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a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music

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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.

 

thanks for your support of the Deadpod.

 

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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 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 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 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. 

 

 

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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]

 

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072117.mp3

 

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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 
 
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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

 

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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]
 
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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

 

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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:

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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.

 

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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 

 

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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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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 second set from the Dead's Mardi Gras performance back in 1993 - 2/23/93 - at the Oakland Coliseum. Of course this is 1993 Dead - nevertheless it is an interesting performance especially given the fact that Ornette Coleman sits in for the post-drums segment of the set. I've included the Mardi Gras parade drums segment and an Iko Iko  that was admittedly on the weak side. Corrina follows - I had been told not so long ago that I'd never included a performance of this on the Deadpod so I'm glad ot include one here. Lazy River Road follows, a rather curious choice in this slot, as it is surely not high energy. Playin' follows, and signals the beginning of the heart of this set. The drums that follows includes Graham Wiggins on dideridoo..as well as Coleman's appearance on stage. Now the real wierdness follows, with a wonderfully unique  'Space' going into the 'Other One'. If you're not a fan of the more improvisational jazzy side of the band, you might not enjoy this. Ornette pushes the boundaries here, and its unlike most versions you'd ever hear. A sad 'Stella Blue ' follows..and they end this set with a nice uptempo 'Lovelight' that benefits from the addition of Coleman's sax. A 'Brokedown Palace' encore sends everyone home with a nice touch of nostalgia.

 

Grateful Dead

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA

2/23/93 - Tuesday

 

set 2

 

Iko Iko (2) ;

Corrina ;

Lazy River Road >

Playing In The Band >

Drums (3) >

Space (3) >

The Other One (4) >

Stella Blue (4) >

Turn On Your Love Light (4)

Encore Brokedown Palace (4)

Comments (1) first time played. (2) Mardi Gras Parade with Sikiru and Delgado Coleman. (3) with Ornette Coleman and Graham Wiggins on didgeridoo. (4) with Ornette Coleman.

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022417.mp3

 

I do hope you enjoy the set.. we'll be back next week.......

 

Thank you so much for your kind support. Peace.

 

Feb 24, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 2/17/17
01:21:03

It won't be long before Mardi Gras is here so I decided to bring you one of the better Mardi Gras shows the band performed in their later years. This is from February 23rd, 1993 at Oakland California. Part of me wanted to only play the second set, which features an excellent collaboration with Ornette Coleman, however the completest in me demanded the entire show, so this week I'm featuring set 1, which contains some nice highlights as well as the premier of Phil Lesh's version of 'Broken Arrow'.  I quite enjoy Garcia's solo in Loser as well, and the unusual 'Johnny B. Goode' set closer. 

 

I decided to also include in this week's Deadpod part of a wonderful set by Joe Russo's Almost Dead. This comes from their performance on 12/30/16 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY. They simply tear up this Viola Lee Blues .. I hope you enjoy it!!! 

 

Grateful Dead

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

Oakland, CA  2/23/93 - Tuesday

 

One

 

Cold Rain And Snow ;

Wang Dang Doodle ;

Loser ;

Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ;

Broken Arrow (first time played) ;

Way To Go Home ;

Johnny B. Goode 

 

Joe Russo's Almost Dead

12/30/2016

The Capitol Theater Port Chester NY

Viola Lee Blues->

Jam->

Uncle John's Band->

Becky->

Uncle John's Band reprise->

Viola Lee Blues reprise

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021717.mp3

 

 

you can find Joe Russo's Almost Dead touring schedule here on their official site: 

http://www.joerussosalmostdead.com/

 

Thanks to my kind listeners whose contributions make the Deadpod possible!! 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 2/10/17
01:29:39

This week I'm pleased to present the second set of the band's performance at the Uptown Theater in Chicago Illinois on February 1st, 1978. They come out of the chute smoking with a great 'Samson and Delilah' - one listen and you know they're taking no prisoners tonight. They slow it down with a beautiful.. and powerfully sung,  'Must Have Been The Roses', Those voices start talking to Weir as 'Estimated Prophet' follows and takes us on a great ride..nice transition leads into 'He's Gone'. this leads into a nice Drumz and a great jam that follows which flows into 'The Other One'. Some great Phil here.. and Garcia soars. 

The pathos of 'Wharf Rat' follows, then we're led back into the light with a great 'Sugar Magnolia'.  The band follows with a rocking 'Around and Around' to close the Wednesday night show.. 

 

Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre

Chicago, IL  2/1/78 - Wednesday

 

Two

Samson And Delilah [8:24] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [7:47] ;

Estimated Prophet [12:27] >

He's Gone [10:47] >

Drums [6:13] >

Jam [8:18] >

The Other One [11:02] >

Wharf Rat [9:47] >

Sugar Magnolia [10:04] 

Encore

Around And Around [8:00] 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021017.mp3

 

Hope you're not snowed in!!

 

hold back the darkness.. 

 

thanks so much for your support! 

 

Feb 10, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 2/3/17
53:06

We're going to welcome in the  month of February with the band's performance from February 1st, 1978 at the Uptown Theater in Chicago. I believe you'l enjoy this excellent recording of the start of a wonderful swing through the midwest in the winter of 1978. This first set starts with a smokin' 'Jack Straw', then moves through a longish 'Friend of the Devil'. 'Mama Tried' and 'Me & My Uncle' follow then a great 'Ramble on Rose'. Following 'Cassidy' the tape is missing the 'Sunrise' that followed, but we do have the spirited 'Sugaree' which closed the first set. I've decided to follow that with an excellent 'Candyman' which was recorded a few days following up in Milwaukee. Sadly not all of that gig, or of several of these performances during the first week of February '78, are available in soundboard format (although parts of several performances were 'picked' to be included in an excellent, now out-of-print Dick's Picks' 18).

 

 

Grateful Dead

Uptown Theatre

Chicago, IL  2/1/78 - Wednesday

 

One

Jack Straw [5:57]

Friend Of The Devil [8:08]

Mama Tried [2:40] >

Me And My Uncle [3:23]

Ramble On Rose [7:20]

Cassidy [5:10]

Sunrise [3:54] - MISSING

Sugaree [10:39]

 

2/4/78 - Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee WI

Candyman [6:39]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020317.mp3

 

Thanks for your kind support!

 

Be well and hold back the darkness!

 

Feb 03, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 1/27/17
01:52:20

This week the Deadpod continues with the band's performance on January 3rd, 1970 with the late show from that evening at the Fillmore East. 

I'm sure you'll enjoy this fine performance. I am especially enamored with everything from the Other One on..in particular Black Peter and Dire Wolf. 

What an encore as well! Be sure and enjoy Tom Constanten on organ as he wouldn't be with the boys much longer.. 

 

 

 

   Grateful Dead - January 3, 1970 Fillmore East - New York, NY  Late Show: Casey Jones Mama Tried Big Boss Man China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider Mason's Children That's It For The Other One > Cosmic Charlie Uncle John's Band Black Peter Dire Wolf Good Lovin' Dancin' In The Street  Encore: Saint Stephen >   
   In The Midnight Hour    
   
   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:    
   http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012717.mp3
   
   Thanks for your support which allows us to publish the Deadpod each and every week!    
   

 

Jan 27, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 1/20/17
01:01:33

This week's Deadpod features a show just released by the esteemed Charlie Miller, 1/3/70 Fillmore East.

While I realize that I just played a show from this great year back around Christmas, I think this one more than merits your attention this week. Here at the beginning of what would be a seminal  year in their development the band puts on a jamming clinic - especially in this Alligator in the early show!

 

 While there are some issues with the recording I hope you find it enjoyable.

If I hear no objections, I'll bring you the late show next week.. 

 

Grateful Dead - January 3, 1970

Fillmore East - New York, NY

 

Early Show:

Morning Dew

Me And My Uncle

Hard To Handle

Cumberland Blues

Cold Rain And Snow

Alligator >

Drums >

Jam >

Alligator >

Feedback

 

Encore:

Uncle John's Band

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012017.mp3

 
 
Thank you to my listeners whose support makes the Deadpod possible!! 
 
pray for peace... 
 

 

Jan 20, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 1/13/17
58:00

This week's Deadpod, featuring the second set from the band's performance on January 2nd, 1972 features Pigpen giving us a fantastic Good Lovin' to open the set in his next to last Bay Area performance. The band really cooks behind him on this one, I'm sure you'll enjoy this. The rest of the set is quite good as well, and what the set lacks in length it does make up for in quality. While the Not Fade Away->Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad->Not Fade Away is not as unusual as the Good Lovin' ->China Cat Sunflower->Good Lovin' to open the set it is almost as excellent. 

This is a harbinger of what will be one of the most outstanding years in the band's history. 

 

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (1/2/72)

set 2

 

Good Lovin'

China Cat Sunflower

I Know You Rider

Good Lovin'

Ramble On Rose

Sugar Magnolia

Not Fade Away

Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad

Not Fade Away

 

One More Saturday Night

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011317.mp3

 

I'm thankful for your support that allows me to continue to publish the Deadpod. 

 

Stay warm and dry.. love one another. 

 

 

 

 

Jan 13, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 1/6/17
01:24:03

For the first Deadpod of 2017, I decided to go back to the first show of 1972.. January 2nd, 1972.. As Bill Graham says in his introduction 'there aren't many groups that would get us to come out on January 2nd'.. but I bet the folks who came out on this night were glad they did as they turn in a sparkling performance, highlighted, for me, by some great work by Pigpen.

At the beginning of what will be a monumental year in Dead history, the band brings us a ripping first set which we are fortunate to have in a great soundboard recording. Mr. Charlie, Jack Straw, Big Railroad Blues and Next Time You See Me are just a few of the highlights here. Playing in the Band is here as a first set number; it hadn't yet developed into the monster jam vehicle it would become later in the  year, but still nicely played. I'll bring us set 2 next week..

 

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (1/2/72)

Truckin'
Sugaree
Mr. Charlie
Beat it on Down the Line
Loser
Jack Straw
Chinatown Shuffle
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
You Win Again
Big Railroad Blues
Mexicali Blues
Playing in the Band
Next Time You See Me
Brown Eyed Women
Casey Jones

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010617.mp3

 

Thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod!

 

For everyone, like me, in the midst of Winter - stay warm!

 

Jan 06, 2017
Dead Show/podcast for 12/30/16
02:37:39

Happy New Year!

 

As we look to put 2016 behind us, I decided to bring you a fine New Year's Eve performance from December 31st, 1989.  With a show like this I couldn't just bring you a first set so we have the entire performance this week.

Naturally this performance has some special moments, as well as some quirks. They open wiht Sugar Magnolia - instead of saving it for the first sone of the new year. Touch follows, then a bouncy 'Man Smart'.. Bonnie Raitt joins the boys for 'Big Boss Man', very nicely done. Weir does a nice version of  'Memphis Blues Again' and the first set ends with a great 'Shakedown Street'.

Bill Graham makes his entrance at midnight as a chicken ..and after the countdown the boys do a great Iko, Iko to usher in the new decade. They move the proceedings in a more psychedelic direction with 'Victim or the Crime'. Victim then dissolves into the swirl of Dark Star, which was still a huge rarity and while short, certainly was sweet. Drums and Space follows, then they go into the 'Dear Mr. Fantasy -Hey Jude' combo. They then turn to some rocking tunes to end the set with a 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' into 'Throwing Stones' and then 'Not Fade Away'.. They return for a very nice set of encores.. Brokedown Palace leading into the closing Sunshine Daydream.. then return for a second encore with 'In The Midnight Hour' to close a long and happy show..

 

 

 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA (12/31/89)  Sugar Magnolia Touch of Grey Man Smart/Woman Smarter Big Boss Man Stuck Inside of Mobile Shakedown Street  Iko Iko Victim or the Crime Dark Star drums Dear Mr. Fantasy Hey Jude Reprise Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad Throwin' Stones Not Fade Away  Brokedown Palace Sunshine Daydream  Midnight Hour  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 

I hope the music brings you some joy and light, as it does me, no matter what life throws at us.

 

Thanks for your support and have a safe and very happy New Year! 

 
Dec 30, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/23/16

Merry Christmas .. Happy Hanukkah

 

This year's holiday edition of the Deadpod features one of the best acoustic performances of 1970. This takes place at the Fillmore East in New York City on September 20th, 1970. The acoustic set, which we present today, is not only a fine performance but also a fine recording. David Grisman plays mandolin on 'Friend of the Devil' and David Nelson joins with another mandolin on a slow soulful,  'Big Railroad Blues', both continue through Ripple. There is some speculation that Jerry plays piano on 'To Lay Me Down', clearly a wonderful highlight here. Nelson and Grisman are back with mandolins on a fine  Rosalie McFall, following a rare acoustic 'Truckin'. I love  'Cumberland Blues' here.. but then again I usually love this song.. Jerry plays an electic during 'New Speedway' but the vibe is very acoustic. 'Brokedown Palace' provides a fitting conclusion to the set..

 

Following, I decided to feature one more cut from Holly Bowling's beautiful work 'Better Left Unsung'.. this is 'Eyes of the World (Louieville KY 61874)..

it speaks for itself..

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Fillmore East

New York, NY 9/20/70 - Sunday

 

One - 1:02:46

 

Intro [0:03] ;

Uncle John's Band [6:47] %

Deep Elem Blues [5:51] %

Friend Of The Devil [3:32] %

Big Railroad Blues [3:14] %

Dark Hollow [2:56] %

Ripple [4:20] %

To Lay Me Down [5:12] %

Truckin' [5:35]%[0:12] ;

Rosalie McFall [2:24] %

Cumberland Blues [5:04] %

New Speedway Boogie [9:31] %

Brokedown Palace [5:13]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122316.mp3

 

My most sincere hope that all of my friends here have a very healthy and happy Holiday...

 

thanks for your support...........

 

the professor

Dec 23, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/23/16
01:20:28

Merry Christmas .. Happy Hanukkah

 

This year's holiday edition of the Deadpod features one of the best acoustic performances of 1970. This takes place at the Fillmore East in New York City on September 20th, 1970. The acoustic set, which we present today, is not only a fine performance but also a fine recording. David Grisman plays mandolin on 'Friend of the Devil' and David Nelson joins with another mandolin on a slow soulful,  'Big Railroad Blues', both continue through Ripple. There is some speculation that Jerry plays piano on 'To Lay Me Down', clearly a wonderful highlight here. Nelson and Grisman are back with mandolins on a fine  Rosalie McFall, following a rare acoustic 'Truckin'. I love  'Cumberland Blues' here.. but then again I usually love this song.. Jerry plays an electic during 'New Speedway' but the vibe is very acoustic. 'Brokedown Palace' provides a fitting conclusion to the set..

 

Following, I decided to feature one more cut from Holly Bowling's beautiful work 'Better Left Unsung'.. this is 'Eyes of the World (Louieville KY 61874)..

it speaks for itself..

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Fillmore East

New York, NY 9/20/70 - Sunday

 

One - 1:02:46

 

Intro [0:03] ;

Uncle John's Band [6:47] %

Deep Elem Blues [5:51] %

Friend Of The Devil [3:32] %

Big Railroad Blues [3:14] %

Dark Hollow [2:56] %

Ripple [4:20] %

To Lay Me Down [5:12] %

Truckin' [5:35]%[0:12] ;

Rosalie McFall [2:24] %

Cumberland Blues [5:04] %

New Speedway Boogie [9:31] %

Brokedown Palace [5:13]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122316.mp3

 

My most sincere hope that all of my friends here have a very healthy and happy Holiday...

 

thanks for your support...........

 

the professor

Dec 23, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/16/16

This week the Deadpod presents the second set of the band's performance from the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden on December 7th, 1971. A fine performance and recording here.. not one marked by any long jams.. nevertheless a great representation of the band as it heads into one of their peak years - 1972.

Strong performances by Pigpen - especially on 'Smokestack Lightnin'..

I'm willing to bet you'll dig the ending of this set as well :)

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden

New York, NY  12/7/71 - Tuesday

 

Two

 

Sugar Magnolia ;

Ramble On Rose ;

Big Boss Man ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Me And My Uncle ;

Smokestack Lightnin' ;

Deal ;

Truckin' ;

Not Fade Away ->

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->

Not Fade Away

Encore

One More Saturday Night

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121616.mp3

 

My thanks to my kind friends whose donations have kept the Deadpod alive this year!!

 

Have a great week - see you back here for the Christmas show next friday..

 

 

 

Dec 16, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/16/16

This week the Deadpod presents the second set of the band's performance from the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden on December 7th, 1971. A fine performance and recording here.. not one marked by any long jams.. nevertheless a great representation of the band as it heads into one of their peak years - 1972.

Strong performances by Pigpen - especially on 'Smokestack Lightnin'..

I'm willing to bet you'll dig the ending of this set as well :)

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden

New York, NY  12/7/71 - Tuesday

 

Two

 

Sugar Magnolia ;

Ramble On Rose ;

Big Boss Man ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Me And My Uncle ;

Smokestack Lightnin' ;

Deal ;

Truckin' ;

Not Fade Away ->

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->

Not Fade Away

Encore

One More Saturday Night

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121616.mp3

 

My thanks to my kind friends whose donations have kept the Deadpod alive this year!!

 

Have a great week - see you back here for the Christmas show next friday..

 

 

 

Dec 16, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/16/16

This week the Deadpod presents the second set of the band's performance from the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden on December 7th, 1971. A fine performance and recording here.. not one marked by any long jams.. nevertheless a great representation of the band as it heads into one of their peak years - 1972.

Strong performances by Pigpen - especially on 'Smokestack Lightnin'..

I'm willing to bet you'll dig the ending of this set as well :)

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden

New York, NY  12/7/71 - Tuesday

 

Two

 

Sugar Magnolia ;

Ramble On Rose ;

Big Boss Man ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Me And My Uncle ;

Smokestack Lightnin' ;

Deal ;

Truckin' ;

Not Fade Away ->

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->

Not Fade Away

Encore

One More Saturday Night

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121616.mp3

 

My thanks to my kind friends whose donations have kept the Deadpod alive this year!!

 

Have a great week - see you back here for the Christmas show next friday..

 

 

 

Dec 16, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/16/16

This week the Deadpod presents the second set of the band's performance from the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden on December 7th, 1971. A fine performance and recording here.. not one marked by any long jams.. nevertheless a great representation of the band as it heads into one of their peak years - 1972.

Strong performances by Pigpen - especially on 'Smokestack Lightnin'..

I'm willing to bet you'll dig the ending of this set as well :)

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden

New York, NY  12/7/71 - Tuesday

 

Two

 

Sugar Magnolia ;

Ramble On Rose ;

Big Boss Man ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Me And My Uncle ;

Smokestack Lightnin' ;

Deal ;

Truckin' ;

Not Fade Away ->

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->

Not Fade Away

Encore

One More Saturday Night

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121616.mp3

 

My thanks to my kind friends whose donations have kept the Deadpod alive this year!!

 

Have a great week - see you back here for the Christmas show next friday..

 

 

 

Dec 16, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/16/16
01:22:35

This week the Deadpod presents the second set of the band's performance from the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden on December 7th, 1971. A fine performance and recording here.. not one marked by any long jams.. nevertheless a great representation of the band as it heads into one of their peak years - 1972.

Strong performances by Pigpen - especially on 'Smokestack Lightnin'..

I'm willing to bet you'll dig the ending of this set as well :)

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden

New York, NY  12/7/71 - Tuesday

 

Two

 

Sugar Magnolia ;

Ramble On Rose ;

Big Boss Man ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Me And My Uncle ;

Smokestack Lightnin' ;

Deal ;

Truckin' ;

Not Fade Away ->

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->

Not Fade Away

Encore

One More Saturday Night

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121616.mp3

 

My thanks to my kind friends whose donations have kept the Deadpod alive this year!!

