Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll hear some music from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Our first stop this week is at the penultimate show of the Europe '74 tour, in Paris on 9/20/74, where we have a nice bit of the first set, featuring Scarlet Begonias; Black Throated Wind; Friend Of The Devil ; El Paso ; Row Jimmy ; Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1> Let It Grow.
From six years later on 8/27/80 at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, we have New Minglewood Blues, Althea, Looks Like Rain, Big Railroad Blues, Feel Like A Stranger to end the first set.
Lastly this week, from 11 years later on 6/16/91, we have music from Giants Stadium, featuring the start of the second set: Jack Straw, Crazy Fingers, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. These Giants Stadium 1991 shows are better known for the second show on 6/17/91, but this first night also had plenty of fine playing. A few days later, on 6/19&20/91, the Dead would play their final shows at the Pine Knob.
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.