 1971, the band finished a short, 3 show swing in the Northwest with this blistering performance in a small venue in Seattle on a Sunday night. This took place on January 24, 1971. This one is sparkin' from beginning to end, but I've split it up so we will hear part 1 this week and part 2 next week. It starts appropriately, with Truckin', then a wonderful China>Rider, which includes an incredible transition between the two. Pigpen follows with  the old blues standard - 'It Hurts Me Too'. A blistering Cumberland Blues follows, then a better than average 'Casey Jones' - Pig has some nice organ work here!  Sugar Mag closes set one in fine fashion and I can only imagine that everyone was dancing now! I've included the great Pigpen version of  'Hard to Handle' which opened set 2, and gives you a hint of things to come next week. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Seattle Center Arena
Seattle, WA 1/24/71 - Sunday

One
Truckin'
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider  
It Hurts Me Too  
Cumberland Blues  
Casey Jones  
Sugar Magnolia
Two    
Hard To Handle  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012921.mp3

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

 

Jan 29, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 1/22/21
01:37:24

 It's a new year but I've decided to go *way* back for some primal Dead on this week's Deadpod. 

This comes to us from January 17th, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco. What a treasure of early/classic tunes we have here! Now I'll admit, the sound is sometimes muddy and the vocals are at times less than clear.. however give the age and provinance of this recording I thought it very worth listening to and hope you enjoy it as well. 

Some of the highlights of course are Pigpen on the Lovelight, and check out the fast pacing throughout. Jerry sounds so different on China Cat! I always love hearing the old 'New Potato Caboose' and 'Born Cross-eyed', but what is probably the highlight is the great almost 16 minute 'Spanish Jam'. 

The sound is psychedelic throughout, and if you can overlook the flaws I think you will enjoy this return to some of the roots of our favorite band! 

 

Grateful Dead
Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco, CA 1/17/68 - Wednesday    

One    

Turn On Your Love Light [15:22] %
Dark Star [#4:48] >
China Cat Sunflower [4:04] >
The Eleven [10:01] >
New Potato Caboose [8:30] >
Born Cross-Eyed [2:34] >
Spanish Jam [15:47]
 

Two     

Beat It On Down The Line [2:52] ;
Morning Dew [7:43] ;
Cryptical Envelopment >
The Other One >
Cryptical Envelopment [10:05] ;
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [13:49] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012221.mp3

 

Thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

... and leave it on! 

 

Jan 22, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 1/15/21
01:09:58

This week we wind up our 'holiday' series of Deadpods with the fabulous third set from the band's New Year's Eve performance in Oakland on December 31st, 1982. This third set features guest  appearances with Etta James and the Tower of Power horns. The band clearly has a blast here, and despite it being the third set play with a great deal of passion and energy.. Phil opens with that familiar bass line from 'Lovelight' and Bobby leads them into it. After a couple of verses and a quite interesting solo from Garcia, Bobby introduces Etta James who takes command of the song, and indeed most of the set! This is a great blues set with 'Tell Mama' coming next. They slow things down with a funky 'Baby What You Want Me To Do' but then the spirit of Pigpen returns with a fine 'Hard to Handle' - Etta is really digging Garcia's work here as you'll hear. They close with a fine 'Midnight Hour' to wind down the set. 

The boys come back, by themselves to deliver a sweet 'Brokedown Palace' encore. On the tape we get to hear Bill Graham send the crowd home as only he would... 

 

Oakland Auditorium
Oakland, CA 12/31/82 - Friday
Three    
Turn On Your Love Light >
Tell Mama ;
Baby What You Want Me To Do ;
Hard To Handle ;
In The Midnight Hour
Encore    
Brokedown Palace
Comments     Third set with Etta James and tower of Power

 

 

 

 

 

 


Now I decided since this was  a shorter set, to include some music I've been wanting to play over the holidays that is just a hot little jam.. this comes from a set variously labeled 'Mickey and the Heartbeats' or 'Jerry Garcia and Friends'.. from Christmas eve, 1968 at the Matrix in San Francisco. I think the sound is out of sight for such an old tape.. 

 

The Matrix
San Francisco CA, 12/24/68 - Tuesday
Mickey & The Heartbeats
Jam 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011521.mp3

 

Thanks so much for your kind support of the Deadpod!! 

 

a small reminder that we are also on Facebook and I post the links on Instagram weekly. 

 

Jan 15, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 1/8/21
01:19:14

 Hello Friends! 

Hope this week's Deadpod provides a bit of a respite from the storms swirling around our heads... this week we get to hear the second set from the band's New Year Eve performance on December 31, 1982. 

NYE is of course the one time of the year when everyone knew what was going to open the second set - and while you'll hear some decidedly 'un-grateful dead' like sound effects at the opening, Sugar Magnolia eventually comes through like ringing a bell, and the band, and Bobby, do an excellent job of celebrating the entrance of a new year. Jerry then goes into a fine 'Sugaree' in noticeably better voice :) 'Man Smart (Woman Smarter) comes next with a nice long guitar intro. Everyone offers some fine contributions here. This ends suddenly, but Jerry brings out 'Ship of Fools' and delivers it quite soulfully. After some searching, the band goes into 'Playin' then drifts into drums and sp;ace. Eventually they launch 'Not Fade Away' with a powerful Brent intro. This one had John Cipollina joining the band, although his contributions are a bit hard to pick out. Instead of turning into 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' (which it seems Garcia is going into) he instead brings out 'Deal'. They finish the set with a great return to 'Sunshine Daydream' and after a nice jam at the end Bobby announces that they will return in a couple minutes - for the third set we'll hear next week. 

 

Oakland Auditorium
Oakland, CA 12/31/82 - Friday
Two    
Sugar Magnolia >
Sugaree >
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ;
Ship Of Fools ;
Playing In The Band >
Drums >
Space >
Not Fade Away ;
Deal >
Sunshine Daydream

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010821.mp3

 

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

"Though I would not caution all
I still might warn a few
Don't lend your hand to raise no flag
Atop no ship of fools"

 

 

Jan 08, 2021
Dead Showhttps://four.libsyn.com/content_edit/index/mode/episode#main-social-tab/podcast for 1/1/21
52:52

 Happy New Year! 

From a request from a longtime frirend of the Deadpod - I've decided to celebrate the end of 2020 with this fun and raucous show from NYE 1982. I'll present this one over the next couple weeks and hope can feel and enjoy the fun that the band and everyone in attendance had on this special night 39 years ago. 

The first set which we'll hear this week is a bit short, but still well played and tight. Garcia's voice is a bit creaky but he makes up for it with some very nice work on the guitar. A long 'C.C. Rider' has Mathew Kelly sitting in, but I believe Brent adds much to this one (and throughout the set). 'Cumberland Blues' is for me the highlight here as Jerry really brings some nice licks. Brent delivers a short but nice 'Far From Me', Weir is forceful as usual on 'Cassidy' and a bit screechy at times on 'Looks Like Rain' but these are fine versions. 'Ramble On Rose' always brings a smile, and a 'Day Job' to end the year seems quite appropriate.

 

Oakland Auditorium
Oakland, CA 12/31/82 - Friday
One    
Cold Rain And Snow ;
C C Rider ;
Cumberland Blues ;
Far From Me ;
Cassidy ;
Ramble On Rose ;
Looks Like Rain ;
Keep Your Day Job 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010121.mp3

 A word of thanks for your kind support over the holidays and throughout this last, difficult year. I very much appreciate your kindness. May these songs fill the air with much joy and well being this next year!

"Sometimes when the cuckoo's crying
When the moon is half way down
Sometimes when the night is dying
I take me out and I wander around
I wander round"

Jan 01, 2021
Dead Show/podcast for 12/25/20
01:53:25

 Merry Christmas! 

I hope that this edition of the Deadpod finds you safe and warm with those you love. I hope the music brings a smile and a memory of happier times and places.. It is my reward to think that it makes someone a little happier.. 

 

this week the second set form the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis Missouri on December 12, 1971. 

This one starts with a fabulous Pigpen 'Good Lovin', followed by a sweet 'Brokedown Palace'. It includes, just for Christmas, a fun 'Run Rudolph Run', and a beautiful 'Comes a Time'. The most interesting segment is probably post-drums, when we get a unique 'Other One>Sitting On Top of the World>Other One'. 

I hope you enjoy the music. 

 

Grateful Dead
Fox Theatre
St. Louis, MO 12/10/71 - Friday
Two    
Good Lovin' [18:50] ;
Brokedown Palace [5:28] ;
Playing In The Band [6:30] ;
Run Rudolph Run [3:10] ;
Deal [5:20] ;
Sugar Magnolia [7:21] ;
Comes A Time [7:34] ;
Truckin' [7:59] >
Drums [3:26] >
The Other One [13:35] >
Sittin' On Top Of The World [2:53] >
The Other One [6:02] >
Not Fade Away [6:01] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:18] >
Not Fade Away [1:00#]
Encore     One More Saturday Night [4:47] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122520.mp3 

 Thanks for listening, and of course for your kind support. 

Dec 25, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 12/18/20
01:16:56

 For your Christmas week enjoyment.. a stunner from very late Fall, 1971.. 

Pig and Keith were both in fine form on this night at the Fabulous Fox.. This first set is a fine, uptempo collection highlighted, I think with the two Pig tunes, 'Mr. Charlie' and 'Next Time You See Me', as well as a great 'Loser' and 'Jack Straw'. Jerry kind of misses some of the lyrics on 'Tennesee Jed' but makes up for that with some great guitar work on that one. 

I'll present the second set for your enjoyment Christmas morning.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Fox Theatre
St. Louis, MO 12/10/71 - Friday
One     
Bertha [5:52] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:01] ;
Mr. Charlie [3:46] ;
Loser [6:30] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:04] ;
Sugaree [7:16] ;
Jack Straw [4:54] ;
Next Time You See Me [4:06] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:08] ;
El Paso [4:21] ;
Big Railroad Blues [3:46] ;
Casey Jones [5:33] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121820.mp3 

Thank you for all the kindness and love.

 

Dec 18, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 12/11/20
01:29:18

This week we go back 30 years to the band's second set at McNichols Arena in Denver Colorado on December 13, 1990. 

I'm always a fan of a Help>Slip>Frank opener and here it heralds a fine show. A latter day 'Saint of Circumstance' is followed by a nice 'Eyes of the World' which opens up nicely towards the end as it goes into Drums and Space. The highlight of the set is the fine 'Other One' that comes post-drums and leads into 'Morning Dew'. 

Phil steps in after that with a great 'Box of Rain' to close the set, and the boys return for a 'US Blues' encore.

 

Grateful Dead
McNichols Arena
Denver, CO 12/13/90 - Thursday
Two     
Help On The Way >
Slipknot! >
Franklin's Tower ;
Saint Of Circumstance ;
Eyes Of The World >
Drums >
Space >
The Other One >
Morning Dew ;
Box Of Rain
Encore     U.S. Blues  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121120.mp3 

 Kind thanks for listening, and for your generous support. 

 

Dec 11, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 12/4/90
01:11:45

 We roll into December with a show from late fall 1990 - this one from McNichols Arena in Denver Colorado on December 13th, 1990. 

This is a fine, energetic show, and starts off with a very uptempo Jack Straw into Sugaree. 'Wang Dang Doodle' follows to get everyone dancin', then Jer slows it down a touch with 'Friend of the Devil'. 

Uncle>Big River contain some tasty Garcia tones, and I think the 'Ramble on Rose' that follows is appreciable different without Brent's touch, but still tight. Bobby brings out the 'Memphis Blues Again' and the boys end the set with their penultimate performance of Hornsby's 'Valley Road'.

 

Grateful Dead
McNichols Arena
Denver, CO 12/13/90 - Thursday
One    
Jack Straw >
Sugaree ;
Wang Dang Doodle ;
Friend Of The Devil ;
Me And My Uncle >
Big River ;
Ramble On Rose ;
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ;
Valley Road 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120420.mp3 

If you are interested, I featured the previous night of this run back in Nov-Dec 2014.. 

Stay well and be kind.... 

Dec 04, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 11/26/20
47:07

Happy Thanksgiving! 

As is our tradition, I present an acoustic Dead show for your pleasure this Thanksgiving morning. While it is becoming difficult to find an acoustic set (in good quality) that  I haven't presented before, this is a wonderful recording and while the songs will be familiar to you they are still a joy to listen to, I think. 

 

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA 10/13/80 - Monday    
One    
On The Road Again [2:52] ;
Bird Song [7:21] ;
El Paso [3:57] ;
To Lay Me Down [7:53] ;
Heaven Help The Fool [5:42] ;
Jack-A-Roe [3:50] ;
The Race Is On [2:43] ;
Deep Elem Blues [4:03] ;
Ripple [3:24]

 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112620.mp3  

Allow me to give my thanks to you, for it is a privilege to be able to present this music to you. I thank you for your attention, your kind comments and your support. 

I do so hope that this finds you and the ones you love healthy and safe, and that our world not simply return to 'normal' but becomes more peaceful and kind for all of us. 

 

Nov 26, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 11/20/20
01:03:17

Two factors influnced this week's Deadpod; first a request for more 1969 Dead from a friend of the 'pod, and secondly my desire to find a one-set tape that wouldn't run over into next week's Thanksgiving podcast. The result, I think, is this outstanding recording from October 25, 1969 at Winterland. 

Sure, its only four songs... but what songs these are.. I know I played a 'Dark Star' last week but I'm confident you'll forgive me when you hear this rendition, complete with the very first 'feeling groovy' jam..

The 'Lovelight' is totallly unique as well, with Steven Stills sitting in on guitar and vocals. Man I wish we had the rest of this night! 

Hope you enjoy it, and be sure and check on Thanksgiving morning  for the annual Thanksgiving day Deadpod... 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 10/25/69 - Saturday
One
Dark Star [21:42] >
Saint Stephen [6:00] >
The Eleven [9:26#] >
Turn On Your Love Light [21:57]*
Ending remarks from Bill Graham

* w/Steven Stills on guitar and vocals

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112020.mp3 

 

thanks for your support!!

Nov 20, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 11/13/20
01:40:28

 Here is an appropriate Dead show for Friday the 13th! This is the second set from the band's performance at the Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston on November 19th, 1972. A fine second set and while the tape has a few imperfections (the quality of the Sugar Mag>GDTRFB is degraded sadly)  I think overall it is certainly worth your time.. 

Why do I say its appropriate for a Friday the 13th? Take a good *long* listen to this Dark Star.. :) 

I'm going to leave the music speak for itself this week but I do hope you'll enjoy this fine 90 plus minutes of 1972 Grateful Dead. 

 Grateful Dead
Hofheinz Pavilion - University of Houston
Houston, TX 11/19/72 - Sunday    
Two - [1:36:00]  ;


The Promised Land [2:52] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:08] ;
El Paso [4:05] ;
Stella Blue [7:13] ;
Jack Straw [4:39] ;
Dark Star [30:53] >
Weather Report Suite Prelude >
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:05] ;
Around And Around [4:39] ;
Big Railroad Blues [3:48] ;
Sugar Magnolia [8:24] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:32] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111320.mp3 

 

thank you so much for listening, and for your kind support. 

Nov 13, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 11/6/20
01:43:20

 Long considered a classic show, I decided to start off our November here on the Deadpod with this gem from 1972.. from November 19th in Houston Texas. While this tape does have some faults I think overall it is well worth a listen.. The band was originally scheduled to play this show with the Allman Brothers, but the tragic death of bassist Barry Oakley the prior week left them to fill the evening alone - and they more than did.. 

The opening 'Bertha' suffers from poor mixing but that clears up in time.. nice versions of Uncle, Sugaree and BIODTL follow but things heat up with a wonderful 'Bird Song'. A still relatively new 'Black-Throated Wind' is quite entertaining. Another highlight is one of the best versions of both 'Box of Rain' and 'Tomorrow is Forever'.. Of course the 20 minute long 'Playin' In The Band' is a highlight for any of us who enjoy the spaces the band explores.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Hofheinz Pavilion - University of Houston
Houston, TX 11/19/72 - Sunday    
One    
Bertha ;
Me And My Uncle ;
Sugaree [6:47] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:02] ;
Bird Song [10:44] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:28] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:10] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:20] ;
Box Of Rain [4:40] ;
Tomorrow Is Forever [5:21] ;
Big River [4:07] ;
China Cat Sunflower [7:04] >
I Know You Rider [4:46] ;
Playing In The Band [20:12] ;
Casey Jones [5:48]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110620.mp3

Thank you for your support of the Deadpod !

Nov 06, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 10/30/20
01:11:56

We close out October.. and welcome Halloween :) with a great second set from October 21st, 1971 in Chicago. While this may be Keith Godchaux's second night of his tenure with the band, he sure doesn't sound tentative here - especially on his first 'Dark Star'! This one is made even more unusual when the band goes into 'Sittin' On Top of the World' then back into the Star.. (the first Sittin' since 11/5/70).The 'Brown Eyed Women' is only the 3rd time they've played it, and this is the second time for 'Ramble on Rose'.. The band is clearly stretching out and trying those new tunes that will come to perfection in the great shows of 1972. 

An unusual 'St.Stephen' leads into 'Johnny B.Goode' as a double encore - they'd only play Stephen twice more in '71 before putting it on the shelf until its return in 1976.

 

Grateful Dead
Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL 10/21/71 - Thursday    
Two    
Casey Jones ;
Me And My Uncle [2:48] ;
Dark Star [15:09] >
Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:16] >
Dark Star [2:03] >
Me And Bobby McGee [5:56] ;
Brown Eyed Women ;
Ramble On Rose [6:06] ;
Sugar Magnolia [6:08]
Encore    
Saint Stephen [5:49] >
Johnny B. Goode [3:54] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod103020.mp3

 Best wishes for a safe and fun Halloween!! 

thanks so much for your support.. 

 

Oct 30, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 10/23/20
01:26:39

This week's Deadpod features a show from the Fall tour of 1971.. this one was the 2nd night for Keith Godchaux in the keyboard seat.. and features a whole bunch of songs that were still finding their way in the repertoire.. in fact five songs in this first set are being played for the 2nd time.. the first time being the night before for Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw (with some out of tune guitars :), Mexicali Blues, Comes a Time and One More Saturday Night! 

For the most part these sound great.. and Keith really sounds like he's been here for much longer than one night as he sounds great in this set. Pigpen was home sick, but you'll still hear some of that organ that Keith plays at times. 

This was the last 'Frozen Logger' although it was so short here it hardly deserves mention.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL 10/21/71 - Thursday    
One
Truckin'
Loser
Beat It On Down The Line
Tennessee Jed
Playing In The Band [5:54]
Big Railroad Blues
Jack Straw
Cumberland Blues [4:57]
Comes A Time [6:52]
Mexicali Blues [3:11]
The Frozen Logger [0:13]
Cold Rain And Snow [5:22]
One More Saturday Night 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102320.mp3

My thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod

"

From day to day just letting it ride
You get so far away from how it feels inside
You can't let go 'cause you're afraid to fall
But the day may come when you can't feel at all"

 

 

 

Oct 23, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 10/16/20
01:22:51

This week we conclude our presentation of the band's performance from October 11, 1980 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. 

What great days when the band would perform three sets at a show! This is not a throw-away set by any means.. After a rather standard China>Rider things get very interesting 'Let It Grow' leading into Drums and Space, followed by a guest appearance by the late John Cipollina from Quicksilver Messenger Service. Together they do a most interesting post-drums, featuring a dreamy 'Not Fade Away' into 'Wharf Rat' into 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' and 'One More Saturday Night'. The boys return to send off the crowd with a sweet 'Brokedown Palace'. 

I do hope you enjoy this fine performance. 

 

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA 10/11/80 - Saturday
Three    
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider ;
Let It Grow >
Drums >
Space >
Not Fade Away >
Wharf Rat >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
One More Saturday Night
Encore    
 Brokedown Palace  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101620.mp3

 

"I know that the life I'm livin's no good
I'll get a new start, live the life I should
I'll get up and fly away,"

 

Oct 16, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 10/9/20
01:15:54

 Great set this week - the 2nd set from the band's performance at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on 10/11/80. 

Great quality tape - and right off they sound hot .. a wonderful 'Stranger' punctuated with some smoking guitar. Even the Mama Tried>Mexicali has some real smokin' licks. Personally I find the post-Donna 'Passenger' to be one of the best of this period.. really well done. There's nothign shabby here, and the closing Sailor>Saint has some great jamming in it. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA 10/11/80 - Saturday
Two    
Feel Like A Stranger [8:26] ;
They Love Each Other [7:07] ;
Mama Tried [2:33] >
Mexicali Blues [4:16] ;
Loser [7:32] ;
Passenger [4:44] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:14] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:21] ;
Althea [7:58] ;
Lost Sailor [6:32] >
Saint Of Circumstance [6:18]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100920.mp3

Hope you enjoy this.. and thank you so much for your support.. 

 

Oct 09, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 10/2/20
56:21

Here we are in October already?!! What an odd and unhappy year.. well I thought I'd try to brighten things a bit by paying homage to the acoustic sets the band played 40 years ago during the month of October 1980.. This week's Deadpod features one of those, a fine recording of the acoustic set from October 11, 1980 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco CA. 

While there's not a great deal of surprises here, the recording is very nice and warm and the performance is as well. While I often prefer to save these for the holidays, I think this is a good time to break out the fine china, as I sometimes put it.. I hope you enjoy. 

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA 10/11/80 - Saturday
One    
Dire Wolf [3:13] ;
Dark Hollow [3:50] ;
Rosalie McFall [2:47] ;
Cassidy [5:45] ;
Deep Elem Blues [4:53] ;
Monkey And The Engineer [2:21] ;
China Doll [4:56] ;
Heaven Help The Fool [6:15] ;
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie [6:24] >
Ripple [4:34] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100220.mp3

thank you all for your kindness

 

Oct 02, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 9/25/20
01:47:27

 This week the Deadpod presents the second set from the band's performance back on September 23, 1972 at Waterbury CT. Another quite long, very interesting set awaits as the band starts out rockin' with a trifecta of Promised Land>Bertha>Greatest Story to get the place going. After a nice 'Brown-Eyed Women' they break out Chuck Berry's 'Around and Around' for the first time in 105 shows (4/18/71). They follow that breakout with the first rendition of 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' in 156 shows (11/8/70). Perhaps the highlight of this follows with the last 'Crytpical Envelopment' performed until June of 1985. A massive 'Other One' flows out of drums and leads into the post-drum segment which would have made a quite respectable second set of its' own. Just listen to the incredible energy on that 'Sugar Magnolia'!

 

 

Grateful Dead
Palace Theatre
Waterbury, CT 9/23/72 - Saturday
Two

The Promised Land [2:52] >
Bertha [5:43] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:55] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:53] (2) ;
Around And Around [4:28] ;
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [7:28] ;
Cryptical Envelopment [1:59] >
Drums [3:25] >
The Other One [22:44] >
Wharf Rat [9:38] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:17] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:27] ;
Sugar Magnolia [8:05] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:00] >
Not Fade Away [5:#34] >
One More Saturday Night [4:42] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092520.mp3

 Enjoy and thanks for your kind support. 

Sep 25, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 9/18/20
01:35:43

This week we set the way-back machine to 1972, and travel to Waterbury CT, for a show the band played on September 23, 1972. The first set, which we will hear this week, while fairly standard for the period is still quite long compared to later day Dead sets. 

The start off with a still-new 'Big River' and I think this is a fine opener, shame they didn't leave it here more often.. There are a passel of great standards here in the first set, including Sugaree, a speedy 'Friend of the Devil', a very nice 'China>Rider' and a wonderful 'Bird Song' (aren't all '72 Bird Songs' wonderful?). 

There is some silly if unintelligible banter  before 'El Paso' and they boys leave us with one very exploratory jam in the set closing 'Playin' in the Band' - listen to how Garcia stretches this one out. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Palace Theatre
Waterbury, CT 9/23/72 - Saturday     posters     tickets, passes & laminates
One - 1:36:00    
Big River [4:41] ;
Sugaree [7:21] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:27] ;
Friend Of The Devil [3:19] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:41] ;
China Cat Sunflower [7:36] >
I Know You Rider [5:26] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:58] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:40] ;
Jack Straw [4:53] ;
Bird Song [10:11] ;
El Paso [4:29] ;
Deal [4:15] ;
Playing In The Band [17:55] 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091820.mp3

 Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

"Seasons change and roses die... "

 

Sep 18, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 9/11/20
01:55:37

 Here's a request from a friend of the Deadpod from down under... this comes to us from the beautiful Red Rocks Ampitheater, on September 8, 1983. Now I only have set 2 in a soundboard format so that's all I'll present of this wonderful show, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it. 

They come out of the gate with a smokin' Scarlet>Fire, the Scarlet almost has a calypso feel to it to my ears as they start, and Phil is driving that train..  as it progresses Jerry just soars.. this one builds and builds and you don't know how they can stop on a dime like they do and go into that Fire.. then suddenly you're there.. i love Brett on this Fire by the way.. the ensemble is terrific here. 

Estimated follows after a full stop here, and makes a fine transition to a delicate Terrapin.. 

Post-drums begins with an Other One tease, but instead Weir leads the band into an excellent 'Throwin' Stones'. The remainder of this set is very high quality Dead. Don't overlook any of it. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO       9/8/83 - Thursday

Two    
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire On The Mountain ;
Estimated Prophet >
Terrapin Station >
Drums >
Space >
Throwing Stones >
Black Peter >
Around And Around >
Good Lovin'
Encore     

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091120.mp3

 

 there's alot of pain and suffering out there, I hope this is a bit of brightness to your week. 

