December 9 - December 15, 2013
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from a seven year period in Grateful Dead history, 1976-1983.
Our first stop this week is on the excellent Fall Tour of 1976, the second tour in the band's comeback year. From 10/1/76 in Indianapolis, we have the big second set jam of Dancing In The Street>Drums>The Wheel>Ship of Fools>Dancing In The Street>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>One More Saturday Night.
From five years later on 9/26/81, we have music from Buffalo, NY, on a short three-show tour before the Dead hit the road for the European tour. From the end of the show, we have Space>Not Fade Away>Morning Dew>Playing In The Band reprise>One More Saturday Night.
From two years after this Buffalo jam, we have the start of the second set from the final night of a three-night run at the Hult Center in Eugene, OR, on 8/31/83, featuring a jammingly good sequence of w tour before the Dead hit the road for the European tour. From the end of the show, we have Cold Rain and Snow, Playing In The Band>China Doll>Jam>Drums>Space/Jam.
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.
That guitar jam by Jerry post drums is just plain weird, sounds like a guitar jam that would happen in the rain forest, really tribal >. My favorite part of the three,
This sequence was first played as a TS selection in October 2007.
The jam after the Wheel is quite interesting, as Bobby tried to pull back into Dancin', while Jerry resists, winging it eventually into Ship of Fools after a China Doll teaser. They do return with the Dancin' reprise before GDTRFB and Bobby plunking a few China Cat notes! The first set is really good too, starting off with a funky Bertha. One of my favorite shows, for sure.
Indy and Buffalo, two shows I think are or were worthy of release. Thanks Dave!, and maybe the HSF suite from Indy one day soon?
What I love is you kept the Drums jam intact. It's integral to the piece. Is that harmonica I hear in there? Thanks dead.net.
Dave, I love that you have put up the big jam from Indy '76 this week! I only wish we also got the Help>Slip>Franklin's that precedes it. It is one of my very favorite versions, with a very long and spacy transition. Thanks for all you do!