Grateful Dead

February 7 - February 13, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have music from 1973, 1979 and 1980.

Our first stop this week is on 12/8/73 at Duke University in Durham, NC, where we have the second set jam sequence made up of He's Gone>Truckin'>Nobody's Fault>Jam>Other One>Wharf Rat, Stella. That's a rare back-to-back Jerry ballad duet of songs to end the sequence. As we've mentioned here before, this is one of the finest tour's in Grateful Dead history, with a relentless barrage of great shows 10/19/73 through 12/19/73.

Next up is Space>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumsatnce>Wharf Rat>Truckin'; Johnny B. Goode from Chicago's uptown theatre on 12/3/79, with a could rarities in terms of song placement: the sailor>Saint out of Space wasn't too common, and no was the Truckin' set closer.

Our last stop this week is another batch of early Brent, featuring Feel Like A Stranger, Loser, Cassidy, Ramble On, Rooster, Bird Song, Me and My Uncle>Big River 11/30/80 from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. This is the bulk of the first set, a great batch of Dead, including the recently returned Bird Song, which had been brought back acoustically for the Warfield-RCMH shows in September-October, but played electrically after that.

Stop by next week for music from 1972 and 1977.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Spellcheck is not always correct...

I'm a victim of circumsatnce! - looks like auto-correct got the best of the Uptown Theatre description ;) Maybe needs a proofreader - I'm available :)

Thanks David! - Zeb

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Joined: Oct 3 2008

Unkle sam, that's whooo I am, you gotta check out that Johhy be goode at the end of the 79 track, Jebus, am I hearing things or is that Jer on the slide? GDmit that's some good shat man.

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Joined: Apr 10 2009

Some one said that HUGE Dark Star form 12/6 was on the bonus disc with the RT subscriptions so I assumed 12/8/73 would comprise the next RT. That chunk this week is AMAZING. I think the next box set should be 1973, all of it!!!!!

Thanks for the JAMS David! We sure do appreciate it!!!!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

Nice selection. Here's hoping 12-8 is part of the upcoming Road Trips.

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Joined: Aug 20 2007
Thanks D

Duke show is Soooooooooooooo gooooooooooood!

"You can't go back and you can't stand still"

Joined: Jun 4 2007
November 1980!

Thanks for the November 1980 goodness! All of these selections are excellent ,but that 4-show run in November 1980 was really something special.

Now if we can just find the soundboard of 11/29/80 Gainesville.... it's the only show from November 1980 that a soundboard hasn't surfaced yet. Thankfully we have Jim Wise's definitive audience recording.

Joined: Jun 10 2007

i'm thrilled!
it's fantastic!
it's fabulous!
thank you!

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Joined: Apr 12 2008

Hey Man,
Sweet Jesus!
You have assembled some great music this week
Must agree with folks regarding the late '73 shows.
Diggin' the Nobody's Fault>Jam>Other One...Fantastic!
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

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Joined: Sep 5 2007
Great stuff

Great stuff! I must say, though, that the "Johnny B Good" in the second selection closely resembles "US Blues."

Steve Premo -- Santa Cruz, California
"If there's ever an answer, it's more love"
- Tim O'Brien

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Joined: Oct 3 2009
Need a subscription series

for these fall '73 scorchers. Thanks David!


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