Grateful Dead

July 16 - July 22, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll cover about nine years of Grateful Dead history, with music from 1976, 1978 and 1985.

Our first stop is on the excellent Fall Tour of 1976, when the sound of 1977 was beginning to creep into the music. From the penultimate show of the tour, on 10/2/76 in Cincinnati, we have the end of the first set plus the first song of the second set. Tennessee Jed, It's All Over Now, Brown-Eyed Women, Let It Grow, Might As Well; The Music Never Stopped.

Next up is music from the last US show before Egypt, on 9/2/78 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. From that show, we have the start of the second set featuring one of the most interest renditions of Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain ever performed.

Lastly this week is the pre-Drums sequence from 11/5/85 in Worcester, MA, where we have Man Smart Woman Smarter, Ship Of Fools, Supplication>Playing Reprise>I Don't Need Love.

Be sure to join us next week for more great tunes from deep within the vault.

David Lemieux


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Anna rRxia's picture
Joined: Dec 25 2009

I try to imitate Yerry in all ways so can somebody tell me the specific sequence of smoke choices over the years? Pardon me, I have to put on a Yerry tie before I go scuba diving...


Joined: Jul 6 2007
Silly people!!!

Who's right who's wrong Who cares!!! grateful dead movie interview jerry is smoking marlboro reds and then in 89 90 one of the view from vaults look closly for the marlboro red pack, but he probally smoked what was avalable, and as any smoker like me knows if you smokeed for over thirty years or 62 years like my da, taste changes and so does ones brand of smokes
bi note they played a supplication instermental in 91 at sandstone 6-24 or 25

Joined: Apr 10 2008

Shakedown is there.

WalpoleChinaCat's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
speaking of smoking

My speakers after listening to that Scarlet Fire from 9/2/78 at Giants


Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Check Cleveland Music Hall, Professor

10/17/70 is the date of the 2nd setlist, on Deadlists, for Cincy, 10/2/76. Does anyone still update Deadlists?

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Actually, I think Jerry smoked EVERYTHING

except Virginia Slims.

oh, tobacco...our first slaves were brought to grow that stuff.

Sir Walter Raleigh...he was such a stupid git.

moving on...

ecb's picture
Joined: Nov 3 2010
free music via

> not worth it if you don't smoke...Just an FYI ;-)

I disagree. Once you get through the pain of registering
on the site, all you have to do is visit the site and solve a
sliding puzzle once a day to obtain a credit. This only
takes a moment. One credit equals 1 song. You can
accumulate credits to download an album. For example,
21 credits permits you to download Volume 3 of the GD
Download Series - the 10/26/71 Rochester show.

You can ignore anything about smoking once registered.

It looks like free music to me...


claney's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2007

Oh my GAWD this is off the hook. Never heard this one before, thank you David...

Hard to believe this was just a couple of weeks before the lackluster Egypt shows.

Joined: Mar 9 2011
I know, who cares?

Jerry smoked Pall Mall non filters, not camels

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Anna, since this is just a Supplication JAM rather than vocal, it wasn't the last of those.... First set Hampton 3-21-86, for example. On that one, Jerry & Phil have all but forced Bob's hand to sing, but he cuts them off at the pass and defiantly starts singing Let It Grow right overtop the jam....forcing them to capitulate to his wishes. Great little set, though.

Really dig this '85 stuff.


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