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
vault@dead.net

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Drumz>GSET>Drumz

Wow, it's the whole 1980 clip...

Drumz > Crowd > Drumz > GSET > Drumz > GSET > Crowd > Drumz > GSET > Drumz > Crowd > Drumz > GSET > Drumz

Now THAT is mixing it up :-) (In all seriousness, I would love to hear the Comes a Time, etc ....)

Most of all, as usual, thanks for sharing the streaming goodies, warts and all ..

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1980 glitch

I headed straight for the 1980 stuff, loving Drumz, except some weird montage of Greatest Story bits keeps popping into it - Moses wants to stick his Quasar into my Drumz.

On related note - I actually listen to Drums from 1980 :-)

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Appears to be fixed

The problem appears to be fixed now. :-) Thanks, webmeisters!

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yes there's trouble

jimjimmyjimbo: Yes, I had the same result when clicking the 79' link. Looking forward to hearing those classic sounds following a small repair ?...

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'79 and '80 links

anyone else having trouble with the '79 and '80 links? I'm getting drums > greatest story clips > drums. thx.

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Here comes sunshine

Another beautiful day in Kansas will bring a record high temperature.
Cleveland from December 1973 is an incredible show, known for a lengthy Dark Star > Eyes of the World. Here Comes Sunshine is notable too, also from the 2nd set.
Dial it in whenever a time machine becomes functional.
October 1980: An amazing month of performances, with acoustic then electric sets.
Pull out some more Saenger, buddy.
Thanks David for the great tunes.

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Black Throated Wind

Lyrics By: John Barlow
Music By: Bob Weir
Bringing me down, I'm running aground
Blind in the light of the interstate cars
Passing me by, the buses and semis
Plunging like stones from a slingshot on Mars
But I'm here by the road, bound to the load
That I picked up in ten thousand cafes and bars
Alone with the rush of the drivers who won't pick me up
The highway, the moon, the clouds, and the stars
The black throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a life where nothing is new
Ah, Mother American Night, I'm lost from the light
Oh I'm drowning in you
I left Saint Louis, City of Blues
In the midst of a storm I'd rather forget
I tried to pretend it came to an end
'Cause you weren't the woman I once thought I'd met
But I can't deny, that times have gone by
Where I never had doubts or thoughts of regrets
And I was a man when all this began
Who wouldn't think twice about being there yet
The black throated wind whispering sin,
And it speaks of a life that passes like dew
It forced me to see
That you've done better by me
Better by me than I've done by you
Now what's to found, racing around
You carry your pain wherever you go
Full of the blues, and trying to lose
You ain't going to learn what you don't want to know
So I give you my eyes, and all of their lies
Please help them to learn as well as to see
And capture a glance, whoa and make it a dance
Of looking at you looking at me
The black throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a life that could almost be true
Ah, Mother American Night, here comes the light
I'm turning around that's what I'm going to do
Going back home that's what I'm gonna do
Some alternative words were tested out in 1990 but did not last:

Verse 2
Well, it's me and the road, yeah, we're unlocking the code
That will lead us to some as yet unforseen bar
Alone with the rush of the drivers who won't pick me up
The highway, the moon, the clouds and the stars

But I'm here by the road, yeah, unravelling the code
That will lead us to some as yet unforseen bar

Verse 3
The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
Like a siren it promises everything new
Ah, Mother American Night, invisible light
Ohhh, I'm flying in you

The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a life where everything's new

Verse 4
I left St Louis, the City of Blues
On a screaming blue bender I'd rather forget
With no scars that show, the keys to the road
A couple of tens and some stale cigarettes

Verse 5
But I can't deny that times have gone by
Nothing is left but thoughts of regret
When I was a man, with so much in hand
That a bird in the bush would be singing there yet

But I can't deny that times have gone by
When being with her was as good as it gets

Verse 6
The black-throated wind, whispering sin
And speaking of life that passes like dew
It's led me to see if you want to be free
Have your way with each day as its granted to you

Verse 7
What's to be found, racing around
You carry your blues to the edge of the sky
Think a coyote could care about birds in the air?
Think a raven thinks coyotes should learn how to fly?

We drew lines all around us when I was down
So now mine turns out to go right to the sky

Verse 8
So I give you my eyes, they were just a disguise
Anyway where I'm going it's too dark to see
Yes, and toss me to Chance and watch me dance
Choreography certain as bats on the breeze

So I leave you my eyes ...

Verse 9
The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With it's words of a lie I think just might be true
Oh, Mother American Night, here comes the light
I'm going right on ahead, that's what I'm gonna do

The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
The prophet that promises everything new
Ah, Mother American Night, come wrong or come right
I will always go onward in you

I Love You, All
so much...
so. so much, xo!

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I Thank Thee for a Superb Monday Morning!
Have an Awesome Week, XO.

Good Friday will arrive too, got any nails?
Only big ones will do, goes like that.

I'm in for The Rock n Roll. Repeatedly.

Have a wonderful April 2nd in the 2012 -
Year of Our Lord.

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"Gonna get there."

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Really nice picks this week DL!

What a great way to start a dreary week!

Vintage 73, hot 79 and some smokin' Warfield 80!

Yummy, yummy, yummy -- I got Dead in my tummy!

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