Grateful Dead

January 2- January 8, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back, and Happy New Year everyone! This week we cover almost 20 years in Grateful Dead history with music from 1970 to 1989.

Our first stop this week is 4/3/70 in Cincinnati, one of the few tapes we have in the vault from outside of California. Fortunately what we do have is mostly excellent (1/2&3 Fillmore East, the January tour, 2/13&14, 5/2, 5/15). From 4/3 we have Hard to Handle, Dancing In The Street, Me and My Uncle, Friend of the Devil, Deep Elem Blues, Candyman, with those last three songs being acoustic Dead.

Next is music from 4/1/86 in Providence, RI, the start of the second set featuring Shakedown Street>Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World. This was drawn from the Beta PCM digital master tape, which for the most part sound pretty good.

Lastly this week is the entire first set from 4/5/89 in Ann Arbor, MI, with Feel Like A Stranger > Franklin's Tower ; New Minglewood Blues ; Candyman ; Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ; Far From Me ; Dupree's Diamond Blues ; Let It Grow > U.S. Blues. A couple of rarities in this set are the Dupree's, which was not played too much at this time, and the U.S. Blues set-closer.

Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from the vault. And as always, we welcome and encourage your comments and questions, sent to the email address below.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Philn' It

Phil is PLAYN' on this 86' material. If you don't have a sub to listen with you are not Phil'n it!

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Phil is PLAYN' on this 86' material. If you don't have a sub to listen with you are not Phil'n it!

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Weekly Gems, and on Debating 'The Best Dead'

Dave,

Thanks for the weekly samplers! Very cool way to bring the community together to listen to some gems and have some lively discussions.

In response to a post I saw where folks were arguing '60's versus 70's Dead':

Personally, I think it's all good fun, but, in the end, an impossible debate to decide what configuration of the GD is 'best'. In fact, I don't think you can say '70's Dead' and describe anything accurately. Listening to Shows from 1970 and 1979 is like hearing two different bands. On my weekly show, The Dead Zone, WRHU.ORG, 88.7FM, I'm currently exploring the music the Dead performed in Europe (it's a way of commemorating Europe 72). Anyway, after playing the album Europe 72 on the first two shows of the year, I started the commemoration by playing March 28, 1981, Essen, West Germany. Great show (listen esp. to Greatest Story, Shakedown). Anyway, comparing the sound of '81 to '72 is fun, but I don't think there is a way to actually say 'this is better'. I'm listening to the Shakedown Dave posted this week, and it's a sweet example of that mid 80's sound, but so different from the '67 material. I guess what I'm saying is it's probably a more reasonable debate to discuss the quality of performances within a given tour or year (as we used to do back in the days of going to shows and trading tapes!).

Prof Iguana

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Here I am......

I
came
back
for
more.

Take my hand
Don't be afraid

Drug store lovin'

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

Great jamming!
--------------(-----@
Nothing has changed.

I can give you what you want.

When I get threw throwing it on you.

You got to come back for more.

Thank you, xo!

Hey now you guys! Alright, so happy to hear from yas, xo!

Wish we were going to a show and I
had one of ya on each arm!
And we'd be dancing in the streets!
Doing that silly Monkee's Walk, HA!

Come on an form a big long line and dance around!

Second time through is great for me....
1st time is exploratory I got to hook up with
each of them / find them reconnect to the year...ect..
2nd time is gratefulness / jamming / rockin' (HeyNow)
3rd time is a sweet chill of appreciative
bliss before it get's filed

I don't always get 3X's through but I try.

mossonello- I have my best cheshire on for you-
right now....it feels superb! I eskimo kissed the
screen while wearing it, xxx!

grateful prof...yeah yeah yeah alright alright oh yeah
Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo0
(...Just before Me and My Uncle there)
The Long Long Silky Silky Part got you didn't IT!
Just guesssing>>>>Gets me everytime, xo!
I hope it was a really really really good,,, lecture, as always!
Arooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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only hit 'Save' once..

so let's see how many times this post appears :P

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and a big smile..

goes out to Sherbear for all that fancy paints as fair!!

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and a big smile..

goes out to Sherbear for all that fancy paints as fair!!

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sherbear's...

morning poetry, like an unbroken chain, a word-fall of diamonds, makes it hard to sit "hear" and write a lecture!

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@Weird Technological Difficulties@

@Today@

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----------FeelLikeAStranger-----(---@

Just like a Stranger

Feel like a Stranger

Gonna Be a Long
Long Long Crazy
Crazy Night Silky
Silky Crazy Night

Yeah!

Let's roll away---Here we go!

Feel that beat, forgotten space>>>

Wildflower Seed.............................

Roll Away the Dew~~~~~~

You'd Better Roll Away The Dew.

(for the most part)

May the four winds
blow you safely home, xo!

lajmhskfspljvjvrsjerrulljibobjflsbkmmv

crowd>>>>>>>tap,tap,tap>>tap,tap,tap
the crowd sounds detracted here, lol.

I was...
born in a desert
raised in a loin's den>>>
(excuses, lol)

I'm gone for good...

ttyl, love you, all.
---------(---@

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