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The Deadpod

Dec 23, 2016

Merry Christmas .. Happy Hanukkah


This year's holiday edition of the Deadpod features one of the best acoustic performances of 1970. This takes place at the Fillmore East in New York City on September 20th, 1970. The acoustic set, which we present today, is not only a fine performance but also a fine recording. David Grisman plays mandolin on 'Friend of the Devil' and David Nelson joins with another mandolin on a slow soulful,  'Big Railroad Blues', both continue through Ripple. There is some speculation that Jerry plays piano on 'To Lay Me Down', clearly a wonderful highlight here. Nelson and Grisman are back with mandolins on a fine  Rosalie McFall, following a rare acoustic 'Truckin'. I love  'Cumberland Blues' here.. but then again I usually love this song.. Jerry plays an electic during 'New Speedway' but the vibe is very acoustic. 'Brokedown Palace' provides a fitting conclusion to the set..


Following, I decided to feature one more cut from Holly Bowling's beautiful work 'Better Left Unsung'.. this is 'Eyes of the World (Louieville KY 61874)..

it speaks for itself..




Grateful Dead

Fillmore East

New York, NY 9/20/70 - Sunday


One - 1:02:46


Intro [0:03] ;

Uncle John's Band [6:47] %

Deep Elem Blues [5:51] %

Friend Of The Devil [3:32] %

Big Railroad Blues [3:14] %

Dark Hollow [2:56] %

Ripple [4:20] %

To Lay Me Down [5:12] %

Truckin' [5:35]%[0:12] ;

Rosalie McFall [2:24] %

Cumberland Blues [5:04] %

New Speedway Boogie [9:31] %

Brokedown Palace [5:13]


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


My most sincere hope that all of my friends here have a very healthy and happy Holiday...


thanks for your support...........


the professor