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
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You might remember that there would be no "on here" or "free tunes" without Lemeiux.

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Screw Lemieux? Please forgive me, Marye and Izzie, but screw you, EP.

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

These posting are supposed to be about weekly stuff. Leave all negativity behind. I have (I hope.)

btw, 'Dancing ... Saturday Night' is awesome!

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A New View...

With Lemeiux still not commenting on the whole situation on here, screw him. We can at least be civil with each other on here and try to help each other out, regardless of the powers that be. There are several people on here with a ton of knowledge and vast collections of great music. That is really why I still come on here. I have traded some great stuff with people on here and only furthered my large collection. We know Rhino sucks, but it is still possible to find true tapers still out there. What they have going on here has little to do with "tapers" and the true sharing of music. The free tunes are great each week and some of the new connections I have made have been super. I will try to help out anyone I can and let's keep trading!

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Negative?

Even G.W. Bush, after he gets tired of beating around the bush, recognizes the complaining population. Doesn't he?

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You might want to post about your technical problems here. I'm not saying this will miraculously get them solved, but at least it'll get them on the radar. Thanks!

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thanks for being the first post to show any negativity this week. i'm sure we all appreciate your sentiments. NOT!

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tour closing show?

this may be the first time that lemieux forgot to give a detail.

can anyone verify that the "tour closing show" in detroit mentioned above is 10/03/76? it checks out on this website, but i just want to be sure. thanks.

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the music

Listened to most of this week's music. The Truckin >Jam>Dew is very nice. Dew is more laid back than usual, with Jerry really taking it easy on the vocals, but hey, you gotta mix it up. I listened to the first Dancin' sequence and enjoyed it, but like most '76 sequences, the transitions are bumpy and imo a bit forced. The tunes are still played well though. Love the Grow >Might as Well. The Scarlet is also very nice but I found that I don't enjoy the Before Fire Scarlets as much. All in all though, good stuff. BTW, if you want the real goods, go to last week's taper's section and listen to the Dark Star sequence.

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Truckin>jam>morning dew

This stream does not seem to work on my computer. great picks though. love the first dancin sequence listening to it now great ship of fools. Looking foreward to the MNS thanks for the great selections this week david like the alternate recordings of the dancin sequences.
Till next week Thanks.

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mind left body

That's more than a hint of Mind Left Body in the Truckin'! And THAT I've not heard before!!

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