The Deadpod
a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music
Another year has come and gone, and I just want to thank all of you for listening and picking up the Deadpod and of course for your kind support..

This week, a nice second set from a 1982 post-Christmas show, that I hope you enjoy.. I especially enjoyed the Scarlett->Fire ;)

Grateful Dead Oakland Auditorium Oakland, CA 12/27/82 - Monday

Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Playing In The Band > Drums > Space > The Wheel > The Other One > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia
Encore U.S. Blues

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod122807.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50 AM

My annual Christmas show always showcases some acoustic music and this year is no different.. Here's the playlist:

"Oh Come All Ye Grateful Dead-Heads" -Bob Rivers Comedy Corp, Twisted Christmas

Truckin' - Grateful Dead, Fillmore East, 9/20/70

The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band 10-28-87 Lunt-Fontanne Theater N.Y.C., NY Early Show - Acoustic Set
Deep Elem Blues
I'm Troubled
Spike Driver Blues
Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standing On The Corner)
Short Life Of Trouble
If I Lose
I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie
Drifting Too Far From The Shore
Ragged But Right

Jerry Garcia & John Kahn, Oct 16, 1985 The Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz CA

She Belongs To Me
Oh, Babe It Ain't No Lie

Grateful Dead – Fillmore East – September 20, 1970
Uncle John's Band
Deep Elem Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Big Railroad Blues
Dark Hollow
To Lay Me Down
Rosalie McFall
Cumberland Blues

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, 12/8/91, Warfield Theater SF,CA
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen jam

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Merry Christmas Everyone!
Direct download: deadpod122107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36 PM

This week a Christmas time show in its entirety for your enjoyment.. This show features a well played first set highlighted perhaps by Phil's "Tom Thumb" and a great Bird Song.. The second set features a wonderful Iko, Iko to open (with Clarence Clemmons on sax) leading into a great Playin'->Crazy Fingers->Uncle John's Band.. The double encore is also quite satisfying.

Grateful Dead Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA
12/27/89 - Wednesday
One Cold Rain And Snow [5:52] ; Greatest Story Ever Told [4:06] ; Never Trust A Woman [5:54] ; Althea [6:58] ; Me And My Uncle [3:01] > Big River [4:41] ; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [4:11] % Bird Song [12:45] ; The Promised Land [4:19]
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]

I hope you enjoy the two and a half hour podcast this week... I'll try to bring you at least one of these complete shows every month, depending on the state of the disk usage on the deadpod ;)

As always you can hear the Deadpod here:

Enjoy and be well friends.. as always thanks for your support!
Direct download: deadpod121407.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41 PM

This week a fun Jerry Garcia Band show for your enjoyment. This is one of my favorite Jerry band incarnations with John Kahn on bass, Nicky Hopkins on keyboards and vocals and Ron Tutt on drums. This second set is all that I have from this show, but while it may not be pristine quality it is quite enjoyable to listen to and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do..

Jerry Garcia Band, Keystone Berkeley, CA 11/8/75 set 2
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Let It Rock
Friend Of The Devil
Sitting In Limbo
Lady Sleeps
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Let's Spend The Night Together >

As always thanks for your support!

As always you can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod120707.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39 PM

This week I'm playing a really interesting show from May 7th, 1984 from the Hult Center in Eugene Oregon. There's a lot of wonderful Brent and Phil in this recording .. so watch the volume and save your ears! :)

Grateful Dead
Silva Hall, Hult Center, Eugene, OR 05/07/1984
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away
Encore It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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I hope you enjoy the show, and as always thank so much for your support and your comments..
Direct download: deadpod113007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09 PM

I sure hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday! I came across this gem while I was thinking of what to play this week - as you know I enjoy playing acoustic music around the holidays and so I hope you'll enjoy this Jerry Garcia/John Kahn show as much as I do..

