May 6, 2011
Ah how I love the month of May! Spring has come late this year, but I still find this month to be the most delightful... and I can never help but feature one of the Grateful Dead's classic performances from this month back in 1977. Clearly one of the greatest periods in their live performance history, while this month is well-known and well-liked I still can't resist pulling out one of these classic shows to feature this week. I can't begin to say what particular performance was the best during this exceptional period, but the show I've chosen this time is no slouch. This week we'll listen to set 1 - which in my mind features one of the all time best Peggy O's you'll hear, as well as a tremendous performance by Garcia on the set closing, Music Never Stopped.. It needs no more superlatives the music will speak for itself, let it lighten your heart like the song of a spring bird...
Grateful Dead Boston Garden
Date 5/7/77 - Saturday
One Bertha [7:11] ; Cassidy [4:29] ; Deal [5:32] ; Jack Straw [4:53] ; Peggy-O [7:47] ; New Minglewood Blues [4:59] ; Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [12:28] > Big River [6:47] ; Tennessee Jed [7:56] ; The Music Never Stopped [7:30]
You can listen to this week's Deadpod http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050611.mp3
Thanks for listening and for your SUPPORT!Enjoy the spring my friends!