 

thank you for your support. 

Sep 11, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 9/4/20
01:21:06

 Happy Labor Day Weekend! 

This week we bring you the second set from the band's performance on August 23, 1987 at the Calavaras County Fairgrounds in Angel's Camp CA. 

It's a nice setlist, and opens with a Scarlet>Fire. Playin' in the Band leads into Drums and Space and we get a 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' post drums.. The highlight of this set however is the 'Morning Dew' where you feel like they really woke up and took the plane off the runway.. 

Always nice to have a double encore, with the 'Brokedown Palace' to send us home.. 

 

Grateful Dead
Calavaras County Fairgrounds
Angel's Camp, CA 8/23/87 - Sunday    
Two    
Scarlet Begonias [8:01] >
Fire On The Mountain [9:22] ;
Playing In The Band [8:00] >
Drums [7:55] >
Space [4:#56] >
I Need A Miracle [3:19] >
Dear Mr. Fantasy [4:44] >
Playing In The Band Reprise [2:24] >
Morning Dew [9:40]
Encore     Not Fade Away [7:43] >
Brokedown Palace [4:50] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod089420.mp3

 Thank you for your kind support. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday - let's hope the end of summer signals the beginning of the end of this terrible pandem

Sep 04, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 8/28/20
59:10

This week we travel to the home of the celebrated jumping frogs - Calavaras county - to bring you the band's performance from August 23, 1987. 

I find this to be quite an enjoyable first set as it features many songs not often broken out, including a set opening 'Box of Rain'. The 'Jack Straw' and 'West LA' are both solid and well played. 'High Time' is really a pleasant surprise but the highlight of the set, when they really let loose, is when Carlos Santana, who opened for them, joins them on stage for 'Iko Iko' and 'All Along the Watchtower'. 

You can really feel them open up as Jerry and Carlos trade licks on these two standards. We'll listen to set two next week

 

Grateful Dead
Calavaras County Fairgrounds
Angel's Camp, CA 8/23/87 - Sunday    
One    
Box Of Rain [4:28] ;
Jack Straw [5:21] ;
West L.A. Fadeaway [6:33] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:58] >
Mexicali Blues [4:22] ;
High Time [7:09] ;
Walkin' Blues [4:43] %
Iko Iko (1) [5:40] ;
All Along The Watchtower (1) [4:40] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082820.mp3

 

work for peace and justice 

Aug 28, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 8/21/20
01:32:04

 August flies... and we are favored this week with a second set from August 12, 1972 in Sacramento California. While most of the band's performances are quite good from this time, each are unique and this second set contains some very good and unique moments. 

The recording unfortunately has a short cut in the opening of the first selection, 'Greatest Story Ever Told', but it, and the following 'Ramble On Rose, and 'Beat It On Down The Line' are rocking, and this is quite a fine recording in my opinion. Jerry's guitar has that sweet twangy tone that sounds, to me so western.. A nice 'He's Gone' follows, leading into the real meat of this set. Following a sort 'Drums' Phil thunders us into 'The Other One'. While I've long since given up rating these, I think its safe to say this one is a keeper. This one really gets rolling and after some outstanding extraterritorial  exploration leads into an unexpected, but poignant 'Black Peter'. The band returns to 'The Other One' for a short reprise with some wonderful piano work by Keith. They come to a stop before returning to a smokin' 'Truckin'. 

The set closes with 'Mississipi Half-Step' into 'Sugar Magnolia' (again with a unfortunate cut). 

'One More Saturday Night' closes what was surely quite an evening... 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 8/12/72 - Saturday
Two    

Greatest Story Ever Told [#5:10] ;
Ramble On Rose [5:51] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:07] ;
He's Gone [8:53] >
Drums [2:48] >
The Other One [16:45] >
Black Peter [8:54] >
The Other One [3:45] ;
Truckin' [11:44] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [6:05] >
Sugar Magnolia [3:21#]
Encore    
One More Saturday Night 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082120.mp3

 Thank you for your support of the Deadpod, which allows us to continue these shows weekly! 

Aug 21, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 8/14/20
01:43:26

 Here's a long and strong first set from that great year in Dead history - 1972. This comes from Sacramento California from August 12, 1972. This is an especially long first set with some nice surprises therein. 'Sugaree' is tinged with some bluesy elements, and I find it quite enjoyable. There's some interesting chatter to the crowd before 'Uncle' :) and the 'Bird Song' that follows is nicely melodic. Another highlight of this set is the 'Playin' In the Band' which has some fine improvisational spaces in it. I do have to warn you that there is a brutal cut in 'El Paso' which then leads into an cut into 'Tennesse Jed'.. I decided to leave what exists here in the interests of completeness.

A beautiful 'Stella Blue' makes a first set appearance.

'Big Railroad Blues' and 'Cumberland Blues' are as rockin' as usual. The 'Casey Jones' that ends the set is quite nice as well.

Bobby introduces Keith and Donna, (although Keith had been with the band since the Fall of '71), and explains that Pigpen is home ill :( 

 

Grateful Dead
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 8/12/72 - Saturday    
One    
The Promised Land [2:54] ;
Sugaree [7:16] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:57] ;
Bird Song [10:25] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:31] ;
Deal [5:14] ;
El Paso [2:51#] ;
Tennessee Jed [#2:33] ;
Playing In The Band [12:30] ;
Big Railroad Blues [4:05] ;
Cumberland Blues [6:42] ;
Stella Blue [7:26] ;
Jack Straw [#3:38] ;
Casey Jones [6:26] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081420.mp3

 

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

 "A broken angel sings.... from a guitar"..

Aug 14, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 8/7/20
01:41:16
This week we end the 'weekend at the beach' .. and the Days Between... with the second set from the band's performance at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on July 22, 1984.
 
The boys break out a rockin' Samson and Delilah in honor of the Sunday, then make a sharp turn into 'Ship of Fools'. Following that, Brent breaks out 'I Just Want to Make Love To You' for the first time the band has played it since 1966. The heart of this second set goes to the Terrapin>Drumz>Space>Morning Dew that follows.. strong and out there!
A nice Throwing Stones> Not Fade Away follows and the band treats the fans to a double encore of 'In the Midnight Hour' and 'Brokedown Palace'.
A nice way to end the Summer Tour of 1984.. I hope you agree.
 
 
 
Grateful Dead
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Ventura, CA 7/22/84 - Sunday    

Two    
Samson And Delilah [7:20] ;
Ship Of Fools [7:10] ;
I Just Want To Make Love To You [4:57] >
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [5:54] ;
Terrapin Station [12:50] >
Drums [9:27] >
Space [11:07] >
Morning Dew [10:36] >
Throwing Stones [8:29] >
Not Fade Away [9:46]
Encore    
In The Midnight Hour [4:17] >
Brokedown Palace [5:24]
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
 
 
'Love is Real .. Not Fade Away'.. .
Aug 07, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 7/31/20
01:02:03

This week we hit the beach for a most excellent time with the band as they play the Sunday show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura California on July 22, 1984. 

This is a fine recording of a very energetic set which I am sure you'll enjoy. We start appropriately enough, with 'Dancin' In the Streets' - a better than average version in my opinion. The boys keep rockin' with 'Bertha'. Weir brings out 'My Brother Esau' - which debuted back in '83 but wouldn't be released until 'In The Dark' in '87. A powerful 'Loser' follows, and its not an exaggeration to claim this is probably the best version of this tune this year, at least. Jerry keeps up the voltage in 'Ramble on Rose', another highlight. Bucket into the infamous 'Keep Your Day Job' follows to close the set.. I must say hearing 'Day Job' again brought a smile to my face.

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Ventura, CA 7/22/84 - Sunday     posters    
One    
Dancing In The Street [9:01] >
Bertha [6:20] ;
My Brother Esau [4:43] ;
Loser [7:01] ;
Cassidy [5:52] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:27] ;
Hell In A Bucket [6:20] >
Keep Your Day Job [4:23] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod073120.mp3

 

My thanks for your kind support which keeps the Deadpod alive. 

 

"Shadowboxing the apocalypse
Wandering the land"

 

 

 

Jul 31, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 7/24/20
01:59:54

A great second set from July 18, 1976 from the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco is on the table for this week's Deadpod. You'll have plenty to choose from here, as the boys stretch it out and deliver a smorgasbord of many of their best songs on this two hour marathon. There are too many highlights to mention all of them, but I would call  your attention to the fine 'Lazy Lightning>Supplication>Let It Grow' trifecta that occurs early in the set - Jerry lays down some extremely interesting notes here unlike most renditions of this song. The Wharf Rat starts spacey and lonely - just like it should.. the massive 'Other One>Saint Stephen>Not Fade Away>Saint Stephen' is notable for the slower pace of Stephen - it sounds mighty fine here. We're not done with the Other One though, as it reappears after the Wheel with the third verse. A long and beautiful Stella Blue follows then a great Sugar Magnolia to end the second set (finally!). The band returns, for what else, Johnny B. Goode.

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Orpheum Theatre
San Francisco, CA  7/18/76 - Sunday     

Two     
Might As Well [5:44] ;
Samson And Delilah [7:12] %
Candyman [7:41] %
Lazy Lightnin' [2:43] >
Supplication [6:15] >
Let It Grow [6:59] >
Drums [3:24] >
Let It Grow [0:54] >
Jam [6:01] (1) >
Wharf Rat [9:44] >
Space Jam [3:46] >
Drums [0:32] >
The Other One [6:38] >
Saint Stephen [8:41] >
Not Fade Away [7:06] >
Saint Stephen [0:58] >
The Wheel [6:05] >
The Other One [3:22]  >
Stella Blue [10:57] %
Sugar Magnolia [10:00]
Encore     

Johnny B. Goode [3:23]  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072420.mp3

 

Thank you so much for your kind support of the shows! 

 

"Fortune comes a crawlin, Calliope woman
Spinning that curious sense of your own
Can you answer? Yes I can,
but what would be the answer to the answer man?"

 

 

Jul 24, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 7/17/20
01:15:35

Hello Friends! This week we begin listening to the last show of a famous 6 night run at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco CA, back on July 18, 1976. This was an exceptional run of shows, and this last night was perhaps the topper. It features an exceptional second set, which we'll have the pleasure of hearing next week, but this first set is quite well played as well. The show was originally broadcast on KSAN FM, but this tape's lineage is supposed to be from the soundboard, and I don't detect the usual FM flattening. Nicely stretched out versions of Mississippi Half-Step, Row Jimmy and Scarlet Begonias contain some excellent Garcia work. The set features the return of 'Loser' for the first time in almost 2 years, and closes with a wonderful 'Music Never Stopped'.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Orpheum Theatre
San Francisco, CA  7/18/76 - Sunday    

One    

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:49] %
Cassidy [4:16] %
Row Jimmy [9:42] %
Mama Tried [2:40] %
Scarlet Begonias [11:18] %
Looks Like Rain [7:09] %
Tennessee Jed [9:19] %
New Minglewood Blues [4:54] %
Loser [7:58] %
The Music Never Stopped [6:50]  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071720.mp3

 

 

My thanks for your kind support! 

 

 

"It was later than I thought when I first believed you
But now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools"

 

Jul 17, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 7/10/20
01:46:11

This week we get a second set that is almost as hot as the weather around here this week - it comes to us from July 1st 1980 in San Diego California. 

An excellent China>Rider opens the set and contains some of my favorite jamming of the evening.. the China cat jams from Garcia in particular are noteworthy, as is Brent's contributions. 

A rare 2nd set Peggy-O follows CC Rider, then we are treated to an early Brent contribution of 'Far From Me'. 

The boys take off from there with some great combos the rest of the way.. I love the Wharf Rat in particular but the playing throughout is full of energy and emotion.. I hope you enjoy it.. 

They return for a double encore .. featuring 'Alabama Getaway' and of course, 'Johnny B Goode'.. 

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
San Diego International Sports Arena
San Diego, CA 7/1/80 - Tuesday
Two    
China Cat Sunflower [8:09] >
I Know You Rider [6:25] >
C C Rider [6:57] ;
Peggy-O[7:27] ;
Far From Me [3:59] ;
Uncle John's Band [7:39] >
Playing In The Band [10:52] >
Drums [9:05] >
Space [7:28] >
Truckin' [7:53]> 

Wharf Rat [10:48] >
Around And Around [4:14] >
Good Lovin' [7:17]
Encores:

Alabama Getaway [5:11] >
Johnny B. Goode [4:15] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071020.mp3

 

Thank you for your support of the Deadpod! 

 

Be well and take care of yourselves! 

 

 

 

Jul 10, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 7/3/20
01:04:30

Happy July 4th! 

This week's Deadpod takes place back on July 1, 1980 in San Diego California, where the Dead would play a very nice show at the Sports Arena. This week we will hear the 1st set, which opens with a great Jack Straw > Franklin's Tower combo. They only did this opening combo eight times, but I think its a great way to open a show. El Paso and Tennessee Jed folow, then another combo, Lazy Lightning into Supplication.  A very nice Althea follows, with Jerry in good form. Then Bobby finishes this first set with another combo, Lost Sailor into Saint of Circumstance, 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
San Diego International Sports Arena
San Diego, CA 7/1/80 - Tuesday
One    
Jack Straw [6:07] >
Franklin's Tower [13:31] >
El Paso [4:30] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:58] ;
Lazy Lightnin' [3:25] >
Supplication [5:56] ;
Althea[9:12] >
Lost Sailor [6:13] >
Saint Of Circumstance [6:19] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070320.mp3

 

I hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend. In what is surely the strangest summer ever, may you stay well and be kind to each other. 

 

thank you so much for your kind support

 

Jul 03, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 6/26/20
01:54:12

This week on the Deadpod we have another monumental set from the seminal year of 1974. This week of course from the show in Springfield MA, on June 30, 1974. 

Following Seastones, the boys came out with a fine 'China>Rider' a combo often used to good effect as a second set opener. The transition is quite fine. 'Big River' follows and shows the spark it had which made it an excellent second set tune. A stand-alone 'Scarlet Begonias' lets Jerry stretch out a bit next. The meat of this set however is the 'Truckin'>Eyes>Stella Blue'.. as always during this period 'Truckin' lets the boys take things to unexplored dimensions, but the 'Eyes' here is perhaps my favorite. 'Stella Blue' is sung very well also. A strong trifecta of 'Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>One More Saturday Night' closes the set, which even without an encore comes in at just slightly less than two hours. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center Arena
Springfield, MA 6/30/74 - Sunday

Three    
China Cat Sunflower [11:12] >
I Know You Rider [5:12] ;
Big River [5:00] ;
Scarlet Begonias [7:52] ;
El Paso [4:06] ;
U.S. Blues [5:35] >
Truckin' [13:22] >
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam >
Eyes Of The World [23:47] >
Stella Blue [7:15] ;
Not Fade Away [10:24] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:34] >
One More Saturday Night [4:56] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062620.mp3

 

 Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

 

'History's page will thus be carved in stone.
And we are here, and we are on our own'

Jun 26, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 6/19/20
01:26:45

This week's selection - a birthday request from a good friend of the Deadpod - takes us back to the last show of the June 1974 east/midwest tour which took place in Springfield Massachusetts on June 30, 1974. The first set, which we will hear this week, features some outstanding leads by both Jerry and Phil and a great song selection. Be patient during the opening number 'Don't Ease Me In' which is plagued by mix problems (as were most opening numbers in the Wall of Sound era), they clear up for a beautiful rendition of 'Black Throated Wind'. 'Peggy O' follows, a relatively new song, this is only its fifth performance. 'Greatest Story Ever Told' is a sizzler, as is 'Cumberland Blues'. The highlight of this set, if not the show, is the 'Playin' In The Band' > 'Uncle John's Band' > Playin' sandwich. As usual during this time they take things to unexplored spaces and it makes for a most wonderful time. 

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center Arena
Springfield, MA 6/30/74 - Sunday

One    
Don't Ease Me In [3:32] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:44] ;
Peggy-O [5:19] ;
Jack Straw [4:41] ;
Loser [6:16] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [5:40] ;
Cumberland Blues [6:04] ;
Dire Wolf [4:18] ;
Playing In The Band [19:07] >
Uncle John's Band [8:54] >
Playing In The Band [6:07] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061920.mp3

 

Thanks so much for listening and for your kind support! 

 

'The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
And it speaks of a life that passes like dew'

Jun 19, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 6/12/20
01:06:10

This week we continue listening to the band's performance at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia PA on June 24, 1976 with a somewhat short, but quite sweet, second set. 

 

As with many great second sets, this one starts with a fine 'Help>Slip>Frank' containing an exceptional 'Slipknot!' . This fine recording, which has been available as a soundboard and an FM long before the first set, continues with a smoking 'Samson and Delilah', then a beautiful 'Wharf Rat', certainly one of the best of the year. A nice jam out of Wharf Rat then goes into an exceptional 'Dancin' In the Streets'. No Drums or Space on this set, they close with a very nice 'Sugar Magnolia'. 

No encore at this one..

 

 

Grateful Dead
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA 6/24/76 - Thursday    
Two    
Help On The Way [4:10] >
Slipknot! [9:50] >
Franklin's Tower [9:42] >
Samson And Delilah [5:55] ;
Wharf Rat [8:59] >
Jam [2:07] >
Dancing In The Street [12:57];[0:10] ;
Sugar Magnolia [8:47] (1) 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061220.mp3

 

I hope you enjoy this fine performance - thanks so much for listening and for your kind support! 

 

 

 

 

Jun 12, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 6/5/20
01:31:28

This week's Deadpod features a fine show from June 24, 1976 at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby PA, near Philadelphia.

This spring '76 tour features mail order tickets for the first time, and rejuvenated vocals from Bob and Donna, who seem to have benefited from the time off. This particular show was broadcast on FM but this is a soundboard copy and I think it sounds great. This one also has a hilarious opening by Bob and Phil - worth keeping the rather longish tuning in place ;)

I think you'll find that Keith is particularly fine throughout, but especially on Big River..

Listen to Jerry make that axe howl in Tennessee Jed ;) And what beats a first set Scarlet Begonias?


Hope you enjoy.

 


Grateful Dead

Tower Theatre

Upper Darby, PA 6/24/76 - Thursday

One

Tuning and Stage Announcements

Cold Rain And Snow [6:02] %

Big River [5:22] %

Friend Of The Devil [8:08] %

Cassidy [4:15] %

It Must Have Been The Roses [7:26] %

Lazy Lightnin' [2:46] >

Supplication [4:55] %

Tennessee Jed [7:55] %

Looks Like Rain [7:19] %

Scarlet Begonias [10:22] %

The Promised Land [3:56]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060520.mp3 

 

Thanks for your support of the Deadpod! 

 

Be well.. Peace, Respect and Dignity to all! 

Jun 05, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 5/29/20
01:23:10

A energized show from 49 years ago highlights this week's Deadpod, from Winterland on May 30, 1971. We only have a partial second set from this Sunday night show but its in fine quality and the band is in top form for this period. The recording starts with a partial 'I Know You Rider' and you immediately wish the entire show survived. A fine 'Sugar Magnolia' follows,  and then 'Cumberland Blues' rocks out. Pigpen makes himself known with a powerful 'Big Boss Man'. 'Me & My Uncle' and 'Deal' follow, displaying the usual energy they were played during this time. 'Truckin' brings a big response from the crowd, but it leads into the highlight of the evening, a 15 minute plus 'Turn On Your Lovelight' that is pure Pigpen at his peak. 'Uncle John's Band' follows and then 'Casey Jones' closes out the set. A very energetic 'Johnny B Goode' ends the evening at must be well past the 2:00 AM curfew that Bill Graham warns us about following 'Lovelight'. 

 

This was released on a limited edition vinyl record store day release in November 2012. However this comes from the Charlie Miller tapes. 

 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 5/30/71 - Sunday

Two    
(MISSING) China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider ;
Sugar Magnolia ;
Cumberland Blues ;
Me And My Uncle ;
Deal ;
Truckin' >
Turn On Your Love Light ;
Uncle John's Band ;
Casey Jones
Encore    
Johnny B. Goode   

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052920.mp3

 

Thanks so much for your kind support of the Deadpod

 

Be well - enjoy life! 

 

 

 

May 29, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 5/22/20
01:45:07

This week we are treated to the second set from the band's performance in Troy NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 7, 1978.

This is a solid set throughout, featuring the opening Scarlet>Fire which clocks in at over 20 minutes with some exceptional Garcia licks.  The 'Estimated Prophet' that follows features some nice Garcia work on the wahwah as well. 'He's Gone' slows things down a touch and leads into Drums.

A great 'Iko, Iko' comes out of drums - and I read that Donna and Bob were doing a hulu dance during it ;) 'The Other One' that follows has some nice Phil bombs. 'Black Peter' follows and is as charged with emotion as any you'll hear. 'Around and Around' closes the set, and they come back for a 'U.S. Blues' encore.

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

5/7/78 - Sunday

Two    

Scarlet Begonias [10:50] >

Fire On The Mountain [10:00] ;

Estimated Prophet [12:26] >

He's Gone [12:14] >

Drums [17:33] >

Iko Iko [9:39] >

The Other One [8:17] >

Black Peter [12:27] >

Around And Around [8:37]

Encore    

U.S. Blues [5:52] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052220.mp3

 

My deepest thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod.

 

Please take care and help someone smile today :)

May 22, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 5/15/20
01:10:13

This week's Deadpod will take us to May of 1978. This show took place in the Field House at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY on May the 7th, 1978, a place that was described as basically an aircraft hanger with terrible acoustics and hot as hell. Luckily the tape we have is pretty good overall because this was a show where you can tell that the band was in great spirits and having fun throughout. I think you'll find that Jerry and Donna, in particular are in great voice, and Keith and Phil are both having an exceptional evening. 

There are plenty of highlights to be had here - as well as alot of noodling and playing around between songs.. some of my favorites are the 'Dire Wolf', the great 'It's All Over Now' featuring some very nice Garcia licks, and Passenger, with Donna in great voice. 

The closing 'Music Never Stopped' reaches some very nice spots as well.. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
5/7/78 - Sunday
One    
Jack Straw [6:23] ;
Dire Wolf [4:03] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:42] >
Mama Tried [2:36] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:31] ;
It's All Over Now [8:10] ;
Friend Of The Devil [5:#43] ;
Passenger [5:08] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:20] ;
The Music Never Stopped [8:17] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051520.mp3

 

Please observe the safeguards to stay well, join us on Facebook if you like, and don't forget the Friday night 'Shakedown Street' videos on YouTube. 

 

thanks so much for your kind support. 

 

May 15, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 5/8/20
01:55:05

Happy Mother's Day Weekend! This special Deadpod goes out in honor of all our Mothers..and this one is a huge dose of big ol' Grateful Dead lovin! 

This is the second (and third?) set from the band's performance on Mother's Day, May 12, 1974 in Reno Nevada.

 

As I mentioned last week, this was an outdoor, Wall of Sound show with quite high winds, which complicated things a bit. In fact, Garcia was quite unhappy with their performance, saying afterwards that he wouldn't blame folks if they wanted a refund! 

Well I don't agree and hope you don't either.. while this is an embarrassment of riches you must pay particular attention to the Truckin'>Other One, embedded as they are with both a 'Nobody's Fault' jam and a 'Mind Left Body'' jam.. this is quintessential 74 Dead. 

 

Grateful Dead
University of Nevada Reno, NV
5/12/74 - Sunday

Two    

El Paso
US Blues
Greatest Story Ever Told
Must Have Been the Roses
Bobby McGee
Deal
Around And Around
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:21]
Truckin' [10:06] >
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam >
The Other One [22:#02] >
Mind Left Body Jam >
Row Jimmy [8:00]
Big River [4:53]
Ship Of Fools [5:36]
Sugar Magnolia [7:25#] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050820.mp3

 

It's such a sober time, I hope this brings some light and joy to your life in what should be a month filled with the promise of Spring. 

Be well my friends and love each other. 

 

thank you for your kind support. 

May 08, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 5/1/20
52:18

Hello May Day! hoping this finds you and yours healthy and safe.. This week I'm bringing you the show that kicked off Spring Tour 1974, from the University of Nevada in Reno Nevada on May 12th, 1974 - Mother's Day.. We will listen to the first of this three set show this week, then sets 2 & 3 for a Mother's Day treat next week.

This was an outdoor Wall of Sound show, as well as the first real show of Spring tour, and as usual with Wall of Sound shows, there are some sound issues off the bat - so 'Promised Land' is pretty rough till they get things dialed in. In addition to this this show was very windy - the " Washoe Zephyr" was in full throat and I've read that it was so strong that at times the speakers on the Wall of Sound were spinning around above the muscians' heads.. nevertheless this is a very strong and energetic performance. 'Sugaree' follows the opening 'Promised Land'. You can hear that wind as Bobby announces 'Polka Time!' before leading into 'Mexicali Blues'. 'Tennessee Jed' follows and I enjoy listening to Keith on the keyboards here, as well as Jerry's climaxing solo. A nice 'Jack Straw' follows. That ol' engine keeps on chugging through 'Brown Eyed Women' and 'Beat It On Down the Line'. The highlight jam wise of this first set comes in the closing 'China Cat>I Know Your Rider', which closes the set on a high note. 

