Grateful Dead

May 9 - May 15, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This week at the Tapers' Section we'll stick to the Grateful Dead's first 15 years, with music from 1969, 1972 and 1980.

Our first stop this week is on 8/29/69 at the Family Dog in San Francisco, where the band played several new songs that would be released on Workingman's Dead in June, 1970. From this show, we have Casey Jones, Easy Wind, Me and My Uncle>High Time, New Orleans>Searchin>Good Lovin', Dire Wolf, King Bee. please note that there is cut in good lovin' due to a reel change. also, good lovin' is sung by jerry, not pigpen, and is only the fourth live version by the dead (two were played in 1966, and this is the second of 1969).

Next up is a unique second set jam from 10/18/72 in st. louis, the middle night of a three night run at the fox, featuring Playing In The Band>Drums>Dark Star>Morning Dew>Playing In The Band, Deal, Promised Land. Good stuff indeed.

Lastly this week is music from 8/30/80 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, featuring the start of the second set: Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain, CC Rider>Ramble On Rose, Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World. Unfortunately, the first set of this show is missing from the vault, but thankfully the second set remained.

Stop by next week for more great music from deep within the vault. We have some good stuff planned over the next few weeks.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Greeengo72

Noted and wish it wasn't. Think Dick is looking through stuff with the cut & paste. It's not like we're getting stuff that was meant to be released or even farted over. Think of the ugliness as an enhancement.

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the eyes is fast, but not that uber speedy type from 83

thank you for the music, DL2. I gotta dig out 5/10/80; 9/2/80; 9/6/80.

gimme dat good ol' GD.

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S>F

not the longest version, but certainly extremely energetic. great sound.

31 years ago (almost). why can't there be music like this to experience in person anymore? THANK GOODNESS for tapes/recordings.

time keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin' into the future.

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phase (technical ?)

Anyone ever notice how some instruments are out of phase on old boards? For instance, on the 80 show here, the vocals are out of phase on the left and right, so when you collapse the sound to mono on a mixing desk the vocals disappear! (Kinda messes with your equilibrium when listening in stereo). Wonder if this was a trick they used for live purposes to get more level/rejection from the monitors. Any insights appreciated.

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nice memories klaussmith...

The Rochester show was fun, I remember the whole place levitating with the first note of the Dew (and a nice little jam into Iku). The show before was fun too, Cap. Center if I recall, with both a Comes a Time and Stella Blue! The '83 Dew from Saratoga is one of my favorites from the 80's, wish I still had my master tape from that show!

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love that 8/30/80 S>F.

tasty.

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Fall 1980

One of my favorite tours, I started with the 2 shows in Philly, Cap Centre, Rochester, ( top 5 1980’s Morning Dew), Springfield, Providence and then Lewiston, one of my all time favorite shows. The pre-drums second set of the 30th show in this Tapes Section is well worth a listen, great finish to the Fire jam. CC Rider smokes, this was my first CC. Only saw a few more 2nd Set CC Rider, Rochester this tour and then Spring 81’ in New Haven. Much more energy the standard first set CC. Always liked the pre-drum Jerry ballad, this is a very good Ramble on Rose. The Estimated is also very hot, Bobby tries to cut off the middle jam a few bars too soon. The Eyes transition is very smooth. The middle jam is very energetic, not at all “Running on Fumes”. I love 1980’s Dead. Hopefully we will get the Post Drums soon in the Tapers Section, the NFA> Black Peter> Sugar Mag is great. Now I need to give the 72’ jam a listen.

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Fox jam

Very interesting jam during the Dark Star before Dew emerges. I didn't notice the flatulence fluffhead. I'll crack the window and keep some matches nearby. My connectivity is wonderful today: I was thinking it might be my wireless router with occasional signal breaks.

Maybe someone can focus on enabling the Jam of the Week page and link for May 6 - 12 before Friday.

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yes I should be working

but i don't wanna.

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I go through year phases plus...

month and year phases.

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