February 7 - February 13, 2011
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.
73, wonderful stuff this week, I think it all started with 8-1-73, all the way thru the rest of the year, just the best stuff, that 79 space lost sailor>saint is just perfect, lost sailor sounds right comming out of space:), and that 80 show, oh my God, was that a great Nov. run thru the south, that whole run should be released, inspired playing, great drums>space segments, it was all comming together for Brent and the band, thanks for the memories.
Merci beaucoup, DL: I'll concur with your assessment of the fall tour from 1973. Very good selections from '79 and '80, too. I'm a bit puzzled with the description of the Uptown show.