Grateful Dead

February 9 - February 15, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

As we mentioned this week, we're going to check in on a whole bunch of 1970 Grateful Dead here at the Tapers' Section, but to start the week, we'll hit some 1967 Dead.

From 10/22/67 at Winterland, we have a nice 1967 combination of tunes, specifically Morning Dew, New Potato Caboose, Hurts Me Too, Cold Rain and Snow. There isn't too much 1967 in the vault, but thankfully what's there is outstanding.

Now we'll move on to one of the best runs of shows in Grateful Dead history, the three nights at the Fillmore East in New York, 2/11,13&14/70. Our first selection is from 2/11/70, and features Not Fade Away, Cumberland Blues, Cold Rain and Snow, High Time, Me and My Uncle. These standalone versions of Not Fade Away from 1970 are always so much fun. From that same show, we have the monster jam of Dark Star>Lovelight, complete with special guests galore.

From 2/13/70, we have two big tracks, Dark Star, which was featured on Dick's Picks Vol. 4, and Smokestack Lightning, which was included on Bear's Choice. Both tracks are certainly worthy of release to masses on these two fine albums.

Lastly this week, for a little taste of 2/14/70, we have Hard To Handle, also included on Bear's Choice. These 1970 versions of Hard To Handle are lot more raunchy and rocking than the perfection that would symbolize the 1971 versions, but the 1970 versions are equally interesting.

Stop by the Tapers' Section next week for some mighty fine 1969 and 1973 Grateful Dead. Lots of good stuff on the horizon.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Workingmans Dead

When I was a teen I worked at my dad's lumber yard and at the time I was listening to Workingmans Dead and I had the 2/13/70 bootleg tape. I could really relate to it... Pops was workin' the crap out of me . Near my old mans lumber yard there was a store not that much different from the one on Workingmans Dead album cover with the old soda signs and stuff.When I heard the stuff today from 2/11/70 it really took me back to those hot steamy summer days almost like Pigpen singin' "ballin the shiny black steel jack hammer ..etc" in "Easy Wind" I felt like I was stackin' Lumber with the old man Hollerin 'at me in the distance all over again.
thank You I love it and wouldn't trade any of it for nuthin'

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Dark Star> Lovelight complete?

David, firstly, thanks for posting the entire 11 Feb 1970 late show/second set (sans encore).

I haven't had a chance to listed to the Dark Star> Lovelight you have posted but can anyone confirm whether it contains any cuts? The copy I have contains a cut about seven minutes into Dark Star. If this one doesn't then that suggests the existence of a Bear recording of the 11 Feb late show, something which was not previously known...or at least as far as I know.

If there is indeed a vault copy (i.e. as recorded by Bear, not a stealth recording later acquired by the GD vault) then David, could you post a setlist of the 11 Feb early show/first set? Just to satisfy curiousity?

The fact that DP4 came from only the 13th and 14th suggests that there was not previously a Bear recording the 11th in the vault, although these things can surface can't they?

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2-11-70 Dark Star

This is my favorite Spanish Jam ( from my 10th birthday), Duane, and Peter Green. Thanks for sharing it with us David!

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DARK STAR > LOVELIGHT

THANKS DAVE!! I have, over the years, enjoyed this special jam with duane and p greene. I don't think I have heard the ENTIRE piece as it stands here in the tapers section. A real sweet valentines treat. It is soooooo nice to finally hear a beautiful complete recording of a truly one of a kind night. KUU

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Fabulous Music this week

Incredible selection - raw power and finesse. Any chance for another Brother Easu ( there was one last summer- but didn't catalouge it!!)

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cyberfart

funny coincidence.... I was commenting on mine. OWLSEY>OWSLEY. Peace.

......And there were days I know when all we ever wanted was to learn and love and grow.

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juke box

doh meant to say computer whiz! Also if I can turn you on to my absolute favorite stream on the Internet www.folkalley.com - wow these folks know what they are doing! Top shelf goodness, no ads, 128k.

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Oops, Typo!

Everyone enjoy an Aquarian Februarian!!
......And there were days I know when all we ever wanted was to learn and love and grow.

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Juke Box

I hear you on the gdradio.net KM. I am also plugged into Fresh Jam Radio and LiveFM.net which play lots of jammy deadish phish stuff. Plus I have a Pandora GD channel set up (that is ok 128k but can get a bit tedious, far afield, and just started taking ads).

gdradio.net and .com are only 56-64kb and I think when you stream here you are at 128K? It has ads as well.

Also the selections here are hand picked at the peak of goodness and the tastiest around.

There is also www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead of course for choice stream dreams but sometimes the surprise and ease of a juke box is fun.

I would think this would be easy greasy for some computer which at dead.net - I'll bet we could even tolerate a few ads for their latest releases or somethin?

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Caskets, Crabs and Banana Crates, god damnit!!!!!!!!!

Valentine's week always resonates for me. I'll be 36 tomorrow. You gotta love Owlsey fueled Grateful Dead. "Give me my meat!" Thanks David!!!!!!!!!

.......And there were days I know when all we ever wanted was to learn and love and grow.

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