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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richard's picture
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Long live bTree

Amen to that brother.

Like I said a few weeks ago, I don't even bother with the streaming files anymore. I just read David's reviews to help me decide which show to pull out and listen to next.

Peace,
Richard

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Super7

PLEASE post the particulars here, in the Technical Problems - Streaming Malfunctions topic. It may or may not be something we can fix on this end, but it's worth a shot. Thanks.

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Sure whish I could listen.

But for some reason, I cannot connect to the streaming service from either of my computers.

And, questions to Rhino are ignored.

Sigh.

Long live bTree.

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Like that ALOT Scubabrew

your "2 kinds of people" comment. Very wise and very true!

wow this communicating is fun!
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Be kindly to your horse because it bears you.

The dead entered into a business decision that brought Rhino in to have them manage the legacy and asset the was the vault. This is an expensive asset to manage. This was thier decision of what to do with thier property.

This is a fact, not a value judgement.

We've all spent lots of money,time and energy in the past to support the band. It was all well spent.

In addition we used to spend lot's of hours to find and trade tapes. I don't miss the old days.

This is a lot better. Every Monday we get surprises to listen to and additional sanctioned forums to find people who might have the music we are looking for.

I'll be sad when it finally goes away due to selfish self centered people who don't understand that what is free to take is not free to give.

"There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those whose lives have a soundtrack and those lives do not. I have always found that interesting people come supplied with music."

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I DO like it

this communication on here thing. Thanx.
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Tiger Lilly

It comes from a concept foreign to Rhino, Inc.....it is called communicating with others on here, AKA Rhino's customers and consumers. Try it, you might like it.

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and there was no sarcasm in my previous post.

but I am still liking the pre-Brent era treats this week!

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now *that* is good news!

wow EstimatedProfits - my bad! I can see why you didn't quite get my riffin' on you...

I saw EnjoyingTheRide's post about seeming to not like my post about no Brent this week and the call for me to ban myself. Three screens later, I mistakenly remembered it a being a post of yours. My humble apologies for calling you out like that, even if it was meant in good natured fun.

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King George the 'W'

tj crowley

and speaking of bush..only 476 days to go 1 20 09

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