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Dead Show/podcast for 6/7/24
A fine show from the comeback year of 1976 graces this week's Deadpod. This is from June 10, 1976 at the Boston Music Hall in Boston. The thirteen song first set should provide plenty of chances to reflect on how fortunate we hare to have this music after all these years..  In general this set, as most from this time period, shows the band concentrating on tight arrangements with powerful singing, perhaps at the expense of more free-flowing jamming. Some of the highlights here include a great 'Music Never Stopped', a short but sweet 'Sugaree', and of course a lovely 'Mission In the Rain', a song that did not last long in the Dead's rotation, but of course did more so in Jerry's solo work.  I'd be remiss to not point out the lovely harmony on 'Looks Like Rain' with Bobby and Donna, as well as Keith's up front piano throughout. The closing 'Might As Well' is notable for Phil's unique bass..    Grateful Dead Boston Music Hall Boston, MA 6/10/1976 - Thursday One      The Promised Land Sugaree Cassidy They Love Each Other The Music Never Stopped Brown-Eyed Women Lazy Lightning > Supplication Row Jimmy Big River Mission In The Rain Looks Like Rain Might As Well   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060724.mp3 I hope you enjoy the music, and thank you for your kind support! 
96:02 6/7/24
Dead Show/podcast for 5/31/24
This week the Deadpod returns to Milwaukee for the second set of the band's performance from May 30, 1980.  A fine Scarlet>Fire opens this set, including some excellent jamming in the transition (by the way check out this week's Deadcast for an excellent discussion of 'Scarlet Begonias' here: https://www.dead.net/deadcast) A seemingly short 'Playing In the Band' follows, but there is some excellent improvisation going on in the transition to a sweet drum segment that follows.  'Not Fade Away' flows into the 'Black Peter' and then into an excellent 'Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad'. Bobby ends the set with a nice 'Good Lovin' but the boys really get worked up on the 'Alabama Getaway' encore.. not to be missed..    Grateful Dead Milwaukee Auditorium Milwaukee, WI 5/30/1980 - Friday Two     Scarlet Begonias [9:18] > Fire On The Mountain [10:17] Playing In The Band [13:49] > Drums [7:39] > Space [2:20] > Not Fade Away [5:32] > Black Peter [8:50] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:21] > Good Lovin' [7:01] Encore     Alabama Getaway [4:25]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod053124.mp3  Have a fabulous week! thanks for picking us up! 
77:24 5/31/24
Dead Show/podcast for 5/24/24
 I think we have a good one to send you off on your Memorial Day weekend - this comes to us from May 30, 1980 at the Milwaukee Auditorium in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  The first set starts with a fine 'Jack Straw' - the first minute forty is supplied by an audience tape but hold on because the rest is a fine soundboard. The transition jams from Jack Straw to Franklin's Tower are off the chart.. Jerry is in fine form here.. as evidenced by the hot Uncle and Big River that follow...  They include a 'Passenger' here, without Donna of course, but still smokin'... then Brent does an early 'Easy to Love You'. They bring down the house with a set closing 'Music Never Stopped'.   Grateful Dead Milwaukee Auditorium Milwaukee, WI 5/30/1980 - Friday One     Jack Straw [5:29] > Franklin's Tower [11:15] Me And My Uncle [3:06] > Big River [6:11] Friend Of The Devil [8:36] Passenger [5:10] Easy To Love You [3:29] Althea [8:31] The Music Never Stopped [7:45]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052424.mp3  I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day.. take a moment to pause and remember what the holiday is for.. 
