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
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Joined: Jul 20 2007
Sweet Deep Elem Blues

lovin it :) Thanks David!

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
straight 2 deep elam

acoustic dead in the morning with coffee....nice and easy start of a week, bobby's ever upbeat banter has coffee spewed over keyboard and monitor. thanks David, i'll save Dire-Lovelight for lunch

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Joined: Feb 9 2008
Silver Threads and Golden Needles

Wow! I have listened to a lot from 70 and I have never heard this song. I dont know how I missed it. Thanks David, This is one of the reasons that I love the tapers section.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
thank you david!

Many times I love to hear stuff from before 'my time'...
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