The DeadpodAuthor: John Henrikson
24 Jan 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 1/20/17

    This week's Deadpod features a show just released by the esteemed Charlie Miller, 1/3/70 Fillmore East.
    While I realize that I just played a show from this great year back around Christmas, I think this one more than merits your attention this week. Here at the beginning of what would be a seminal  year in their development the band puts on a jamming clinic - especially in this Alligator in the early show!

     While there are some issues with the recording I hope you find it enjoyable.
    If I hear no objections, I'll bring you the late show next week..

    Grateful Dead - January 3, 1970
    Fillmore East - New York, NY

    Early Show:
    Morning Dew
    Me And My Uncle
    Hard To Handle
    Cumberland Blues
    Cold Rain And Snow
    Alligator >
    Drums >
    Jam >
    Alligator >

    Uncle John's Band

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    Thank you to my listeners whose support makes the Deadpod possible!! 

    pray for peace... 

  • Posted on 20 Jan 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 1/13/17

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

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

    Good Lovin'
    China Cat Sunflower
    I Know You Rider
    Good Lovin'
    Ramble On Rose
    Sugar Magnolia
    Not Fade Away
    Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
    Not Fade Away

    One More Saturday Night

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

    Stay warm and dry.. love one another.

  • Posted on 13 Jan 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 1/6/17

    For the first Deadpod of 2017, I decided to go back to the first show of 1972.. January 2nd, 1972.. As Bill Graham says in his introduction 'there aren't many groups that would get us to come out on January 2nd'.. but I bet the folks who came out on this night were glad they did as they turn in a sparkling performance, highlighted, for me, by some great work by Pigpen.
    At the beginning of what will be a monumental year in Dead history, the band brings us a ripping first set which we are fortunate to have in a great soundboard recording. Mr. Charlie, Jack Straw, Big Railroad Blues and Next Time You See Me are just a few of the highlights here. Playing in the Band is here as a first set number; it hadn't yet developed into the monster jam vehicle it would become later in the  year, but still nicely played. I'll bring us set 2 next week..

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

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

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    Thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod!

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

  • Posted on 06 Jan 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 12/30/16

    Happy New Year!

    As we look to put 2016 behind us, I decided to bring you a fine New Year's Eve performance from December 31st, 1989.  With a show like this I couldn't just bring you a first set so we have the entire performance this week.
    Naturally this performance has some special moments, as well as some quirks. They open wiht Sugar Magnolia - instead of saving it for the first sone of the new year. Touch follows, then a bouncy 'Man Smart'.. Bonnie Raitt joins the boys for 'Big Boss Man', very nicely done. Weir does a nice version of  'Memphis Blues Again' and the first set ends with a great 'Shakedown Street'.
    Bill Graham makes his entrance at midnight as a chicken ..and after the countdown the boys do a great Iko, Iko to usher in the new decade. They move the proceedings in a more psychedelic direction with 'Victim or the Crime'. Victim then dissolves into the swirl of Dark Star, which was still a huge rarity and while short, certainly was sweet. Drums and Space follows, then they go into the 'Dear Mr. Fantasy -Hey Jude' combo. They then turn to some rocking tunes to end the set with a 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' into 'Throwing Stones' and then 'Not Fade Away'.. They return for a very nice set of encores.. Brokedown Palace leading into the closing Sunshine Daydream.. then return for a second encore with 'In The Midnight Hour' to close a long and happy show..

    Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA (12/31/89)

    Sugar Magnolia
    Touch of Grey
    Man Smart/Woman Smarter
    Big Boss Man
    Stuck Inside of Mobile
    Shakedown Street

    Iko Iko
    Victim or the Crime
    Dark Star
    Dear Mr. Fantasy
    Hey Jude Reprise
    Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
    Throwin' Stones
    Not Fade Away

    Brokedown Palace
    Sunshine Daydream

    Midnight Hour

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

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

  • Posted on 30 Dec 2016

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    Dead Show/podcast for 12/23/16

    Merry Christmas .. Happy Hanukkah

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

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

    Grateful Dead
    Fillmore East
    New York, NY 9/20/70 - Sunday

    One - 1:02:46

    Intro [0:03] ;
    Uncle John's Band [6:47] %
    Deep Elem Blues [5:51] %
    Friend Of The Devil [3:32] %
    Big Railroad Blues [3:14] %
    Dark Hollow [2:56] %
    Ripple [4:20] %
    To Lay Me Down [5:12] %
    Truckin' [5:35]%[0:12] ;
    Rosalie McFall [2:24] %
    Cumberland Blues [5:04] %
    New Speedway Boogie [9:31] %
    Brokedown Palace [5:13]

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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

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

    the professor

  • Posted on 24 Dec 2016


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