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April 15- April 21, 2013

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover 15 years of Grateful Dead music, 1969-1984.

Our first selection this week is from 7/3/69 in Colorado Spring, CO, during a very creative time for the Dead: Sitting On Top Of The World, Morning Dew, High Time, Me and My Uncle, Casey Jones. This is only the third version of Casey Jones, a song debuted a few days earlier, on 6/22/69, in New York.

From the comeback tour in June, 1976, we have music from the middle night of a three night run in Passaic, NJ, on 6/18/76: Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, Cassidy, Mission In The Rain, Promised Land.

Our final selection this week is from 6/14/84 at Red Rocks, the end of the show. Earlier this night the band had played Dear Mr. Fantasy for the first time, and they continued the show with more top notch music: Playing In The Band>Black Peter>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away, US Blues.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to join us next week here for more great tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Apr 10 2008

Thank you for those kind words. Our hearts hang heavy, and the Dead LIFT US UP again!

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Joined: Dec 25 2009
84 & 76

Wern't shabby at all either.

Anna rRxia's picture
Joined: Dec 25 2009
Great picks this week

never thought I'd hear the Colorado Springs show!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

"The Engine Just Gleams..."

Listened all mourning, xo.

Going to the Lawyers,
like yesterday; not for me,
but for my Dad.
This week will finalize much,
necessarily, of course.

Rock On One for Him.
He loved having a few drinks
and streaming up this and
other music.
Some of the best times, xo.

He is a beautiful soul and
now...never to be in
long suffering,
ever again.

The winged were in new
The Earth drank
and my eyes, rain; she
is opened to bury a
treasure chest of limitless

Be love and you will never not be love.
To be sure, to be sure.
It is my Dad, even with intense parts.
Love ain't always served on a silver platter,
Goes like that, for good, for good.

Thank you for the excellent spans of '69-'84.
So many variances to delight in and the
continuously beautiful free flowing
awe-inspiring love-touched just the
best music that was ever made---rocks on!

The Grateful Dead, for me, is a spiritual
journey through a superior vibe of intellect .
Thank God for the Grateful Dead
And every soul producing it in any way!

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Great picks all around!

1984!!! Absolutely Superb! Who do you have to bribe to release a Summer '84 show?!


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