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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Still not working.

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Awesome jam from 9/26/72,

Awesome jam from 9/26/72, especially coming out of the Truckin into OO.

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windows xp

i too get the white rectangle & no sound....

i'm willing to wait to hear all the yummy stuff david is serving up... but sooner is better- i'm hungry for more!

caroline

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help!

excellent choices, but i'm not connecting either!

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The box is giving me an invalid URL message.

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what OS/browser are you guys using?

It's working okay for me on a Mac with Firefox, but it IS taking longer for the clips to load. Given our huge increase in traffic this doesn't surprise me so much. But if you continue to have trouble please speak up.

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Oh music, where are you music?

looks great, would love to be able to hear it.

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I'm having that same problem: the window pops up, but there's a white rectangle where the player should be...

Steve Premo -- Santa Cruz, California
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Lovin' the music this week, David! The Other One is like PITB for me: a huge jam vehicle to which I never get tired of listening. Keep 'em coming!

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.. I like to Blown away !! coming around y'all ...

6/18/74 & 12/26/79 is still my fav other 1 's ... withen a circle !! woooo hooo

hey David man, great music as always,, happy new year 2009

see you in LA & Shoreline !!! o boy eeee

still waiting for you to post a few other tunes : Loser, CC Ryder, Lazy River Road,
The Maker, Hey Pocky Way ... I never see those tunes on this board

ok , aloha , Josh, in the coolest city in oregon ,,, Josh E Bear !!

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