• August 6, 2007
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    August 6 - August 12
    This week, we have 15 years of Grateful Dead music for you, spanning a nice period from 1972 to 1987. August often found the band off tour, but performing interesting one-off shows, runs or mini-tours.

    Our first stop on our weekly round-up of the Grateful Dead’s recorded history is on August 12, 1972, in Sacramento. This show falls in the middle of a great span of shows, from mid-July to the end of September. From this Sacramento show, we have the second set jam of He’s Gone>The Other One>Black Peter>The Other One>Truckin’. It’s definitely a cool way to end the jam, with the usual jam-starter, Truckin’. Also from 1972, by request, are a couple of second set songs from 4/7/72 in London, Ramble On Rose and Sugar Magnolia.

    Moving ahead seven years to Red Rocks in Colorado on 8/12/79, we have a couple of gems. From the first set is this typically monstrous Lazy Lightning>Supplication, and to start the second set features this China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. This was meant to be a three night run at Red Rocks, but with a massive storm moving into the area, they moved the second and third shows to the indoor McNichols Arena in Denver. Certainly not quite the same ambience as Red Rocks, but the band pulled off some exceptional shows at McNichols. The second half of 1979 offers a renewed energy in the band’s playing, with the addition of Brent into the lineup, and the new Go To Heaven material into the repertoire.

    Eight years later, also at Red Rocks, the band was at the start of their five night Colorado excursion, which included the famous Telluride shows. From 8/11/87, we have Tons of Steel-High Time from the first set, and the encore of Black Muddy River. And from the next night, we have the first set closing jam of My Brother Esau>Bird Song>The Music Never Stopped. These were drawn from the Beta PCM digital tapes.

    Going back five years, to 1982, we have a couple of great bits from that Summer Tour. From Alpine on 8/8/82, the first set ended with Bobby delivering the gospel on this Sunday night in the form of this terrific Samson and Delilah, and to open the second set in Minnesota on 8/6/82, we’re pleased to bring you this excellent Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain.

    Be sure to check back in next week, when we don’t know exactly what we’ll be playing aside from a nice collection of material from 1981, but we’re sure it’ll be enjoyable. As always, feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions. Your input is always appreciated.

    David Lemieux
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This week, we have 15 years of Grateful Dead music for you, spanning a nice period from 1972 to 1987. August often found the band off tour, but performing interesting one-off shows, runs or mini-tours.

Our first stop on our weekly round-up of the Grateful Dead’s recorded history is on August 12, 1972, in Sacramento. This show falls in the middle of a great span of shows, from mid-July to the end of September. From this Sacramento show, we have the second set jam of He’s Gone>The Other One>Black Peter>The Other One>Truckin’. It’s definitely a cool way to end the jam, with the usual jam-starter, Truckin’. Also from 1972, by request, are a couple of second set songs from 4/7/72 in London, Ramble On Rose and Sugar Magnolia.

Moving ahead seven years to Red Rocks in Colorado on 8/12/79, we have a couple of gems. From the first set is this typically monstrous Lazy Lightning>Supplication, and to start the second set features this China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. This was meant to be a three night run at Red Rocks, but with a massive storm moving into the area, they moved the second and third shows to the indoor McNichols Arena in Denver. Certainly not quite the same ambience as Red Rocks, but the band pulled off some exceptional shows at McNichols. The second half of 1979 offers a renewed energy in the band’s playing, with the addition of Brent into the lineup, and the new Go To Heaven material into the repertoire.

Eight years later, also at Red Rocks, the band was at the start of their five night Colorado excursion, which included the famous Telluride shows. From 8/11/87, we have Tons of Steel-High Time from the first set, and the encore of Black Muddy River. And from the next night, we have the first set closing jam of My Brother Esau>Bird Song>The Music Never Stopped. These were drawn from the Beta PCM digital tapes.

Going back five years, to 1982, we have a couple of great bits from that Summer Tour. From Alpine on 8/8/82, the first set ended with Bobby delivering the gospel on this Sunday night in the form of this terrific Samson and Delilah, and to open the second set in Minnesota on 8/6/82, we’re pleased to bring you this excellent Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain.

