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a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music

    Dead Show/podcast for 1/21/22

    Dead Show/podcast for 1/21/22

    Grateful Dead concerts in the month of January are rather sparse, however one exception is the west coast run that took place in January of 1978.  This week's show took place on January 13, 1978 in Santa Barbara California. It starts out with a nicely played 'Mississippi Half-Step' - while Jerry's voice is suffering a bit from the laryngitis he fought through on this tour - his playing more than makes up for it I think throughout. A rather unusual 'Mexicali Blues'>'Big River' follows, with some jump in it! There is an unfortunate patch in the 'Brown Eyed Women' however it is still quite well played. Lesh is well represented on this soundboard. Another highlight here is the fine version of 'Candyman'. 
    Grateful Dead
    Arlington Theatre
    Santa Barbara, CA 1/13/78 - Friday    


    Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:49] ;
    Mexicali Blues [3:36] >
    Big River [5:55] ;
    Candyman [6:59] ;
    It's All Over Now [7:15] ;
    Brown Eyed Women [3:00#] ;
    Beat It On Down The Line [3:31] ;
    Friend Of The Devil [8:47] ;
    Lazy Lightnin' [3:31] >
    Supplication [6:06]  
    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
    Thank you for your kind support! 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Dead Show/podcast for 1/14/22

    Dead Show/podcast for 1/14/22

    We continue this week with the second set from the band's performance on January 11, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum. 
    They come out smoking with a hot version of 'I Need a Miracle'; Bobby is pretty amped up here and there is some very nice guitar work in this version. Ship follows and slows things down a bit, but the Estimated that follows gets things in the groove again, and leads into a long 'He's Gone'. Here the tempo slows down again, but still has some nice moment. Drums leads into a very short space, then a nice 'Truckin' which goes into a short 'Other One'. The highlight of the set, perhaps, is the long 'Stella Blue' that follows, and here Jerry hits the mood just exactly perfectly. 'Good Lovin' gets the crowd back up and a fine 'Casey Jones' ends the evening and sends everyone home smiling.
    Grateful Dead
    Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    Uniondale, NY 1/11/79 - Thursday


    I Need A Miracle [10:39] ;
    Ship Of Fools [8:24] ;
    Estimated Prophet [13:02] >
    He's Gone [16:42] >
    Drums [10:#25] >
    Space [2:31] >
    Truckin' [9:39] >
    The Other One [5:48] >
    Stella Blue [12:11] >
    Good Lovin' [6:33]


    Casey Jones [5:30] 
    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
    Hope this finds you well, warm and happy! 
    thanks for your kind support. 

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Dead Show/podcast for 1/7/22

    Dead Show/podcast for 1/7/22

    We head into the new year with a show from the Winter of 1979 - this comes to us from the Nassau Coliseum on January 11, 1979. 
    The first set starts off with a wonderful version of 'Sugaree' - Garcia sets the tone for this set right out of the gate.. some wonderful runs here. 'Me & My Uncle' and 'Big River' follows and the latter, in particular, delivers more Jerry magic. Things slow down a bit with a long 'Peggy-O', and Bobby does a nice 'Cassidy' to follow. 'Friend of the Devil' and the 'New New Minglewood Blues follow'. Donna does a rare version of 'From the Heart of Me', before they break into the crowd favorite 'Ramble on Rose'. 
    The highlight of the set, in my mind, follows with a smoking version of 'Jack Straw'. Despite Weir stepping on Garcia's incredible solo, this one is sure to please. Jerry heads into the break delivering a rocking 'Deal'. 
    Grateful Dead
    Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    Uniondale, NY 1/11/79 - Thursday


    Sugaree [13:50] ;
    Me And My Uncle [2:54] >
    Big River [6:20] ;
    Peggy-O [8:59] ;
    Cassidy [4:58] ;
    Friend Of The Devil [9:50] ;
    New Minglewood Blues [5:35] ;
    From The Heart Of Me [3:50] ;
    Ramble On Rose [8:01] ;
    Jack Straw [6:12] >
    Deal [6:13] 
    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
    check out Bobby's ad libbed lyrics in 'Jack Straw'... 
    Stay warm and healthy my friends, and thank you so much for your kind support.. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Dead Show/podcast for 12/31/21

    Dead Show/podcast for 12/31/21

    Happy New Year! 
    To celebrate the New Year (hopefully a better one for everyone) and the fact that today is New Years' Eve, I decided to bring you an entire New Year's Eve performance.. this one from New Years' 1977... 
    While the New Year's shows were often not as magical as some of the prior performances of the run, I do think this one stands up and hope you enjoy it as well.. 
    Over two and half-hours of Live Dead... 
    Grateful Dead
    Winterland Arena
    San Francisco, CA 12/31/77 - Saturday     


