October 20 - October 26, 2008
Welcome back to the Tapers Section. This week we've got about 17 years of Grateful Dead music to explore, so without further ado, on to the music…
Our first stop this week is on 10/24/72 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (not be confused with beautiful Milwaukie, Oregon…), where we have the big jam from that show, featuring Truckin'>Drums>The Other One>Philo Stomp>Space>He's Gone>The Other One. The thematic jam was named as such by Dick Latvala in honor of the small town of Philo north of San Francisco, and because it is led by the eponymous bass player. The September-through-November tours from 1972 are of a consistently high quality, as attested to by how much of them we've played here at the Tapers Section.
Next up, from about a year later on 10/23/73 in Bloomington, Minnesota, we have the second set jam consisting of Truckin'>Nobody's Jam>The Other One>Weather Report Suite, a classic sequence from this era. This tour, which began a few nights earlier on 10/19/73 and which would run more or less straight through to 12/19/73, features what I consider to be the two most consistently great months in Grateful Dead performance history.
From the very next show on this tour, on 10/25/73 at Madison, Wisconsin (two great jams this week from Wisconsin!), we have one of those stellar 1973 versions of Playing In The Band. You know, by popular request.
We'll now jump ahead yet another year to 10/20/74, the last night of the Grateful Dead's five-night going away party at Winterland. This jam is from the second set and features Mickey Hart on drums in what would prove to be his return to the Grateful Dead. We are pleased to play Not Fade Away>Drums>The Other One>Wharf Rat, mixed from the 16 track master tapes by Jeffrey Norman.
Lastly this week, we'll go 15 years ahead of our last selection, to 10/22/89 in Charlotte, North Carolina. We have a very, very good second set opening sequence of Blow Away, Samson and Delilah, Help On The Way>Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower. The band was almost done their most interesting tour in years, but they sure weren't out of steam based on this performance and what would transpire on the final night of the tour in Miami. More on that next week.
Thanks for stopping by. We'll hopefully see you next week here at the Tapers Section, where we'll check out more great music from 1973 through to 1991.
Two thumbs up DL . Keep up the good ideas and work
p.s. Still having some funny flashbacks from last weeks playin ( :
i love to hear brent sing.... once, a long time ago, you played a song of his that i didn't know- easy to love you-- i used to go back and listen to it-- but i haven't in so long, that i doubt i could find it again in the archive... if it comes up, would you? could you? please play it?!
regardless, thanks for the tunes-- have a great day- xo c
can't wait to listen in to these delicious tasty treats
Phat Man Rocks!
I caught both nites in N.C. that year and they rocked. 10 of us drove up from Bama and partied @ campground. Love the '74 stuff bro, but same songs.
p.s. saw PHIL in ATL last week w/ Black Crowes and was fantastic!
Always nice to listen in :)
Just fantastic! Thanks for the DRUMS from 1974 and a fine week on the whole
merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux
shwack in nh
every selection is stellar! thanks David!
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