Grateful Dead

December 13- December 19, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Hello, and a hearty welcome back to the Tapers' Section! This week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973 and 1982.

Our first stop this week is from the second of two shows at Assembly Hall in Champaign-Urbana, IL, on 2/22/73 where we have a good batch of tunes from the first set, including Wave That Flag, Me and My Uncle, Brown-Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man, Box of Rain, Mexicali Blues, Sugaree. There is a reel cut in You Ain't Woman Enough, but otherwise this is a typically great-sounding early 1973 recording, very similar to the excellent sound on Dick's Picks Vol. 28 (from less than a week later).

Next is music from San Diego in early 1982, recorded on 2/19/82 and featuring the post-Drums sequence of The Other One>Stella Blue>Women Are Smarter>Johnny B. Goode, US Blues, with a very cool and unique placement of Women Are Smarter. This was drawn from the cassette master, as were all recordings from 1982 until 12/27/82, when the Grateful Dead started recording with Beta BCM digital recording technology.

Lastly this week is more music from 1982, this time from 4/11/82 at Nassau Coliseum, where we have the first set's opening group of songs made up of Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Franklin's Tower > El Paso ; Candyman > Little Red Rooster. Note the excellent Brent scat singing during Rooster. He sure brought some soul and energy to this band.

Be sure to join us next week for more great Dead music. As always, you're encouraged to write to us at the email address below with questions, comments or suggestions.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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hey now

How about some 'philler' at the end of the Golden Hall clip? I always used to do that with my tapes. Humph. Oh well.

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does anyone know the show...

...where Jerry sings: 'Red and White, US Blues' instead of Blue Suede Shoes? I've been looking for it, and I want to hear it again. Not the most serious of flubs, but not one he made very often apparently...any input would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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wrong date?

I think Ted is right. This does seem to be 2/21/73, not 2/22. By coincidence (or not?) Charlie Miller enterprises have just released a nice newly mastered Soundboard of 2/21/73 which I downloaded yesterday and have been enjoying today!

An early 73 box set is my dream.

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Sherbear....

I love sherbear, who always reminds us what really matters, the poetry of it all, and that you might be shown the light in the strangest of places......

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It was a cold night in Champaign!

Wolf drove the green Econoline over from West Lafayette, with Micheal T and Werli: I walked in without a coat... Modern chemistry was in full force that night!!
Assemby Hall was full. Arriving right at showtime, we stood in the back. Wished we'd have come the day before, as the band played 2 nights here. Witnessed a terrific Dark Star > Eyes.
Thanks David, but I think these tunes were from the 2/21 concert, not the 22nd? : - |

What a long strange trip it's been!

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Loser.
Will be back for more laTer.
Have a sweet day and
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>>> How I Love You.
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In the confusion...

I was also hoping for
some light, so can I
please have a lovelight,
with a cherry on Top?

Maybe two of them.
It's better that way,
he can help his brother Up.
Why wait, 1 Thessalonians 5:10
I've got two good Arms!
And the Old Man never was
the same, again.

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@WWWave That Flag

Lyrics By: Robert Hunter
Music By: Jerry Garcia

*Wave the flag, *pop the bag
*Rock the boat, skin the goat
Trap the rat, bell the cat
Ball the jack, chew the fat

Shoot the breeze, lose the keys
Feed the poor, stop the war
Make the signs, connect the lines
Pay your fines, save your dimes

Chorus *Wave that flag, wave it wide and high
*Summertime done come and gone, my oh my

Meet the best, read the rest
Hide in caves, walk on waves
Pull the tooth, stretch the truth
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Catch the flicks, get your kicks
Play your rags, pick up sticks
[?], trim your wig
Try your tricks, impress the chicks

Watch the bands, dig and dance
Live in shame, die in vain
Catch the flu, burn the stew
*Shine your shoes, sing the blues

This was played some 15 times by the Dead in 1973. It is the developing version of what became U.S.Blues. The words seem to have varied greatly between different versions, and the order of the couplets was pretty random. This is the version from 28 March 1973 (an asterisk before a phrase means it was carried through to the final version of U.S.Blues).

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