January 25, 2010 - January 31, 2010
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, as we wrap up January with a good variety of music spanning almost 20 years, from 1973 to 1992, with a stop in 1977.
Our first stop this week is at Kezar Stadium on 5/26/73, one of the Grateful Dead's very, very rare appearances in the Bay Area in 1973. Aside from Kezar, the band only played for its hometown fans on 2/9/73 at Stanford, and the three night run at Winterland in November. Obviously, what they lacked in quantity of performances they certainly made up for in quality. This Kezar show was the third consecutive major weekend show for the Dead, with the previous stops being 5/13/73 in Des Moines, and 5/20/73 in Santa Barbara. From Kezar, we have a Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Playing In The Band. Although the Des Moines show on 5/13/73 is my favourite of the three May shows, Kezar only falls a fraction below that on the list, with 5/20/73 being just as good as Kezar.
Speaking of Santa Barbara on 5/20/73, we figured we should give you a taste of that one as well. So, from that show, we have Rider, BIODTL, TLEO. All three of these big shows followed a similar set list, but all are worth seeking.
Next up, we have music from the penultimate show of the magnificent Spring Tour of 1977 (that's three weeks in a row we've used the word "penultimate;" this will be the penultimate time we use it for the foreseeable future...). This is the opening sequence from 5/26/77, and features The Music Never Stopped>Sugaree, Mama Tried, Sunrise, Deal, Passenger, Brown-Eyed Women. There have been plenty of CD releases from this tour, for very good reason.
Lastly this week, we have music from Shoreline Amphitheatre from 5/24/92, a show that a good friend of Dick Latvala's turned me on to. From the second set, we have Samson and Delilah, So Many Roads, Long Way To Go Home, Corrina, a good bunching of the then-new songs that we haven't played too often here at the Tapers' Section.
Tune in next week when we'll be playing you music from the 1980s exclusively here at the Tapers' Section. Feel free to write the email address below with questions or comments about the Tapers' Section, or any aspect of Grateful Dead and CD releases.
Thanks for the tunes, David. Especially TLEO - nice to hear these versions from '73 that run at a good clip. Compare with 05/05/77 - another great version, but WAY slower. Hoping for one as a Valentine's gift at Cornell in a couple weeks... =)
WOW! That's all I can say.
Such tight selections this week! Lovin' it!!
Daniel: check out this vine, linked below, & add your name to the bottom of the list: maybe it will re-appear as no comments have been added since July '09.
There is a Garcia Compilation Vol. 1-10 vine that is active and circulating, too.
I'm looking for Legion of mary shows, downloadable or purchaceable. I have a few from 74' and 1 from 73'. got those from a podcast. Any options for shows not on GD.com or Itunes?
These selections look abslutely and totally worth checking out and maybe merit repeated listenings //
Thanks aditionally for the 1992 inclusion . There were moments of high energy in 1992 .The band was really on in some spring and summer gigs .. I d never really heard much of the Shoreline shows form May 1992 . If a buddy of Dick L s recommended that stuff to you , there must be some greatness to it
But a shame the "Eyes" opener was not included. A cool show though for sure. First set is quite good. What I want to know - what happened to Vince's organ sound . . . they had it down pretty nicely on this tour. Then it seemed to go back to cheeseville after that...
You've gotta love a really hot passenger. : )
Great stuff all around this week (as always) Thanks DL
"Night comes so quiet, it's close on the heels of the day"
makes me wanna boogie here in my happy home! i took a personal snow day and have been rockin out all day long! yeah!
Very nice to hear Vinnie in there.
For your next '92 selection, how about some Drumz with the train horn? Outrageous stuff.
Thanks for keeping it all going.
Hey cool, some 90's in there....love it, thanks David!
Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!