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a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music

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a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music

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By smilksmoothie - Aug 28 2019
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I listen to past shows and can’t wait to see whats gonna have me groovin every Friday !!

Best Grateful Dead podcast

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I have been listening to the professor podcast for years and it is the best period!

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The best

By smilksmoothie - Aug 28 2019
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I listen to past shows and can’t wait to see whats gonna have me groovin every Friday !!

Best Grateful Dead podcast

By kdecody - Jun 27 2019
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I have been listening to the professor podcast for years and it is the best period!

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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

1hr 31mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 10/25/19

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

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

Grateful Dead

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA

10/18/78 - Wednesday

Two    

Bertha [7:13] >

Good Lovin' [6:05] ;

From The Heart Of Me [3:48] ;

Ship Of Fools [6:36] ;

Samson And Delilah [8:19] ;

Terrapin Station [12:06] >

Playing In The Band [10:#49] >

Drums (1) [9:30] >

Space (1) [5:58] >

Wharf Rat [11:#33] >

Truckin' [11:21]

Encore    

I Need A Miracle [4:20#]

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

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

 Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

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

Oct 25 2019

1hr 48mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 2/19/16

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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

1hr 20mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 5/23/14

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I think this second set from 7/31/82 is a fitting treat for this 3 day Memorial Day weekend. This one is a real keeper.. it starts out with an incredible Scarlet ->Fire.. Jerry really takes the lead here with a number of very nice solos, each different and each wonderful to listen to.. the seque into Fire is very nicely done as well. 

They follow with an enteretaining reggae-esq Estimated, then a somewhat fast Eyes goes into a great Drums segment, Phil leads them out from there into a very interesting Uncle John's Band.. the Truckin' that follows has a bit of a false start but a strong finish, and this leads into the highlight of the set, a gorgeous Morning Dew.. the boys warp it up with a Saturday night and a rather anti-climatic Dough knees encore.. 

Still I can't imagine anyone went away displeased.. 

Grateful Dead Manor Downs, Austin TX,. 7/31/82

set 2:

Scarlet Begonias

Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
drums
Uncle John's Band
Truckin'
Morning Dew
One More Saturday Night

Don't Ease Me In
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052314.mp3
The Deadpod is made possible through the kind financial support of my listeners. I can't thank you enough.
 
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.. and take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the Men and Women who we honor this Memorial Day.

May 23 2014

1hr 43mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 10/11/13

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Whether it was the fact that my mind has been turned toward this era of Dead by the release and success of  'Sunshine Daydream' or the fact that I"m not really ready to face another Winter, I ran into discussion of this gem of a show and decided I had to feature it on this week's Deadpod. This is the 2nd set of a show that took place just after the band came back to the States from their famous 1972 tour of Europe, July 16th, 1972 at Dillon Stadium in Hartford Connecticut. While we only have the 2nd set in decent soundboard quality (and even then there is an audience patch in the Not Fade Away), this is still a gem that every fan of the era should get to hear. 

This starts out with a Truckin' into a fabulous Other One.. this slowly turns into a wonderful jam that leads us into a very nice He's Gone.. The Looks Like Rain and Sugar Magnolia that follow are fine, but the highlight of the show follows when the band is joined by Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley for a blistering Not Fade Away and Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad. Just when you think the music couldn't possibly go further, they raise it up a notch with a smoking Hey, Bo Diddley..!  The band comes out for a Johnny B Goode encore but by then I can't imagine the fans could ask for much more.. 

Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT (7/16/72)

Truckin'

drums

The Other One

He's Gone

The Other One

Looks Like Rain

Sugar Magnolia

Not Fade Away

Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad

Hey Bo Diddley

Johnny B. Goode

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101113.mp3

I hope you enjoy the beauty of October and this stunning set of music. 

I could not bring the Deadpod to you without the financial support of my listeners, to whom I am very grateful. Thank you for your support.

Oct 11 2013

1hr 32mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 7/19/13

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Ah summer.. in the midst of its heat and humidity its wise for us to sit back and breath it in.. and savor it for passes like dew.. this week's Deadpod is of course the second set of a show that seems to me to embody the kind of setlist that a summer GD show should have.. lyrics that speak of starlight and songs that twinkle and sparkle like the summer night sky. Crazy Fingers.. Uncle John's Band.. Terrapin.. and of course Morning Dew.. even the Quinn the Eskimo reminds me of warm summer shows outdoors watching the boys .. I hope you've been lucky enough to see Furthur this year.. for all of us we have the chance to savor this recording and close our eyes and remember warm summer nights and the music that could take us along with those breezes.. 