 

Have a great week - see you back here for the Christmas show next friday..

 

 

 

Dec 16, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/9/16
01:17:01

As we head into December I decided to bring you one of the classic December '71 shows from the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY.

This week's show comes from 12/7/71 ... While I featured the classic from 12/5 a few years back I think you'll enjoy this one as well. This is an early Keith show, but Pigpen is here as well and does a fine rendition of 'Run Rudolph, Run' to get you in that Holiday spirit :)

While none of these songs may go off into extended jams I am certain you'll appreciate the musicianship they show in each and every one..

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

12/7/71 - Tuesday

 

One

 

Cold Rain And Snow ;

Beat It On Down The Line ;

Mr. Charlie ;

Sugaree ;

Jack Straw ;

Next Time You See Me ;

Tennessee Jed ;

El Paso ;

Brokedown Palace ;

Run Rudolph Run ;

You Win Again ;

Cumberland Blues ;

Casey Jones

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120916.mp3

 

Finally I decided to play a wonderful piece from a brand new release that just came out from Holly Bowling. Enjoy her version of 'Unbroken Chain'..

her CD or Album is available from Royal Potato Family records here:

 

http://royalpotatofamily.com/product/holly-bowling-better-left-unsung/

 

or from Amazon

 

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

 

 

 

 

Dec 09, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/2/16
01:40:02

This week the Deadpod returns to the second set of the band's performance in Oklahoma City Oklahoma on November 14th, 1972. I think you'll enjoy their performance here as they bring the crowd well executed versions of some great songs. 

 

The highlight of this 1hour 41 minute set is probably the 'He's Gone'->'Truckin'->'The Other One'->'Sing Me Back Home' combination that occurs in the middle of set 2. Listen closely and you'll hear some interesting interplay as they try to decide which song to go into next. I think you'll enjoy the unique 'Uncle John's Band' as well.. 

 

Grateful Dead

Oklahoma City Music Hall

Oklahoma City, OK 

11/14/72 - Tuesday

 

Two

Greatest Story Ever Told [5:15] ;

Brown Eyed Women [4:12] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:58]  ;

Deal [4:26] ;

Me And Bobby McGee ;

He's Gone [15:18] >

Truckin' [8:25] >

The Other One [15:57] >

Sing Me Back Home [9:57] ;

Sugar Magnolia ;

Uncle John's Band ;

One More Saturday Night 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120216.mp3

 

 

My sincere thanks to those kind folks whose support makes the Deadpod possible.. and to each of you who enjoy listening! 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 02, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 11/25/16
01:14:39

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!

If  you've listened to the Deadpod for awhile you know I enjoy bringing you acoustic music around the holidays - this year is no different and I think I've got an excellent show lined up for you. First off, one of the famous acoustic shows form the fall of 1980, this comes to us from the Warfield in San Francisco on October 4th, 1980. There's not a bad song in this set.. but some of my favorites are the 'Race Is On', 'It Must Have Been The Roses', 'Dark Hollow' and 'To Lay Me Down'.. the set-ending 'Ripple' still brings chills..

 

Following this wonderful set, we have a marvelous performance of the complete Terrapin Suite from some great musicians honoring the Dead tradition today - Joe Russo's Almost Dead. A little over a month ago they performed an acoustic Terrapin Station that surely deserves to be heard. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.....

 

Grateful Dead

Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA

10/4/80 - Saturday

 

One

Deep Elem Blues [4:13] ;

The Race Is On [2:53] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [5:48] ;

Monkey And The Engineer [2:48] ;

Rosalie McFall [3:06] ;

Dark Hollow [3:13] ;

To Lay Me Down [8:34] ;

On The Road Again ;

Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie [5:34] ;

Ripple [4:30]

 

Joe Russo's Almost Dead

Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY

10/7/16

Terrapin Station Suite (Acoustic)

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112516.mp3

 

I'm grateful to all of my friends who listen to the Deadpod each week and allow me the chance to spread the light and love contained within.

 

thank you ..

-the professor

Nov 25, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 11/18/16
01:38:06

Here's a top-notch show from the Fall of 1972 to start off your Thanksgiving week right.. this is from 11/14/72, Oklahoma City Oklahoma.. I consider this a very well played 16 song first set.. After an opening 'Promised Land' Garcia gives us a slow, rolling 'Sugaree'.  After the 'El Paso' that follows we get 'Loser' - a personal favorite of mine and a perfect song for the western setting.. the set is full of favorites from the GD catalog.. Bertha, Tennessee Jed, and a smart China->Rider with a smoking transition. Garcia's notes lift us up as we move into that Rider. Box of Rain follows, then he band rocks it out with a quadruple serving of rocking standards - Beat It on Down the Line, a bouncy up-tempo 'Friend of the Devil', 'Around and Around' and the archetypical warning to Casey to watch his speed...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Oklahoma City Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK

Date11/14/72 - Tuesday

One

 

The Promised Land [2:56] ;

Sugaree [7:41] ;

El Paso [4:18] ;

Loser [5:#58] ;

Black Throated Wind [6:52] ;

Bertha [5:49] ;

Mexicali Blues [3:#10] ;

Tennessee Jed [7:28] ;

Big River [4:16] ;

China Cat Sunflower [7:09] >

I Know You Rider [5:05]

Box Of Rain [4:50] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:12]

Friend Of The Devil [3:26] ;

Around And Around [3:#09] ;

Casey Jones [6:21]

 

There are some occasional sonic imperfections here, and a few cuts, but I hope you find this a pleasure to listen to as you get ready for the big holiday next week.

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111816.mp3

 

Be kind to yourself - Be kind to each other

 

I am blessed to be able to bring you this music. Thank you for making it possible my friends.

 

Nov 18, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 11/11/16
01:18:59

Well in some ways I guess this one is appropriate this week....

 

The second set from Nov. 8th, 1985 has some great highs and some lows.

It starts with a version of 'Revolution' with some nice jams but Garcias stepping all over the lyrics ;) Estimated Prophet follows with an excellent jam, especially as it goes into a less than stellar 'Eyes of the World'. Drums and Space follow and then a nice 'Other One' into a short 'I Need A Miracle'. The highlight of the set, if not the show follows, with a wonderful version of Dylan's 'She Belongs To Me'.

They close the set with a spirited 'Sugar Magnolia' and return for an encore of the Stone's 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction'..

 

Grateful Dead

Community War Memorial Auditorium

Rochester, NY

 11/8/85 - Friday

 

 Two

 

 Revolution ;

Estimated Prophet ->

Eyes Of The World ->

Drums ->

Space ->

The Other One ->

I Need A Miracle ->

She Belongs To Me ->

Sugar Magnolia

Encore (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111116.mp3

 

My sincere thanks to the kind folks whose support allows me to keep publishing the Deadpod!!

 

Be Strong and love one another!

 

 

 

Nov 11, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 11/4/16
48:48

This week, on the eve of the election, I decided to bring you what I consider to be a really fun show from the fall of 1985. This comes to us from Rochester New York on November 8th, 1985. The boys are really loose and having fun and deliver a really good (if uneven) performance. We have a nice sounding recording to share, and I think you'll find the first set quite entertaining this week. This one starts with a rockin' Iko, Iko, into a down and dirty 'Little Red Rooster'.  Garcia provides a nice reading of  'Peggy O'; 'My Brother Esau' and 'Brown Eyed Women' follow, then the band performs an excellent version of 'Baby What You Want Me To Do' with Brett and Bobby trading verses on what would be the Dead's last performance of this tune. A frantic 'Jack Straw' follows and leads into a fun 'Might as Well' to close this first set.. (these two from an audience recording, by the way). 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Community War Memorial Auditorium

Rochester, NY 

11/8/85 - Friday

 

One

 

Iko Iko ;

Little Red Rooster ;

Peggy-O ;

My Brother Esau ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Baby What You Want Me To Do ;

Jack Straw >

Might As Well  

 

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110416.mp3

 

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Till next week, be kind and let's hope for the best :) 

 

Nov 04, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 10/28/16
01:10:44

Happy Halloween!

 

Always a favorite among Deadheads, while Halloween doesn't happen until Monday I thought it only appropriate to share one of the classic Halloween performances with you this week. This set is one of two the band played on Halloween, 1970 from the gym at the State  University of New  York at Stoney Brook. A fine show, as most are from this era, it starts with quite a rare treat - 'Till the Morning Comes' - sadly they don't do the very best with this, but  then we get a great 'Hard To Handle'. The China->Rider is especially enjoyable (although marred with a nasty cut at the end ). Some of the other highlights include an electric 'Dark Hollow', a nicely done 'Brokedown Palace' and the very last performance of 'Viola Lee Blues'. This is far from the best version of this, but it is interesting to see them go into 'Cumberland Blues' out of it. 

This is raw Dead, not polished, not the best performance of this classic year, and probably not the best recording of this year that one can find, yet I think its great fun to hear and hope you do as well... 

 

 

Grateful Dead

University Gymnasium - State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY 10/31/70a - Saturday

 

Early Show

 

Till The Morning Comes [3:24];[0:31] ;

Hard To Handle [7:53];[0:45] ;

Mama Tried [2:28];[0:35] ;

China Cat Sunflower [2:55] >

Jam [1:56] >

I Know You Rider [3:11#] %

Dire Wolf [3:47];[0:39] ;

Cold Rain And Snow [6:06];[0:33] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:19];[0:35] ;

Dark Hollow [2:53];[0:41] ;

Brokedown Palace [5:11];[0:29] ;

Viola Lee Blues [9:00] >

Cumberland Blues [4:16] >

Uncle John's Band [5:48]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102816.mp3

 

Have a fun and safe holiday!! 

 

 

My heartfelt thanks to my friends whose contributions make the Deadpod possible!! 

Oct 28, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 10/21/16
01:38:11

This week's Deadpod features the second set from October 15th, 1976 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. I think this set has several very interesting moments. The first is the fine transition from the opening 'Eyes of the World' to 'The Music Never Stopped'. This was a the only time they ever played these two in this order, but I wonder why when listening to this performance. A long He's Gone leads into a short drums but then a mighty 'Other One'. The 'Comes A Time' that follows is one of the best, and probably the highlight of the set. A great 'Franklin's Tower->Sugar Magnolia' which closes the set is marred a bit by the fact that we only have the audience tape here.

I hope you enjoy this performance from the Fall of 1976..

 

 

Grateful Dead

Shrine Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA 10/15/76 - Friday

 

Two

 

Eyes Of The World [10:05] >

The Music Never Stopped [5:54] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [6:26] %

Samson And Delilah [6:40] %

He's Gone [14:30] >

Drums [5:12] >

The Other One [13:27] >

Comes A Time [10:08] >

Franklin's Tower [12:22] >

Sugar Magnolia [8:24]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102116.mp3

 

My thanks for your support of the Deadpod.

 

 

Oct 21, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 10/14/16
01:09:33

How about a show this week from 40 years ago out in Southern California? The boys' first trip back since their 'retirement' found them playing a pair of shows in L.A. at the Shrine Auditorium. Despite some heavy handed law enforcement, they delivered a solid performance, especially here on the 2nd night - October 15th, 1976. The first set which we feature this week, starts off with a surprisingly good 'Might As Well' - I especially enjoyed the ending jams! The set is consistently well played. I always love 'Loser' - Jerry's guitar has that plaintive wail that is just perfect. I also enjoyed Keith's piano throughout. 'Bertha' has an interesting pacing. 'Lazy Lightning->Supplication'  is well played with some very nice licks especially in the transition and Jerry follows with a smokin' 'Sugaree' which is probably the highlight of this first set. They close with a nice 'Promised Land'..

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles, CA

10/15/76 - Friday

One

Might As Well [5:58] %

Mama Tried [2:36] %

Row Jimmy [8:43] %

It's All Over Now [5:50] %

Loser [6:55] %

New Minglewood Blues [4:55] %

Bertha [6:09] %

Lazy Lightnin' [3:18] >

Supplication [5:37] %

Sugaree [10:23] ;

The Promised Land [3:59]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101416.mp3

 

There are some audience patches here, but I don't believe they detract too much from the overall experience..

 

Thanks so much to the kind folks whose financial support makes the Deadpod possible.

 

I hope you can enjoy the beauty of the world in this season of change.

 

 

 

 

Oct 14, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 10/7/16
01:36:05

A real classic recording of some outstanding good ol' Grateful Dead this week, as we enjoy the band's performance on June 27th, 1969 at Veterans Auditorium in Santa Rosa California. This is one long set, as there were several bands on the bill this night and we get to hear some of the first performances of several songs destined to become classics. Slewfoot - the opening number wasn't one of those, but this is likely to be something you've never heard before - an old Johnny Horton number, with Jerry on Pedal Steel (he would also be on pedal steel guitar on Dire Wolf and Green Green Grass of Home on this set). Mama Tried follows, the 4th time the band has played it, even more country sounding than it would sound in years to come. A beautiful High Time follows, in only its third appearance.. Dupree's Diamond Blues follows then Me & My Uncle, still new in the band's rotation. A very different opening to Casey Jones is a treat to hear, as is Bobby handling the vocals on Dire Wolf. Other highlights include Pigpen on his only number here, "Big Boss Man", and of course Dark Star and St. Stephen.. Green Green Grass of Home, was made popular by Porter Wagoner on the country charts around this time.. 

I hope you enjoy this great recording of some wonderful early Dead.. 

 

Grateful Dead

Veterans Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA 

6/27/69 - Friday

One - 1:20:44

Intro [0:05] ;

Slewfoot [3:04];[0:17] ;

Mama Tried [2:41] >

High Time [5:55]%[0:07] ;

Dupree's Diamond Blues [3:57];[0:24] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:20];[0:04] %

Jam [1:28] >

Casey Jones [4:36];[3:24] ;

Dire Wolf [2:24];[0:50] ;

Sittin On Top Of The World [3:23] >

Big Boss Man [5:42];[0:11] %

Dark Star [25:53] >

Saint Stephen [6:52] >

The Eleven [2:37] >

Green Green Grass Of Home [5:30];[1:42] 

Encore - 9:30

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [8:#58#] 

 

Peter Grant on banjo on Slewfoot, Jerry on Pedal Steel on Slewfoot, Dire Wolf and Green Grass

 

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thank you so much .. 

 

Peace and joy to you and yours.. 

 

 

Oct 07, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 9/30/16
01:33:51

This week  the Deadpod presents the second set from the band's performance on September 22nd, 1993 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. 

The set features jazz saxophonist David Murray throughout, and with blues harmonica player James Cotton sitting in on the last two numbers of the set (although he is sadly not up very well in the mix). As you might expect this is jazzy throughout, so if you don't enjoy a bit of jazz mixed with your GD this might not be your cup of tea. This is a fine recording however, and the band is clearly energetic and enthused this evening. They start out with Weir's 'Easy Answers', not the most profound song in the catalog, yet played smartly here. Garcia follows with a beautiful 'Lazy River Road', one of his better later ballads. I really enjoy the 'Estimated Prophet' that follows, it goes to some sweet unfamiliar places. 'Dark Star' follows, although it is short, as was the practice during this period (1st verse only) it is still a pleasure to traverse.  An extra long Drums and Space follows.. 'Wharf Rat' follows, and here Garcia's' voice, a bit frail throughout, works to add to the pathos of the story. Murray's sax adds an unusual element at the conclusion, in particular. They follow with a well executed 'Throwing Stones'  (as relevant as ever) and 'Lovelight'. What was the least-liked encore of the 90s, 'I Fought The Law', closes out what was a special night for the band. 

 

Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden New York , NY 

9/22/93 - Wednesday

 

Two

Easy Answers (1) ;

Lazy River Road (1) ;

Estimated Prophet (1) >

Dark Star (1) >

Drums (1) >

Space (1) >

Wharf Rat (1) >

Throwing Stones (2) >

Turn On Your Love Light (2) 

Encore

I Fought The Law 

Comments

(1) with David Murray. (2) with David Murray and James Cotton. 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod093016.mp3

 

 

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod, and my sincere thanks for the financial support that makes the Deadpod possible. 

 

'We are on our own'........ 

 

 

 

 

Sep 30, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 9/23/16
01:01:03

We bid adieu to Summer this week with perhaps the best GD show of 1993.. this one is from Madison Square Garden, and took place 23 years ago on September 22nd, 1993. The show marked the first of two appearances of jazz saxophonist David Murray with the boys - he sits in during the first set on a wonderful 'Bird song' and throughout the 2nd set. One of my listeners recently informed me that I had never featured a show from this year on the Deadpod and asked that I do so. I can't think of a better show or time to do so than this one. I think the first set in general is quite well-played, and snappy, especially for this era. The Help->Slip->Frank is uptempo and alot of fun to listen to. Garcia is on point in the Minglewood that follows, and really energizes the song. Ramble On Rose follows, then a particularly good Masterpiece. The highlight of the first set is clearly the aforementioned 'Bird Song' with Mr. Murray. The band allows him to create an unusual solo yet weaves it into the tempo of the song allowing them to show that even at this late date, and with Vince and not Hornsby, they are capable of some great jamming.

 

 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (Wednesday, 9/22/93)  Help on the Way -> Slipknot -> Franklin's Tower Minglewood Blues Ramble on Rose Masterpiece Birdsong 
   
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 Happy Autumn!  
Sep 23, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 9/16/16
01:12:17

This week's Deadpod features set 2 from the Dead's performance at the Easttown Theater in Detroit Michgan back on October 24th, 1971. A fine recording, this set starts with a nice Truckin', especially enjoyable is the jam just before the last verse. What sounds odd here is that the song simply stops... They take up 'Ramble On Rose'. It being  only the 5th time they had played the song, the phrasing and even some of the lyrics are still being developed.. It is quite interesting to hear. Mexicali Blues follows (following an unusually loquacious introduction), this is a pleasure for me to hear. The Dark Star follows, and what is interesting to me, aside from the inherent originality of the jamming, is how the piece shows its development here from its earlier, more primal performances, towards where it will develop during the European tour to follow next year. As was their wont during this time, 'Me & Bobby McGee' follows, perhaps not the smoothest version ever, but still enjoyable. The old 'yellow dog' story gets pulled out afterwards..before we're treated to a 'Cumberland Blues' and one of the final 'St. Stephen's played until the band brought it back in 1976. Johnny B. Goode once again ends a fine performance..

 

Grateful Dead

Easttown Theatre Detroit, MI

10/24/71 - Sunday

 

Two

 

Truckin' [8:24] ;

Ramble On Rose [6:10] ;

Mexicali Blues [3:26] ;

Dark Star [20:47] >

Me And Bobby McGee [5:29] ;

Cumberland Blues [4:58] ;

Saint Stephen [5:37] >

Johnny B. Goode [3:46]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091616.mp3

 

the Deadpod is made possible through the support of my kind listeners.

thank you..

 

 

Sep 16, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 9/9/16
01:22:42

I struggled a bit deciding what to play this week - I was pulled this way and that but finally settled on an overlooked gem of a show from the Fall tour of 1971. This was Keith Godchaux's first tour with the band, and Pigpen is not with them on this night due to his declining health. This show was the second of two (and the fourth show in four nights) which took place in Detroit Michigan on October 24th, 1971 at the Easttown Theater. I think you'll find every one of these numbers to be a real treat. Highlights for me include a great China>Rider (listen for Phil on this one!), and a beautiful Black Peter. The band's sound is clearly growing - transitioning into what they will sound like in 1972.  Set 2, on tap for next week, includes a wonderful Dark Star..

