Grateful Dead

September 3 - September 9, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music spanning 15 years of Grateful Dead history, 1972, 1979 and 1987.

Our first stop this week is on 10/17/72 in St. Louis, the first show of a terrific three night run at the Fox Theater. This show lacked the major second usual for this time (Other One or Dark Star; not the case for the next two nights…), but featured excellent playing throughout. From set two, we have Ramble On Rose, Mississippi Half-Step, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away GDTRFB Not Fade Away, Uncle John's Band, Johnny B. Goode.

Our next stop this week is the start of the second set from 11/10/79 in Ann Arbor, MI, where the Grateful Dead didn't play often (about one stop per decade: 1967, 1971, 1979 and 1989) but they always played well. From that show we have Alabama Getaway>Promised Land, Ship Of Fools, Samson and Delilah, Terrapin Station>Playing In The Band.

Lastly this week we have the start of the second set from 9/15/87 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the first show of a five night run, signaling the band's return to MSG after a four year absence. From this show we have China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to join us for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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how i used to0 pick shows to trade

i always went for the mississippis half step->franklins tower most all the shows that start with those two songs are amazing.its a shame no one captured the levon helm set from lewiston me 9-2-1980

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Atlanta and Alabama have been featured...

...no Birmingham however. What was that, 12-15-78? Check out these entries (if you can find them):
5-17-77 Passenger>High Time - 5/14/07
5-17-77 Minglewood Blues, Mississippi Half-Step>El Paso - 5/12/08
5-18-77 Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World - 12/24/07
5-18-77 Jack Straw, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World - 5/18/09
5-18-77 Minglewood Blues, Must Have Been The Roses, Lazy Lightning>Supplication, High Time, Music Never Stopped - 8/30/10

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A year later....Still no 70's Birmingham or Atlanta

Guess the Cheshire Cat's still mad.

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the '79 bit...

...nice energy on this one. The Alabama>Promised seemed familiar, turns out it was part of the Fall '79 RT. I'm glad you're still posting new material in addition to the obligatory already played stuff. On a critical note, I'm getting a little tired of the 'First, Next and Lastly' template. It's getting a little hackneyed. How about some variation? Now let's hear some of that Hult '83 run!

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Dave?

Thanks for putting all the clips up every week. Could you put the old boilerplate that used to go with this?. In my opinion the new one just looks bland and ugly.

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Good Donna Show

Thanks for the Fall '72 set. Crystal clear, Joyful......an exceptional night!
I'm in a Sunshine Daydream.
Love that jam GDTRFB>NFA

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Good Donna Show

Thanks for the Fall '72 set. Crystal clear, Joyful......an exceptional night!
I'm in a Sunshine Daydream.
Love that jam GDTRFB>NFA

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