Grateful Dead

September 5 - September 11, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and we hope you all had a good labor day weekend. This week we're going to hear music from 11 years of Grateful Dead history, 1973-1984.

Our first selection this week is a batch of first set material from Tempe, AZ on 11/25/73, Promised, Sugaree, BIODTL, Don't Ease, BT Wind, Tennessee, Mexicali, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. This show and the previous one on 11/23 come on the heels of one of the finest two week periods in Grateful Dead history, 11/9-11/21/73.

Next we have music from the tail end of Brent's first year in the band, from UCLA on 11/25/79. Shakedown Street>Bertha, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone>Other One. From that fine show, we have the start of the second set, some of the last Betty Boards recorded. Please note there is a cut in the master reel during Bertha.

Lastly this week of the opening round of tunes from 4/29/84 at Nassau Coliseum, Feel Like A Stranger ; Friend Of The Devil ; C C Rider. We don't play too much 1984 Dead here, but this segment sounds pretty good, drawn from the cassette masters.

Join us next week for more great tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux


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DoDa Man's picture
Joined: Sep 16 2008

WOW. the 73 is just SMOKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Havent been here in a while guess you were getting some excessive spam... I don't like those CAPTCHA i can never see the dang wordz...... ON WISCONSIN!!! GO PACKERS!!!!

Joined: Jun 6 2007
found a glitch...

aw, c'mon David - why tease us with the opening notes of Bird Song? That '84 stuff sounded real good, I bet the Bird Song is there a time limit on the Tapers Section material?

Thanks for the steady stream of quality GD every week :)


Joined: Jan 13 2010

a somewhat seemingly forgotten year.

chock full of goodness.

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Great Other One jam!! Knowing they're ultimately heading to drums/space seems to allow them the freedom to go for the kind of way out there spaces I've been hearing on a certain box set this week....but rarely heard them visit in latter-day Other Ones (though I always loved them anyway).
Cool to hear the band actually using the song as a truly exploratory vehicle at this stage.

Joined: Aug 31 2009

only a few hours patience needed, and not a glitch to be found thereafter :D
Thanks David and crew!!!

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Joined: May 26 2007
for those who were worried...

here is this week's installment!


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