April 21 - April 27, 2008
Well, with today being 4/21, and a Monday, we're sure many of you are feeling a little tired, so we'll start this week with something mellow to get you into the groove…
…April Fools! Mellow?! No Way! Here is a raucous That's It For The Other One>Death Don't Have No Mercy from 4/22/69 at the Arc in Boston. Sadly, there's a cut in The Other One that returns during the Cryptical reprise. Sorry about that, but at least you've been warned. What a stellar Death Don't, too. So much great music was played in the first five months of 1969 that it can be a daunting task to choose what to play here. We are also happy to play this classic 1969 combination of songs, Beat It On Down The Line, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Doin' That Rag. The BIODTL has severe tempo issues, but it makes it a very interesting version. Is it fast? Is it slow? Is it mid-tempo? To quote a line from the great British comedy show of the mid-1990s The Fast Show, “we just don't know!” There's also a bit of a clipped intro to Doin' That Rag, but when you overlook that little technical problem, it's a very well played version.
Next up we'll pop into the magnificent Spring Tour of 1977. From the first show of the tour, at the Philadelphia Spectrum on 4/22/77, we have the first set closing Playing In The Band. This is a rare post-1974 stand-alone Playing, and it's got a nice feeling to it.
From the next night, 4/23/77 in Springfield, MA, we have a very cool stand-alone Estimated Prophet that opened the second set. This then-new song added such a great tune to the repertoire and these 1977 versions are so perfect and concise.
From a few nights later, at the Capital Theatre in Passaic, NJ, we have this very nice Scarlet Begonias>Fire on theMountain from 4/25/77. We played a fair amount of this tour last year here at the Tapers Section, so be sure to check back through the archived Tapers Section to check out more from this great tour.
Check back next week for what promises to be another wild ride through the Grateful Dead's recorded legacy. Please feel free to write with questions or comments, praise or complaints. We like it all. Be sure to include the words “Grateful Dead” in the subject of your email to separate your important missives from the spam.
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Hi, it's been awhile since I've listened to these Taper Section streams, but everything is coming through in mono. Is there a setting I need to change somewhere?
im listening to the 69 fillmore west show why for the dead no play sittin on top of the world more times in their days is beyond me this one is way beautiful. thanks internet archive tooo!
great jams again and a special sprinkling from springfield '77.
"Sun comes up blood red
Wind yells among the stone
All graceful instruments are known"
David David David... awesome,, Love the real old 1969 Music,,, i dont have alot of it,,
so, keep Posting it .,
what 1 or 2 1969 Shows I have, I really wish you would have posted this version of
'Doin' that Rag' for everybody .. there is no "Cut" , and its a Solid Rocking version ~
I also wish, on my "Wish List" ,,,haha,, that this show would be put out as a CD ..
6-7-1969 SET 2, Fillmore West , SF, Cali .
THE ELEVEN > SITTIN ON TOP OF THE WORLD !! (Smoking!!!) > Cold Rain & Snow
( Thumping Guitars ) > Doin' That Rag ( oh those Vocals...) > Me & My Uncle > Lovelight
( with Jains Joplin & PigPen doin the 'Pocket Pool' Rap for 20 minutes, etc)
OK !!! THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR GD MUSIC LOVERS AND COLLECTORS,,,
I HAVE THIS SHOW ON CASSETTE ,,,
PLEASE POST A 'SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ' SOMETIME,, I LV THAT SONG, AND IT SEEMS RARE ~
ANY NEWS ON WHY THIS ISNT ON CD ????????
ANYWAY,, NOT TELLING YOU YOUR JOB,, JUST SOME IDEAS
ROCK N ROLL 4 EVER ~
JOSH E BEAR
Josh E Bear !!
Scarlet > Fire from 77 is great!
Streaming Grateful Dead and more
Grate way to start the week
aces are crawling up and down my sleeve, musta been the 5 count on BIODTL that throws it a curve, but ol' Pig singin Good Mornin' brings it back in line for doing that rag(ouch gap), nobodys told me to step back yet so im going back for more playin
"Take a step back!"
Beat it on down the line sounds like Phil singing even though I know its Bobby!! I agree very interesting version......
Looks like another fine selection!