 

Grateful Dead

Easttown Theatre Detroit, MI

10/24/71 - Sunday

 

One

Sugar Magnolia [5:46] ;

Deal [5:11] ;

El Paso [4:36] ;

Tennessee Jed [6:06] ;

Jack Straw [4:54] ;

China Cat Sunflower [5:08] >

I Know You Rider [5:15] ;

Playing In The Band [6:11] ;

Black Peter [8:33] ;

Candyman [#6:11] ;

One More Saturday Night [4:14] ;

Casey Jones [5:50]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090916.mp3

 

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Sep 09, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 9/2/16
01:47:55

Happy Labor Day weekend! I'm hoping that this second set - from 8/28/18 in Long Beach California, will provide some sweet musical accompaniment to your your long weekend (assuming you will have one! if not my sympathies!).

This is an excellent set, starting off with a rockin' 'Shakedown Street'. While the 'Lost Sailor' provides a bit of a counter-point, the 'Saint of Circumstance' should put you back in the groove. Garcia's 'Wheel' that follows is a real treat - especially the jam afterwards that goes into Brent's 'Good Time Blues'. Following Drums and Space is a wonderful  'Spanish Jam'. A great bit of music to drift away on! 'Truckin' follows, and I'm afraid Weir is once again a bit lyrically challenged.. 'Wharf Rat' follows in the ballad slot.. once again combining the pathos of August West with the hopes and fears of us all. 

A rousing 'Sugar Magnolia' closes the set, with the boys returning, and helping us bid adieu to summer, with 'US Blues'.

 

Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (8/28/81)

 

set 2

 

Shakedown Street

Lost Sailor

Saint of Circumstance

The Wheel

Good Time Blues

drums

Spanish Jam

Truckin'

Wharf Rat

Sugar Magnolia

 

U.S. Blues

 
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I want to thank the fine folks whose contributions make the Deadpod possible! 

 

Have a safe and happy Labor Day! 

 

 

Sep 02, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 8/26/16
01:16:14

This week's Deadpod, a request from a supporter of the show, comes to us from Long Beach CA, on August 28th, 1981. They open with "Jack Straw" (the beginning here is patched from an audience source).. and Bob does the 'we used to play for silver now we play for Clive" line.. but still a solid effort as is most of the first set. I'm particulary fond of the Big River, Althea and the closing 'Let It Grow'->China ->Rider which is an unusual first set ending. 

 

 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (8/28/81)  Jack Straw They Love Each Other Me and My Uncle Big River Althea Little Red Rooster Brown Eyed Women Let it Grow China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider  
 
 
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Thank you to my kind friends whose contributions keep the Deadpod afloat!
 
next stop... Labor Day! 
 

 

Aug 26, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 8/19/16
01:12:38

This week I'm going to try something a little bit different on the Deadpod and bring you a sample of this summer's Dead & Company tour. Personally this happened to be the only show I had the opportunity to attend, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and since I've had some requests for this material I thought I'd share some with you... This is the first set of Dead & Co's show at the DTE Energy Theater in Clarkson MI on July 7th, 2016. It was a beautiful night and the scene was quite relaxing and kind. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect but I was quite pleasantly surprised, and while you may have heard some of this band before I am hoping you'll enjoy this selection. 

 
Dead & Company 
July 7, 2016 DTE Energy Music Theater 
Clarkston, MI 
 
set 1
Jack Straw
Big Boss Man
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Friend of the Devil
Minglewood Blues
Sugaree
Don't Ease Me In
 
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Enjoy and be kind to somebody today! 
 

 

Aug 19, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 8/12/16
01:32:47

We seem to have entered the dog days of August.. lots of heat and humidity, but I'm hoping you don't find this second set from April 22nd 1986 to be a dog too! It starts with a nice China->Rider, and following a 'Looks Like Rain' we get treated to a nice long Terrapin Station.. clearly the highlight of this pre-coma show. Post drums and space is dominated by Weir, with a 'Spoonful ->Throwin Stones' combo followed by 'Black Peter' then 'Lovelight' to close the set.  The boys return to end the show and the spring tour, with a nice 'Brokedown Palace'.. 

 

 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA (4/22/86) 
 set 2 
 China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider Looks Like Rain Terrapin Station drums Spoonful Throwin' Stones Black Peter Turn on Your Love Light  Brokedown Palace  
 
 
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Love Is Real. Not Fade Away.
 
 
 

 

Aug 12, 2016
DeadShow/podcast for 8/5/16
53:26

This week's Deadpod is the result of a request for something from 86 or 87 from a longtime supporter of the Deadpod so I decided to pull out this show, which is one of my favorites from the early 86 shows.. This comes to us from the Berkeley Community Theater, April 22nd, 1986. 

The set opens with a wonderful coupling of Box of Rain -> Visons of Johanna.. the last time the band would play that Dylan tune until the final year of 1995. This is a very fine version indeed. The remainder of the set is quite well played as well, with a nice Bird Song and Deal among the highlights.. 

 

 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA (4/22/86)  Box of Rain Visions of Johanna Mama Tried Big River Bird Song Little Red Rooster Deal 
 
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Happy Birthday Kevin ;) 
 
and thanks to all of you whose support makes the Deadpod possbile.. 
 
Have a wonderful week! 

 

Aug 05, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 7/29/16
02:12:28

A quintessential 1972 Grateful Dead second set is on the docket for this week's Deadpod. This set from July 26th, 1972, at Portland's Paramont Theater clocks in at a little over two hours.. It features a number of wonderful highlights, including one of the last performances of 'You Win Again', and early  'He's Gone', and to top it all off, a 30 minute+ Dark Star. While this Dark Star is clearly the highlight of the set, there are stunning performances throughout - capped off by a smoking hot 'Not Fade Away->Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad->Not Fade Away'.. don't miss it!! 

 

Grateful Dead

Paramount Theatre

Portland, OR 7/26/72 - Wednesday

Set Two

 

The Promised Land [2;58] (4) ;

He's Gone [8:46] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:05] ;

You Win Again [4:02] ;

Greatest Story Ever Told [4:57] ;

Ramble On Rose [6:09] ;

Dark Star [31:13] (5) >

Comes A Time [7:03] ;

Sugar Magnolia [7:56] ;

Brown Eyed Women [3#:38] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:06] ;

Stella Blue [8:06] ;

Not Fade Away [5:15] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:20] >

Not Fade Away [3:22]

Encore

One More Saturday Night [5:32]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072916.mp3

 

As summer flies by and we roll into the Days Between, I want to thank the kind folks who have chosen to support the Deadpod. I deeply appreciate it. 

 

'Without Love in the Dream it will never come true'. 

 

 

Jul 29, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 7/22/16
01:42:19

This week the Deadpod goes back to July 1972 to bring you a show from what could be viewed as a transitional period for the band, July 26th, 1972 from Portland Oregon. This is only the 6th show the band did without Pigpen, and some of the songs we get to hear in this first set are still relatively new. I don't feel the band disappoints  however, certainly not in the massive Dark Star we'll hear next week, but neither in this 12 song, 1 hour 44 minute first set.. 

I hope you agree.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead 

Paramount Theatre 

Portland, OR  7/26/72 - Wednesday

 

One  

 

Cold Rain And Snow [5;27] ;

Black Throated Wind [5:59] ;

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [6:59] ;

Mexicali Blues [3:29] ;

Sugaree [7;14]  ;

El Paso [4:20] ;

China Cat Sunflower [6:44] >

I Know You Rider [4:51]  ;

Jack Straw [4:54] ;

Tennessee Jed [7:35] ;

Playing In The Band [12:27] ;

Casey Jones [#4:48]  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072216.mp3

 

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Stay Cool!!! 

 

 

Jul 22, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 7/15/16
01:49:32

After an admittedly somewhat bumpy first set, we return to Foxboro during the Summer of 1990 for the second set of the band's performance there on July 14th, 1990. They come out of the gate (following an amusing 'Take a step back') with a pleasant and somewhat jazzy Eyes, followed by a reggae inspired Estimated Prophet. There's some great work by Phil here, followed by a dreamy 'Crazy Fingers'. Uncle John's Band follows and the crowd breaks into a singalong.. Following drums and space, we get what would turn out to be the final rendition of Brent's 'I Will Take You Home', followed somewhat abruptly by 'I Need a Miracle'. The band closes the set with three rockers - 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad', 'Throwing Stones' and 'Turn on Your Lovelight.. ' They return for a rare double encore, with a prophetic 'Last Time' followed by the always sweet 'We Bid You Goodnight'.. 

 

Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro MA (7/14/90)

 

Set 2

 

Eyes of the World

Estimated Prophet

Crazy Fingers

Uncle John's Band

drums

I Will Take You Home

I Need a Miracle

Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad

Throwin' Stones

Turn on Your Love Light

 

This Could Be the Last Time

We Bid You Goodnight

 
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May this find you all in peace and light. 
 

 

Jul 15, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 7/8/16
01:02:39

As we roll into the heart of summer, it seemed appropriate to me to bring you a show from the fine summer tour of 1990. A request from a listener to the Deadpod, we feature the first set of the Dead's performance on July 14th, 1990 at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro MA. As was often the case during this tour it was a hot, hot day (my own memories of several shows cause me to break into a sweat). The boys open up with an appropriate 'Shakedown Street' opener, but then lead into one of my least favorite tunes 'Walkin' Blues'. Brent pulls them out of that slump with a fine version of 'Far From Me', followed by Jerry's 'Candyman'. Bobby redeems himself with 'Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again', a tune I personally always enjoy hearing. The set ends with 'Ramble on Rose' and an expected but early sighting of 'One More Saturday Night'. We'll hear an excellent set 2, next week. 

 

 Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro MA (7/14/90)  Shakedown Street Walkin' Blues Far From Me Candyman Stuck Inside of Mobile Ramble on Rose One More Saturday Night 
 
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Hope you're having a great July! (I'm seeing Dead & Co on the 7th!) 
 
 
 
 
Jul 08, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 7/1/16
01:57:27

Happy 4th of July weekend!

While this week's Deadpod didn't take place on the 4th, or feature a U.S. Blues, I do think there are plenty of fireworks right here to entertain you during this long holiday weekend! As usual for a '73 show, there are a number of tunes in this second set that you'd expect to see in a first set - alongside some wonderful exploratory jams. While this isn't a perfect recording.. I think it more than packs a punch and hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! I would especially recommend the tremendous 'Here Comes Sunshine' and the truly epic 'Other One' that follows a typically wonderful 'Me & Bobby McGee'...

 

Grateful Dead

Seattle Center Arena

Seattle, WA

6/26/73 - Tuesday

 

Two

Bertha [6:11] ->

The Promised Land [3:10] ;

They Love Each Other [5:54] ;

El Paso [4:35] ;

Black Peter [9:36] ;

Big River [4:40] ;

Here Comes Sunshine [11:34] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:52] ;

He's Gone [13:47] ->

Truckin' [8:49] ->

Drums [1:43] ->

The Other One [6:34] ->

Me And Bobby McGee [5:23] ->

The Other One [17:59] ->

Sugar Magnolia [9:18]

Encore

Johnny B. Goode [4:40]

 

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Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

 

The Deadpod is made possible from the kind contributions of my listeners.. thank you for your support!!

 

 

 

Jul 01, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 6/24/16
01:29:31

It took me quite alot of consideration before I decided upon this week's Deadpod. There are a large number of great shows to choose from that took place in the latter part of June over the years, but I decided upon a show from one of my most favorite years - 1973.  This show is from June 26th, 1973 the Seattle Center Arena, in Seattle Washington. This show has some issues - the first three songs come from an audience source and I hope you are patient as while the sound quality here is not pristine, the rest of the soundboard tape more than makes up for it. This first set beings with a relaxed and sprightly 'Casey Jones'.. a little different from the set-closing or encore versions you might be accustomed to,. but goes into a high energy 'Greatest Story Ever Told'. Weir shines on these as he does throughout the set. What follows is an amazing number of very well played standards.. highlights to my ears being the 'Jack Straw', the Deal, a wonderful 'China->Rider' and they stretch out their jamming chops on the set closing 'Playin' In The Band'.. just to warm us up for set 2, which we'll experience next week..

 

 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73)  
 set 1 
  Casey Jones Greatest Story Ever Told Brown Eyed Women Jack Straw Box of Rain Deal Mexicali Blues You Ain't Woman Enough Row Jimmy The Race Is On China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider Beat it on Down the Line Loser Playing in the Band  
   
 I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!!  
   
 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  
   
 http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062416.mp3 
   
 Thank you for your support of the Deadpod, which is made possible through the generous contributions of my listeners!!  
   
 Thank you for being kind!  
   

 

Jun 24, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 6/17/16
01:31:01

This week we feature the second set from the band's 15th Anniversary show which took place on June 8th, 1980 at Folsom Field at the University of Colorado in Boulder Colorado. A very nice 'Feel Like A Stranger' opens things up, and I think it contains more than its usual share of Garcia explorations.. 'Ship of Fools' follows, it always struck me as almost anthem-like in how it skates over the edges of politics... much needed these days.. 'Estimated Prophet' marks the start of the meat of this set.. the jam gets out there quickly and before we know it Garcia leads us into the 'Eyes of the World' that follows. This version is a real scorcher.. blasting along before shifting into the rhythms that flow into Drums and Space.. 'Saint of Circumstance' leads into a quieter but beautiful 'Black Peter'.. Sugar Mag ends the set, but the boys return for a double encore, which reaches it's apex with a nice 'Brokedown Palace'.

 

Folsom Field (U of Colorado), Boulder, CO (6/8/80)

 

set 2 

 

Feel Like a Stranger

Ship of Fools

Estimated Prophet

Eyes of the World

drums

Saint of Circumstance

Black Peter

Sugar Magnolia

 

Alabama Getaway

Brokedown Palace

 

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We all need more Peace and Love. 

 

Jun 17, 2016
Dead Show/;podcast for 6/10/16
01:10:06

36 years ago this week the band performed at what was billed as their '15th Anniversary Concert', at Folsom Field at the University of Colorado in Boulder Colorado. While the band members denied that the date held any special significance at the time, the setlist and level of musicianship that emerged belied that. This first set opens with just an incredible, and unheard of, Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In the Band->Uncle John's Band combo! Talk about putting the pedal down... They go on to play some outstanding versions of some of our favorite standards, ending the set with a wonderful Alteha->Looks like Rain, Deal.. I'm quite certain you'll enjoy this show, and while it was a request for some time, I must apologize for taking so long to getting around to airing it. 

 

 Folsom Field (U of Colorado), Boulder, CO (6/8/80)  Uncle John's Band Playin' in the Band Uncle John's Band Me and My Uncle Mexicali Blues Tennessee Jed Samson and Delilah Easy to Love You Althea Looks Like Rain Deal  
   
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 Thank you so kindly for your support of the Deadpod!  
   
 Have a wonderful week!  

 

Jun 10, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 6/3/16
01:31:56

This week we are treated to the fine audience recording of the second set of the band's performance back on May 6, 1978 at Patrick Field House at the University of Vermont in Burlington VT. 

This is a continuation of the fine Garcia performance put on last week in Set 1. We are treated to some wonderful vocals and even better jamming in this second set. The Samson is a perfect start to get the ball rolling, then Donna delivers on a very pretty Sunrise. Terrapin follows and I'm sure those in attendance were digging the voyage. The band then turn in a 16 minute Playin' in the Band, highlighted by a delightful jam that for me is clearly the highlight of the set if not the show. Wharf Rat however, especially at the end, is tight as well. They close with a predictable if still rockin', Sugar Magnolia and One More Saturday Night encore.. 

 

 

 

 Patrick Field House (U of Vermont), Burlington, VT (5/6/78)  
set 2

 

Samson and Delilah

 Sunrise Terrapin Station Playin' in the Band drums Wharf Rat Sugar Magnolia  One More Saturday Night  
   
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 Enjoy, and try and be kind to each other!  
   

 

Jun 03, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 5/27/16
01:08:57

Sometimes the inspiration for a Deadpod will hit me when I'm looking over setlists, trying to see which one fits my mood for the season we're in. This week, i was turned onto a show I hadn't listened to before from one of our contributing listeners, who told me about this , his first Dead show. This comes to us from May 6th, 1978 at the University of Vermont in Burlington VT. This is a fine recording - soundboard in this week's first set, audience in next week's second set but both showcase the band on a night that I think they are clearly 'on'. This set starts with a fine Sugaree, and continues with excellent versions of  Minglewood, Peggy-O. A rockin' Beat It On Down the Line follows, then we head back to the Old West for a great 'Loser'. Looks Like Rain, It Must've Been the Roses and a nice Big River are all well played. Deal closes the set and gets the crowd amped up for the second set to follow.. 

 

 

Patrick Field House (U of Vermont), Burlington, VT (5/6/78)

 

Sugaree

New Minglewood Blues

Peggy-O

Beat it on Down the Line

Loser

Looks Like Rain

It Must Have Been the Roses

Me and My Uncle

Big River

 

Deal

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
A huge thank you to everyone who entered the Red Rocks contest, especially those of you so kind as to contribute to the Deadpod.. much much appreciated! 
I only wish I had more CDs to send out - who said CDs are dead? :) 
 
Finally, as we move into summer.. have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, be safe, and take a moment to remember and reflect upon those who lost their lives for us. 
 

 

May 27, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 5/20/16
01:37:49

This week we go way back to some of our earliest great recordings of the band for this beauty from November 11th, 1967. A request from a birthday kiwi down in New Zealand, (Happy Birthday Lawrence - and to my friend Jay as well!!)  this is a fabulous show highlighted with tremendous performances from Pigpen on keyboards and vocals.

Garcia has a couple of really nice solos on the amazing 'Death Don't Have No Mercy' that I really like.. there is a crackling energy throughout this tape that is well worth experiencing, despite the occasional flaw in this tape the sonic quality is really quite remarkable. 'New Potato Caboose' simply takes off into the cosmos.. experience it .. Alligator gives us another example of how Pigpen could lead this band...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Shrine Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA

11/11/67 - Saturday

One

Turn On Your Love Light

Death Don't Have No Mercy

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

New Potato Caboose

Cryptical Envelopment  >

That's It For The Other One  >

Cryptical Envelopment

Alligator

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)

Feedback

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052016.mp3

 

Now, as many of you are aware, Rhino records has released a 3 cd set of the Grateful Dead's historic performance at Red Rocks from July 8, 1978. This was of course included in the recent July 78 box set, but can now be purchased individually at retail stores or from http://www.dead.net/

Even better! I have several copies to send out to lucky Deadpod listeners...

all  you have to do to try your luck in winning one of these sets is to send me an email with your US Mail address to:

 

thedeadpod@gmail.com

 

No contributions are required to win the set, but they are always appreciated :)

 

 

 

May 20, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 5/13/16
01:23:02

Friday the 13th finds us featuring the second set from the band's performance 30 years ago at Cal Expo on May 3rd, 1986. A nice bouncy Scarlet starts us off, with some pleasing trills from Brent (if  you enjoy his additions).. the transition into Fire is one of the highlights of the set.. quite unusual.. Jerry gives a great reading of 'Fire on the Mountain', his voice in relatively good condition, just a bit strained.. They follow with 'Man Smart, Women Smarter'.. which always got the crowd up on their feet then an unusually placed 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' leads us into Drums.. Long and quite interesting I think you'll enjoy the energy here. they glide into 'The Other One' out of Space.. at times I wonder if they will find the 'one' but they do..and times I wonder where Garcia has gone.. . This leads into a slow and introspective 'Comes A Time'.. Jerry sounds quite nice here.. they follow with a set, and show closing, Sugar Magnolia.. it ends with some wierd Healy effects and an announcement about broken guitars and frozen fingers and no encore tonight.... given what happens to Jerry in a cou ple months (his diabetic coma) we have to wonder if this was a foreshadowing.. 

Nevertheless this is quite good for the time period and I sure hope you enjoy it! 

