Grateful Dead

August 23 - August 29, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to our weekly installment of Grateful Dead music drawn from the vault's master tapes. You might not always like what we play here, but you certainly can't complain about the cost...

Our first selection this week is music from 5/1/81 at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia, site of many fine Grateful Dead shows, most famous of which were the magnificent Warlocks show in October, 1989. From the 1981 stop at the Coliseum, we have the first set closing trio of Tennessee Jed>Let It Grow>Deal, drawn from the cassette master.

From about a year later, on 5/23/82 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, we have two parts of the show, made up of Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Moutain, Satisfaction>Brokedown Palace. The first combination is the second set opener, and the second combination is the encore, a somewhat rare-in-1982 double encore.

Lastly this week, from a decade after the Greek selection above, we have the end of the show from 5/24/92 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, featuring The Last Time>Morning Dew, Johnny B. Goode, the last track being the encore. We don't play too much 1992 Dead here, so when we find some good stuff from that year, it's always fun to play it for you. This show was suggested to me for a listen by a good friend of Dick Latvala's. The Dead in 1992 were more hit-and-miss than they'd been in a long time, but there certainly were some decent shows.

Join us here next week for more Grateful Dead music. We don't know what we'll play, but it'll be something good from the vault we expect. As always, feel free to write the address below with questions or comments about the Tapers' Section, or anything else Dead-related.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jul 17 2007
Nothing like a TJED on a Monday Morning

That LIG is blistering.

and the satisfaction (replete with bob yelps) into brokedown...

i won't mention the tinny sound heard in the '90s slot cause you redeemed your
self next week.

Joined: Aug 17 2010
thanks prof

grate story with a happy ending

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

Wow. This 5/1/81is way better than I expected. Thanks for pulling this out.

Joined: Aug 28 2010

I think what you play here is really amazing and the cost is just the icing on the cake. You are truly awesome to take the time to give this to us on a regular basis. I hope to come back often.

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Joined: Nov 21 2009
Thanks David!

Oh that Scarlet-Fire just is tasty tasty! That Dew from 92 is also a tasty treat. Thanks for all you do; one happy Dead Head up here in the great NW. Take care all and be well.

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Joined: Apr 12 2008

Great to hear these cassette masters D.L. breaks out
from time to time of this era (Hampton '81)
They are sharp and uh, hold their potency well, shall we say
Just really diggin' it
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

Joined: Jul 16 2009

How about adding the Casey Jones which ended set II?

Joined: Aug 31 2009
Letting it GROW!!!

Dang Jerry!!!!!!!!!!

I try to space out these link throughout the week so I have something to chew on as the days go by... finally getting to '81 Hampton, fucking A+!!

Jerry is truly smokin!
as my buddy puts it:
"where it sounds like he's mushing sled dogs through a frozen tundra by moonlight, while spinning a lasso overhead"

Thanks David! I'll have no problem replaying this cut for the next two days.
The others were good too I guess.. but tough to beat that LIG

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Joined: Jun 15 2007
Another anniversary of my

Another anniversary of my first show...Tacoma 8/26/88 and still not even a taste on any Tapers Section....oh well...maybe next year! ;*)

It really wasn't as bad as people say!

Thanks David...still enjoyin' the ride!

Joined: Jan 13 2010
go to youtube and look up Family Guy

Stewie (major dilation) at a GD concert.

"Anybody want to buy my shirt? I'll trade you my shirt for a grilled cheese!!!"



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