August 30 - September 5, 2010
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, as we roll into September with what looks like a good month of music coming up.
We'll make our first musical stop this week on 5/20/73 at UCSB in Santa Barbara, with music from the second and third sets, consisting of Promised Land, Brown-Eyed Women, Mexicali Blues, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, Big RR Blues, Greatest Story Ever Told, Here Comes Sunshine, Big River, Loser, El Paso, Casey Jones; Truckin'. The tape here cuts, so we fade out at the end of Truckin'. This show was he second of three big weekend shows in May, 1973, with 5/13 in Des Moines, and 5/26 at Kezar, all three of which were very strong, long shows.
From four years later, on 5/18/77 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, we have Minglewood Blues, It Must have Been The Roses, Lazy Lightning>Supplication, High Time, The Music Never Stopped from the first set. This was the first of two nights at the Fox, the second of which is part of Dick's Picks 29 and is a magnificent show. But, as you'll hear, 5/18 had some great music as well.
Finally this week we have the end of the second set from 5/23/82 at the Greek, consisting of Other One>Stella>Miracle>Casey Jones. You may recall we played the start of the second set and encore last week, so we figured we'd fill things out a bit more this week.
Thanks for joining us this week, and we'll look forward to your visit next week. Feel free to write to me at the email address below with questions or comments about the Tapers' Section or anything about the Grateful Dead.
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I, too, have been having trouble recently with the player not starting, but I just advance the "seek" bar and it starts playin....Great selections this week, by the way.
Anyone else having trouble w/ the pop-out player? I've never encountered problems playing it, but it's not working this week. If it's just me, it's likely a flash issue. Just thought i'd check w/ everyone to see first.
73 & 77 are vintage years and the snippet from 82 was a moment relived for me - hadn't heard the show since being there. Just another Berkeley afternoon -- with a Harley on stage which was mic-ed up and revved during space. I think they blew a fuse doing that and it's a wonder they didn't destroy the whole sound system.
But that is why we love our Grateful Dead!!
Excellent offerings this week, David. Thank you! I'm especially stoked about the large chunks of material here, in particular the finely-played '73 show and the always-hot '77 set. But what really gets me off is the '82 Stella Blue. The song itself is nothing too incredible, but Garcia's phrasing in the ultimate jam is exquisite.
There's always something new here at the TS, and that's why I keep coming back. As long as you all keep delivering the goods, I'll keep happily lapping it up. I love it all!
...let's not forget that Santa Barbara show. '73 dead, they could do no wrong that year!
I'd forgotten how, um, 'involving' that '82 Greek Other One was....
Brent was truly under appreciated at the time.
Thank you for adding the end of the seocnd set of the Greek!
i'm totally loving this-- i can't listen at work anymore (gggrrrrrrr) but i can listen at home-- i can wait 12 hours-- great choices--