Grateful Dead

Oxford Plains Speedway (7/2/88)

Crazy Fingers Playin' in the Band Uncle John's Band Terrapin Station drums The Wheel Gimme Some Lovin' All Along the Watchtower Morning Dew Sugar Magnolia Quinn the Eskimo

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071913.mp3

Thank you for listening, and for your support... which I rely on to be able to bring you the Deadpod.. 

peace.

Jul 19 2013

1hr 35mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 7/11/14

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While we are in high summer my thoughts turned to great summer tours and despite my reservations about some shows from this year, I couldn't help but realize that this year had to be represented - 1985. The band played an amazing summer tour with such a wide variety setlists filled with extraordinary breakouts that the year deserves to be honored despite the well-known problems with Garcia's voice and the all-too-obvious tendency to overindulge in certain stimulants.. 

This week's show is a great example.. this week we get to hear a stellar first set from July 13th at the Venura County Fairgrounds in Ventura CA. The show opens with a very unusual One More Saturday Night, which rolls into an exceptionally well-played 'Fire on the Mountain' .. as I've heard it told, there actually were fires on the hills behind the stage as controlled burns were being done during the show.. One of the best 'Walkin' Blues' follows, the the fun Dupree's, I imagine the Mama Tried->Big River got everyone dancin', but the Bird Song that follows is dope for sure. Love to hear the Music Never Stopped that follows, a great great Summertime tune! 

 

Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA (7/13/85)

One More Saturday Night
Fire on the Mountain
Walkin' Blues
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Mama Tried
Big River
Bird Song
Music Never Stopped
 
You can listen to the Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071114.mp3
 
The Deadpod can always use your support. Please consider a donation by clicking on the 'Donate' button or dropping me a note for an address to send a check. If you have a business and are interested in doing some underwriting on the Deadpod, please let me know. Thanks!!

Jul 11 2014

1hr 2mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 5/29/15

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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

2hr 19mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 7/22/16

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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

Thank you for your support of the Deadpod - I couldn't publish  this without your financial support! 

Stay Cool!!! 

Jul 22 2016

1hr 42mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 9/12/14

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This is such a great show that I'm astounded that I've not played it on the Deadpod until today.. as the 40th anniversary of this great show approaches I will right that oversight. One of the greatest first sets ever.. from Dijon France, September 18th, 1974. It opens with a warm, delightful Uncle John's Band.. then the great songs roll on, Jack Straw, Friend of the Devil, Black Throated Wind, Scarlet Begonias (!).. its an insane first set and the recording is magnificent as well. There's no reason to enumerate every great song here, but the 'To Lay Me Down' is clearly one of the most powerful ever., 

I hope you enjoy this masterpiece. 

Grateful Dead

Parc des Expositions

Dijon, France

Wednesday

One

Uncle John's Band [8:39] ;

Jack Straw [5:11] ;

Friend Of The Devil [4:20] ;

Black Throated Wind [6:53] ;

Scarlet Begonias [8:34] ;

Mexicali Blues [3:09] ;

Row Jimmy [7:26#] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:14] ;

Deal [4:29] ;

The Race Is On [3:08] ;

To Lay Me Down [8:08] ;

Playing In The Band [23:31]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091214.mp3

Thank you for listening and for your support, which makes it possible to publish this music each week.. 

Sep 12 2014

1hr 34mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 7/1/16

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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]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070116.mp3

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

1hr 57mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 12/8/17

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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

1hr 36mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 9/4/15

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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:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090415.mp3

Have a GREAT and safe Labor Day Weekend!! 

Sep 04 2015

1hr 50mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 5/16/14

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I don't know about you, but I'm feeling the need for a little early jump into summer.... so this week I decided to bring you this excellent summertime Dead show, recently requested by one of my wonderful listeners. This sweet show comes to us from that weird town of Austin, Texas :), back in 1982. Just a day before Jerry's birthday I think you'll agree that he and the rest of the band were in a fine mood for this classic summertime show. The first set, which we'll hear this week, has a great song list, highlighted for me by a sweet Bird Song, a surprisingly good Little Red Rooster, and a wonderful jam out of Music Never Stopped into Deal..

The band keeps ripping it up in the second set which we'll hear next week..

 

Manor Downs, Austin, TX (7/31/82)

Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
Candyman
El Paso
Bird Song
Little Red Rooster
Ramble on Rose
It's All Over Now
Brown Eyed Women
Music Never Stopped
Deal
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051614.mp3
Of course to those of you able to contribute to keep the Deadpod on the air, my most sincere thanks and appreciation!
 
Hope you have a fine weekend with blue skies and sunshine!

