The DeadpodAuthor: J.Henrikson
11 Jul 2020

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    Dead Show/podcast for 7/10/20

    This week we get a second set that is almost as hot as the weather around here this week - it comes to us from July 1st 1980 in San Diego California. 

    An excellent China>Rider opens the set and contains some of my favorite jamming of the evening.. the China cat jams from Garcia in particular are noteworthy, as is Brent's contributions. 

    A rare 2nd set Peggy-O follows CC Rider, then we are treated to an early Brent contribution of 'Far From Me'. 

    The boys take off from there with some great combos the rest of the way.. I love the Wharf Rat in particular but the playing throughout is full of energy and emotion.. I hope you enjoy it.. 

    They return for a double encore .. featuring 'Alabama Getaway' and of course, 'Johnny B Goode'.. 

     

     

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    San Diego International Sports Arena
    San Diego, CA 7/1/80 - Tuesday
    Two    
    China Cat Sunflower [8:09] >
    I Know You Rider [6:25] >
    C C Rider [6:57] ;
    Peggy-O[7:27] ;
    Far From Me [3:59] ;
    Uncle John's Band [7:39] >
    Playing In The Band [10:52] >
    Drums [9:05] >
    Space [7:28] >
    Truckin' [7:53]> 

    Wharf Rat [10:48] >
    Around And Around [4:14] >
    Good Lovin' [7:17]
    Encores:

    Alabama Getaway [5:11] >
    Johnny B. Goode [4:15] 

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071020.mp3

     

    Thank you for your support of the Deadpod! 

     

    Be well and take care of yourselves! 

     

     

     


  • Posted on 10 Jul 2020

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    Dead Show/podcast for 7/3/20

    Happy July 4th! 

    This week's Deadpod takes place back on July 1, 1980 in San Diego California, where the Dead would play a very nice show at the Sports Arena. This week we will hear the 1st set, which opens with a great Jack Straw > Franklin's Tower combo. They only did this opening combo eight times, but I think its a great way to open a show. El Paso and Tennessee Jed folow, then another combo, Lazy Lightning into Supplication.  A very nice Althea follows, with Jerry in good form. Then Bobby finishes this first set with another combo, Lost Sailor into Saint of Circumstance, 

     

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    San Diego International Sports Arena
    San Diego, CA 7/1/80 - Tuesday
    One    
    Jack Straw [6:07] >
    Franklin's Tower [13:31] >
    El Paso [4:30] ;
    Tennessee Jed [8:58] ;
    Lazy Lightnin' [3:25] >
    Supplication [5:56] ;
    Althea[9:12] >
    Lost Sailor [6:13] >
    Saint Of Circumstance [6:19] 

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070320.mp3

     

    I hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend. In what is surely the strangest summer ever, may you stay well and be kind to each other. 

     

    thank you so much for your kind support

     


  • Posted on 03 Jul 2020

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    Dead Show/podcast for 6/26/20

    This week on the Deadpod we have another monumental set from the seminal year of 1974. This week of course from the show in Springfield MA, on June 30, 1974. 

    Following Seastones, the boys came out with a fine 'China>Rider' a combo often used to good effect as a second set opener. The transition is quite fine. 'Big River' follows and shows the spark it had which made it an excellent second set tune. A stand-alone 'Scarlet Begonias' lets Jerry stretch out a bit next. The meat of this set however is the 'Truckin'>Eyes>Stella Blue'.. as always during this period 'Truckin' lets the boys take things to unexplored dimensions, but the 'Eyes' here is perhaps my favorite. 'Stella Blue' is sung very well also. A strong trifecta of 'Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>One More Saturday Night' closes the set, which even without an encore comes in at just slightly less than two hours. 

     

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    Springfield Civic Center Arena
    Springfield, MA 6/30/74 - Sunday

    Three    
    China Cat Sunflower [11:12] >
    I Know You Rider [5:12] ;
    Big River [5:00] ;
    Scarlet Begonias [7:52] ;
    El Paso [4:06] ;
    U.S. Blues [5:35] >
    Truckin' [13:22] >
    Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam >
    Eyes Of The World [23:47] >
    Stella Blue [7:15] ;
    Not Fade Away [10:24] >
    Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:34] >
    One More Saturday Night [4:56] 

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062620.mp3

     

     Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

     

    'History's page will thus be carved in stone.
    And we are here, and we are on our own'


  • Posted on 26 Jun 2020

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    Dead Show/podcast for 6/19/20

    This week's selection - a birthday request from a good friend of the Deadpod - takes us back to the last show of the June 1974 east/midwest tour which took place in Springfield Massachusetts on June 30, 1974. The first set, which we will hear this week, features some outstanding leads by both Jerry and Phil and a great song selection. Be patient during the opening number 'Don't Ease Me In' which is plagued by mix problems (as were most opening numbers in the Wall of Sound era), they clear up for a beautiful rendition of 'Black Throated Wind'. 'Peggy O' follows, a relatively new song, this is only its fifth performance. 'Greatest Story Ever Told' is a sizzler, as is 'Cumberland Blues'. The highlight of this set, if not the show, is the 'Playin' In The Band' > 'Uncle John's Band' > Playin' sandwich. As usual during this time they take things to unexplored spaces and it makes for a most wonderful time. 

     

     

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    Springfield Civic Center Arena
    Springfield, MA 6/30/74 - Sunday

    One    
    Don't Ease Me In [3:32] ;
    Black Throated Wind [6:44] ;
    Peggy-O [5:19] ;
    Jack Straw [4:41] ;
    Loser [6:16] ;
    Greatest Story Ever Told [5:40] ;
    Cumberland Blues [6:04] ;
    Dire Wolf [4:18] ;
    Playing In The Band [19:07] >
    Uncle John's Band [8:54] >
    Playing In The Band [6:07] 

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061920.mp3

     

    Thanks so much for listening and for your kind support! 

     

    'The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
    And it speaks of a life that passes like dew'


  • Posted on 19 Jun 2020

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    Dead Show/podcast for 6/12/20

    This week we continue listening to the band's performance at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia PA on June 24, 1976 with a somewhat short, but quite sweet, second set. 

     

    As with many great second sets, this one starts with a fine 'Help>Slip>Frank' containing an exceptional 'Slipknot!' . This fine recording, which has been available as a soundboard and an FM long before the first set, continues with a smoking 'Samson and Delilah', then a beautiful 'Wharf Rat', certainly one of the best of the year. A nice jam out of Wharf Rat then goes into an exceptional 'Dancin' In the Streets'. No Drums or Space on this set, they close with a very nice 'Sugar Magnolia'. 

    No encore at this one..

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    Tower Theatre
    Upper Darby, PA 6/24/76 - Thursday    
    Two    
    Help On The Way [4:10] >
    Slipknot! [9:50] >
    Franklin's Tower [9:42] >
    Samson And Delilah [5:55] ;
    Wharf Rat [8:59] >
    Jam [2:07] >
    Dancing In The Street [12:57];[0:10] ;
    Sugar Magnolia [8:47] (1) 

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061220.mp3

     

    I hope you enjoy this fine performance - thanks so much for listening and for your kind support! 

     

     

     

     


  • Posted on 12 Jun 2020

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