May 24 - 30, 2010
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where, as we mentioned last week, we're on a bit of a 1967 kick right now. We hope you don't mind, but considering the dearth of 1967 Dead here over the years, we feel we're making up for a bit of lost time.
Like last week, this week we'll play some music from Winterland on 3/18/67, specifically Smokestack Lightning and Dancing In The Street. These were two of the longer jamming songs for the Grateful Dead in early 1967, clocking in at around 10 minutes each. Aside from Viola Lee Blues, these two plus a couple of other were the only songs on which the Dead stretched out, as tunes like Alligator, Dark Star and The Other One had not yet appeared in the reportoire, so it was more a case of finding a classic blues, folk or Motown song and Grateful Dead-izing it.
To bust us out of the 1967 mode, we have this heartfelt early Days Between, recorded in the studio in 1993 and included as part of the magnificent So Many Roads boxed set.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming from 1967, with this bluesy Good Morning Little Schoolgirl from the Shrine in LA in November, 1967. Way back in my tape trading days, these were some of the first (and only!) decent quality 1967 tapes I ever got, and it's always nice to revisit some of the music that got me hooked in the first place.
Next week we're going to check out a batch 'o Jerry, so don't miss it. See you then.
The studio version of "Days Between" is haunting....
If "SOTM" hinted of Jerry's end, DB spelled it out quite clearly....
"Hoping love will not foresake... the days that lie between..."
Take a look at the BP spill, the Korea's, and the stock markets and see what about to happen...."
No question about who the band director is during this Era: Pig!
You have really outdone yourself in the last few weeks with this
'67 material! My first case of 10 Maxell UD XLII cassettes contained
the well circulated Shrine Nov.'67 stuff as well. Ah,memories...
Thanks for providing.
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux
shwack in nh
thank you for keeping me,
so many days on,
smiling way, ok.
Cool Breezes to ALL.
PS thanks again Canyon Critter
I saved it, hope that's ok with you.
This version is resetting the musical clocks in my brain... JAH BLESSS!!! what a treat it is, super groovy 67 feel, and a splendid example of Jerry opening this thing up like a fractal can opener! nothing stale at any point, not a second of it, so much creativity and energy...
Could you play St. Stephen>NFA>St. Stephen>NFA from the Cap. Theater, Port Arthur (late show) 3/21/70. As far as I know, this is unique. Feel free to put the whole set in! The Dead always jammed on the solstice or equinox.
Thanks for considering it.
I especially like the uncut version of Days between in this link:
its nice to hear some interacting with the band
It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago
Is that my glass? Can you see it? Understand me?
..........right about now.
Shame that one got missed this week :-(
Couldn't sleep. Zombie-walking around the house at 4am. Thanks DL for the perfect brew to put my s.i.b. (swelling itching brain) at ease.