Grateful Dead

September 18 - September 24, 2017

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1974, and 1987.

Our first selection this week is from Syracuse, NY, on 9/17/73, during the first leg of the fall tour of 1973, about a month before the Dead released Wake Of The Flood (on 10/15/73). From Syracuse, we have Truckin' > Eyes Of The World > Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow > Stella Blue.

From a year later, on the final night of the Europe ’74 tour, we have first set music from Paris on 9/21/74. Bertha ; Mexicali Blues ; Sugaree ; The Promised Land ; Peggy-O ; Me And My Uncle ; Deal ; The Race Is On ; Loose Lucy ; El Paso ; Eyes Of The World. This is the final touring show for the Wall Of Sound, as the next shows would be the farewell, hometown five night run at Winterland.

Lastly this week is the entire first set from 9/15/87, featuring a rare 1st set Scarlet Begonias, in its stand-alone 1974 arrangement, with a nice, meaty jam, that ends with the Scarlet-ending reprise. Very cool. From Madison Square Garden, here’s Touch Of Grey > Scarlet Begonias ; Little Red Rooster ; Dire Wolf ; My Brother Esau ; High Time ; Let It Grow > Don't Ease Me In.

Be sure to join us next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
Email: vault@dead.net
Twitter: @lemieuxdavid

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1987-09-16... not 15

Archive.org & C.Miller have this 1st set as 1987-09-16.... It is still wonderful music.
Touch Of Gray-> Scarlet Begonias, Little Red Rooster, Dire Wolf, My Brother Esau, High Time, Let It Grow, Don't Ease Me In
https://archive.org/details/gd1987-09-16.sbd.miller.89065.sbeok.flac16

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exploring music

B. Marsallis did a great job on Truckin. Sounds like the band followed his lead and found a catchy rhythm for it. This kind of improv is what makes the dead great.They didnt let their personalities get in the way of exploring music.

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Syracuse 9-17-73

I was at this show - I had to cut the first session of an American Lit class at LeMoyne College to be there, but of course (pun intended) that was no contest. I found the horns to be a bit hit or miss - adding some welcome texture in spots, being too intrusive in others - but in retrospect what they did best was set the stage for the later brilliance of Branford Marsalis to take the band to new heights.

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Thank you

very much!

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it's back now

thanks for the heads up

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not sure!

I've sent a query to the tech folks.

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What happened to last week's taper section?

Why was it removed, usually we can refer back, I never finished last weeks!

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'87

Please release more!

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let it grow

Remember really loving the let it grow live - going to have to give it a spin here nearly 30 years later. 30 years. Holy sh**

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MSG 87

Listen to Jerry on the He's Gone in the second set from this night he is howling. He was definitely excited to be back on stage at MSG for this five show run. I am glad Brent dropped the Devil with a blue dress, good golly miss molly, Detroit Medley from the repertoire. Saw Sunday Cap Center through Sunday MSG and was spent after 6 shows in 8 days.

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