65:55 5/24/24
Dead Show/podcast for 5/17/24
This week on the Deadpod we continue with the second set from the band's performance at the Greet Theater in Berkeley California on May 21, 1982.  The set kicks off with a tight 'Playing In the Band' highlighted by contributions from Brent that are just exactly perfect. An uptempo 'Uncle John's Band' follows, the jam leading out into drums has a nice interplay between Phil and Jerry that is quite cool. Drums has some intense moments.. they go into a nice ensemble version of 'The Wheel'. A Playin reprise follows, leading into a soulful 'Black Peter'. 'Sugar Magnolia' closes the set, and they return with Jerry singing a great version of 'Don't Ease' as a uptempo encore.     Grateful Dead Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA 5/21/1982 - Friday Two      Playing In The Band > Uncle John's Band > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Playing In The Band > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia Encore      Don't Ease Me In  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051724.mp3  I hope this brings you a little joy... my thanks..  "see here how everything .. lead up to this day"
75:48 5/17/24
Dead Show/podcast for 5/10/24
This week we go to the wonderful Greek Theater in Berkeley California for the band's performance on May 21, 1982. I think this was one of the better years in terms of the band's history and this is not only a fine recording but a well-played set that I'm sure you'll enjoy.  The first set starts with a 'Bertha>Greatest Story' combo, one that was fairly new at the time. Jerry slows it down with a 'Friend of the Devil' but the 'Uncle'>'Big River' that follows benefits greatly from his nimble guitar. A nice 'Bird Song' flows into Bobby's 'CC Rider', then we have an excellent 'Althea', not only is Jerry in fine voice, but his delivery is just exactly perfect. Bob delivers a nice 'Looks like Rain' and they close with a boppin' 'Might as Well'.      Grateful Dead Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA 5/21/1982 - Friday One     Bertha [6:35] > Greatest Story Ever Told [3:50] Friend Of The Devil [8:44] Me And My Uncle [2:55] > Big River [5:09] Bird Song [10:45] > C C Rider [7:27] Althea [7:47] Looks Like Rain [7:35] Might As Well [4:01]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051024.mp3 Thank you friends for listening and for your kind support. 
68:53 5/10/24
Dead Show/podcast for 5/3/24
This week's Deadpod takes us back to Irvine California for the second set of the show from April 23, 1988. This second set is well-executed, tight yet containing several delightful spacey interludes. The opening 'Playin In the Band', while short, is quite interesting and gives way to an excellent 'Crazy Fingers'. That leads into 'Uncle John's Band', afterwards the band goes into a rather extended Drums and Space, whcih are quite high powered and interesting.  Post-Drums highlights include a powerful 'Going Down the Road' and an  excellent 'Dear Mr. Fantasy> Hey Jude reprise'. Jerry's ballad slot gives us a sweet 'Stella Blue' and they close the set with a nice 'Lovelight'. A 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' encore ends the festivities.    Grateful Dead Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine , CA 4/23/1988 - Saturday Two     Playing In The Band [7:38] > Crazy Fingers [8:04] > Uncle John's Band [8:39] > Drums [10:05] > Space [13:09] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:02] > I Need A Miracle [3:32] > Dear Mr. Fantasy [5:14] > Hey Jude Reprise [1:27] > Stella Blue [8:07] > Turn On Your Love Light [5:32] Encore     Knockin' On Heaven's Door   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050324.mp3   Sorry - no 'The Race is On' this year, but nevertheless I hope you have a wonderful Derby weekend .. May is a month worth celebrating and enjoying...
87:22 5/3/24
Dead Show/podcast for 4/26/24
This week's Deadpod takes us to sunny California where we will get to hear a nice show from the spring of 1988. This one comes from April 23 at Irvine Meadows.  The boys open with a fine 'Hell In a Bucket' with Weir in full voice. 'Cold Rain and Snow' follows, then we get the first of several fun little interlude before a great version of 'Hey Pockey Way' with Brent doing a fine version.  Since they are in Cali, Jerry breaks out a 'West L.A. Fadeaway'. 'Me & My Uncle>Big River' follows, then an excellent 'To Lay Me Down'. 'Cassidy' into 'Don't Ease' closes set 1.  I have chosen to feature a fine audience recording of this set which really captures the energy of the day.. I hope you agree!      Grateful Dead Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine , CA 4/23/1988 - Saturday One     Hell In A Bucket Cold Rain & Snow Hey Pocky Away   West L.A. Fadeaway Funiculi Funicula Tuning Beer Barrel Polka Tuning Me And My Uncle Big River To Lay Me Down Cassidy Don't Ease Me In  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042624.mp3 "Feel good music in your soul Makes your body wanna rock 'n' roll"
62:53 4/26/24
Dead Show/podcast for 4/19/24
  This week we will hear the second set of the band's performance on April 4, 1993 at the Nassau Coliseum.  A short but tight 'Eyes of the World' opens up the second set, going into 'Samson and Delilah'. One of the highlights of this set follows, a fine version of Phil singing 'Broken Arrow'. Phil does an excellent job with this Robbie Robertson tune here. A nice 'Estimated Prophet leads into a fine Drums and Space, helped by the guest appearance of Boba Olatunji.  A nice but short 'Other One' follows out of Space, leading into a rare 'Attics of My Life' before the boys go into the familiar 'Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away' to end the set.  Jerry does a most excellent version of 'Liberty' as the encore to finish what was quite a good show.   Grateful Dead Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY 4/4/1993 - Sunday Two     Eyes Of The World > Samson And Delilah Broken Arrow Estimated Prophet > Drums (1) > Space (1) > The Other One > Attics Of My Life > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away Encore     Liberty Comments     (1) with Boba Olatunji  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041924.mp3 Thank you so much for your kind support. 
