Grateful Dead

June 4- June 10, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have music from 1969, 1970 and 1984.

Our first stop is on 8/30/69 at the Family Dog in San Francisco, where we have this great quartet of song: China Cat Sunflower>Doin' That Rag, Morning Dew, Easy Wind. To my ears, the Grateful Dead always seemed to play a little looser when they were at the Family Dog.

Next is music from Honolulu, HI, on 1/23/70, featuring China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Black Peter, Yellow Dog Story, Hard To Handle 1/23/70. I'm a big fan of these earlier versions of Hard To Handle, much more raw than the precision versions from 1971 (which I also love!).

Lastly this week is the entire first set from 7/21/84 in Ventura, CA. From this show, we have Shakedown Street ; Little Red Rooster ; Althea; Me And My Uncle> Mexicali Blues; China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider ; Looks Like Rain; Might As Well.

Be sure to come by again next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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what a hot shakedown

it's so groovy

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One of only 4 or 5, if I recal,l China Cat into Rag, and one of the last Rags, nice!

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Awesome X3, thank you, xo!

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