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May 26 - June 1, 2014

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1970, 1979 and 1982.

Our first selection is from the Grateful Dead's penultimate gig in the state of Hawaii on 6/12/70 in Honolulu. From this show, we have the monstrously good version of That's It For The Other One. These two shows in Hawaii were plagued with sound problems (Bear couldn't leave California), but when things settled down, the band and tapes sound great.

Next up is music from 12/10/79 in Kansas City, featuring the end of the first set quartet of songs, with Dancing In The Street>Franklin's Tower, Looks Like Rain>Deal. That is the last Dancing In The Street until 7/7/81, also in Kansas City, when the Dead played the last-ever version of the Disco arrangement of Dancing In The Street. When they brought it back in 1984, they were back to the Martha and the Vandellas arrangement.

Our last selection this week is from 7/31/82 at Manor Downs in Austin, TX. From this excellent show, we have the start of the first set, featuring Alabama Getaway>Promised Land, Candyman, El Paso, Bird Song, Little Red Rooster.

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

David Lemieux


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antonjo's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Kansas City!

Wow, Dave, this '79 is REALLY hot. Brent's organ solo in Franklin's pushes Jerry to go one better, everything crescendoing to a euphoric finish.... The whole segment is fine stuff, though.

Love the Other One, too, of course.

Joined: Nov 2 2010

Second that on the monstrous That's it for the Other One. Whoa.

As for Bobby's mic, sounds like it wasn't turned on - later he yells, "yeah, this one right here," presumably to some non-ursine sound tech not doing his or her job.

Albrecht's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
All good stuff there!

Thanx for great music! Can we expect more from Hawaii?

Joined: Nov 25 2013
That's It For The Other One

This seems to be a repeat from an earlier taper's section. Mr. Lemieux is right in saying that this selection is a monster.
One thing I have always wondered about it though is why Bobby tries to sing his first verse seemingly early. Was it correct but his mic wasn't on? Was it wrong altogether. Some knowledge would be greatly appreciated.



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