Be sure to check back in next week, when we don’t know exactly what we’ll be playing aside from a nice collection of material from 1981, but we’re sure it’ll be enjoyable. As always, feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions. Your input is always appreciated.

David Lemieux
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Nice to see you keeping the early 70's stuff coming, David - thanks & keep it up!
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4 another great selection Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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the stuff from August 12, 1972 is great! www.gdradio.net Streaming Grateful Dead and more
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Shopping list:1) Strawberry Jam 2) Dish Soap 3) Low Fat Drums 4) Orange Juice 5) Fresh Donna 6) Blues For Allah 7) TP 8) Pig Pens 9) GDTRFB 10) 1/2 pound of Space Bologna
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excellent stuff for this week.Got a little behind, need to catch up. “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
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Oh yeah ...... 4/7/72 coming along nicely (if you include Stepping Out.....) hope you're doing what I think you're doing!! thanks as ever
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Hi David. Uhhhhh, 1981 next week, I can't wait until October, but I will be forever waiting for a good recording of the Copenhagen 1981 second set. That was a killer one. Keep up the good mondays, you're great, thanks guys.
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the Telluride cuts sound nice. Thanks for all the effort you put in.
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Looking forward to the perspective of the vibe of tune selections for RFK through the runs that were done there over the years. babba o'reily/TNK there was a real barn burner. I recall how stunned the crowd was after they unleashed that one and Phil pounding out "same as it ever was, same as it ever was".Hoping to see some features of Vince as well. We miss him to immeasurable depths. Does anyone know if the dead soundchecked or studio played Vince's song "White punks on dope"? Thanks for the beautiful work. Between this and SIRIUS 17, the music never stops. Never gonna leave this Brokedown Palace.....
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simply beautiful, thank you.
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As always, great stuff! I swear between this and all the Dick's Picks, etc...I've almost filled up an 80 gig ipod with nothing but GD, JGB, Dead and RatDog! Everyone has their favorite eras - mine was when I first started seeing them - 1985. My favorite era has gotta be the 87-90 runs, though {Berkeley, Ventura, Frost, Laguna Seca, Long Beach, Eugene, Calaveras...} Let's see some more of that! Again, though - it's nice to come to work on Monday morning and start my week with something new! "Once In A While You Can Get Shown The Light In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right"
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David, Waiting for a good Help>Slip>Frank. I think we've only had 1 so far. Thanks for the great work!!
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This section is my favorite place on the whole web, I swear! What lineup this week! It's like my birthday! (Actually, my birthday is NEXT week- so how bout more Brent then? as in "Just a little light"...? please...?) Thank you so much for such great music, every damn week. Only the Grateful Dead could have such grate people. The music never stops!!!
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Can you please tell me the main difference between live concerts on Internet archive,and the taper's section.They both have great stuff.Is it that Internet Archive has full shows?
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Really sweet picks as usual..I love the stuff from yearrs like 82 and 74, I don't hear those years that often. Only comment is that a Help-Slip-Franklin's would be nice to see on this board. = = = = = = = =
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I took my almost 3-year-old daughter to the 5th annual Jerry Day at Excelsior park in SF yesterday. The weather is as it always is during the summer: foggy and misty. But the music was smokin' hot. The highlight was Workingman's Ed. Check them out sometime. As for the request of Help>Slip>Frank, Ed opened their set with it, and it was on fire! You missed the opportunity to put up the great trio from Winterland on 6-9-77, so how about the classic 8-13-75 opener? That would be a pleasure to hear for many. Thanks.
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Im truly loving all the great stuff from the early 80's n 79'. My more favorable years, early 70's is wonderful too, but hey ive got alot of great sounding stuff from that era already... The Birdsong from 11-30-80 was a nice treat, maybe you can find the time to share the deal and scarlet>fire from that show as well. Im sure their would be little disapointment around here =) release the JGB reels!!!
