Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section. This week we have Grateful Dead music from earlier years, 1969, 1972, and 1973.
Our first stop this week is on 10/25/69 at Winterland, where we have the classic Live/Dead sequence of Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven> Turn On Your Love Light. This last number features Stephen Stills, who had performed a short, unannounced 45-minute set with Grahame Nash to open the show. Thankfully Bear was present to record that.
Next up, from 10/24/72 in Milwaukee, we have this terrific, and typically hot, second set jam sequence featuring Truckin' > Drums > The Other One> He's Gone > The Other One ; Casey Jones.
Lastly this week is some music from 10/23/73 in Bloomington, MN, where we have Black Throated Wind, Loose Lucy, Mexicali, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. These first two songs feature something very rare, Keith on organ. I’m not sure what the circumstances were for the Dead to have an organ on stage in 1973, perhaps Pigpen’s old Farfisa. Regardless, it’s cool and unique.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.