 

 

Grateful Dead 

Cal Expo Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA  

5/3/86 - Saturday 

Two 

Scarlet Begonias [9:40] >

Fire On The Mountain [9:46] ;

Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [7:18] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:17] >

Jam [0:57] >

Drums [4:48#] >

Space [7:14] >

The Other One [7:53] >

Comes A Time [7:52] >

Sugar Magnolia [9:44]  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

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My sincere thanks to the kind folks whose contributions keep the Deadpod in existence. 

 

Have a wonderful week my friends! 

May 13, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 5/6/16
47:46

I do hope it is a beautiful day in May whereever  you are! As we go back 30 years to a day that started out rainy but ended up beautiful out in California on the first weekend in May when a horse named 'Ferdinand' rode by the great Willie Shoemaker took the Kentucky Derby back in Louisville KY., but the Dead celebrated the day with a fine show at Cal Expo. 

They chase away the raindrops with a fine 'Cold Rain and Snow' then bring out the 'Race is On'.. 

They follow with a lovely 'They Love Each Other' with exception work by both Jerry and Brent. C.C rider follows then a nice 'High Time', slow but sung exceptionally well by Garcia who is in fine voice for this date. Weir beats it down the line to the Promised Land and they close the (short) first set with a nice rockin' Deal..... 

 

 California Exposition Amphitheater, Sacramento, CA (5/3/86)  Cold Rain and Snow The Race is On They Love Each Other C.C. Rider High Time Beat it on Down the Line Promised Land 
 Deal  
   
 We'll hear set 2 next week...  
   
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 My thanks to all the wonderful folks whose contributions make the Deadpod possible!  
   
 Peace ..  

 

May 06, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 4/29/16
01:47:04

I think we have a really top-notch set for you this week. The second set from April 19th, 1978 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus Ohio is filled with wonderful jamming and great song selections. It starts with the always energetic 'Samson and Delilah', then moves into a great version of 'It Must've Been The Roses' .. I think you'll find Donna (and Keith) both shine in this set. A nicely jammed out 'Estimated Prophet' leads into a fine 'He's Gone'. The Drums that follows to me showcases the importance of this part of their show at its best.. this one clocks in at 18 minutes.. They come out of Space into 'The Other One', then flow into a perfectly placed 'Wharf Rat'. Around and Around closes the set but the boys return to give us the first ever cover of 'Werewolves of London' and it is a keeper!

 

Grateful Dead

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Columbus, OH

4/19/78 - Wednesday

Two

Samson And Delilah [7:23] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [7:18] ;

Estimated Prophet [14:19] >

He's Gone [11:10] >

Drums [18:#56] >

Space [8:37] >

The Other One [8:14] >

Wharf Rat [9:57#] >

Around And Around

Encore

Werewolves Of London [10:27]

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 

Thanks as always to all of you who listen to and enjoy the Deadpod each week. Special thanks to the kind friends whose contributions make this possible! love you all! 

 

 

 

 
Apr 29, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 4/22/16
01:06:35

This week we travel back to the spring tour of 1978 to bring you an excellent recording of a show the boys did back on April 19th, 1978 in Columbus Ohio. They come to play as they open up with a smokin' hot 'Bertha' which then goes into 'Good Lovin' to start the set. This serves to highlight perhaps the slower paced but still beautiful 'Friend of the Devil' that follows. 'Passenger' shows how strong Donna can be, and is probably my favorite tune of hers. A beautiful 'Candyman' then follows, along with a short but straight-ahead 'Cassidy'. 'Peggy-O' and Weir's 'Me & My Uncle->Big River' follow and lead us into a rockin' set-closing 'Deal'. All in all a very well-played and great sounding first set.. 

 

Grateful Dead 

Veterans Memorial Auditorium 

Columbus, OH  

4/19/78 - Wednesday

One  

Bertha [#7:15] >

Good Lovin' [6:30] ;

Friend Of The Devil [8:19] ;

Passenger [4:51] ;

Candyman [7:02] ;

Cassidy [4:58] ;

Peggy-O [7:54] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:02] >

Big River [5:55] ;

Deal [6:44]  

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

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The kind contributions of my listeners keep the Deadpod afloat. Thank you!! 
 
Walk in the sunshine,
watch for the bright sun... 

 

Apr 22, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 4/15/16
01:55:28

Here's a wonderful record of a time when there truly was noone who did anything like the Grateful Dead.. this comes to us from April 12th, 1970 at the Fillmore West. This recording combines an audience and a soundboard source and does have some flaws, but I'm confident you'll listen to it with the same amazement it brings me. Of course the fact that they played with Miles Davis on the same bill during this run must have contributed to their desire to really bring it. 

The show starts with a great Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, but I would bring your attention to the wonderful Garcia jam that flows between China Cat and I Know You Rider.. so sweet! 

I love the Pigpen numbers on this one and the electric Deep Elem and of course a great Viola Lee Blues ! 

 

Grateful Dead 

Fillmore West 

San Francisco, CA  

4/12/70 - Sunday 

One - 1:53:56  

Tuning [0:16] ;

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [17:25];

Casey Jones [4:26]

Mama Tried 

China Cat Sunflower [1:49] >

Jam [2:19] >

I Know You Rider [4:09] >

 

Drums [0:12] >

Good Lovin' [1:42] >

Drums [4:14] >

Good Lovin' [4:39]

Candyman [#4:17]

Deep Elem Blues 

Cumberland Blues [4:30];

Dire Wolf [4:00]

Dancing In The Street [11:25];

Black Peter [8:20]

Uncle John's Band [7:01]

It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [7:19];

Viola Lee Blues [13:52] >

Feedback [1:15];[0:30]  

Encore  And We Bid You Good Night  (missing)

 

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Enjoy! 

Thanks for supporting the Deadpod! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 15, 2016
Dead Show /podcast for 4/8/16
01:35:27

 

This week's Deadpod features a fine second set from the April Fools' show of 1980..

I particularly enjoyed the China->Rider and Estimated->He's Gone.. Listen for the delightful keyboard work Brent gives us between The Other One and Drums :) A Shakedown encore is always fun too!! The ol' Professor is suffering through a nasty cold this week so I'm keeping this short, but this is a fine second set that I hope you enjoy...

 

 

Grateful Dead

Capitol Theatre

Passaic, NJ

4/1/80 - Tuesday

Two

 

Feel Like A Stranger [8:43] ;

China Cat Sunflower [4:51] >

I Know You Rider [7:00] ;

Estimated Prophet [12:26] >

He's Gone [13:#28] >

The Other One [7:19] >

Jam (2) [1:25] >

Drums [2:35#] >

Space [#1:#47] >

Stella Blue[9:08] >

Around And Around [7:15]

Encore

Shakedown Street [9:57]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040816.mp3

 

thank you so much to my kind listeners' whose contributions make the Deadpod possible!!

 

Apr 08, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 4/1/16
59:02

Hey Now! No April Fool here!! well yes there is, but its the April Fool the band pulled on its audience 36 years ago, on April 1st 1980, when the boys took the stage and proceeded to swap insturments - Bobby on keyboards, Brent and Jerry on drums, Billy on bass, Michey on rhythm guitar and vocals and Phil Lesh on lead guitar for the weirdest Promised Land ever.. Just had to bring that to you on this week's April Fool edition of the Deadpod.. the rest of the set is straight forward and hard charging... they do a 'real' rendition of Promised Land, followed by a nice Candyman, Uncle->Big River, Friend of the Devil, then a great 'It's All Over Now'. I personally enjoy the set closing Looks Like Rain into a rousing Deal.. We'll hear set 2 next week.. 

 

Grateful Dead 

Capitol Theatre 

Passaic, NJ  

4/1/80 - Tuesday

One  

 

The Promised Land (1) [3:03] ;

The Promised Land [3:49] ;

Candyman [6:41] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:02] >

Big River [5:49] ;

Friend Of The Devil[9:22] ;

It's All Over Now [7:02] ;

Don't Ease Me In [3:05] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:27] >

Deal [4:17]  

 (1) instrument swap consisting of (per DeadBase): Bob Weir:keyboards; Brent Mydland and Jerry Garcia: drums; Bill Kreutzmann: bass; Mickey Hart: rhythm guitar and vocals; and Phil Lesh on lead guitar. 

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040116.mp3

 

I hope everyone is foolish and happy today!!!! 

 

Thanks for supporting the Deadpod and letting me continue to bring you this fun! 

 

 

Apr 01, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 3/25/16
01:31:20

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance on March 14th, 1982 at the Recreation Hall at the University of California at Davis. This is a fine set of music.. starting out with a powerful Samson & Delilah, the centerpiece of this set being the exceptional Playin->Scarlet->Fire. They really shine on these pieces, with a very tight jazzy sound, accentuated by some wonderful runs by Brett. A great piece of music to let yourself get lost in.. The rest of the set isn't too shabby either, with a fine Not Fade Away->Wharf Rat->Sugar Magnolia which is tight and well-played.

 

 

Grateful Dead

Recreation Hall - University of California

Davis, CA

3/14/82 - Sunday

 

 

--Set 2--

Samson & Delilah

Ship of Fools

Playin' in the Band ->

Scarlet Begonias ->

Fire on the Mountain>

Drums//

//Space ->

Not Fade Away ->

Wharf Rat ->

Sugar Magnolia

 

--Encore--

U.S. Blues

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032516.mp3

 

We all have that light, just have to remember to turn it on!

 

Thanks for your support !

Mar 25, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 3/17/16
01:19:01

This week I decided to bring you a relatively unknown but very nice sounding show from the spring of 1982. This is from the University of California at Davis on Sunday, March 17th, 1982. The boys come out and Bobby announces that they forgot something last night and they proceed to play 'One More Saturday Night' as the opener. A very nice Sugaree follows, then after an Uncle->Mexicali, a very solid 'Bird Song'. The band is tight here in the first set and I really enjoy the rocking energy of this period of 1982. Ramble On Rose, Althea, and a great Let It Grow are among the highlights of this excellent first set. 

 

Grateful Dead 

Recreation Hall - University of California 

Davis, CA  

3/14/82 - Sunday 

One  

 

One More Saturday Night >

Sugaree ;

Me And My Uncle >

Mexicali Blues ;

Bird Song >

Little Red Rooster ;

Ramble On Rose ;

Looks Like Rain ;

Althea ;

Let It Grow  

 
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Thanks for you kind support of the Deadpod!!! 
 
let love reign! 

 

Mar 18, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 3/10/16
01:49:36

As you listen to this second set from March 9th, 1981 it won't take you long at all to realize that fans were treated to a special evening of music 35 years ago. The China Cat -> I Know You Rider is such a wonderful beginning to what is a special night of music. Even a casual listener will soon be captured by the wonderful jam into Rider here. The band doesn't let up either, as this is just the start of a great set of music. A snappy Samson follows here, with a great intro by the drummers and some nice keyboard work by Brent. Ship of Fools leads us into the heart of this set, the Estimated ->Uncle John's Band->Drums/space->Other One->Stella Blue. A classic combination, done most exquisitely. 

Treat yourself and get lost in this section of the show. They follow with a fine Good Lovin' and come back for a somewhat sloppy US Blues, but by then.. its all smiles. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden

New York , NY

3/9/81 - Monday

Two

China Cat Sunflower [9:28] >

I Know You Rider [6:10] >

Samson And Delilah [6:55] ;

Ship Of Fools [8:10] ;

Estimated Prophet [14:10] >

Uncle John's Band [11:41] >

Drums >

Space [3:08] >

The Other One [7:43] >

Stella Blue [9:49] >

Good Lovin' [6:33]

Encore U.S. Blues

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

 

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod.. Many thanks to the kind folks whose contributions make the Deadpod possible. 

 

"Ain' No Time To Hate

Barely Time To Wait"

 

 

ps. on a technical note, I have changed the mp3 encoding to a variable bit rate with a slightly higher average bitrate. Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties during playback. thank you! 

Mar 11, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 3/4/16
01:07:31

Let''s roll into March with a really excellent show from the Spring of 1981. This one comes to us from New York City, March 9th, 1981 Madison Square Garden. From start to finish this is a most excellent show, one of the best in the earlier Brett years. Here in the first set all the songs are tight and well-played. I particularly enjoy the 'Althea' and 'Bird Song' but we are treated to a most welcome 'Deep Elem Blues' and an unusual 'Ramble On Rose -> El Paso'.. one of those unusual combinations the band was experimenting with this year. 

Next week we'll hear the marvelous second set from this beauty...

 

Grateful Dead 

Madison Square Garden  

New York , NY   3/9/81

One

Feel Like A Stranger [8:10] ;

Althea [7:56] ;

C C Rider [7:30] ;

Ramble On Rose [7:46] >

El Paso [4:53] ;

Deep Elem Blues [6:23] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:18] ;

Bird Song [10:55] ;

New Minglewood Blues [6:52]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030416.mp3

 

My thanks to those of you whose contributions keep the Deadpod available! 

 

Keep on Truckin'... 

 

Mar 04, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 2/26/16
01:15:06

This sweet second set from 1973 will close out the month of February 2016 for the Deadpod. 

Judging from the length of this set I assume this is really not the entire set, however what we have is very pleasing indeed.. Starting off with an early 'Wave That Flag' the boys move through a 'Me and My Uncle' into a well-played if short for the period 'Dark Star'. That moves into an exceptional 'Eyes of the World' .. while not unusual for the period the music excellence here makes me happy every time I hear it. China Doll follows.. enough said. 

The boys rock it out following that with an Around and Around, Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad and One More Saturday Night before returning for a Casey Jones encore.. 

Great sounding Dead here.. 

 

Grateful Dead

Assembly Hall - University Of Illinois

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2/22/73 - Thursday

 

Two

Wave That Flag [5:40] %

Me And My Uncle [2:41] %

Dark Star [14:38] >

Eyes Of The World [15:42] >

China Doll [6:36];[0:16] ;

Around And Around [4:34];[0:17] %

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:44] >

One More Saturday Night [4:20]

Encore Casey Jones [6:06]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022616.mp3

 

Special thanks to the wonderful folks whose donations keep the Deadpod afloat. 

 

Have a wonderful week! 

 

 

Feb 26, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 2/19/16
01:20:29

This week's Deadpod really comes from one of my favorite years for the band - 1973. This show comes from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana IL, from February 22nd, 1973. The first set starts out with a great rocking version of 'Promised Land' followed by a nice, bright version of 'They Love Each Other'. 'El Paso' follows - check out Phils' bass lines on this one, it too rocks.. Jerry brings out a fabulous 'Deal', with an excellent solo to follow. 'Looks Like Rain' follows a great 'Beer Barrel Polka' tuning. Jerry does an animated 'Tennesse Jed' and Phil follows that with a well done 'Box of Rain'. The 'Playin' in the Band' that follows lets the band spread their jazzy wings a bit and is very enjoyable to my ears.

 

Grateful Dead

Assembly Hall - University Of Illinois

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2/22/73 - Thursday

One

The Promised Land [3:00] ;

They Love Each Other [5:19] ;

El Paso [4:26] ;

Bird Song [10:44] ;

Mexicali Blues ;

Deal ;

Looks Like Rain [6:29] ;

Tennessee Jed [7:41] ;

Box Of Rain [4:45] ;

Playin' In The Band [17:23] ;

 

These four songs are reported to follow but do not exist on any circulating tape:

Row Jimmy [7:48] ;

You Ain't Woman Enough [2:06] ;

China Cat Sunflower [6:53] >

I Know You Rider [4:42]

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021916.mp3

 

Thanks to those of you who make the Deadpod possible through your kind donations and support!

 

Love and Light.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 19, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 2/12/16
01:40:26

Happy Valentines' Day Weekend! This week's second set from Lake Placid New York, October 17th, 1983 should bring a warm smile to any lover's heart as it contains a really wonderful 'To Lay Me Down'.. one of the most romantic of all Garcia's songs. Of course I don't want to minimize the enjoyment the remainder of this set will bring you. They start off with 'Touch', then move into 'Samson and Delilah'.. then the aforesaid 'To Lay Me Down' starts a nice combination as it rolls into 'Man Smart (Woman Smarter)' and Terrapin Station pre-Drums. Following Space, we get a fine version of 'The Wheel', a rocking 'Miracle' then they 'Go Down the Road Feelin' Bad' into a set-closing 'Good Lovin' That one features some interesting improvisation by Bobby.. listen for it..

They return for an unusual 'Revolution' encore to finish their one and only trip to the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid..

 

Grateful Dead

Olympic Arena

Lake Placid, NY

10/17/83 - Monday

Two

Touch Of Grey [6:24] ;

Samson And Delilah [8:48] ;

To Lay Me Down [8:55] >

Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [7:05] ;

Terrapin Station [11:20#] >

Drums >

Space [11:05] >

The Wheel [6:49] >

I Need A Miracle [4:32] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:05] >

Good Lovin' [7:38]  

Encore  Revolution [5:08]  

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021216.mp3

 

The Deadpod is made possible through the kind support of my listeners. 

thank you! 

 

Have a warm and loving week!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 12, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 2/5/16
01:13:28

Here's a request from one of our listeners.. I could've sworn that I'd featured this one before but since I can't find in the archives I'm going to assume that's just a result of some busted synapses ;) 

This one, from Lake Placid, NY, October 10th, 1983 is most renowned for this blistering opening 'Sugaree', which clocks in at over 16 minutes. The remainder of this first set is quite good as well, with highlights coming from a solid Brother Esau, Bird Song and Deal.. I think you'll enjoy this and I'm looking forward to next week's 2nd set as well, which features a great 'To Lay Me Down'.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Olympic Arena

Lake Placid, NY

0/17/83 - Monday

 

One

 

Sugaree [16:10] > 

Little Red Rooster [8:56] ; 

Friend Of The Devil [8:59] ; 

My Brother Esau [5:23] ; 

Bird Song [12:19] ; 

Hell In A Bucket [6:19] > 

Deal [10:27]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020516.mp3

 

The Deadpod is only possible through the kindness of my friends who help shoulder the costs through their kind contributions. 

My thanks to you for allowing me to continue to share the magic. 

 

Have a wonderful week full of light and love. 

 

Feb 05, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 1/29/16
01:27:55

This week's Deadpod almost falls into the history lesson category.. I had a request from a listener  who noticed that the only two years of the band's history that he did not have represented in his collection of Deadpods were 1965 and 1966.. so they asked if that could be remedied. I thought that was probably long overdue so I decided to bring you this week's Deadpod.. it is made of of two different sources, the first being the Warlocks' demo from November 3rd, 1965.. obviously a studio session, I don't have alot of information about this one but its the only recordings from 1965 I have in my collection. The second source comes from a recording that I recall as the very first bootleg of the band I ever had .. that was a bootleg LP 'Vintage Dead'. This source claims to be both that source and one called 'Historic Dead' and recorded round about September 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom. I always thought this one had some excellent numbers on it particularly Pigpen's performance on Schoolgirl and Midnight Hour. 

All in all I think this is a fun collection to listen to, and I hope you do as well.. probably not mind-blowing.. but still fun.. I hope you enjoy it .. 

 

Warlocks Demo 

11/3/1965

Can't Come Down

Confusions Prince

The Only Time Is Now

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)

I Know You Rider

Early Morning Rain

 

Vintage Dead/Historic Dead (bootleg releases)

 

9/16(?)/1966

Good Moring Little Schoolgirl

Lindy

Stealin' 

The Same Thing

I Know You Rider

It Hurts Me Too

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Dancin' In The Streets

In The Midnight Hour

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012916.mp3

 

thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod! 

 

Have a safe and warm week my friends. 

