Grateful Dead

August 10 - August 16, 2015

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music spanning 12 years, from 1970, 1978 and 1982.

Our first selection this week is from the second night of a four night run in San Francisco at the Fillmore West, on 2/6/70, where we have this nice batch of Dead from the era: Cumberland Blues, Cold Rain And Snow, Dire Wolf , Me And My Uncle, Hard To Handle, Dancing In The Street, Casey Jones.

Next is the post-Rhythm Devils part of the show from 5/17/78 in Chicago, the final night of the Dead's Spring Tour of 1978, where they played this very cool sequence: Terrapin Station>Not Fade Away>Around And Around.

Lastly this week is music from the Greek Theater in Berkeley on 5/23/82, where we have the end of the first set featuring this batch of solid music: Loser > Little Red Rooster ; Ramble On Rose ; Let It Grow.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music at the Tapers' Section.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Mar 28 2011
Uptown Theatre Chicago

17 Grateful Dead shows all legendary.
The largest in Chicago, it boasts 4,381 seats and its interior volume is said to be larger than any other movie palace in the United States, including Radio City Music Hall in New York. It occupies over 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2) of land at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Broadway in Chicago's Uptown Entertainment District. The mammoth theater has an ornate five story entrance lobby with an eight story fa├žade.
Notable performers

The Allman Brothers Band
Count Basie
Alice Cooper
Elvis Costello
Bing Crosby
Cheap Trick
Charlie Daniels Band
Dire Straits
Electric Light Orchestra
Duke Ellington
Ruth Etting
Peter Gabriel
Jerry Garcia Band
Gentle Giant
Benny Goodman
The Grateful Dead
Hall & Oates
J. Geils Band
Rick James
The Kinks
The Knack
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Graham Parker
The Ramones
Lou Reed
Roxy Music
Todd Rundgren
Leon Russell
Sister Sledge
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Rod Stewart
Thin Lizzy
The Tubes
The Marshall Tucker Band
Paul Whiteman
Frank Zappa

Joined: Jul 27 2014
Greek Box

Would love a 5 show box from the Greek.Take the best show from each run 81-85;there is at least 1 great show from each.This would also hopefully get us back in the $200 box range.I know the masters are cassettes but I have(or had) many many great sounding shows from this era.Come on up the Greek!!

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
from 5/23/82

mbarilla's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013
marye,, make the calls for Greek 82 release

Lucky you were there in person. 5.23.82 deserves the proper treatment.

Joined: Oct 1 2007
Nice transition out of space....

....into Terrapin. But to my ears the rest of this set sounds like they were tired, and ready for the tour to end.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
82 Greek

one of my favorite weekends too.

Joined: Jun 24 2013
82 Greek

Loved this show! Venue, Crowd, Setlist, Playing, Weather - Everything came together that day - my 5th show, never got off the bus after that... Would love a Greek release

Joined: Jun 4 2007
'82 Greek

This run should be the next box. Love this particular show and it's all time greatest Shakedown!

mbarilla's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013
Wow 3 great selections

Feb 70 - two thumbs up
May 78 Uptown - Not Fade Away - funky jam. I always hear a West L.A. Fadeaway tease ?
Greek - 5.23.82 - bring on the release ,, Drums with Motorcycle is classic


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