Grateful Dead

July 23 - July 29, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings. This week we have music spanning eight years of Grateful Dead history, 1973 to 1981.

Our first stop this week is in Evanston, IL, where we have the big jam featuring Morning Dew>Playing In The Band>Uncle John's Band>Playing In The Band. A week later, on 11/10/73, this would be tweaked to become Playing>UJB>Dew>UJB>Playing, which they'd again play on 11/17/73 and finally on 3/23/74.

Next up is the long sequence pre-Drums from 11/26/80 in Pembroke Pines, FL, the first show after the five week run of acoustic/electric shows at the Warfield and Radio City that ended on 10/31/80. From this show we have Cold Rain and Snow, Samson and Delilah, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World.

Lastly this week from 12/9/81 in Boulder, CO, we have the start of the second set, featuring Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain>Estimated Prophet>He's Gone>Jam. Although this is from the PA mix, you might notice the sound is a little more full and robust, and that's owing to the fact that this November-December, 1981 tour was recorded to reel-to-reel rather than cassette masters, the only tour aside from Fall Tour 1976 for which the PA feed was recorded to reel-to-reel (generally reels 1969-1979 were mixed specifically for the tape, not simply pulling a PA feed). There's a cut in the master reel during Scarlet Begonias.

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

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007

3rd time through the big jam, alright!

The pre-party lasted all day and into
the evening today. It was wonderful...
as one of my best "sister" friends had
a graduation party for her daughter.
The love, hope and joy at the party was
so incredible. Her daughter has faced
alot of obstacles and came through stuff
I wish I could take away but she pulled
through! I am so elated right now I can
only hope you feel it too. The family is
family to this scene and her brother is
sharing a show with NRSP at a great lil
festival I am getting the information on
tomorrow; how sweet to hear and will let
you know where! The graduate has been
like another child to me and has grown up
almost all her life with my family. She hopes
to make movies, do computer drawing and
clothing design. I payed for her and I
to go to art classes 4 or 5 years ago
and it has paid off! Her school did not
offer art. I am in bliss that she found
herself there and is moving on to college using
those classes as a foundation. Her party was
an art show of all she had painted up to this point.
She uses vibrant colors in some, many
had scenery, others were creations of hers
that you just got lost in and you couldn't take
your eyes off them- any of them. I am proud of her!
Somethings are just perfectly-special and
that's all there is to it. Today was like that.

I love it when that happens and you...all, xo!

In thinking about the paintings again...
She had a Angel that had one black wing and
one white wing, I have never seen an Angel
look like that and it was so beautiful that
it worked. I will never forget. Capturing some
words to describe it would say honest reality
in a innocent child's view of the world. Oddly
unique and each feather is a stroke of her love
brushed into everything she's seen. I am in
this jam deep and going to end this in love, again.

wharfrat71 (not verified)

That 1st chunk is from 11/1/73, not on the 3rd as I suspected. Live at the McGaw Memorial Hall, Northwestern University.

wharfrat71 (not verified)

That first sequence from 11/3/73 (I'm assuming?) is gold. Among the best ever played by the band. Thanks for the good jams, keep it up!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Hey now...just getting home and am back
for the '81 a time or two. The pre-party
tonight was with a few very big deadheads
from way back. We took this groovy ride
and went to a ice cream joint for Sundae's
and they were sooooo delicious. We toasted
Jerry before enjoying them-what a hoot, lol.
We got lost on the way back then @ a stop sign
and a left we were found. A road that I hadn't
ever been on but it lead us home just the same.
Very well, nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.
I had such a fun time with them, my face is stuck
with a smile on it! Good times with more ahead.

Canyon Critter- Happy to see you post. Missed ya!
Use Jerry's birthday as New Year's Eve and just
start fresh and unbothered by any bad thing.
Good times ahead, let go then don't let go.
All the best wishes for you, xo! Stay around.

To EveryOne please go and have some fun, love
and laughter for Jerry's 70th. It will be so sweet to
just be and feel free from all the burdens of the day;
and know you received one the gifts Jerry gave to All.
Jerry's love healed and melted us like no other.

Feel Joy in a tremendous-kinda-way and you'll end
up real close to experiencing his love in 2012.
What a guy, xo!

2nd time Scarlet>Fire> Prophet>He's>Jam

To Jerry...clink.

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Joined: Oct 20 2008
Sometimes, the 80's were

Sometimes, the 80's were gold. Sometimes they weren't. That's the greatest part, was the love that flowed in the family.

Sometimes it was the adventure, sometimes it was the fall.

Mostly it was because just sometimes, there was the most amazing shows you ever saw.

Now if I wasn't born in 75, I think I would have been able to see some real magic.
Thanks Mr. Lemieux

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Joined: Sep 18 2007
Boulder 1981

It has been said before when parts of the Boulder 1981 show turned up here, but that was some night, one of the my favorite shows ever - not just the music (though a first set ending of China/Rider and then a second set opener of Scarlet/Fire is mighty special). It was an amazing show and an even more amazing experience.

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Joined: Jul 20 2012
wheeee goodey ----- so glad to be here

thanks again Mary for your help!! thanks sherbear!!! can feel those hugs all the way to here in swissconsin. I love these 70's selections (and the late 60's and early 80's) the best and since i was never able to be there i had a question for Gr8fulTed-if you don't mind- since you were lucky enough to have experienced many of these amazing shows. What were they like? was it a more intimate setting/crowd? how long would they play? was everybody dancing? I only know the early 90's experience with the mongo crowds --- not complaining--- but from listening to the early concerts it seems that they were really something for the senses. Thanks in advance.

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
'73 it is !

Never met a '73 show I didn't like, except for maybe when the band is a couple hours late (12/4/73).
This Evanston feature has a rare Morning Dew opener. I think grdaed73 was at this show. The Playin' is very trippy. I was a lucky soul to have seen a few shows in 1973; however, none in November. Eagerly awaiting the next Dave's Pick or box set from either February or October 1973.

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Joined: May 26 2007
hey slo

glad to see you made it here!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Here with this jackpot of music I love,
the Prophet is a total favorite- Hiiiiiiiiiii!

Getting ready for work and loving --
slo lettuce...giant massive smiling internet
hugs for cradling my morning in goodness, xo!

Riding the rail in spirit and rushing the
seconds of this morning like a morning
dove counting on the air to keep her.

I love you....all, xo!

Have a great day ya'll, xo!


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