January 24 - January 30, 2011
Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section for the week that ends the coldest month. This week we have some 1971 Grateful Dead to start out with, followed by a double dose of 1985 Dead.
Our first stop this week is in Iowa City, at the U of I, where the Dead were in the midst of a March-April tour that would see them play mostly college campuses, mixed in with some classic venues like the Boston Music Hall and the Fillmore East. From Iowa, we have Casey Jones ; Sugar Magnolia ; Around And Around; Uncle John's Band; Turn On Your Lovelight on March 20, 1971.
Next up is the second set opening sequence from 3/29/85 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, on a very good Grateful Dead tour. There were loads of interesting sequences on the tour, including this very cool and inspired Terrapin Station>Women Are Smarter>GDTRFB>Baby What You Want Me To Do.
From just a few days later on 4/4/85 in Providence, RI, we have the end of the first set, featuring My Brother Esau ; Friend Of The Devil ; Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Deal. The first part of the set is missing from the Beta PCM digital tape from which this was drawn, but the cassette master, fortunately, has the opening songs, including a mighty fine She Belongs To Me.
Be sure to stop by next week for more great music. As always, we encourage you to write to us at the address below with any and all Grateful Dead music-related questions.
Too bad the She Belongs is missing... will play it right now from Archive --thenks for the heads up from the good old days and the golgd. By the way, that venue's name, like many, was sold and it is now the Dunkin Donuts Center (jeez!)
The Iowa show....
We drove from Lawrence, Kansas to go to this show. I had a car, another had cash for gas, another a gallon of wine, a big bag and off we went. I saw animated bluebirds on the drive back.