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March 07 - March 13, 2016

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from a five year span, 1976-1981.

Our first selection this week is from the slightly underrated Fall Tour of 1976, the second tour of the Dead’s comeback after the big June-July batch of shows. From9/27/76 in Rochester, NY, we have the start of the first set, featuring The Promised Land, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Deal, Looks Like Rain..

Next up is the start of the third set from 10/3/80 at the Warfield in San Francisco during the Dead’s three week stand of shows to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Grateful Dead. From this show we have Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain ; Samson And Delilah ; Ship Of Fools ; Playing In The Band.

Lastly this week is the start of the show from 9/27/81 in Landover, MD, the final show for a three night “tour” just before the Dead left for the Europe ’81 Fall Tour, which started on 9/30/81 in Edinburgh, Scotland. From Landover, we have Jack Straw ; Alabama Getaway > The Promised Land ; Candyman > Little Red Rooster ; Althea.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux


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olddeadhead_NFA's picture
Joined: Mar 28 2011
Band in heaven

Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Jerry Garcia, John Kahn, Brent Mydland
"Feats don;t fail me now" Dead Feat NOLAFunk

iGrateful's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Dave... '81

Dave, if your listening (reading) today is the 35th Anniversary of my 1st show. 3/10/81 at MSG ! What a great show... give a listen (x-sound-bomb during Half-step opener:-) ) The band recovered quickly and put together a great list of songs. The 2nd Set is blistering (IMHO)! Double Encore w/ Satisfaction/Brokedown Palace :-)

The night before was (some say) even better.

This would make a GREAT 2-show MSG release! Just sayin, if your considering an '81 show for DaP.


mkav's picture
Joined: Jun 30 2007
band in heaven

add jim morrison for one.

and doc watson when they go acoustic

Joined: Mar 7 2009
@Ultimate Band in Heaven

Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, George Harrison, John Entwistle, Miles Davis, John Bonham, & Janis Joplin

Joined: Mar 6 2016
Ultimate Band in Heaven

Buddy Holly,Duane Allman,Gram Parsons,Jerry Garcia,Nicolette Larson and Glenn Frey,just for starters.I encourage other members to add or delete their choices?

Joined: Nov 1 2012
I agree

Nice stretch for sure and has seen a fair amount of love here on Who knows, maybe we'll see a release of some sort someday.

wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
nice stretch

Getting into a nice stretch here recently at Taper's with fun eras with nice music. '76, '80 and '81 are top years for me...


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