 

Grateful Dead
May 12, 1974 - Sunday
University of Nevada
Reno, NV
One
Promised Land
Sugaree
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Jack Straw
Brown Eyed Women
Beat It On Down The Line
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050120.mp3

 

Many thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod. 

Stay well and safe my friends. 

 

May 01, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 4/24/20
01:33:48

This week we feature the second set from a fine late '89 Grateful Dead show - from the Great Western Forum on Sunday, December 10, 1989. 

In my opinion the meat of this set comes right out of the gate with a exquisite 'Jack Straw' followed by a wonderful, driven 'China Cat Sunflower'. The 'I Know You Rider' is no slouch either and the combo is, in my opinion the highlight of this set. The always-fun 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' leads into a rather lengthy Drums and Space. The 'Wheel' comes out of space, but it lacks the spark of some versions. 'I Need a Miracle' follows and despite some hiccups, Jerry brings out 'Stella Blue' and does a respectable version here. 'Good Lovin' closes the set with the crowd on their feet, and the boys leave us with an excellent 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' to close out the evening. 

 

Grateful Dead
1989-12-10
Great Western Forum - Inglewood, CA - Sunday
Two    
Jack Straw [5:31] >
China Cat Sunflower [6:52] >
I Know You Rider [7:05] %
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [8:31] >
Drums [12:20] >
Space [7:21] >
The Wheel [5:16] >
I Need A Miracle [4:53] >
Stella Blue [9:07] >
Good Lovin' [7:00]
Encore    
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:09#]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042420.mp3

 

Don't forget to follow us on facebook - there I post the info on events such as the Dead's 'Shakedown Street' series of live concerts on Nugs net on Friday night and this week,  Dead & Co. from CitiField with Meyer on the Wolf... 

 

be safe and take care of yourselves and others.. 

 

thanks for being here

 

Apr 24, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 4/17/20
01:10:54

Hello friends.. this week's Deadpod results from a special request and is dedicated to a brother who just lost his battle with cancer - Joel Hatcher. His friend Tiffany who contacted me shared that he was listening to the 'pod throughout his chemo treatments and that he loved the Dead and the Blues. 

This was their first show together and I'm honored to be able to play it in his honor. This show - from December 12, 1989 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood California, is full of positive energy and I thank Tiffany for the chance to play it in Joel's memory.. 

 

The first set, which we will hear this week, starts out with a strong 'Hell In A Bucket'. A nice 'Sugaree' follows, with Bruce Hornsby joining in on accordion. There are some excellent Garcia fans during this one. Next comes one of the new Brent compositions of the Fall of '89, 'We Can Run' - he sounds great on this, it sounds like he's been playing it forever.  Masterpiece and Loser follow, both solid versions. Another relatively new song follows - 'Victim or the Crime' - while this song would ultimately reside in the second set, this version has a different feel and arrangement to it, one that I find refreshing.  Next up another surprise as Spencer Davis joins the band for 'CC Rider' (the first since April '87) and then 'I'm A Man' - the only version the boys ever did.. always fun to hear the boys stretch out and back up someone like Spencer Davis. 

 

Grateful Dead
1989-12-10
Great Western Forum - Inglewood, CA - Sunday
Set 1:

Tuning
Hell In A Bucket
Sugaree *
We Can Run, But We Can't Hide
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Loser
Victim Or The Crime
C.C. Rider **
I'm A Man **
* w/ Bruce Hornsby
**w/ Spencer Davis on guitar and vocals and Bruce Hornsby on keyboards

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041720.mp3  

 

 

Hope you enjoy this one! 

 

Thank you for your kindness, and take care of yourself and each other... 

 

 

Apr 17, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 4/10/20
02:02:55

Strap in for some serious fun on this Good Friday edition of the Deadpod.. the second set from April 2, 1973 at the Boston Gardens is a classic.. There are memorable moments right from the start as Phil warns us to "watch out for the electric popcorn".. 

We get a mix of well played Dead classics, for example the 'Greatest Story Ever Told' is filled with some unique Garcia wahwahs.. 'Loose Lucy' is bluesy and foreshadows what the song will become later on.. The 'Stella Blue' is dreamlike and spacy.. Lest you think you aren't going to get any far-out jams, they bring it on , of all songs, the 'Here Comes Sunshine', which is unique and goes way out there. They bring us back with a fine 'Me and Bobby McGee', then we get a just a hint of 'Weather Report prelude' before they go into a molten 'Eyes of the World'. The 'China Doll' that follows is delicate and dripping with emotion. 

The double encore of 'Johnny B. Goode and We Bid You Good Night' caps off almost four hours of prime Dead.... 

 

 

Boston Garden, Boston, MA (4/2/73)
Set 2:
Stage Banter
Ramble On Rose
Me and My Uncle
Mississippi Halfstep
Greatest Story Ever Told
Loose Lucy
El Paso
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Here Comes Sunshine ->
Me and Bobby McGee ->
Weather Report prelude ->
Eyes of the World ->
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones


Stage Banter
Johnny B. Goode->
We Bid You Good Night

 

 

 

 

 


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041020.mp3 

 

thank you for your kind support

 

Nothing left to do but Smile, Smile Smile

 

Apr 10, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 4/3/20
01:37:22

I had mastered an entirely different show for this week when I was reminded of this one... I played this one back in 2003 on-air at KOPN in Columbia MO, but never here on the podcast. This one is a monster. We have one of the best of the Spring 73 shows, this one from April 2nd.. Boston Garden.

It's a 16 song first set, great sound (a bit of a rough start but that was common in this period :).

While the stretching out jams don't come here in set 1, there is a ton to love here. There is a stunning 'Looks Like Rain', followed by 'Wave that Flag' - the precursor to 'US Blues'. The jam on 'Big River' is thunderous, and the 'China>Rider' is just exactly perfect. They close this set with a long and very interesting 'Playin' in the Band', coming in at around 18 minutes.

97 minutes of some of the finest Grateful Dead.. don't know about you, but I need it..

 


Boston Garden, Boston, MA (4/2/73)

Promised Land
Deal
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Beat it on Down the Line
Row Jimmy
Looks Like Rain
Wave That Flag
Box of Rain
Big River
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
You Ain't Woman Enough
Jack Straw
Don't Ease Me In
Playing in the Band

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040320.mp3

 

Be safe, of course.

This darkness got to give..

 

Thanks for listening..

 

Apr 03, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 3/27/20
01:29:29

Might you need some energy after some time cooped up with 'social distancing'? Well I think this show will have you covered.. true primal Dead here.. the frantic scorching solos from Garcia on most of these might not be everyone's cup of tea, but this is a great presentation of where the band came from and what the sound was like back in 1967. This was the third time they had played Winterland and the day after their first album had been released. The Pigpen tunes here are real gems. He sounds on top of his game. Chuck Berry was also on this bill, and played between the 1st and 2nd Dead sets. 

The second set in particular is fascinating. Check out the great electric versions of 'Cream Puff War' and 'Viola Lee Blues' they practically blow the roof off the place !

 

There are some understandable flaws in this recording and a couple cuts.. still I hope it brings a smile and gives you a respite from our dystopian present.

 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
3/18/67
Set 1
1.  Me And My Uncle
2.  Next Time You See Me
3.  He Was A Friend Of Mine
4.  Smokestack Lightnin'
5.  Morning Dew
6.  It Hurts Me Too
7.  Beat It On Down The Line
8.  Banter
9.  Dancin' In The Streets

Set 2
1. Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion
2. Cream Puff War
3. The Same Thing
4. Cold Rain And Snow
5. Viola Lee Blues
6. Death Don't Have No Mercy

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032720.mp3

 

be safe and be well my friends. 

Mar 27, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 3/20/20
01:34:37

My hope is that this podcast, this music, can bring a little joy and light into your life during this dark and scary time... 

This week we'll hear the second set from the band's performance on March 23, 1972 from the Academy of Music in New York City. While it is not as long as that massive first set from last week, I think it is uniformly good. 'Truckin' starts things off, nice tempo, lots of energy. The 'Ramble on Rose' is great.. Pig follows with 'Two Souls in Communion' and we're reminded what a loss was coming when he passed... 

'Mexicali Blues' features some nice flourishes from Jerry, then we have the Dark Star.. unique as all Dark Stars are, certainly jazzy and complex. I've read different reactions to this Star, some positive some not so much.. give it your space and see where it leads..

Out of the Dark Star ... Pig gives us the 'Big Boss Man'.. love it.. 

they close with Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>Not Fade Away.. Bobby goes hoarse from screaming.... :) what a night.. 

hope you enjoy it.. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Academy of Music
New York, NY 3/23/72 - Thursday
Two    
Truckin' [11:13] ;
Ramble On Rose [5:54] ;
Two Souls In Communion ;
Mexicali Blues [3:16] ;
Dark Star [24:05] (2) ;
Big Boss Man [5:55] ;
Not Fade Away [4:04#] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
Not Fade Away 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032020.mp3

 

be well, chill and take care of yourself and everyone around you my friends.. 

 

remain in light... 

Mar 20, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 3/13/20
02:05:36

This week brings a *huge* first set Deadpod for you, from the famous run of shows at the Academy of Music in New York City on March 23, 1972. This set runs over 2 hours and contains 18 songs! 

The band was gearing up for the upcoming Europe tour and I think this is one of the best shows of that run. Some of the many highlights include a great 'I Know You Rider' , Pigpen's 'Chinatown Shuffle', the third ever 'Looks Like Rain' with Jerry on the pedal steel, Keith does some great work on 'You Win Again'. The 'Jack Straw' is spot on, and 'Me & Bobby McGee' is one of their best. 

I'm sure in these two hours you'll find some favorites of your own! 

 

Grateful Dead
Academy of Music
New York, NY 3/23/72 - Thursday
One    
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider ;
Black Throated Wind ;
Chinatown Shuffle ;
Brown Eyed Women ;
Beat It On Down The Line ;
Cumberland Blues ;
Looks Like Rain ;
Mr. Charlie ;
Tennessee Jed ;
El Paso ;
You Win Again ;
Jack Straw ;
Next Time You See Me ;
Playing In The Band ;
Comes A Time [7:30] ;
Me And Bobby McGee [5:53] ;
CaseyJones [5:44] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031320.mp3

 

Finally, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Phil Lesh who turns 80 on Sunday!! 

 

Mar 13, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 3/6/20
01:42:32

Here we have a fine second set from the band's last performance at the Uptown Theater in Chicago IL, on February 28, 1981. 

I think this is a very nice recording and an interesting set list, starting with the 'Cold Rain and Snow' opener, through the heart of this one, the 'Terrapin Station' into drums and Space, then a fine 'Other One' and 'Stella Blue'. While there is a bit of funky echo in spots, for me it doesn't diminish what is an excellent set. 

Brent has some interesting sounds in that transition from Terrapin, and I'm always fond of hearing a soulful 'Stella Blue'...

 

 

Grateful Dead
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL 2/28/81 - Saturday    
Two    
Cold Rain And Snow [6:17] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:19] ;
Ship Of Fools [8:48] ;
Lost Sailor [6:09] >
Saint Of Circumstance [6:33] >
Terrapin Station [12:39] >
Jam [3:03] >
Drums [12:23] >
Space [10:26] >
The Other One [6:44] >
Stella Blue [8:07] >
Around And Around [4:01] >
Good Lovin' [8:06]
Encore    
One More Saturday Night [4:26#] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030620.mp3

 

here's hoping March winds blow our troubles away... 

 

 

thanks for your support, my friends.. be well. 

Mar 06, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 2/28/20
01:14:37

39 years ago the band played a fine show at the Uptown Theater in Chicago, which I'm pleased to begin to present to you today. A fine 'Jack Straw' opener begins things on a high note, and the rest of this first set is varied and quite well played on this fine recording. Some of the highlights include a 'Little Red Rooster' with both some fine slide work and some nice color added by Brent, a great 'Big Railroad Blues' (which ones aren't?), and a near-perfect 'Althea'.  'Let it Grow' segs into 'Deal' to close this enjoyable set of early 80s Dead. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL 2/28/81 - Saturday    
One    
Jack Straw [6:25] ;
They Love Each Other [7:19] ;
Mama Tried [2:36] >
Mexicali Blues [4:22] ;
Candyman [7:17] ;
Little Red Rooster [8:30] ;
Big Railroad Blues [4:46] >
Looks Like Rain [7:31] ;
Althea [9:07] ;
Let It Grow [11:56] >
Deal [7:48] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022820.mp3

 

 

 

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning...

thanks for your support! 

Feb 28, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 2/21/20
02:21:31

Boy is this one going to eat up my quota! There is almost 2 1/2 hours of smokin' Grateful Dead music in this week's Deadpod, from the second set on 2/23/74 at the Winterland in San Francisco CA.

I'm bound to overlook something that you will enjoy in this set, nevertheless I'd call you attention to the wonderful opening set (Row Jimmy through Stella Blue).. as well as the HUGE segment from He's Gone through Eyes of the World.. that 'Other One' is fantastic, including a 'Slipknot' sounding segment.. this recording is excellent for listening to the individual contributions, especially Phil the bombardier here!

 

I would have loved to have been there... can't imagine how everyone felt going out of there after this night of music!

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Winterland Arena

San Francisco, CA 2/23/74 - Saturday

Two    

Row Jimmy [8:34] ;

Weather Report Suite Prelude [1:16]>

Weather Report Suite Part 1 [4:15]>

Let It Grow [12:21]>

Stella Blue [8:13] ;

Big River [4:36] ;

Ramble On Rose [6:45] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:41] ;

He's Gone [13:45]>

Truckin' [7:55]>

Drums [3:24]>

The Other One [20:41] (1)>

Eyes Of The World>

One More Saturday Night ;

Casey Jones

Encore    

Johnny B. Goode ;

And We Bid You Good Night

Comments     (1) Includes a Slipknot!

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022120.mp3

 

Thank you for your kind support th

Feb 21, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 2/14/20
01:15:28

Happy Valentine's Day! 

I couldn't think of a better love letter to send to all of you than a fine portion of classic Grateful Dead from 1974.. from Winterland no less.. 

this beauty comes from the February '74 run - in this case February 23rd. This first set starts with a rocking 'Around and Around' - a different and welcome way to open a show. They follow with three ballads - 'Dire Wolf', 'Me & Bobby McGee' and 'Sugaree'.. Mexicalli follows then one of the highlights of this first set is a strong 'Here Comes Sunshine'. They 'Beat it Down the Line', then a 1st set 'Ship of Fools'. 'Jack Straw' and 'Deal' follows, then a great rocking trifecta of 'Promised Land', 'Bertha', and 'Greatest Story Ever Told' to end this first set. 

We will get to hear the second set next week.. 

 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 2/23/74 - Saturday    
One    
Around And Around [4:46] ;
Dire Wolf [4:15] ;
Me And Bobby McGee [5:34] ;
Sugaree [7:01] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:17] ;
Here Comes Sunshine [9:#17] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:25] ;
Ship Of Fools [5:16] ;
Jack Straw [4:33] ;
Deal [4:18] ;
The Promised Land [3:00] >
Bertha [5:51] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [5:06] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021320.mp3

 

So appreciate you listening and  your kind support! 

 

Be kind ;) 

 

Feb 14, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 2/7/20
01:26:31

This week's Deadpod features the debut of another classic Dead song, 'Standing on the Moon',  as well as a fine pre-drums 'Playing in the Band' featuring a nice interplay betwen Jerry and Phil. I think this is a well played set, while it doesn't feature a ton of fireworks, it does have an interesting, if slightly dark, feel to the drumz segment and Brent's 'I Will Take You Home' always tugs at the heartstrings. 'He's Gone' is a bit on the slower side, but a wonderful 'Morning Dew' and a particularly rocking 'Johnny B. Goode' must have sent the folks home very happy!

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland, CA 2/5/89 - Sunday
Set 2:
Tuning
Cold Rain & Snow ->
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Standing On The Moon >
Playin' In The Band >
Drums >
Space >
I Will Take You Home >
He's Gone >
I Need A Miracle >
Morning Dew
Johnny B. Goode (E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020720.mp3

 

my thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

 

Feb 07, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 1/31/20
01:05:30

As we close out the month of January, I decided to feature the first show the band performed back in 1989. This one comes from the Henry J Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland California on February 5, 1989. 

While there was alot of anxiety among the faithful that this might be the last time the band would be allowed to play in the relatively intimate confines of the Kaiser, the band came out this night determined to put on a show. They feature a number of relative 'new' tunes, including the first time the Brent song 'We Can Run' was played. The 'Touch of Grey' opener was a great start, then a energetic 'Stranger' into a smart 'Franklin's Tower'. I even think the 'Rooster' here is quite good with Jerry adding some really nice sounds. 

 

We'll hear the second set next week, including another 'first time' played.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland, CA 2/5/89 - Sunday
One    
Touch Of Grey
Feel Like A Stranger >
Franklin's Tower ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Althea ;
We Can Run* ;
Desolation Row ;
Don't Ease Me In 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod013120.mp3

 

"Winter gray and falling rain, we'll see summer come again,

Darkness falls and seasons change (gonna happen every time).
Same old friends the wind and rain, Summers fade and roses die,
You'll see summer come again, Like a song that's born to soar the sky."

 

 

 

Jan 31, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 1/24/20
01:20:37

One of my favorite periods of Dead music to explore is this January 1969 run at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco CA, and this week I decided to feature this set form January 26th. Is it complete? probably not.. is it pristine? certainly not the opening Cryptical which has a spot not far from the beginning that will test your patience.. be patient it is worth it, most of this tape sounds *great*, both in sound quality and the quality of the music. This set contains a rare version of 'Clementine'.. check out the lyrics.. it's quite a rarity. The 'Death Don't Have No Mercy' is as powerful as ever.. and the rest of the set, from 'Dark Star' on is pure powerful psychedelic Grateful Dead. These versions of 'The Eleven' and 'Turn on Your Lovelight' were used for the 'Live/Dead' release. 

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA 1/26/69 - Sunday    
One - 36:31    
Cryptical Envelopment [1:53] >
Drums [0:15] >
The Other One [7:39] >
Cryptical Envelopment [6:21] >
Clementine [10:45] >
Death Don't Have No Mercy [9:34]
Two - 41:07    
Dark Star [9:45] >
St Stephen [7:01] >
The Eleven [10:24] >
Turn On Your Love Light [14:32] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012420.mp3

 

...and leave it on... 

 

thanks for your support of

Jan 24, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 1/17/20
01:53:45

This week's Deadpod starts out with a unique Scarlet>Fire that was released back on Dick's Picks 13 as a 'hidden track'. This one doesn't sound like your usual Scarlet>Fire, the jam is unlike any other and Brent plays, I think, a bigger role (as he does throughout this set). I happen to dig it, hope you do as well. The rest of the (long) pre-drums set contains a fine Samson, a quite long 'Terrapin' (albeit with a small audience patch), and again, an interesting and unique 'Playin' with a jam familiar from that in the 'Scarlet' that preceeded it. Post-drums has a nice 'Black Peter' and a very lively 'Good Lovin' to close the set. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
Two    
Scarlet Begonias [17:45] >
Fire On The Mountain [16:23] ;
Samson And Delilah [6:49] ;
Terrapin Station [11:#19] >
Playing In The Band [16:50] >
Drums [6:04] >
Space [3:54] >
Black Peter [9:#43] >
Good Lovin' [7:14]
Encore    
U.S. Blues [5:12] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011720.mp3

 

Take care of each other, and thanks for your support! 

 

 

Jan 17, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 1/10/20
01:20:39

Hello Friends! 

This week, a show that caught my fancy that for some reason has never been featured here on the Deadpod, but certainly deserves to be.. 

This comes to us from November 1, 1979 and teh Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY. 

I think the band always enjoyed the NY area and this is I think, quite a fine and energetic outing. 

This recording starts with an audience patch in 'Jack Straw' but don't let that put you off, its a fine soundboard recording with just a few patches thrown in. Brent and Jerry's interplay really shines on this show, and the band effortlessly shift gears here in the first set from rockers like 'New Minglewood Blues' to more soulful numbers like 'Candyman' and 'Peggy-O' (that latter is  an exceptionally fine version here). 'Looks Like Rain' shines too, and I quite enjoy the Brent offering 'Easy to Love You'.. 

Next week features a *massive* Scarlet>Fire, don't miss it! 

 

Grateful Dead
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY 11/1/79 - Thursday     
One     
Jack Straw [#2:21] ;
They Love Each Other [7:12] ;
Mama Tried [2:35] >
Mexicali Blues [4:22] ;
Peggy-O [7:38] ;
New Minglewood Blues [6:55] ;
Candyman [7:03] ;
Looks Like Rain [8:25] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:36] ;
Easy To Love You [3:50] ;
The Promised Land [4:19]  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011020.mp3

 

Hope you stay warm and dry this weekend - looks like some of us are in for some weather! 

 

thank you all for your kind support, which keeps the Deadpod rolling. 

Jan 10, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 1/3/20
01:46:45

Happy New Year! 

Well.. not so happy NYE for me -- as my computer was infected with a zero day malware attack that has encrypted much of my digital music files (as well as the rest of my files).. 

but the show must go on! So this week we will bring you the excellent 2nd set from the band's performance on 12/28/91 at Oakland CA. 

I think this is quite a strong second set. with a nice 'Foolish Heart' to open, Phil is strong throughout, as is Jerry and even Vince.. 

'Standing on the Moon' is a personal favorite, and its a nice touch to have the Saturday Night reprise end set 2.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Oakland, CA

12/28/91 - Saturday

 

Two

Foolish Heart >

Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ;

Uncle John's Band >

Playing In The Band >

Drums >

Space >

I Need A Miracle >

Standing On The Moon >

Throwing Stones ;

One More Saturday Night

Encore

U.S. Blues

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010320.mp3

 

thank you for your kind support.. hope you enjoy the show! 

 

 
Jan 03, 2020
Dead Show/podcast for 12/27/19
01:00:26

Our post-Christmas Deadpod for this week features a show from the band's New Year's run in 1991, this one from Saturday night December 28, 1991. 

While it is a Saturday night, the band surprises us by opening up with a (partial) version of  'One More Saturday Night' before heading into 'Jack Straw'. Bobby screws up his line, resulting in a roar from the crowd, but the real story of this set is that the band is tight and Jerry is in both fine voice and great virtuosity. Personal highlights include the 'Minglewood', 'Cassidy' and a great set-closing 'Deal'. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Oakland, CA 12/28/91 - Saturday
One    
One More Saturday Night ;
Jack Straw ;
Peggy-O ;
New Minglewood Blues ;
Dire Wolf ;
Queen Jane Approximately ;
Loser ;
Cassidy ;
Deal 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122719.mp3

 

I want to wish everyone a very HAPPY New Year - let's hope its a good one.. 

Be safe, and take care of each other. 

 

My thanks for your kind support this year, and I look forward to sharing more of this wonderful music with you in 2020! 

 

Dec 27, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 12/20/19
01:41:08

This week's Deadpod celebrates the season with a show from December 23, 1970 at the Winterland in San Francisco CA.

I have three different sources for this show, each of them slightly different - I decided to put two of them together. I'm sure the order is probably not right, but the recordings each sound quite nice and I'm hoping that you'll enjoy them this week, as we celebrate the holidays and the fact that soon the days will start to grow lighter each day. 

 

Here's the combined setlists: 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 12/23/70 - Wednesday

first tape:
Hard To Handle
Candyman
Me & My Uncle
Cold Rain and Snow

Second tape:
Deep Elem Blues ;
Beat It On Down The Line ;
I’m A King Bee ;
Me And My Uncle ;
Cumberland Blues
Me & Bobby McGee
Dire Wolf
Good Lovin'
Casey Jones>
Uncle John's Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit for the Montessori School and Bear 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122019.mp3 

 

 

(Sorry about the duplicated Uncle - didn't feel like trying to chop up the sets..)

 

I hope you enjoy this fine serving of classic Dead, and hopefully enjoy some relaxing times with friends and family. 

 

thank you all for your support. I wish you all health and happiness this year. 

 

 

Dec 20, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 12/13/19
01:44:10

Lucky us! We get to listen to this wonderful second set from December 1, 1979 at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh PA on this week's Deadpod. 

This is a fine recording and the music is quite good, even thrilling at times. The China>Rider opener is just right, then pay attention to the fine opening to 'Looks Like Rain'.. quite unique. 'He's Gone' is done quite well alos, and leads into a wonderful jam that is clearly the highlight of this show.. including a 'Gloria' refrain'.. but just let yourself be carried by Garcia's shaping of the musical atmosphere here.. Listen to how worked up Bobby gets in the (first ever) CC Rider..

The rest of the set is more standard, but still a pleasure to hear, including a very fine 'Black Peter'. 

 

 

Grateful Dead
Stanley Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA 12/1/79 - Saturday

Two

China Cat Sunflower [5:21] >
I Know You Rider [7:18] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:37] ;
He's Gone (1) [23:33] >
C C Rider [6:58] >
Space [6:#52] >
Drums [10:26] >
Not Fade Away [8:51] >
Black Peter [11:14] >
Sugar Magnolia [8:21]
Encore    
One More Saturday Night [4:51]
Comments     (1) includes a Gloria Jam 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121319.mp3

 

Best of luck to you today! 

Thank you to my kind friends whose support keeps the Deadpod alive. 

 

Dec 13, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 12/6/19
01:15:04

Here's a show that I attended and found to be quite magical at the time.. it is from December 1st, 1979 at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh PA. A beautiful, small venue, the energy on this night was unmatched and I'm sure it comes through on this nice recording.

