Grateful Dead

January 12 - January 18, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings and welcome back to the Tapers' Section. We have a pretty eclectic mix of early Grateful Dead music for you this week, specifically 1968-1972, a truly Golden Age in the history of the band.

Our first stop this week is in Chico, California, on 11/1/68, where we'll listen to the classic double-whammy major jam of the era, Dark Star>That's It For The Other One. What a treat it is to play the two big jams of 1968 linked together like this.

From just a couple of months later in Santa Barbara, we'll stop in on a killer sequence from 1/17/69, featuring just about the entirety of the song selection that would appear on Live/Dead, Lovelight, Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Death Don't Have No Mercy, minus the feedback>We Bid You Goodnight that closed out one of the greatest live albums of all time.

Moving further up the coast to one of the coolest cities in America, Portland, Oregon, we have a couple of tunes from 1/16/70, a tight, excellent Easy Wind, and the powerful, psychedelic That's It For The Other One. We hope you don't mind two complete Other One jams this week. This little tour in January, 1970 features some very cool, unique shows, including San Diego on 1/10/70 and the two Hawaii show on 1/23&24/70. And sandwiching this tour were the Fillmore East shows of 1/2&3/70 and 2/11,13&14/70. Certainly a prime time for the Grateful Dead.

Finally this week, from 9/26/72 in Jersey City, NJ, we have a great second set sequence of Tomorrow is Forever, Truckin'>The Other One>Baby Blue. Yes, another Other One. We hope that's OK with you. These three New Jersey shows are excellent, with one of them even making into the ranks of Dick's Picks, Volume 11.

Be sure to come back next week to check in on the Tapers' Section, where we'll stick within the rather slight parameters we did this week, which is to say more music from 1969-1971. Thanks for stopping in.

David Lemieux


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Ungnome's picture
Joined: Oct 4 2007
Link works

For some reason I finally stumbled onto this little pocket of the site. The popup works fine, and does it sound great! What a great day to hear this particular song.!! Easy Wind, new breeze in DC.



pomo1's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007

Now, if only those wonderful techies had a "Donna Filter," this week's selection would have been absolutely perfect. But, I'll take almost perfect every time.

"Let there be songs to fill the air."

tripper's picture
Joined: Jun 27 2007
Oh Happy Day

The music is coming in loud and clear, today. Grace. All of the other weeks worked this past Monday, just not these, but now I'm a happy camper.
Thanks to the powers that be. xo

round and round

Progpete's picture
Joined: Dec 19 2007

Great selection this week. Easy Wind is slowly becoming one of my favorite early tunes. The guitar work on this one is unreal. The boys were definitely in-sync on this bluesy number. It makes one ponder that if Pigpen was still with us what kind of direction the band would have headed in.

Thanks for including this one David! If anyone ever questions incredible guitar work, have em' check this gem out.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
glad it's working for you, estimated!

this has definitely been a week for wackiness, computer and otherwise...

DarkStarr1971's picture
Joined: Jul 14 2008

Yes i was also having a hard time with this site using Vista also, we installed FireFox, Mozilla and it works great now, but it was driving me insane for a bit, if i would type a comment or try to use the DeadNet Store's web store, it wouldn't let me complete anything, it would just blank everything out and ask me to log in again, Mary mentioned Firefox and since using it i havent had any problems. It keeps my computer from letting pop ups and worm or problem causing sites invade my computer also, Thanks Mary

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
DUDE This That's It for the

DUDE This That's It for the Other One from Portland is rockin my psychedelic mind!
Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
THANK YOU Mayre, David, and

THANK YOU Mayre, David, and Techies!

I can now listen to this Dark Star.....wonder if they'll play this coupled with That's it for the Other One this Spring? That would be awesome!

My fix can be filled b4 next week!
Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!

Joined: May 30 2008

thanks for fixing the glitchs...

i get my monday fix on thursday... but that means my next monday fix is around just around the corner...

Joined: Jun 10 2007
thanks marye--- and david

it's working just fine now- thanks for your help, marye, and david, my favorite 'dj', you know i'm always glad to hear what you've got to play.

it's so cold outside school was canceled for tomorrow before school was let out today. it's a great day in indiana! i'm going to stay up til 10 and turn up the radio to 11-



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