Grateful Dead

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
vault[at]dead.net

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Seems to me ...........

that the sprit is making a comeback of the community is making a slight comeback on the recording part of Dave's Weekly Taper's Section. I personlly have about 500 hours of music on tapes and CD's of various quality. Fine by me. I mean how much can I listen to in one day/24 hour period? Let's see average concert length during the span of the dead is about 2 1/2 hours. I sleep about 7 hours , so that leaves me 17 hours of the day to sway to the beat of the Grateful Dead. This is about 7 concerts a day , 49 per week. or about 2,518 concerts per year. Now I think we all end up in situations where we cant listen to the Dead. IE: Bathroom Breaks, Shopping, Work, etc etc.
With all the places like the Archive, or GDradio ( great job with the radio show) , I think what Dave does for me, and what other's in various posts on this topic and others, gets me to go listen to old tapes, or go to the archive to heear what people really think is great stuff. I love what Dave adds to the community with his weekly article, thank you for the effort. Now if Izzie can stop being so darn Sarcastic, maybe things would be better.....

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;-)

"don't tell me this town ain't got no heart......."

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first oct week

another great selection, dave... keep 'em comin'

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ENJOYINGTHERIDE

hey ETR!!!!!!

glad they arrived!!! PLAY THEM LOUD!!!!!

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etr -

hey now - no worries! I completely got your meaning, just slipped a little when trying to return the jest. oh well - I'm only human!

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izzie

sorry about the confusion w/ estimatedprofits. and i hope you found my original posting to be tongue-in-cheek as it was meant to be. i'm discovering that 'heads are a sensitive bunch, and i'm really not interested in pissing off anybody anymore.

and a big public thanks to butterbean who sent me the complete fillmore 69 set. some of the greatest music these ears have ever heard. (and i've only heard a portion of the set so far.)

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Choices

Thanks Gary, for reminding us all that we have choices!!! If you don't like the tapers section don't go to it!!!! Simple as that. By the way I'm an 80's and 90's deadhead, so I CHOOSE not to listen this week. Can't wait till next week though. Thanks Dave

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Its been a while

Just stopping by to see if any changes have happened in the past few week........Looks like the same. Still can't buy DL's, no new CD's listed..............streaming still don't work on my end. Looks like Rhino is doing a FINE job rakeing in the money, what fools.
I check back in a month or so.
Peace good people.
GaryH

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take what you need and leave the rest

tj crowley

richard i too was upset about the change in format (no pun intended) and looked forward to downloading a new bunch of gems (i still listen to while driving to/from work and have narrowed the weeks of primo to a smaller selection). now with the change..i've found that most places where i have access to a computor does not permit to access the stream. the other computer is a hassel w/ my family to listen (and the speakers are not the quality that i'd prefer), so......i see what has been chosen (the dead base can be over-whelming) and make contact w/ my own vault ( a friend that has a room in his house for JUST tapes) and seelct the few for that week. i've been able to add these gems to my radio show (which broadcasts the 60's/70's with a splash of the 50's and todays sounds)., i apprecite the dave's for thier intense research and quality of pick's but as others have been saden(ed) by the limitation(s) but have learned to roll with the tide. i read/hear these combative insults and rage filled postings and fear for our future\ but that's what makes this journey that much more interesting...bear in mind folk...if you have to take it personally refuse to take it seriously..and if you have to take it seriously refuse to take it personally...breathe deep..hold in ...slowly exhale and agin deep breath..hold and.....

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Hmmmmmmmmm

I'd still much rather enjoy more new releases than the tapers section here. Archive.org has virtually all the same streamable stuff (with a handful of exceptions) plus we can pick and choose what and when to listen.

More new releases=more fan interest=more money for Rhino and the band members=better vibes all around for everybody.

I have a lot of faith in Dave L that he can pick 'em as well as Dick did but feel he is being held back while the Deads vault is being held hostage by a certain mass media corporation.

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