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
vault@dead.net

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Very excellent Dark Star

Nice Dark Star thanks again Tapers Section for a great mix of GD music

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Very excellent Dark Star

Nice Dark Star thanks again Tapers Section for a great mix of GD music

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Hi there Ya'll!

This has been a tremendous journey!

Loved every second of ALL of IT~
and the '69 tracks---
made me miss Robert Hunter so much!
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My tapes of Robert Hunter--- so over-played.
I played them for anyone who had not heard him
before. Some could get to your height of
philosophy, others were dusted by it.
You have one of the best minds of all time,
to me.
Ahhhh, Mr. Hunter, thank you forever and ever.
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I am with Ron and the rest of 'em now, turning it ON!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>@<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Baby, please, xo...
Shine On me
(shine on me,xxx)
All I need
All I want
I don't want it all
I just want a little bit
I don't want it all
a little of your holding
a little of your kissin
a little of your love
a little of your holding
my my love
sometimes...
......
Now you know...
...
Just a little bit...
....
(bass, reow)
(drums, purrr)
(guitar, mmm)
(cymbals, 4ever)
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Sometimes I wake up early....
...
feel a little lonesome....
.....
Reach over...
.......
Got to make her feel good...
.....
Stingray!
......
yes I do------>
ahhhhhhhhh
....
now wait a minute.....
.....
a lotta you fellas...
gonna go home alone....
.....
ask my lady?
...
Let your light shine on this boy!
...
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So I ask my Lady....
.......
AWWWWWWWWWWWW
...........
Please shine on your light!
....
She turn it on>>>>>>>>
my my my my my my my baby
make me fell like I was a King!
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my my my my my.....
(feels perfectly groovy and wonderful)
(ahhhhhhhh oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah)
(@smmmmmmmmmmmmmmm@mmm)

When I get lonesome...
it don't feel to good...

STOP
take your hands out of your pockets!
..........
I ask my Lady
Shine your light on this boy...
....
Shine on your light!
...
Shine oN me
ShineOn me
shine onme
shine ON ME
SHINE ON ME!
SHINE ON ME!
SHINE ON ME!

AAAAAAAAAAA

Little but higher.

AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
A little bit higher
A little bit Higher
COme onb Please
Come on Please
SHINE ON MEEEEEE xo
SHine oN mEeeee
SHine ON Me!
Shine on
Shine on
(NOW THAT'S THE GRATEFUL DEAD!)
COme on me
shine on me SHINE ON Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Thank you.
....
Thank you.
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Thank you.
I love you, All, xo!

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Modesto Junior College March 28 '69

There are tapes (two in fact) of Modesto dated March 28 '69, but no advertising or posters have surfaced, to my knowledge. My working theory is that the Dead were playing a Junior College dance at Modesto JC, so there wouldn't have been any publicity outside of the school itself.

Since the Dead were playing Las Vegas on Saturday (March 29) and Merced Fairgrounds on Thursday (March 27), even a low-paying JC dance would have covered their hotel bill. If anyone knows anything about the Modesto show, or had access to the Modesto College student newspaper from that area, it would be very interesting.

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Yikes.

It's gettin' weird

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Sweet n' crispy

Not really a confession: I love '68 and '69 Dark Stars even more than any from the '70s, as great as those are. Earlier versions don't disintegrate as easily.

Vault #2 has one of my fave DS's ever. This one is similarly percussive, rhythmic, floating, pulsing, green--though only seven or something months later and it goes appreciably further out there. It's everybody, but a lot of it is Jer's energetic and joyful and fearless exploratory riffing. Takes you somewhere that's not here.

If only I could have been there. Was a wee bit not born yet.

Damn.

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'86 redux

Hey Dave,

Great selections again!

Wondering if there is a reason for back-to-back selections from '86?

thanks!

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About a month after Fillmore West 1969...

...and they still fired away at that DS > SS > 11 > DD > LL...very nice way to start the week.

and: honorable mention to that Heavenly "Feelin' Groovy" jam that's lurking in last week's Dancin' in the Streets...always nice to find/hear another one of those.

Thanks David.

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It there is anything I hate more....

than '69 Dead, it must be '72 Dead! : )) Thanks, nuff said!

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