Grateful Dead

December 24 - December 30, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and we hope you're having a great holiday season. This week we're going to check out some music from 1973, 1976 and 1988.

This first bit of music is from 12/19/73 in Tampa, Florida, a show very famously known as Dick's Picks Volume 1. As you're likely aware, DP 1 was edited quite a bit to cull the very best two CDs worth of music (and what a two CDs it is!). However, what was cut was typically well-played 1973 music, mostly shorter and first set tunes. From the opening of 12/19/73, direct from the cutting room floor, we have Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Dire Wolf, Black-Throated Wind, Candyman, Jack Straw. The head of Jack Straw is clipped, but otherwise this all sounds great. Kudos to Kidd on another great recording.

Last week, you might remember we played the start of the first set from 9/27/76 in Rochester, NY, and this week we're pleased to play the end of the first set, featuring Lazy Lightning>Supplication, Brown-Eyed Women, The Music Never Stopped. There appears to be a vocal mic problem during a bit of this segment, but otherwise it's really hot. This was part of a very good, very short tour, 9/23 through 10/3/76, followed by the two excellent days in Oakland 10/9 and 10/10/76.

Moving ahead 12+ years, we have the start of the second set from 12/28/88 in Oakland, the first of a three night run for the annual New Year's Eve celebration. The first two of these nights were really good, and from 12/28 we have China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Estimated Prophet>He's Gone to start the second set. The post-Drums sequence from this show is really good and unique, and we'll try to play that here sometime soon.

Thanks for stopping by, and we'll look forward to seeing you here next week, and throughout 2013. As always, we welcome and encourage you to write to us at the email address below with questions, comments, criticism and suggestions. All missives are welcome.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Bid you all good tidings!

Here we go a wasailing.... as far as I know. Merry Xmas and stuff.

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Merry Christmas

...and may everybody have a blessed New Year!

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Regarding 12/28/88 in Oakland

Don't just play it...release it!!! How about as Dave's picks Volume 6 with bonus disc?!!

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Merry Christmas

Have a very Jerry Christmas and A Bob Weir New Year !!!!
Thank you so much for all the gifts this year.
May you cup runnith over.

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Merry Christmas

Have a very Jerry Christmas and A Bob Weir New Year !!!!
Thank you so much for all the gifts this year.
May you cup runnith over.

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Jerry Christmas to all!

A great holiday to you and yours!

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Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!

A Taper's Section Full-House for Christmas---> Excellent!

My holiday is set with these sets and the beloved
repeat option. Let's party til next year, just like the
year before.

My partying resume proceeds me, all aboard, xo!

The Whistle is Screaming.....

I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! XOXO
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TO David,
It's impossible to do somethings...
like thanking you enough for caring
and keeping the better part of my
heart and mind sacred and safe.

"You are so beautiful to me."

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xct9zl_joe-cocker-you-are-so-beautiful_music#.UNiM1G80WSo

TO EVERYONE @ DEAD.NET,

Thank you for every last thing of every kind!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSNlFAoNxkQ

EVERY GOOD THING TO YOU ALL ---> FOREVER!

May y'ALL trip over the goodness I have prayed for
you to have at your feet, everyday and everyhour
and in the second you might greet something other
than real love! Rock On!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_p1Olaurg8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOaXTg3nAuY

Merry Days to You, All, ALL YEAR! XO!

Aaaarrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

In unfathomable lovingkindness,

Sherry
xoxox

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