Grateful Dead

April 2 - April 8, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1973, 1979 and 1980.

Our first stop this week is in Cleveland on 12/6/73, where we have this big batch of first set material: Bertha ; Mexicali Blues ; Loser ; Black Throated Wind ; They Love Each Other ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Deal ; El Paso ; Row Jimmy ; Greatest Story Ever Told.

Next, from the excellent December, 1979, we have music from 12/7/79 in Indianapolis, from the first set: New Minglewood Blues ; Tennessee Jed ; Me And My Uncle > Big River. This early Brent sound is so fresh.

Lastly this week is the third set opening sequence from 10/2/80 at the Warfield, recorded from the cassette master: Drums>Comes A Time>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance>Terrapin Station>Playing In The Band.

Join us next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux


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chastason's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Taper's Section past weeks links

Some work, some just go to the wayback machine.

shwack's picture
Joined: Apr 12 2008
Yes Master

Hey Man,
Always a Pleasure to hear Cassette Masters!
I enjoy the edge that they bring to the music.
Drums always welcome in this House
Glad you left them on the sequence

Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

Joined: Jun 4 2007

If you want to find entries from the years that are missing from the index, I suggest using the Search bar. The query I enter for the missing '08 entries: 'taper's section 2008'. You can do the same thing for the phantom 2009, 2010 entries. You'll need to wade through a bunch of nonrelevant stuff, but the old entries are there. Which begs the question...

fluffanutter's picture
Joined: Feb 25 2012
Good point Ted

Thanks for the point to the archive for a listen to this show(s). Always wondered about the New Orleans run.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
raelco: yes, old taperz sections are here.

Go to Features in the menu on the left, and you'll find a taperz section link.


Joined: Jun 6 2007
Tapers Section-are the old ones still available at this site?

Thanks in advance-just wondering if you can listen to old taper section music.

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Don't forget New Orleans from October 1980

Lots of talk about Warfield and Radio City, but perhaps the best shows were at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans.

House security was tight: my Sony recorder was confiscated. Sure am glad we have the recording above, from LMA, to listen to, until David L comes up with a better one.

Oh, and to Rowjimmy about 1973: you can say that again!

Joined: Mar 2 2010
1973 Dead

When I think of Grateful Dead, I think of 1973...simply the best in my ol' honest opinion!

claney's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2007
Listening to it now

Stoltzfus... listening to 10/15/83 right now, based on your words (heard good things about it before, just hadn't listened to it for some reason until now - you pushed me over the edge i guess). Only on Dire Wolf and already flying ... this is soooo so goooooooodddddd. X-Factor show for sure.

Thanks thanks thanks!!!! (now I'll have to go back and revisit the previous night, on DP6 - it's been a while)

Joined: Jan 13 2010

experience 10/15/83!!! THAT IS A GREAT SHOW!!!

listened to it on the way to Oregon this past weekend.


You'll never doubt GD83 again.


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