Jerry Garcia and John Kahn
4-21-1982 Beacon Theater, New York, NY - Late Show
Set 1 (47 minutes)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry Stagger Lee Dire Wolf
Valerie Run For The Roses I've Been All Around This World
Friend Of The Devil Deep Elem Blues
Set 2 (41 minutes)
Jack-A-Roe Sing Me Back Home Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie Gomorrah
Going, Going, Gone Ripple Reuben And Cherise
Encore (7 minutes)
Goodnight Irene (1)
Notes Dr. John opened. Guests (1) Dr. John (piano)

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod112307.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27 PM

This week we will finish listening to the 2nd set of the Grateful Dead's historic 10/16/74 performance at Winterland in San Francisco. This is a very jamming, almost experimental piece of music as the band really explores some different spaces, especially on songs like Eyes of the World. I hope you'll enjoy it..

Grateful Dead Winterland
San Francisco, CA 10/16/74
Wharf Rat > Space >Eyes Of The World; Big River; Ship Of Fools ; Truckin' >
GDTRFB> Uncle John's Band ;Johnny B. Goode
Encore U.S. Blues

As always you can hear this week's Deadpod here:

I'm thankful for your support and hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving..
Direct download: deadpod111607.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55 PM

This week a new soundboard release of the first of the five "retirement" shows from the Winterland from October of 1974. These justly famous shows were of course immortalized on "The Grateful Dead Movie" but deserve to be enjoyed individually as much as possible. Phil's spectacular playing more than makes up for Donna's occasional off-key wailing ;).

Grateful Dead Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA 10/16/74 - Wednesday
Mexicali Blues ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Scarlet Begonias ; Me And Bobby McGee ; Tennessee Jed ; Cumberland Blues ; Playing In The Band

This segment is what exists in soundboard format of the first set. I am very glad you enjoyed last week's complete show. I'll do it again - but am not sure that I could do so every week.. but keep your eyes open we'll do it again soon!

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod110907.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16 PM

This week I'm trying something crazy - this week's Deadpod is an entire, complete show from 1976. This is a *huge* file folks, and I hope that you are all able to listen to this and enjoy this really unique show. I'm doing this as a favor to one of the friends of the Deadpod who is running in this weekend's NYC Marathon, and hoped to get to hear a complete show. I've also had requests for a mid-70s show and a 'help->slip->Franklin's'.. well this show has an epic Franklin's so I really hope that all of you have the time and bandwidth to hear it all.. Thanks for your understanding and we'll see how this one goes - I couldn't possibly post something this large every week, but what the hell, let's see how it goes!! And Best of luck to you David, and anyone else in the Marathon!

Grateful Dead
Venue Community War Memorial Auditorium Rochester, NY
Date 9/27/76 - Monday
One The Promised Land [3:58] % They Love Each Other [6:53] % El Paso [3:59] % Deal [4:32] % Looks Like Rain [7:48] % Row Jimmy [9:33] % It's All Over Now [5:28] % Loser [7:39] % Lazy Lightnin' [2:42] > Supplication [5:03] % Brown Eyed Women [4:35] % The Music Never Stopped [6:11]
Two Might As Well [5:59] % Samson And Delilah [6:38] % Help On The Way [4:54] > Slipknot! [7:33] > Drums [5:50] > The Other One [9:55] > Wharf Rat [10:39] > Slipknot! [2:21] > Franklin's Tower [17:32] > Around And Around [7:01]
Encore U.S. Blues [5:43]

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod110207.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04 PM

This week we continue with this marvelous show from May 25th, 1972 in London.
We get the last two songs of the first set - including a great Brokedown Palace, then we get what exists of the second set. I'm a sucker for a great Pigpen tune and Chinatown Shuffle sure sounds good to me... Lucky for all of us there's a fabulous Uncle John's->Wharf Rat->Dark Star that survived in tact..

I also wanted to thank everyone once again who contributed to the fall pledge drive.. You folks are SO great! thanks so much!

Grateful Dead Strand Lyceum London, England
Date 5/25/72 - Thursday
from set one: Brokedown Palace ; Casey Jones
Two Me And My Uncle ; Big Railroad Blues [3:25] ; Chinatown Shuffle [2:37] ; Ramble On Rose [6:16] ; Uncle John's Band [8:00] > Jam [1:50] > Wharf Rat [9:#45] > Dark Star [29:#59] > Sugar Magnolia [7:33]

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod102607.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54 PM