Grateful Dead

November 3 - November 9, 2008

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back. This week we have some great Grateful Dead music from 1969 through to 1985, with a rare Tapers’ Section appearance of an audience recording in the mix this week.

First up we have the show-closing tune, Lovelight, from 11/7/69 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. This was included as a bonus track on the stellar Dick’s Picks Vol. 16, which consisted of the entire 11/8/69 show at the same venue. The Fillmore Auditorium is the very same Fillmore venue in San Francisco at which we can still hear great live music, and should not be confused with the Fillmore West in San Francisco, which was also known as the Carousel Ballroom.

Next up we have a stunningly hot jam from 1970 at the Capitol Theatre in Portchester, NY on 11/8/70, featuring Truckin’>Dark Star>The Main Ten. This is from an audience source, as most of July through December, 1970, is not in the vault, either not recorded or simply having walked away over the years. I hope you don’t mind the audience recording, but because it’s my birthday, I can do what I want ☺.>

Nine years later, the Grateful Dead were on their big Fall Tour of 1979, still working Brent into the band. As you’ll hear from this Eyes of the World>Estimated Prophet>Franklin’s Tower. sequence from 11/5/79 in Philadelphia, Brent had become a central part of the band’s sound by the Fall.

Lastly this week, we have two sequences from the show in Richmond, VA, on 11/2/85, the pre-Drums trio of tunes Estimated Prophet>Uncle John’s Band>China Doll and from the post-Space part of the show, Morning Dew>Throwing Stones>Lovelight, Baby Blue. Certainly the equal of the previous night’s very famous concert at the same venue.

Be sure to drop by next week for music from 1970 to 1979. Some great stuff, by the looks of it…

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Happy Birthday, David - 10

Happy Birthday, David - 10 out of 10 for using that Capitol Theatre audience tape; a truly stunning show!

(And if it can take 30+ years for the SBD's of Summer '71 to materialise, who knows what else might still show up...)

Joined: Jun 10 2007
many happy returns!

happy birthday, david!

i hope you get a great cake and a rousing chorus of your favorite birthday tune-

thanks for this week's music-


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Happy Birthday David!

Have a great day and thank you for the music!
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Joined: Jul 19 2007
Happy Birthday to all of you early November arrivals!

This section is the place to be this week! How, in the name of God, did Pigpen and the boys consistently pull off monumental Lovelights each and every night (sometimes up to three times in a night!) I can never get enough of the Estimated Prophets. Thanks for such great material to groove into the week right!

Joined: Jun 8 2007
Thanks David

Happy Birthday David!!! You too vw deadhead!!!

And, Birthday Greetings to everyone else who became God's gift to the world, the crown of creation, on this day!!!!!!!! (Honestly......Jefferson Airplane's "Crown of Creation" came on the radio just as I was typing this.)

I think I will be listening to these selections a lot over the next two days while waiting for the results of you-know-what.

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Joined: Oct 9 2007
thanks david!

its my birthday too, and what a very nice gift of music waiting for me this morning! happy birthday to you!

Joined: Jul 2 2007
Happy Birthday to you,

AND as usual a big monday morning thanks from ny

loving the audience, great jam from truckin to dark star

if the thunder dont get ya, than the tapers section willl hehehehhe

again thanks and hope its a great year for ya



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