May 9 - May 15, 2011
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.
Thanks! What I find so interesting about the tapers section is this.... The Philly show is actually good in its own way, I would perhaps even enjoy it if I listen to it all on its own. It is the comparison with the earlier shows that brings out for me its shortcomings. I wonder how folks listen to the Dead---do you go through phases of listening to certain years, certain tours, or are you able to jump from, say, a 73 Dark Star ->Stella Blue right into a '80's Brother Esau? For me hearing this weeks selections in order makes all the difference, I find it hard to listen to the Philly show AFTER having listened to the Family Dog and Fox Theatre selection. Perhaps next week I will try listening in reverse order and see how that affects my aesthetic!
thank goodness; you had me scared there for a while.
GD72 = perfection
I do like the second set Ramble on..CC rider > ramble on is a nice change of pace...
that said, the earlier shows always work best.
something I didn't need to be aware of.
lamagonzo, I have a similar issue when I try to play these files. I frequently have to advance the thingy over a tad to get it to play.
Anybody else listen to the Dew from 72 and hear farting towards the end...it wasn't just me either, I rewound it and relistened...it seems some prankster had a lil somethin funky to eat before the show.
The dew fell in his pants...give it a listen
...a really long time for Rhino/Edgeboss to transfer the music or are the links not working? Going on 5 minutes w/o music now for 72
If you ever have the opportunity to listen to one of the poor quality recordings that circulate you'll hear an absolutely manic jack straw, jerry is absolutely on fire and its at a breakneck pace.
I really appreciate all the time you take to put together these tracks for us to listen to and enjoy. This is one website that will live on for many more years to come, at least I hope so.
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When it comes to "times played" regarding songs there are many dozens of 60s shows with no known setlist. It simply cannot be claimed that this is the 4th Good Lovin'. I mean, what about all the unrecorded and therefore undocumented and unknown versions that easily could and probably do exist?
Why is that consistently overlooked?