Grateful Dead

March 12 - March 18, 2018

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1985, 1988 and 1993.

Our first selection this week is the entire first set from the last show the Dead would ever play in Richmond, VA, on 11/2/85, where we have Bertha ; Greatest Story Ever Told ; Dupree's Diamond Blues ; C C Rider ; Althea ; My Brother Esau ; Candyman ; Let It Grow.

Next is another complete first set, this one from 9/5/88 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, where we have this cool batch of tunes: Iko Iko ; Walkin' Blues ; Ramble On Rose ; Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues; Row Jimmy; Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ; When Push Comes To Shove; The Music Never Stopped. This was the third show of a four night run at the Cap Center to start the Fall Tour of 1988.

Lastly this week of the start of the second set from 3/9/93 at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, IL, where we have China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Victim Or The Crime > Ship Of Fools ; Playing In The Band.

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

David Lemieux
Email: vault@dead.net
Twitter: @lemieuxdavid

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SPACEBROTHER's picture
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Great picks this week.

Love the '85 and '93 selections.

The '88 fall tour was solid and hope to something released from it sooner than later.

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gripes

I ain't dead yet just busy, busy, busy.... I remember flying into ORD, renting a car, picking my friends and driving all night long for those '85 Virginia shows. AKA "the fatman rocks" tour.

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an '88 first set...

...without a gripe from Grumpy Grumpkins yet?

What gives? ;-)

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