May 7 - May 13, 2012
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have tunes covering seven years of Grateful Dead history, 1977-1984.
Our first stop this week is the first night of a three night run in Passaic, NJ, on 4/25/77, and of likely greater interest, the third show on one of the best tours in Grateful Dead history. From that show, we have the end of the first set: Lazy Lightning>Supplication, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet, Brown-Eyed Women, The Music Never Stopped.
Next up is music from the end of the show on 7/7/81 in Kanasa City, featuring Truckin'>GDTRFB>Black Peter>I Need A Miracle>Good Lovin'.
Lastly this week is the entire first set from 7/22/84 in Ventura, CA, a beautiful sea-side venue. From that show, we have Dancing In The Street > Bertha; My Brother Esau; Loser; Cassidy ; Ramble On Rose ; Hell In A Bucket > Keep Your Day Job.
Be sure to come back next week for more tunes from the vault.
good packaging, too.
when you are done with this, give 7/6/84 a listen.
TO ANY AND ALL WHO RECORDED THE GD OVER THE YEARS: THANK YOU X100!!!
I had a GREAT time in Eugene that year. 6/17 and 6/19 were especially worthy. Now, 6/25 sucked because of the show itself and the HOT Nevada desert, but 6/26 is a great show (I didn't attend that one, though.)
10/14 has a great S>F.
I bet in 10 years, people will have a better feeling for GD94.
Thanks Dave for all the great music you make available. Tapers section..Jam of the week...Today in GD history...Etc..Thank you to the team behind the scenes that make this all possible...Now back to Supplication....OH YA!
This is a little off topic, although Arizona is near California, and there is a California show in this week's Taper's Section. 3/5/94 from Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix- a show that likely isn't near the level of performance for a release. Although check out Garcia's playing on Watchtower and the closing jam of Stella Blue. Subtle, sparkly and mindblowing at the same time. Anyways, 1994 often flies under the radar- and not without reason.
Went in 87 to the "beautiful sea side venue". Fond memories.
do anything to avoid the dreaded double-post
Thanks for all the bashes! I'm sure there is still a few more to come come!
& thanks for the 77 pick this week DL, will keep me smiling on a sunny day!
Is there any way you can let us know when a pick is "vault" or a taper's tape? The only reason I ask is that last week there were fragments of at least two different shows on the Cuyahoga show (6/29/84) which was labeled as Akron.
Otherwise so happy to have something laid out for me when I sit down to my desk on Monday morning.
Have a great week everybody!