Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have some fine tunes from 1978, 1987 and 1993, featuring three different keyboard players.
First up this week is music from 4/19/78 from Columbus, OH, where we have the start of the first set featuring Bertha>Good Lovin', Friend Of The Devil, Passenger, Candyman, Cassidy. Later at this show, the Dead would play their first ever performance of Werewolves Of London.
From my first very first Grateful Dead show, on 3/26/87 in Hartford, CT, we have the entire first set, featuring loads of high-energy Dead: Midnight Hour>Cold Rain and Snow, CC Rider, Row Jimmy, My Brother Esau>When Push Comes To Shove>Desolation Row>Bird Song>Promised Land. The tail of Promised Land cuts off. This is a rare straight soundboard from 1987, no audience mixed in per the matrix tapes that were norm at the time. That Bird Song remains the best I ever saw live.
Lastly this week, from the final night of a three night run at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, IL, we have the end of the first set from 3/11/93, featuring When I Paint My Masterpiece, So Many Roads, The Music Never Stopped. Spring 1993, right up through the end of May, featured a lot of really good Grateful Dead music.
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.