Grateful Dead

December 26, 2011-January 1, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and Happy New Year!

Our first stop this week is on 4/12/82 at Nassau Coliseum, where we have the unique second set-opening sequence of Man Smart, Woman Smarter>Sugaree, Estimated Prophet>Uncle John's Band. it's always fun when things get mixed up a little bit like this.

Next up, from just about a year later, is music from 4/10/83 in Morgantown, WV, where again we have the start of the second set, featuring Touch of Grey>Man Smart, Woman Smart, Uncle John's Band>Playing In the Band>Drums. There are a few repeats here from the previous selection, but we hope you don't mind.

Our last stop this week is on 4/15/89 in Milwaukee, where we again have the start of a second set, featuring China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Playing In The Band>Terrapin Station.

Be sure to stop in next week when we roll into 2012 with more great tunes from deep within the vault.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007

Ahhhhh, everything is excellent here.
Bravo. My joy abounds with your picks!
They all have such a perfect feel, to me.
You make me delightful, thanks.

--Some folks look for answers...
The Dead did not play in the 60's and the 70's, as I know it.
It was just a nickname for them.
You might need to look else where for that. The taper's
section usually only plays the Grateful Dead. Hope that
helps. I saw the Dead in seveal forms but I think only after
Jerry couldn't play his part on guitar anymore. Not sure though?-
if they did play as the Dead back then >>> drop by here, with a link,
if you find something, I would like to hear it.

Hope you feel as good, if not better, than I do, right now. careful though, you might slip out of your body.

One more cheers for the road, To US!

My Darling
Sherry B

Joined: Nov 1 2010

Xmas can be a bit of a drag with drama and debt. Thanks for giving us these tunes to lift us up every day! Let the music never stop!

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Joined: May 4 2008
Wow !!!

That Estimated > Uncle John's Band totally rips! Needed a good one - two punch for a Monday. Thank you so much !!!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Most releases, weekly Taper's

Most releases, weekly Taper's Sections, Jams of the Weeks and 30 Days of Dead focus on the 70's. It is my opinion that we need more Brent era stuff. Also, they seldom use anything from the Vince era, with and without Bruce.

If you want more 70's, buy the E72 and Winterland boxes.

I think the '89 Spring Milwaukee run would make a splendid release. '89 Ann Arbor and Chicago would also make great releases.

Joined: Jul 8 2007
It's all good

Thanks for the tunes when ever there from1960's too the present.Happy Holidays

Joined: Nov 23 2008

Oops - found it

Joined: Nov 23 2008
earlier Taper's

I'm getting a bit decrepit in my old age but how do I get to previous Taper's sections?


Joined: Feb 10 2008
They sure did. Most official

They sure did. Most official releases are from the 70s. My point is let those of us who enjoy the 80s have our time. When it comes time for a release the 70s usually win.

Joined: Jul 17 2007
Did the Dead play in the '60s and '70s?

Yes I love all years and am grateful for the free music. It is just a disappointment to have to listen to Brent or Vince every week. More Keith please! Thanks.


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