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The Deadpod

Jan 4, 2019

We kick off our 2019 Deadpods with this energetic and unusual set from 1980. This took place on January 13th, 1980 at the Cambodian Refugee Benefit in Oakland.

The band does one long set, and I've included all of it here this week. It is all quite worthy bu I'm especially fond of the laid back 'Franklin's Tower', As well as tight versions of 'Tennessee Jed', 'Looks Like Rain' and 'Don't Ease Me In'. The "second" set features a nice lenghty 'Playin' In The Band'.

'Not Fade Away' and 'Sugar Magnolia' feature Carlos Santana and John Cipolina sitting in, but their contributions are not especially noticeable on the tape, in my opinion.


I hope you find this a pleasant diversion on a Winter's day as we roll into what is usually, to me, a long month of January.


 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (1/13/80)  Jack Straw Franklin's Tower New Minglewood Blues Tennessee Jed Looks Like Rain Don't Ease Me In Playin' in the Band drums Not Fade Away Sugar Magnolia  U.S. Blues 
 You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
 Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.