87:18 4/19/24
Dead Show/podcast for 4/12/24
This week on the Deadpod we have a very nice latter day show from Spring 1993. This comes to us from the Nassau Coliseum on April 4, 1993, and it is a Sunday night show.  Some of the highlights of the first set include a very nice Sugaree (Jerry's voice is a bit frail at times but he carries it off the entire show). 'When I Paint My Masterpiece' is always welcome in my book. Jerry does an excellent version of 'So Many Roads' and the 'Bird Song' after 'Eternity' is a sweet way to wind up the first set.    Grateful Dead Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY 4/4/1993 - Sunday One     In The Midnight Hour   Sugaree > Walkin' Blues   Dire Wolf   When I Paint My Masterpiece   So Many Roads   Eternity > Bird Song  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041224.mp3 "So many roads, I tell you New York to San Francisco So many roads I know All I want is one to take me home"  
62:48 4/12/24
Dead Show/podcast for 4/5/24
We roll into April, and the prelude to the big Solar Eclipse, we get to hear a wonderful second set from the Grateful Dead's performance on Sunday, March 30, 1980 in Passaic New Jersey.  While the setlist might look anything but innovative, the playing on these great classic tunes is anything but pedestrian. The entire pre-drums is full of some wonderful ensemble moments punctuated with some great Garcia solos. In particular, I'm fond of this 'Fire on the Mountain' and 'Eyes of the World' bu Weir's vocals on 'Estimated' are something else as well.  Post-drums, the 'Black Peter' is quite soulful and the encore, 'U.S. Blues' was highlighted by an appearance on stage of John Belushi sticking a cartwheel on stage and grabbing a mic for a 'wave that flag' with the band... fun!      Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ 3/30/1980 - Sunday     Two     Scarlet Begonias [8:28] > Fire On The Mountain [9:00] Estimated Prophet [11:04] > Eyes Of The World [10:50] > Space [4:24] > Drums [6:#00] > Black Peter [10:34] > Sugar Magnolia [7:54] Encore     U.S. Blues [5:38]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040524.mp3 Of course, if you're looking up here in the Midwest Monday afternoon, be sure and wear those special shades ;) 
77:35 4/5/24
Dead Show/podcast for 3/29/24
This week's Deadpod features the second show the band played in 1980, this from the Capitol Theater in Passaic New Jersey on March 30, 1980.  Brent is fairly new to the band, and finding his way on some of these tunes.. they open with a relatively new 'Alabama Getaway' which goes into 'Promised Land' for a rockin' start to the evening. 'Cassidy' which follows 'Peggy-O' is a bit rushed, but the 'Loser' that follows is quite good. Brent debuts his 'Far From Me' which still needs some work but shows promise. Another highlight is the 'New Minglewood Blues' where Brent's Hammond B3 sounds especially good. The rest of the set is quite good as well - the 'Althea' is well done and Bobby adds alot of energy to the 'Sailor>Saint' combo to close the set.      Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ 3/30/1980 - Sunday     One     Alabama Getaway [5:02] > The Promised Land [4:15] Peggy-O [6:54] Cassidy [4:45] Loser [6:36] > El Paso [4:26] Far From Me [4:01] Tennessee Jed [4:40] New Minglewood Blues [6:33] Althea [7:43] Lost Sailor [6:03] > Saint Of Circumstance [5:56#]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032924.mp3 Hope that you have a happy Easter weekend! my thanks to Steve for his suggestion of this show. 
