Grateful Dead

August 30 - September 5, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

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.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Apr 10 2008
good mornin'

Fox Theatre 5/18/77 jumpstarts my morning with that energetic Minglewood, pairs nicely with a stiff cup of coffee. Like a cool breeze the soft notes of Roses take flight, a beautiful begining to this Monday morning. The quality of performance is perfect as is the recording and I realize I need more of this Spring 77 tour! With a smile on my face I wholeheartedly thank you, David, and all the others in the cybersphere that make the music available. Roll away the dew.

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Joined: Sep 18 2007
Happy Monday

Monday morning, first day of classes, blahhhh - and then I open Taper's Section and find a wonderful selection of tunes that just about bracket the era that makes my wicky wacky. It is all a matter of taste and experiences, but for me the 70s and early 80s shows are unbeatable. Thank for, once again, turning a Monday into a Funday.

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Spring 1977

I'd like to thank Betty Cantor Jackson for a job well done on many of those 1977 gems.

Joined: Nov 6 2007
Love that '73 for breakfast....

Deeeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!! :)

'In fact your salvation is within yourself, in your own essence of mind, it is not to be gotten grasping at external people like me.' ~ Jack Kerouac

Joined: Oct 1 2007
'77 tour...

Thanks, as always, David. Would love to hear what folks think of "that" '77 tour. I have always thought Cornell is a bit over-rated--or at least its fame tends to occlude shows around it, Boston, Palladium, etc and so forth. Any how, I am doing my best not to say anything volatile, just "Thank you, for a real good time!"

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Nice choices

I think I like the Fox '77 shows more than Cornell & Buffalo from that tour. The second night is particularly fun to listen too. Glad it was released.

I would love to see the '82 Greek shows released.


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