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Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a batch of Grateful Dead music from 1982, 1985 and 1988.

Our first selection this week is the pre-Drums second set sequence from the famous show on 4/6/82 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, featuring Shakedown>Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance>Terrapin Station. This entire show was released as part of the Road Trips series a few years ago.

Three years and two days later at the same venue, on 4/8/85, we have the really good, and really interesting first featuring In The Midnight Hour > Walking The Dog > Big Boss Man ; Me And My Uncle > Cumberland Blues ; Down In The Bottom > I Ain't Superstitious ; Althea ; Tons Of Steel > Supplication > Might As Well. There is plenty to like about this first set, both the performance quality and the unique song list.

Lastly this week, from the final night of a three night run in Hartford, CT, on 4/5/88, we have the start of the second set, with a couple of interesting things worth noting, specifically Brent's debut version of the classic Louie Louis, and a Smokestack Lightning that starts cold, and doesn't emerge from a bluesy Truckin' or He's Gone jam. From Hartford, we have Iko Iko ; Louie Louie > Samson and Delilah ; Ship of Fools > Smokestack Lightning.

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

David Lemieux
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That's some really good lead guitar and piano, Spectrum, 1982.
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I dug the "Louie Louie" re-interpretation. Not surprised it didn't last. But pretty fun while it did. My God Garcia. Restrain yourself! Burning up that "Smokestack." Had to rewind that solo a couple of times.
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Moving vocals and beautiful guitar play by Jerry Garcia, Spectrum, 1985.
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Wonderful performance of the old Cajun tune, Hartford, CT, 1988.
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I'm guessing Dave's #15 will be a sample from the 80's, based upon the abundance of 80's material being featured lately. Ironically, I reduced my attendance at shows during the 80's when Jerry's drug use took hold. Kinda missed Keith and Donna too.
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I've never heard a bad spectrum show...the 80's was the last time we could have guilt free fun...thinking alot about less and less;)
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knows much not. "n the end, in the final analysis........" Live a breath, die to provide, Love a life that ends with death, Love until you can't love an end, Love, love, love, Love beyond yourself; out, out, out................
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Maybe I'll dance all day and all night too!
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  • Marshun
    4 years 6 months ago
    Maybe
    Maybe I'll dance all day and all night too!
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    santa rosa 70
    4 years 6 months ago
    Not much
    knows much not. "n the end, in the final analysis........" Live a breath, die to provide, Love a life that ends with death, Love until you can't love an end, Love, love, love, Love beyond yourself; out, out, out................
  • mbarilla
    4 years 6 months ago
    these are all bits taken from Today in GDhistory
    explaining all the 80's/90's shows coming up. March and April Sirius went heavy on them.