    The Music Never Stopped [7:36]  
    Tennessee Jed [8:47]  
    Funiculi Funicula [1:44]  
    Me And My Uncle [3:04]  
    Loser [8:12]  
    Jack Straw [5:32]  
    Friend Of The Devil [6:17#]  
    Lazy Lightnin' [3:33] >
    Supplication [5:11]


    Sugar Magnolia [11:19] >
    Scarlet Begonias [9:09] >
    Fire On The Mountain [7:14]  
    Truckin' [18:25] >
    Wharf Rat [9:57] >
    Drums [6:12] >
    Not Fade Away [16:#43] >
    Around And Around [7:49]
    Encore     One More Saturday Night [5:02] >
    Casey Jones [7:24] 
     Sugar Mag at midnight
    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
    My thanks for another wonderful year bringing you this magical music. 
    Peace and Love to everyone.

    • 2 hr 42 min
    Dead Show/podcast for 12/24/21

    Dead Show/podcast for 12/24/21

    Merry Christmas! 
    On this Christmas Eve edition of the Deadpod we get to listen to the second set of this fine performance from December 27, 1970 in El Monte California. 
    The tape begins with an abbreviated 'Good Lovin' - while I wish we had all of this song, what we have is really good. Pigpen follows with 'In the Midnight Hour' and boy its clear in these two songs what he means to the band. Fine versions of 'Attics' and 'Bobby McGee' follows, then the Chuck Berry 'Around and Around'. The jamming in the following 'St. Stephen>Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>Lovelight' show us the power of this young band. We hear the start of 'Uncle John's Band' but the jig is up and the show has to end...
    Grateful Dead
    Legion Stadium
    El Monte, CA
    12/27/70 - Sunday

    Two - 1:13:48    

    Good Lovin' [#9:20] [0:18]  
    In The Midnight Hour [7:55] [0:26]  
    Attics Of My Life [6:47] [1:00]  
    Me And Bobby McGee [6:14] [0:50]  
    Around And Around [4:12] [1:08]  
    Saint Stephen [6:50] >
    Drums [0:10] >
    Not Fade Away [4:49] >
    Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [10:23] >
    Turn On Your Love Light [8:16] [0:20]  
    Uncle John's Band Tease [0:06] [0:44] 
     You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
    May Christmas find you and yours healthy and happy. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dead Show/podcast for 12/17/21

    Dead Show/podcast for 12/17/21

    This week we go back to some good ol' Grateful Dead from December 1970. The boys are young and full of spunk on this one as they run through some of their early numbers. Pigpen is in fine form here and the 'Hard to Handle' is classic. The 'Deep Elem' has a unique and very pleasant arrangement to my ears. 'Cumberland Blues' showcases Phil's talents as always and a great China>Rider could be the highlight of the set.
    For a tape from 1970 this one sounds really good, I hope you enjoy it! 
    Grateful Dead
    Legion Stadium
    El Monte, CA 12/27/70 - Sunday    

    One - 1:15:14

    Tuning [0:24]
    Truckin' [8:30][0:24]
    Mama Tried [2:44][0:59]
    Hard To Handle [8:44][0:28]
    Deep Elem Blues [7:21][0:24]
    Sugar Magnolia [5:21][0:27]
    Brokedown Palace [6:04][0:33]
    Cumberland Blues [5:10][0:07]%[0:07]
    It Hurts Me Too [5:10#][0:06]
    Me And My Uncle [3:11][0:51]
    China Cat Sunflower [3:20] >
    Jam [3:28] >
    I Know You Rider [3:28][0:18]%[0:40]
    Casey Jones [5:20][0:11] 
    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
    I hope everyone is healthy and doing well as we head into Christmas week! 
    thank you so much for your kind support! 

    • 1 hr 12 min

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Jonnyrim5 ,

Best part of my week

Thank you professor, Fridays are the best days of my weeks becuase i get to listen to a new Deadpod!! This is the best podcast out there! Thank you and keep up the great work!!!!

1 Live Jew ,

A Weekly Gift

Thank you to The Professor for these end of the week curated Dead sets. Always a hoot.

CharlesO1989 ,

Enjoyable always

Love how the format is usually set one the first week and set two the next. Dig the Professor’s highlights recap at the beginning of each episode. Also appreciate the info he shares on the venue and date for context. Born in ’89 I wasn’t lucky enough to see Jerry, so I’m grateful to get to explore the Dead from ’65 through ’95 with this singular podcast. I’ve been listening in to these time capsules since 2009. The Deadpod has been there for me weekly through the bad times and the good times. Can’t thank you enough Professor!

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