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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point taken, marye

i always thought this was called the 'taper's section' not because we should be able to tape this stuff (which we should, imho), but because the material was culled from various soundboard tapes.

doesn't matter to me, in the end. i still get to enjoy the music, and i still 'record' the music. the sound quality has taken a nosedive, but it ain't bad for the most part. i'm wary of ruining a good thing by admitting this, but i do have the entire taper's section available for trade. send a private message if you want.

and i'm right behind you on the above post, csmiller. but hurling invective at anyone, be it each other, lemieux, or even rhino, has proven useless. and, by the way, i like izzie's sarcasm. it's the yang to marye's yin.

anyone have 9/6/91?

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"many of us have..."

??? Where does this come from ep?
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Izzie

Why is busting on Izzie the fad du jour? Just one, two, take a step back...

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Izzie

When was self-censorship promised....???? Your another part of the overall problem...why would you want to try and stir the pot more? We can go that route though....

Marye, it should be known that many of us have a lot more respect for you. What you write makes good sense. Peace is better than nonsense. Izzie's attempts at drive-by sarcasm are less than sad, especially in her role of moderator on here.....it explains a lot about this site in general.

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next week!!

I just now noticed that next week promises Brent era tunes! yay!

(so much for self-censorship, estimatedprofits)

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All future invective..

...should be hurled at Rhino. Not Lemieux.

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guys...

with all due respect to everyone's strong feelings on the subject, and I mean that sincerely, I can't change it, Iz can't change it, and the various folks participating here can't change it, for good or ill. Which being so, please weigh the benefits of venting further against the benefit of hanging out with good folks and seeing what else there is.

It is not for me to say what the right choice for you may be. But historically I've found that Deadheads are pretty good at making a pretty good scene of the most deeply flawed situation, which historically has been just as well, as most situations turn out to be deeply flawed at one level or another.

So if we could be spared another round of people hurling invective at each other, that would be sweet. But it's up to you guys.

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enjoyhisride

"Perhaps you should check out "Forums>Dead Heads>Tapers." Seems to me that that would be a more appropriate place for you."-written by enjoyingtheride

So you are in agreement that the so-called "taper's section" isn't the true place for tapers....thanks for making my point that much more clearer. You may have found a purpose on here.

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enjoyingtheride

I can tell you have left your negativity behind....it is apparent in your comments. I could give a crap if you agree or disagree with my opinions. Many others feel the exact same way....

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this whole streaming mess

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