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
vault@dead.net

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excellent!

sorry for the slow response, guys, there was this OTHER stuff going on...

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It's working now!

It's working now! Thanks!

Steve Premo -- Santa Cruz, California "If there's ever an answer, it's more love" - Tim O'Brien

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its working now!

it sounds great, thanks david! peace

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problems playing clips

Naturally they work just fine for me AND for our intrepid techs. However, said intrepid techs have made some tweaks, so please let us know if things are better or worse. Thanks!

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Tapey no Workey

Hey David, My tape doesn't work either. Using IE and Vista. Every week it's worked for the last year except this week. No worries though, I did take your suggestion and listen to 1/10/70 San Diego and am planning on listening to the Hawaii shows now. Thanks for always picking good stuff, alas, I can't hear the songs that fill the air this 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!

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Still not working, third day

Still not working, third day in a row. I'm wondering what version of Adobe Flash people are using. I've got the most recent version, 10.2.12.36.

Steve Premo -- Santa Cruz, California "If there's ever an answer, it's more love" - Tim O'Brien

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Sweeeeet!

Flyplayer is working fine here (WinXP, Firefox).

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still no luck

no luck with getting this weeks links to play... I went back and tried last weeks and they still work for me so i'm not sure what the problem might be. I too am using IE and XP from my work computer, though I may try it out at home with Chrome.

Good news is I did have look getting tix for the MSG Dead show... first team seeing the 'dead' and first time into the City so I am looking forward to it!

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Crapped out, man...

Crapped out for me too. Usually works fine here. I'm jonesin' man, jonesin' I tell ya!!!!

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HeyNow

I have been able to get in and listen to the all the links! No doubt, there were a lot more users online today!! Thanks again for the tasty nuggets!!!! Love, peace and hair grease!!

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