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July 13 - July 19, 2015

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from the first five years of Brent time with the band, 1979-1984.

Our first selection this week is from 5/4/79 in Hampton, VA, the Grateful Dead's first stop at the Hampton Coliseum, and Brent's third show. This was included on the vinyl-only release for independent record stores a couple of years ago. From the end of the show (which featured no encore), we have Space > Truckin' Space>Truckin'> Stella Blue > Around And Around.

Next up, from two years later at the same venue on 5/1/81, we have the start of the second set, featuring three of the newish songs that appeared on Go To Heaven a year earlier, Feel Like A Stranger> Franklin's Tower> Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance.

Lastly this week is music from 4/27/84 in Providence, RI, where we have the end of the second set featuring The Wheel > Wharf Rat > Around And Around > Johnny B. Goode, Touch Of Grey.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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so first one is NFA beat and atari. The 84 Wharf Rat seems to have a little Cosmic Charlie tease!? Suweet

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Stella Blue > Around and Around

Killer combo perfect for a 9 o clock bacon n eggs

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Spring Tour

The whole Spring tour 84 was a gem many great shows . I think is overlooked by many.

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Nevermind. Found it

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4.27.84 Wharf Rat

This is a standout - vocally haunting and playingwise. The bridge especially...

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