Grateful Dead

September 19 - September 25, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section! This week we'll cover a dozen years in Grateful Dead history with music from 1972-1984.

Our first selection is from 7/16/72 in Hartford, where we have first set material made up of Deal, Mexicali, Stella Blue, BIODTL, Cumberland. Please note there are some mix issues on Deal, but all settles down nicely after a while. This is the second-ever version of Stella Blue, the first being on 6/17/72 in Hollywood at Pigpen's final show. That first Stella Blue is worth seeking out as Pigpen adds some soulful organ to the song. There is no board recording, but there are some decent audience tapes out there.

Next is the second set from Dayton, OH on 11/30/81, featuring Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ; It Must Have Been The Roses; Estimated Prophet> Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space> The Other One > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia. This is from a reel-to-reel master, although not a mix-to-tape recording (like the Kidd 1973-1974 recordings or more famously the Betty 1976-1978 recordings); rather, it's a PA mix recorded to reel instead of cassette, which was the case for this entire tour.

Next is a classic sequence of Scarlet Begonias>Touch of Grey>Fire On The Mountain>Man Smart (Woman Smarter) from 7/13/84, the show that also featured the last Dark Star until 10/9/89 in Hampton.

Be sure to stop by next week for another dose of Dead from deep within the vault.

David Lemieux


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jackstraw 23's picture
Joined: Sep 26 2011
I'm really like every

I'm really like every beautiful second of this show

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Hey now stoltzfus!

Okay here's...the deal.

This is an internet rose
Long stems are my favorite so
has extra love in it.


This a rose in a bed of roses or a casket if
it's relevant.

Sorry if you didn't know...some do some don't.

This rose is for you stoltfus
Have a grate week!

xo ~sherbear

cmd's picture
Joined: Nov 4 2010
Dayton 1981

This was as close as the boys would ever come to Antioch College,
a cradle of liberalism and large supplier of loyal Dead Heads. Many of us
caught the show in Pittsburgh the night before, then Dayton the next.
It was nice to sleep in our own beds post show for a change. The real
keeper came a few nights later in Indy at Market Square Arena.

This was a hot little tour for late 1981.

shwack's picture
Joined: Apr 12 2008
Yes Master

Hey Man,
Solid week of music here at TS
Hooray for a complete 2nd set that includes Drums>Space
Right on!
Cool sounding reel master...
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

Joined: Jan 13 2010
welcome back sherbear





what is that?

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Hey now been a while...

I've been listening but
not typing too much.
Hope you, all have been fine and
things are good with you, all.
Loved the Ohio 1981 jam.
Listening on Bose surround sound speakers
and the Space> really was awesome on them.
As always love to you and all!
More than my wine...xoSB

Joined: Jan 13 2010
out here in Seattle, Gr8ful Ted (woodinville, actually)

It's a really nice place to be.

everybody say, "HOORAY FOR OHIO!"

the Dayton accords...

new york, london, paris, woodinville.



Joe B. Jones's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007

More great stuff! Wonderful recording.

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Yes, Dayton

Sorry, it's not in California, Stolzfus. It's your choice to live out there with all the taxes, high costs, traffic congestion, pollution, and most of all: all the people!!!
From your profile, it is difficult to say where the heck your from..... details help!

Joined: Nov 21 2007
7/13/84 and 8/13/75

These two shows in 1985 are the reasons I got hooked. I wore out the TDK cassette tapes on both.Funny to think of the jargon back then, Maxell XL II and TDK...


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