Welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we roll into December with a triple dose of Grateful Dead music from the first half of Brent Mydland's tenure with the band.
Our first selection this week is music from 11/29/79 in Cleveland, where we have the end of the second, featuring Black Peter > Around And Around > Johnny B. Goode, U.S. Blues. It was quite common in the fall of 1979 for the Dead to come out of Space with a Jerry ballad, usually Wharf Rat (a song I've always found tough to call a ballad, as it's also so powerful), Stella Blue, or Black Peter.
And speaking of coming out of Space with a ballad, from a year later on 11/26/80 in Pembroke Pines, FL, we have the end of the second set featuring Space>Wharf Rat>Around and Around>Good Lovin', Satisfaction. This was the first show after the big three set runs of shows at the Warfield and Radio City, and they brought a renewed energy to this short, four show tour of Florida and Atlanta.
Lastly this week is the entire second set from 11/22/85 in Oakland, featuring Touch Of Grey > Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > Morning Dew > Throwing Stones > Turn On Your Lovelight, Brokedown Palace.
Thanks for joining us, and please don't forget to come back to see us here next week with more music from the vault.