The show starts with a smoking 'Jack Straw', which Jerry then takes into a long and beautiful 'Sugaree'. After this we know we're in for an evening of great jamming, and the boys don't let us down. 'Uncle>Big River', is even full of life, and 'Loser' always a favorite of mine, is perfect.

Brent, still new on keyboards, sings a nice 'Easy to Love You'. Bobby's slide work in the 'Minglewood' that follows, could be better but a great 'Althea' saves the day and the band ends this first set with a wonderful 'Music Never Stopped'.. We'll hear set 2 next week...

 

Grateful Dead

Stanley Theatre

Pittsburgh, PA

12/1/79 - Saturday

One    

Jack Straw [5:36] >

Sugaree [16:52] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:53] >

Big River [6:18] ;

Loser [7:21] ;

Easy To Love You [3:43] ;

New Minglewood Blues [7:21] ;

Althea [11:33] ;

The Music Never Stopped [8:44]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120619.mp3

 

Peace, health and happiness to all of you during this season.

 

thank you.

Dec 06, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 11/28/19
52:00

Happy Thanksgiving! 

 

As always we present an acoustic performance from the Dead for your Thanksgiving listening and relaxing pleasure. This one is from June 4, 1970 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco California. A fine recording, with a minimum of flaws, I hope you enjoy this as I wish for you a peaceful and happy holiday. 

 

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA 6/4/70 - Thursday    

Acoustic
   
Monkey & The Engineer 
Deep Elem Blues 
Candyman 
Silver Threads And Golden Needle 
Friend Of The Devil 
Black Peter 
Cumberland Blues 
Wake Up Little Susie 
Swing Low Sweet Chariot 
Uncle John's Band 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112819.mp3 

 

 

This is a time to thank all of you for the allowing me the privilege of sharing this music with you each week. 

Thanks for listening and your support. 

May blessings of peace and health be showered on you and yours this coming year. 

 

Nov 28, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 11/22/19
01:47:19

Hey Now! Here's a great second set for your pee-Thanksgiving preparations.. from 11/2/84 at the Berkeley Community Theater, this was probably the highlight of the run, as the band turns in a solid performance highlighted by some great Garcia licks, some amazing Phil sounds and some excellent work from Bobby and Brent.

The 'Help>Slip>Frank' is as always, a great opener, and the band revs it up during the jam in Slipknot! Bobby does a fine 'Sailor>Saint' here, and Brent adds a great deal of depth to Bobby's finale during 'Sailor'. Listen as well to Phil during that Saint for an example of his unmatched abilities. They move into a strong 'Wharf Rat' in the pre-drums slot then break out 'Gimme Some Lovin' for the fist time. They finish the Playin' in the Band they started on 10/28, then finish with strong versions of 'Bertha>Good Lovin'. They return for the last 'Casey Jones' until 1992..

 

Grateful Dead

Berkeley Community Theater

Berkeley, CA 11/2/84 - Friday

Two    

Help On The Way [3:07]>

Slipknot! [7:30}>

Franklin's Tower [11:43] ;

Lost Sailor [7:00]>

Saint Of Circumstance [6:43] ;

Wharf Rat [11:01]>

Space [0:29]>

Gimme Some Lovin' [5:17]>

Drums>

Space [10:41]>

Playing In the Band Reprise [7:45]>

Bertha [6:37]>

Good Lovin' [7:52]

Encore    

Casey Jones [5:19]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112219.mp3

 

 

Be sure and pick us up Thanksgiving morning for a special holiday edition of the Deadpod!

 

Thanks for your kind support.

Nov 22, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 11/15/19
49:22

This week I chose to bring you an unusual show from November 2, 1984 at the Berkeley Community Theater. This was the 4th show of a 5 show run at this small venue, close to home for the band and their fans and it has an intimate feel to it. The band is quite loose, too loose sometimes (listen to Bobby completely lose the lyrics to El Paso) but also interested in mixing things up as you can see from the setlist. A strong 'Jack Straw' starts things up.  While Jerry's voice is not at its best this night a wonderful 'Peggy O ' follows then the aforesaid 'El Paso', saved as it were by a great Garcia solo. Jerry perhaps sticks it to Bobby a bit with the 'Loser' that follows, but that goes into what is probably the highlight of the set a nice 'Smokestack Lightning>Spoonful' combination. The set ends, quite early, with 'Iko, Iko' with a very unusual opening.. 

We'll hear a solid set 2 from this show next week.. 

 

Grateful Dead
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA
11/2/84 - Friday 

   
One  

  
Jack Straw [6:29] >
Peggy-O [7:06] ;
El Paso [6:09] ;
Loser [6:55] >
Smokestack Lightnin' [6:16] >
Spoonful [4:23] ;
Iko Iko [8:23] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111519.mp3 

 

My thanks to the kind friends who support the Deadpod!

 

 

 

 

Nov 15, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 11/8/19
01:16:50

'I want to tell you how it's gonna be.....'

and let me tell you this second set from November 24, 1972 in Dallas Texas is one rockin' hour + of fine Grateful Dead music. Unlike most of their four other Texas shows during this leg of the fall '72 tour there is no 'Dark Star' or 'Other One' here.. and this second set is notable for being fairly straight-ahead rock and roll. The show really gets moving with a fantastic 'Truckin' .. Jerrry really takes off here, Sugar Magnolia is no slouch either but the uniqueness of this one comes in the fine 'Not Fade Away>Going' Down the Road>Not Fade Away'. Despite Jerry breaking a string, I'm certain you'll enjoy the unique take on this combo here. Not for the faint of heart ;) 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Dallas Memorial Auditorium 

Dallas, TX 11/24/72 - Friday

Two

China Cat Sunflower [5:#25] >

I Know You Rider [4:42] ;

Box Of Rain [4:40] ;

Truckin' [12:24]  ;

Ramble On Rose [6:02] ;

Big River [4:13] ;

Casey Jones [6:16] ;

Sugar Magnolia [8:32] ;

Not Fade Away [8:58] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:31] >

Not Fade Away [5:13]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110819.mp3

 

Thank you for your support of the Deadpod!

 

 

Nov 08, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 11/1/19
01:18:29

On this week's Deadpod we feature a somewhat rare 'ish' show from November 24, 1972 Dallas Texas.  Quite a well-played show, it has  a few hiccups here and there, but overall a nice recording as well. Bobby tells us that Pigpen isn't here, at the end of Don't Ease, as he is home sick.

I think Jerry throughout is quite on it. Some of my highlights are the Brown Eyed Women, a very nice Black Throated Wind, and a great Playin .... the Deal has an unusual Jerry vocal flub ;) 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Dallas Memorial Auditorium

Dallas, TX 11/24/72 - Friday   

One   

Don't Ease Me In [#3:13]  ;

Me And My Uncle [2:55] ;

Brown Eyed Women [4:45] ;

Black Throated Wind [6:27] ;

Bertha [5:39] ;

El Paso [4:12] ;

Deal [4:14] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:03] ;

Tennessee Jed [#6:35] ;

Jack Straw [4:30] ;

Sugaree [7:04] ;

Playing In The Band [20:38]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110119.mp3

 

I finally received some promotional copies of the recently released:

'Saint of Circumstance - 6/17/91'

and wanted to give you a chance to win a copy..

Again, I'd rather mail these to folks who've been able to support the Deadpod so please only enter if you have in the last year..

You can send me your email entry, including your name and US postal address to: thedeadpod@gmail.com ..

If  you'd rather not take your chances you can pick up this fine release here:

https://store.dead.net/music/new-releases/saint-of-circumstance-giants-stadium-east-rutherford-nj-6-17-91-digital.html

 

peace

 

Nov 01, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 10/25/19
01:48:16

This week's Deadpod features the second set of the band's 'From Egypt With Love' performances at Winterland on October 18, 1978.

This is an interesting set, it starts out rather slow, with a less than inspired 'Bertha'>'Good Lovin'. If you're a fan, Donna Jean's 'From the Heart of Me' follows.. I rather enjoy it, but it may be an acquired taste. 'Ship of Fools' follows, then the pre-drums highlight 'Samson and Delilah'. 'Terrapin Station' follows, but Jerry blows the lyrics and does an extended solo. An excellent 'Playin' In the Band' leads into a Drums and Space marked by the guest appearance of Lee Oskar, which gives it an unusual flavor. The jam into the 'Wharf Rat' that follows is exceptional however, as is the Rat, one of the best of the period. A very unusual set-closing 'Truckin' follows, quite well played. They return for an equally unusual 'I Need a Miracle' encore, a song that really fit well in that spot...

 

Grateful Dead

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA

10/18/78 - Wednesday

 

Two    

Bertha [7:13] >

Good Lovin' [6:05] ;

From The Heart Of Me [3:48] ;

Ship Of Fools [6:36] ;

Samson And Delilah [8:19] ;

Terrapin Station [12:06] >

Playing In The Band [10:#49] >

Drums (1) [9:30] >

Space (1) [5:58] >

Wharf Rat [11:#33] >

Truckin' [11:21]

Encore    

I Need A Miracle [4:20#]

Comments     (1) with Lee Oskar on harmonica, appears at 4:48 into drums.

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102519.mp3

 

 Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

 

The Deadpod exists due to the kindness of those good folk who support it. Thank you. 

 

Oct 25, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 10/18/19
01:19:22

We go back 41 years to this day in 1978 at Winterland in San Francisco to revisit the band's 2nd in the series of  'From Egypt with Love' concerts.This is a tight, well-played set with the band playing as well together as anyone could ask. The opening 'Sugaree' is massive - don't let the first few minutes of audience patch deter you from listening to this - Garcia soars here. I have to mention 'Big River' as well. Likewise on the 'Peggy-O', one of the best versions of this you might ever hear.  Even 'Stagger Lee' is much above average with a wonderful ending solo. Listen to how well Bob, Donna and Jerry collaborate on 'Looks Like Rain'.

I trust you'll enjoy this respite from the everyday...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA

10/18/78 - Wednesday

One    

Sugaree [#13:32] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:06] >

Big River [5:48] ;

Peggy-O [7:45] ;

Looks Like Rain [8:16] ;

Stagger Lee [6:15] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:53] ;

Candyman [6:52] ;

The Music Never Stopped [8:06]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101819.mp3

 

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod!

Oct 18, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 10/11/19
01:40:32

This week's Deadpod features the band's performance at the Rainbow Theater in London England on Saturday October 3rd, 1981. This second set contains some wonderful improvisational music and both a fabulous pre-drums setlist and a spectacular Morning Dew. I think you'll agree that the music here flows beyond the structure of these songs to explore some unexpected places before settling back into familiar terrain.  There's some great sound in Drums and Space as well.

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Rainbow Theatre

London, England 10/3/81 - Saturday    

 

Two    

 

Feel Like A Stranger [8:47] >

Franklin's Tower [11:23] >

Estimated Prophet [13:23] >

Terrapin Station [10:54#] >

Drums >

Space [6:54] >

Not Fade Away [8:05] >

Morning Dew [11:17] >

Around And Around [3:54] >

One More Saturday Night [4:24]

Encore    

Brokedown Palace [5:27]

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101119.mp3

 

Your support of the Deadpod is greatly appreciated!

 

Enjoy 

 

 

Oct 11, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 10/4/19
01:18:32

We start out October with a show from across the pond in London, England on October 3rd, 1981. A well-played, rockin' first set gives a few hints as to the improvisation that will follow in set 2 next week.

'Alabama Getaway' is the opener, not uncommon for the time, and while the sound is a bit dicey at first things clear up nicely for the rest of the set. There's a really nice 'Peggy-O' here, and the 'Little Red Rooster' is a real rocker. 'Bird Song' has some very nice moments from Garcia, and the jam between 'China Cat' and 'I Know You Rider' is quite good as well. Brent is quite featured in the mix throughout, although Bobby's guitar is often a bit too low.

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Rainbow Theater  London, England

Date     10/3/81 - Saturday    

One    

Alabama Getaway >

The Promised Land ;

Peggy-O ;

Me And My Uncle >

Big River ;

Tennessee Jed >

Little Red Rooster ;

Bird Song >

Looks Like Rain ;

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100419.mp3

 

I do thank you for listening, and those of you who are able to support the Deadpod!

 

 

p.s. I'm supposed to be getting some copies of the new release of 6/17/91 'Saint of Circumstance' CD set. Keep watching this space for details on how you could enter to win a copy !

details on the release are here:

https://store.dead.net/special-edition-shops/giants-stadium/saint-of-circumstance-giants-stadium-east-rutherford-nj-6-17-91-digital.html

 

Oct 04, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 9/27/19
02:16:16

This week we mourn the passing of the great Robert Hunter. The Grateful Dead would not have been what they were and are without his voice, his words and his wisdom. Sleep in the stars, Robert.

 

In his honor I present this wonderful set from September 28th, 1977 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle Washington. Although the first five songs are missing from this Betty Cantor-Jackson soundboard the remainder of the show sparkles and crackles with the unique energy that the band brought to their craft during this year. 

 

I've added a Robert Hunter song from a performance of his back in 1980 in New York. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Grateful Dead

Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA

9/28/77 - Wednesday

One    


Tennessee Jed [8:46] ;
Passenger [3:34] ;
Peggy-O [7:48] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:44] ;
Friend Of The Devil [7:02] ;
The Music Never Stopped [6:36]
Two    
Bertha [6:56] >
Good Lovin' [5:12] ;
Dire Wolf [3:49] ;
Estimated Prophet [9:18] >
Eyes Of The World [12:22] >
Drums [4:39] >
Not Fade Away [14:41] >
Wharf Rat [10:50] >
Around And Around [7:28]
Encore    
U.S. Blues [5:49]  

 

Robert Hunter

1980-08-21

The Other End, NYC

Ripple

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092719.mp3

 

Thanks for being here.

 

 

 

Sep 27, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 9/20/19
01:28:52

This week's Deadpod features the strong second set from the band's performance at the Boston Garden on Sunday, September 26, 1993.

A strong outing from start to finish, it starts with a rockin' 'Iko' which got the place bouncing. Then a well played 'Saint of Circumstance' leads into Jerry's 'Ship of Fools'. Truckin' follows and while Weir does mess up a verse, its a fairly minor slip up in a strong pre-drums set. Drums and Space are quite long, as was common during these later years, but also contain some very interesting segments. Phil and Jerry do a nice job backing up Weir on the 'Miracle' that follows. The highlight of this one of course, is the 'Standing on the Moon' that follows. Full of emotion and beauty, enough said.

The 'Rain' encore was also exceptionally done and a fine choice.

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Boston Garden Boston, MA

9/26/93 - Sunday    

 

Two    

Iko Iko ;

Saint Of Circumstance

Ship Of Fools ;

Truckin;

Drums ;

Space ;

I Need A Miracle

Standing On The Moon

Encore    

Rain

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092019.mp3

 

Thank you for your kind support

Sep 20, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 9/13/19
01:03:24

Never miss a Sunday show! Especially on Friday the 13th :)

This week I'm stepping a bit out of my comfort zone to bring you a pretty wonderful show from September 26th, 1993 at the old Boston Garden in Boston MA.

This show starts with a fine 'Jack Straw' then Jerry goes right into an excellent version of 'Althea'. In fact I even find the 'Walkin' Blues' here to be above average..

'High Time' is quite well done, with some nice contributions from Vince and Phil. 'Maggie's Farm' is quite fun with each member taking their turn with the verses. 'Lazy River Road' is one of those latter day anthems that kind of mark where Garcia was at the time. I enjoy listening to it sometimes.  'Easy Answers' was and always will be a puzzlement to me, but they close with a fine rockin'  'Don't Ease Me In'

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Boston Garden Boston, MA

9/26/93 - Sunday    

One    

Jack Straw ;

Althea ;

Walkin' Blues ;

High Time ;

Me And My Uncle (1) >

Maggie's Farm (1) ;

Lazy River Road ;

Easy Answers >

Don't Ease Me In

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091319.mp3

 

Thanks for your support of the Deadpod which allows me to publish these shows each week.. so very much appreciated!

Sep 13, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 9/6/19
01:21:59

This week's Deadpod features a *monster* Scarlet>Fire from the second set of the band's performance on September 1st, 1979 in Rochester New  York. But first, take a moment to appreciate the unusual intro from Bobby to this second set :)

This Scarlet>Fire is one of those rather underappreciated jams that can stand comparison to the best of  '73 or '74 Dead. Enjoy the places Garcia takes you as he weaves his magic on this ride. This one takes the entire pre-drums portion of the show.

Following the rather short drums>Space, Garcia gives us a fine 'Wharf Rat', then the band settles into a rocking groove, with Miracle, 'Bertha', and 'Good Lovin' to close out the set. They return for a curfew-shortened 'One More Saturday Night'

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Holleder Stadium

Rochester, NY 9/1/79 - Saturday

 

Two    

Scarlet Begonias [13:08] >

Fire On The Mountain [16:02] >

Drums [5:18#] >

Space [3:11] >

Wharf Rat [10:00] >

I Need A Miracle [4:38] >

Bertha [7:04] >

Good Lovin' [6:24]

Encore    

One More Saturday Night [4:36]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090619.mp3

 

Thanks so much for listening and for your support of the Deadpod

 

Sep 06, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 8/30/19
01:16:36

Happy Labor Day weekend!

This week's Deadpod takes us to New York state, up to Rochester, where the Dead played a fine outdoor show during the day of September 1st, 1979.

 The first set which we will hear this week, breaks from the gate with a fine 'Mississippi Half-Step' > 'Franklin's Tower' combination. This is for me the highlight of this set, almost 20 minutes long.

The rest of the first set is fine, high-energy Dead, culminating in only the 2nd time that Bobby sang the 'Lost Sailor'>'Saint of Circumstance' combo.. since this is only the 2nd time he performed 'Saint' check out the crazy lyrics! Fun!

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Holleder Stadium Rochester, NY

9/1/79 - Saturday

One    

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:56] >

Franklin's Tower [10:22] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:08]>

Big River [5:32] ;

Friend Of The Devil [9:02] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:26] ;

Don't Ease Me In [3:21] ;

Lost Sailor [6:35]>

Saint Of Circumstance [6:29]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod083019.mp3

 

Hoping you have a blast this weekend, as we once again bid adieu to Summer !

Aug 30, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 8/23/19
01:24:46

This week we follow up last week's Deadpod with the second set from the band's performance on August 16, 197 in Telluride Colorado.

I have to admit to scratching my head at this 'Push' opener, but the 'Samson and Delilah' that follows is always on point for a Sunday show :)

'He's Gone' leads into a mildly interesting Drums and Space, but the highlight for me is the quite good 'Other One' for the time period. 'Truckin' leads into 'Black Peter' and a closing 'Good Lovin'.

They return for a double encore - 'Touch' into the wierdest 'Brokedown' you'll ever hear.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Town Park

Telluride, CO

8/16/87 - Sunday

Two    

When Push Comes To Shove [4:25]>

Samson And Delilah [6:58]>

He's Gone [10:28]>

Drums [9:48]>

Space [5:40]>

The Other One [6:47]>

Truckin' [6:18]>

Black Peter [8:56]>

Good Lovin' [8:17]

Encore    

Touch Of Grey [6:01]>

Brokedown Palace

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082319.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your kind support

 

"Summer flies and August dies

the world grows dark and mean"

 

Aug 23, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 8/16/19
53:13

This week's Deadpod features the anniversary of a show that took place 32 years ago at Town Park in beautiful Telluride Colorado.

It was the weekend of the celebrated 'Harmonic Convergence' which marked a globally synchronized mediation event as well as an exceptional alignment of planets. Needless to say it did not bring about an era of world peace or contentment. Nonetheless, the boys played an interesting show which was a request from a friend of the Deadpod who is marrying his finance there this summer! All the best wishes, Frank!

 

The first set which we will hear this week, features some nice work by Brent, as well as a snappy Mississippi Half Step opener and a 'Big Railroad Blues', always a favorite of mine..

 

Grateful Dead

Town Park Telluride, CO

8/16/87 - Sunday

One    

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:15] >

Little Red Rooster [8:15] ;

Iko Iko [4:59] ;

Beer Barrel Polka Tuning ;

Far From Me [3:59] ;

West L.A. Fadeaway [6:49] ;

When I Paint My Masterpiece [4:07] ;

Big Railroad Blues [4:02] >

The Promised Land [3:53]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081619.mp3

 

 

"Summers fade and roses die.. "

 

thank you for your support my friends.

 

 

 

Aug 16, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 8/9/19
01:43:53

That today marks 24 years since Jerry Garcia died, strikes me as a sobering reminder of my own mortality, of how quickly our lives pass, but also as a reminder that I was fortunate to get to see him perform and experience the magic that was in this music. Like every edition of the Deadpod, this week we again celebrate that music, this time with one of their earlier performances, when they were all young and full of boundless energy and enthusiasm. Let the music carry them, and us as we go along on this ride, to places words don't describe. Enjoy.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Family Dog at the Great Highway

San Francisco, CA 8/3/69 - Sunday    

 

Hard To Handle ;

Beat It On Down The Line ;

Hi-Heel Sneakers ;

High Time ;

Mama Tried ;

Dark Star ;

Alligator>

Drums>

The Other One>

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)>

And We Bid You Goodnight

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod0802919.mp3

 

Thank you for coming along, and for your support that has enabled this to go forward for so long.

 

Ain't No Time to Hate. 

Peace. 

 

 

Aug 09, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 8/2/19
01:28:21

For this 'Days Between' week, on the day following what would have been Jerry Garcia's 77th Birthday, we feature a wonderful set from July 29th, 1974. The band returns following a Seastones' set and leads off with an unusual 'He's Gone'. 'Truckin' follows and while Weir screws up the lyrics, Garcia breaks out into what becomes around a 23 minute jam, in and out of a hint of 'Spoonful' then 'Nobody's Fault' and the first verse of 'The Other One'. There's a great jam out of that into the tight 'Wharf Rat' 'Around and Around' follows them they doubleshift into 'Peggy O'. The 'US Blues' that follows is hot, as is the jam in 'Sugar Magnolia' to close the set. While 'Casey Jones' is listed as the encore, I've read that the band never left the stage...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Capital Centre Landover , MD

7/29/74 - Monday

 

Three

He's Gone [13:21] >

Truckin' [8:35] >

Nobody's Fault But Mine [2:49] >

The Other One [14:39] >

Spanish Jam >

Wharf Rat [9:26] ;

Around And Around [5:11] ;

Peggy-O [6:05] ;

U.S. Blues [5:34] ;

Sugar Magnolia [8:56]

Encore

Casey Jones [6:44]

Comments Spanish Jam timing included in the Other one.

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod080219.mp3

 

Love one another.

 

Thanks for listening and for your support.

 

Aug 02, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 7/26/19
01:19:10

 

Dog days of summer? Nothing beats them like some good 'old Grateful Dead - and this somewhat overlooked classic from the summer of 1974 is sure to leave you smiling.. This comes to us from July 29th, 1974 at the Cap Center in Landover Maryland.  This first set contains some of the classics, of course, as well as some surprises, like the stand alone Scarlet Begonias and the beautiful 'To Lay Me Down'. The highlight here I think, is the wonderful 'Weather Report Suite ' - Garcia is on overdrive here :)

 

At any rate, I hope you enjoy this touch of sunshine and it helps your week glide on by..

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Capital Centre

Landover , MD 7/29/74 - Monday

One    

The Promised Land ;

Sugaree [6:43] ;

Black Throated Wind [6:08] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [5:09] ;

Cumberland Blues [5:38] ;

Scarlet Begonias [6:52] ;

Jack Straw [4:21] ;

Deal [4:37] ;

El Paso [3:58] ;

To Lay Me Down [7:29] ;

Weather Report Suite Prelude [1:21] >

Weather Report Suite Part 1 [4:36] >

Let It Grow [12:58]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072619.mp3

 

My thanks to the kind folks who have been able to contribute to the Deadpod!

 

 

 

 

Jul 26, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 7/19/19
01:39:34

'm hoping that this week's Deadpod will help keep you cool during this hot, hot weather many of us are experiencing this week. This second set starts off with a cover of the Beatles' 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road?' .. clearly a goof, or so I hope :) They get into the real show with a 'China Cat>I Know You Rider' which features some nice work by Jerry and Brent (if a bit speedy :).  'Playin' In The Band' follows with some nice jazzy interludes and flows into a nice 'Uncle John's Band'. Brent follows with one of his darker tunes, 'Don't Need Love' which leads into a quite interesting Drums/Space. They come out of that into the highlight of the set (at least for me) a hauntingly beautiful 'China Doll'. They end with the 'Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away' combo, but return for a great double encore of 'Brokedown Palace' and 'Johnny B. Goode'

 

 

Grateful Dead

Greek Theater - University of California

Berkeley, CA 7/15/84 - Sunday

 

Two    

 

Why Don't We Do It In The Road [4:07] >

China Cat Sunflower [5:30] >

I Know You Rider [4:32] ;

Playing In The Band [8:31] >

Uncle John's Band [11:28] >

Don't Need Love [6:45] >

Drums [4:39#] >

Space [7:26] >

China Doll [5:35] >

Throwing Stones [9:05] >

Not Fade Away [8:57]

Encore

Brokedown Palace [4:46] ;

Johnny B. Goode [3:50]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071919.mp3

 

 

Thank you so much for the kind support of the Deadpod. I greatly appreciate it!

