Grateful Dead

December 17 - December 23, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover a 17 year span of Grateful Dead music, 1972 to 1989, with music recorded in Northern California, Southern California and Rochester, NY.

We'll begin our trip with music recorded during a three night run at Winterland on 12/11/72, featuring Big River, Deal, Tomorrow is Forever, Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones. These shows were originally scheduled to be a double bill with the Allman Bros. Band, but the November death of bass player and founding member Berry Oakley necessitated the Allmans cancelling their appearances. Of course, the ABB would return to action in 1973, playing a couple of major dates with the Dead in June and July, 1973.

Heading east for a show on 9/27/76 in Rochester, NY, we have the start of the show, featuring Promised Land, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Deal, Looks Like Rain. As we've mentioned before, this tour was not recorded by Betty, and was instead recorded by Dan Healy. The big difference is that Betty's recordings were mixed specifically for tape, for the listening experience after the show. The Healy recordings were the PA mix, i.e. the same sound that was heard in the hall, recorded directly from the soundboard feed. Nonetheless, the Healy recordings sound great, a credit to the excellence of his live mixes.

In 1989, the Grateful Dead performed six times at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA, in the Los Angeles area. In December, the final three shows were played, with 12/10/89 being the final Grateful Dead show at the Forum, site of a major Grateful Dead show in 1977 (a rare 1977 show for which there is no board tape). From 12/10/89, we have the final segment of music that the Grateful Dead ever performed at the Forum, The Wheel>I Need A Miracle>Stella Blue>Good Lovin'; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.

Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault. As always, we encourage you to write to us at the email address below.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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lethedoom's picture
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what is wrong ?

Happy New Year to you, but I am feeling sorry for the crew running this site.

The site is getting behind announced schedule regularly. On 1/1/2013
The front page still posts :
Grateful Dead Hour no. 1261
Tapers Section December 17 - December 23, 2012
Jam of The Week October 19, 1972 - St. Louis, MO
http://www.dead.net/features/jam-week/december-21-december-27-2012 is a dead link.

The current page listings are:
http://www.dead.net/features/gd-radio-hour/grateful-dead-hour-no-1261 is live,
but gdh 1262 and 1263 are more recent offerings.

http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/december-17-december-23-2012 is live, but
http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/december-24-december-30-2012 was available
last week and december 31-2012-january 6 2013 has not been posted yet.

http://www.dead.net/features/jam-week/december-28-2012-january-03-2013
October 15, 1984 Hartford, CT

The site administrators should want to keep the front page current and meet their announced schedule for new postings, but they do not seem able or perhaps desirous of doing so.

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small wheel turning

Christmas night and what a treat! Went straight to Forum '89 and dig the intro to Wheel and where Wheel transitions to Miracle. Yes, I need a miracle everyday. Crisp and refreshing. Good night, all. Happy Holiday.

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Merry Grateful Christmas to all!

And to all a wonderful Solstice. It seemed like the days would never start getting longer, especially with all the Mayan stuff floating around....

Thanks for fixing the clip, had a real itch to hear that Baby Blue for some reason!

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yay!

enjoy the tunes!

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Working link to '89'

Worth the wait!

MERRY CHRISTAS EVERYONE THANKS FOR THE MUSIC!

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clip issue seems solved

Thanks to all who pointed to this problem and those who fixed it and as always for the fine music.

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clip issue reported

stay tuned. Thanks.

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Allman Brothers Grateful Dead

Box set!!!

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Jet

"Ask for trouble, turned into a struggle".... thanks for more '76. Interesting note about Dan's mix compared with Betty's. I enjoyed the few times I sat up on the platform couch with Dan.....now what do I do with these cassettes & DAT's ? "Poor boys on the line !"
GD History played the '89 feature on XM Sirius tonight Anna!

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Ping!

'89 still not working
...not working
...not working
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ping!

(ah, the echo of Void)

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