Grateful Dead

May 30 - June 5, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a nice span of 20 years of Grateful Dead music, 1971 to 1991.

Our first selection this week is from the Berkeley Community Theatre on 8/14/71, the first of a two night run of shows presented by Bill Graham. After the Fillmore West closed in July, 1971, BGP had Winterland as the primary concert venue in the Bay Area, but Bill did continue to put on shows in cool places like BCT. From this fine show we have second set music, featuring Truckin'>Other One, Me and Bobby McGee, Sugar Magnolia, NFA>GDTRFB>NFA, Johnny B. Goode, Uncle John's Band. There is a cut at the end of GDTRFB as it heads into NFA.

From five years later, on the comeback tour in June, 1976, we have St. Stephen>NFA>St. Stephen>OMSN, US Blues from the final night of the tour on 6/29/76 in Chicago. This tour saw the return of St. Stephen, absent since late-1971.

Our last stop this week is on 8/18/91 at Shoreline, where we have the entire first set of this mighty fine show, featuring. Hell In A Bucket, Jack-A-Roe, CC Rider>It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry, BIODTL, West LA Fadeaway, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Stagger Lee, Johnny B. Goode. These shows, featuring Bruce Hornsby on piano, featured loads of surprises, including a first set Dark Star and a Scarlet>Victim>Fire on 8/16 and a cool second set opening sequence on 8/18.

Be sure to stop by next week for more tracks from the vault. Thanks for stopping by this week, and as always, we encourage you to write to us at the email address below with questions or comments, and please include “Grateful Dead” in your subject line to make sure we get your missive.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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yes

i dig

logey...

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HEY STOLTZ

Hey Man,
Logey is like after Thanksgiving.Sluggish,lethargic,Having no pep,zip,etc...
You dig?

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Europe 72 poster.

Thank you for setting up the sale of the Europe 72 poster. I've been looking for that poster since I lost my original 30 years ago. Considering I spent numerous, wonderful, extended, 8 to 12 hour periods wherein I explored out into that print, on wonderous journey's of discovery, while listening to the best band on the planet, to say I was sorry to loose it is an understatement, however, forget to take it off the wall while moveing from city to city I did. So, thank you.

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logey?

please 'splain.

I'll have a council circle here in the northwest.

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PROF:"Material for 10 conferences..."

Hey all,
I would like to propose a council circle somewhere in the northeast complete with the passing of the calumet as a token of peace and good will.Wouldn't that be just grand!
A fine expanse of Eras this week.Something for everyone.That St. Stephen is a bit logey for me but nice to be back on the setlist however brief.Complete 1st sets from any Era always welcome, DL.
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

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WOW....

I love all this, and it is WHY contrary views are needed here. We get learned comments on the development of art-forms, mention of particular shows with worthy versions of songs often dismissed, and generally both insightful, thoughtful, nuanced and POLITE comments of the sort that only the Dead community can produce! We got the material here for 10 conferences, but hell, lets just all go off and listen to whatever Dead turns our crank today, from a hellish early feedback to a late scorching Hell in a Bucket!

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elegant pride

Another honest, unabashed taste of your elegant pride, grateful prof, fails to alter a very simple fact......

Hell In a Bucket ROCKED! And Jerry loved playing it, to boot!

Landover '87, Spectrum '87 & Hampton '88 are all the proof needed. When the latter stand opened, quite predictably, with the rocker, sparks were flying, and everyone knew it was gonna be a great show.....and it sure was. Next night was even better. But Hell In a Bucket kicked it off in style, and I'm proud to have enjoyed it and still enjoy it!

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@SaintSteveG

Excellent analogy, Spengler would be proud!!!

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Right On

Nice banter, you two; I must say my continued thanks to David, or anyone else, for helping to bring us this wonderful opportunity to enjoy what parts or pieces we choose to grab onto while listening to these timeless "gems" in the rough.

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(oYo)

I really gotta get back to work.

Thank you for indulging me.

GD71!

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