 

Jul 19, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 7/12/19
56:35

This week's Deadpod features a show from a great run of shows that took place during the summer of 1984 from the wonderful Greek Theater in Berkeley California. We previously played the first show of this run and now we'll feature the last. This comes from 7/15/84, and while this first set is a bit short, and Jerry is a bit low in the mix, I love the recording and love how Brent shines here. This starts with a fun 'Dancin in the Streets' into a great 'Birdsong'.  'Cumberland Blues' really soars here as well, and the relatively rare 'My Brother Esau' is a treat to hear again. 'Ramble on Rose' rocks as always, and Bobby brings it on a great 'Hell In a Bucket' to close the set. 

 

 

 

 Greek Theater (U of California), Berkeley, CA (7/15/84)  Dancin' in the Streets> Bird Song New Minglewood Blues Cumberland Blues My Brother Esau Ramble on Rose Hell in a Bucket 
   
  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  
  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071219.mp3 
   
 I hope you enjoy it!  
   
 Thanks so much for picking up the Deadpod, and for your kind support!  
   
 Stay cool...  
  

 

 

Jul 12, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 7/5/19
01:28:36

On this fine summer weekend we get to listen to the second set of the Dead's 4th of July appearance in Austin Texas back in 1981. The set opens hot, with a great 'Feel Like a Stranger' followed by a very nice 'Bird Song' - Jerry rips it up. A nice stretched out 'Playin' In the Band' leads into Drums  and Space, and a great 'Not Fade Away' takes us into the post Drums segment of the show. 'Wharf Rat'  and 'Sugar Mag' close it out, and they return for a spirited 'One More Saturday Night' where Weir again has some fun with the lyrics.. 

 

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Grateful Dead

Manor Down Austin, TX

7/4/81 - Saturday

 

Two

 

Feel Like A Stranger [8:34] ;

Bird Song [10:55] ;

Playing In The Band [14:32] >

Drums [7:#42] >

Space [5:42] >

Not Fade Away [10:41] >

Wharf Rat [9:37] >

Sugar Magnolia [9:23]

Encore

One More Saturday Night [4:28]

 

You can listen to this week's Dead pod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070519.mp3

 

I hope you had a great 4th of July and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! 

 

Thanks so much for your kind support.. see you next week! 

 

Jul 05, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 6/28/19
01:14:00

While it is still a few days off, since this is the last Deadpod before the big 4th of July holiday I thought it appropriate to bring you a big 'ol party from that date in GD history. This one comes from Manor Downs in Austin Texas on July 4th, 1981.We'll hear the first set this week, which of course starts with 'Jack Straw'... leave it to Bobby to screw up the iconic lyrics :)

It's an energetic set, Jerry has some very nice runs on Big River, Tennessee Jed is fine. Loser is always a favorite of mine, and the set-closing China>Rider is sure to please.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Manor Downs

Austin, TX

7/4/81 - Saturday

One

 Jack Straw [6:00] ;

Peggy-O [7:03] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:58]>

Big River [5:35] ;

Loser [6:48] ;

Little Red Rooster [8:28] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:14]>

New Minglewood Blues [6:17] ;

China Cat Sunflower [6:45]>

I Know You Rider [4:58] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062819.mp3

 

Had some issues this week with a sump pump which set back my sending out the CDs to the winners of the Aoxomoxoa giveaway.  I'll sure try to get those out this week.

 

Thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod.

 

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

 

Jun 28, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 6/21/19
02:07:31

This week we are fortunate enough to be able to hear the second set of the band's outstanding performance on October 2nd, 1972 in Springfield MA.

If you caught last week's Deadpod you know this is a fine recording and that the band is at the top of their game. While the set starts out a bit slowly I think it more than makes up for it by the time we get to GSET. The Half-Step into Stella Blue is a wonderful surprise. The 'Truckin' has a great buildup into the short but sweet 'Nobody's Fault' jam that leads into drums..

 The 'Morning Dew' is wonderful. Sugar Mag closes and they return for a delicious double encore,

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Springfield Civic Center Arena

Springfield, MA

10/2/72 - Monday

Two

 

The Promised Land [3:00] ;

He's Gone >

Me And Bobby McGee [#5:15] ;

China Cat Sunflower [6:21] >

I Know You Rider [4:56] ;

Tomorrow Is Forever [5:25] ;

Greatest Story Ever Told [5:36] ;

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:09] >

Stella Blue [7:09] ;

Truckin' [7:33] >

Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam [2:20] >

Jam [1:20] >

Drums [1:23] >

Jam [8:07] (3) >

Morning Dew [11:52] ;

Sugar Magnolia [8:05#]

Encore

Uncle John's Band [7:23] ;

Johnny B. Goode [3:21#]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062119.mp3

 

A big thank you to my friends who support the Deadpod!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 21, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 6/14/19
01:53:10

This one's a keeper... a birthday request from Steve, a friend of the Deadpod, this comes to us from October 2nd, 1972, from Springfield MA.

This is a fine recording from one of the high water marks of the band's history. This 14 song first set consists of well-played versions of many of their standards as well as some wonderful jamming and interplay - especially on 'Bird Song', 'Black Throated Wind' and the almost 21 minute 'Playin' In the Band'.

Please excuse the short introduction - just had a cortisone shot in my hand and its still numb :(

 

Enjoy this beauty this summer weekend...

 

Grateful Dead

Springfield Civic Center Arena

Springfield, MA 10/2/72 - Monday

 

One

 

Cold Rain And Snow [#5:18] ;

Mexicali Blues [3:17] ;

Tennessee Jed [7:36] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:16]  ;

Bird Song [12:44] ;

Black Throated Wind [6:#03] ;

Big Railroad Blues [3:46] ;

El Paso [4:18] ;

Brown Eyed Women [4:43] ;

Cumberland Blues [6:32] ;

Jack Straw [4:39] ;

Don't Ease Me In [3:30] ;

Playing In The Band [20:#53] ;

Casey Jones [6:24]

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061419.mp3

 

 

Much love to the kind folks whose contributions make the Deadpod possible!

 

Jun 14, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 6/7/19
01:35:05

Here is the second set from the Grateful Dead's performance on Wednesday, May 17, 1978 at the Uptown Theater in Chicago Illinois. I love this recording, and the performance ain't half bad either ;) espcially the Dancin' In The Streets.. The Drums/Space is unusually long for this period but it is fun and contains some unexpected moments from Phil and Donna.

Terrapin and Not Fade Away in particular return to the characteristic '78 sound that was a little slower and more twangy as it were, but a pleasure to listen to.

Of coursea Werewolves encore ain't half bad either :)

 

 

Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre Chicago, IL

5/17/78 - Wednesday

Two

Samson And Delilah [7:05] ;

Friend Of The Devil [8:44] ;

Dancing In The Street [14:35] >

Drums [18:16] >

Space [1:48] >

Terrapin Station [10:54] ;

Not Fade Away [13:53] ;

Around And Around [8:56]

Encore

Werewolves Of London [7:06]

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060719.mp3

 

 

 

Stay tuned for some cool information regarding this new anniversary release and your chance to win!

Jun 07, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 5/31/19
01:12:46

Here's a pretty little set to send out the month of May in style.. This one comes to us form May 17th, 1978 at the Uptown theater in Chicago Illinois. This one starts with the first ever 'Mississipi-Half Step'>'Franklin's Tower' combo, and one that showcases some really nice licks from Mr. Garcia (and I should add some very nice work from Mr. Weir as well). The next two are Bobby's - 'Me and My Uncle' into a tight 'Big River'. Lovely versions of 'It Must Have Been The Roses' and 'Looks like Rain' showcase the more laid back side of the Dead as well as what Donna Jean could add  in terms of backing vocals. A rolling "Tennessee Jed' follows, with Keith adding some nice color and Jerry adding some spirited vocals to make for a real good time. Bobby encourages the crowd to wish Mickey and Billy a Happy Birthday.... then they play a full on Funiculi Funicula...

They close with a nice 'Lazy Lightnin'>Supplication'...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre Chicago, IL

5/17/78 - Wednesday

One

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:24]>

Franklin's Tower [14:19] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:04] >

Big River [5:44] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [6:53] ;

Looks Like Rain [9:05] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:57] ;

Funiculi Funicula [1:25] ;

Lazy Lightnin' [3:20] >

Supplication [6:38]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod053119.mp3

 

 

As always, I want to acknowledge and thank the kind folks whose support makes the Deadpod possible.. Thank You!

 

 

May 31, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 5/24/19
01:55:42

This week's Memorial Day weekend Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 12th, 1991. I'm a sucker for a Help>Slip>Frank opening and I quite enjoy this one. There are plenty of Phil bombs here and Bruce Hornsby's presence is heard here as well. Jerry is quite present throughout this set and is in relatively great voice. 

For a post-Brent show I think this one is quite good, and the Weight encore was a favorite of mine in this era. 
I hope you enjoy.. 
 
Grateful Dead
Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
5/12/91 - Sunday
 
Two
Help On The Way >
Slipknot! >
Franklin's Tower ;
Looks Like Rain ;
Terrapin Station >
Drums >
Space >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
Throwing Stones ;
Turn On Your Love Light
Encore
The Weight
 
you can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
Be sure to join us on our Facebook group.. and you can listen to the Deadpod on Spotify as well. 
 
Have a safe and Fun Memorial Day weekend! 
 
Summertime will come and go before you know! 
May 24, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 5/17/19
56:25

I've been thinking it was time for a post-Brent show so I've decided on this one from Shoreline on May 12, 1991. This one has an interesting, well-played setlist, including the breakout of Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry".

Bruce Hornsby is with the band and I always enjoyed his contributions.

'Deal' is a smokin' set closer here..

Excuse the short intro - trying to type wirh a splint on one of my fingers (trigger finger ::)

 

 

Grateful Dead

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mountain View, CA

5/12/91 - Sunday

One

Picasso Moon [6:15] ;

Althea [8:05] ;

C C Rider [3:23] >

It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry [3:14] ;

El Paso [4:19] ;

High Time [6:38] ;

Black Throated Wind [5:53] ;

Deal [10:20]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051719.mp3

 

Thanks to my kind friends who support the Deadpod!

 

May 17, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 5/10/19
01:47:29

There's alot to love in this week's Deadpod, and that's only appropriate for a Mother's Day weekend, I suppose. This massive second set clocks in at just under a couple hours, and it is filled with extraordinary jams, soulful vocals and wonderful ensemble execution. This comes to us from their performance in El Paso Texas, on November 23rd, 1973. This is a very fine recording of a show that I don't believe is widely shared. While it starts off well enough, things really take off following the 'Truckin'' with a tremendous jam into 'The Other One' and a jazzy wonderful 'Space' that follows. 'Me and Bobby McGee' is as sweet as possible and serves to set the mood for a lovely 'Eyes of the World' that really took me places. They bring things back to earth with the rockin' set closing grouping of 'Arond and Around', 'Goin' Down the Road' and 'Casey Jones'.

 

Hope you love this set as much as I do, thanks to Steve for the suggestion.

 

 

Grateful Dead

County Coliseum El Paso, TX

11/23/73 - Friday

 

Two

 

Greatest Story Ever Told ;

Sugaree ;

Me And My Uncle ;

He's Gone >

Truckin' >

The Other One >

Space >

Me And Bobby McGee ;

Eyes Of The World ;

Around And Around >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >

Casey Jones

Encore

Johnny B. Goode

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051019.mp3

May 10, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 5/3/19
01:37:06

Here we are in the first weekend of May - and of course that means Saturday is Derby Day!

In honor of the Run for the Roses I had to bring you a set with 'The Race Is On' - and boy what a set this is.. it comes from the boys' performance on November 23rd, 1973 in El Paso Texas!

There are plenty of highlights here, including a dynamite 'Jack Straw', the 'mind left body jam' between 'China Cat' and 'I Know You Rider'  and the complete 'Weather Report Suite'.

This is one of those shows you're going to want to play LOUD..

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

County Coliseum

El Paso, TX 11/23/73 - Friday

 

One

 

Bertha ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Deal ;

Looks Like Rain ;

Don't Ease Me In ;

The Race Is On ;

Loser ;

Jack Straw ;

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider ;

El Paso ;

Tennessee Jed ;

Big River ;

Row Jimmy ;

Weather Report Suite Prelude >

Weather Report Suite Part 1 >

Let It Grow

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050319.mp3

 

A big Thank You to the kind folks who support the Deadpod!

 

May 03, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 4/26/19
01:13:17

Seemed to me that I shouldn't let April slip by without something from 1978 - the band had a very good month that year, so I decided to feature their efforts on April 21st at Rupp Arena in Lexington Kentucky.

 

Some think that this first set starts out a bit slow, personally I disagree. I love the 'Promised Land' opener. Unfortunately the 'Dire Wolf' that follows is is patched with a not-so-great audience version for the first 2:40 of the selection. While 'Mama Tried'>'Mexicali' is not rare, Garcia has some spirited licks and I find it quite enjoyable. The 'Ramble On Rose' is perhaps not the most spirited, but its followed by a quite long 'Funiculi Funicula, A smart 'Passenger' is followed by a lazy 'Row Jimmy', but they flip a switch from her out.. the last 3 songs are cooking! All these three are wonderful, but they are capped by an off the hook version of 'The Music Never Stopped'.. whew!

 

 

Grateful Dead

Rupp Arena Lexington, KY

4/21/78 - Friday

 

One

 

The Promised Land [4:26] ;

Dire Wolf [4:04] ;

Mama Tried [2:42] >

Mexicali Blues [3:47] ;

Ramble On Rose [8:13] ;

Funiculi Funicula [1:33] ;

Passenger [4:56] ;

Row Jimmy [10:48] ;

It's All Over Now [8:01] ;

Brown Eyed Women [5:28] ;

The Music Never Stopped [9:04]


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042619.mp3

 

thank you so much for your kind support

 

 

Apr 26, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 4/19/19
01:55:16

 

 

This week I have the pleasure of presenting the second set from the band's performance on April 23rd, 1983 at the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven Connecticut. A fine set, as most that start with a smoking Scarlet>Fire, this set features some wonderful Garcia licks, especially in Space, combined with some excellent effects from Mr. Hart. A fine recording I'm a fan of the Saint of Circumstance, even if Weir gets a bit cheezy.. The Other One Wharf Rat is excellent as always. The double encore is an excellent touch.

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

New Haven Coliseum New Haven, CT

4/23/83 - Saturday

 

Two

Scarlet Begonias [12:47]>

Fire On The Mountain [13:34] ;

Lost Sailor [7:25] >

Saint Of Circumstance [6:57] >

Space [0:28] >

Drums >

Space [19:03] >

The Other One [7:20] >

Wharf Rat [9:28] >

Throwing Stones [9:17]>

Not Fade Away [#8:25]

 

Encore

 

One More Saturday Night [4:26] >

Brokedown Palace [5:22]

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041919.mp3

 

This one again goes out to Mike W.

 

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Apr 19, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 4/12/19
01:07:36

This show, a special request to honor a brother who passed, comes to us from the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven Connecticut on April 23rd, 1983.

I considered only playing set number two, as it exists in soundboard form, but this first set has such spirited playing that although it is an audience copy I quite enjoyed it - I hope you do as well.

 

The 'Alabama Getaway' jumps out of the box and shows the boys mean business on this night. Jerry's licks are fast and hot and it flows naturally into the 'Greatest Story'.

While the vocals on 'Candyman' (and several others) are a bit far away, I suggest turning it up! :)

'New Minglewood' smokes.. this is one of the better versions I think... A nice little Garcia jam follows the return to Tennessee.. Bobby sounds a little rushed ;) during 'Lightnin>Supplication' ...the sweet lead into a hot Supplication makes up for it. A lovely 'Peggy-O' follows, then Brent gets to bring out 'Far From Me'. The first set ends with a amped up 'Music Never Stopped', I can't imagine many were in their seats.. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

New Haven Coliseum New Haven, CT

4/23/83 - Saturday

 

One

 

Alabama Getaway [5:19] >

Greatest Story Ever Told [4:02] ;

Candyman [6:31] ;

New Minglewood Blues [7:43] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:07] ;

Lazy Lightnin' [3:38] >

Supplication [6:21] ;

Peggy-O [7:55] ;

Far From Me [4:16] ;

The Music Never Stopped [8:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041219.mp3

 

this goes out in memory of Mike Winters..

 

Thanks for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 12, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 4/5/19
01:25:10

This week it's my pleasure to bring you the second set from the band's performance on March 31st, 1989 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro North Carolina. This fine recording starts with a roaring 'Hey Pocky Way' into 'Truckin'. That one goes very nicely into 'Terrapin' which has a fine little jam at the end to take us into Drums and Space. The wishful 'I Will Take You Home' makes me miss Brett all over again. It goes into a smoking version of 'Watchtower'... it leads into the most powerful number of the night, a moving 'Morning Dew' Jerry kills it on this one, and by the end he's screaming and people are crying... The 'Brokedown Palace' encore is just the right choice to send us home sweet and sleepy...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC

3/31/89 - Friday

Two

Hey Pocky Way>

Truckin' >

Terrapin Station >

Drums >

Space >

I Will Take You Home >

All Along The Watchtower >

Morning Dew >

Good Lovin'

Encore Brokedown Palace

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040519.mp3

 

May spring bring you sunshine and blue skies..

 

thanks for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 05, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 3/29/19
01:00:44

I decided to close out March with a really fun and energetic show from the Spring of 1989. This comes to us from March 31st, 1989 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro North Carolina. While there are no extended jams in this week's first set, the playing throughout is exceptionally energetic and quite fun to listen to. Some of the highlights for me are the fine version of 'Peggy O', the spirited 'Me & My Uncle>Big River' and Loser. The set closing 'Standing on the Moon' had yet to develop into the blockbuster ballad it would become, but I still enjoy this rendition. I've always enjoyed the band during this period, as they were really cresting from 89 through 90.. I hope you enjoy this as well. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC

3/31/89 - Friday

 

One

 

Hell In A Bucket ;

Sugaree ;

New Minglewood Blues ;

Peggy-O ;

Me And My Uncle >

Big River ;

Loser ;

Victim Or The Crime ;

Standing On The Moon

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032919.mp3

 

my thanks for your support of the Deadpod! 

 

Be well and enjoy life :)

Mar 29, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 3/22/19
02:06:01

Let's welcome Spring with this wonderful second set from March 26th, 1973 at the Baltimore Civic Center. Since I'm a bit under the weather this week I'll just point out a few (obvious) highlights - the jam following Truckin' including the Weather Report Suite Prelude, the wonderful Eyes , and of course Morning Dew. 

 

I hope you enjoy this one, and feel free to join the Deadpod group on Facebook and offer your suggestions for shows you'd like to hear on the Deadpod! 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, MD

3/26/73 - Monday

 

Two

Ramble On Rose [6:10] ;

Big River [4:09] ;

Here Comes Sunshine [7:50] ;

Greatest Story Ever Told [4:42#] ;

Candyman [6:30] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:41] ;

He's Gone [10:#49] >

Truckin' [14:45] >

Weather Report Suite Prelude [2:02] >

Jam [5:36] Wharf Rat [10:17] >

Me And Bobby McGee [5:35] >

Eyes Of The World [14:29] >

Morning Dew [12:42] ;

One More Saturday Night [4:25]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032219.mp3

 

Thank you for your support!!! 

 

Mar 22, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 3/15/19
01:51:33

A massive Deadpod this week - warning - this one is just shy of 2 hours long!

While I considered splitting it in the end I'd rather eat the extra cost and give you one of these fine shows from the Spring of 1973!

 

This one comes to us from the Baltimore Civic Center on March 26th, 1973.

 

There are too many songs here to cover them all - suffice it to say there are many highlights, some of my favorite moments are: 'The Race Is On' - always love hearing this one, a sweet and sticky 'Row Jimmy', 'Brown-Eyed Women' - especially Jerry's solo here. and as always during this great year, the almost 20 minute long 'Playin' In the Band' where they really stretch it out and incorporate some innovative jazzy movements . This one is a very fine sounding recording as well...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, MD

3/26/73 - Monday

One

The Promised Land [2:52] ;

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:19] ;

The Race Is On [2:54] ;

Wave That Flag [5:20] ;

Jack Straw [4:28] ;

Sugaree ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Box Of Rain ;

Row Jimmy ;

Beat It On Down The Line ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

El Paso ;

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider ;

Looks Like Rain ;

Don't Ease Me In ;

Playing In The Band [19:12]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031519.mp3

Mar 15, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 3/8/19
01:33:31

This week's Deadpod starts out with a sweet rendition of the Elizabeth Cotton classic 'Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie' - the only electric version the Dead ever played and the last time they would ever play it. This is just one of the pleasures of the second set from the first Rex Benefit that took place back on March 28th, 1984 at the Marin Veterans Auditorium in San Rafael, California.

The set proper follows, with a flat out rockin' version of 'Hell In a Bucket' (aside from Weir getting a bit lost in the lyrics :). They follow with an energetic version of  'China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider', in a rather early location in the set list. They're in fine form here, and the transition into Rider is wonderful. Jerry gives us a 'wish I was a headlight' for the ages. 'Playin' follows, and builds to some interesting spacial explorations. Jerry leaves , and Brent breaks out 'Don't Need Love' for the first time, with Bobby on lead. I'm always a bit melancholy when I hear these kind of Brent songs..

Drums leads into a cool if short Space, and the post drums segment is pretty solid if standard fare.

The boys close with a nice 'Touch of Grey' encore..

 

 

Grateful Dead

Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium

San Rafael, CA 3/28/84 - Wednesday

Two

Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie ;

Hell In A Bucket ;

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider ;

Playing In The Band >

Don't Need Love >

Drums >

Space >

The Wheel >

Truckin'>

Spoonful >

Around And Around >

Johnny B. Goode

Encore

Touch Of Grey

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030819.mp3

 

Thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod.

 

May the four winds blow you safely home..

 

 

 

Mar 08, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 3/1/19
01:00:03

This week we have an intimate performance, and the very first Rex Benefit show which happened to be the first show performed in 1984. This comes from the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, CA on March 28th, 1984. Even at this time, this was one of the smallest venues the band would preform in, and since it was a Rex Benefit show, you get the feeling that they were trying to put on a special show for family and friends. While the first set doesn't contain the surprises of set 2, its still a very nice and relaxing hour of music. I guess I'm continuing my 'audience tape appreciation' run of Deadpods - not planned, but I came across this recording and thought it deserved some exposure. 

I  hope you enjoy it.. 

 

Grateful Dead

Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium

San Rafael, CA

3/28/84 - Wednesday

 

One

 

Iko Iko ;

C C Rider ;

Loser ;

El Paso ;

West L.A. Fadeaway ;

Beat It On Down The Line ;

Candyman ;

Let It Grow

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030119.mp3

 

As always, your support allows the Deadpod to live! thank you! 

Mar 01, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 2/22/19
01:07:41

This week's Deadpod features the second set of the Dead's performance on February 27th, 1977 at the University of Santa Barbara, CA. As this was the second show to display the fabulous material from 'Terrapin Station' the band was still at a great place for this gig. The 'Samson' features a smokin' Garcia solo, and the 'St. Stephen', while missing the traditional bridge, was still very enjoyable, despite a cut in the tape at the start of the song. 'Terrapin' itself is of course a highlight, as the early versions were in a way unmatched. A nice 'Morning Dew' follows, then they close with a very good 'Sugar Magnolia' and a 'Johnny B. Goode' encore to cap off the evening. 

I hope you enjoy this very good audience recording.. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Robertson Gym - University Of California

Santa Barbara, CA

2/27/77 - Sunday

Two

Samson And Delilah [6:34] ;

Saint Stephen [#8:17] >

Not Fade Away [9:08] >

Drums [4:22] >

Terrapin Station [9:54] >

Morning Dew [13:27] ;

Sugar Magnolia [9:16]

Encore

Johnny B. Goode [4:11]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022219.mp3

 

Thanks for your support! 

 

 

next week is March! 

Feb 22, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 2/15/19
01:24:13

With the recent release of the classic show from 2/26/77 on Dave's Picks #29, I was inspired to bring you this fine recording of the excellent show that took place the following evening, Febuary 27th, 1977. While this is an audience recording, and the vocals are not as upfront as many of us prefer, I think you'll still find that the playing shines through. The band is definitely still 'on' this night, here in the first set they play 'Estimated Prophet' for only the 2nd time and the playing throughout is lovely. 

 

I'm particulary fond of the arrangement of 'Music Never Stopped'; afterwards Phil implored Jerry for 'one more' and boy do they respond with an excellent 'Scarlet Begonias'. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Robertson Gym - University Of California

Santa Barbara, CA

2/27/77 - Sunday

One

New Minglewood Blues [4:25] ;

Loser [6:58] ;

El Paso [4:29] ;

Ramble On Rose [6:20] ;

Estimated Prophet [7:43] ;

Peggy-O [8:07] ;

Good Lovin' [4:41] ;

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:33] ;

The Music Never Stopped [6:24] ;

Scarlet Begonias [12:48]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021519.mp3

 

Love one another

 

thank you for your kind support

Feb 15, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 2/8/19
01:58:24

This week we can forget our troubles with a fine second set from this early 1979 date in Kansas City.

