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
vault@dead.net

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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.

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2nd that emotion

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.

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