Grateful Dead

January 31 - February 6, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music spanning three decades of Grateful Dead history, the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s

Our first selections this week is from 3/18/71 in St. Louis, where the band always seemed to play great shows. From that show, we have the end of the set, featuring Greatest Story Ever Told>Johnny B. Goode, Not Fade Away>GDTRFB>Jam>Caution>Feedback, Uncle John's Band. There's a cut toward the end of GDTRFB, a master reel flip, but the standout here is the Caution, the first in a very long time. They'd again shelve it after this show, to revive it again in March-May, 1972 before putting it away for good.

Next up is music from 3/14/81 in Hartford, a bit of an underrated show, owing largely to being surrounded by so many exceptional shows on this tour, many of which circulate in great quality. From the first set, we have Feel Like A Stranger, Sugaree, Me and My Uncle>Big River.

Lastly this week is the entire first set from 3/10/93 at Rosemont, IL, on a very good tour. The 1990s are often maligned, but the spring tour, through the May shows, featured some great music, and very inspired shows. In the hopes that you don't mind two versions of Stranger this week, here is Feel Like A Stranger ; Stagger Lee ; The Same Thing ; Peggy-O ; Queen Jane Approximately ; Ramble On Rose ; Let It Grow.

Be sure to stop in next week for more great Grateful Dead music. And please feel free to write to us at the address below.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
what's going on here?

Why are comments from the taper's section floating around? Kinda odd and outta context. Even stranger, check this out:
I know something's happening, but I don't know what it is...nope, I do not.

Joined: Nov 5 2010
was at this show and jumped

was at this show and jumped on the bus for the rest of the spring tour! thanks for bringing me back to those days!

Joined: Jul 29 2009
Always Love Taper's Section !

Have been meaning to comment for far too long: thanks for providing one with the ability to recapture & enjoy these wonderful (clips) moments in time from the band. If there's a glitch, or error, or often repeated song or era, or whatever one may choose to complain about...well, that's for others (to do the complaining). Personally, I've thoroughly enjoyed most all of what I've ever heard on this Taper's Section. Sure, problems are sometimes noted (though, usually repaired--sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly), nothing's perfect, on & on & on we go. I'm grateful to those who provide myself and others with the opportunity to enjoy these "precious musical moments", as I think of them. Nice to know there's a place to depend on for some excitement of one form or another to evolve. My patience is strong & my love for the band celebrated here keeps growing stronger through the years...thanks in large part to this Taper's Section & continued 'complete-live-show-releases'. Have fun while you can, I say.
There; guess I've said enough...oh, but once again: THANK YOU for the music.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Checking in My... Big River

Great stuff for listening on to this week. When it comes to selection how can ya bet what you bring to the table. Been gone so long. How are ya all doing???? Well, like I said checking in my big river. Hope you've been fine, fine, fine. Check ya later, for some more great listening.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

the 3/14/81 clip seems complete now. thanks for persisting to successfully implement your intended posting.

as always, thank you for the fine music.


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Way too much complaining... a bunch of codger-like deadheads in thier 50s and 60s.
Light up, listen, lay back and smile, smile smile. There ain't much to feel good about anymore but this here feature is one thing in my week..

I am truly digging thie 93 Same Thing>Pegg-O>Queen Jane before my Friday kicks into high gear.

Try smiling for a change.

Joined: Feb 4 2011

Again, more to look forward to this week. I can't wait to see what is up for next week, and the week after, and so on. This music is quite possibly the greatest there is. I love being able to hear it.

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Joined: Oct 25 2007
Grateful? bob

I would like to hear Bob's band and their recordings. Provide us with a link? I'd reckon "The Boys" (& Donna) brought more on any given day... Thank You David, from the abyss that is my soul, for the keep on keepin' on, that just keeps keepin on!

Joined: Feb 10 2008
Thanks All

This site provides me with much joy. Three times a week we get free stuff to listen to as well as many others to add to our own collections. I can hardly wait to see what they put up for the Jam of the week tomorrow. I think I will listen to this weeks again before it is gone.

Joined: Jun 4 2007

I was not complaining about the music. I just think that if you are going to post a link of music on the site, that it should work....I'd rather see fewer links at times. This does not mean at all that I don't like what is here or thankful that it is here. is a major site and sometimes I feel that not enough care is taken in running it, that's all.


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