Grateful Dead

January 9- January 15, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music spanning 17 years in Grateful Dead history, 1969-1986.

Our first stop this week is at the beautiful Central Valley city of Modesto, CA on 3/28/69, where we have a classically huge jam from the era featuring Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Death Don't Have No Mercy>Lovelight.

Next is music from the pre-Europe 72 run of shows at the Academy of Music in New York, on 3/27/72, the sixth of seven shows at the Academy (a venue later known as the Palladium): China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Me And Bobby McGee ; Mr. Charlie ; Looks Like Rain ; Deal ; It Hurts Me Too ; Cumberland Blues.

Lastly this week is music from 3/31/86 in Providence, RI, where we have the entire first set, consisting of Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ; (I'm A) Road Runner ; West L.A. Fadeaway ; My Brother Esau ; Ramble On Rose ; Desolation Row ; Might As Well. Please note that there are a couple of drop outs, quite common to Beta PCM digital tapes. We also have cassette masters of most of this era's shows, so those drops could be fixed should we ever produce CDs from these shows.

Be sure to stop in next week for more great music.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007


Joined: Jun 13 2007

3rd X
I am in a sweet chill of appreciative bliss.

Benny Jakes's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Brother Esau hits the spot.

Super Super Super

Greg Zervas's picture
Joined: Dec 17 2007
I pad

Is there a way to listen to these killer jams on me eYe pad?

Joined: Jun 13 2007

It's this week but in next week's tracks!
Let's watch this together and get ready!

Celebrating Life and Death...
is a Career for Me!

Thank You, All and Thanks- Toby!
Leaving for work soon, smiling.
I love you, All!

Joined: Nov 7 2010

That ">" between China and Rider has a China Cat tease in it, if that's possible. Bobby tears it up on that section, as always.


Joined: Jun 13 2007

Oh it's his birthday this week....
goes like that, xo!
We still celebrate the day he was born...
it was a really good day!
I know you, know what I mean, xo!
I Love You, All, xo!
(As always, to make sure you don't forget!)

Joined: Jun 13 2007

I woke today...

When he died he was sleeping right
next to me. I woke and he didn't.

Make me hurt again and again...

But I'll still sing you love songs....

written in the letters of your name...

Did you ever?


Well you know --- hate"s just the last thing
they're thinking of>>>>

I only want to hold you, xo!

(I think I am finally getting better)

It's just I...

My Landscape

It's alright 'cause I love you, xo!

(Had a ceremony last year that was really special)

And the he loved the GD and especially Neil Young.
I would dance and it made him so very happy, xo!

Before they came to take him away we listened
to our last songs together, and he left with them.

It's turning grey and it looks like rain, xo.

But I kept on dancing, "I know he'd be so proud".


When things go wrong...
wrong with you...
It hurts me tooo...
(sorry about that, it hurts me too)

BUt when things go wrong
wrong with you
it hurts me too

Harmonica! Our favorite, Neil's too!
He played a little, a real little but good.
Cranking harmonicas is fun, look around--
lots of good players out there.
Nice bluesy ones too, xo ALL!

Rocking them Strings!
(Not going for Cumberland now, gonna stop back.)

He better leave you
or you better put him down
I just can't stand to see
you pushed around
Cause when things
go wrong with you
it hurts me too.

Harmonica---healing the soul of me.

Thank ya~

shwack's picture
Joined: Apr 12 2008

Hey Man,
A fine expanse of Era's here this week
Entire 1st sets on a Monday are always welcome somehow
Some way
Don't ask me
Diggin' the bass response soundwaves on Brown eyed Woman
(not the listed Ramble on Rose) Providence '86
Garcia on the slippery slope there...
And the '69 sequence: "Classically Huge Jam" indeed!

Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Happy New Years to You!
Thank You for the Cheshire grin on my face!
It was a great bump, a sweet peak of
Real joy and alot of other things too-markandy, xo!
Are you here too? Or just over there?


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