August 23 - August 29, 2010
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.
Great selections on my Birthday!! God Bless the Grateful Dead! Much love to everyone :)
I made it late to this show and got in for these songs at the end of the first set. This was one of the years in the early 80s when there were two carnivals in town that night!
A very kind blogger has compiled an index of all Tapers' Section offerings, from 2006 updated to the end of June this year. You can find it here
Looks to me like a pretty good balance of tunes from across the years and decades.
thanks David, thanks Mystery Blogger
great job as usual David! anyone who doesn't like what you play has no business on GD's website!! Even the worst shows are better than any other band pretty much... thanks!