73:22 3/29/24
Dead Show/podcast for 3/22/24
This week's Deadpod features set 2 from the St. Patrick's Day show on March 17, 1988 at the Henry Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland CA.  I think you'll find this is a fine, high energy set, with some wonderful highlights, which include a roaring 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' out of Space, and a particularly well done 'Dear Mr. Fantasy>Hey Jude' set closer.  The 'Black Muddy River' encore is very soulful as well.  Enjoy     Grateful Dead Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center Oakland, CA 3/17/1988 - Thursday   Two     China Cat Sunflower [5:18] > I Know You Rider [5:38] > Estimated Prophet [10:50] > Eyes Of The World [8:38] > Drums [5:19]  > Space [5:33] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:14] > I Need A Miracle [3:20] > Dear Mr. Fantasy [4:15] > Hey Jude [2:09] Encore     Black Muddy River [5:58]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032224.mp3 "When the last rose of summer pricks my finger And the hot sun chills me to the bone When I can't hear the song for the singer And I can't tell my pillow from a stone I will walk alone by the black muddy river And sing me a song of my own"
79:46 3/22/24
Dead Show/podcast for 3/15/24
In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day I decided to bring you a St. Patrick's day Dead concert - this one is from March 17, 1988 at Oakland California.  The first set, which we will hear this week, features a nice opening 'Hell In A Bucket'  into a fine 'Sugaree'. Another highlight is the first 'Memphis Blues' without Bob Dylan. 'Row Jimmy' and a nice 'Let It Grow' finishes the first set. I'll bring you the second set next week..                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grateful Dead Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center Oakland, CA 3/17/1988 - Thursday      One      Hell In A Bucket [5:57] > Sugaree [9:42]   New Minglewood Blues [1] [7:12]   Ramble On Rose [6:33]   Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:23]   Row Jimmy [8:04]   Let It Grow  [10:51]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031524.mp3   Have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day!
65:57 3/15/24
Dead Show/podcast for 3/8/24
Here is the second set from the band's performance on March 3, 1981 at the beautiful Music Hall in Cleveland Ohio.  They open with 'China Cat', while Garcia flubs the first verse, he makes up for it with a fine transition into Rider. A rockin 'Samson and Delilah' follows and then a long 'He's Gone'. The Drums section is particularly potent here, leading not into a long Space but instead into a 'Sailor>Saint' combo. The 'Black Peter' that follows is very soulful indeed. They close the set with 'Good Lovin' then return for a 'Casey Jones' encore.      Grateful Dead Cleveland Music Hall Cleveland, OH 3/3/1981 - Tuesday Two     China Cat Sunflower [10:56] > I Know You Rider [5:48] > Samson And Delilah [7:35] He's Gone [16:33] > Drums [12:41] > Lost Sailor [6:42] > Saint Of Circumstance [7:08] > Black Peter [10:31] > Good Lovin' [8:13] Encore     Casey Jones [5:19]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030824.mp3  "See here how everything lead up to this day And it's just like any other day that's ever been Sun going up and then the sun going down"  
89:20 3/8/24
Dead Show/podcast for 3/1/24
 I think this week's Deadpod brings March in both as a lion and a lamb = this first set from Cleveland on March 3, 1981 has some great rockin' tunes and some sweet ballads to please the most discerning Deadhead.  Don't be put off by the start of 'Feel Like a Stranger' - the audience patch only lasts for a short bit - the rest of this tape is a fine sounding soundboard in which you can hear the interplay between the members most clearly.  A sweet 'Peggy O' follows then a fine 'Me & My Uncle' into 'Big River' highlighted by some nice Garcia work. That continues in the 'Bird Song' that follows.. and leads into 'Looks Like Rain'  -this one builds to a nice crescendo. The rockin' returns with a great 'Big Railroad Blues' - nice work here by Brent. A long 'Little Red Rooster' follows.. Brent adds some nice B3 work here. The set closing 'Deal' ramps things back up properly..    Grateful Dead Cleveland Music Hall Cleveland, OH 3/3/1981 - Tuesday One     Feel Like A Stranger [8:33] Peggy-O [7:49] Me And My Uncle [3:01] > Big River [5:16] Bird Song [11:08] > Looks Like Rain [7:47] Big Railroad Blues [4:50] Little Red Rooster [10:06] > Deal [7:22]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030124.mp3  All the best my friends.... 
