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The Deadpod

Nov 12, 2021

From a show I was lucky enough to see, in a beautiful venue, this week's Deadpod takes us to Cleveland for a show back on November 20, 1978 at the Cleveland Music Hall. 

This is a very interesting and well played show. The second set, which we will hear next week, is most unique, but this first set is certainly worth hearing, despite some obvious flaws in the recording. 

The opening Mississippi Half-Step into a fine Franklin's Tower clocks in at over 20 minutes, and features some fine jamming by Garcia. I'm a fan of the Roses, and while 'Looks Like Rain' suffers from a tape flip, its still nice to hear. An early 'Stagger Lee' follows, then a fine ' Passenger' and a long sweet, 'Peggy O'. The closing 'Lazy Lightnin'>Supplication' is perhaps the highlight of this set; listen for Jerry's great solos here.


Grateful Dead
Cleveland Music Hall
Cleveland, OH
11/20/78 - Monday    


Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:10] >
Franklin's Tower [11:38] ;
Mama Tried [2:30] >
Mexicali Blues [3:44] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [7:33] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:33] ;
Stagger Lee [6:47] ;
Passenger [4:21] ;
Peggy-O [9:02] ;
Lazy Lightnin' [3:36] >
Supplication [5:41]  

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