Grateful Dead

October 18 - October 24 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section where this week's we'll hear a batch of springtime Dead spanning 21 years in Grateful Dead history.

Our first selection is from 3/28/69 in Modesto, CA, a month to the day after one of the finest Grateful Dead shows ever played (2/28/69 at the Fillmore West). This sequence is the classic from 1969, with the addition of a Death Don't Have No Mercy before the band breaks into Lovelight. Dark Star>Stephen>The Eleven>Death Don't Have No Mercy>Lovelight.

Next we have music from three years later on 3/27/72 at the Academy of Music in New York, just before the band left for the two month trip to Europe. From the middle of the first set, we have China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Me And Bobby McGee ; Mr. Charlie ; Looks Like Rain ; Deal ; It Hurts Me Too ; Cumberland Blues, featuring Jerry's tasteful (and rare) pedal steel playing on Looks Like Rain, which he'd do a few more time in Europe before packing up the instrument until he broke it out a few times on the 1987 Dylan-Dead tour.

Lastly this week, a sequence of music that needs no introduction: 3/29/90 at Nassau Coliseum, featuring the start of the second set: Eyes of the World>Estimated Prophet>Dark Star>Drums. Branford Marsalis is arguably the most perfectly-suited guest to ever sit in the Grateful Dead.

Join us next week for more great music from the vault. And as always, feel free to write to us with questions, comments, suggestions, or whatever you want, at the email address below. Please be sure to include the words “Grateful Dead” in your email subject so your message busts through our state-of-the-art spam filters.

David Lemieux


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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
old clips

are in the process of being fixed, but these things take time. We're aware of the issue and working on it.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
the 'ol TS links

I miss when these thingys worked. It was great! How I took them for granted...sigh.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
kvetchmeister sez...

I also have never been crazy about the Branford thing. My motto: leave the guests OFF-stage. His contributions to Dark Star are tolerable, but I like my GD as pure as possible. Probably my OCD thing.

That said,if we want to talk about "perfectly suited", I say Jorma K on 11/20/70. THAT one is okay. If you have that show, check out "All Over Now" and "Around and Around". Nice and raunchy (for Phil).

shwack's picture
Joined: Apr 12 2008
Finally...getting to TS

Better late than never to dig TS.Been workin' like the devil!
That Modesto '69 stuff is well played,quite enjoyable.
Also Diggin' the Classic '72 sound with Bobby's rhythm chops on display
particularly on China>Rider
Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

Joined: Jan 13 2010
am i the only one who tends to find...

lovelight to be tedious? for whatever reason, i usually skip it. unless it opens a show like 5/24/69, or 6/14/69...or is the show-closer of 12/28/69.

That repetitive riff...Pigpen and his freakin' libido (give him some salt-peter, please)...ugh. I REALLY have to be in the mood (no pun intended) to sit through that song.

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Joined: Sep 16 2008

Yoyo brothas and sistas: these dates listed in the title are of particular importance to me and my family..

October 18 - my birthday
October 24- my Dads birthday

Hope everyone doin out there!! I havent had a chance to see any shows YET this year, but I hear the boyz are still crankashalankasterinitup!! I recently lost a decent job but I am finding out to be resilient in my hunger for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. KEEP ON TRUCKIN ON~~~~ Rasta < > the tunes this week have left my neighbors buying me a new set of headphones, they love the music, but too damn L.o.u.D, LoL

DoDa Man ;^ )

Without love in the dream it'll never come true
Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia

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Joined: Jan 6 2009
shine on................

thanx again dave see you in chicago

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Joined: Jan 6 2009
thought jewels

how could we have forgotten so much to know so little

Joined: Jun 6 2007
Academy of Music

Sure would be nice to hear that whole run. In case there's a call for another box set...

Joined: Oct 19 2010
Once again

Every single week you bring us the best of the best. The time you take to share this Grateful Dead greats with us really is appreciated. I can't wait till next week to see what is on tap!!

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