Scarlet starts a little slow, and Jerry's voice cracks a bit here and there, but he really starts soaring around the 3:30 mark. Around the 6:00 minute mark the calypso beat moves in, Donna's background vocals add just enough mystery not to be overpowering, and we float along waiting for the other shoe to drop. Eventually Jerry's notes flutter in like a bee, as the rhythm intensifies; a beautiful transition into 'Fire'. Again, while Jerry's voice is a bit strained, his playing is is unhurried, yet searing.. uplifting. Once you hear these two, you know you're in for a great musical moment. 'From the Heart Of Me' brings us back to Shakedown Street, and  in perspective, we're reminded of what was lost when Donna and Keith left the band. Excellent Jerry solo around the 4:00 min mark of the first one, all around a nice, unhurried jam, the boys spread their wings and you feel the music as it lets them glide into 'Eyes of the World'. Here the soundboard tape is patches with an audience source but there is little loss of fidelity. There's a marvelous, somewhat dark and forboding jam following Drums and a short but interesting Other One. The double encore with a 'Miracle' closer, sure seems to indicate they were having fun that night!

 

 

Grateful Dead

Soldier's And Sailors Memorial Hall

Kansas City, KS 2/10/79 - Saturday

Two

Scarlet Begonias [12:33] >

Fire On The Mountain [10:37] ;

From The Heart Of Me [3:31] ;

Estimated Prophet [11:51] >

Eyes Of The World [11:13] >

Space [1:37] >

Drums [6:30#] >

Space [13:38] >

The Other One [6:46] >

Wharf Rat [9:57] >

Sugar Magnolia [8:16]

Encore

One More Saturday Night [4:47] ;

I Need A Miracle [6:13]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020819.mp3

 

May the music bring you joy and peace.

 

thanks so much for your kind support.

Feb 08, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 3/1/19

This week we have an intimate performance, and the very first Rex Benefit show which happened to be the first show performed in 1984. This comes from the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, CA on March 28th, 1984. Even at this time, this was one of the smallest venues the band would preform in, and since it was a Rex Benefit show, you get the feeling that they were trying to put on a special show for family and friends. While the first set doesn't contain the surprises of set 2, its still a very nice and relaxing hour of music. I guess I'm continuing my 'audience tape appreciation' run of Deadpods - not planned, but I came across this recording and thought it deserved some exposure. 

I  hope you enjoy it.. 

 

Grateful Dead

Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium

San Rafael, CA

3/28/84 - Wednesday

 

One

 

Iko Iko ;

C C Rider ;

Loser ;

El Paso ;

West L.A. Fadeaway ;

Beat It On Down The Line ;

Candyman ;

Let It Grow

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030119.mp3

 

As always, your support allows the Deadpod to live! thank you! 

Feb 01, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 2/1/19
55:55

This week, something I try not to do too often, but yes, another show from 1979! And better yet, another audience source!

Yes, this is a short first set, but despite the fact that it is one of Keith and Donna's last shows (they were to play only two more times with the Dead), the band sounds tight and the versions for the most part sparkle. Keith certainly doesn't contribute much here, but the rest of the members make up for it in my opinion.

My favorites here include a sparkling 'Big River' and Bobby on 'Minglewood'. Deal is short but sweet and 'Jack Straw' rages..

 

Grateful Dead

Soldier's And Sailors Memorial Hall

Kansas City, KS 2/10/79 - Saturday

One

Don't Ease Me In [2:36] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:07] >

Big River [5:57] ;

They Love Each Other [7:31] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:04] ;

Brown Eyed Women [5:17] ;

It's All Over Now [7:23] ;

Deal [4:32] ;

Jack Straw [5:51]

 

Next week we'll bring you the second set with an excellent 'Scarlet>Fire'...

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020119.mp3

 

Have a warm, wonderful week...

thanks so much for your support!!

Feb 01, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 1/25/19
01:44:48

This week's Deadpod continues with the second set from the Grateful Dead's performance on January 10th, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY. This is a fine set packed with lots of great music. 

A tight Shakedown Street opens the set, but the Miracle that follows is better than usual. Bertha goes into Good Lovin, then they follow with a rare Dark Star.. They played it 3 times during a 20 day period here then put it away for another seven  years. While this one is only one verse, there is some great exploration that follows in Drums and Space. Wharf Rat is always a pleasure, and a power Saint Stephen never failed to deliver. They close a nice set with two from Chuck Berry,  Around and Around and the Johnny B. Goode encore. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale, NY 1/10/79 - Wednesday

 

Two

 

Shakedown Street [13:23] ;

I Need A Miracle [5:38] >

Bertha [6:51] >

Good Lovin' [7:15] ;

Dark Star [18:30] >

Drums [8:#20] >

Space [5:35] >

Wharf Rat [10:32] >

Saint Stephen [7:23] >

Around And Around [7:46]

Encore

Johnny B. Goode [3:58]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 

 

As always, thanks for listening, have a safe and happy week, and of course, my thanks for your support. 

 

 
Jan 25, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 1/18/19
01:38:17

While I missed the 40th anniversary of this one by a week, it's certainly a show that merits listening to, even if (or perhaps because) it only exists in a very good audience format. This one comes from January 10, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY. While the first set, which we will hear this week, is not as outstanding as next week's Set 2, it is certainly enjoyable, in my opinion and has some nice highlights.

The boys start out by taking us to the Promised Land, which gets everyone up on their feet. The Dire Wolf makes his appearance, then a very nice Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues with some nice Garcia flourishes throughout. Jerry's voice is a little strained at time, to my ears, but he makes up for it in the Tennessee Jed that follows with some excellent solo work inside. While this time marks the end of the great Keith and Donna period, Donna does some very nice work on the 'Looks Like Rain' that follows. This long first set has some ebb and flo, but don't miss the fine 'Loser' which marked the last appearance of 'Sweet Susie', or the powerful 'Music Never Stopped' that closes the set - classic Dead.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale, NY 1/10/79 - Wednesday

One

The Promised Land [4:27] ;

Dire Wolf [3:52] ;

Mama Tried [2:38] >

Mexicali Blues [4:10] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:27] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:58] ;

Stagger Lee [7:15] ;

El Paso [4:15] ;

Row Jimmy [12:07] ;

Passenger [5:12] ;

Loser [7:57] ;

The Music Never Stopped [7:36]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011819.mp3

 

It seems that ol' man Winter is blowing in this weekend - hope you stay warm and dry!

Be careful out there!

 

thanks for listening and for your support of the Deadpod!

 

Jan 18, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 1/11/19
01:48:49

Winter Time is Good Ol' Grateful Dead Time!

 

I hope you're not sick of primal Dead, because in looking about for a show for this week I came across this set from January 17th, 1970 and decided that it tickled me in just the right spot so I'm going to share it this week. The boys are clicking and transitioning to new vistas and I love hearing them work out jams like Phil on this Cumberland Blues or the great 'Dark Star' jam here.

Naturally hearing Pigpen in his prime is just another bonus, (although I've read the reason the organ sounds different is that it came from a nearby church *lol* not sure how true that one is).

 

It's not all peaches and creme, this 48 year old tape has some flaws, including the beginning of Dire Wolf and a cut in High Time. Most heartbreaking is the missing ending of Lovelight, but I do hope you enjoy what we have here - we are really lucky to be able to relive it!

 

 

Grateful Dead

Gill Coliseum - Oregon State University

Corvalis, OR

1/17/70 - Saturday

One - 1:57:08

Dire Wolf [#3:26];[0:37] %

China Cat Sunflower [#2:13] >

Jam [2:55] >

I Know You Rider [4:24];[0:29] ;

Hard To Handle [5:00];[0:25] ;

Cumberland Blues [4:49];[1:04] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:04];[0:18] ;

Black Peter [9:32];[1:10] ;

Good Lovin' [1:40] >

Drums [0:15] >

Good Lovin' [5:44];[1:41] ;

Mason's Children [4:49] >

High Time [6:#31];[1:19] ;

Dark Star [20:51] >

Saint Stephen [6:48] >

The Eleven [11:16] >

Turn On Your Love Light [16:56#]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011119.mp3

 

Stay warm .. and thanks for listening and for your kind support!

 

Jan 11, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 1/4/19
01:34:52

We kick off our 2019 Deadpods with this energetic and unusual set from 1980. This took place on January 13th, 1980 at the Cambodian Refugee Benefit in Oakland.

The band does one long set, and I've included all of it here this week. It is all quite worthy bu I'm especially fond of the laid back 'Franklin's Tower', As well as tight versions of 'Tennessee Jed', 'Looks Like Rain' and 'Don't Ease Me In'. The "second" set features a nice lenghty 'Playin' In The Band'.

'Not Fade Away' and 'Sugar Magnolia' feature Carlos Santana and John Cipolina sitting in, but their contributions are not especially noticeable on the tape, in my opinion.

 

I hope you find this a pleasant diversion on a Winter's day as we roll into what is usually, to me, a long month of January.

 

 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (1/13/80)  Jack Straw Franklin's Tower New Minglewood Blues Tennessee Jed Looks Like Rain Don't Ease Me In Playin' in the Band drums Not Fade Away Sugar Magnolia  U.S. Blues 
   
 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  
 http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010419.mp3 
   
   
 Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.  
   
Jan 04, 2019
Dead Show/podcast for 12/28/18
57:22

We close out 2018 with the second part of the band's performance back on on April 3rd, 1970 at the Field House at the University of Cincinnati. A great representation of the band's raucous and spirited style this set features some great jamming on some real classics like 'Cryptical Envelpment' into 'The Other One', 'Cosmic Charlie' and a wonderful 'Turn on Your Lovelight'. It's easy to see why Pigpen was considered the real frontman during this period when you listen to that Lovelight. 

 

I hope you enjoy this small slice of classic Dead as we turn the page on another year. 

May the next one bring you and yours much joy and good health, and all of us peace and brotherhood. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Field House - University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 4/3/70 - Friday

 

part 2

Good Lovin' [#0:22] >

Drums [2:16] >

Good Lovin' [4:37];[0:02] %

Cryptical Envelopment [2:01] >

Drums [3:05] >

The Other One [7:44] >

Cryptical Envelopment [5:26] >

Cosmic Charlie [6:29] %

Not Fade Away [5:30] >

Turn On Your Love Light [17:#16]

Encore

And We Bid You Good Night

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122118.mp3

 

 

Thanks for listening my friends. 

Dec 28, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 12/21/18
01:25:02

Happy Winter Solstice!

 

              and of course Merry Christmas..........

 

While this is the last Deadpod before the holiday, I will naturally include some great acoustic Dead music for your enjoyment. However since it is also a few days before the holiday, I thought I would break with tradition a bit and include some electric Dead as well. The show I selected for this week really dictated this choice, its a fine show that was performed back on April 3rd, 1970 at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati Ohio. I bring you part one this week. Unlike most acoustic sets, this show features an acoustic set right smack in the middle.. so rather than try to rearrange the songs I thought I would bring you the first part this week and finish up next Friday night. Some of the highlights here include a great jam in 'China Cat'>'I Know You Rider' , Pigpen on 'Hard to Handle' and Katie Mae', and the first ever preformance of 'Candyman' . Don't miss the alternative lyrics on a nice acoustic 'Friend of the Devil'.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Field House - University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 4/3/70 - Friday

One - 2:07:30

 

Casey Jones [#3:45];[0:34] ;

China Cat Sunflower [3:04] >

Jam [1:40] >

I Know You Rider [4:04];[0:36] ;

Hard To Handle [4:58];[0:40] ;

Dancing In The Street [10:04];[0:28] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:57];[0:38] %

Friend Of The Devil [3:42];[0:38] ;

Deep Elem Blues [5:16] [0:33]%[0:10] ;

Candyman [5:01];[0:19] ;

Wake Up Little Susie [2:17] >

Black Peter [7:20] >

Uncle John's Band [6:15] ;

Intro (1) [2:52] ;

Katie Mae [3:51];[0:13] %

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122118.mp3

 

 

I wish you and yours a peaceful, joyous holiday.

 

thank you for your support

Dec 21, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 12/14/18
01:48:11

This week's Deadpod features a fine second set from the band's show in Oakland California on December 4, 1990. They open with a nice 'Eyes of the World' - Bruce's piano here really shines. 'Saint of Circumstance' follows then a strong Jerry vocal performance on 'Ship of Fools'. 'Truckin' is where things really get going though with a great Jerry jam especially into the 'Smokestack Lightning' which has some nice interplay between Jerry, Vince and Bruce.

The band doesn't slow down, post-drums, with a strong 'Other One' (sans the Phil bombs) and a good Wharf Rat. Lovelight closes the set, but Jerry returns for a sweet 'Baby Blue' encore.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA

12/4/90 - Tuesday

Two  [1:47:57]

 

Eyes Of The World [13:02] >

Saint Of Circumstance [7:16]

Ship Of Fools [7:31] ;

Truckin [8:55] >

Smokestack Lightning [6:00] >

Drums [15:10] >

Space [11:13] >

The Other One [10:56] >

Wharf Rat [10:10] >

Turn On Your Love Light [6:55]

Encore

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121418.mp3

 

Special thanks to those of you who have kindly made year-end contributions to the Deadpod.

Thanks to everyone who  helps us continue to roll.

 

Dec 14, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 12/7/18
01:13:05

This week the Deadpod will take you back to December 4th 1990 at the Oakland County Coliseum for a fine show that showcased the energy that Bruce Hornsby brought to the band when he joined them after the death of Brent Mydland. Highlights here for me include the Mississippi Half-Step and a wonderful Bird Song. While 'Walkin' Blues' is on no ones list of favorites, it is balanced out by a great set closing 'Valley Road'. I wish the band  would've chosen to practice some of these Hornsby tunes, I know that was one of Bruce's frustrations that led him to leave later on, but this one is spot on and has some great energy.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA

12/4/90 - Tuesday

One - [1:10:58]

 

Jack Straw [5:38] ;

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo [8:46] >

Walkin' Blues [5:44] ;

Candyman [6:24] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:08] >

Big River [5:36] ;

Brown Eyed Women [4:46] ;

When I Paint My Masterpiece [5:02] ;

Bird Song [12:26] ;

Valley Road [4:57]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120718.mp3

 

Peace to all of you this holiday season and thanks for listening and your support.

 

 

 

Dec 07, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 11/30/18
01:01:38

This week I thought it only appropriate to go back and feature the fine second set from the band's performance on November 14th, 1971, that we had featured the first set from two weeks ago.

This second set features some outstanding interplay and jamming. While Keith is not yet fully integrated into the band's sound (as he would be later in 1972), the other members more than make up for it with their energy and inventiveness. You won't be wrong to assume looking at the set list, that the highlight here is the mighty 'Other One'>Me and My Uncle>Other One>Wharf Rat.

While this was released as a bonus 'Road Trips' cd, this comes from a Charlie Miller release a few years back. Enjoy.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 11/14/71 - Sunday

Two

Truckin' [10:30] >

Drums [4:24] >

The Other One [9:14] >

Me And My Uncle [2:58] >

The Other One [12:21] >

Wharf Rat [9:43] >

Sugar Magnolia [6:25]

Encore

Johnny B. Goode [3:52]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod113018.mp3

 

Special thanks to my kind friends whose support of the Deadpod keeps our weekly podcast happening!

Nov 30, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 11/22/18
49:15

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

As is our tradition, please enjoy this acoustic Grateful Dead set as my way of thanking you on this special day.

 

While we all have many things to be thankful for, I hope each of you realizes that I am thankful that you listen to and enjoy the Deadpod. I hope that you find this acoustic Dead enjoyable and relaxing on your holiday.

 

Peace my friends.

 

Grateful Dead

Warfield Theater

San Francisco, California

September 27, 1980 Saturday

 

1. // Jack-A-Roe

2. The Monkey & The Engineer

3. It Must Have Been The Roses

4. Dark Hollow

5. Bird Song

6. To Lay Me Down

7. On the Road Again

8. Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie

9. Ripple//

 

Time: 48:04

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 
Nov 22, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 11/16/18
01:25:34

As we roll into Thanksgiving week, here is an outstanding first set from a great tour that took place during the Fall of 1971. This is from November 14th, 1971 at Fort Worth Texas.

Part of this show was released as a (now out of print) Road Trips, but the entire show is a treasure and features a young band full of energy and fire. They open with a fine 'Bertha' with Keith's piano leading the way.. they follow with a 25-beat 'Beat It On Down the Line', but Billy stops at 24 so they reset with Garcia calling for '3'...it crackles. 'China Cat' follows with some wonderful soaring Garcia leads. the train starts rollin' in the fine transition into 'I Know You Rider' and I can just imagine the dancing! Don't overlook the fine 'El Paso' that follows, it has some beautiful Garcia throughout.. I won't try and describe each of these standards - some were new at the time others not, but this is a great recording of a period when the band was transitioning from its earlier more 'primal' sound to a bit slower tempo, '72 pace.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

11/14/71 - Sunday

One

Bertha [5:54]

Beat It On Down The Line [3:00]

China Cat Sunflower [5:24] >

I Know You Rider [5:18]

El Paso [4:34] >

Sugaree [6:27]

Jack Straw [4:52]

Big Railroad Blues [3:20]

Me And Bobby McGee [5:31]

Loser [6:24]

Playing In The Band [5:59]

Tennessee Jed [6:47]

You Win Again [2:17]

Mexicali Blues [3:18]

Casey Jones [5:25]

One More Saturday Night [4:30]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111618.mp3

 

 

I hope you all have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! Be sure and look on Thanksgiving morning for a special Deadpod coming your way a day early next week.

 

Thank you as always for your support and for listening to the Deadpod!

 

 

Nov 16, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 11/9/18
01:11:39

A quite unique but delightful second set from November 1st, 1977 is on the docket for this week's Deadpod. A wonderful Terrapin opens it up, a great song from a great year. A quick transition into an excellent 'Estimated Prophet', with some really nice work from Keith and Garcia here, especially before the transition into 'The Other One', which has an interesting intro as well. 

This 'Other One' has a wonderfully explosive yet controlled pace . After a fairly short 'drums' we have a beautiful intro to the 'Wharf Rat', probably my highlight of this set. The jam at the end just before they go into 'Truckin'  is transcendent :) While there is an unfortunate cut in this version of 'Truckin' its still quite interesting with a slightly different feel than usual to it. The crescendo towards the end is great, and is followed by an interesting transition into  the set-closing 'Around and Around'.  

 

 

Grateful Dead

Cobo Arena

Detroit, MI 11/1/77 - Tuesday

Two

 

Terrapin Station [10:24] >

Estimated Prophet [10:36] >

The Other One [5:33] >

Drums [4:22] >

Wharf Rat [12:10] >

Truckin' [8:#07] >

Around And Around [7:45]

Encore

U.S. Blues [5:20]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110918.mp3

 

The snow is flyin' here already.. early Winter? brrrrrrr

 

thanks for your support!! 

Nov 09, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 11/2/18
01:21:11

1977 was a year in Grateful Dead history that offered many more highlights than just those famous shows in May.. this week's Deadpod is a case in point. This performance took place 41 years ago at Cobo Hall in Detroit Michigan. The band come smokin' out of the gate with a wonderful version of 'Might As Well'. They follow with very energetic performances of some of their classic numbers. Highlights from this first set include Tennessee Jed, Passenger and an amazing 'Music Never Stopped'.

We will hear the second set next week which is even stronger..

 

 

Grateful Dead

Cobo Arena

Detroit, MI 11/1/77 - Tuesda

 

One

 

Might As Well [5:28] ;

Jack Straw [5:33] ;

Tennessee Jed [9:15] ;

El Paso [4:25] ;

Friend Of The Devil [#7:11] ;

Looks Like Rain [8:38] ;

Dire Wolf [3:39] ;

Passenger [3:45] ;

Peggy-O [7:41] ;

The Music Never Stopped [7:21]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110218.mp3

 

'this darkness got to give'....

 

thanks for your support of the Deadpod..

 

 

Nov 02, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 10/27/18
01:13:30

This week's Deadpod contains a great recording of a 'partial' second set from the band's visit to Bloomington Minnesota on October 23rd, 1973. This recording starts with an excellent version of  'Truckin', punctuated with some unusual organ effects from Keith, going into an amazing crescendo, then into a nice bluesy 'Nobody's Fault' jam... the 'throwback' organ is reminiscent of earlier, primal versions of the band.  It's so easy to lose oneself in the arabesque jam leading up to Phil's familiar entrance to the 'Other One'. After it dissolves into Drums, a wonderful jam leads into the 'Weather Report Suite', delicate and beautiful, perhaps my highlight of the set. The band closes with the classic 'Sugar Magnolia. 

 

As for the encores: 

"The band stops playing Casey Jones at 2:03 into the song as a fight breaks out in front of the stage. Phil is notably outraged at what is happening and the disturbance goes on for at least another two and a half minutes at which point the band plays One More Saturday Night.

For this reason, it is highly unlikely that either song is an "Encore"

 

 

The soundcheck - is much debated.. identified as Keith trying to get the hall's Wurlitzer organ to cooperate for the show, its an interesting bluesy jam.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead  

October 23, 1973

Metropolitan Sports Center 

Bloomington, MN

 

--Set 2--

Truckin' ->

Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam ->

The Other One ->

Drums ->

Jam ->

Weather Report Suite

Sugar Magnolia

 

 

Casey Jones

One More Saturday Night

 

Soundcheck:

Wang Dang Doodle

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102618.mp3

 

Many thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

 

Happy Halloween! 

 

Oct 26, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 10/19/18
01:22:49

While this tape may not be complete, and it does take a bit to for the crew to dial the sound in completely, I decided to bring you this gem from the fall of 1973. This took place on October 23rd in Bloomington MN. From the lists I've seen what I have is probably not the complete show and may not be in the correct order. What is certain is that there is some very fine music here that I hope you enjoy! We will hear set 2 next week.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead  

October 23, 1973

Metropolitan Sports Center 

Bloomington, MN

 

-Set 1--

 

The Promised Land

Sugaree

Black Throated Wind

Loose Lucy

Mexicali Blues

China Cat Sunflower ->

I Know You Rider

Beat It on Down the Line

Brown Eyed Women

Me & Bobby McGee

Row Jimmy

Jack Straw

Ramble on Rose

Big River

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 

 

Thank you for your support! 

 
Oct 19, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 10/12/18
01:26:02

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!

Oct 12, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 10/5/18
01:04:46

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!

 

 

Oct 05, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 9/28/18
01:21:56

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..

Sep 28, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 9/21/18
01:48:36

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..

 

 

Sep 21, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 9/14/18
01:04:20

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.

 

 

Sep 14, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 9/7/18
01:59:10

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!

Sep 07, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 8/31/18
01:57:50

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..

Aug 31, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 8/24/18
01:26:24

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.

Aug 24, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 8/17/18
01:59:57

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!

Aug 17, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 8/10/18
01:35:01

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

Aug 10, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 8/3/18
01:30:54

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! 

 

 

 

Aug 03, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 7/27/18
01:27:49

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

Jul 27, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 7/20/18
01:39:41

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

 

Jul 20, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 7/13/18
56:36

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 form 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..

Jul 13, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 7/6/18
01:08:47

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 ;)

 
Jul 06, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 6/29/18
01:31:56

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!

 

Jun 29, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 6/22/18
01:28:36

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..

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 22, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 6/15/18
01:10:19

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!

Jun 15, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 6/8/18
01:36:45

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! 

 

 

Jun 08, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 6/1/18
01:02:18

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.. 

 

Jun 01, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/25/18
01:08:42

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.

 

 

 

May 25, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/18/18
01:11:38

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!

May 18, 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...

 

May 11, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/11/18
01:22:17

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...

 

May 11, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/4/18
01:28:19

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!

 

 

 

May 04, 2018
Grateful Dead
01:31:48

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 27, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 4/20/18
01:33:25

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.. 

 
Apr 20, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 4/13/18
59:48

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!!!

 

Apr 13, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 4/6/18
01:38:15

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! 

Apr 06, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 3/30/18
55:03

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.. 
 
Mar 30, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 3/23/18
01:35:45

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

 

We will survive... 

 

 

Mar 23, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 3/16/18
01:55:22

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 16, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 3/9/18
01:04:04

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. 

 

 
Mar 09, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 3/2/18
01:42:16

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.

 

 

 

 

Mar 02, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 2/23/18
01:01:01

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.. 

 

Feb 23, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 2/16/18
01:50:02

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. 

Feb 16, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 2/9/18
01:30:55

45 years ago today the Dead premiered the 'Wall of Sound'.. they also 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!    
       
       
       
Feb 09, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 2/2/18
01:13:52

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.. 

Feb 02, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 1/26/18
01:00:46

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

 

Pass it on! You can now listen to the Deadpod on Spotify!

 

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

 

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

 

 

Jan 26, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 1/19/18
01:01:03

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!! 

Jan 19, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 1/12/18
01:27:16

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 its 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..

 

 

 

 

Jan 12, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 1/5/18
02:02:07

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!!! 

 

Thanks for your kind support, I very much appreciate it! 

 

A quick reminder - you can explore and download over 10 years of the Deadpod from my homepage here at  http://deadshow.blogspot.com

 

Jan 05, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 12/29/17

First off - Happy New Year! Always a significant date on the touring calendar, the NYE run has seen many great shows over the years. I've decided to bring you one from 39 years ago, 12/29/78 at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles CA. This rather long first set is a combination of slower Garcia ballads and rockin' Weir covers.. but it all works and I hope you'll enjoy it.  An opening 'Jack Straw' is always a treat, and this one is quite welcome.. 'They Love Each Other' follows, then Bobby brings out a nice 'Mama Tried' into 'Mexicali Blues'.  Garcia again slows it down a bit with a soulful 'Loser'. Other highlights in the firs set include a great rockin' 'Passenger' followed by a 'Tennessee Jed' with a great Garcia solo. 'Sugaree' that follows the 'Minglewood' is very tasty as well!