 

Jan 29, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 1/22/16
01:21:33

Here's the great second set of the band's performance in LA on January 11th, 1978. They start with a Samson and Delilah, then we get one of the last 8 or 9 performances of 'Sunrise'. The 'Terrapin Station' that follows marks the start of the meat of this set. Following a well-played Terrapin we have a quite exploratory 'Playin' In the Band'. The drums that follows is relatively short, and then Phil joins the drummers for a nice exploration that leads into a quite tasty 'Saint Stephen'. Stephen leads into a rocking 'Not Fade Away' , which they then turn back into a Playin' reprise.

A rather unusual Passenger encore follows, marking the end to a quite well played and energetic show.

 

Grateful Dead

Shrine Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA

1/11/78 - Wednesday

Two

Samson And Delilah [7:30] ;

Sunrise [3:49] ;

Terrapin Station [10:57] >

Playing In The Band [14:17] >

Drums [2:58] >

Space [3:54] >

Saint Stephen [9:25] >

Not Fade Away [9:05] >

Playing In The Band [7:31]

Encore Passenger [4:33]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012216.mp3

 

Stay warm my friends, especially those of you on the East Coast, in the big snowstorm ! :)

 

Much love and light to all of you - thanks for listening and for your support of the Deadpod!

 

Jan 22, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 1/15/16
01:06:47

I think this is a real barnburner.. a date in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium in January of 1978. When you look at the set list and see that Minglewood is the opener you might dismiss this set, but don't.. give it a listen .. you can tell right away that Jerry is going to fire this thing up. A nice 'Dire Wolf' follows.. and then a sweet 'Looks like Rain' with nice Donna backing vocals.  This matrix tape is nice and bright for the most part and really puts you there at the show.. Big River follows and goes into El Paso for one of the rarer segues - not sure if they ever did this combo in this order before or since.. Brown -Eyed Women and an outstanding Let It Grow close this first set.. we'll listen to the second set next week..

 

Grateful Dead

Shrine Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA

1/11/78 - Wednesday

 

One

New Minglewood Blues [5:16] ;

Dire Wolf [3:41] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:54] ;

They Love Each Other [6:48] ;

Big River [5:47] >

El Paso [4:03] ;

Brown Eyed Women [4:44] ;

Let It Grow [11:31]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011516.mp3

 

Thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod, as well as your comments and requests.

 

 

Jan 15, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 1/8/16
01:25:39

This week with the start of a new year, I decided to take a look back to a truly fecund period for the band - early 1969. We have an exceptional sounding recording of a show that took place back on January 17th, 1969 in Santa Barbara, California. This recording shows how the band is ready to take off during this seminal year that saw the release of  both Aoxomoxoa and Live Dead. The tape starts with a typically rousing 'Lovelight' (some have claimed to be able to tell that Pigpen was even more lit than  usual here :) and then goes into a wonderful Dark Star. Saint Stephen and the Eleven follow, and you'll especially enjoy the jamming in the latter. The 'Death Don't Have No Mercy' that follows is for me one of the highlights of this performance.. slow and spooky.. just perfect. The band that rages into a 'That's It For the Other One', followed by their 3rd performance of a sloppy 'Cosmic Charlie' .. all in all a great 90 minutes of primal Dead.. 

 
Grateful Dead 
Civic Auditorium Santa Barbara, CA  
1/17/69 - Friday 
One - 1:25:28  
 
Turn On Your Love Light [16:#32];[0:41] ;
Dark Star [13:20] >
Saint Stephen [3:#29] >
The Eleven [12:30] >
Death Don't Have No Mercy [10:23];[0:44] ;
Cryptical Envelopment [1:30] >
Drums [0:11] >
The Other One [11:29] >
Cryptical Envelopment [5:31] >
Cosmic Charlie [7:20]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
 
Thank you to the kind folks who have supported the Deadpod and partner with me in keeping this alive! thank YOU!
Jan 08, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 1/1/16
03:30:47

Happy New Year!

It just wouldn't be right if I didn't feature a NYE show on this date, and while many of the shows that the band played on New Years Eve were a bit of a letdown, I think I've chosen one that wasn't.. this comes to us from New Years Eve 1981. While the boys opened with an acoustic set with Joan Baez, I had to spare you that and omit it from this podcast. I did not however, omit anything else - over three and a half hours of great Dead awaits you in this special New Years' podcast. All three sets including a wonderful Shakedown Street opener, an unusual Iko,Iko to ring in the New Year, Terrapin Station, a fabulous Morning Dew which closes set 2, and an excellent Dark Star to open set 3. I hope you have plenty of time to savor this Deadpod over the holiday weekend, and I sure hope you enjoy it!

 

Grateful Dead 

Oakland Auditorium 

Oakland, CA  

12/31/81 - Thursday

One

Shakedown Street [15:15] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:59] >

Mexicali Blues [4:41]; Cold Rain And Snow [6:20] ;

C C Rider (1) [8:32] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses (2) [6:27] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:33] ;

Big Boss Man (1) [6:01] >

New Minglewood Blues (1) [6:10] ;

Don't Ease Me In [3:12]  

Two  

Iko Iko [7:24] ;

Playing In The Band [14:49] >

Terrapin Station [12:24]> Playing In The Band [4:28] >

Drums [9:55] >

Space [7:40] >

The Other One [11:09] >

Not Fade Away [7:28] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:21] >

Morning Dew [10:44]  

Three  

Dark Star [15:16] >

Bertha [6:32] >

Good Lovin' [10:03]  

Encore  It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (2) [7:07]  


Comments An acoustic set with Joan Baez preceded the Dead only sets, set list was: Me & Bobby McGee ; Bye Bye Love ; Lucifer's Eyes ; Children of the 80's; Banks of the Ohio. Iko at midnight. (1) with Matthew Kelly (2) with Joan Baez  


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010116.mp3


Thank you my friends for listening and for your support during 2015. Your kindness makes producing this podcast a labor of love. 

May we all be blessed with health, peace and happiness this New Year! 

 

 
Jan 01, 2016
Dead Show/podcast for 12/25/15
54:45

Merry Christmas!

 

As always, our Christmas Deadpod features some fine acoustic Dead.. this selection comes from a very special show - it took place back on December 6th, 1980 at the Mill Valley Recreation Center in Mill Valley California. The boys put on an acoustic set for some special needs children and young adults and while the performance was not amplified, it was recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson. While there are acoustic sets that perhaps sound clearer or a big louder, surely there aren't any that come closest to the spirit of the holidays. I hope you enjoy these songs as you spend a peaceful, loving holiday with your family.

 

Grateful Dead

Mill Valley Recreation Center

Mill Valley, CA

12/6/80 - Saturday

 

Dire Wolf [3:24] ;

On The Road Again [2:50] ;

I've Been All Around This World [4:04] ;

Monkey And The Engineer [2:22] ;

Jack-A-Roe [4:47] ;

Cassidy[5:16] ;

Bird Song [8:02] ;

Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie [5:32#] ;

Ripple [4:15]

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 
 

As always my thanks for allowing me the honor of sharing this music with you my friends. 

 

Peace and love. 

the Professor

Dec 25, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 12/18/15
01:46:36

I am certain that you'll enjoy this second set from the Dead's performance back on November 29th, 1980 in Gaineville, Florida. I found this a delight to listen to ,especially the transitions between songs.. those jams are full of life and fire! They start with a great Shakedown Street, which flows nicely into a Franklin's Tower.The Estimated that follows is Soooooo good, in my opinion.. and not only do they not go into Eyes, they go into an interesting He's Gone.. I think you'll find plenty creative here in the pre-drums . and the space and drums is very interesting.. the Stella Blue that follows the Other One is very powerful.. You'll enjoy the Good Lovin' and Casey Jones which ends this one.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Alligator Alley Gym - University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

11/29/80 - Saturday

Two

Shakedown Street [10:18] >

Franklin's Tower [8:07] ;

Estimated Prophet [10:41] >

He's Gone [12:50] >

Truckin' [9:03] >

Drums [5:#38] >

Space [4:51]> The Other One [7:03] >

Stella Blue [10:23] >

Good Lovin' [8:17]

 

Encore Casey Jones [5:41]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121815.mp3

 

As we watch this year slide away, just wanted to thank those kind folks who have supported the Deadpod this year - I really appreciate it! 

 

I wish you and yours and most happy and healthy Holiday Season! 

 

 

 

Dec 18, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 12/11/15
01:15:17

As we head into the home stretch on 2015, I've decided to bring you another one of my favorites from 1980... this show took place at the University of Florida, Alligator Alley, on November 29th, 1980. This is a day after the show included on '30 Trips Around the Sun' and a day before the show immortalized on Dick's Picks' 8, Atlanta , 11/30/80. The boys were definitely on a roll and I hope you'll enjoy this fine audience recording of this performance this week and set 2 next week. 

Being 1980 they roll out with a rocking Alabama Getaway into Promised Land. A wonderful Candyman follows, then Bobby takes over for a New, NEW Minglewood Blues, followed by a nice, lazy Row Jimmy. Mama Tried into Mexicali follows but then we have an excellent Althea. Sailor ->Saint leads us into the set closing Don't Ease Me In.. 

 

Grateful Dead

Alligator Alley Gym - University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

11/29/80 - Saturday

One

Alabama Getaway [4:30] >

The Promised Land [3:58] ;

Candyman [7:18] ;

New Minglewood Blues [7:02] ;

Row Jimmy [11:00] ;

Mama Tried [2:30] >

Mexicali Blues [4:36] ;

Althea [8:14] ;

Lost Sailor [6:30] >

Saint Of Circumstance [6:38] >

Don't Ease Me In [3:46]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121115.mp3

 

 

I do want to thank the kind friends who have donated to the Deadpod and who are my partners in bringing this music to you. Thank you so much!!! 

 

Remember to keep that LoveLight on and Be Kind :) 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 11, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 12/4/15
01:14:48

This week we have some great fun from the second set of the Dead's performance at the Milkweg in Amsterdam, Netherlands back on October 16th, 1981. This week we get to hear the electric set of this impromptu performance, when the band played on borrowed instruments in a club environment. This set is very much a Bobby dominated set, with the boys opening with a nice Playin' in the Band. Then they pull out 'Hully Gully' for the one and only time they ever played it.. this goes into the Wheel, then Bobby takes over for a Samson and Delilah. This then goes into Gloria, and then, for the first time in over 10 years, Bobby leads the boys into a Lovelight. From there they seque into Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad before returning to Playin' In the Band. A nice long Black Peter follows, then the boys end the evening with a spirited Sugar Magnolia.. No encore, but from everything I've read, none was needed. A special evening from all accounts. 

 
Grateful Dead
Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/16/81 - Friday 
 
Two
Playing In The Band [11:28] >
Hully Gully [3:22] >
The Wheel [6:06] >
Samson And Delilah [7:00] ;
Gloria [7:37] >
Turn On Your Love Light [6:09] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:35] >
Playing In The Band [4:00] >
Black Peter [9:28] >
Sugar Magnolia [9:13]
 
you can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
Thanks to everyone who entered the Fare Thee Well giveaway! I'll be getting those out to the winners, I only wish I had more copies to send!! 
 
Remember you can pick up these special sets at www.dead.net
 
 
Thanks so much to all of you who have chosen to support the Deadpod. I so very much appreciate the help! 
 
Remember to keep that love light on.. 

 

Dec 04, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 11/27/15
45:52

I so hope that everyone had a warm and happy Thanksgiving!

As is my wont around the holidays, this week I'm posting an acoustic set, one of the most famous of those, this comes to us from the Milkweg in Amsterdam on Bobby's birthday, October 16th, 1981.

From all reports a very impromptu appearance, the boys play on borrowed instruments, yet the boys put out a very fun and engaging performance. While we will listen to the electric set next week, I believe the acoustic set fits perfectly for your holiday weekend enjoyment....

 

Grateful Dead

Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands

10/16/81 - Friday

 

One

On The Road Again [3:20] ;

Dire Wolf [3:27] ;

Monkey And The Engineer [2:34] ;

Bird Song [9:32] ;

Cassidy [5:06] ;

Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie [6:03]; The Race Is On [3:12] ;

Ripple [4:27]

 

My thanks to Rafael for his request of this gem, which frankly I'm surprised I've never featured before...

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112715.mp3

 

But wait there's more...

 

Rhino Records and GDP did come through with a few copies of the brand new release celebrating the Fare Thee Well shows of last July, The Best of Fare Thee Well, which is a 2 cd compilation of highlights from the shows in Chicago. I've also received one copy of the final show on July 5th...

You can read all about these fine releases, and order your own copies here.

You may as well take a shot at winning a copy by sending me an email :) my email address for the purpose of this contest is:

 

thedeadpod@gmail.com

 

Only entries received there will be eligible to win the CDs. You don't have to donate to the Deadpod to be eligible to win, If you do you only earn karma points :)

 

Finally its most appropriate to thank each of you for listening to the Deadpod each week, for sending me such kind words and in general, making it a joy and privilege to produce this show each week. It is a blessing to be able to share the love present in these songs and have a bit of it reflect back to me.

 
Nov 27, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 11/20/15
01:26:48

This week's Deadpod features a fine second set from November 21st, 1985 at the Kaiser Auditorium in Oakland CA. Energetic and well-played throughout this one features a fine set list with two songs that would never again be played by the band, 'She Belongs to Me' and 'Walkin' The Dog'...

They open with a wonderful 'Shakedown Street' that rather oddly, goes into a great 'Crazy Fingers'.. I've read that the curtain went up behind the band to a wonderful 'Blues from Allah' mural at that point in the show.... this goes into a nicely played 'Playin' In the Band' with a great jazzy jam leading into the final GD version of 'She Belongs to Me'.. love hearing Garcia sing this.. following drums and space they go into 'The Other One' without the bombs.. Wharf Rat follows then a return to Playin' in the Band and a maniacal 'Gimme Some Lovin' flows into 'In The Midnight Hour'.. the boys return for the 'Walkin' the Dog' encore.. whew!

 

Grateful Dead

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Oakland, CA

11/21/85 - Thursday

 

Two

Shakedown Street ->

Crazy Fingers ->

Playing In The Band ->

She Belongs To Me ->

Drums ->

Space ->

The Other One->

Wharf Rat ->

Playing In The Band ->

Gimme Some Lovin' ->

In The Midnight Hour

Encore

Walking The Dog

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112015.mp3

 

May the music bring peace and light.

 

 

 

 

Nov 20, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 11/13/15
51:48

Yikes! Friday the 13th! but not only is it Friday the 13th it is ODD day! - 11/13/15 :) 

I decided such an auspicious occasion deserved an unusual show and I think this one fits the bill. It features *three* songs that would never be played by the band again - one in this first set and the other two in the second set that we'll hear next week.  

This is from November 21st, 1985 at the Kaiser in Oakland CA. The show beings with a song that hasn't been played in over 15 years - 'Big Boy Pete'.. they then move into a fun 'Dire Wolf'.. 'Little Red Rooster' features some great Hammond organ from Brett. 'Brown-Eyed Women' follows, always a favorite and in the Uncle->Mexicali that follows Jerry does some fine pickin'.. The set closes with a Ramble on Rose->Looks Like Rain->Might As Well.. It is not a very long first set, nevertheless I hope you enjoy it! 

Next week we'll listen to the second set with *two* songs that receive their final performance... 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Oakland, CA

11/21/85 - Thursday

 

One

Big Boy Pete ;

Dire Wolf ;

Little Red Rooster ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Me And My Uncle >

Mexicali Blues ;

Ramble On Rose ;

Looks Like Rain >

Might As Well

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111315.mp3

 

 

Be safe, be kind, and thank You my friends for allowing me the pleasure of bringing these tunes to you each week.. 

 

Nov 13, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 11/6/15
01:32:45

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance on November 2nd, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. The set starts off quite uptempo with a great 'I Need a Miracle' going into a rousing version of 'Bertha'. Bobby performs a fine rendition of 'Lost Sailor' which goes into again a nice uptempo 'Saint of Circumstance'. The highlight of the set follows, at least for myself, which is the fine Drums->Space and in particular the excellent jam which flows from that into a powerful 'Not Fade Away'. A delicate 'Stella Blue' is a perfect counterpoint here, and then the band goes into a set closing 'Sugar Magnolia'. They return for a fine 'Casey Jones' encore. 

 

Grateful Dead

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale, NY

11/2/79 - Friday

 

Two

I Need A Miracle [5:17] >

Bertha [6:45] >

Lost Sailor [6:29] >

Saint Of Circumstance [5:18] >

Jam [13:11] >

Drums [8:#07] >

Space [5:00] >

Not Fade Away [10:00] >

Stella Blue [9:30] >

Sugar Magnolia [7:51]

 

Encore

Casey Jones [5:50]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110615.mp3

 

THANK YOU for listening and for your kind support!!! 

 

Nov 06, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 10/30/15
01:12:42

This week's Deadpod features another great request from one of my listeners, this time for the Dead's performance on November 2nd, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale N.Y. The first set starts with an amazing sequence of Mississippi Half-Step into a wonderful Franklin's Tower, marred just a bit by the fact that the first 2 minutes of the Half-Step are missing from the soundboard tape. I just love Garcia as he across the Rio Grandio.. :) These two songs along go on for a half hour! What a great opening to this show. The rest of the first set, while somewhat predictable by late 70s standards is pleasing and well-played including a very nice Lazy Lightning->Supplication by Bob and a set closing Deal. 

I'll play set 2 next week. 

 

Grateful Dead

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale, NY

11/2/79 - Friday

 

One

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [10:36] >

Franklin's Tower [17:45] ;

El Paso [4:10] >

Mexicali Blues [4:05] ;

Tennessee Jed [8:31] ;

Lazy Lightnin' [3:19] >

Supplication [4:39] ;

Deal [5:22]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod103015.mp3

 

A big thank you to the folks who have been able to support the Deadpod! You're the reason we can publish every week!! 

 

Have a safe and happy Halloween!! 

 

Oct 30, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 10/23/15
01:18:30

This week on the Deadpod we'll finish hearing the end of the third set of the band's performance on 10/10/80 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco CA. This section starts with a wonderful verison of 'Big Railroad Blues' one of my favorite rockers. Then we get a nice jam that follows in 'Estimated Prophet' into 'Eyes of the World'.  This is probably my personal highlight of this week's set as the boys do a great job on a personal favorite. A long drums and space follows as befits a show of this length, and leads us into Truckin' and then a haunting Black Peter. Unfortunately this is where the soundboard disappears and we are listening to the remainder of this set on a pretty decent audience recording. The band closes the night with a pair of good old time rockers, Around and Around and Promised Land, and return for a US Blues encore. All in all quite an evening, and I hope you've enjoyed hearing this show in its' entirety the last three weeks.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Warfield Theatre

San Francisco, CA

 

10/10/80 - Friday

 

from set 3: 

Big Railroad Blues

Estimated Prophet

Eyes of the World

drums

Truckin'

Nobody's Jam

Black Peter

Around and Around

Promised Land

 

U.S. Blues

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102315.mp3

 

Thanks for your support! 

 

Have a fabulous, joyful week! 

 

 

Oct 23, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 10/16/15
01:03:25

We'll continue this week with the Grateful Dead's performance during one of their historic performances at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA on October 10th, 1980. This week we will finish listening to the first electric set and being hearing set 3. While the sound quality may not be as wonderful as that for the acoustic set, I still really enjoy hearing them on these songs. We start with a 'Beat It on Down the Line', then an excellent 'Row Jimmy', and 'New Minglewood Blues'. I think they kick things up a notch now, with an outstanding 'Althea' followed by one of the all time best 'Jack Straw's that I think you'll ever hear. Set 3 starts out with probably the highlight of the electric sets, a scorching 'Scarlet->Fire'.. We'll close this week's Deadpod with the 'Samson and Delilah' that follows... 

