Grateful Dead

April 25 - May 1, 2011

Tapers Section By David LemieuxWelcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1973 and 1990.

Our first stop this week is at the Hollywood Palladium, site of exceptional shows in August, 1971. From the first of two nights, on 9/9/72, we have He's Gone>Truckin'>Jam>Drums>Other One. Please note that there is a master reel cut in the jam after Truckin'. This is one of the finest months on Grateful Dead history, continuing on the excellence that began in Europe and ran through the end of 1972 (and into 1973…).

Next is music from a year later, on 9/11/73 in Williamsburg, VA, featuring a good batch of 1973 Dead: Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, Weather Report Suite, Row Jimmy, Big River, Deal, BIODTL. This was Bruce Hornsby's first Grateful Dead show. Not as a player, obviously, but as an attendee. That's Joe Ellis and Martin Fierro on horns to open the sequence of songs.

Our final selection this week of from 9/8/90 in Richfield, OH, Vince Welnick's second show with the Grateful Dead. From that show, we have the end of the second set featuring All Along The Watchtower>Stella Blue>Throwing Stones>NFA, One More Saturday Night. Although Brent was missed tremendously, there was a sense of renewed energy and excitement that would run through the end of the year and the band along with Vince and Bruce (at most shows) began to stretch things out a bit.

Be sure to join us next week for more great tunes. We have some good stuff lined up from deep within the vault. And as always, you are welcomed and encouraged to write to us at the address below.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Mar 2 2010

Wow! Music to my ears! Classic! Makes me wanna go home and do the same thing!

Joined: Jan 7 2011
Good Stuff

I like Jerry's recommendation -- "Listen Harder"

Joined: Jan 24 2011
Horns, plural?

I've never heard any of the '73 "horns" shows, so I was curious about the 9/11/73 excerpt. But it seems to be only Martin Fierro here--he's the only one introduced, and I don't hear any trumpet, just the one sax. Cool stuff anyway, can never have too many "Weather Reports"!

Joined: May 12 2008
wrong again

Geez, I always thought it was the Hollyweed Palladium.

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Joined: Nov 19 2008
A confession ...

... to being ignorant and narrow minded way back. I saw a '73 show with the above mentioned horn players, and I was pissed off by them. I could not imagine what the Grateful Dead were doing bringing out people to do all that squeaking and honking. Looking back, I still don't care much for it, but I can see I had no right to that attitude. It was not to be the first time this band put me through some changes.

~ I'll meet you some morning in the sweet by and by

Joined: Jan 13 2010

my ears! The dogs are running!

Joined: Jan 13 2010
hornz=less jer

less jer=less hot

another (very) picky deadhead, indeed.

hornz sound like wwwoooozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

jer sounds like heaven

Joined: Jun 4 2007
RT 1.3

I've gotta confess, I prefer Road Trips 1.3 ~ indeed one of the best RTs ~ to Dick's 35 most days of the week. I find the latter short on jams and kind of long & crammed together ~ bless 'em, they wanted to give us as much as they could, but the discs are alot to listen to. Blasphemy, I know!
But of course, DP35 is essential for Empty Pages alone. Maybe Pigpen's best song, right up there with The Stranger.

Yeah, great to hear this Sept '73 in great quality ~ a live Let Me Sing 'Em Away appears at last! I love the horns on Weather Report just for the uniqueness of the moment. Wouldn't have preferred it all the time (adding touring horn players sabotaged quite a few bands in the '70's...directly diluted Rick Wright's role in Pink Floyd, IMO).

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
new england

You're half right (I guess I am, too). Hollywood is the main part of disc 4 of DP 35. Here's the set list:

Hollywood 8/6/71

The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
Me And My Uncle (Phillips)
The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
Sugar Magnolia (Weir / Hunter)
Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)

It was also included as part of the swell bonus disc on RT vol. 1, no. 3 (one of the best in my opinion).

The tracks on the bonus CD are:

Bertha - August 6, 1971, Hollywood
Mr. Charlie - August 6, 1971, Hollywood
Cumberland Blues - August 6, 1971, Hollywood
Brokedown Palace - August 6, 1971, Hollywood
Hard To Handle - August 6, 1971, Hollywood

Joined: Jan 13 2010
horns or no horns?

I prefer no horns. however, that matters not. 9/11/73 as a release would be welcome no matter what.


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