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Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1970, 1981 and 1988.

Our first selction is from the Family Dog in San Francisco on 2/28/70, where we have this great short-ish segment of music that represents the classic transition period for the Grateful Dead when they went from psychedelic warriors to the Americana songwriters that would be defined by their 1970 albums (NB: later this same night they played a ripping Alligator sequence…). From this show we have Monkey And The Engineer, Little Sadie> Black Peter, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > High Time > Dire Wolf.

From 11 years later in Cleveland on 3/3/81, we have the end of the show, featuring Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Black Peter > Good Lovin'; Casey Jones.

Lastly this week we have the entire first set from 9/5/88 in Landover, MD, at the Capital Center, featuring Iko Iko ; Walkin' Blues ; Ramble On Rose ; Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues ; Row Jimmy ; Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ; When Push Comes To Shove ; The Music Never Stopped.

Be sure to stop by and join us here next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
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How come the Family Dog-recordings always sound so good? BEAR sure did a great job there! And the playing is also very, very nice - relaxed and inventive...I´d love a box with all the Family dog stuff. Thanx!
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What is the point of nearly 20 minutes of silence as the end of the second offering: "From 11 years later in Cleveland on 3/3/81, we have the end of the show, featuring Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Black Peter > Good Lovin'; Casey Jones."? Couldn't that have been edited to end when the music ended ?
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....I wish there had been for the prior 20 mins! :) These were the '81 post drum sequences that had many of my friends and I get off the bus. At least we got back to our hotels early, or on the road before the traffic!
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When is this going to be announced?
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These shows just sparkle with energetic playing. One can only wish that these would be officially released.
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  • SPACEBROTHER
    2 years 1 month ago
    Cap Center Fall '88
    These shows just sparkle with energetic playing. One can only wish that these would be officially released.
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    hamal
    2 years 1 month ago
    DP 20
    When is this going to be announced?
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    grateful prof
    2 years 1 month ago
    its the silence...
    ....I wish there had been for the prior 20 mins! :) These were the '81 post drum sequences that had many of my friends and I get off the bus. At least we got back to our hotels early, or on the road before the traffic!