Grateful Dead

July 22 - July 28, 2013

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section! This week we have tunes covering 15 years of Grateful Dead history, 1969-1984.

Our first selection is from 6/28/69 in Santa Rosa, CA, the second of two nights of Dead in Sonoma County. These shows are often referred to as the shows at which the Dead turned country, and a listen to the entirety of the two shows demonstrates why. But, we won't be playing any country-Dead today. Instead we have this big version of Turn On Your Lovelight.

From four years later, on 6/26/73 in Seattle, WA, we have the end of the first set, featuring two of the big first set (usually) jams, as well as a few songs between. From this show on the summer 73 tour, we have China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Playing In The Band.

Lastly this week is music from the second night at Merriweather on 6/27/84, featuring the end of the second set, Space>Morning Dew>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away. Lots of great music in this sequence.

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

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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I'm using windows explorer. These played for me no problem up until the last couple of weeks.

Now when I click on the play arrow, nothing happens. It lets turn repeat on and off and adjust the volume, but doesn't play.

The Pine Knob show from a few days later was my first live Grateful Dead experience. The impression that the 7/1/84 show left on me has stuck since and went on to see them another 50 or so times. I just wish I could hear the vault source recordings from 7/1/84 even once in my lifetime as they have never circulated. I hear that they sound good from Dave himself.

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what browser are you using? Is your Flash player current?

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I was at Merriweather on 6/27/84 with two college buddies. We had just graduated from Clark and were on summer tour (Red Rocks to Alpine). So many stories...... I would go on to graduate school that fall so this was a celebration of things past as well as those to come. As always I am Grateful for the music David.
Peace, Love, Health and Happiness.

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Merriweather

The funniest thing that I remember from being at that Merriweather show was Phil singing "Why Don't We Do It In The Road."

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hmmm... strange

For some odd reason that's baffling me, I have been unable to play the streams from the Tapers Section or the Jam of the Week selections for the last couple of weeks. Whenever I click the play arrow, nothing happens.

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Major Pig sequence...

...check this out, and hold on to your hat.

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Is there a version of TOYL...

where pigpen doesn't make it interesting? Much appreciated selection this week, DL. 27 min. of pure jammin' joy. :)))

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Diggin' that '73 Seattle. Thanks DL!

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