May 16 2014

1hr 20mins

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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

1hr 39mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 9/18/15

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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

1hr 12mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 9/30/16

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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

1hr 33mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 3/20/15

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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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Donations to the Deadpod keep us afloat.. frankly they have been really scarce lately.. so anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated! 
 
thanks for listening and spread the love :)

Mar 20 2015

1hr 50mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 12/25/15

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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: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122515.mp3

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

54mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 8/30/13

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Here's a labor day weekend show for you from the Fall tour of 1991.. This was a request from one of our facebook friends, for a show from the run that took place at the Richfield coliseum in Richfield Ohio.. I decided to play the first show from this run, but it wasn't an easy choice as all three shows have their moments.. while the real highlights from this night come in set 2, this week's first set contains plenty of fine playing .. Jack Straw is nicely played, as is the Jack-A-Roe that follows. The entire set is well played, and solid, and a nice long first set as well. I am always pleased to hear Friend of the Devil, and the Cold Rain and Snow->Promised Land close the set on a real high note and leave us wanting more.. 

Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (9/4/91)Let the Good Times RollJack StrawJack-A-RoeWalkin' BluesFriend of the DevilBlack-Throated WindTennessee JedMasterpieceCold Rain and SnowPromised Land

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod083013.mp3

Have a safe and happy Labor Day my friends!thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod - without which I would be unable to publish it..

Aug 30 2013

1hr 6mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 12/6/19

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

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

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

Grateful Dead

Stanley Theatre

Pittsburgh, PA

12/1/79 - Saturday

One    

Jack Straw [5:36] >

Sugaree [16:52] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:53] >

Big River [6:18] ;

Loser [7:21] ;

Easy To Love You [3:43] ;

New Minglewood Blues [7:21] ;

Althea [11:33] ;

The Music Never Stopped [8:44]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

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

thank you.

Dec 06 2019

1hr 15mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 11/28/19

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Happy Thanksgiving! 

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

Grateful Dead Fillmore West San Francisco, CA 6/4/70 - Thursday     Acoustic     Monkey & The Engineer  Deep Elem Blues  Candyman  Silver Threads And Golden Needle  Friend Of The Devil  Black Peter  Cumberland Blues  Wake Up Little Susie  Swing Low Sweet Chariot  Uncle John's Band 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

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

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

Thanks for listening and your support. 

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

Nov 28 2019

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Dead Show/podcast for 11/22/19

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

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

Grateful Dead

Berkeley Community Theater

Berkeley, CA 11/2/84 - Friday

Two    

Help On The Way [3:07]>

Slipknot! [7:30}>

Franklin's Tower [11:43] ;

Lost Sailor [7:00]>

Saint Of Circumstance [6:43] ;

Wharf Rat [11:01]>

Space [0:29]>

Gimme Some Lovin' [5:17]>

Drums>

Space [10:41]>

Playing In the Band Reprise [7:45]>

Bertha [6:37]>

Good Lovin' [7:52]

Encore    

Casey Jones [5:19]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

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

Thanks for your kind support.

Nov 22 2019

1hr 47mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 11/15/19

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

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

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

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

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

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

My thanks to the kind friends who support the Deadpod!

Nov 15 2019

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

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

Grateful Dead

Dallas Memorial Auditorium 

Dallas, TX 11/24/72 - Friday

Two

China Cat Sunflower [5:#25] >

I Know You Rider [4:42] ;

Box Of Rain [4:40] ;

Truckin' [12:24]  ;

Ramble On Rose [6:02] ;

Big River [4:13] ;

Casey Jones [6:16] ;

Sugar Magnolia [8:32] ;

Not Fade Away [8:58] >

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

Not Fade Away [5:13]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

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

Thank you for your support of the Deadpod!

Nov 08 2019

1hr 16mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 11/1/19

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

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

Grateful Dead

Dallas Memorial Auditorium

Dallas, TX 11/24/72 - Friday   

One   

Don't Ease Me In [#3:13]  ;

Me And My Uncle [2:55] ;

Brown Eyed Women [4:45] ;

Black Throated Wind [6:27] ;

Bertha [5:39] ;

El Paso [4:12] ;

Deal [4:14] ;

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

Tennessee Jed [#6:35] ;

Jack Straw [4:30] ;

Sugaree [7:04] ;

Playing In The Band [20:38]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

I finally received some promotional copies of the recently released:

'Saint of Circumstance - 6/17/91'

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

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

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

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

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

peace

Nov 01 2019

1hr 18mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 10/25/19

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

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

Grateful Dead

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA

10/18/78 - Wednesday

Two    

Bertha [7:13] >

Good Lovin' [6:05] ;

From The Heart Of Me [3:48] ;

Ship Of Fools [6:36] ;

Samson And Delilah [8:19] ;

Terrapin Station [12:06] >

Playing In The Band [10:#49] >

Drums (1) [9:30] >

Space (1) [5:58] >

Wharf Rat [11:#33] >

Truckin' [11:21]

Encore    

I Need A Miracle [4:20#]

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

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

 Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

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

Oct 25 2019

1hr 48mins

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

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

Grateful Dead

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA

10/18/78 - Wednesday

One    

Sugaree [#13:32] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:06] >

Big River [5:48] ;

Peggy-O [7:45] ;

Looks Like Rain [8:16] ;

Stagger Lee [6:15] ;

New Minglewood Blues [5:53] ;

Candyman [6:52] ;

The Music Never Stopped [8:06]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod!

