Grateful Dead

September 24 - September 30, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover a span of 10 years of Grateful Dead history, 1969-1979.

Our first stop this week is in Boston on New Year's Eve 1969-1970, the only Grateful Dead New Year's show to take place outside of California. From that show we have China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Mama Tried, Next Time You See Me, Cold Rain and Snow, Black Peter.

Next up is music from 11/17/72 in Wichita, during one of the finest tours in Grateful Dead history. It's really more of three mini tours that take place over three months, September through November of 1972. From Wichita we have Box Of Rain, Don't Ease Me In, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown-Eyed Women, Big River, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Around and Around, Casey Jones.

Lastly this week is the entire first set from 12/1/79 in Pittsburgh, at the Stanley Theatre. As a young tape trader, I always knew the second set very well, but the first has some fine playing, too: Jack Straw>Sugaree, Me and My Uncle>Big River, Loser, Easy To Love You, New Minglewood Blues, Althea, The Music Never Stopped.

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

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007

I am
morning air
with song...

Joined: Nov 7 2010

Regarding 12.1.79 - DL shows that he is one of us by stating that he knew 12.1.79's second set very well as a young trader. That was one of the best boards I remember getting in 1985 or 86.

Thanks for the continued excellent work for us, DL!

btw - if 6/26/87 exists in the vault, please share some of it with us. :)

claney's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2007
Thanks Ted...

... every detail of the Wichita show is welcome.

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Sunday evening here.
Only caught about 1 hour of it.
Not able to listen yet...but
I can't wait.

Thanks for being the giver
of things to look forward to.
Ahhh. Comfort in just the

Rock On!

I love you, All
it's easy, xo!

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Joined: Jan 6 2009
this space is getting hot

getting stranger over here > miss this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Stanley 79

My Second favorite Dead Cassette tape! The other was 12/26/79. "Crispy"

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Wichita 1972

My friend Duke described his experience at the 11/17 show: Cold and dry when he went in and cold with lots of snow when he came out!
The recording I have is pretty good, from a DAT.

Joined: Sep 11 2007
Stanley '79

iIf you are one of the 250 remaining Deadheads who don't know 12/01/79 but will take care of that shortly now we have a mighty teaser posted here, be sure to check out tasty 11/30/79, I've always thought it was just as good, and very Jerry.

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
Pleased as Punch

You're right Wilfred, I am pleased as punch - looky there - Wichita! You might like this little story:

The first time I heard this show was about 10 years ago, this guy I played poker with said he saw the Dead in '72 in Wichita. Bein' as how I was three years old at the time of that show, I was pressing him for details - there were not many to be had. But bein' a good buddy, I got him the show in a trade (and a copy for me too, natch), and presented it to him ceremoniously - like, "Man, wait till you hear this awesome show - it'll bring the memories back and you'll realize how lucky you were!" I asked him a few days later how he liked it. "Eh" says he. "Pretty good I guess."


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Joined: Nov 4 2010
Stanley Theater 12.01.79

Photographer Jim Anderson has some great shots
of this show on his website.

I saw this show from the 5th row. Bought
tickets at the box office that afternoon when
the promoter released the orchestra pit area
for sale. I would see another 100 + shows, but
few would match this one.

David L. please release.


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