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Pauley Pavilion - University of California

Los Angeles, CA

12/30/78 - Saturday

One

Jack Straw [5:28] ;

They Love Each Other [6:58] ;

Mama Tried [2:24] >

Mexicali Blues [3:56] ;

Loser [7:15] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:54] ;

Stagger Lee [5:33] ;

Passenger [5:00] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:44] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:14] ;

Sugaree [9:15] ;

The Promised Land [4:28]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122917.mp3

 

I wish for everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Be safe and hope for better days...

 

thank you my friends for your support....

Dec 29, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/29/17

First off - Happy New Year! Always a significant date on the touring calendar, the NYE run has seen many great shows over the years. I've decided to bring you one from 39 years ago, 12/29/78 at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles CA. This rather long first set is a combination of slower Garcia ballads and rockin' Weir covers.. but it all works and I hope you'll enjoy it.  An opening 'Jack Straw' is always a treat, and this one is quite welcome.. 'They Love Each Other' follows, then Bobby brings out a nice 'Mama Tried' into 'Mexicali Blues'.  Garcia again slows it down a bit with a soulful 'Loser'. Other highlights in the firs set include a great rockin' 'Passenger' followed by a 'Tennessee Jed' with a great Garcia solo. 'Sugaree' that follows the 'Minglewood' is very tasty as well!

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Pauley Pavilion - University of California

Los Angeles, CA

12/30/78 - Saturday

One

Jack Straw [5:28] ;

They Love Each Other [6:58] ;

Mama Tried [2:24] >

Mexicali Blues [3:56] ;

Loser [7:15] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:54] ;

Stagger Lee [5:33] ;

Passenger [5:00] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:44] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:14] ;

Sugaree [9:15] ;

The Promised Land [4:28]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122917.mp3

 

I wish for everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Be safe and hope for better days...

 

thank you my friends for your support....

Dec 29, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/29/17

First off - Happy New Year! Always a significant date on the touring calendar, the NYE run has seen many great shows over the years. I've decided to bring you one from 39 years ago, 12/29/78 at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles CA. This rather long first set is a combination of slower Garcia ballads and rockin' Weir covers.. but it all works and I hope you'll enjoy it.  An opening 'Jack Straw' is always a treat, and this one is quite welcome.. 'They Love Each Other' follows, then Bobby brings out a nice 'Mama Tried' into 'Mexicali Blues'.  Garcia again slows it down a bit with a soulful 'Loser'. Other highlights in the firs set include a great rockin' 'Passenger' followed by a 'Tennessee Jed' with a great Garcia solo. 'Sugaree' that follows the 'Minglewood' is very tasty as well!

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Pauley Pavilion - University of California

Los Angeles, CA

12/30/78 - Saturday

One

Jack Straw [5:28] ;

They Love Each Other [6:58] ;

Mama Tried [2:24] >

Mexicali Blues [3:56] ;

Loser [7:15] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:54] ;

Stagger Lee [5:33] ;

Passenger [5:00] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:44] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:14] ;

Sugaree [9:15] ;

The Promised Land [4:28]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122917.mp3

 

I wish for everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Be safe and hope for better days...

 

thank you my friends for your support....

Dec 29, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/29/17
01:31:34

First off - Happy New Year! Always a significant date on the touring calendar, the NYE run has seen many great shows over the years. I've decided to bring you one from 39 years ago, 12/29/78 at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles CA. This rather long first set is a combination of slower Garcia ballads and rockin' Weir covers.. but it all works and I hope you'll enjoy it.  An opening 'Jack Straw' is always a treat, and this one is quite welcome.. 'They Love Each Other' follows, then Bobby brings out a nice 'Mama Tried' into 'Mexicali Blues'.  Garcia again slows it down a bit with a soulful 'Loser'. Other highlights in the firs set include a great rockin' 'Passenger' followed by a 'Tennessee Jed' with a great Garcia solo. 'Sugaree' that follows the 'Minglewood' is very tasty as well!

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Pauley Pavilion - University of California

Los Angeles, CA

12/30/78 - Saturday

One

Jack Straw [5:28] ;

They Love Each Other [6:58] ;

Mama Tried [2:24] >

Mexicali Blues [3:56] ;

Loser [7:15] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:54] ;

Stagger Lee [5:33] ;

Passenger [5:00] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:44] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:14] ;

Sugaree [9:15] ;

The Promised Land [4:28]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122917.mp3

 

I wish for everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Be safe and hope for better days...

 

thank you my friends for your support....

Dec 29, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/22/17
01:03:22

Our annual Christmas Deadpod features a very entertaining acoustic show from the summer of 1970. While it is true that the mandolin and the guitars are higher in the mix than optimal, I am of the opinion that the quality of the recording, and the originality of the set list, make this a worthwhile pastime on a cold winter's day. I do hope you agree. 

 

I wish for all of you peace and happiness and hope that this holiday weekend finds you with the people you love, for that is the greatest of all gifts. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Golden Hall - San Diego Community Concourse

San Diego, CA

8/5/70 - Wednesday

One - 31:06

 

Candyman [6:46]%[0:17] ;

El Paso [5:44]%[0:10] ;

Rosalie McFall [3:34]%[0:06] ;

Tell It To Me [2:25];[0:15] ;

Drink Up And Go Home [2:44]%[0:26] ;

A Voice From On High [2:57]%[0:08] ;

Cold Jordan [2:26] >

Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:02] [0:08]

Two - 31:34

 

Deep Elem Blues [5:35]%[0:04] ;

Dark Hollow [3:18]%[0:05] ;

Friend Of The Devil [3:55]%[0:05] ;

Mama Tried [2:52]%[0:04] ;

To Lay Me Down [6:18];[0:15] ;

Dire Wolf [3:15];[0:14 intro] ;

The Ballad Of Casey Jones [5:03];[0:06]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122217.mp3

 

 

thank you for your kindness and for listening to the Deadpod! 

Dec 22, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/15/17
01:06:57

This week's Deadpod features a one-set wonder (as it is only the 2nd set that we have a soundboard tape of) of a superb show from December 1st, 1971 from the Boston Music Hall in Boston MA. This is a beautiful recording of the young Dead and I'm quite certain you'll enjoy both the stand alone songs and the insane jamming of 'The Other One'. The ending 'Not Fade Away'>Going  Down the Road Feelin' Bad'>'Not Fade Away' is wonderful as well.

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Boston Music Hall

Boston, MA 12/1/71 - Wednesday

 

Two

 

Ramble On Rose ;

Me And Bobby McGee ;

Big Boss Man [4:44] ;

Cryptical Envelopment [1:47] >

Drums [2:33] >

The Other One (1) [14:08] >

Me And My Uncle [2:01] >

The Other One (2) [8:51] ;

Not Fade Away [3:57] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:53] >

Not Fade Away [2:40]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121517.mp3

 

My heartfelt thanks to the kind friends whose contributions allow me to produce the Deadpod.

Dec 15, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/8/17
01:36:03

This week - a really fun second set from the early Winter/late Fall of 79. This set starts out with a great Shakedown Street into a drummer's favorite - Samson and Delilah. Jerry slows things down a bit with a beautiful 'High Time' bu tthey pick back up with a long and well jammed-out Estimated->Eyes of the World. The jam going into Drums is particularly tasty. 'Black Peter' comes out of Drums, then they rock out the rest of the set with a 'Around and Around' into 'Johnny B. Goode', and a rockin'  'U.S. Blues' encore..

 

hope this gets you up and rockin' and keeping those bones warm:)

 

 

Grateful Dead

Cleveland Public Auditorium Cleveland, OH

11/29/79 - Thursday

Two

Shakedown Street [11:49] ->

Samson And Delilah [7:01] ;

High Time [7:53] ;

Estimated Prophet [13:29] ->

Eyes Of The World [16:02] ->

Space [8:13] ->

Drums [7:#15] ->

Black Peter [10:31] ->

Around And Around [4:59] ->

Johnny B. Goode [4:40]

Encore

U.S. Blues [5:29]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120817.mp3

 

Your support of the Deadpod is very much appreciated!

Dec 08, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/1/17
01:14:31

This week - a show I really don't think I've broadcast before :) this one from my old hometown of Cleveland Ohio back on 11/29/79 at Public Hall. The boys always seemed to rock in the Land and this night was no exception as they started out with a great 'Alabama Getaway' into 'Promised Land'. Je4ry slows it down a bit with 'Candyman' but the 'Mexicali' is smokin'. A beautiful 'They Love Each Other' follows with some great leads from Jerry. Brent is stlll new in the chair but 'Easy To Love You' is great. 'Brown-Eyed Women' smokes and the boys close with 'Looks Like Rain' into a stompin' 'Don't Ease Me In'.. second set next week.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Cleveland Public Auditorium Cleveland, OH

11/29/79 - Thursday

One

Alabama Getaway [6:17] >

The Promised Land [4:12] ;

Candyman [7:18] ;

Mama Tried [2:33] >

Mexicali Blues [4:23] ;

They Love Each Other [7:10] ;

New Minglewood Blues [7:16] ;

Easy To Love You [3:44] ;

Brown Eyed Women [5:31] ;

Looks Like Rain [8:05] >

Don't Ease Me In [4:26]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120117.mp3

 

Many thanks to the kind friends whose support makes the Deadpod possible! 

 

2018 is speeding down the track towards us.. 

"Might as well travel the elegant way.. "

Dec 01, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 11/23/17
01:08:28

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm hoping you'll enjoy this early acoustic Deadpod as my holiday present to you... This comes to us from November 8th 1970 from the famous Capitol Theater in Port Chester New York. As is my tradition, we'll enjoy the fine acoustic set for Thanksgiving and then next week I'll present the tasty electric set. 'Operator' and 'Wake Up Little Susie' make their final appearance in this setlist, and be sure and catch the Godzilla discussion that (who else) Weir goes into.. there's even a little tasty dessert at the end of the set - don't miss it :)

 

Grateful Dead

Capitol Theater

Port Chester, NY 11/8/70 - Sunday

 

One - 43:09

 

Dire Wolf [4:15];[0:35] ;

I Know You Rider [8:10];[0:17#] ;

Dark Hollow (1) [3:00];[0:38] ;

Rosalie McFall [2:57] ;

El Paso [4:39] ;

Operator [2:13] ;

Ripple [4:13] ;

Friend Of The Devil [3:30] ;

Wake Up Little Susie [2:11] ;

Uncle John's Band [6:10];[0:05]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112317.mp3

 

I'm always thankful for the kind friends who listen to the Deadpod and have made it possible all these years. I'm privileged that you find my little podcast of value to you and hope that in sharing this fine music it helps spread a little light and love in the world.

Peace to everyone.

 

Nov 23, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 11/17/17
01:26:12

This week we hear the conclusion of this great, fresh sounding show from April 14th, 1971 at Bucknell University.

This set starts with a great and somewhat longish for the period, Bird Song, and just keeps getting better.. with a unique Sugar Magnolia, a psychedelic Crypical, and the Pig on 'Hard To Handle'.

The closing jam on 'Not Fade Away'-> 'Goin' Down the Road'->'Not Fade Away' is great and they come back for a nice 'Uncle John's Band' encore.

Hope you enjoy this dose of early, Good 'Ol Grateful Dead!

 

Grateful Dead

Davis Gym - Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

4/14/71 - Wednesday

 

Two

 

Bird Song ;

Sugar Magnolia ;

Cryptical Envelopment >

Drums >

The Other One >

Wharf Rat ;

Hard To Handle ;

Not Fade Away >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >

Not Fade Away >

Johnny B. Goode

Encore Uncle John's Band

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111717.mp3

 

My thanks for your support of the Deadpod!

 

check out our page on Facebook! requests are always welcomed.

Nov 17, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 11/10/17
01:20:21

This week's Deadpod takes us back to the early days of 1971, to a performance that was before a small crowd at Davis Gymnasium on the Bucknell University Campus in Lewisburg PA on April 14th, 1971. This is a wonderful tape, despite a little static here and there.. it has by and large excellent sound and the band is really energized. There's a great mix of rocking numbers like 'Truckin' and 'China Cat' along with quieter ballads like 'Me & Bobby McGee' and 'Sing Me Back Home'. I love how clearly I can hear Phil's thundering bass on 'Bertha'! 

A true treat here is one of the rare performances of 'I Second That Emotion' (only played 6 times) that happens here in set 1. (There is some dispute about the setlist order - Deadbase 50 puts it in set 2, I've left it in its traditional 1st set slot here).

 

thanks to Jim H for the suggestion -  remember I'm always happy to take requests!

 

Grateful Dead

Davis Gym - Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

4/14/71 - Wednesday

One

Truckin' ;

Deal ;

Me And Bobby McGee ;

Next Time You See Me ;

Bertha ;

Playing In The Band ;

Sing Me Back Home ;

Me And My Uncle ;

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider ;

I Second That Emotion ;

Casey Jones

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111017.mp3

 

Thank you for listening and for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 10, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 11/3/17
02:01:56

This week we bring you the historic second set from the Dead's performance on Holloween night, 1991 in Oakland California. This one is powerful, dark at times, rocking at times. Very introspective I think. A great 'Scarlet->Fire' leads it off, followed by Bobby on Truckin' and Spoonful. The Dark Star is the heart of the matter of course, wonderful flights of imagination and highlighted by Ken Kesey's eulogy for Bill Graham. Words that resonate today. The Last Time is a great choice coming out and then a personal favorite 'Standing on the Moon'. The rest of the set includes a 'Throwin' Stones' (was this misplaced?) and then the great 'Not Fade Away'.Jerry celebrates the day with a Werewolves encore! 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Oakland, CA

10/31/91 - Thursday

 

Two

 

Scarlet Begonias >

Fire On The Mountain >

Truckin' [7:10] >

Spoonful [6:20] (1) >

Dark Star [11:16] (1) (2) >

Drums [14:28] >

Space [12:17] (1) >

Dark Star [3:18] (1) >

The Last Time [5:33] (1) ;

Standing On The Moon [8:12] >

Throwing Stones [9:48] >

Not Fade Away [7:20]

Encore

Werewolves Of London [5:31] (3)

Comments (1) with Gary Duncan on guitar ; (2) Ken Kesey gives spoken eulogy to Bill Graham ; (3) sung as Werewolves of Oakland

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110317.mp3

 

Thank you my friends for your kind encouragement and support. 

Don't forget our Facebook page! 

 

practice kindness

Nov 03, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 10/27/17
01:01:51

This week I've decided to bring you the first set of what might very well be the band's most historic Halloween show - 10/31/91 in Oakland. The run was historic because it occurred the week of the passing of Bill Graham in a tragic helicopter crash. A great friend of the Dead, Bill's passing was marked in the second set of this show during a eulogy from Ken Kesey, which we'll hear next week. This first set however is definitely worth hearing and should provide a great warm up to your Halloween weekend! It starts off with a great Help->Slip->Frank, with Phil out front and driving the train. The Slipknot is a beautiful ensemble effort, especially Vince and Bruce's contributions to the overall structure. It floats along beautifully, then, just as it reaches its apex, we're plunged into that great bouncy Franklin's Tower. Jerry's leads here are crystalline, soaring.. Jerry's voice contains just enough world weariness to make me feel the wisdom here. While 'Little Red Rooster' wouldn't have been my choice to follow this up with, it is one of their better versions, with some nice slide work. 'Loser' follows, it takes a bit to get warmed up, but Garcia builds it up slowly into a great crescendo. Phil follows with a great version of  'Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues', a song they would only break out 4 or 5 times a year. A long 'Let It Grow' closes the set, an interesting if not completely enrapturing performance of this piece.... 

 

Grateful Dead

 

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Oakland, CA

10/31/91 - Thursday

One

Help On The Way >

Slipknot! >

Franklin's Tower ;

Little Red Rooster ;

Loser ;

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues ;

Let It Grow 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102717.mp3

 

 

For those of you looking for the 2nd set from October 19, 1971, you can find it here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070811.mp3 

 

My apologies for repeating the first set last week..

 

Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

 

As always, my sincere thanks for your support, my friends. 

 

 

Oct 27, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 10/20/17
01:31:59

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: https://gotanemptycup.wordpress.com/, check it out!

 

 

Grateful Dead

Northrup Auditorium

Minneapolis, MN 10/19/71 - Tuesday

One

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:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102017.mp3

 

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!!

Oct 20, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 10/13/17
01:32:51

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set of the band's performance on October 14th, 1977 from the Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston in Houston Texas. They really come out rocking here with a great Bertha into a sweet Good Lovin'.  Candyman follows, with Garcia in fine voice. Then they move out into space with a fine, long 'Playin In the Band'... some great explorations here. They transition seamlessly into a short but interesting Drums, then back out quickly into that beautiful introduction to the Wheel.. ahhhhhhh.. I'm always taken back to sweeping vistas of beautiful open spaces when I hear this tune, one of my all-time favorites, and Donna's contributions here are on key and for me, enjoyable. It dissolves, slowly and beautifully into the Wharf Rat.. Garcia here is a such a emotive storyteller, both with his vocals and his playing.. simply lose yourself here.. Garcia's jam before the last verse is stunning.  Around and Around follows, and builds to a rockin' crescendo. 

 

They end a beautiful evening with Brokedown Palace, then back into a pretty, spacey, Playin' reprise..

 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Hofheinz Pavilion - University of Houston

Houston, TX

10/14/77 - Friday

Two

Bertha [7:08] >

Good Lovin' [5:59] ;

Candyman [7:28] ;

Playing In The Band [16:#56] >

Drums [3:35] >

The Wheel [7:15] >

Wharf Rat [13:49] >

Around And Around [8:23]

Encores

Brokedown Palace [5:51] >

Playing In The Band [4:13#]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101317.mp3

 

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod as much as I did..

 

Thanks so much for your support.. love one another !

 

 

Oct 13, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 10/6/17
01:28:43

This week we'll feature a fine show from the Fall of 1977, a period which doesn't get as much attention as the Spring but which nevertheless contains some very fine music. This fine show from October 14th, 1977 at the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston Texas has some wonderful harmonies - check out the wonderful Mississippi Half-Step and the really beautiful Friend of the Devil. Passenger and The Music Never Stopped show the band can still rock it this night as well.

 

Grateful Dead

Hofheinz Pavilion - University of Houston

Houston, TX

10/14/77 - Friday

One

Jack Straw [5:03] ;

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [11:22] >

El Paso [4:06] ;

Brown Eyed Women [4:53] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:05] ;

Loser [7:#09] ;

Passenger [3:24] ;

Friend Of The Devil [8:13] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:08] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:46] ;

The Music Never Stopped

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100617.mp3\

 

My thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod..

I hope the music brings you some joy.

Oct 06, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 9/29/17
01:41:08

We'll close out September with the second set of this fine show from September of 1982.. September 21st at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It starts with an interesting combo of  'Touch of Grey' into 'Samson and Delilah'. 'High Time' follows, a song far too infrequently played, in my opinion. Estimated Prophet goes into He's Gone - marked by a loud M-80 which was set off during the song. Post-Drums, Jerry brings things home with 'Black Peter'.. then Bobby ends with a rockin' Good Lovin'.. US Blues seems like a great encore right now to me..

 

 

Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden New York , NY

9/21/82 - Tuesday

Two

Touch Of Grey [6:27] ->

Samson And Delilah [7:40] ;

High Time ;

Estimated Prophet ->

He's Gone ->

Drums ->

Space ->

Throwing Stones ->

Not Fade Away ->

Black Peter ->

Good Lovin'

Encore

U.S. Blues

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092917.mp3

 

Give Peace a Chance

Sep 29, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 9/22/17
01:11:58

Happy Autumnal Equinox! 

While it still feels like summer here, we have a wonderful show from 1982 to celebrate the arrival of Autumn. This comes to us from September 21st, 1982 at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., N.Y. This first set  has been called the best of the year and while I'm not quite certain I'm willing to crown it that I will say I found it very enjoyable and hope you do as well. This is one of those shows where they delighted the crowd with an unusual opening.. a wonderful Playin' in the Band. Right away you are swept up with Garcia's fluid playing.. then to add to our delight a delicious Crazy Fingers follows. The rest of the set follows a more traditional pattern but is highlighted by a early West LA Fadeaway, a great Looks Like Rain (Garcia's second lead here is sweet) and a great China-Rider closer.. I also admit a fondness for Brent's playing on this set which is easily heard. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden New York , NY

9/21/82 - Tuesday

One

Playing In The Band [9:56] >

Crazy Fingers [9:47] >

Me And My Uncle [2:48] >

Big River [5:52] ;

West L.A. Fadeaway [7:50] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:20] ;

Loser [7:#05] ;

Looks Like Rain [8:14] ;

China Cat Sunflower [5:33] >

I Know You Rider [6:31]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092217.mp3

 

Thank you for the kind donations that allow the Deadpod to live! 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 22, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 9/15/17
02:01:37

Always a great way to start out set 2, this week's Deadpod starts with a wonderful Scarlet ->Fire. The boys do a nice job of exploring on this one, as the Scarlet is a bit more exploratory as usual, and that is a property of this entire set. Highlights for me include the great transition between Eyes of the World and Space, Garcia really explores some new areas there. The unusual post-drums setlist puts Not Fade Away before Wharf Rat and gives us a unusual double encore to end our evening!

 

 

Grateful Dead

Greek Theatre - University of California

Berkeley, CA 9/12/81 - Saturday

Two

Scarlet Begonias [11:40] ->;

Fire On The Mountain [12:53] ;

C C Rider [8:44] ;

Estimated Prophet [10:55] ->

Eyes Of The World [11:42]->

Space [7:35] ->

Drums [9:36]->

Not Fade Away [10:08] ->

Wharf Rat [9:27] ->

Around And Around [3:57] ->

One More Saturday Night [4:20]

Encore

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:49] ;

Good Lovin' [7:53]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091517.mp3

 

thanks to Brian at DCW Media for underwritng the last 2 Deadpods!

 

and thanks to you my friends for your support!

 

Ain't No Time to Hate

 

 

 

 

Sep 15, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 9/18/17
01:25:52

This week we celebrate going back to school with a trip back to one of our favorite schools - the Univ of California at Berkeley with a wonderful show at the Greek theater on September 12th, 1981. The show is rad throughout, but this first set is off the hook with a great Shakedown Street opener and a rousing Greatest Story to open the set. Friend of the Devil follows in a slower but quite pretty tempo. El Paso is improved with some Jerry trills.. but the Birdsong that follows is clearly the highlight of this set. The rest of this quite long first set is absolutely first-rate, including a great transition between China Cat and I Know You Rider to close it.

 

While this is an audience tape, I think the quality is still quite good and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

 

Grateful Dead

Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA

9/12/81 - Saturday

 

One

Shakedown Street [13:46] ;

Greatest Story Ever Told [3:43] ;

Friend Of The Devil [8:35] >

El Paso [5:07] ;

Bird Song [10:34] >

Cassidy [5:10] ;

Tennessee Jed [7:51] >

Looks Like Rain [8:23] ;

China Cat Sunflower [7:26] >

I Know You Rider [5:20]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090817.mp3

 

thank you for your kind support which makes the Deadpod possible!

 

There's always time to be kind :)

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 08, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 9/1/17
01:57:56

This week's Deadpod opens with a classic combo the band did justice to as they opened the second set on August 22nd, 1993 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. This Help->Slip->Frank is, and always was, a wonderful way to open a set, and I hope, a great way to open your Labor Day weekend.  The jam into Slipknot is particularly tasty. They follow with a rockin' Samson (it was Sunday after all). Corrina makes a rare but welcome appearance on the Deadpod going into Drums and Space.. The post-drums highlight of course is 'Days Between', one of those latter day ballads that are so powerful in the last few years. Not Fade Away is an excellent way to close the set, and they come back with a joyful 'Liberty' encore. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

 

Two

Help On The Way >

Slipknot! >

Franklin's Tower ;

Samson And Delilah ;

Ship Of Fools ;

Corrina >

Drums >

Space >

The Wheel >

I Need A Miracle >

Days Between >

Not Fade Away

 

Encore:

Liberty

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090117.mp3

 

Have a safe and happy Labor Day! 

 

 

Thank you for your support of the Deadpod! 

 

Winter rain, now tell me why
Summers fade and roses die
The answer came, the wind and rain

 

 

 

Sep 01, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 8/25/17
01:03:48

Usually in the month of August I'm drawn to playing some latter day Dead simply because the power of Garcia's ballads seemed to grow as his other abilities diminished. I also enjoy hearing some of the songs that the band debuted in the latter phase of their existence. Many listeners of the Deadpod only had the chance to see the band live in these latter day concerts as well, so its great to revisit them occasionally. I think the show I've chosen this week is one of the better ones. This occurred on August 22nd, 1993 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene Oregon. While as usual during this time, the first set is not as long as we'd like it is pretty well played. It starts with an interesting Jack Straw - Weir has equipment problems and is absent for most of it, leaving it up to Jerry and Phil to create some interesting interplay. Broken Arrow is a later day Phil addition I always enjoyed, and this is a fine version. The set-closing 'Music Never Stopped' is probably the highlight of this set as it features some nice moments. Next week we'll feature the quite good second set of this show.  

