Grateful Dead

June 11 - June 17, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This week, we have a nice selection of music from 1970 to 1991, with hopefully a little something that’ll suit everyone’s taste.

Our earliest selection this week is from 6/12/70 in Hawaii, one of the few shows the Grateful Dead played in that state. This rendition of That’s It For The Other One features a particularly potent “Drums” segment. The sound is a little raw, but is much better than it was earlier in the show, when Weir had to stop a tune mid-song to berate the sound man with an expletive-filled rant.

Moving ahead to 1976, we have some nice material from the comeback tour. This Row Jimmy from 6/17/76 in Passaic shows how well the new seven-piece band was listening to one another; very dynamic playing. From a week earlier, we have two selections from the 6/12/76 show in Boston: a beautiful Comes A Time, as well as the unique show closing jam of Sugar Magnolia>U.S. Blues>Sunshine Daydream. My old cassette always lacked this final Sunshine Daydream part of the medley, so in case yours did, too, here it is. Enjoy.

We’ll now fast-forward eight years to 6/14/84 at Red Rocks, with the second set opening trio of Shakedown Street>Playing In The Band>Dear Mr. Fantasy. This, of course, is the first-ever performance of Dear Mr. Fantasy, and it packs a lot of emotion, thanks to Brent and Jerry working through the song together. It’s just a terrific moment when the band drops into Fantasy from the depths of a chaotic Playing jam.

From 1991 at Giants Stadium, we have two segments. First is the rare first set opener of Eyes of the World from 6/17/91, and second is the second set opening jam of Jack Straw>Crazy Fingers>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 6/16/91. We’re always interested in bringing you unique sequences, and this one certainly qualifies.

One thing we didn’t have a chance to play last week was the show opener from 6/10/73 at RFK Stadium in Washington, a great Morning Dew. With a start like this, it’s no surprise that show turned out to be a classic.

Finally this week is another track from 5/5/78 by popular demand, Candyman. This show has always fallen a bit under the radar, but it’s a dandy.

Be sure to check in next week from some great June material from 1969, 1973, 1985, 1993, and probably a few other choice bits. As always, feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions.

David Lemieux

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
RE: Thanks for the Eyes opener!

Wish I had been there. Couldn't agree more with the wish to see this show as a complete Vault Release! The interplay between Jerry and Bruce gives me chills!!


cactuswax's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
You can save it to a file -

You can save it to a file - any file, create one - then if itunes is your default player, click on the file and it'll start playing and stay in yr itunes automatically. Then of course when you update yr ipod yr good to go.

Joined: Jun 7 2007
stream and listen (oneetime)...unable to download

My computer was doing the same thing. I had to delete (remove) Quick time and then download Real Player (set up as the primary "player"), then it comes up with a download option.

Greg SC

Joined: Jun 5 2007

How do you get this stuff to the Ipod. I can only stream and listen

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Home again!

Seems like we've all been gone for a long trip and now can come home. Weekly nuggets are great. But of course a reunion is what we are all in need of. I'll see some at 10KLF.


jongoatoregon's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

Thank you!

So much love.

skenisahen's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Great stuff, as always

Another fine week filled with sparkling moments. I was at that 6/16/91 and really love having the mix you put together for this week.

Thanks, David, we all appreciate this!

)(I'm just a, well...porpoise.)(

Joined: Jun 12 2007
Still waiting for 74...

If I remember correctly the first weeks in june 74 saw the Dead touring with that unbelievable WOS!
I was hoping for some material...
What a disappointment!There's nothing from 74.
Could David fix this up?
Some cuts from Jai-Alai would really be welcome.

Deadicated's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

I always had the Sugar Mags>U.S. Blues>Sunshine Daydream intact, but was always preparing myself at the start of Comes A Time for an immeasurably ominous cut. I feel better already! The whole show and I'm healed. Muchisimas gracias!

"From day to day, just lettin' it ride,
You get so far away from how it feels inside,
You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall,
But the day may come when you can't feel at all."

Olompali's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
That Hawaiian Other1 is

That Hawaiian That's IT is smoking potent!


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