July 29 - August 4, 2013
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we check out some Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1972 and 1984 as we roll into August, passing Jerry's birthday as we go.
Our first stop this week is on 7/3/69 in Colorado Springs, CO, where the Dead were playing as part of their summer run of shows. From this show we have Hard To Handle, He Was A Friend Of Mine, Lovelight, including one of the best versions of He Was A Friend Of Mine I've ever heard. Please note this was drawn from the cassette master, as there is no known reel of this performance.
From three years later, we have music from 9/15/72 at the Boston Music Hall, the first of two nights in Boston. From this mighty fine show, we have He's Gone, Me and My Uncle, Bird Song, Mexicali Blues, Ramble On Rose. These shows were originally scheduled to take place at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY, but the town decided against hosting two nights of the Grateful Dead, and it would be 11 years before the Dead debuted at SPAC.
Lastly this week, from 6/29/84 in Akron, OH, we have Scarlet Begonias>Touch Of Grey>//Dear Mr. Fantasy>Man Smart (Woman Smarter). This sequence of Scarlet>Touch would precede the more famous 7/13/84 version, which of course would then segue into Fire On The Mountain. There is a cassette cut at the start of Dear Mr. Fantasy, which debuted only two weeks earlier on 6/14/84 at Red Rocks.
Be sure to join us here next week. More tunes from the vault coming up.
Cue-up the pre-party
Jerry's 71st Birthday,
Nice thing about Jerry
is that Jesus would call
him Brother and Best Friend.
Jesus and Jerry- Some of The
Nicest People EVER!
God is sure to love that about
Jerry is PURE LOVE
just like Jesus.
That is the quality we are
certain to never live without-
THANK YOU TAPERS!
I LOVE YOU ALL!
thanks a lot for the clue and the link wilfredtjones!
Two shows before my first. For some reason, my computer still won't play these, or The Jam of the Week or the Listening Party for Dave's Picks Vol 7. I am able to listen to the streams from archive.
The soundboard for my first show at Pine Knob 7/1/84 doesn't circulate, but exists in good quality according to Dave. If Dave decides to put it up on the Tapers Section, I still won't be able to hear it. :(
I've updated the flash player on my computer, but still no luck.
...was played on 30 Days of Dead in 2011. It was also played on Taper's Section before 'complimentary' downloads were removed in 2007 (July 2, 2007 is the entry). Here's a link to the mp3. He Was A Friend of Mine, Colorado Springs, CO, Reed's Ranch - 07/03/1969 (Right Click and Save as)
Best version? Should be released on a bonus disc or as a bonus track than. Would be great!