Grateful Dead

September 17 - September 23, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

We’ve got some outstanding music for you this week, covering a rather limited span in the Grateful Dead’s performing history, but it’s a span that includes some of the best years.

First up in our mid-September journey is Paris in 1974, where the Grateful Dead closed out their short tour of the continent. From 9/20/74, we have this very good Weather Report Suite>Stella Blue, and from the next night, 9/21/74, we have the second set jam featuring Seastones>Playing In The Band. It was rather rare for the band to join Phil and Ned during Seastones, but this jam works very well, and hits some remarkably deep spaces. One quick digression: while going through the Grateful Dead Movie’s outtakes in preparation for the DVD production, we came across some footage of the band getting together in a dressing room before the show on 10/16/74, the first night at Winterland. Evidently, they hadn’t seen each other since the end of the Europe tour, and while talking about the excellent music on that tour, Billy begins raving about the high quality of the recordings from the Europe tour, to which the rest of the band responds that they found the recordings equally impressive. Certainly some of Kidd’s best 2-track work.

Going back a few years, we are pleased to play a couple of jams from 9/21/68. This material is drawn from a very interesting tape, in that it features Phil, Jerry and Mickey, plus a couple of guest musicians, in a studio jam right in the midst of the period in which the Mickey and the Hartbeats shows were being performed without Bobby and Pigpen. From this studio session, we have a nice Clementine Jam and another very interesting Jam.

We’re going to take a detour away from our featured week and head off to May, 1973, specifically 5/13/73 in Des Moines, Iowa. From that excellent, long show (the first of three consecutive long shows in May, with 5/20 in Santa Barbara and 5/26 in San Francisco being the others), we have Here Comes Sunshine and a nice, long and spacey Playing In The Band from the second set, and from the first set we have the rocking combination of Don’t Ease Me In>Around and Around.

Finally this week, and in memory of Corinne Crawford from Berkeley and Vermont, is the mournful Death Don’t Have No Mercy from 2/28/69.

As always, we welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to write about anything. And be sure to check back in next week when we’ll have some stellar music from 1972, 1976 and 1981.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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what the hell is that supposed to mean

red8sox? For the 2nd time- this is a forum, not a place for personal insults

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man

this place is becoming a real bummer

red8sox (not verified)
Ouch

Izzie said:
"red8sox called my bluff"
---she should be thankful....judging from her pics, you'd think she'd be happy to even be able to refer to herself and the word "called" in the same sentence.....

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I am not the only One :-)))))))))))

who repeats myself then

Bob

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This is not about censorship ....

This is not about censorship.... this is about Izzie warning people for weeks to lay off the personal attacks.

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This is not about censorship ....

This is not about censorship.... this is about Izzie warning people for weeks to lay off the personal attacks.

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richard joke?

tj crowley

no...i can and am sarcastic, passive-agressive at times w/ humour but w/ something where many were killed and alot more were displaced (employment as well domicile) i wouldn't...it was arranged....

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Trading

Things have changed a lot since, D/Ling has become common place, we have become used to getting things NOW, not having to cultivate links to someone with good copies of shows you don't have.

the advent of CDRs changed things for the better at least you could get the best quality copy available.

Vines

not many of you seem to be using the vines feature on the forum where you could get better quality shows than MP3 to listen to.

Bob W

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red8sox (not verified)
hey, enjoyingtheride.....

I am sorry that you think the Grateful Dead suck....you obviously have very little taste in music, but if you feel that way, you should be able to post that sentiment or any other feelings you have. That is the point. The Dead blew me away over 100 times in live shows all over this country and others, and nothing I have posted has ever said anything negative about the Dead. They probably have very little to do with this site or the "heads" running it. Censoring ideas and opinions is wrong. Also, to call this the "taper's section" is close to being offensive. I again will share with anyone and everyone the hundreds and hundreds of hours of soundboard that I have. This section has very little to do with the actual spirit that once existed amongst tapers and heads in general.

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Streaming/MP3 debate

this seems to have got completely out of hand, i didn't know until a while back but personel insults don't help anyone.

I wasn't happy when the downloads, which is what they WERE, stopped but that is now behind us. Most of the stuff on the d/l's i already had but it was nice of David to give us access what we had.

I know this all smacks of a Corporate conspiracy, i was similar when Mrs T was performing her Witchcraft 20 years ago, W is really no worse, at least he forgets his lines

:-)

Bob

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