69:05 3/1/24
Dead Show/podcast for 2/23/24
A wonderful set of classic Grateful Dead awaits your listening pleasure on this week's Deadpod as we visit the second set from their performance on February 15, 1973 in Madison Wisconsin.  The opening 'Here Comes Sunshine' foretells a special night as the band warms up with some fine renditions of several favorites leading into the real treat - a special 'Dark Star'. This version features some extra-special Phil Lesh contributions which foretell a lovely 'Eyes of the World'. The band paints a beautiful portrait here which then turns into a sweet soulful 'China Doll'.  Things ramp up from there with versions of 'Promised Land' and 'Sugaree' before a set closing 'Sugar Magnolia. They return for double encore, of which we only have on this tape the fine 'Uncle John's Band'.      Grateful Dead Dane County Coliseum Madison, WI 2/15/1973 Two - 1:31:04 Here Comes Sunshine [9:32] ; El Paso [4:20] ; You Ain't Woman Enough [3:26] ; They Love Each Other [4:46] ; Big River [4:19] ; Dark Star [19:15] > Eyes Of The World [19:09] > China Doll [7:03] ; The Promised Land [2:58] ; Sugaree [7:08] ; Sugar Magnolia [9:08] Encore - 6:58     Uncle John's Band [6:58] ; One More Saturday Night (missing)  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod022324.mp3  Many thanks for your support of the Deadpod. Be well my friends. 
93:17 2/23/24
Dead Show/podcast for 2/16/24
 This week the Deadpod goes back 51 years to February 15, 1973 when the Grateful Dead played a massive show in Madison Wisconsin. this first set clocks in at about 100 minute... it starts with a song they debuted about a week earlier 'Loose Lucy'. They are still warming up when they then 'Beat It On Down The Line'. Several favorites follow, but things really get rolling with a fine, up tempo 'Row Jimmy'. The highlights of the set follow, with a wonderful 'China Cat >I Know You Rider' and a jamming 'Playing In The Band'. Bobby really steps it up in the last third of this first set..      Grateful Dead Dane County Coliseum Madison, WI 2/15/1973 passes & laminates One - 1:40:00     Loose Lucy [6:34][0:46] Beat It On Down The Line [3:27][0:08]%[0:27] Brown Eyed Women [4:56][0:05]%[0:06] Mexicali Blues [3:27][0:09]%[0:06] Tennessee Jed [7:53][0:07]%[0:12] Looks Like Rain [6:30] Box Of Rain [4:50] Row Jimmy [7:49] Jack Straw [4:45] China Cat Sunflower [5:58] > I Know You Rider [5:35] Me And My Uncle [2:46] Bertha [5:18] Playing In The Band [15:36] Casey Jones [6:41]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod021624.mp3  I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod.. thanks for listening and your support.. 
97:03 2/16/24
Dead Show/podcast for 2/12/24
    An unusual second set setlist and an unusual guest highlight this week's Deadpod from February 12, 1989 in Los Angeles.  Following an opening 'Iko, Iko', Bob breaks out 'Monkey and the Engineer' for the final time, although it sounds a bit different than in the past due to Bob's different timing of the verses. 'Alabama Getaway' follows, another unusual second set choice, then again, 'Dire Wolf', if with a bit of a ragged chorus.A nice version of 'Cassidy' follows, then 'Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again' - with Dylan adding some vocals when Bobby 'forgets' in the middle of the song..  An interesting 'Other One' follows post-drums, with a Kodo drummer adding some intensity, but it is a bit shorter than usual.. 'Stella Blue' follows and flows into a set closing 'Foolish Heart'. A nice double encore follows, with Dylan taking the vocals for 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door'..   Grateful Dead Great Western Forum Inglewood, CA 2/12/1989 - Sunday Two     Iko Iko** ; Monkey And The Engineer** ; Alabama Getaway** ; Dire Wolf** ; Cassidy** ; Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again** ; Drums > Space > The Other One*** > Stella Blue > Foolish Heart Encore     Not Fade Away** ; Knockin' On Heaven's Door** * with Spencer Davis ** with Bob Dylan (guitar,vocals on Memphis Blues, Heaven's Door; guitar only on the others) *** with Kodo drummer   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020924.mp3  Thank you for your kind support. 
