Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from three years during the Brent era, 1981, 1984 and 1989.
Our first selection is from 7/8/81 in St. Louis, featuring Althea ; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Don't Ease Me In ; New Minglewood Blues.
Next is the first set from 7/21/84 in Ventura, featuring Shakedown Street ; Little Red Rooster ; Althea ; Me And My Uncle > Mexicali Blues ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Looks Like Rain ; Might As Well. That’s a bit of a rarity, the mid-first-set China>Rider.
Lastly this week is the start of the second set from 7/15/89 at Deer Creek, the Dead’s first visit to the new venue in Noblesville, IN, featuring Foolish Heart > Victim Or The Crime > Crazy Fingers > Truckin' > Smokestack Lightning > Jam. There’s a nice clam in Crazy Fingers, but the Truckin’ jam and Smokestack Lightning is terrific.
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.