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 13 2007
Good Morning All!

It's Friday the 13th,
Freddie's in the House!
Oops, I meant Monday the 13th
And That's Mister Rogers, to you.

I already read this book but
if you would like to read a good book,
you could choose this one.

The Name of The book Is:

The Simple Faith of
Spiritual Insights
From The World's Most
Beloved Neighbor
Amy Hollingsworth

I'm gonna Wave That Flag!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
I was hoping for something...

...from my b-day show, 12-17-78. Maybe, the passage about the alligator pit during the intersong banter. The Shakedown out of space might have been nice, too. Maybe in the future I hope.
I have to admit, I am in a bit of a '73 groove so the Champaign Urbana stuff will tide me over for now.
Anyone in Wisconsin, enjoy digging out! 22" here in NE Wisc. over 24 hours! Put my electric snowblower to the test (It passed).
Thanks for the nuggets once again DL...

Joined: Oct 1 2007
red rooster....

I recall that Nassau show (I locked my keys in the car in the parking lot, perhaps I was not "totally there"! We always LOVED Little Red Rooster..... it made for the perfect bathroom break (Bobby on slide, perhaps the low point of the whole Dead experience!).

As always, thanks David for a Mon morning "dose" of Dead!


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