Grateful Dead

March 19 - March 25, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1973 and 1979.

Our first selection is from Winterland on 12/11/72, featuring a good batch of first set material: China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Box of Rain, He's Gone, Around and Around, Friend of the Devil, Playing In The Band.

Next up is the huge jam from 12/8/73 at Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium, featuring He's Gone>Truckin'>Nobody's>Jam>Other One>Wharf Rat>Stella Blue. There is so much good music from the Fall of 1973, and this jam is one of the biggest and best.

Lastly this week, from the cassette master, we have first set material from 12/5/79 in Chicago, Alabama Getaway> Greatest Story Ever Told ; Dire Wolf ; Me And My Uncle > Big River; Cold Rain And Snow.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to do so again next week for more great music from deep within the vault.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007

5th time for this spin...
I can't get enough.

It's like a slide at a playground.
Climbing them stairs for the next
ride...oh yeah!

Nobody's fault but mine.

Joined: Nov 14 2007
Dave has hooked us up for a long time.... no complaints here.

I'm glad one of us is in the vault, following his curiosity. I remember when getting an hour of GD hour, on the radio each week was like christmas. Every week, one whole jam 45 min to and hour. When my town got it, I was blown away. "Wow 45 minutes of new music... damn!!!!" I would have my Maxell XL II-S's ready to go for recording the air signal. Now this site gives you so much more than that, and you don't have to fool with an antenna. I wonder if all the complainers on this comment section remember tape trading (with cassettes) thru the mail. It was so darn slow. You mail off 5 or 10 blanks, wait until the guy you mailed 'em to gets around to it and then they show back up in the mail.... like 6 weeks later. You were at the mercy of the guys list of tapes - saying what the quality was, which was graded poorly. Most of the time you would get OK stuff, usually audience recordings.... but back then we never dreamed of a world where you could just get all the SBD stuff you wanted with just an internet connection. You don't have to deal with the classifieds in Relix. You people down on DL need to talk to anyone who was a diehard tape trader... ever. And as far as ripping the eras that get picked by him.... you are basing the GD in '84 or '79 to the GD in '72 or '74. They are victims of their own success. I will take GD from least favorite era over the crispiest stuff from most other bands. Be grateful that someone, who is a nerd deadhead like the rest of us, is caring for the vault. Peace

Joined: Mar 18 2010
Consistently excellent

Thanks DL for another trifecta of Grateful goodness this week at the Taper's Section. Cameron Indoor Stadium- deep within the Vault indeed. To echo Wilfred's sentiments- I always look forward to Monday to hear what's cooking. As for Byrd's seemingly misguided remarks, there is one show in Birmingham from the 70's- 12/15/78. There are 9 shows in Atlanta from the 70's. Dick's Picks 29 is great, I love it. Thanks Dave, for selecting an entire Atlanta show from the 70's for a release.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
thanks Dave

I think the only reason why there's not something new here every week (especially recently), is because Dave has posted a generous helping of music every week for over 5 years! If you can't find what you need here, there are always other places, right? That said, I always look here every Monday for something I may not have heard in some other time or place. It's also can be nice to go through all of these things twice.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
the only thing about GD79 is that Jerry sounds...

WASTED. Some of his talking is on the RT...buzhhh i hhbbbzzz.

His relatively new habits were taking quite a toll.

I still think he's awesome, though.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Hooray for D Lemieux!

despite the lack of depth (?) for some tastes, this taperz section always makes me smile.

GD is GD is GD, no matter where it's played, be it Winterland, Paris, or Magoo's Pizza Parlor.

papatrent, I agree that 79 is excellent GD. I have always liked it. I think the first time I heard GD79 was on a mountain side, listening to 12/28/79. The trees were dancing.


Joined: Jun 13 2007

So a squirrel walks up to a skunk
and says hey can you stop over
to my place and make my nuts
taste like buds? The skunk said sure.

What's going on in your Dark Hallow?

Joined: Jun 15 2007
From deep within the Vault?

Give me a friggin' break. Winterland is about as deep in the Vault as the lyrics to Build Me Up Buttercup.

Still nothing from Birmingham or Atlanta during the 70s. Now that would be deep.

Been asking for this for over three years, but Pepe Lemieux just doesn't seem to care. Not a terribly righteous cat so far as I can see and lest ye forget that it was he, after all, that with his limited editions and other mindless frivolities, first brought business and first-class seating to this formerly unchartered Bus with a totally uncharted destination..

High Time for a new driver:

"...Wheel's broke down. The leader won't draw (from the depths of the vault). The line is busted. The last one I saw..."


Joined: Jun 13 2007

Oh Yeah!

What a week it was,
nearly didn't make it>>>
through. Phew.

My day of rest has arrived with
this delightful offering.

I am over-joyed and healing
up ever so sweetly.

My thanks could never resemble
my true appreciation.

What a way rise and shine.
It's taken 5 hours but I was in
rough shape, really rough shape.

A few Phil bombs and a Other One Jam
to get my freak back on and each note
of streaming rock and roll, wow-
Good thing i asked the right Doctor what
I needed. I could have misguided.

Ahhhh Miracles.

Received. I am feeling delightful.

Thank you.

I'll stop back for the next treatment later.

Happy Monday To All!


I Love You All So Much, XO!

~get yer daybreak on~

I've been stoned, to death, a few times.
But Baby- here I am!

Joined: Nov 14 2007
nice picks this week

All picks this week are great. I love the '72 and '73 stuff. The '79 stuff is really great too. The Brent '79 stuff is really good. By fall he was in full swing. 12-5-79 is a great show. Also check out..... 10-27-79, 10-28-79, 11-2-79 (one of the best "Lost Sailor> Saint of Circ." ends with a great jam into drums...), 11-9-79, 11-24-79, 12-1-79, and the Oakland New Year's shows. The Road trips dedicated to this era is very nice. Years ago when I traded tapes, I could not find decent quality from this era, just hissy audience tapes. Thanks Dave for bringing SBD's of this era to the masses.


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