Grateful Dead

August 6 - August 12, 2012

Tapers Section By David LemieuxWeek of August 6 - August 12, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover an 11 year span in Grateful Dead history, 1977-1988.

Our first stop is 11/4/77 in Hamilton, NY, at Colgate University, where we have the end of the second set, featuring Iko Iko>Stella Blue>Playing In The Band; Johnny B. Goode.

Next up is the entire first set from 10/5/84 in Charlotte, NC, with a classic setlist from the ere: Bertha > The Promised Land, West L.A. Fadeaway, Little Red Rooster, Dupree's Diamond Blues, My Brother Esau, Brown Eyed Women, Feel Like A Stranger, Might As Well. I've always enjoyed those oddly-placed Feel Like A Strangers, out of their usual first-song slot. This recording is from the PCM master and might have a couple of minor digital dropouts.

Lastly this week is the start of the second set from 9/5/88, the third of a four night run at the Capital Center in Landover, MD. From that show we have China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>Playing In The Band>Uncle John's Band>Playing In The Band.

Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you next week.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
can't believe I missed this!

The second set of 10-5-84 has one of my all-time favorite China>Rider jams. It's so liquidy and and psychedelic. It positively drips with energy!

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
'gate-ful dead

I think Colgate '77 would make for a very nice Dave's Pick...
*hint hint*

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Oddly Placed

Earlier in the Colgate 11-4-77 we were graced with Eyes --> Estimated. Talk about odd! Thanks for all your fine work David.

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Joined: Jan 21 2009
Great Calls as always... But...

It is almost criminal to not include the estimated prophet from 11/4/77. Don't get me wrong, anyone can go listen to the whole show on the Archive and for that I am Grateful, but it is one of the best ever, with some of the smoothest jerry and phil, and some of the best reggae driven grooves and playing from keith ever.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought 11/4 was the only samson > cold rain ever, and it was the first time of only 7 total, they played eyes > estimated instead of the other way around

still good to see the 11.4 Jones Brothers show get some love. There is a palpable x factor in that recording. Happy Homecoming Folks!

Always Grateful Dave, and I hope you aren't working too hard on Jerry Day.

Joined: Jun 6 2007
Colgate 11-4-77

I've had this set 2 audience tape forever, listened to it lots in the 80s...listening to the SBD of it now, I noticed something new - during the Stella Blue > Playin Reprise transition, Jerry toys with the opening notes of "Days Between" :)

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Good Morning Y'all, xo!

In for some work-mojo.
(rubs hands together)
I'm in overtime here.

Joined: Jun 13 2007

9th Inning with the '84 clip, Oh Yeah!

I got dancing there for a circle
or two and I think I might have
been able to reap
a few $1.'s for it but it may
have just been me, Ha!

What a Rooster Jam!


Joined: Jun 4 2007

I can attest for certain that on 3/23/87 at Hampton, VA, Jerry spontaneously trumped Bob's "set closing" Feel Like a Stranger. We were 2nd row (standing) on the floor, so we were witnesses to the endearing scene ~ as the last note of Stranger dissipated, Bob jumped up to the mike and had put his lips on it to say "We'll be back in a little bit" when Jerry cranked the opening chords to Don't Ease before he could speak. Bob had to jump back and fall in with the rest of the band. Such a fun moment.

And yes, it was all about Jerry's energy on that occasion. He just wanted to play another song. Those were his first East Coast shows back, post-coma, and similarly charged moments abounded (the Touch of Grey opener raised the collective consciousness to fever bright, and everyone jumped out of their skin during the surprise mid-set Iko when he roared an "I'LL TELL YA 'BOUT" into the mike).....

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Thank you for
a real good time.
Today Rocked.
A thousand things
to say...but alas it
must go... unsaid, so~
To the Unsaid,

Good Night xo

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Joined: Jul 20 2012
indeed it is

got the day off, temps are down, sun is shining, sky is sooooo blue, new selection of more free music from mr. david..................

i liko, i liko!


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