Grateful Dead

December 13- December 19, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Hello, and a hearty welcome back to the Tapers' Section! This week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973 and 1982.

Our first stop this week is from the second of two shows at Assembly Hall in Champaign-Urbana, IL, on 2/22/73 where we have a good batch of tunes from the first set, including Wave That Flag, Me and My Uncle, Brown-Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man, Box of Rain, Mexicali Blues, Sugaree. There is a reel cut in You Ain't Woman Enough, but otherwise this is a typically great-sounding early 1973 recording, very similar to the excellent sound on Dick's Picks Vol. 28 (from less than a week later).

Next is music from San Diego in early 1982, recorded on 2/19/82 and featuring the post-Drums sequence of The Other One>Stella Blue>Women Are Smarter>Johnny B. Goode, US Blues, with a very cool and unique placement of Women Are Smarter. This was drawn from the cassette master, as were all recordings from 1982 until 12/27/82, when the Grateful Dead started recording with Beta BCM digital recording technology.

Lastly this week is more music from 1982, this time from 4/11/82 at Nassau Coliseum, where we have the first set's opening group of songs made up of Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Franklin's Tower > El Paso ; Candyman > Little Red Rooster. Note the excellent Brent scat singing during Rooster. He sure brought some soul and energy to this band.

Be sure to join us next week for more great Dead music. As always, you're encouraged to write to us at the email address below with questions, comments or suggestions.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 4 2007

Hot Other One.

Joined: Nov 21 2009

Late to this week as life, three kids and work, have me underwater. What a great treat to hear this weeks tapers section! Love me some 82, a sleeper year for sure. Thanks to David for all the tunes. Wonderful to hear all this music. Alas the days of the tour are done, but being a Dead Head in 2010 has so many perks like all this great music. I remember the tape days when I would do cartwheels for a TDK or a second set on some banged up Memorex 60 minute. Thanks for keeping the music alive.
Take care all. What a long strange trip it has been. But I would not change a second.

Flyin' first class to the Other One in P-Town. ;)

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Joined: Apr 12 2008
YES, MASTER! (redux from last week)

Hey Man,
Gettin'stuck in the 80's...Yessah!
Diggin' those cassette Masters for sure!
Of course,that '73 stuff ain't too bad either.
Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

Joined: Apr 10 2008

Haven't listened to 73 shows for some time. So warm and buttery!!
Thanks again, Dave.

Joined: Nov 6 2007
Yeah man...

...I got to get me some high quality '82! Nice picks, David!!!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Reading the Paper
I found this in it.
Thought I would share it.
Here it is: ~~~@

Reported November 1935---

Some crooks do have heart.
The rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church In New York City
reports that a burglar entered his home and stole $70. Newspapers
reported the theft.
The following Sunday, on St. Andrew's collection plate
was found an envelope containing $70. and a note: "I did not know that
you were a minister or I would not have taken the money. Here it
is back."

Took another ride around the Rio Grandeo...
I love you, Today and syawlA,

Joined: Aug 31 2009
Congrats! WilfredT

Kudos to locating the gem... and Thank You for posting the date.
Just started streaming on the Archive, and Tennessee is sounding sweet, ripe, and tasty!!

Looking forward to the US Blues.. fortunately i have to "wait" through the whole show ^_^

Joined: Jun 13 2007
All for that moment when...

I am gone GoodBye.
I want it that way>>>
all the time.
I like too much too
not say.
I am on my way.
Across the Rio Grandeo
Across the lazy river
but that's all.
her ear

Joined: Jun 13 2007
I like Books....

Song of Songs
for you too.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Aww shucks, xo

To show and tell...
I am reading this tonight.

Sirach 41:11-13
Sirach 47:22
Sirach 51:7-12
Sirach 51:7-30

Let "Us" conclude with the tender prayer of St. Bonaventure--
" I ask Thee O Mary for the glory of Thy name to come and meet my soul when it is departing from this world and to take it in Thine Arms."

-Reprinted from Marian Helpers Bulletin
Volume XXX V No. 3


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