98:22 2/9/24
Dead Show/podcast for 2/2/24
This week's Deadpod takes us to L.A., where the Dead are joined by some special guests for a unique performance back on February 12, 1989.  This first set has a nice 'Cold Rain and Snow' opener, followed shortly by 'Hell In A Bucket'. 'Row Jimmy' follows with a nice dreamy tempo. An unusually placed 'Beat It On Down the Line' goes nicely into 'The Promised Land'. After a 'West L.A. Fadeaway', Spence Davis joins the band for a spirited 'How Long Blues' and a nice set-closing 'Gimme Some Lovin'..      Grateful Dead Great Western Forum Inglewood, CA 2/12/1989 - Sunday Set 1: Cold Rain & Snow Hell In A Bucket Row Jimmy Beat It On Down The Line > The Promised Land West L.A. Fadeaway How Long Blues * Gimme Some Lovin' * *w/Spencer Davis You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod020224.mp3  hoping for a little Sunshine here ;)  thanks for your kind support !
58:08 2/2/24
Dead Show/podcast for 1/26/24
  This week's Deadpod features a historic performance - it occurred on the night the band was 'busted down in New Orleans' - January 30, 1970 at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also historic as it was the last show that Tom Constantin played in the Dead.. but aside from that this is a fine show and I think you'll enjoy hearing this very good tape..  The tape is missing part of the opening Casey Jones, nevertheless good vibes here and on the following 'Me & My Uncle'.. 'Black Peter' is wonderful.. I also think the 'High Time in this set is absolutely perfect. 'Cumberland Blues' is hot.. hotter than you think that song should be ;) and is there a better song to pull out here than 'Easy Wind'?  The 'Cryptical Envelopment>Other One>Cryptical' is hard driving Dead!  They do a sweet transition into 'Cosmic Charlie' - sadly this one is cut as well... .   Grateful Dead The Warehouse New Orleans, LA 1/30/1970 - Friday One - 1:33:00      Casey Jones [#1:27][0:47] Me And My Uncle [3:09][0:29] Black Peter [9:51][0:15] Hard To Handle [5:26][0:05]%[0:07] China Cat Sunflower [3:13] > Jam [2:34] > I Know You Rider [4:19] > High Time [6:25][0:15] Cumberland Blues [6:21][0:04]%[0:03] Easy Wind [10:13][0:12]%[0:10] Mama Tried [2:36] > Good Lovin' [1:49] > Drums [0:40] > Good Lovin' [5:26][0:16] Cryptical Envelopment [2:17] > Drums [5:22] > The Other One [9:41] > Cryptical Envelopment [9:10] > Cosmic Charlie [0:34#]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod012624.mp3  Thank you for your kind support!  The days are getting brighter!
94:44 1/26/24
Dead Show/podcast for 1/19/24
Here is the second set from the Grateful Dead's performance at the Oakland Coliseum Arena on January 25, 1993.  They start with a nice uptempo 'China Cat Sunflower->I Know Your Rider', which gets things off to a very good start. Sadly that tempo is halted with the following 'Way To Go Home'. They then go into another new tune at the time 'Corrina' which however has the virtue of providing an interesting transition into a 'Playin' In the Band' reprise (they had played Playin' the night before).  Drums and Space are quite good, as was standard in latter day Dead, and lead quite interestingly into a powerful 'All Along the Watchtower'. Jerry brings out August West the 'Wharf Rat' and they then finish the set with a jazzy 'Around and Around'.  Phil does an excellent 'Box of Rain' encore.  Grateful Dead Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA 1/25/1993 - Monday Two     China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Way To Go Home > Corrina > Playing In The Band Reprise > Uncle John's Band > Drums > Space > All Along The Watchtower > Wharf Rat >Around And Around   Encore      Box Of Rain  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011924.mp3 Thanks for listening and for your kind support!
116:41 1/19/24
Dead Show/podcast for 1/12/24
This week's Deadpod features a nice later day show from January 25, 1993 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. This one opens with a fine 'Shakedown Street' - always a good omen, and I think the rest of the set is quite nicely played as well. 'The Same Thing' makes an appearance, as does a relatively rare 'Loose Lucy'. One of the highlights has to be a wonderful version of 'Maggie's Farm' - I always enjoyed the band's harmonies on this one. They close this rather short first set (common for this time period) with a nice 'Music Never Stopped'.    Grateful Dead Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA 1/25/1993 - Monday One     Shakedown Street The Same Thing Althea Mama Tried > Maggie's Farm Loose Lucy The Music Never Stopped   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod011224.mp3 I hope this finds you and yours safe from the weather, healthy and happy!  thanks as always for your kind support of the Deadpod. 
