Grateful Dead

June 2 - June 8, 2008

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

We're going to start our week out with some nice, early Grateful Dead music, as it's always a good way to wake up on a Monday.

From the Fillmore West in San Francisco on 6/8/69, we have this excellent set-closing combination of That's It For The Other One>Cosmic Charlie. A truly classic 1969 moment. This was another four night Fillmre West run, and although not quite the 2/27-3/2/69 run (what is, though, right?), it did have some great music played throughout.

From the same venue a year later, another four night June run, we have some very tasty music from 6/4/70's acoustic set. We have the show opening Deep Elem Blues, followed by a quartet of songs from the set, featuring Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Friend of the Devil, Black Peter, Cumberland. We don't play as much acoustic Dead here as we'd like, owing primarily to the fact that there isn't all that much acoustic Dead in the vault. Fortunately, what IS there is excellent.

From two nights later during the same run at the Fillmore West, on 6/6/70, we have a very cool sequence of tunes. As you may recall, last year we played you the Good Lovin'/New Orleans jam from earlier in this set, and this year we're pleased to bring you Dire Wolf>Alligator>Drums>Jam>Lovelight>Not Fade Away>Lovelight. Lots of oddness happening here, including a cool pairing of Dire Wolf>Alligator, and a terrific jam after the Drums. The cuts in Drums and Lovelight are where the master reels run out.

Our last stop this week as we begin our Summer Dead listening, we have the show-opening Bertha>Good Lovin' from 6/4/78 at UCSB Stadium in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. There seems to be a couple of minor drop outs in Good Lovin'. This show also featured a very cool Sugar Magnolia second encore that we played here last year, and you can check out all previous Tapers Section here in the archive.

Be sure to stop back next week for some music from 1973, as well as lots of other great stuff. It's always great to hear from you, so feel free to write me at the email address below.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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Thanks for jump-in.

600 pounds of pleasure,
to start the day, perfect...
exactly perfect!

My love to you, all, xo!

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everything's just exactly

everything's just exactly perfect.

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incredible june 6 1970 lineup

I didn't think it got any better than the may 10 tapers section. Wow!!!!!!! Great Lovelight>Not Fade Away

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more drum sequences

shwack t just gotta say,love all that you do with "tapers/vault."The K.B.M. show in
Londonderry N.H.6/3/08 has got me hankering for drums.If an opportunity
exists,drum sequences from mid 79 to mid 80 would be great! Hey,I
know that drums ain't glamour.Folks ditched for the bathroom.OH,the
sound of the Beast shaking the rafters!Thanks for all-warmest,
shwack

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Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Elem Blues

Wow this is awsome sweeeet sweeeeeet blusey Dead yessssssssss I am sooooooo stoked on this I may just keep it playing all day long hehe

I keep seeing the world as one big kalidascope

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6/6/70 drumz/JAM

Thank you for unearthing this sensational little nugget for us, David! This really made my day. Is this considered primal Dead? I don't know how it couldn't be.

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cUMBerland !!

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wow. this smokes. i just smoked a fat one in honor of this smoke-ing cumberland blues, acoustic, except jerry is playing electric, this is hot little ben clock says quarta ta eight ya know you kept me up til four ...... i always wondered what he was doing being kept up that late .. ?

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But ! THE GD ! They had Moxie , boyeeee , and thank the Gods for

beenwaytoolongatsea

hey josh bear i like your writings and your observations of the g-d experience, but what i really find fascinating about your writing is your use of mid-sentence capitalization, creative ..... been.

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whoops

I just noticed I had the above date mixed up. I guess the acoustic stuff is from 6/4/70. Oh well, either way it was hot, and the first time I'd heard this one.

Thanks for the nuggets.

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6/6/70 & MORE ACOUSTIC DEAD PLEASE

Hey Now:

That bit of honey from 6-6-70 is just what the doctor ordered! The playing is hot throughout, and the continuity throughout gives us the complete historical reference. With the complete tapes you can hear the onstage decisions ('Been all around'? right into...FOTD) and of course the (attempts at) humor! Pretty funny.

Thanks for the nice sounds and MORE ACOUSTIC DEAD PLEASE!

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