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.
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!