60:58 1/12/24
Dead Show/podcast for 1/5/24
This week's Deadpod returns for the second set of the band's performance at the Oakland Coliseum Arena on December 27th, 1989.  Clarence Clemmons makes a surprise appearance on the opening Iko, Iko and adds a great touch here as the band gets the crowd wound up for what is a fine second set. A spacey 'Playin' In the Band' follows - with some extraterrestrial exploration before going into a lovely 'Crazy Fingers'. 'Uncle John's Band' caps off the pre-drums set. The post-drums is highlighted by a truly wonderful 'Morning Dew'.. there was an issue with Jerry's sound at the end but that really doesn't detract from what is a great version.  The boys then surprise the crowd with a double encore -'Johnny B. Goode' and 'Black Muddy River'..   Grateful Dead 1989-12-27 Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA Two     Iko Iko [7:43] Playing In The Band [13:11] > Crazy Fingers [8:22] > Uncle John's Band [8:40] > Drums [11:#05] > Space [8:20] > The Wheel [5:01] > I Need A Miracle [3:49] > Morning Dew [11:41] Encore     Johnny B. Goode [3:49] Black Muddy River [5:55]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod010524.mp3 I hope your New Year has started out great!  thank you for your kind support. 
94:47 1/5/24
Dead Show/podcast for 12/29/23
We're going to closeout our Deadpods for 2023, with this beauty from the New Years Eve run of 1989 .. this one is from December 27, 1989 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.  This first set has some great rocking going on, as is evident from the opening 'Cold Rain and Snow' and 'Greatest Story Ever Told'. Brent supplies 'Never Trust a  Woman' aka 'Good Time Blues'. then we have a fine 'Althea' before a rockin' 'Uncle>Big River'.  The crowd gets it's wish as Phil then sings 'Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues'. A fine 'Bird Song' follows before a tight 'Promised Land' closes set 1.      Grateful Dead 1989-12-27 Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA Set 1: Cold Rain & Snow Greatest Story Ever Told Never Trust A Woman Althea Me & My Uncle > Big River Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Bird Song > The Promised Land  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122923.mp3 Have a safe and happy New Year!  Peace. 
58:23 12/29/23
Dead Show/podcast for 12/22/23
This week's Deadpod features the conclusion of the band's performance at McNichols Arena in Denver Colorado on December 14, 1990.  This is a fine, professional performance... starts out with a relatively new song, 'Victim or the Crime', then flows into an uptempo 'Foolish Heart', then 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter'..  The He's Gone that follows flows nicely into a particularly interesting Drums and Space.. then into a reprise of the opening night's 'Dark Star'. The boys flow into a rousing version of 'I Need a Miracle' - assisted by the crowd.. 'Wharf Rat' follows before the set closing 'Turn On Your Lovelight'..  A beautiful 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' closes the set and the run...      Grateful Dead McNichols Arena Denver, CO 12/14/1990 - Friday Two     Victim Or The Crime > Foolish Heart > Man Smart, Woman Smarter ; He's Gone > Drums > Space > Dark Star > I Need A Miracle > Wharf Rat > Turn On Your Love Light Encore     Knockin' On Heaven's Door   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122223.mp3 Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.. 
99:47 12/22/23
Dead Show/podcast for 12/15/23
From what I think is the last strongest year of the Grateful Dead, this week's Deadpod comes to us from Denver Colorado on December 14, 1990. This was the last show of a three show run at the old McNichols Arena there, and is a fine culmination of what was a very strong run (you can go back in the Deadpod archives to hear the previous two shows).  There is no Bruce Hornsby this evening, and Vince stands out throughout - most of the time in a good way I think. The opening Shakedown is quite nice - long and bouncy.. 'Picasso Moon' - a song withe some of the perhaps silliest lyrics ever - is better here than earlier in the year. The 'Peggy-O' that follows is quite sweet and I actually think the 'Little Red Rooster' here is one of their better versions of this one.  The highlight in this set has to be the fine soulful 'To Lay Me Down' - not played often, but done with great emotion here. The transition into a great version of 'Let It Grow' leaves the audience excited for what is to come in set 2..      Grateful Dead McNichols Arena Denver, CO 12/14/1990 - Friday Tuning Shakedown Street Picasso Moon Peggy-O Little Red Rooster Stagger Lee When I Paint My Masterpiece To Lay Me Down> Let It Grow  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod121523.mp3 As we near the end of 2023, thank you for your support which keeps the Deadpod rolling... 