 

Grateful Dead

Warfield Theatre

San Francisco, CA

10/10/80 - Friday

from set 2: 

 

Beat It On Down The Line[2:59] ;

Row Jimmy [8:13#] ;

New Minglewood Blues [#4:41] ;

Althea [7:55] ->;

Jack Straw [6:12]

 

From set Three :

Scarlet Begonias [8:45] >

Fire On The Mountain [10:07] ;

Samson And Delilah [7:28] ;

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 

the Deadpod relies on the support of its wonderful listeners. Thank you! 

 

Have a great week my friends. 

 

 
Oct 16, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 10/9/15
01:20:44

It is only fitting that we go back to the famous 'acoustic' shows of 1980 for this week's Deadpod. This was a request from one of my wonderful listeners for a show that not only features the famous acoustic first set, but outstanding electric sets 2 and 3. The first set is a treat for everyone who enjoys the acoustic Dead, and while I do like to feature this genre around the holidays, the arrival of Fall is reason enough to revisit this wonderful music. Since the acoustic set was not quite as long as I prefer for a Deadpod, I've also included the first part of the electric set 2, including a fine Mississippi Half-Step ->Franklin's Tower.. 

I know I've featured a number of sets from 1980 this year, and I hope you enjoy this one just as much as those others.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA 10/10/80 - Friday

One

On The Road Again [2:43] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [5:33] ;

Monkey And The Engineer [2:32] ;

Jack-A-Roe [4:04] ;

Dark Hollow [3:30] ;

To Lay Me Down [8:38] ;

Heaven Help The Fool [6:02] ;

Bird Song [8:00] ;

Ripple [2:25#]

Two

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:31] >

Franklin's Tower [8:29] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:00] >

Big River [5:22] ;

Candyman [7:01] ;

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100915.mp3

 

Thanks for supporting the Deadpod my friends! I couldn't do it without you.. 

Remember to let me know your requests.. 

and always always try to Be Kind! 

 

Oct 09, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 10/2/15
01:59:10

This week's Deadpod takes us back to the second set of the Grateful Dead's performance at Madison Square Garden on Thursday September 20th, 1990. Not only is the crowd fired up by a great first set, but it quickly apparent that the boys are not about to phone in this set, as it turns into one of the strongest performances of the 90s. They come out of the gate with a strong rockin' Truckin'.. then move into a wonderful China Cat->I Know You Rider.. while Garcia's voice my be a bit scruffy, his leads are bright and glistening.. and when he leads the boys into Rider and wants to be that headlight he practically brings down the house. I may wish that Vince was a little lower, and Bruce a little higher in the mix.. but that doesn't for me detract from the joy of this one.. a bouncy and fun Man Smart, Woman Smarter leads us into.. a nice extended Drums->Space.. a perfectly played sequeway into one of the best, and longest, Dark Stars of the modern Dead era. This is a real treat, and clearly the highlight of the set, if not the run. I love Jerry's interplay with Hornsby here.. It takes us six minutes before that Star crashes... and Jerry's voice  has the perfect dream like quality here.. we all want to go to that transitive nightfall .. we follow as Jerry takes us to a Playin' reprise.. but lucky for us they do not escape the pull of that Dark Star.. and we are led back.. and after the second verse to weird and special places.. entirely fitting for a dark fall evening.... the band then finishes the set with a fine Throwin' Stones and a fun Touch of Grey.. after all that they could have been excused if they did a throw away encore but on this night that wasn't to be.. they end with a rockin' Lovelight.. what a great evening it must have been to be there! 

 

Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden New York , NY 9/20/90 - Thursday

 

Two

Truckin' >

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider >

Man Smart, Woman Smarter >

Drums >

Space >

Dark Star >

Playing Reprise >

Dark Star >

Throwing Stones >

Touch Of Grey

Encore Turn On Your Love Light

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100215.mp3

 

My thanks for your support of the Deadpod! 

 

Love and light to everyone .... let's pray for peace. 

 

 

Oct 02, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 9/25/15
01:04:32

Generally considered the strongest show of one of the strongest runs in the band's Post-Brent Mydland career, this week's Deadpod pays homage to the band's performance on September 20th, 1990 at Madison Square Garden in New  York City, NY. I clearly remember how excited and happy I was when I first heard of, then finally got to listen to, this run of shows. There was much uncertainty about how the band would hold up after the passing of Mydland, but this run of shows showed that they were truly 'built to last'. The addition of Bruce Hornsby to the lineup provided a welcome surge of energy to Garcia, who, despite a voice that was sometimes a bit raspy, turned in an epic performance. This first set which we'll hear this week, shows a confident and rocking lineup. I'm especially fond of 'Ramble On Rose' and the 'Greatest Story Ever Told' 'US Blues' ending. Next week's second set features some GREAT jamming. I hope you enjoy it! 


Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY (9/20/90)
Set one: 

Feel Like a Stranger
Althea
It's All Over Now
Ramble on Rose
El Paso
Brown Eyed Women
Greatest Story Ever Told
U.S. Blues
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod_091815.mp3

 

 

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest for the '30 Trips' cd.. I only wish I had copies for everyone! Thanks so much for your kind words.. I've mailed the CDs out to the winners.. 

 

Thanks so much for your support.. I so appreciate it.. 

 

Be kind. 

 
Sep 25, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 9/18/15
01:12:58

This week we return to the Berkley Community Theater for the second set of the band's performance back on August 14th, 1971. The tape cuts into Truckin' in progress,  luckily however the excellent jam that ends the song is preserved.. from there we go into an early set Drums, and then, suddenly if not unexpectedly, the bombs drop signalling a truly great Other One to follow. Phil really shines on this one, and it leads to a truly psychedelic jam following the first verses. There are some great themes here... see what you can identify! The band flows back into the Other One which really was a signature jam in these days. Following a lengthy tune up Bobby goes into a nice version of 'Me & Bobby McGee'.. The Sugar Magnolia that follows really pops.. they really get cooking here, eventually the move  into a smoldering 'Not Fade Away'-> 'Goin' Down The Road'->'Not Fade Away'.. The boys eventually return for an excellent double encore of  'Johnny B Goode' and 'Uncle John's Band'.... I think this one surely stands out as one of the best shows of a most excellent year.

 

Berkeley Community Theatre

Berkeley, CA 8/14/71 - Saturday

Two:

 

Truckin' [3:#56] >

Drums [3:35] >

The Other One (1) [16:40] ;

Me And Bobby McGee [5:39] ;

Sugar Magnolia (2) [5:45] ;

Not Fade Away [5:27] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [10:47] >

Not Fade Away [3:14]

Encores:

Johnny B. Goode [3:30] ;

Uncle John's Band [6:06]

CommentsHappy Birthday for David Crosby before Johnny B. Goode.

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091815.mp3

 

 

I also have a CONTEST of sorts to announce!

 I've received two copies of the CD 'The Best of the Grateful Dead'.. here's some info from the Dead.net website about this CD:

 

THE BEST OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD’s 32 tracks feature music from every Grateful Dead studio album and cover the key waypoints on the band’s mystical musical journey. Arranged chronologically, the tracks reflect the evolution of the group’s sound – and its membership – across more than two decades – from 1967’s “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” to 1989’s “Standing on the Moon.” In between, listeners will find the essential tracks that made the band such a cultural phenomenon, including such fan favorites as “St. Stephen,” “Casey Jones,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Scarlet Begonias,” and “Hell In a Bucket.”

 

 

In addition .. I have ONE copy of the newly released 4 CD set culled from the *80* disk 30 Trips arond the Sun:

this set features one cut from each of the 30 years of the band's touring history..

 

 

 

 

 

I usually offer these kinds of promotional disks as an incentive to make a donation to the Deadpod.. but since I only have 3 of these to offer, I'll be glad to send them out to three lucky folks who submit an entry today, Friday September 18th (the release date for the 30 trips around the Sun 3 cd set) 

to my email address: j.henrikson @gmail com,.. with '30 Trips' as the subject .. 

Be sure and include your US mailing address so I can send it to you if you win!! 

 

Of course I'd be glad to get a few donations too!!! 

 

 

Thanks for your support.. be kind to everyone! 

 

Sep 18, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 9/11/15
01:07:42

A request from one of my supporters, as well as the fact that this past week marked Pigpen's 70th birthday inspired this week's Deadpod selection from the Berkeley Community Theater on August 14th, 1971. This is a great tape that showcases the early versions of many classics like 'Sugaree' and 'Playin' In the Band' as well as some outstanding Pigpen performances. Highlights include the opening 'Bertha', 'El Paso' played nice and slowly, 'Big Railroad Blues' (a personal favorite), and of course Pigpen on 'Big Boss Man' and 'Hard To Handle'. I'm always a fan of this period of the Dead's history and of course it helps that there are such great sounding tapes that we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy. 

 

Grateful Dead

Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA

8/14/71 - Saturday

 

One

Bertha [5:43] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:09] ;

Mr. Charlie [3:13] ;

Sugaree [6:08] ;

El Paso [5:03] ;

Big Railroad Blues [3:26] ;

Big Boss Man [4:58] ;

Brokedown Palace [5:20] ;

Playing In The Band [4:28] ;

Hard To Handle [7:16] ;

Cumberland Blues [5:29] ;

Loser [6:31] ;

The Promised Land [2:53]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091115.mp3

 

My sincere thanks to all of you whose support helps to keep the Deadpod alive... 

 

Be kind. 

 

Sep 11, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 9/4/15
01:50:49

This week's Deadpod continues with the second set from the band's performance on September 6th, 1980 at Lewiston Maine. Wildly praised by those in attendance, I think you'll enjoy this recording even though it has its share of flaws, and several of the songs are only from an audience recording. The set starts with one of those funky 80's Shakedown Streets.. always a great way to get the crowd on their feet and moving! A fairly standard Sailor->Saint leads into a nice Althea, but the magic starts to happen after that with a great Playin->Uncle John's->Space->Drums->Space..this recording, being a matrix, really captures the energy of the crowd when that Uncle John's starts up.. they follow with an excellent drums, then following space a really excellent NFA into the Wheel. I love how they come out of this and back into Uncle John's then into a Playin' reprise.. short but nicely done! 

A strong Sugar Magnolia closes the set, and the band returns for a double encore, featuring, of course, One More Saturday Night and a sweet Brokedown Palace.. 

 

 
State Fairgrounds, Lewiston, ME (9/6/80)
set 2 
 
Shakedown Street
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Althea
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
drums
Not Fade Away
The Wheel
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night
Brokedown Palace

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

 

Have a GREAT and safe Labor Day Weekend!! 

 

Sep 04, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 8/28/15
01:48:58

This week we feature yes another show from 1980.. this one was the last show of the summer tour that year, and took place up in Lewiston Maine, at a big outdoor festival there at the State Fairgrounds on September 6th, 1980. This is a wonderful show, and while this recording does suffer some issues (this is a soundboard/audience matrix) it still captures what is a superb performance and I'm certain you'll enjoy it. 

The boys come out strong out of the gate, with a rocking 'Alabama Getaway' into 'Greatest Story Every Told'.. when Garcia starts out with 'Sugaree' you might think things are about to settle down, but hold on for one of the better versions of this number you are likely to hear.. this is fantastic! The band is not about to slow down however as the remainder of set one contains plenty to like, including a rare, mid-set 'Feel Like A Stranger' and a great China->Rider->Promised Land to close out set 1. 

While we will hear set 2 next week, with its own spectacular jamming, I hope you find this set a great way to spend a late summer day... 

 

State Fairgrounds, Lewiston, ME (9/6/80)

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Sugaree
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Feel Like a Stranger
Friend of the Devil
Far From Me
Little Red Rooster
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Promised Land
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082815.mp3
 
As I send off my two sons to college this weekend, I'm left with the feeling best expressed by the boys when they sang: 
 
"Wo Oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?" 
 
 
I wish all of you well, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to share this magic music with you... 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 8/21/15
01:19:41

Here is the second set of the Grateful Dead's performance at the Glen Falls Civic Center in Glen Falls New York on May 8th, 1980. This set displays the same energy as the excellent first set, starting off with an unusual 'Uncle John's Band' opener. Estimated->Eyes follows, certainly not an unusual combination, but nevertheless Garcia makes the transition worth listening to. The Truckin' into Stella Blue is also very sweet and sad.. lovely. The set ends with some of their favorite rockin' numbers, an unusual Johnny B Goode set closer (instead of an encore). 

 

I hope you enjoy this one.. 

 

Grateful Dead 
Glens Falls Civic Center 
Glens Falls, NY  
5/8/80 - Thursday

Set Two
Uncle John's Band
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
drums
Truckin'
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode

U.S. Blues
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082115.mp3
 
The Deadpod only exists because of the kindness and generosity of my listeners. If you might care to contribute, just click on the 'donate' button at the top right of this page, or drop me a line for my address.. thank you! 
 
Aug 21, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 8/14/15
01:09:25

This week's Deadpod is the result of a request from one of my long time listeners' who reported that his wife had one of those annoying incidents where some lout dumped a beer on her during this, her very first Grateful Dead show and nevertheless remained tolerant enough to accompany him to yet another Dead show 15 years later where the same thing happened to the poor lady!

Despite all that this is a great show, and I'm happy to bring it to you this week, this comes from Falls Church NY from May 8th, 1980. It opens with a rockin' Alabama Getaway, and shows that the boys are ready to rock on this night! Other highlights for me include a fine 'High Time' and a great version of 'Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication'..

I'll be playing the second set of this show next week.. 

 

Grateful Dead 
Glens Falls Civic Center 
Glens Falls, NY  
5/8/80 - Thursday

Set One
Alabama Getaway [4:21] >
The Promised Land [4:10] ;
Friend Of The Devil [9:15] ;
Mama Tried [2:28] >
Mexicali Blues [4:11] ;
High Time [8:06] ;
Lazy Lightnin' [3:54] >
Supplication [7:06] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:35] ;
Lost Sailor [6:09] >
Saint Of Circumstance [6:07]  
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081415.mp3

 

Aug 14, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 8/7/15
01:30:46

This week we present the third and final portion of the Grateful Dead's performance from the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Racecourse in Watkins Glen NY on July 28th, 1973. This may not be the best show of the year, but there is certainly some fine music here to recommend itself and to fuel many a thought as you listen. This section begins with a nice Stella Blue, and when you think well there is the Jerry Ballad, they go into a stunning 'Eyes of the World'. For my money the highlight of this set, this one features some amazing jams, especially after the chorus, with hints of 'Stronger than Dirt' and even 'Help on the Way'.. I hope you dig this as much as I did. Weir brings us down to earth with a shiny happy 'Sugar Magnolia' to follow, and then they give us a wonderful 'Sing Me Back Home' (patched however from the audience source and with a nasty cut at the end).. Not Fade Away' probably comes from the same audience patch, but features some high energy Keith on piano. The Mountain Jam featuring members of the Allman Brothers and the Band sounds better from a soundboard copy, and while it is a bit sloppy at times it is still a joy to hear again. While clearly not the most structured jam ever, this is still a fine way to celebrate the Days Between by  listening to Jerry on this one. When the jam finally ends, you'd think the band would be finished.. but we get a Johnny B Goode encore (with a cut and somewhat muddled vocals).. despite its flaws, I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod.. 

 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Grand Prix Racecourse, Watkins Glen, NY (7/28/73)

end of set 2:

Stella Blue
Eyes of the World
Sugar Magnolia

Sing Me Back Home

Not Fade Away
Mountain Jam
Johnny B. Goode
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
Be well my friends and be kind to everyone. 

 

Aug 07, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 7/31/15
01:27:42

On this Blue Moon Friday, we present the 2nd installment of the Grateful Dead's performance at Watkins Glen Speedway on July 28th, 1973. We start with the last song of the 1st set, but arguably the highlight of the show, a classic 'Playin' In the Band'. This one is in my opinion, on a par with the famous soundcheck of the previous day. It doesn't take them long to jump off on a psychedelic musical exploration here. Garcia's leads us on a fantastic voyage here, with a sound that at times I've heard described as a 'swarm of hornets', he leads us way out there. While this jam perhaps doesn't last as long as the day before, I would argue its clearly top shelf jazz improvisation. The second set starts with an 'Around and Around' patched from an audience copy, but we're back to the soundboard for a unique, funky, Loose Lucy. He's Gone develops nicely but transitions rather abruptly into Truckin'. This one suffers some audio problems but nothing to detract from the nice jam that follows the chorus.. where Jerry winds into a "Nobody's Fault' line .. the last minute or so they get a bit lost before going into .... 'El Paso'! .. like coming out of a dark room into the sunshine.. :) Our trip back to the summer of '73 closes this week with a China->Rider.. ahhh that sweet waterfall coming from Jerry's Guitar.. then that engine rolling down the track :) . see you in August! 

 

Grateful Dead

Grand Prix Racecourse, Watkins Glen, NY (7/28/73)

end of set 1:

Playing in the Band
set 2: (partial)

Around and Around
Loose Lucy
Big River
He's Gone
Truckin'
Nobody's Jam
El Paso
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod073115.mp3
 
I really appreciate the support of those friends who can contribute to keep the Deadpod on the air.. thank YOU! 
Hope you're 'dancin' in the moonlight' tonight! 
 
Jul 31, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 7/24/15
01:02:06

This week I'm going to start to present the Grateful Dead's performance at the famous Watkins Glen racecourse from July 28th, 1973. Not only was this the largest rock concert attendance wise ever up to this point, it of course is most famous perhaps for the soundcheck the band did the day before the actual performance which I'm going to showcase these next 3 weeks. I think that is somewhat unfair, as this is a great show, as most are from 1973, and I think it is a fine show to use to celebrate Jerry's Birthday coming up as it does on August 1st.

This first part which I'm bringing you this week starts out with\ a hard charging 'Bertha' - Phil is leading the pack here, followed by a great 'Beat It On Down The Line', with some very nice keyboard work by Keith. Brown-Eyed Women follows, then a very fast tempo'd Mexicali Blues. Box Of Rain is very nicely done, and "Here Comes Sunshine' showcases Jerry doing some very nice explorations. Row Jimmy and Jack Straw follow, and then an explosive Deal is where we will leave off this week's Deadpod, with more to follow in the next two weeks.


Grateful Dead

Grand Prix Racecourse, Watkins Glen, NY (7/28/73)
set 1 - partial

Bertha
Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Box of Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Looks Like Rain
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
Deal
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072415.mp3
 
Thank you to those of you whose kind support makes the Deadpod possible!!
 
Good wishes to everyone! 
Jul 24, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 7/17/15
01:43:41

On this week's Deadpod the band shows plenty of excitement and enthusiasm throughout a pretty great second set during their first visit to Red Rocks back in 1978. I've always been a fan of Cold Rain and Snow, and this is a great way to open the set. Garcia starts several of these songs rather slowly but they tend to  build up to a great climax, and I think that is apparent especially on the Scarlet->Fire. The Dancin' in the Streets is one of the best versions ever, you'll want to move when you hear it! Not Fade Away is quite unique as well, as Jerry goes into a tease of Nobody's Fault but Mine before returning to the Not Fade Away lines.. The double encore of US Blues and Johnny B Goode is a sure sign they had a great night out in the Rockies this day! 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison CO

7/7/78 - Friday 

 

set 2

 

Cold Rain and Snow
Beat it on Down the Line
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Dancin' in the Streets
drums
Not Fade Away
Nobody's Jam
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Around and Around

U.S. Blues
Johnny B. Goode

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

 

THANK You! to everyone whose contributions keep the Deadpod afloat! 

 

Have a great week........... enjoy the summer.. 

