Grateful Dead

February 14 - February 20, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have some 1972 and 1977 Grateful Dead music, two of our favourite years.

Our first stop this week is on 11/15/72 in Oklahoma City, where we have Box of Rain, Deal, Cumberland Blues, Around and Around, China Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Promised, Ramble On Rose, Mexicali Blues.

From just a few nights later on 11/19/72 in Houston, we have Dark Star>Weather Report Suite Prelude, Mississippi 1/2 Step, Around and Around, Big Railroad Blues, Sugar Magnolia. Virtually every show in 1972 had either a Dark Star or an Other One, and they were all deep and exploratory.

Lastly this week, from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, on 11/4/77 we the entire first set featuring Bertha>Good Lovin', Brown Eyed, Cassidy, Roses, Sunrise, Minglewood, Dupree's, Let It Grow. This is part of a magnificent four night run of shows, 11/2 in Toronto, 11/4, 11/5 in Rochester and 11/6 in Binghamton.

Stop by next week for some more great jams. And as always, we encourage you to write to us at the email address below with any and all questions about the Grateful Dead.

David Lemieux


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cmd's picture
Joined: Nov 4 2010
Colgate '77

Does anyone recall which Grateful Dead Hour David played the "Jones Band"
introductions from the start of the 2nd set of this show? I tape I have must be a
40th generation audience recording.

dead72's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007
Strong sets!

This is one of the best sets overall ever on Taper's Section. Always thought the Colgate was a little underrepresented in the shadow of Binghamton.


Eric J

Joined: Jul 6 2007
soft mix of jerry faded after phil solo, not complaining

Not complaining, just being mindfully noticing or maybe just going def, excellent musical play between the boys jerry just begining his thirties GRRRAAATTEEE!!!! FULL!!!

Bach 2 Bach's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Wanted Dead or Alive

The infamous Jones Gang rides again....

Joined: Jan 13 2009

Time for an official release of this one.

King Harvest's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Fall 72


Malarkey's picture
Joined: Apr 10 2009

Another GRATE one!! Love the Phil solo!!!!

falcstubs's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Mountain Dew jams

Can we get some Tapers Section Mountain Dew jams? I just cannot get enough of that song sung by the Grateful Dead \ Sure love this feature as well as Jam of the Week and GD Hour of the week! Thank you I am GREATfull to you all for this web site.

Now go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia

Joined: Jan 13 2010

RELEASE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, baby, yeah!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
nice picks...

...this week DL...By the way Truckin' from 11-6-77 Bingo is a monster...a rare show closing rendition from the same tour as the Colgate as you mentioned. Put it on and hold on to your hats! Maybe you can play it here sometime...As always, thanks for the exquisite nuggets each and every week!


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