Grateful Dead

May 2 - May 8, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This week we're going to check in with a similar range of Grateful Dead music as we did last week, which is to say 1973, 1988 and 1990.

Our first selection this week of the second show in Williamsburg, VA on 9/12/73, featuring Weather Report Suite, Around and Around, Eyes Of The World> Stella Blue, Beat It On Down The Line, Casey Jones, Encore One More Saturday Night. The head of Eyes is clipped due to a reel change, but there's some fine music in this sequence. As with last week's clip from the 9/11/73 show, that's Joe Ellis and Martin Fierro on horns

From the final night of the four-night run at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, on 9/6/88, we have the entire first set, featuring Jack Straw ; Desolation Row ; West L.A. Fadeaway ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Cumberland Blues ; Stagger Lee ; Cassidy ; Deal. The odd placement of Desolation Row as the both the second song of the show and being a Bob tune following a Bob tune is because Jerry had broken a string and spent a few minutes fixing it while Bob led the band through a nice, mellow Desolation Row.

Finally this week is music from the end of Vince Welnick's first-ever show on 9/7/90 in Richfield, OH featuring I Need A Miracle>Black Peter>Lovelight, Knockin' On Heaven's Door. A fitting encore for Brent.

Be sure to stop by next week for more good music from the vault. We'll be digging deep next week we expect. As always, we encourage you to write to us with questions or comments.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 10 2007
oh yes-

it makes working soooooo much more pleasant and enjoyable when i have this to fill my ears and cheer me! thank you, david--

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Joined: Oct 3 2009

Jam to end WRS! Just great stuff there.

I'd been completely unfamiliar with the with-horns '73 shows up to now -- Having taking to heart some malignant opinions, I had foolishly avoided listening to those shows. So although I didn't dig the way the arrangement sometimes seemed to have the horns competing with the vocals in the composed sections, that jam just makes any criticism seem niggling.

Thanks many times over!

Joined: Jul 9 2007
I agree

SPACEBROTHER, I just finished listening to it and I completely agree. Really made my Monday morning.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Landover '88

From the '88 Landover run, this show really needs to be released...........

09-03-88 Capital Centre, Landover, Md. (Sat)
1: LTGTR, Stranger> Franklin's> Rooster, Peggy-O, Me & My Uncle> Big River, Bird Song
2: Box Of Rain, Victim> Foolish Heart> Woman Smarter> Eyes> Drumz> GDTRFB> Miracle> Morning Dew E: Saturday Night, Ripple
last acoustic "Ripple":10-16-81 [459] - final/last electric "Ripple": 04-29-71 [1113] - "Dixie" tuning after "Peggy-O" - "Mexicali" intro after "Me & My Uncle"


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