Grateful Dead

December 04 - December 10, 2017

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1971, 1979, and 1985, two selections from Western NY, and one from home in San Francisco.

Our first selection this week is from 11/6/71 at the Harding Theatre in San Francisco, where we have this nice batch of classic 1971 Dead: Mexicali Blues ; Sing Me Back Home ; One More Saturday Night , Ramble On Rose, Bobby McGee.

Next is the entire first from 11/9/79 at the Aud in Buffalo, NY, where we have this great batch of early-Brent music: Alabama Getaway > The Promised Land; They Love Each Other ; Cassidy; Loser; Lazy Lightnin'> Supplication; Althea; Easy To Love You ; Jack Straw.

Lastly this week is another Western NY first set, from 11/7/85 in Rochester, NY, the opening set from a terrific two night run at the War Memorial, the Dead’s last shows there: Dancing In The Street ; Dire Wolf ; C C Rider ; Loser ; Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues ; Cumberland Blues ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Deal.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
Twitter: @lemieuxdavid


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ShivaHo's picture
Joined: Jan 12 2009
Truckin' off to Buffalo for my 1st show!

Drove my dad's pickup from 'Cuse, got in a minor fender bender in front of a cop shop & tripped my brain out at my 1st Dead show. It was also the 1st Gloria jam & that Easy to Love You with a now missing verse. Had to stop driving on the way home cause of dense fog that was multicolored swirls.
Still one of my favorite shows out of the plus 100 or so I've seen.

rogerlevy's picture
Joined: Dec 11 2009
Rochester NY

Our friends wore clown suits to this show at UR Palestra. Winnie was one of them. He died this month. Too sad. A force of nature. Lived in Vermont. The best reason to live in Rochester is that we are only six hours from Vermont. RIP.

musicnow's picture
Joined: Aug 6 2013
Ra-cha-cha '85

I too was at these couple of nights in Rochester. It's nice to hear the show here and the following night as this week's "jam of the week". Wish these two nights would be officially released.

Joined: May 1 2017
rochester 1985

Chilly night in Rochester. Some friends missed their flight so I was able to hand off their tickets to a couple of seekers. I did not have any paper to write on so I kept track of the set list on a balloon. The show was pretty good-I liked the Cumberland. The next night I got scalped trying to get tickets for my friends who finally showed up. They were counterfeit and I had the pleasure of seeing the guy who sold them to us get busted outside the arena.


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