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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Old West Sundown-Showdown Meltdown Jam After Gator >Drumz

Whew, That is Some Psychedlic Wild Inspired Raw Jerry and The Boyz = Rare Shit !!

I Am always amazed at what they did in this Era of Music,, Raw, Wild , Yet, seemingly in control, in a organized (?) order, a "kaos order"...
(I am sure thesis papers can be writen about this very topic, and have been ? )

... They would Hit these Peaks and Places that No-Body else could ever go to ~ nobody else would Dare to Go .. out of fear of losing their 'musical' place, causing utter audio
train-wreck, or not having the musical confidence to pull off a Stellar Jam..

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

~ Truely Amazing Musicians...

and in the Middle of it all, Jerry, or Bob, or Phil,, someone ! ,,

... Would Hit 1 RIFF or Sound,,, that would just change the whole Structure,,,, And you never hear it again ... And you wish they would repeat that Riff, in another song , or later in the same Jam,,, ( sometimes they would ..)

( & sometimes, Years Later, on a Tape, you do hear that same sound , again,,,)

,,, and they dont,, .. and thats it ,,,that Sound ,,, come n gone,....OOOooooOooOOoooOOO

and thats what i Love about the Grateful Dead Music, Still, after all these Years of Listening ,,, the Discovery of Something New Each Time .. whew weeeeee ...

6/6/70 = is by Far one of the Best JAMS I HAVE EVER HEARD !

THANKS DAVID ~ KEEP EM COMING !!!!! Josh E Bear !!

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i forgot

RIP Bo Diddley, age 70

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080602/ap_en_mu/obit_diddley

i'll be listening to some Bo tonight, espcially the wonderful set he played with the dead (dicks picks 30)

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thanks

great Cumberland and even better alligator...

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WOLFS ! ALLIGATORS ! DRUMZ ! OH MY !!

LOV THE OLD SCHOOL PSYCH-E-DELIC MUSIC ~

LISTENING TO IT IS A LOT LIKE DRINKING MY STRONG MAUI COFFEE ~

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAHHHHHH JAH !

JUNE ! OH BOY ! Josh E Bear !!

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69-70 dead

I always say, the Dead in their prime were the best in my opinion. Nuff said?

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69-70 dead

I always say, the Dead in their prime were the best in my opinion. Nuff said?

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just what i needed

thanx dl the dire>alligator>drums>jam>lovelight>nfa>lovelight was what i needed to start my aftenoon off on the right foot.

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good morning everybody.

Perfect morning Other One with coffee. What a band!!!

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acoustic Dead

right-o on not enough of it but...what we get is GREAT! thanks, Vault Guy -

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Janis?

Is the 6.8.69 Fillmore West show where Janis jumps in with the boys to belt a few licks? Thanks, Dave, for all the great picks in the Tapers Section.

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