Oct 18 2019

1hr 19mins

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

Grateful Dead

Rainbow Theatre

London, England 10/3/81 - Saturday    

Two    

Feel Like A Stranger [8:47] >

Franklin's Tower [11:23] >

Estimated Prophet [13:23] >

Terrapin Station [10:54#] >

Drums >

Space [6:54] >

Not Fade Away [8:05] >

Morning Dew [11:17] >

Around And Around [3:54] >

One More Saturday Night [4:24]

Encore    

Brokedown Palace [5:27]

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

Your support of the Deadpod is greatly appreciated!

Enjoy 

Oct 11 2019

1hr 40mins

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

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

Grateful Dead

Rainbow Theater  London, England

Date     10/3/81 - Saturday    

One    

Alabama Getaway >

The Promised Land ;

Peggy-O ;

Me And My Uncle >

Big River ;

Tennessee Jed >

Little Red Rooster ;

Bird Song >

Looks Like Rain ;

China Cat Sunflower >

I Know You Rider

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

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

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

details on the release are here:

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

Oct 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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

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

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

Grateful Dead

Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA

9/28/77 - Wednesday

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

Robert Hunter

1980-08-21

The Other End, NYC

Ripple

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

Thanks for being here.

Sep 27 2019

2hr 16mins

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

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

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

Grateful Dead

Boston Garden Boston, MA

9/26/93 - Sunday    

Two    

Iko Iko ;

Saint Of Circumstance

Ship Of Fools ;

Truckin;

Drums ;

Space ;

I Need A Miracle

Standing On The Moon

Encore    

Rain

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

Thank you for your kind support

Sep 20 2019

1hr 28mins

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

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

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

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

Grateful Dead

Boston Garden Boston, MA

9/26/93 - Sunday    

One    

Jack Straw ;

Althea ;

Walkin' Blues ;

High Time ;

Me And My Uncle (1) >

Maggie's Farm (1) ;

Lazy River Road ;

Easy Answers >

Don't Ease Me In

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

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

Sep 13 2019

1hr 3mins

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

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

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

Grateful Dead

Holleder Stadium

Rochester, NY 9/1/79 - Saturday

Two    

Scarlet Begonias [13:08] >

Fire On The Mountain [16:02] >

Drums [5:18#] >

Space [3:11] >

Wharf Rat [10:00] >

I Need A Miracle [4:38] >

Bertha [7:04] >

Good Lovin' [6:24]

Encore    

One More Saturday Night [4:36]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

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

Sep 06 2019

1hr 21mins

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Happy Labor Day weekend!

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

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

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

Grateful Dead

Holleder Stadium Rochester, NY

9/1/79 - Saturday

One    

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

Franklin's Tower [10:22] ;

Me And My Uncle [3:08]>

Big River [5:32] ;

Friend Of The Devil [9:02] ;

Looks Like Rain [7:26] ;

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

Lost Sailor [6:35]>

Saint Of Circumstance [6:29]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

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

Aug 30 2019

1hr 16mins

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

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

'He's Gone' leads into a mildly interesting Drums and Space, but the highlight for me is the quite good 'Other One' for the time period. 'Truckin' leads into 'Black Peter' and a closing 'Good Lovin'.

They return for a double encore - 'Touch' into the wierdest 'Brokedown' you'll ever hear.

Grateful Dead

Town Park

Telluride, CO

8/16/87 - Sunday

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When Push Comes To Shove [4:25]>

Samson And Delilah [6:58]>

He's Gone [10:28]>

Drums [9:48]>

Space [5:40]>

The Other One [6:47]>

Truckin' [6:18]>

Black Peter [8:56]>

Good Lovin' [8:17]

Encore    

Touch Of Grey [6:01]>

Brokedown Palace

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082319.mp3

thank you my friends for your kind support

"Summer flies and August dies

the world grows dark and mean"

Aug 23 2019

1hr 24mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 8/16/19

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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

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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

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Dead Show/podcast for 8/9/19

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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

1hr 43mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 8/2/19

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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

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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

1hr 28mins

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Dead Show/podcast for 7/26/19

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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

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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

1hr 19mins

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