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October 1 - October 7, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Heading into October, we have some terrific Grateful Dead music to cover this week, including a good selection from the brilliant September-October, 1976 tour.

Our first track this week is from Springfield, MA, on 10/2/72, and features a slightly different main jam for the era, which is to say no Dark Star or Other One. Instead, the band embark on a purposeful, efficient jam of Truckin’>Jam>Morning Dew, with lots of exploration throughout. This is the final night of one of the greatest tours of the band’s first 10 years, a run that would pick back up a couple of weeks later in St. Louis (with a quick stop at Winterland on 10/9/72). Many consider this to be one the best tours in the band’s history, and with three Dick’s Picks from the tour already released (DP 11, DP 23 and DP 36), there is a good case to be made for that claim.

Next we’ll step into 1976, during the band’s second major tour after their return to the stage in June. From 10/1/76 in Indianapolis, we have the second set jam, a typically unique 1976 sequence featuring Dancing In The Street>Drums>The Wheel>Ship Of Fools>Dancing In The Street>Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad>One More Saturday Night. 1976 was filled was crazy and inspired second set sequences like this. From the next night in Cincinnati, we have the first set closing combination of Let It Grow>Might As Well; 1976 was a banner year for Let It Grow, and this one is no exception to that year’s hot versions. Also from 10/2/76 in Cincinnati is the second set jam featuring Dancing In The Street>Drums>The Other One>Stella Blue>The Other One>Sugar Magnolia (we hope you don’t mind two Dancing In The Streets this week). The head and the tail of this jam are missing from the master reels, but the 40+ minutes in between are certainly worth hearing. Finally from 1976, we have three selections from the tour-closing show in Detroit. From early in the first set we have the combination of Sugaree-Minglewood Blues and from later in the first set we have one of the best Scarlet Begonias in a year in which they played plenty of great renditions, and the set-closing The Music Never Stopped, with a gorgeous outro jam.

Be sure to check in next week when we’ll have some great music from 1984, 1989, plus some other excellent material. As always, we encourage you to email with questions or comments. It’s always great to hear from you.

David Lemieux


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GRTUD's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Ah, Dude...

Tomorrow's the 10th already. Just slip the rent under my door. Far out.

The Dude Abides!

Jack Straw's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Complainers still here

but why beat a deadhorse when obviously the suits don't really care a lick.

strangetrip's picture
Joined: Sep 15 2007
awesome set

the Indianapolis set is awesome
if that doesn't have you cranking up the volume, nothing will

Joined: Jun 24 2007

Thanks I needed that: *

L. Mo.'s picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

I was at 10/2/76 and always dismissed the show as mediocre. Thank you for allowing me to listen to it again, after all these years. Not so bad after all.

sixstringsmoreorLesh's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
king rhino

tj crowley

i still haven't seen written any where that rhino is responsible for the change at this miliue but..i do a radio broadcast and rhino just released some of the cd's AND this killer box set of the sounds of sf 'love is the song we sing' 4 cd of the bands from sf '65 - 70 w/ GREAT photo's and story behind each song chosen..really nice and this is not a pro king rhino posting but rather music check it out worth the purchase 'six strings...more or Lesh' fried-days 6pm - midnite (e.s.t.) playing the sounds of the 60's/70's with a splash of the 50's and todays sounds locally w e s s 90.3fm internationaly

sfrose's picture
Joined: Jul 28 2007

What a long strange Year its been.....The Harvest Fest. Now off to the RestofOurLife...Thankx Kids.

Joined: Jun 27 2007
The Music Never Stopped

i think it was the wind
sweet wind

round and round

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

I don't know the answer to your question, but you might post it over here,, as that's the area the Rhino folks check for requests and DVD-related queries. Thanks!

Joined: Jun 12 2007
the lean years


So here's just another whiner...
compared to what this section used to offer these are really lean years
The everchanging world of the GD.
What's next?
Keep my fingers crossed


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