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The Deadpod

Nov 19, 2021

This week we have a 'rare and different' tune indeed. The second set from the band's performance in Cleveland begins unlike any other in the band's storied history. They come out and drop into a free-form, unique jam that winds it way through any number of modes, but is sure to take you with it if you allow it to. A short 'Drums' kicks in once the jam reaches a high point, but then they return to the jam until eventually moving into a slow but heartfelt 'JackARoe'. A energized 'Playin' In the Band' follows, one that is full of Phil bombs and lots of deep jazzy modes which reminds the listener of a version from 1972. They move into a funky and fun 'Shakedown Street' then drop into the third and final performance of 'If I Had The World To Give'. Here Garcia is intimate and heartfelt, and one wishes we could have had this tune more often in their rotation. They slowly  move back into the 'Playin' reprise, building up the energy until they slide into the set closing 'Around and Around'. A short, but beautiful set - I hope you dig it! 


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

Set 2

Playin' in the Band>
Shakedown Street>
If I Had the World to Give>
Playin' in the Band>
Around and Around

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thankful for my kind friends and listeners without whom I could not do the Deadpod..