Friday, August 18, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8/18/17

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

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]
Johnny B. Goode [4:19]

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Please be careful and don't look at the sun during that eclipse!

Ain't No Time to Hate!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8 /11/17

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
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]

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pray for Peace

Friday, August 04, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8/4/17

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

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)

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Love is Real, Not Fade Away

thanks Jerry

Friday, July 28, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 7/28/17

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

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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practice kindness :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 7/21/17

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]
Johnny B. Goode [3:39]

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. 
Dalai Lama

Friday, July 14, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 7/14/17

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)

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
Playing in the Band

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Have a great week my friends, Happy (early) birthday Steve!