Grateful Dead

January 5 - January 11, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to our first full week of 2009 here at the Tapers' Section, where we hope your year is starting as well as ours.

We're going to step outside of our featured week a little bit, primarily owing to the fact that the vault doesn't have too much music from this week in the Grateful Dead's history. Our first selection is one of the all-time great sequences of bonus tracks from any Grateful Dead release, the jam of Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World>St. Stephen>Sugar Magnolia,, from 12/30/77 at Winterland. This music was included at the end of CD #3 of the majestic Dick's Pick Volume 10, which featured the 12/29/77 show, the triumphant return of China>Rider.

Next we'll jump back in time almost a decade to 10/12/68 for the excellent Anthem of the Sun styled jam of That's It For The Other One>New Potato Caboose>Jam>Feedback. There isn't a lot of 1968 Grateful Dead music in the vault, but what's there is mostly excellent. In fact, it's so good, we figured we'd give you a double dose today, with the next jam, from 10/20/68, being the other common jam from 1968, Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Caution. This is certainly one era from which I wish there were more tapes in the vault.

Finally this week, from Winterland on 1/2/72, we have the very cool, very unique jam of Good Lovin'>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>Good Lovin'. There aren't a lot of split Good Lovin's like this, so it's always a pleasure to bring you the one-time-only jams.

Check in next week for a whole lot of good music from 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1972.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Ramble on Rose

Fogot to mention the Ramble ion Rose suprise, always has been a favorite & this version is judt beautiful...Keiths piano is sooooo sweet.

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Joined: Oct 20 2008
Stellar year '68 was

I agree with Mark....These shows from 1968 are amazingly powerful, what kind of band is this? They've rocked the universe all the way through 1995 and they are are coming back to show us again (believe, brothers and sisters Jerry's heart will fill the air at these shows) how truly imaculate they are!

Despite all the crap going on in "this bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free," I can tell you this is truly one of the happiest weeks I've had in a long time! Moshin and singin through the Redwood Groves of California is the only way I can describe it.

Thank you MORE '68

See you at the shows!
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!

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Joined: Jan 6 2009
a happy one! good news y,all

a happy one! good news y,all new tour (see you in chicago) and looks like rothbury!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
certainly long............... and ...... strange................... thanx for the sanity each week ,Dave........................ hee haw!!!!!! Clementine??????????????????

Joined: Jun 9 2008

a cosmic trip to my favorite space in time ! the intensity of this era is unmatched ! long ago i finally "got it" while listening to Anthem of the Sun one night in an exceptionally altered state...
...the bus came by, and i got on, lucky me.

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Joined: Feb 29 2008
Happy New Year 2009 ~ here come Tour !!

Yahoo all GD FAMILY ~ 2009 and Hey Now David and Everybody Else ..

my internet was down all dec, and i was 2 busy puffin Gank and snowboarding to care ~

up here in oregon, we are just lovin life ,,, thanks for all the great music and i am loving it all !

we are ready to see the boyz and catch some tunes.. cheers to them ! yehaw ~!~

I am still requesting some songs to be posted here : Lazy river road & The Maker( Jgb song)
anywho, thanks for all the great free psychedelic music !!!
party on everybody ~ Josh E Bear !!

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Joined: Apr 12 2008

wonderful posting for the week!
getting loose with the caboose.
merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux
shwack in nh

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Winterland 1/2/72

Grate set of tunes David. I loved the bonus Ramble On Rose. Keep it coming. I look forward to Mondays like never before because of the taper's section. Also, the news that the boyz are gonna tour this spring is fantastic! Can't wait. I'm already getting the shiver spine just thinking about it. Rock on!

Joe Moses
Atkinson NH

Joined: Jan 5 2009

There's enough energy in the first few mintues of The Other One to power a small city!! Jerry is all over the grove, as is the rest of the crew. Picture the album cover for Anthem- every head on the beast is engaged is breathing fire on this show- the whole clip is outrageous.

Thanx Mr. Limieux!! See you in Hartford.

Joined: Jun 10 2007
happy new year!

thanks, david-
it all works for me! i'm w/ phinneaus on this- i like the bonus! my students are getting ready to read frankenstein, and i warn them that everyone knows frankenstein and his monster- even the boys in the band!

see you all in boston and chicago! i'll be the one smiling!


Joined: Jan 24 2008
Sooooo happy

Thank you for the end of the holiday break transition.
Very nice Good Lovin' jam with a Ramble on Rose bonus track.

Great tunes to warm an Alaskan soul.


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