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The Deadpod

Aug 12, 2022

 A fine first set from a beautiful venue is on tap for this week's Deadpod. This performance, from August 3, 1982 at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City Missouri, features a most excellent first set. 

Jerry brings the 'Mississippi Half-Step' to life by shaping the sound quite sweetly, and in particular the transition into 'Franklin's Tower' is not to be missed. Note the fine interplay with Phil here. It is difficult to pick out highlights in this set as everything is quite good, but note the beautiful 'Peggy O'. There's a nice transition beween 'El Paso' and 'Cumberland Blues', which is also a smoker. Jerry does 'Althea' justice with some nice soloing, and the 'Big Railroad Blues' into 'Man Smart' is an unusual pairing. All in all I think this is a fine example of the period and hope you enjoy it! 

Grateful Dead
Starlight Theatre
Kansas City, MO  8/3/1982 - Tuesday    


Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:43] >
Franklin's Tower [11:40] >
New Minglewood Blues [7:00] ;
Peggy-O [7:37] ;
El Paso [4:45] >
Cumberland Blues [5:44] ;
Althea [8:46] ;
Cassidy [6:06] ;
Big Railroad Blues [5:55] >
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [7:27] ;
Might As Well [4:29] 

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Thanks for listening and of course for your kind support!