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
vault@dead.net

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found it!

I knew it was a classic. 6-29-76. I remember it from my old cassette. He sings it with conviction here, Red and White, US BLUES! Nice. It's not a terrible version either, but I think he was a little thrown off at first. This one probably one of my first handful of tapes so I remember it fondly...

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hey thanks stoltzfus

My search has yielded nil. The 5-13-77 has a flub on the opening verse, but, alas it is not the one. I will find it someday I'm sure...

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wilfredtjones

The US Blues you refer to, I can hear in my mind, but I can't place a date for it. I think it's during the 80's sometime...9/15/85?

I'll keep pondering it, and let you know if I think of anything.

Sherbear, thanks for the poetry and posting shenanigans.

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1982 cassette masters

man i love this stuff and the band just sounds so fresh and in to the pudding, brents organ swelling like a tidal wave, phil way up in the mix and jerry and bob doin' what they always do best
i miss those days so much just incredible thanks

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Yes cool!

Thanks again David...Lovin this weeks smiles and laughs.

And Badge Champaign, IL is the home of the University of Illinois campus and is in the middle of the state. It's always a fun place to go and have fun.
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1973-2-22

a remastered version has just appeared in the usual places to go alongside the recently issued 2-21. I have no idea where Champaign-Urbana is, but they played some nice shows there!

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I concur....

The San Diego clip is awesome. Would love to see this and the Greek shows from '82 released.

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Taper's Section '82 cassette master perfection!

The '82 cassette masters sound so sweet! Gotta love the analog warmth! would love to hear more of the 2-19-82 San Diego show. And thank you so much for posting these gem-like nuggets of sound week after week. It is much appreciated!

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really anita?

Where was gas?

Past – relates to location
The word past locates something in time, and sometimes in space. It can be
used as an adjective, noun, or adverb.

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