Grateful Dead

June 15 - June 21, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings and big welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we hit the end of Spring. We have some excellent music this week from Grateful Dead concerts in 1974, 1990 and 1991.

Our first selection this week is from Des Moines, IA, the second and last annual show at the Fairgrounds, after the excellent 5/13/73 concert. From this great show on 6/16/74 we have the end of the second set, featuring Truckin'>Wharf Rat, Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad. This show and the next show in Louisville on 6/18/74 are a great one-two punch on the start of what would be a short but excellent tour.

Next up, from 16 years later at Shoreline Amphittheatre in Mountain View, CA on 6/16/90, we have the end of the first set, featuring Mama Tried>Big River, Friend of the Devil, Cassidy, Big Boss Man, One More Saturday Night, the last two of which are a little unique in that Bog Boss Man was very rare by 1990, and OMSN was rarely heard in the first set. This is part of the complete-show DVD View From The Vault Vol. 3, so if you want to see a fun, intriguing show (GREAT second set), check it out.

Finally this week, from 6/19/91 at Pine Knob Music Theatre near Detroit, we have the end of the second set, consisting of Space>Stella Blue>The Other One>Johnny B. Goode, Mighty Quinn. I absolutely love this sequence for a few reasons: the Stella Blue out of Space is pretty cool and quite unique (they'd done it a few days before on 6/14/91); The Other One is outstanding, with Phil and Jerry playing wonderfully around one another; and Johnny B. Goode out of The Other One is very unique. Mighty Quinn is also a bit of a rarity here. Add to this the two-keyboardist lineup featuring Vince and Bruce, and you have a dynamic, inspired Grateful Dead.

Be sure to check in next week for more great music, specifically from 1973, 1990 and 1991. As always, we encourage you to write to us here at the Tapers' Section at the email address below. Thanks for stopping by.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 27 2007
Happy Father's Day

round and round

Joined: Jun 18 2009
8000 Pound Gorilla Coming with Green RED WHITE AND BLUE

Sorry Dick hate to break the Good News to Ya. We hope to be Breaking into the Vault and will pay for the Shows that we enjoyed to the Fullest.

Joined: Nov 10 2008
nobodys fault

Did ya catch that tease!

Joined: Nov 10 2008
Good vibes

All u guys rock! Keep up the positve vibe!

Keep the Faith

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Truckin' got my chips cashed in
Keep truckin' like the doodah man
Together, more or less in line
Just keep truckin' on, OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

Without love in the dream it'll never come true
Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
terrapin tommy ya


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Joined: Jun 6 2007
what a coincidence

The first selection of this week's taper's section continues the listening party for Road Trips Vol 2 # 3. Nice. Thanks again.

Joined: Sep 4 2007
this week ..

Another great Sat P.m. is form Foxboro MA on July 14 , 1990 . That show has been an essential in my collecion at home .

Nice SBD recording form that show has circulatred probably since th early 90 s . I acquired mine in 1995 or 96 .

Apologies to ramble on about this , but i also dig OMSN there . To think of it that 1st set of foxboro 90 is a hot , a*% kicking affair

Joined: Sep 4 2007
Right on ..

This looks pretty good this week Dave .

Great selection w Pine knob June 19 ' 91 . And the 1990 vftv material . The music from that summer is excellent

And the 74 stuff as well . Im reall happy that the GD organization is dosing us with music from that year , to enlighten our music listening at home and wherever we happen to be listening to GD

Thank you David


lamagonzo (not verified)
Could we have music...

that is not a commercial for a GDM product?


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