Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1970 and then some late-era Dead from 1993.
First up this week is music from 1/17/69 in Santa Barbara, where we have this classic sequence from the era, That’s It For The Other One>Cosmic Charlie. This was recorded just a week before the Avalon shows, some of which would become Live/Dead.
From a year and a day later, we have this great batch of late-TC era Dead from 1/18/70 in Portland, OR, featuring Cumberland Blues, me and My Uncle, Good Lovin', China>Rider, Lovelight .
Lastly this week, from 1/26/93 in Oakland, we have the start of the second set, featuring Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ; Eyes Of The World > Estimated Prophet > Terrapin Station. I’ve always found the December 1992-May 1993 time period to be the last, great sustained period of Grateful Dead music. Of course there were plenty of great moments after that, but this was a particularly strong six month period for the Dead.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.