Grateful Dead

December 3 - December 9

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Like last week, we’re going to check into the fall tour of 1979, as there happened to be more great grateful dead shows played during this week in the band’s history in 1979, but we’ll also check out some great material from 1971.

We left off last week on 12/1/79 in pittsburgh, so this week we’ll pick right back up with the next show of that mighty little tour of the midwest. from 12/3/79, the first of three shows at the uptown theatre in chicago, we have the post-drums sequence of Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance>Wharf Rat>Truckin’ This set closing Truckin’ was quite rare at this time, as Truckin’ had found a home by this time largely as the song that would go into Drums or that would come out of Space.

With so much great music on this 1979 tour, we figured we should bring as much as possible to you, so from the next night in Chicago, 12/4/79, we have the first set closing trio of songs, featuring Stagger Lee, Passenger>Deal. Everything we’ve been playing for you this week and last from the Fall Tour of 1979 is drawn from cassette master tapes, using the PA mix, and they sound remarkably good. Not 15-ips-reels-good, but very, very listenable, and the mixes are often excellent.

Lastly on our little trip to the Fall Tour of 1979 this week, we’ll stop into the final show in Chicago on 12/5/79, with a few mid-first set tunes. From this mighty fine show, we have Me and My Uncle>Big River, Cold Rain and Snow, with the latter having a rare mid-set placement.

Also this week, because we haven’t played too much Europe 72 material lately, and even less Pigpen, it seems, we have this terrific Good Lovin’ from 4/29/72 in Hamburg. With the two previous West German shows already seeing official release in the form of Rockin’ The Rhein (4/24/72) Hundred Year Hall (4/26/72), let’s hope this one is the next of the fine crop of Europe shows to be tapped for official release.

Check back in next week for more great music. As always, we welcome you to email me at the address below with questions, comments or suggestions.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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deadfall...

sean ladick
player's great! 'and here comes that sailor saint,,jerrys guitar going midi, stagger lee and ultimately the 80's...wow.i love the fall..peace to everybody out there and thanks to the site for helping me get the next best thing to my memories. love and peace and happy holidays everyone.

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deadfall...

sean ladick
player's great! 'and here comes that sailor saint,,jerrys guitar going midi, stagger lee and ultimately the 80's...wow.i love the fall..peace to everybody out there and thanks to the site for helping me get the next best thing to my memories. love and peace and happy holidays everyone.

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Rest!

Sounds to me like 'ole Jer could have used some rest after those Stanley shows - I bet if he were around today he would have cringed while listening to these clips. For me, these are very hard to listen to - on the other hand, the '72 Good Lovin' ... is a different stooory.

"From day to day, just lettin' it ride,
You get so far away from how it feels inside,
You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall,
But the day may come when you can't feel at all."

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Last weeks selection.

Last weeks selection seemed tuned to the tastes of the die hard, setimental or emotionaly motivated and uncompromisingly attached, love it all, no matter what, even though it's played repestedly, rather, espesialy if it's played repeatedly, with minor, ocasionally major, canges in tempo, lines sang out of sequenve, or repeated, with particularly fine rifs and changes noticable only to the initiated, fan base. With all of this in mind.....and more... Iloved it all thankyou. Derivative25.

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Do you read and answer your mail messages?

The email address kicks back my recommendations, so READ YOUR EMAIL!!!
Re Sirius, stick with This Day in History picks instead of jumping off onto another date.
Play me a killer Hard to Handle sometime......Gr8ful

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Unfaithful hands

Syrup Syrup Syrup and a four letter word that rhymes with syrup. next week. I'll drm you!

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Monday,s Day dreams

Good stuff thnx so much, the 10th of Dec is my birthday, I hope there is a spacial treat of music performed on this day! ill tune in with great hope)

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new player

I just tried the new player at work, and it locked up my computer, had to reboot. Forget that.

Greg SC

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How about.............

The boys rarely played on my birthday but...I did get a couple of birthday shows, even one or two in my hometown Oakland. How about a couple selections from December 13?

Also, although it was not exactly my birthday, but a couple days later, who can forget the monumental Jerry comeback in Oakland. If there is an audience mix of Candyman, listen to the crowd raise the roof when Jerry raises his fist in triumph as he let us all know "the Candyman's back in town!" What a moment!

we all shine on

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thanks!

thanks again! the player works great and the tunes are ideal for today... on top of that we got loads of snow and school was canceled, so i can hang at home with the boys and a pot of coffee- perfection for sure!

thanks david!

caroline

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