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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Fifty Years Ago Today: The Dead in Europe 1972

Apr 11, 2012

For those of us who came of age musically in the 1970's, the 3 record album Europe '72 by the Grateful Dead was a major addition to our record collections. Not only was it one of the best cross-sections of the post-psychedlic Dead musically, but it also was a major financial commitment on our part-time job fed wallets. And let's not forget the iconic "Ice Cream Kid" picture that appearfed on the original album's back cover.

The Grateful Dead's website has been celebrating the 50th annviersary of the Dead's initial forays "across the pond" with massive boxsets and first time "offical" releases of concerts that have long been part of any Deadhead's collection. If you're not familiar with these shows, these albums are a great way to hear the best sound and presentation of the shows to date.

Today represents the 50th annviersary of the Dead's 3rd show in England, at Newcastle's City Hall. And here's Jazz is Dead's version of the one of the songs on the set list that night, "China Cat Sunflower".