72:38 12/15/23
Dead Show/podcast for 12/8/23
This week we conclude our presentation of the band's performance at the Warfield in San Francisco back on September 26,1980.  This third set starts with Scarlet>Fire and while it is a worthwhile listen the real fire breaks out on the 'Estimated Prophet' that follows.. some great Garcia/Weir interplay and the entire band is cooking here. The 'Eyes of the World' that follows is a bit fast for my taste, but certainly has some sparkling runs. Drums/Space leads out into a fine 'Not Fade Away' - plenty of Brent adds lots of power here. They lead out quietly into 'Black Peter'... Sugar Mag ends the set and there is a fine 'Brokedown' encore, which Jerry restarts, probably due to his voice being a bit rough by now.. :) A thoroughly enjoyable set, hope you enjoy it as well..   Grateful Dead Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA 9/26/1980 - Friday Three     Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > Not Fade Away > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia Encore     Brokedown Palace  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120823.mp3 Keep the light on...   
79:59 12/8/23
Dead Show/podcast for 12/1/23
Because I didn't want to orphan the rest of this show, and because it is a fine recording and a good show, I'm going to bring you the rest of the performance we started last week from the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on September 26,1980. This is a fine electric set, with many classic numbers, if not a huge amount of jamming.  The opening 'Feel Like a Stranger' features some interesting Brent additions. All of these songs are well played, if a bit safely - I think this was being recorded for what would become 'Dead Set' although none of these were included.  Highlights for me here are the closing Tennesee Jed>Sailor>Saint, although there are no dogs here.   Grateful Dead Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA 9/26/1980 - Friday\ Two     Feel Like A Stranger Sugaree Me And My Uncle > Big River Peggy-O New Minglewood Blues Candyman Looks Like Rain Tennessee Jed > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120123.mp3 Thank you for your support of the Deadpod! 
76:49 12/1/23
Dead Show/podcast for 11/23/23
Happy Thanksgiving!  As always here on the Deadpod, I'm publishing this holiday edition on Thanksgiving day for you to enjoy sometime during your festivities, if you like. As is also the tradition on the Deadpod, this is an acoustic show, and I've managed to find a really beautiful acoustic set for this year, coming to us from September 26, 1980 at the Warfield in San Francisco.  This one starts with the first 'To Lay Me Down' since 10/19/74, and the first 'On the Road Again' since 12/1/66!  These versions are really wonderful, including the very first acoustic 'Cassidy' and a soulful 'China Doll' into 'Ripple'.   Grateful Dead Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA 9/26/1980 - Friday Acoustic To Lay Me Down On The Road Again I've Been All Around This World Dark Hollow Rosalie McFall Bird Song Cassidy China Doll > Ripple  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod112323.mp3 Let me take this chance to tell you how thankful I am for the chance to bring you this music each week. Thank you for your support, your kind words, suggestions and encouragement.  May this find you with loads to be thankful for, surrounded by those you love. 
45:46 11/23/23
Dead Show/podcast for 11/17/23
This week the Deadpod travels to the East Coast for a show that took place around 2 months after last week's show. This is the early show from the Fillmore East in NYC on January 2, 1970. This is quite a nice tape, don't let the few seconds at the beginning fool you.  The 'Mason's Children' opener is a good representation of this somewhat odd song. 'Black Peter' is quite extended, much more than usual for this song. 'Hard to Handle' is explosive as usual. The boys really hit their stride here with the 'Cryptical Envelopment>Drums>Other One'. I quite enjoy the 'Cosmic Charlie' that follows but that's a tune I thought they never played often enough :)  I hope you enjoy it..   Grateful Dead Fillmore East New York, NY 1/2/1970 - Friday Early - 59:51:00     Intro (1) [1:05] > Mason's Children [6:09][1:34] Casey Jones [4:17][0:12] Black Peter [10:41][1:18] Mama Tried [2:32] > Hard To Handle [4:43][0:15] Cumberland Blues [5:33][0:16] Cryptical Envelopment [1:57] > Drums [3:53] > The Other One [10:34] > Cryptical Envelopment [2:04] > Cosmic Charlie [6:46#]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111723.mp3 Thanks for your kind support, we couldn't bring you the Deadpod without your help.  
64:29 11/17/23

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