 

Grateful Dead

Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

8/22/93 - Sunday

 

One

 

Jack Straw ;

Bertha ;

Little Red Rooster ;

Broken Arrow ;

Althea ;

When I Paint My Masterpiece ;

Tennessee Jed ;

The Music Never Stopped

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082517.mp3

 

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod, which makes its' continued existence possible. 

 

 

 

 

Aug 25, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 8/18/17
01:39:11

We have a very fine second set to usher in the start of 'full eclipse' weekend on this edition of the Deadpod! Shows at the Uptown in Chicago were usually great, and this one was no exception. They start with a song they hadn't played since 1965! - Little Red Rooster - while you may have grown tired of it - the audience that night couldn't say the same :) The rest of the set is well played and I really enjoy hearing Brent as he fits into his role with the band at this early stage of his tenure. The highlight here is the wonderful 'Comes A Time'  in the midst of a Playin' sandwich - excellent emotion and playing. The boys do a wonderful Alabama Getaway finale here! Shame that didn't happen more often, then treat the crowd to a Johnny B Goode encore .. I'm sure they were feeling it this night.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre

Chicago, IL  8/19/80 - Tuesday

 

Two

Little Red Rooster [7:42] >

China Cat Sunflower [6:00] >

I Know You Rider [6:10] >

Estimated Prophet [10:09] >

Eyes Of The World [8:20] >

Space [5:20] >

Drums [13:21] >

Space [1:08] >

Playing In The Band [9:18] >

Comes A Time [10:00] >

Playing In The Band [5:56] >

Around And Around [4:12] >

Alabama Getaway [4:42]

Encore

Johnny B. Goode [4:19]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081817.mp3

 

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

 

Please be careful and don't look at the sun during that eclipse! 

 

Ain't No Time to Hate! 

Aug 18, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 8/11/17
01:27:55

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This week we have a really fine show from the summer of 1980 - this one takes place at the Uptown Theater in Chicago IL, on August 19th, 1980. They start with a trifecta that really takes off and was only done on two other occasions, the Mississippi Half-Step->Franklin's Tower->Minglewood. Personally I always enjoyed when Franklin's found its way into unusual combinations, and the Minglewood here is really rockin' as well. Other highlights in this fine first set include an excellent Althea, and an extended jam in the (unsual) set closing 'Feel Like a Stranger'. Next week's set 2 is at least equally as fine.

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre

Chicago, IL  8/19/80 - Tuesday

One

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:54] ->

Franklin's Tower [12:11]->

New Minglewood Blues [7:15] ;

Dire Wolf [3:13] ;

Cassidy [4:37] ;

Row Jimmy [11:10] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:07] ->

Big River [5:53] ;

Althea [8:26] ;

Easy To Love You [3:48] ;

Feel Like A Stranger [8:29]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081117.mp3

 

Thanks so much for your kind support of the Deadpod!

 

pray for Peace

 

 

Aug 11, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 8/4/17
02:01:01

Here is the second set from the band's performance on July 25th, 1972 at the Paramount Theater in Portland Oregon. I think its a great performance to hear during these 'Days Between' as it showcases the band at one of the peak times of their career. Check out the rousing 'Greatest Story Ever Told' and the unusually languid 'China Cat->I Know You Rider' that follows. The Other One and the jams around it are the stars here however. I'm happy that this one includes a fine 'Wharf Rat'.. while the ballads during this period didn't match the intensity of the later years, it still holds a special place when I'm thinking about Jer. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Paramount Theatre

Portland, OR

7/25/72 - Tuesday

 

Two

He's Gone [8:46] ;

Greatest Story Ever Told [5:15] (6) ;

China Cat Sunflower [6:38] >

I Know You Rider [4:55] (7) ;

Mexicali Blues [3:25] ;

(8) Truckin' [11:58] >

The Other One Jam [1:12] >

Drums [3:02] >

The Other One [27:11] >

Wharf Rat [10:56] (9) ;

Sugar Magnolia ;

Sing Me Back Home [9:34] ;

Not Fade Away [5:31] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:22] >

Not Fade Away [3:02] (10)

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod080417.mp3

 

Love is Real, Not Fade Away

 

thanks Jerry 

Aug 04, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 7/28/17
01:43:41

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

One

 

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. 

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072817.mp3

 

 

My sincere thanks to the kind folks able to support the Deadpod.. 

 

practice kindness :) 

 

 

 

Jul 28, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 7/21/17
01:44:50

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]

Encore

Johnny B. Goode [3:39]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072117.mp3

 

Your support keeps the Deadpod alive. thank you my friends.

 

 

 

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. 

Dalai Lama

Jul 21, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 7/14/17
01:56:07

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)  Bertha 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 Loser Playing in the Band 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
 
Thanks for your support! 
 
Have a great week my friends, Happy (early) birthday Steve! 
Jul 14, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 7/7/17
01:52:09

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

Pay-Per-View

 

Two

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)

Encore

Brokedown Palace [5:23#]

Comments (1) with Clarence Clemons

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070717.mp3

 

Thank you for your support of the Deadpod..

 

Let's all try to be kind :)

 

Jul 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 6/30/17
01:13:29

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
 
One
 
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]
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
I hope you all have a very enjoyable and safe 4th of July holiday! 
 
Thanks for your financial support of the Deadpod! I really appreciate it. 
 

 

Jun 30, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 6/23/17

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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)

 

Three

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]

Encore

Casey Jones [5:50]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062317.mp3

 

My thanks to the kind friends who have supported the Deadpod and make it  possible!

 

 

Jun 23, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 6/23/17
01:31:56

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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)

 

Three

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]

Encore

Casey Jones [5:50]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062317.mp3

 

My thanks to the kind friends who have supported the Deadpod and make it  possible!

 

 

Jun 23, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 6/16/17
01:47:28

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)

 

One

 

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

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061617.mp3

 
 
Hope you are having a marvelous summer! 
I'm envious of those of you getting to see Dead & Co! Enjoy! 
 
Remember the Deadpod relies on your support to publish each week .. Thank you! 
 
 

 

Jun 16, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 6/9/17
01:30:22

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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 
Two
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]
Encore
Not Fade Away

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060917.mp3

 

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

 

Thanks for listening and for your support. 

 

 

Jun 09, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 6/2/17
01:31:41

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

   
 One  Help on the Way Slipknot! Franklin's Tower Music Never Stopped Brown Eyed Women Cassidy They Love Each Other Looks Like Rain Tennessee Jed Playin' in the Band 
   
 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  
 http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060217.mp3
   
   
 Wishing you a wonderful start to the Summer! Those of you lucky enough to catch Dead & Co. know I envy you!  
   
 Thanks to my friends who are kind enough to help support the Deadpod!  
 and don't forget to join us on our facebook page and/or send me your requests!  
   
   

 

Jun 02, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 5/26/17
02:23:48

Wow, Memorial Day weekend already! Hope you have some fun plans to welcome in summer! Hopefully you'll find this wild show from 1969 to be the perfect complement to some your times this weekend.. 

This comes to us from May 31st, 1969 at McArthur Court at the University of Oregon. Always a crazy show as you know the Pranksters will be out in force - and are they ever - especially on the first few songs as you will hear. (if you don't care to listen to Ken Babbs insane rap, just fast forward about 10 minutes after the Cold Rain and Snow :) The band settles down afterwards and puts on a typically manic 1969 performance - Garcia is if anything, overly excited at times - but this is quintessential early Dead and I hope you enjoy it! Pigpen is excellent on an alltime 'Lovelight' , Garcia gives a very extended version of  'He Was A Friend of Mine' and the 'Dark Star' that follows is to me, the highlight of the set, played in the familiar 'Live Dead' style. Sadly 'Cosmic Charlie' is cut on the tape, but there is plenty here for any fan of early dead - over two and a half hours of Live Dead for your Memorial Day Weekend .. ;) 

 

Grateful Dead

McArthur Court - University of Oregon Eugene, OR

5/31/69 - Saturday

 

One - 1:35:43

 

Hard To Handle [3:57];[0:55] ;

Cold Rain And Snow [4:13];[6:15] ;

Yellow Dog Story [1:40];[2:45] ;

Green Green Grass Of Home [4:05];[1:04] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:02];[0:46] ;

Cryptical Envelopment [1:56] >

Drums [0:54] >

The Other One [10:46] >

Cryptical Envelopment [3:#11] >

Sittin On Top Of The World [3:28];[0:58] ;

It Hurts Me Too [5:34];[0:59] ;

Turn On Your Love Light [29:04]

 

Two - 43:56

 

He Was A Friend Of Mine [14:27];[0:16] %

Dark Star [23:58] >

Doin' That Rag [4:37#] >

Cosmic Charlie [#0:30]

Encore - 12:42 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [8:51];[0:10] ;

And We Bid You Good Night [3:11]

Comments Total time [2:32:21]. 

Ken Babbs & sundry other pranksters marshall the chaos between the first few songs. 

Jerry plays pedal steel guitar on Green Grass. At 1:52 into the Cryptical reprise there is a cut ; probably several minutes are missing here. 

It's anybody's guess how much of the second set may be missing.

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052617.mp3

 

 

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Be safe and have a great weekend. 

 

May 26, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 5/19/17
01:23:40

This week we get shown the light with the second set from the band's performance on May 5th, 1977 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven CT. 

Just as solid as the first set, this is an example of just how finely tuned the group was during this time. Garcia in particular is outstanding throughout. Bertha starts this off and while it is played a bit more slowly than usual, the tempo is pleasing and Garcia's soaring solos highlight a great opener. A solid 'Estimated Prophet' follows, 'Scarlet->Fire' comes next (after a long tuneup) and leads into the heart of this show, as the Fire goes into a somewhat abbreviated 'Good Lovin' (no drums/space here) then into a wonderful St. Stephen.  The boys close with a nice Sugar Magnolia, and return with a Johnny B. Goode encore as befits this great show. 

 

Grateful Dead

New Haven Coliseum New Haven, CT

5/5/77 - Thursday

 

Two

 

Bertha [6:43] ;

Estimated Prophet [8:41] ;

Scarlet Begonias [10:47] >

Fire On The Mountain [12:01] >

Good Lovin' [5:52] ;

Saint Stephen (1) [11:40] >

Sugar Magnolia [8:37] 

Encore

Johnny B. Goode [4:08] 

Comments

(1) Truckin' tease in jam 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051917.mp3

 

I have to apologize - I haven't had a chance to send out the copies of 5/8/77 Cornell yet to the the lucky winners - spent much of the last week with a family health issue.. I'll get these out soon!! thanks for entering! 

 

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May 19, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 5/12/17
01:38:05

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Every May I try to pay tribute to the mindblowing music the band produced 40 years ago.. This may be one of the last times I'm able to as I've featured almost everything that hasn't been released. But this week's selection I have yet to feature and it is simply one of the best first sets of that very special year. This comes to us from May 5th, 1977 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, CT. 

Ass the features that make this time special in the band's history are here, and evidenced right away in the outstanding version of 'Promised Land' that starts off the night. But they don't let off the gas after this smoking version of the Chuck Berry classic... Garcia follows with one of the very best versions of 'Sugaree' that the boys every did together - almost 15 minutes of pure jamming perfection. There is not a bad song in this first set, and every one harmonizes together so well as to mark a highpoint in the band's history. 

 

  Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT (5/5/77)  Promised Land Sugaree Mama Tried El Paso Tennessee Jed Looks Like Rain Deal Lazy Lightnin' Supplication Peggy-O Music Never Stopped  Bertha Estimated Prophet Scarlet Begonias Fire on the Mountain Good Lovin' St. Stephen Sugar Magnolia  Johnny B. Goode   
 
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thanks for all the kind words.. 
 
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May 12, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 5/5/17
53:03

This week we continue with the second set of the Grateful Dead's performance on April 21st, 1971 at the Rhode Island Auditorium in Providence Rhode Island. This is one of those rare shows where the 2nd set is probably shorter than the first set, but it still contains some excellent music. Clearly the highlight of this set is the almost 15 minute long 'Good Lovin'' featuring some classic Pigpen don't overlook the Not Fade Away->Goin' Down the Road->Not Fade Away trifecta that closes the set. They return for a sweet double encore of 'Uncle John's Band' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.

 

Grateful Dead

Rhode Island Auditorium

Providence, RI

4/21/71 - Wednesday

Two

 

Bertha [5:27] ;

Sugar Magnolia [5:51] ;

Good Lovin' [14:46] >

Not Fade Away [4:00] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:05] >

Not Fade Away [2:31]

Encore Uncle John's Band [5:41] >

Johnny B. Goode [3:37]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050517.mp3

 

Please look to the post following this one for a chance to win a copy of the newly released CD - 'Cornell 5/8/77'!!

 

 

My thanks to you, my kind friends for listening to and supporting the Deadpod.

 

 

 

 

May 05, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/28/17

This week's Deadpod features a really fine show and recording from April 21, 1971.. often overshadowed by the 'closing of the Filmore East' recordings which happened soon afterwards I am certain you'll enjoy the fire and energy on this recording. The highlights of this first set are numerous but I'm sure you're going to enjoy Drums with only Billy on the kit and Pigpen both on the 'Big Boss Man' and a classic 'Hard to Handle' love his harp!  Wharf Rat is superb as well, as is a personal favorite, the Cumberland Blues. 

 

Grateful Dead

Rhode Island Auditorium Providence, RI

4/21/71 - Wednesday

 

One

 

Casey Jones [5:13] 

Mama Tried [2:33] 

Big Boss Man [4:52] 

Loser [6:27]

Truckin' [7:48] > 

Drums [4:16] > 

The Other One [11:12] > 

Wharf Rat [9:33] 

Hard To Handle [8:52] 

Cumberland Blues [4:29] 

Bird Song [8:06] 

Me And Bobby McGee [5:22]

 

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Apr 28, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/28/17
01:25:29

This week's Deadpod features a really fine show and recording from April 21, 1971.. often overshadowed by the 'closing of the Filmore East' recordings which happened soon afterwards I am certain you'll enjoy the fire and energy on this recording. The highlights of this first set are numerous but I'm sure you're going to enjoy Drums with only Billy on the kit and Pigpen both on the 'Big Boss Man' and a classic 'Hard to Handle' love his harp!  Wharf Rat is superb as well, as is a personal favorite, the Cumberland Blues. 

 

Grateful Dead

Rhode Island Auditorium Providence, RI

4/21/71 - Wednesday

 

One

 

Casey Jones [5:13] 

Mama Tried [2:33] 

Big Boss Man [4:52] 

Loser [6:27]

Truckin' [7:48] > 

Drums [4:16] > 

The Other One [11:12] > 

Wharf Rat [9:33] 

Hard To Handle [8:52] 

Cumberland Blues [4:29] 

Bird Song [8:06] 

Me And Bobby McGee [5:22]

 

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Apr 28, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/21/17
01:31:08

A somewhat uneven second set from April 8th 1985 is featured on this week's Deadpod. The set starts out with a cover of the Beatles' 'Revolution' which to my mind is one of those songs they never should have tried to cover. Luckily things pick up after that, they  follow with  a 'Hell In a Bucket' and 'Touch of Gray' are played quite energetically (they were working on those In the Dark album songs even though the album wouldn't be released until 1987). I quite enjoy the 'Estimated Prophet' that follows, Jerry has some nice licks and Bob has the spirit. Of course, we've heard 'Eyes of the World' follow out of this many times, still its nicely played with an  unusual jam out of Estimaed.  Although Jerry's voice does seem a little more tired now, and the pace is a bit rushed, I always enjoy it. 

After an interesting Drums and Space, it takes Jerry and Bob a bit to settle on that 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad', but that just makes for an interesting intro. 'Stella Blue' follows, and Jerry gives it a fine treatment. They follow with 'Around and Around' which then goes into a fine high-energy 'Lovelight'.  They return for a 'Brokedown Palace' encore. 

 

The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (4/8/85)

Two

Revolution

Hell in a Bucket

Touch of Grey

Estimated Prophet

Eyes of the World

drums

Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad

Stella Blue

Around and Around

Turn on Your Love Light

 

Brokedown Palace

 

 

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Turn on your light.. 

.. and leave it on! 

 

 

 

 

Apr 21, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/14/17
54:06

This week I decided to perk up your spring with a high energy first set from a year I don't often feature (for good reason) 1985.. This one is from April 8th, 1985 from the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA. The boys are clearly playing with their setlists this year, and this is one of the most innovative first sets of the period. They start off with 'In the Midnight Hour' and between Weir's vocals and Healy's effects we know we're in for something different.. then Jerry goes into 'Walkin' the Dog'.. Garcia's voice is a bit rough throughout but not as bad as on some days this year and he delivers with gusto throughout. The 'Big Boss Man' which ends this trifecta features a nice little jam. The 'Me & My Uncle-> Cumberland Blues' is also quite well played and features some nice jamming. 

The rare 'Down In The Bottom->Ain't Superstituous' is not really as interesting as one would hope, but 'Althea' is nicely done especially given Garcia's vocal state. 'Tons of Steel' is quite excellent I think, as is a great Supplication jam. They end with a disappointing 'Might As Well' Still a quite good first set.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA

4/8/85 - Monday

 

One

In The Midnight Hour >

Walking The Dog >

Big Boss Man ;

Me And My Uncle >

Cumberland Blues ;

Down In The Bottom >

I Ain't Superstitious ;

Althea ;

Tons Of Steel >

Supplication >

Might As Well

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041417.mp3

 

This show has been on my list of requested shows for some time.. just want to remind you that I always enjoy requests - feel free to send me yours, here, or on our Facebook page! 

 

Thanks so much for your kind support, which makes these weekly Deadpods possible! 

 

 

Apr 14, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 4/7/17
01:41:50

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at a Rex Foundation benefit on April 1st, 1984. There's lots of Garcia to love here, from the Help->Slip-Frank, through Terrapin and Morning Dew.. We even have a Touch of Grey encore.. really this one is a 'greatest hits' set list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have..

 

Grateful Dead
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
San Rafael, CA
4/1/84 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Help On The Way [3:12] >
Slipknot! [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:32] ;
Terrapin Station [12:18] >
Drums [4:37#] >
Space [4:48] >
Morning Dew [12:19] ;
I Need A Miracle [3:18] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:29] >
Good Lovin' [8:27]
Encore
Touch Of Grey [6:35]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040717.mp3

 

thank you my friends for your support of the Deadpod!

Apr 07, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 3/31/17

An early April Fool's present for my Deadpod friends this week. This show, from April 1st, 1984 is much better to my ears than it appears on paper (and the second set, scheduled for next week, is even better). This show was the last show of the first Rex Foundation runs, so it was held in the very small Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Personally I enjoy hearing Brent so upfront in the mix. The other general point that stands out to me is that Garcia is out front and outstanding on most of these songs. Jack Straw, big Railroad Blues, and Tennessee Jed are outstanding. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium

San Rafael, CA 

4/1/84 - Sunday

One

Jack Straw [5:48] ;

Friend Of The Devil [8:30] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:14] >

Mexicali Blues [4:51] ;

Big Railroad Blues [5:33] ;

Cassidy [5:15] ;

Tennessee Jed [#7:33] ;

My Brother Esau [4:30] >

Don't Ease Me In [3:12]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod033117.mp3

 

Heartfelt thanks to the kind listeners whose support of the Deadpod makes our weekly podcast possible. :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 31, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 3/31/17
55:01

An early April Fool's present for my Deadpod friends this week. This show, from April 1st, 1984 is much better to my ears than it appears on paper (and the second set, scheduled for next week, is even better). This show was the last show of the first Rex Foundation runs, so it was held in the very small Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Personally I enjoy hearing Brent so upfront in the mix. The other general point that stands out to me is that Garcia is out front and outstanding on most of these songs. Jack Straw, big Railroad Blues, and Tennessee Jed are outstanding. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium

San Rafael, CA 

4/1/84 - Sunday

One

Jack Straw [5:48] ;

Friend Of The Devil [8:30] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:14] >

Mexicali Blues [4:51] ;

Big Railroad Blues [5:33] ;

Cassidy [5:15] ;

Tennessee Jed [#7:33] ;

My Brother Esau [4:30] >

Don't Ease Me In [3:12]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod033117.mp3

 

Heartfelt thanks to the kind listeners whose support of the Deadpod makes our weekly podcast possible. :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 31, 2017
Dead Show/podcasst for 3/24/17
01:20:18

I'm guessing that if you listened to last week's Deadpod you know that this week's second set from 3/31/73 is going to be great.. great sound.. great playing.. great X factor. I love this show and hope you do too. It may not have some of the big 'hits' of the day (Dark Star, etc) but there is some really wonderful explorations. I think if you listen closely you'll hear themes from all sorts of places in this music. Appropriately we start with a Chuck Berry tune - Promised Land.. then move into a hard rockin' Bertha. That flows into a pretty interesting GSET. He's Gone is slower.. but they then move into the real funhouse of the set.. Truckin' into Drums then a wonderful Other One->Spanish Jam.. this one is quite unique.. then they somehow end up in 'I Know You Rider'...

This is a fun ride.. hope you enjoy it!!!

 

Grateful Dead

War Memorial Buffalo, NY

3/31/73 - Saturday

Two

The Promised Land ->;

Bertha ->

Greatest Story Ever Told ;

He's Gone ->

Truckin' ->

Drums ->

The Other One ->

Spanish Jam ->

I Know You Rider ;

Sugar Magnolia

Encore

 

Casey Jones

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032417.mp3

 

 

Thank you kindly for your support of the Deadpod!

 

 

Mar 24, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 3/17/17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This week we have a fine request from a great friend of the Deadpod for a show from March 31st, 1973 - Buffalo N.Y.

You really never go wrong with a show from that year so I'm happy to oblige.. we'll hear set 1 this week. While there are many great highlights here, overall I simply love the sound of Garcia's guitar. Watch out for Donna on Playin' In the Band ;)



 War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY (3/31/73)  Mississippi Half-Step The Race Is On Sugaree Mexicali Blues Box of Rain Tennessee Jed Jack Straw Big Railroad Blues El Paso Row Jimmy Looks Like Rain They Love Each Other Playing in the Band  
   
 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  
 http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031717.mp3 
   
 Thank you so much to my friends whose support of the Deadpod makes it 
 possible each week.. :)  
Mar 17, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 3/17/17
01:28:07

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This week we have a fine request from a great friend of the Deadpod for a show from March 31st, 1973 - Buffalo N.Y.

You really never go wrong with a show from that year so I'm happy to oblige.. we'll hear set 1 this week. While there are many great highlights here, overall I simply love the sound of Garcia's guitar. Watch out for Donna on Playin' In the Band ;)



 War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY (3/31/73)  Mississippi Half-Step The Race Is On Sugaree Mexicali Blues Box of Rain Tennessee Jed Jack Straw Big Railroad Blues El Paso Row Jimmy Looks Like Rain They Love Each Other Playing in the Band  
   
 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  
 http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031717.mp3 
   
 Thank you so much to my friends whose support of the Deadpod makes it 
 possible each week.. :)  
Mar 17, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 3/10/17
01:40:16

This week we have the second set from the band's performance on March 10th, 1981 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. A fine set from an underrated tour, this one opens with a nice long Scarlet->Fire,  which leads into a surprisingly powerful 'Sailor->Saint'. Drums and space follow, serving as an extended prelude into a sweet 'Wheel'. 'China Doll' is a welcome addition to any second set, followed by a rousing 'Truckin'. |See if you hear the Smokestack tease as Truckin' heads into the Sugar Mag closer. They return for one of their very best versions of  'Satisfaction' followed by a great Brokedown to send the folks home happy. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden New York , NY 

3/10/81 - Tuesday

Two

Scarlet Begonias [11:08] >

Fire On The Mountain [15:23] >

Lost Sailor [6:06] >

Saint Of Circumstance [6:41] >

Space [2:58] >

Drums [10:13] >

Space [2:18] >

The Wheel [5:59] >

China Doll [6:57] >

Truckin' [8:37] >

Sugar Magnolia [8:48] 

Encore

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [6:20] >

Brokedown Palace [5:52] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031017.mp3

 

 

Thank you to my friends whose kind donations keep the Deadpod alive! 

 

peace. 

 

Mar 10, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 3/3/17
01:24:20

As March blows in we go back in this week's Deadpod to the spring of 1981, and one of the fine shows from the band's run at Madison Square Garden. Last year we played the previous evening's show, but this performance from March 10, 1981 deserves a spot on our favorites as well. The show beings with a Mississippi Half-Step that starts off great, then a shocking bit of feedback/reverb blows through the sound system - the band simply plays through it like the pros they are, but don't let it throw you off, this is a great version! This flows into a fine, stand alone version of Franklin's Tower. I always enjoy these, and this one is no slouch. Me and My Uncle follows with Weir joking that the earlier feedback was all planned. They slow it up a little with 'Roses'. Don't Easy Me In occupies a rare mid-set position, and there is some nice improvisation in the Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication transition. A strong first set that I hope puts you in a fine space as we roll into early March! 

 

Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden

New York , NY

3/10/81 - Tuesday

 

One

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [11:36] >

Franklin's Tower [11:03] >

Me And My Uncle [3:05] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [6:18] >

Little Red Rooster [6:12] ;

Don't Ease Me In [3:15] ;

Lazy Lightnin' [3:24] >

Supplication [6:03] ;

Brown Eyed Women [5:27] >

Looks Like Rain [9:19] >

Deal [7:13]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030317.mp3

 

 

My thanks for your kind support!! 

 

 

Mar 03, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 2/24/17
01:59:19

This week we bring you the