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Hey David-thanks for this for sure. What do you say to Revolutionary Hamstrung from 4/86 Portland and any rarities like the rehearsals I believe in 1985, So Far shoots etc.-Home On The Range, etc. Also I would suggest 4/25/83 Philly-many crazy killer moments and the best Brent era Goin Down The Road hands down. All the best Scott from Boulder
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Hola - I'm technically challenged. I'd like to download some of these to my iPod. DOes anyone know how to download these MP3s? Thanks - Davey PS - Great job DL2! You da man ;^ )
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The quality on the tapers section is x a million that of archives.
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tj crowley seems there's alot of heavy Phil...are you adjusting the level's? sometime's Phil is a little to loud drowning out the rest....if you have that advantage..bring up bobby...oh! don't forget that gem...10 31 70 (s u n y stoney brook) viola lee>cumberland thnaks for your work (?) six srings...more or Lesh fried-days 6pm - midnite (e.s.t.) www.esu.edu/wess
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I never had the privledge to see the Band Live, because Jerry Passed, when i was 15, but I have been a big fan ever since I heard the guys in high school, I have seen Phish over 70 times, and widespread panic alot as well, Stringcheese is probaly my favorite concert to see at the present time (i thought), me and my wife took my two children to see Ratdog in charlottesville a few weeks ago and Bob Really put on a great show, Now i understand what a real Jam band concert is like he rocks he sounds just as good as he did in the early shows that are posted on this site, I know i was born 15 years to late, but this site helps keep it comming I love y"all
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For Windows1. Highlight desired track with cursor 2. Right click to get menu 3. Select 'Save Link As' (in Firefox) or 'Save Target As' (Explorer) 4. Choose location for download (best make a folder in advance) 5. Go 6. Wait impatiently 7. When done, drag the folder into iTunes and it will create an album called Taper Section and put everything in it 8. Listen and enjoy 9. Send a big thank you to David L! Or best of all for lazy people like me, if using Firefox, install the DownThemAll Add In, set it to filter MP3s and use it to download all the tracks on Tapers Section Page in one go For Mac Haven't a clue, but I'm told it's all intuitive :-) Bonne chance Davey nerdybadger!
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David: You may wish to consider posting "Friend of the Devil" from Aug. 16, 1981, for next week's offerings. Brent's keyboard work is superb -- and when I witnessed it from the front row of Mac Court, that particular number represented the first time I came to truly appreciate his playing talent. Thanks for time and consideration, DL, and keep on rockin' us, friend. Brett Pauly from Bothell, Wash.
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Man, Travelling w/out the Laptop sucksJust got back in town and am actually suprised David didn't pull out a tribute of sorts to Jerry being the week it is and all. With that being said and it being 8-9-07 Jerry, Rest In Peace and We Love You NTFDAWY
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What a goldmine of great music, many thanks David. Can you find me an early Brokedown palace? Keep jamming America. Coconut Phil. 8/10/07
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Thanks for the awesome songs! I'm pretty new to the site, so I'm really excited about this section...
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Anybody have the download files from this week August 6 - August 12? I was on vacation...thanks for the warning Rhino!
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Looking for Michael A. Walsh. Took me to my first show back in the 1980's when we were both in the navy serving onboard the USS. Tuscaloosa stationed in San Diego, CA. He's around 50 years (young) and lived in New York before 1984 and might now. He plays great guitar and can sing any Dead song known to man... Help me find my long lost deadhead friend!
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    Moyni
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    Anyone seen Michael?...
    Looking for Michael A. Walsh. Took me to my first show back in the 1980's when we were both in the navy serving onboard the USS. Tuscaloosa stationed in San Diego, CA. He's around 50 years (young) and lived in New York before 1984 and might now. He plays great guitar and can sing any Dead song known to man... Help me find my long lost deadhead friend!
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    12 years 10 months ago
    Trades?
    Anybody have the download files from this week August 6 - August 12? I was on vacation...thanks for the warning Rhino!