Jul 17, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 7/10/15
01:14:17

As I pondered what show to bring you this week, in the shadow of the emotion and excitement of last weekend's Fare Thee Well shows, I settled upon this show which marked the band's first visit to one of their very favorite venues, Red Rocks. This took place back on July 7th, 1978, and while I've previously played the next night's show, which is perhaps a bit more famous and of which probably better tapes circulate, I think you'll be entertained by this effort as well, which certainly displayed all of the excitement and energy present on both nights. This first set is exceptionally well played, starting out with a rousing 'Jack Straw' and containing a number of well-played favorites, including 'Candyman', ' Friend of the Devil' and 'Tennessee Jed'. The set closing 'Music Never Stopped' is of particular interest, as it has a wonderful bit of Garcia jamming both at the beginning and the end.. really superb.

 

The source for this show is a audience/soundboard matrix, as the only circulating soundboard tape is a split mono source with some annoying omissions. I hope you enjoy it. 

 

Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO (7/7/78)

Jack Straw
Candyman
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Friend of the Devil
Cassidy
Tennessee Jed
Passenger
Peggy-O
Music Never Stopped
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071015.mp3
 
The Deadpod only exists due to the kind generosity of my listeners. If you would like to contribute to keep the Deadpod rolling, just click on the 'contribute' button on the left, or drop me a line to get my mailing address.. 
 
Have a great week everyone! Be Kind! 
Jul 10, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 7/3/15
01:33:05

Happy 4th ! and of course Happy Fare Thee Well Weekend! 

 
This week i thought it appropriate to feature a set from Chicago so we will finish up with set 2 from the Auditorium Theater in Chicago Il that was played back on June 29th, 1976. Not only is this a very fine sounding recording but I am willing to bet you'll enjoy how the band sounds .. there is quite a bit of very fine jamming going on here. Jerry sounds great on the Candyman, and the Playin' in the Band has some very interesting music in it to say the least! Of course, it is a treat to hear a 'later' St. Stephen and this one is very interesting going into Not Fade Away then back to Stephen. 
 
The US Blues is rough, but hey its the 4th! :) 
 
 
 
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Ill (6/29/76)
set 2
 
Samson and Delilah
Candyman
Playin' in the Band
drums
The Wheel
Playin' in the Band
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
St. Stephen
One More Saturday Night

U.S. Blues
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070315.mp3
 
have a SAFE and JOYFUL weekend, where ever you are! 
 
If you are in Chicago, take care of each other - I wish I could be there with you. 

Thank you for your support, I couldn't publish these weekly without it!

 

Jul 03, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 6/26/15
01:29:29

With much excitement building for this week and next week's Fare Thee Well shows, I decided to feature a show from the windy city on this week (and next week's) Deadpod.. this one comes from the Auditorium Theater back on June 29th, 1976. The first thing you'll notice, as with any shows from this period, is the slower tempo. Some people love the more deliberate pacing, some hate it, but I enjoy hearing these shows from time to time and think its easy to appreciate how the band is reinventing themselves after their long layoff in '75. The 'Tennessee Jed' that serves as the opener here is certainly out of place to our ears, but I enjoy the way Jerry phrases his notes here.

Cassidy follows, then, another much slower tempo Peggy-O.. Mama Tried follows then, a treat, the very last time the Grateful Dead played 'Mission in the Rain'.. while this was to be a standard in the Garcia Band, I'm pleased to be able to hear it  here. Other highlights in this first set include a sparkling Brown-Eyed Women and to me, the languid, almost dream-like 'Row Jimmy'..

 

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Ill (6/29/76)

Tennessee Jed
Cassidy
Peggy-O
Mama Tried
Mission in the Rain
Looks Like Rain
Brown Eyed Women
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication
Row Jimmy
Music Never Stopped
Might As Well
 
 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062615.mp3
 
My sincere hopes that everyone going to the shows this weekend has a marvelous time! 
 
And thank you, to all of you whose kind contributions keep the Deadpod publishing every week.. 
Jun 26, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 6/19/15
01:22:22

This week, set 2 of a wonderful recording of a rockin' show from the Summer of 1980 - 6/20/80 from Anchorage Alaska. This is really a wonderful classic set of Grateful Dead music for the period, and this second set starts out with a fabulous Alabama Getaway into Greatest Story Every Told. The crowd knows they're in for a treat here as the boys rock this one out! Ship of Fools follows and then a wonderful version of Estimated Prophet - the band really lights this one up. This flows not surprisingly into 'The Other One' but the drums and space that follows is quite interesting and lead into a really funky Brent intro into a sweet 'Not Fade Away' - no throwaway set closer here. Black Peter follows , then the boys step on the pedal again to end the set with a great 'Around and Around' into 'Johnny B. Goode'. They return with a 'Don't Ease' me encore to say goodnight to their Alaskan guests..

 

 

 

West High Auditorium, Anchorage, AK (6/20/80)
set 2
 
Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
The Other One
drums
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode

Don't Ease Me In
 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061915.mp3
 
 
Have a wonderful week my friends! and THANK YOU for your support!!!!! 
 
Jun 19, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 6/12/15
01:28:13

As I sat outside on my porch last night at 9:30 PM, noticing that it was still light, I thought that it might be time to bring you a show from the land of the midnight sun, Alaska. This week I'm playing a great show from the Dead's only visit to our largest state, back in 1980. This is from the middle of a three night run in a high school auditorium, on June 20th, 1980. I think you'll agree this is a particularly fine first set, starting out with a nice Jack Straw going into a great and bouncing, Franklin's Tower. The Mana Tried->Mexicali duo is well played and full of spunk as well. Weir infused the Let it Grow with just  the right imagery and the Althea that follows is a treat to hear. The boys don't stop there, however, as they might on a lesser day, but go on to add four more ditties to this first set including a fine Deal to close it. I think you'll enjoy this first set if you aren't already a fan, and if you are, hopefully you'll enjoy revisiting this fine show from 35 years ago. 

 

Grateful Dead

West High Auditorium, Ankorage, AK 6/20/80

 

 

SET ONE:

Tuning

Jack Straw >

Franklin's Tower >

Mama Tried >

Mexicali Blues

Friend of the Devil

Let It Grow >

Althea

Tuning

Easy To Love You

Tuning

Lost Sailor >

Saint of Circumstance >

Deal 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061215.mp3

 

Thank you for your kind support which makes the Deadpod possible. 

 

have a great week my friends! 

Jun 12, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 6/5/15
02:22:26

Here is a second set from a show recently requested from one of my listeners, I happen to think this is one of the better shows of this year, June 19th, 1994 from Autzen Stadium in Eugene Oregon. While I didn't think the first set warranted publishing it, I did think this second set would bring a smile to many peoples' faces as they recalled some of the shows they saw in the 90s. This Sunday afternoon set starts off with a nice Scarlet ->Fire, the transition jam and the jam in Fire in particular is unique and interesting and I think you'll enjoy even Vince's contributions here and in this set. They follow with Samson and Delilah (it was a Sunday after all), then into Way To Go Home, and this one is surprisingly good, in my opinion, although it was never anyone's favorite. Then comes the heart of this set, a very good Playin' In the Band into Uncle John's Band. Billy and Mickey do a great Drumz and Space. The Other One that follows is decent if predictable, but I always enjoyed the 90's Wharf Rats and this is a quite good one. Bobby ends the set with a good reading of Good Lovin' .. then the boys come out and do a sweet 'Knockin' as the encore. 

This is a decently sized second set, especially for the era, and I hope you'll enjoy it as I thought I should mix it up a little this week on the Deadpod. 

 

Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR (Sunday, 6/19/94)
 
set 2
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire on the Mountain 
Samson & Delilah
Way to go Home
Playing in the Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Good Lovin'

E: Heaven's Door
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060515.mp3
 
 
My most sincere thanks for your kind and generous support. 
 
Life is Good, let's keep Dancin'! 

 

Jun 05, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 5/29/15
02:19:45

This week the Deadpod takes you way back to the spring of 1970 when the Dead made their very first trip across the ocean to England.. this show took place on May 24th, 1970 I decided to publish the entire show as it was not broken into sets, and while the sound leaves alot to be desired it is quite listenable for the most part, and as a historical document of the day I am hoping that you'll get into it as I did. The band once described the crowd at this show as the coldest they ever encountered, and its clear that they work very hard at getting them juiced up as their energy in this set is pretty full tilt. The Casey Jones starts out with very degraded sound but it gets better as Bear dials it in.. the China->Rider is quite good and contains a unique transitional jam. Hard To Handle is classic Pigpen, and you'll hear that he is in fine form throughout this set. The Cryptical->Other One->Cryptical->Attics is a treat, as it is a very early version of Attics.. The Dark Star is excellent, and displays the qualities of the early primal Dark Stars. The Lovelight is over the top, and while sadly again suffering from some sonic degradation, it is still great to hear Pigpen in such fine form. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Ted Askeys Lower Pig Farm, Leycett

Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England

Date5/24/70 - Sunday

 

One[2:14:44] ; 

 

Casey Jones [4:39] ; 

China Cat Sunflower [3:17] > 

Jam [2:05] > 

I Know You Rider [4:14] ;

Hard To Handle [7:52] ; 

Me And My Uncle [3:15] ;

Cryptical Envelopment [2:03] > 

Drums [2:48] > 

The Other One [8:39] > 

Cryptical Envelopment [7:24] > 

Attics Of My Life [5:36]

Drums [0:26] > 

Good Lovin' [1:57] > 

Drums [1:27] > 

Good Lovin' [6:17] ;

Cold Rain And Snow [5:55] ;

Dark Star [21:21] > 

Saint Stephen [6:06] > 

Not Fade Away [6:08] > 

Turn On Your Lovelight [12:40] > 

Darkness Jam [0:34] > 

Turn On Your Lovelight [20:00] ; [1:45]

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052915.mp3

 

My sincere thanks to those of you able to contribute to the Deadpod! 

 

May 29, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 5/22/15
01:33:10

As we turn the corner this weekend into the unofficial start of summer, we have a smokin' hot set of Dead music to serve as the soundtrack. This is set 3 of the band's performance on May 26th, 1973 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. The boys open with a straight ahead rockin' version of 'Mississippi Half Step'.. some beautiful Garcia licks there in the closing.. then 'Me & My Uncle', then we get into the heart of the matter.. a nice, stretched out 'He's Gone'.. including some great Phil bass and baritone vocals.. then we go into a wonderful stretch of music, one of the best of a very good year as the band dissolves He's Gone into Truckin'.. then we go into a great Other One intro and jam, then a beautiful Eyes of the World->China Doll.. what a day! Keith is on the money here and Billy is as always, outstanding. 

As I sit back and enjoy this I marvel at the band's energy here after already having played two smoking' sets. Is it one of the best of that very good year? prehaps.. but it is not worth the argument, it is a pleasure to behold.. 

 

Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA (5/26/73)
 
set 3
Mississippi Half-Step
Me and My Uncle
He's Gone
Truckin'
The Other One
Eyes of the World
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052215.mp3
 
 
Have a safe and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend.. 
take a moment to reflect on the men and women who lost their lives in service to the country.. and work for peace.. 
 
thanks for your support. 

 

May 22, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 5/15/15
01:14:05

This week's Deadpod featu res a great set of music, from the second of three sets that took place back on May 26th, 1973 at the old Kezar Stadium in San Francisco CA. As I understand it this was an  unusually warm and sunny day in San Francisco and the band's performance matched the weather. The Here Comes Sunshine that opens this second set is in my opinion, one of the better ones the band every played. El Paso follows, then a Loser that is notable for the wonderful interplay between Jerry and Bob.. Beat It on Down the Line is always a crowd pleaser, then Donna Jean sings 'You Ain't Woman Enough....'.. I always get a kick out of that.. Phil follows with a nice Box of Rain, then the highlight of this set, the China->Rider. Not to denigrate either song, but catch the really kewl transition between these two.. its unique and not the ordinary way the band blends these two together.. 

You'd think that would be enough, but not on this day.. the boys follow with Big River, and excellent Bertha and an Around and Around to keep the crowd dancin'.. then they'll be back for set THREE next week here on the Deadpod.. 

 

Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA (5/26/73)
 
set 2
Here Comes Sunshine
El Paso
Loser
Beat it on Down the Line
You Ain't Woman Enough
Box of Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Big River
Bertha
Around and Around
 
you can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051515.mp3
 
THANK YOU - to those of you who have kindly supported the Deadpod.. 
 
I very much appreciate it! 
 
May 15, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 5/8/15
01:25:59

This week's Deadpod comes as a result of a request from a longtime supporter of the 'pod.. an excellent choice from 1973.. this is quite a famous show and there have been great tapes around but I'm quite certain you'll enjoy it, and don't believe I've ever featured it on the Deadpod .. This is from Kezar Stadium in San Francisco CA back on May 26th, 1973. The gig featured both Waylon Jennings and the New Riders of the Purple Sage as opening acts and from all reports they both put on fine sets so the crowd was well warmed up by the time the Dead took the stage around 2 in the afternoon. We will hear the first set this week which consists for the most part, of well played classic first set Dead tunes. While most of the surprises and jamming will come in what follows, I think you'll enjoy this fine recording.. I know I find myself dreaming of sitting out in the sunshine when I heard the opening notes of 'Jack Straw'.. I hope you'll forgive me for consecutive weeks that include 'The Race Is On' but it's always fun to hear... They Love Each Other is one of the bounciest versions ever! It's hard not to imagine Garcia smiling on this one.. The Playin' in the Band that closes the set is tight and jazzy and gives a hint as to the what is to come..

 

Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA (5/26/73)
 
set 1

Promised Land
Deal
Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
The Race Is On
Sugaree
Mexicali Blues
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/deadpod050815.mp3
 

 

 

As always my thanks to those of you who have been able to contribute to support the Deadpod.. 

I am fortunate to have such great listeners..........

 

May 08, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 5/1/15
01:08:32

Here we are in the beautiful month of May - Kentucky Derby weekend no less - so I wanted to bring you a set that of course included the band's wonderful rendition of George Jones'  'The Race Is On'.. In addition, this pick comes from the fabulous Frost Amphitheater back in the fine year of 1989..  This week's show from May 6th, 1989, happened to be a Rex benefit as well, and I think it is a fine example of the band's work during this period which was always easy to listen to and enjoy.

While the setlist is perhaps not extraordinary, aside from the Race Is On's inclusion, the songs are all quite up tempo (with the exception of Walkin' Blues and a perhaps not the best-played version of West LA.. ) and I'm sure the crowd was enjoying itself in the California sunshine. I hope you enjoy this one as well..........

 

Frost Amphitheater, Stanford CA (5/6/89)

Jack Straw
Peggy-O
Walkin' Blues
They Love Each Other
The Race is On
West L.A. Fadeaway
Just a Little Light
Queen Jane Approximately
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050115.mp3
 
My thanks to all of you - your support makes doing the Deadpod a joy in my life! 

 

May 01, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 4/24/15
01:27:36

Ask and you shall receive.. at least sometimes.. :) this week's Deadpod was the result of a request just posted on the Facebook page for 8/23/68.. this is a great performance and a pretty damm good tape.. it took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles CA the night before 'Two From The Vault' was recorded.. this features the Dead during one of their most creative periods. I just love the energy on this tape.. the opening Other One on this tape just crackles with it.. The Dark Star is full of Pigpen's funky organ in that characteristic early opening.. The Eleven is one of my favorite versions ever.. and there's really no words to describe the Alligator->Caution.. this is the highlight of an incredible show.. dig it.

 

Grateful Dead

Shrine Exhibition Hall, Los Angeles CA  8/23/68 


Cryptical Envelopment [1:50] ->
Drums [0:14] ->
The Other One [4:08] ->
Cryptical Envelopment [6:33];[0:06]%[0:03] ;
Dark Star [15:26] ->
Saint Stephen [4:39] ->
The Eleven [10:53#]
Death Don't Have No Mercy [#8:02] ;
Alligator [3:40] ->
Drums [6:54] ->
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [20:28] >
Feedback [3:09]



you can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042315.mp3

 

A very special thank you to the Sisters and Brothers who support the Deadpod..

 

Be well everyone!

 

Apr 24, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 4/17/15
01:40:12

Spring is finally arriving around here and my thoughts turned to the great Spring tour of Europe 72. Since that tour is completely released on the box set I am going to share with you this week a wonderful set from the fall of 1972. This show took place on October 27th, 1972 in Columbus Ohio. I don't have, nor do I believe there exists, a copy of the first set that matches the quality of the audience recording of set 2 that I've chosen for this week's Deadpod. This is said to be Bear's recording and I would not doubt that from the quality - I do think you'll enjoy it. Beyond that the performance is first rate. Especially from Truckin' through The Other One, to a Mississipi Half-Step(!) the band is on fire. I'm a huge fan fo the Uncle John's encore as well.. a great set from a great year.. I hope you enjoy this one! 

Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH (10/27/72)
set2
 
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ramble On Rose
TrucKin
The Other One
Mississippi Half-Step
Morning Dew
Tomorrow Is Forever
Promised Land
Deal
Sugar Magnolia

Uncle John's Band
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041715.mp3
 
 
Thank you for listening, and for your support which makes the Deadpod possible. 

 

Apr 17, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 4/10/15
01:49:19

This week we will listen to the second set from the Dead's performance that took place on April 15th, 1983 in Rochester NY. This is a very long, sometimes meandering set, that clocks in at over one hour and 47 minutes. Despite its length, it seems a bit void of Garcia vocals. The set starts out well enough with a Feel Like A Stranger and Samson and Delilah to get the crowd moving. Brent follows with 'Maybe You Know' a tune I always enjoyed until he stopped performing it in '86. After that we get a very soulful 'He's Gone' which leads into one of only three performances of a little ditty that has been called 'Bob Star' or 'Little Star' .. this leads into a long and quite space drums and space. Five songs follow post space, all pretty well played and ending with a 'Johnny B Goode'. Jerry comes out for the encore with a 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' which was done quite often in that slot during this period.

 

War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY (4/15/83)
set 2
 
Feel Like a Stranger
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Maybe You Know How I Feel
He's Gone
drums
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode

Baby Blue
Apr 10, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 4/3/15
01:02:09

This week's Deadpod has been on my request list for quite awhile, and in reviewing that list I decided it was time to pull it out. This show comes to us from April 15th, 1983 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester NY. There seems to be lots of good memories of this show, and while I don't think it was their strongest outing of the year, it is an enjoyable and generally wellplayed performance I think you'll enjoy. A Shakedown opener is always a great way to start out a show and we're treated to a good one here. Brent's keyboards add a nice, uptempo feeling here and Jerry does a great job with his leads and vocals - listen for how he changes the words at one point. 'My Brother Esau' follows in the second slot - a strange position for this number, I think, and frankly I think it takes the band a bit to work into the emotional feel of this number, following Shakedown. I enjoy this number, but to my ears there's a bit of dissonance here. A nice Brown-Eyed Women follows, but it is marred by microphone problems which steal from us Jerry's first couple verses. Little Red Rooster has the additional Brent verses that often popped up during this period. Dire Wolf follows, a personal favorite, then Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication, followed by a nice set ending Deal. 

We'll hear set 2 next week, 

 

War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY (4/15/83)

Shakedown Street
My Brother Esau
Brown Eyed Women
Little Red Rooster
Dire Wolf
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication
Deal
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040315.mp3
 
 
Thanks for picking this up and for your kind support! You're the best! 
 
 
Apr 03, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 3/27/15
01:20:58

While I wouldn't say this second set was overshadowed by the first, it is one of the rare second sets that is shorter than its first set..the band however does not let up on the jamming as this second set is a true pleasure to relive. They come out of the box hot and fast with an excellent Eyes of the World, played in the uptempo fashion.. despite the furious pace there are plenty of beautiful Garcia licks sure to get you moving.  Eyes then moves into an unusual but interesting short space that leads into the fabulously funky 'Dancin' In the Streets'.. again here, Garcia and Lesh in particulary provide plenty of interesting leads and take their time exploring the beat. They transition nicely into the unmistakable entrance to 'Wharf Rat'. In contrast to the frenzied pace of Eyes, this Wharf Rat is quite languid, building the drama in the music along with the tragic story - always one of my favorites.. . the transition into Franklin's Tower is a bit abrupt but the standalong Franklin's is a rare treat. 

