Grateful Dead

June 7 to June 13, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This week we've got a good variety of music from 1970, 1973, 1974 and 1988, with a bit of something for most people.

Our first stop this week is 10/17/74 at Winterland, the second of five nights that were recorded and partially filmed for the Grateful Dead Movie. From this show we have Weather Report Suite , which was included on the bonus CD that accompanied the Beyond Description boxed set. The next night's version, from 10/18/74, is included on the Grateful Dead Movie DVD as a bonus track, filmed from 5 camera angles and mixed in 5.1 surround sound.

Next up, from Cincinnati on 12/4/73, we have Eyes Of The World . This was a short show, owing to the fact that the band started a little later than usual by all accounts. However, it was a good show, as would be expected from the era. Some of the show was included as a bonus in the 9-CD Winterland 1973 boxed set, but in case you missed that bonus disc, it's a pleasure to bring it to you here.

Our next stop this week is one of my favourite Pigpen covers from 1970, It's a Man's World, recorded live on 6/7/70 at the Fillmore West. There's an excellent version of this James Brown classic on the Dead's Harpur College album (Dick's Picks Vo. 8) so check that out if you get a chance.

From the Family Dog on 2/4/70, as part of the TV shoot for Night At The Family Dog, we have this quite-early, electric Black Peter. It was recorded to 16-track audio for TV audio mixing purposes, and we're fortunate these old analog tapes have stood up so well for so long.

Lastly this week, one of only two live Grateful Dead versions of Bob Dylan's Ballad Of A Thin Man, recorded on 3/27/88 in Hampton, VA. The other was played on 4/1/88, which was included on the excellent David Gans-produced Postcards of the Hanging. It's too bad they didn't play this song more often, as it would have been a nice change from Queen Jane, Masterpiece and Memphis Blues in the Dylan slot of the first sets. g.

Next week we'll have music from 1973, 1974, 1983 and 1989, so be sure to stop in for more great Grateful Dead tunes.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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P.S. WEATHER

Hey Man,
Many interesting sound qualities on the 10/17/74 recording.
Not the least of which is that cool sonic thing wrapped around the vocals.
What is that?
Diggin' the overall ghostly hiss foundation too!
Then you got the cicada-like bzz bzz going...
It's a good weather report indeed.Thanks again for bringing it.

shwack

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P.S. WEATHER

Hey Man,
Many interesting sound qualities on the 10/17/74 recording.
Not the least of which is that cool sonic thing wrapped around the vocals.
What is that?
Diggin' the overall ghostly hiss foundation too!
Then you got the cicada-like bzz bzz going...
It's a good weather report indeed.Thanks again for bringing it.

shwack

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WEATHER REPORT: SWEET

Hey Man,
A Broad spectrum of dead years this week
A nice variety
Right on with that Weather Report Suite
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

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Great Selections

The the echoes on the 'Weather Report' make the end jam even more dreamy.

'Its a Man's World' was has a great jam and sounds unique compared to the Harpur College show version.

Thank you, Tapers Section!

'In fact your salvation is within yourself, in your own essence of mind, it is not to be gotten grasping at external people like me.' ~ Jack Kerouac

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wind and rain, now tell me why...

David and Family ~

howdy high from north american territorys , where the land is still very rugged !!

loving the Weather Report Suite, 1 of my all time favs by the GD !!

THANKS FOR ALL THE MUSIC NUGS

Josh E Bear !!

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10/17/74 at Winterland

SWEET WEATHER REPORT SUITE!!!

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

As an attendee at that Hampton show I can say without hesitation that the 1st set Ballad of a Thin Man still ranks at the top of GD experiences. You had to experience the magic of the Hampton east coast comeback/spring tour kick off venue phenomenom to understand how high the energy levels were at those shows. Think general admission only about 12,000 and accessible from New York/Philly/DC megalopolis. The boys were on fire. Then out comes the Ballad and it was like Bob was whispering to us. It literally was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Amazing...then Jer busts out the To Lay Me down (as I recall?)...The tapes never lie. Thanks, David

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Kabloooey!

WRS and Eyes... P-bombs!!! on to the next few :D
Thanks David!

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Hmmmmm odd.....

I seem to be tripping over phat jams......check Phil's bass on WRS....such a wide swath they cut over the years as well.

Thanks David!!!

Spent A Little Time On The Mountain, Spent A Little Time On The Hill

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not an oblique reference to...

...Ballad of a thin man...kinda seems sparse this week. Still jamming to the tidbit from '70. tks dl

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