Grateful Dead

November 03 - November 09, 2014

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1983 and 1985.

Our first selection is from 11/22/72 in Austin, TX, where we have a big batch of first set Dead, featuring Sugaree ; Mexicali Blues ; Loser ; Black Throated Wind ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Candyman; El Paso ; Bird Song ; Playing In The Band ; Casey Jones. Please note that the opener of her sequence, Sugaree, has some big sound problems, but otherwise this is a typically hot, and great-sounding, Fall 1972 show.

Next is the start of the second set from 10/17/83 in lake Placid, NY, featuring Touch Of Grey, Samson and Delilah, To Lay Me Down, Man Smart, Terrapin Station, including a rare second set To Lay Me Down.

Lastly this week is the entire first set of the 11/7/85 at the penultimate Grateful Dead show at the Rochester War Memorial, featuring Dancing In The Street ; Dire Wolf ; C C Rider ; Loser ; Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues ; Cumberland Blues ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Deal.

Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault, and as always, feel free to write to us at the email address below.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Early Dead! Up to 1972!

Early Dead! Up to 1972! PowerDead!! Cut my teeth on "Live/Dead".. so, Dark Star, Baby!! Dark Star.

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Anniversary Show today 11-7-85

Awesome unique 1st set. Good jam on CC Rider and excellent jam in Loser. This 83' Mama Tried is nice too.

I hope to hear a 1969 Mama Tried during 30 DOD. Dicks picks 16 one was always a favorite early version

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Bird Song and Playin in the Band

Are outstanding. Sweet stuff

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Rochester

Dave is playing 11/7/85 on Today In Grateful Dead History

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Fall 72

Will we ever see a fall 72 box pitch corrected in all it's sonic glory. I sure hope so.

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Love that Candyman

Great stuff in each of 3 selections

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check out 11/26/72

for an insane Dark Star

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11/22 in Austin

That is a big bite chew. Glad I had time to listen all the way thru, check out JoTW for more of this insane show!

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Great "To Lay Me Down"

Always loved this one. Suspended animation, space and time stop during the guitar solo.

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