Grateful Dead

November 29 - December 5, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll roll into December with music from 1970 and 1987.

Our first stop is on 2/28/70 at the Family Dog in San Francisco, where we have the big, unique set-closing jam made up of Alligator>Drums>Other One>Mason's Children>Lovelight Reprise. That Lovelight Reprise was the closing of the song that had opened the show earlier.

Next up is more music from the Family Dog, this time the very next night, on 3/1/70, featuring a trio of tunes: Uncle John's band, Dancing In The Street>Baby Blue. This is one of the mellowest UJB's I can think of. Please note there is a master reel change on the Baby Blue, so our apologies for the brief cut.

Finally this week is the entire first set from 7/8/87 in Roanoke, VA: Hell In A Bucket > Sugaree; It's All Over Now ; Dupree's Diamond Blues ; Never Trust A Woman ; When I Paint My Masterpiece ; Big Railroad Blues ; Let It Grow. This show took place the day after the release of In The Dark, and features some high-energy playing, and rare (for 1987) versions of Dupree's and Big Railroad Blues. It's a nice, bluesy version of Brent's Never Trust A Woman, too.

Be sure to join us next week as we'll have more great Grateful Dead music for you to enjoy. As always, you're encouraged to write to us with questions or comments to email address belo

David Lemieux


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November 30

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there is a rogue UJB in there folks.


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i like Alligator, but i wish they'd jam on it.

just playing the opening segment just doesn't cut it.

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give poe poetry a try

ramblings of a man avoiding writing what he needs to complete.

blessings to you all.

orange roses, anyone??????

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orange roses

i already miss their bloom

will they come again?

if i choose door A > i sacrifice
if i choose door B > i sacrifice

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thanks for digging up this GD70


should i get big rock powowowowowowowowow???

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Monday, November 29, 2010


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Uncle John's

Probably the best version of UJB I ever heard, so beautifuly played & sung.

Joined: Nov 21 2008
1970 the year with not enough music tapes in the vault

David - I know the year 1970 is tough for music tapes from the vault. How about OUTSIDE TAPE SOURCES with excellent quality? I saw the boys 4 times in 1970 before I became a Dead Head:
1.The 1st show outside in Toronto at the Festival Express Train 2.) Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pasadena, CA September, 3.) El Monte, CA 12/27, 4.) New Year Eve S.F. 70-71.
Pasadena was cool because it was a plush Auditorium where the Emmy Award Shows were held in the 1980's.. The G.D. attracted quite a different audience, ya think?

Any chance of the year 1970 music between July and December? Dig Deep Brother Dave!
Anyway, Thanks for the wonderful music - Charles


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