Grateful Dead

January 12 - January 18, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings and welcome back to the Tapers' Section. We have a pretty eclectic mix of early Grateful Dead music for you this week, specifically 1968-1972, a truly Golden Age in the history of the band.

Our first stop this week is in Chico, California, on 11/1/68, where we'll listen to the classic double-whammy major jam of the era, Dark Star>That's It For The Other One. What a treat it is to play the two big jams of 1968 linked together like this.

From just a couple of months later in Santa Barbara, we'll stop in on a killer sequence from 1/17/69, featuring just about the entirety of the song selection that would appear on Live/Dead, Lovelight, Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Death Don't Have No Mercy, minus the feedback>We Bid You Goodnight that closed out one of the greatest live albums of all time.

Moving further up the coast to one of the coolest cities in America, Portland, Oregon, we have a couple of tunes from 1/16/70, a tight, excellent Easy Wind, and the powerful, psychedelic That's It For The Other One. We hope you don't mind two complete Other One jams this week. This little tour in January, 1970 features some very cool, unique shows, including San Diego on 1/10/70 and the two Hawaii show on 1/23&24/70. And sandwiching this tour were the Fillmore East shows of 1/2&3/70 and 2/11,13&14/70. Certainly a prime time for the Grateful Dead.

Finally this week, from 9/26/72 in Jersey City, NJ, we have a great second set sequence of Tomorrow is Forever, Truckin'>The Other One>Baby Blue. Yes, another Other One. We hope that's OK with you. These three New Jersey shows are excellent, with one of them even making into the ranks of Dick's Picks, Volume 11.

Be sure to come back next week to check in on the Tapers' Section, where we'll stick within the rather slight parameters we did this week, which is to say more music from 1969-1971. Thanks for stopping in.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Apr 15 2008
white box...

...for me too (ie 7, xp w/3).
Meanwhile, I took a look at the Dead videos- really nice.
Thanks for all the music! Always brings back loads of memories.


Joined: May 2 2008
Bad deadhead no 4:20

Ya, it opens but nothing comes out.
Tapers section that is. good thing for chanel 32, thanks david.

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Joined: Sep 5 2007
Well, it's Tuesday morning

Well, it's Tuesday morning and still not working. Wonder if it's using a different version of Flash or something, although I have the latest version.

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

Joined: Jun 26 2007
No sound

I guess crap happens. It seems more often than not. This is the age of electronic madness.

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
No reception in Missouri

Although I listened to a tune or two last night on my home pc, it's a different story at work on a cold Tuesday morning: Do 800 online users have any impact on the flyplayer?

Joined: Nov 15 2007
still no music

of all the weeks for a glitch! I am on XP and IE

Joined: Jan 12 2009


Was all discombobulated at work this morning after these failed to materialize> can't wait to see Tuesday's treat. Fingers are crossed.

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Loud and clear in Kansas

Easy Wind is a howling outside right flyplayer is up and running.

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Joined: Jan 6 2009
010101 digital overload

took awhile, sooooo much space, sooooo many windows , raw!!!!!!!!! thanx 'gain dave (god bless OWSLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joined: Jun 27 2007
time to pray

I'm drawing a blank here on the east coast after moonrise. Hope the kink gets worked out..soon.

round and round


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