Grateful Dead

December 14 - December 20, 2015

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1970, 1982 and 1989.

Our first selection this week is from 2/23/70 in Austin, TX, where we have this interesting sequence of music, from the time when the Grateful Dead were slipping effortlessly between acoustic and electric music: Me And My Uncle, Black Peter, Seasons Of My Heart > Uncle John's Band , Not Fade Away> Mason's Children.

Next is the start of the second set from 8/8/82 at Alpine Valley, the second night of a two night run, featuring Far From Me, Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain. That's a rare Far From Me second set opener.

Lastly this week is one of the most interesting second set sequences I ever saw, from 8/4/89, featuring Truckin'>Wang Dang Doodle>Crazy Fingers>Cumberland Blues>Eyes Of The World. This was my first Cal Expo show, and I remember the audience surprise when they opened the second set with Truckin', and followed that with a powerful Wang Dang Doodle, and later played a somewhat rare second set Cumberland. Good stuff.

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

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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buster76's picture
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Excellent!! Love the early

Excellent!!
Love the early years the most!

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sweet

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2/23/70 Austin, TX

Intimate set.
Thanks! Sweet blend of sound and song there David!

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