Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out some Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1979, and 1980.
Our first stop this week is in the west Texas town of El Paso, where we have this batch of music from the first set from 11/23/73: Jack Straw ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; El Paso ; Tennessee Jed ; Big River ; Row Jimmy ; Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow.
Next is the long segment that starts the second set from 11/10/79 in Ann Arbor, MI, where we have this sequence of Alabama Getaway > The Promised Land ; Ship Of Fools ; Samson And Delilah ; Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band.
Lastly this week is the end of the show from 11/26/80 in Pembroke Pines, FL, where we have Space> Wharf Rat> Around And Around> Good Lovin', Satisfaction. This is the Dead’s first rendition of Satisfaction, a song they always played well, and it sounded like they were always having fun playing it.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.