Grateful Dead

July 25 - July 31, 2016

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we end the month with Grateful Dead music from the 1980s, specifically 1981, 1988 and 1989.

Our first selection this week is from 5/12/81 in New Haven, CT, where we have the start of the first drawn from the cassette master, featuring Alabama Getaway> Greatest Story Ever Told ; Peggy-O ; Cassidy ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Me And My Uncle > Big River.

Next is music from the penultimate show of 1988, in Oakland, CA, on 12/29/88, featuring the end of the show Space > The Other One > Stella Blue > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away, Quinn The Eskimo.

Lastly this week, we have the excellent first set from the first night of the New Year’s run, on 12/27/89 in Oakland, CA, featuring Cold Rain And Snow ; Greatest Story Ever Told ; Never Trust A Woman ; Althea ; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Bird Song ; The Promised Land.

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

David Lemieux