Grateful Dead

November 24 - November 30, 2008

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section. This week have some tasty selections from 1973, 1979 and 1980.

You may recall we left off last week with two stunning jams from November, 1973, with music from 11/17 and 11/21. This week we’ll continue that journey with music from 11/25/73 at Feyline Field in Tempe, Arizona. This classic 1973 sequence features Around and Around, Eyes of the World>Weather Report Suite, with these latter two tunes being brand-spanking-new to most ears in the crowd, as Wake of the Flood had been released just six weeks previously, on 10/15/73.

From San Diego on 11/24/79, we have the first-set opening sequence of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues. This concert was recorded at the tail end of Betty’s live two-track recording period with the Grateful Dead, with the December, 1979 shows at Oakland Auditorium Arena (later Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center) being the end of that era of recordings. But we sure are grateful to have mid-1976 through late-1979 represented by these stellar recordings.

From the next show (and the same recording source…), we have Shakedown Street>Bertha, Looks Like Rain on 11/25/79 at UCLA. Another stellar sequence heard in amazing quality.

From a few days later, but from the “new” recording source of decent quality PA soundboard recordings, we have the second-set opener from 11/29/79 in Cleveland, Shakedown Street>Samson and Delilah. We hope you don’t mind two versions of Shakedown Street in the same week. It’s not like we’re playing two versions of Me and My Uncle (you know, like two weeks ago…).

Lastly this week, from 11/26/80 in pembroke pines, florida, we have the first-set closing jam of Althea>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance>Deal, all played with a terrific energy that was common in late 1980.

Be sure to check back in next week as we begin our December run here at the Tapers’ Section with music from 1971, 1973 and 1979. Lots of great stuff is coming up in the month ahead, so we’ll look forward to seeing you back here.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Thanks Caroline

I appreciate your comment, and yes the flag is waving, waving high!

Joined: Jun 10 2007
it is over..

don't sweat it, bob-- it's not worth the time or energy-- the flag is waving-

Joined: Jun 5 2007

A little confused by your comment about me & having coffee, are we still going off about ONE stupid comment I made, or is this your way of saying all is cool???.

I apologized on site & to Caroline, so I thought this was done & over...if all is cool I also like it dark and ill bring the FATTIE!!!!

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Joined: Feb 29 2008
Another stellar sequence heard < Happy Thanks Giving GD Family

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Brother David, and all GD Music Lovers Everywhere ~!~

1st off, a few weeks back I had posted about Hampton Warlock shows, and that I had some of those GD Shows on Sets , on DVD, ....and Some folks wrote me , Inquring as to How I had these sets of music of DVD...

.. well, My friend in another state Burns me these DVD'S.. and mails em to me ~

So , I dont Know the whole story.. But !!

For all the Good folks who wondering , you can get DVD Footage of the Boys at a website called " Torrence ". Google "Torrence" + GD , and follow thru ... Or Try " Archives" .. you got to surf hard to get some and have all the proper techniques to capture it ~

thats all I know about those sweet Dvd's ...

2nd ~

well, I must say, I have skipped out on a few weeks of Listening, but I finally found time 2nite to settle in for a Several Hour Listening Party with My Head-Phones ON ~!~

I made myself of my own "Custom Show" 2nite, which I am still in the process of doing..

Thanks 4 Keeping ALL the Past Months Music Posted,, Its an amazing Library !!

I Had 2 Post and say Hi & tell you about my 1st set, so far :

Ok, right head space and away we go > I started with this weeks : 11-24-79 :

:: China > Ryder ! Mama > MexiCali !! Dam great Electric Sound ~

Next , I sampled from a few weeks back Show, week of : 11-3-2008 ...

:: 11-2-1985 > WOW !! I need more music like this from 85 !!
> Estimated > Uncle Jons Band > China Doll , WOW,

The Estimated is Exceptional, and This UJB is my All NEW FAV !!

Incredible music, Vocals, and sweet sweet Band .. I never caught Enough UJB , and i wish i would have caught more of that song live when i saw the GD...

David - Please post more 85 music and a few More Smoking Uncle Jons Bands < It's a special tune that i feel gets overlooked .... I never see enough of them

Next up for my 1st set : back to this week :

11-29-79 ~ Ohio ~ : Shakedown > Sampson

Shakedown : amazing in the Headphones,,, Phil-Thumpa-Licious , Jerry Jerry Sweeeet ~

I was smiling after this 2 song Blister of Perfectness ..." just dropped by cause i had 2 say"

So , I skipped back a few weeks ( 9-29-2008 )

and entered the 3rd Hour of this, My Awesome 1 Set End with Portland, Or < 1973 >
: Dark Star > Eyes > China

I have to say, that DS ! has some Amazing Musical Moments, which at least Twice in the Jams , They show why , at their Best , The Grateful Dead are a Furturistic Jazz Band , Conducting Their Ensemble Thru Multi-Deminsonial HyperSpace ~ Wild ~ Music...whew

Went on set Break after that,,, and when i came back in , I am at the Week Of 10-13-2008

and we are off ~ 2nd Set Begins with ::

10-1980 Warfield > Scarlett > Fire > Estimated > TerraPin > Playin !!

All's I can say is I am sooooo Grateful for all this Sweet Music That I Really Enjoy !!!!

Thanks again, i can listen to GD All Nite , woooo hooooooo

Next Up : 89 Miami DaRk S t A R ???

Or will it be ???? ? ? ? ? Greatest Story > Devil With The Blue Dress ?? !!



and i am spinning round my place and need a snack ,,, wooooo hooooooo

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Joined: Sep 16 2008
there goes the cherry

damn thing just flew across the room from dancin so damn hard!!


Thanks David and Happy Thanksgiving Bro!!!

If its twisted, it must be smoked....

Madison, WI

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Coffee beans are in the bag

Say Caroline, once I grind these Costa Rican beans, is there a certain drip-machine or percolator that David prefers? Wonder how grateful bob likes his brewed ???
I know I like it dark. Thanks for the Tempe Eyes!!

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
No PITB this week!

I think it is time to get a new person to do the Taper's Section. Obviously DL is incompetent and knows nothing about the Dead. How can he possibly not include a PITB?

"Let there be songs to fill the air."

Joined: Jul 20 2007
Thanks David!

Always a treat to listen in :)

Joined: Nov 10 2008
poke around

Shakedown was the opener at my first show 3/13/81 Friday always good luck 4 me.Weather Report Bobby at his best!!!!!!!!!!

Joined: Jun 10 2007

sounds great, dave! love it all! thank you!!



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