Grateful Dead

October 29 - November 4, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

We have often been asked how we’d go about selecting the year from which the next Dick Pick or Vault Release was selected. It was always a very involved process, but the key factor was walking outside in the morning and seeing what the temperature was that day. Today, it was 71 degrees, so we figured we’d bring you a nice selection of music from 1971, October specifically, Keith’s first tour, and the tour from which the magical Dick’s Picks Vol. 2 was drawn. That Pick is rightfully called a one-disc wonder.

Our first selection from that mighty little tour is from 10/22/71 in Chicago. From that great show we have the rare pairing of That’s It For The Other One>Deal. It might look a little odd on paper, but it certainly does work in practice.

From a couple of days later in Detroit, on 10/24/71, we have the other quintessential 1971 second set jamming vehicle, Dark Star. Although this rendition doesn’t quite reach the peaks as the version from 10/31/71 (Dick’s Picks Vol. 2), it still goes to some amazing places, and is certainly a worth companion to that of 10/31/71.

Finally from our brief foray into October, 1971, we have the show-closing jam of Not Fade Away>Drums>Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away from 10/27/71 in Syracuse, complete with a nifty China Cat jam. Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for another stunning NFA>GDTRFB>NFA from late 1971.

Lastly this week, also from October, but a year later, is the second set jam from 10/24/72 in Milwaukee. This is a classic 1972 jam featuring Truckin’>The Other One>He’s Gone>The Other One. Inspired, deep and interesting.

Be sure to check back next week when we’ll have some music from 1973, amongst some other great stuff, we expect. As always, feel free to write with questions or comments. It’s always nice to hear from you.

David Lemieux


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canimAl's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
I'll %^*$#(^%!@ You

This is to be my last request how ever it gets written and read on the walls. I want doors on the bathroom stalls to reach the ground so that way when Jerry Garcia decides to barge in and start a flippin concert whilst I take number two he can wait in line. No drumz from 1992 yet? how else is a space to be used in this myspace i wanted space not space. Poo poo platter on a coupon up at grocery stores on sale ! why is microsoft in small print on these records? Xbox 360 is to red ring as toilets in public restroom is to red ring.

Joined: Jun 17 2007
Never say never...

The Music Did Stop

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Another week and still no announcements for a new release.

DrFunky's picture
Joined: Aug 20 2007
fading away

Yeah, less and less being offered each week.
Streaming only. Less interest. Fewer listeners.
Does look like the "anti-tapers section" is being phased out.
I still listen to the wonderful mp3s I downloaded from here all the time.
They escaped before the clampdown, and we are grateful for that.
See you at the shows.

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Ohio Theatre

Halloween 1971 in the ornate Ohio Theatre must have been incredible. My late friend Bart Biechele saw the Dead for the first time here, as did friends Barry & Joe, now in Colorado. Dicks Picks 2 is just a portion of the show. Regarding the stream from Milwaukee 10/24/72, all I can say is "Wow", what a wonderful jam out of the Other One. All treat... (no trick).
Thanks David!

iGrateful's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
This hurts...

This is probably (in my opinion) the GREATEST PERIOD that the Grateful Dead ever had... I love all of this stuff.... by far my favorite week of the year for Taper Section material, however, now I can't keep it... now I can't listen to it while walking outside, or comuting to work, or better yet, comuting home from work on a Friday...

This is when it hurts the most... not to being able to save this stuff....

Thanks for the music though, GREAT selections.........


Analise Dubner's picture
Joined: Mar 12 2007
Dick's Picks #2 link fixed

Thanks Barrie. That slipped by me. Link is fixed now.

barrie's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Link to Dick's Pick #2

Careful - the link on the page for Dick's Pick 2 is wrong. It points to View from the Vault II, Washington DC, 6/14/91 and not to the show David is talking about (Columbus OH, 10/31/71.) Not that there is anything wrong with either show -- they are both great.

Joined: Jun 8 2007
Great picks

Love 'em! Just might have to pick up DP 2.

Have to say, must be nice to live in a place where it is always between 65 and 95 degrees. :) Wonder what we'd have heard if the vault was here in Ohio where it was 32 this AM? Another deep question for the community to ponder.....we certainly have the great tunes to do it to! Thanks Dave.

Joined: Jul 20 2007
Grate start

Love the music :)


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