November 19 - November 25, 2007
This being the end November, we have a bit of music from 1972, and of course some terrific material from 1973.
Our first selection this week, which really should have been played last week, I suppose, is from Wichita, Kansas, and as mentioned last week, is one of the finest versions of the The Other One played in 1972, featuring a perfect blend of rock, jazz and psychedelia. I have no idea how to qualify that it is one of the best of 1972, as there were so many stunning versions played throughout 1972, but I sure do like this one. From 11/17/72, Truckin'> The Other One>Brokedown Palace. I can't get enough of this one, up there with 9/17/72 to these ears. Keith, Phil, Bobby, Jerry and Billy play some stunning parts on this night. It lands so smoothly into Brokedown Palace. And what a Brokedown Palace; they are singing their hearts out on the final part of the song.
Next stop this week will be Tempe, Arizona, at Feyline Field on 11/25/73 in the rain. From that interesting show, we have the ultimate, new from 1973 combination of Eyes of the World>Weather Report Suite. Now that's a pair of songs that always brings a smile to my face.
Finally this week, from a few days before the Tempe show, we have this outstanding second set jam from 11/21/73 in Denver, the second of a perfect two night run of shows that falls virtually right in the middle of one of the finest two month stretches in Grateful Dead history. From this magnificent show, we have Mississippi Half-Step>Playing In The Band>El Paso>Playing In The Band>Wharf Rat>Playing In The Band>Morning Dew. Check out those tones Phil is getting during the final segment of Playing In The Band. And what Jerry's doing under that. Whew! Only in 1973!
As you may or may not be aware, this installment of the Tapers Section is our 52nd weekly edition, one year strong, and we're very pleased to say we'll keep going as long as you keep digging it. Thanks for checking in every Monday, and as always, we really do welcome all comments, questions and suggestions. Please send them to the email address below. See you next week!
I agree with the sentiments expressed regardng this passage. What amazing stuff.
what venue in Denver was this at??
I see the streamer has been updated this week....but it still doen't answer the question: is the 11-15-72 stream fixed yet? I have tried it 3 or 4 times over the past 2 weeks and each time it stops at around the 11:00 to 12:00 minute mark halfway in between Truckin and the jam. Can you please post a notice when this stream is fixed, really looking forward to hearing the last half of this excellent jam sequence.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Oh, why can't someone just recode the Truckin' selection into its new .wax so it'll play all the way through? I've been dying to hear this and it still won't work!
Please, please, please someone, anyone, fix it. I can't use quicktime.
Now called Tempe Diablo Stadium, it hasn't seen a major rock act in a long time if I'm not mistaken. For whatever reason, however, between roughly '71-'73 several major acts played this venue. The Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs I believe, and others.
I was once told the Dead and Allmans shared a bill there ala RFK in June earlier that year, but no, those two early-seventies heavyweights were never on the same card there.
Anyone working on broken Windoiws media stream Truckin>Other One>Palace (yet)?
I, too, am having problems with the truckin' selection. It stops after about 11 minutes and won't continue.
Checking on that Truckin.... now, lookatitright.
Are you guys sure this isn't a plan to get me to listen to more 70's stuff? (insert furrowed brow look here)
and coming back with an edit to say yeup, it's broke and a second request sent now to get it fixed.
Don't want to overshadow the fact that this is one of the absolute best TS's so far, but I'm still having the same problem Christian reported on page 3 with Truckin>Other One>Palace. I can get the whole thing to play using the qt version, but it stops after about 11 mins. on WMP, which is my preference. Thanks for bein' there through everything on this site izzie and marye. A belated, but never too late, Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Happy Monday All!
I couldn't get the whole thing to play through earlier, but I'm halfway through Let It Grow, and it's all streaming fine. Don, let us know if it's still not working for you.