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November 25 - December 1, 2013

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from the final 15 years of Grateful Dead history, 1980, 1982 and 1991.

Our first selection is from the Grateful Dead's first appearance at Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan on 8/27/80, featuring the end of the second set: Not Fade Away>Stella Blue>I Need A Miracle>Bertha>Good Lovin'. I was fortunate to see the Dead at Pine Knob in 1991, and thought it was a great place that sounded pretty good.

Next up is music from Manor Downs in Austin, Texas on 7/31/82, featuring the start of the second set, Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain. This is the Dead's third visit of their five trips to Manor Downs, with the others being in 1977, 1981, 1983 and 1985.

Our last stop this week is on 6/16/91 at Giants Stadium, the first of two excellent nights at the Meadowlands. From this night, we have portion of the first set featuring Little Red Rooster ; Candyman ; Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ; Stagger Lee. This summer tour featured plenty of great music, largely owing to Bruce's terrific contributions on piano. Deer Creek, RFK, Giants, Pine Knob, Chicago, and on and on, there was some excellent music played in 1991.

Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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8-27-80 Good Lovin'

Got to have lovin' ... Same clip I heard on SiriusXm a few months ago on program Today in GD History

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gotta say somewhere:

if you think GD86 is completely forgettable, u b ronng.

check out 3/28/86 and 3/31/86. Those are hot and collectible.

There is some GREAT material in those shows. Ignore them at your grateful peril.

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YEAH!! 7/31/82!!

that glorious year of 1982. Even with Phil low in the mix, it is a triumphant year for the GD.

The GD: The ONLY band that truly matters.

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7/31/82 scar/fire

a repeat from 2012 30 Days of Dead, but boy is it my favorite. Jerry's guitar is so vocal and expressive. WOW!

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whoops!

whoops-slipped on some acid!

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