Garcia here is really playing his guitar like ringing a bell.. :) As with every song in this set they take their time and develop the melody - in this case almost 14 minutes of delightful playing. 
The close with a rockin', delightful, Sugar Magnolia... Then they return with, surprise (since it is Saturday - 'One More Saturday Night', but indicating I think how much fun they had, a double encore of a nice 'Uncle John's Band'.. man I can only imagine how happy the fans went home after this one! 
 
 
Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (3/19/77)
 
set 2
 
Eyes of the World
Dancin' in the Streets
Wharf Rat
Franklin's Tower
Sugar Magnolia
 
encores:
One More Saturday Night
 
Uncle John's Band
 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
Finally my thanks to those of you who so kindly donated to support the Deadpod - 
thank you so much  - you are the best ! 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Mar 27, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 3/20/15
01:50:07
This week's Deadpod features a quite wonderful show from 1977. This show took place back on March 19th 1977 at Winterland in San Francisco. Perhaps overlooked a bit because of the band's iconic performances in May of that year, this show features a huge first set (both in terms of length as well as power of performance). The band plays a number of great classic first set songs, and plays them all very well, before breaking into a  the second part of this set which is almost a second set itself - Estimated, Terrapin and then a 30 minute trifecta of Playin->Samson->Playin that features some truly spectacular exploration from Garcia. 
 
Do yourself a favor and spend some time with this set.. 
 
 
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (3/19/77)

Bertha
Mama Tried
Loser
Big River
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station->
Playin' in the Band->
Samson and Delilah->
Playin' in the Band
 
 
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Mar 20, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 3/13/15
01:30:39

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the Band's performance on March 18th, 1971 at the Fox Theater in St. Louis Missouri. This is clearly a great performance from a great year. Starting with the Other One the band really delivers a great performance. Jerry does a great version of Wharf Rat here and the band displays how it can turn on a dime with Billy as the solo drummer in the transitions, especially from Greatest Story into Johnny B. Goode.  The highlight of this set might have to be Pigpen on the Caution - this is a great version.. 

 

 

Grateful Dead

Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO

3/18/71 - Thursday

Set 2

 

Truckin' [#6:41] >

The Other One [0:17] >

Drums [5:53] >

The Other One [12:#05] >

Wharf Rat [11:50] ;

Sugar Magnolia [6:13] ;

Greatest Story Ever Told >

Johnny B. Goode (1) [6:09] ;

Not Fade Away [6:27] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [3:#14] >

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [15:02] >

Feedback [1:36] ;

Uncle John's Band [6:37]

 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod...and want to thank those of you who have supported us. 
We could always use some support so I hope that you might consider making a donation if you can... thanks............
 
Mar 13, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 3/6/15
01:05:06

Spring is supposed to be springing .. soon... so I plan to hurry it along with this beauty from 1971 which should generate a little heat... This comes to you from the City of Blues, St. Louis back on March 18th, 1971 (there has been some dustups over that date... some say the 17th.. I have no dog in this fight).. As with most artifacts from that year this one should please all but the Touchiest of Heads.. :) 

There are plenty of standards here in set 1 and best of all plenty of PIGPEN ;) 

Check out the fabulous version of Me & Bobby McGee, China-Rider and *the Rub* :) 

set 2 should provide some mindmelting jams next week... 

 

Grateful Dead

Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO

3/18/71 - Thursday

One

 

Casey Jones ;

Me And My Uncle ;

Big Boss Man ;

Bertha ;

Me And Bobby McGee ;

Loser ;

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider ;

The Rub ;

Playing In The Band ;

Cumberland Blues

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030615.mp3
 
My thanks to everyone whose contributions have kept us publishing the Deadpod!
 
The Deadpod could always use your support. I hope you will consider a donation. 
 
Thank you my friends. 

 

Mar 06, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 2/27/15
01:49:23

This week's Deadpod comes from exactly 25 years ago, the Mardi Gras show that occurred on February 27th, 1990 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. We'll hear the second set this week, which starts off with a long drums that allowed the Mardi Gras parade to wind its way all around the arena. The band goes into an appropriately themed Iko, Iko and Man Smart, Woman Smarter before settling into their more standard second set. A nicely done Standing on the Moon leads into Truckin' and Spoonful pre-drums. Afterwards a strong Other One, leads into a very well done Morning Dew. The boys wrap up the set with a Not Fade Away into Throwing Stones but return for a short, but sweet, We Bid You Goodnight. 

 

Grateful Dead
Oakland Arena (2/27/90)

 
set 2
 
Iko Iko
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Standing on the Moon
Truckin'
Spoonful
drums
The Other One
Morning Dew
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

We Bid You Goodnight
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022715.mp3
 
 
As we bid adieu to February I hope those March winds will blow all our troubles away....
 
 
My thanks for your support. I couldn't do the Deadpod without it! 
 
Best wishes to everyone hoping for Chicago Tickets! 

 

Feb 27, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 2/20/15
01:08:07

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

 

Yes this week (and next) I decided we should celebrate Mardi Gras with a wonderful Mardi Gras show from back in the spring of 1990. This show from the Oakland Arean,has a very laid back vibe that builds and becomes more and more psychedelic and interesting as the show went on. I really liked the jam in Sugaree and the Bird Song that ends this first set is excellent. 

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod - Fat Tuesday may be over but we can still roll it!

 

Grateful Dead

Oakland Arena (2/27/90)

 
set 1
Let the Good Times Roll
Feel Like a Stranger
Sugaree
Victim or the Crime
Mississippi Half-Step
Masterpiece
Bird Song
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022015.mp3
 
Thank you for your support of the Deadpod. I deeply appreciate it and hope you keep enjoying the shows! 

 

Feb 20, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 2/13/15
01:54:45

Yowza! When a tape such as the one we're going to hear this week sees the light of day I simply can't contain my enthusiasm.This tape comes from June 5th, 1970 - Fillmore West San Francisco California.. that's right 1970.. one of the greatest watershed years in the band's history and one that has always been sadly underrepresented in terms of recordings.. Furthurmore the provenance of this tape traces back to Bear who recorded it on a Sony 770 reel to reel deck. We have both an acoustic and electric set.. and I can't possible not play the entire set for you this week.

Naturally there are various tape dropouts and cuts, reel flips, etc... a small price to pay for this fabulous treasure, in my opinion. This is a real beauty my friends.. I hope you savor it as much as I have!

 

Grateful Dead

Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

June 5, 1970 Friday

 

Acoustic Set:

Missing:Dire Wolf

I Know You Rider

Silver Threads And Golden Needles

Friend Of The Devil

Me And My Uncle

Black Peter

/New Speedway/Boogie*

 

Electric Set:

/Cold Rain And Snow*

Easy/Wind*

Mama Tried

Cryptical-Drums-Other One-Cryptical Reprise/*

/Attics Of My Life*

Hard To Handle

It's A Man's World

Uncle John's Band

/Saint Stephen*

Casey Jones

 

*denotes cuts or abrupt reel stops & start

 

PA hum thru-out the show

 

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

 

I thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod - I really appreciate it! 

Feb 13, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 2/6/15
01:32:30

This week's Deadpod features a darn good second set from November 2nd, 1977 when the boys played at Seneca College in Toronto Canada. This set features a kind of slow build up to a real apex of jamming and finishes off strong as well. This second set has a somewhat unusual order.. it starts with a nice Sampson and Delilah goes into a rather slower Ship of Fools. Then we get an uptempo Good Lovin' followed by Donna's 'Sunrise'.. then we get one of the highlights of the show, a killer Scarlet->Fire.. that goes into Estimate Prophet. As Estimated closes we hear Jerry bring out 'St. Stephen' much to the delight of the crowd. the Truckin' that follows is wonderfully done.  They follow the rockin' Around and Around with a rare Terrapin Station encore which is quite well done.

A really nice way to pass some time in the dead of Winter...

 

 

Field House (Seneca College), Toronto, Canada
(11/2/77)
 
set 2

 

Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Good Lovin'
Sunrise
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
St. Stephen
Truckin'
Around and Around

Terrapin Station
 
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Feb 06, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 1/30/15
01:01:40

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr... given that many of us are in the icy grips of old man Winter, I thought it appropriate to fulfill a request for a show from north of the Border.. yes the Great White North, Canada.. This is I believe one of the better shows from that great country, from November 2nd, 1977 at Seneca College in Toronto Canada. In this week's first set you'll immediately tell the band hasn't lost the magic that made this one of the great years in Grateful Dead history, as the band is tight and sounding great throughout. There is a really hot 'Big River' and 'Looks Like Rain'.. but the real highlight i sone of the better 'Lazy Lightnin'>Supplication' jams where Jerry just shreds.. I know you're going to enjoy it. 

 

Field House (Seneca College), Toronto, Canada
(11/2/77)

Set one: 

Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Candyman
Looks Like Rain
Ramble on Rose
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication
Might As Well
 
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Stay safe and warm and fire up this week's Deadpod! 
 
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Jan 30, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 1/9/15
01:52:29

I'm hoping that this high energy second set from the New Year's Eve show of 1969 helps to warm you up if you are stuck in the deep freeze as I am this week.. This tape has some choice early versions of some classic tunes as well as some that were played very infrequently that you may never have heard.. Alligator and the jams that come from it are a great start, The Eleven is fab, the early version of High Time - a favorite of mine. There are several cuts on this tape, and I hope that they don't interfere with your enjoyment of this slice of Grateful Dead history... 

 

Grateful Dead

Boston Tea Party Boston, MA

12/31/69 - Wednesday

 

set 2: 

Tuning

Alligator ->;

Drums  ->

Alligator  ->

Jam  ->

And We Bid You Good Night Jam ->

Alligator ->

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->

Feedback ->

Good Lovin'  ->

Drums  ->

The Eleven 

High Time  

Cumberland Blues

Big Boy Pete 

Not Fade Away 

Seasons 

The Race Is On 

Silver Threads And Golden Needles

Slewfoot 

Dancing In The Street

 

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As always, let me express my thanks to the generous folks who keep the Deadpod alive through their kind donations.. .

 

 

Stay Warm :) 

Jan 09, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 1/2/15
01:12:06

Happy New Year!! 

 

While I toyed with the idea of not featuring a New Years Eve show the fact is that it is one date that the band was well-known for their performances. I did however choose the band's only non-bay area New Years Eve Performance - this takes place 12/31/69 at the Boston Tea Party in Boston, MA. The band puts on a great performance here and we're lucky to have a very good recording of their efforts. We'll listen to the first set this week and set 2 next. 

The band starts with an interesting China ->Rider, but I really enjoy the 'Next Time You See Me' with Pigpen and Jerry on vocals. Black Peter is quite blusey and followed by the great Pigpen on 'Hard to Handle'. Mason's Children, a staple of the early days, is well jammed out and followed by a nice Dire Wolf. The band closes set one with a somewhat sparse arrangement of 'Uncle John's Band'.. 

 

Grateful Dead

VenueBoston Tea Party

LocationBoston, MA

Date12/31/69 - Wednesday

 

One - 1:07:40

Intro 

China Cat Sunflower >

Jam  >

I Know You Rider 

Mama Tried 

Next Time You See Me 

Cold Rain And Snow 

Black Peter 

Hard To Handle 

Me And My Uncle 

Mason's Children 

Dire Wolf 

Uncle John's Band 

 

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010215.mp3

 

My thanks to everyone who has been able to support the Deadpod - I really appreciate it!!! 

 

 

My wishes for a 2015 filled with peace and love and light. 

 

Jan 02, 2015
Dead Show/podcast for 12/19/14
01:17:10

This week's Deadpod features some ferocious Garcia jamming, and again, while the tape is not perfect, for fans like us, this is well worth listening to and experiencing. Of course this week is the remainder of the show from 12/10/72 at Winterland in San Francisco CA. This show features a spectacular 'Other One'.. the band drifts into this following some very interesting jamming out of Truckin'. Sit back and experience where this jam takes you, I think you'll be quite surprised at the varied landscapes here. They follow this spectacular jam with a nice Deal and a very good Sugar Magnolia. Ramble on Rose has a rather different but pleasing location in the setlist, followed by Johnny B Goode to close the set and put a mark on what the boys knew to be a great performance. The boys return with a sweet and well done 'Uncle John's Band' as an encore. What a nice way to end the show.. 

 

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)
Truckin'
The Other One
Deal
Sugar Magnolia
Ramble On Rose
Johnny B. Goode

Uncle John's Band
 
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Thanks so much for picking up the Deadpod, and for your kind support this year. 
I very much appreciate it! 
 
Happy Chanukah! and look for our acoustic show next friday, to take you through the after Christmas weekend.. 
 
Dec 19, 2014
Dead Show/podcast for 12/12/14
01:09:13

While this week's Deadpod features a tape that is not complete, and has some cuts, I still believe it is strong enough to feature for this week and next. This show comes to us from Winterland Arena, where the band performed after a short break from touring on December 12, 1972. Unfortunately most of the first set is missing. What we have starts with a great 'Bertha', following that is Garcia at full force during an incendiary 'Playin' In the Band'. This beauty goes on for about 20 minutes of first class Jerry virtuosity. I love this version. While this tape is not the highest quality recording, its worth listening to just for this performance. The band moves into a much more standard Casey Jones to close the first set. 

We'll listen to the first part of the second set as well, which opens with a rockin' Promised Land followed by a nice Stella Blue. The China Cat->I Know You Rider opens up very nicely, especially in the transition jam, and leaves us wanting more, which we'll hear next week. 
 
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)
 
from set 1:
Bertha
Playing in the Band
Casey Jones

Set 2:
Promised Land
Stella Blue
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121214.mp3
 
 
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Dec 12, 2014
Dead Show/podcast for 12/5/14
02:00:02

There is no way I wouldn't come back to this show this week and present this wonderful second set. Of course this is from December 12th, 1990 at McNichols Arena in Denver Colorado. While it takes a few verses for the boys to catch on fire, once they do they roll on through a 2 hour set full of passion and energy that makes this one of the best shows of a very good year.  They start with a nice China ->Rider that rolls into a really pretty Looks Like Rain.. Hornsby adds some wonderful touches here. Somewhat surprisingly, Iko follows, but that perhaps is not as surprising as the Dark Star that crashes from it. This one is pretty well formed, and a real treat to listen to throughout. The band rolls into a nice Terrapin Station following, and gives its audience a bit of a break as it winds into drums and space. Jerry, Bob and Phil give the Watchtower that follows its dark streak then Garcia provides a wonderful Stella Blue. I won't attempt to describe it.. just listen. 

They come out with an excellent Throwing Stones->Not Fade Away to close the set. The Weight that follows has long been one of my favorite encores when done well, and this was I think was. 

 

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod. 

 

 
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (12/12/90)
 
set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Iko Iko
Dark Star
Terrapin Station
drums
All Along the Watchtower
Stella Blue
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

The Weight
 
 

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120514.mp3

 

A special THANK YOU to my friends who support the Deadpod. 

I am so grateful to you. 

 

Be well everyone, spread joy and happiness if you can. 

 

 

Dec 05, 2014
Dead Show/podcast for 11/28/14
01:37:59

Our day after Thanksgiving Deadpod takes us way back to a famous date in Grateful Dead history - January 31st, 1970 - the day the band was 'set up like a bowling pin' down in New Orleans. Yes the boys were arrested earlier this day but played that same night the set that we are going to listen to this week. This show is quite odd, in that the first set is electric, the second is acoustic - mainly due to Phil blowing his amp at the end of set 1. This gives me a chance to present some great acoustic Dead - mainly Bob and Jerry but Pigpen puts in a *fabulous* Katie Mae. I know there are many of you out there you enjoy the acoustic sets around the holiday and I simply felt the first set was worth including here as it is quite interesting as well.

The acoustic second set was of course soon after incorporated as the first set in the band's famous concerts in May of 1970...

 

Grateful Dead

The Warehouse New Orleans, LA 1/31/70 - Saturday

 

One - 48:02

Intro [0:17] ;

Cold Rain And Snow [5:30];

Mama Tried [2:41];

Dire Wolf [3:56];

Big Boss Man [4:47];

Morning Dew [10:09];

Mason's Children [6:#08];

Me And My Uncle [3:13];

Hard To Handle [6:31];

 

Two - 22:23

Tuning [0:30] ;

Long Black Limousine [4:55];

Seasons Of My Heart [4:48];

Sawmill [2:51];

Bound In Memories (Old, Old House) [3:39];

The Race Is On [2:55];

 

Three - 35:25

Black Peter [7:13] >

Little Sadie [3:24] >

I've Been All Aroundnd This World [3:03];

Katie Mae [4:23];

Cumberland Blues [3:28];

 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadshow112814.mp3

 

 

When I count my blessings I do not forget to include all of you - for showing me the love that keeps the Deadpod on the air.

 

Thank you.

 

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend.

 

 

Nov 28, 2014
Dead Show/podcast for 11/21/14
01:09:41

All the snowy weather this week reminded me of a show I saw out in Denver at McNichols one year.. this is a great show, I think, and I decided that it would be fun to share it with you. This one highlights the rejuvenation I think Hornsby sparked in the Dead, and especially in Garcia. He's all over this one and lots of fun throughout.. This first set is marked by a fine Candyman, a crazy Mexicalli->Maggie's Farm, a simply rocking Loose Lucy and a fantastic Deal. 

 
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (12/12/90)

Touch of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Candyman
Walkin' Blues
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Maggie's Farm
Queen Jane Approximately
Deal
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112114.mp3
 
I hope you enjoy it! 
 
Thanks to everyone who has supported the Deadpod. 
I really appreciate the help and support.. one love. 
 
 
 
Nov 21, 2014
Dead Show/podcast for 11/14/14
01:43:45

We're lucky enough to hear the second set from the Dead's performance on 10/29/77 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Illinois this week. This is a fine recording of a strong set.. Bertha opens with that unique tempo the band was working on at this time and it sounds mighty fine.. Good Lovin' is better than usual.. Friend of the Devil and Estimated are played crisply but for me the magic starts with the jazzy Garcia guitar in Eyes.. very nicely done and one of my favorite versions of this tune during this time. St. Stephen is powerful.. moving into a heavy Not Fade Away.. Black Peter is soulful and sung with great effect. Sugar Magnolia and One More Saturday Night display the band's competence at great Rock N Roll. All in all a fine accompaniment to a Fall day or evening :) 

 
 
Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)
set 2
Bertha
Good Lovin'
Friend of the Devil
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia
drums
Sunshine Daydream

One More Saturday Night
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111414.mp3
 
 
My sincere thanks for your support. 
My love to you all. 

 

Nov 14, 2014
Dead Show/podcast for 11/7/14
01:14:38

One of the joys of producing the Deadpod comes from the many fine folks I've met, even if only through the medium of the internet, since I started to publish these shows. This week's show comes from a suggestion from one of those old friends, and it is an excellent suggestion.. This show comes to us from DeKalb Illinois and was performed during the Fall tour of 1977, on 10/29/77. The show begins with an unusual but rocking 'Might As Well'.  A nice version of Jack Straw is followed by the appearance of the Dire Wolf, oftentimes a harbinger for me of a great night. After a well played Looks Like Rain, Jerry delivers a wonderful Loser. El Paso and Ramble on Rose follows. Then Minglewood and Must've Been The Roses lead into a spectacular version of Let It Grow. We simply have to take Phil on his word in the introduction to this gem...

 

Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)

Might As Well
Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
Loser
El Paso
Ramble on Rose
New Minglewood Blues
It Must Have Been the Roses
Let it Grow
 
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