• July 16, 2007
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    July 16 - July 22

    Rolling along toward the dog days of summer, the Grateful Dead continued to perform exceptional shows around the country, and we have music from 1970 through 1989 from this week in the band’s recorded history, plus a little taste of 1990 by request.

    Our first track this week is this excellent electric Candyman from 7/16/70 in San Rafael, CA. Throughout mid-1970, the band could play this song in the acoustic sets or during the electric sets, always to great effect. A very important thing to note is that this is the last concert recorded by the Grateful Dead’s sound crew until December, 1970 (aside from a couple of multi-track shows from October). Bear went away for a couple of years after this show, and no one recorded the second half of 1970, hence the dearth of shows in good quality from July through December.

    Next on the list today is the big jam from 7/16/72 in Hartford, CT, the first shows after Pigpen’s last show (which took place 6/17/72). The band did have some experience playing without Pigpen from October, 1971 when Keith was being worked into the band and Pigpen took time off, but this was the start of the new era of the Grateful Dead that would be in place from this night until 10/20/74. From the second set is Truckin’>Drums>The Other One>He’s Gone>The Other One>Looks Like Rain. Rather typical of the era for a second set jam, which is to say exquisite.

    We’ll now jump forward two years to the first show on the second leg of the summer tour of 1974, to Fresno, CA. First up is this bluesy Soundcheck Jam, with a Rockin’ Pneumonia-esque feel. And from the first set are two classic 1974 jamming vehicles: Scarlet Begonias and the set-closing Playing In The Band. We get a lot of requests for the next show on the tour, 7/21/74 in Hollywood, but unfortunately that excellent performance isn’t in the vault.

    Two years later the band was in residence at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco for six shows in seven nights. From the penultimate show on 7/17/76 we have a nice trio of songs: from the first set is this meaty Sugaree as well as a classically great Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, and the second encore, a rare for the era stand-alone Not Fade Away. The groove of this encore reminds me a little of the version of the title track of the Don’t Let Go CD by the Jerry Garcia Band, performed at this same venue less than two months earlier.

    For a little taste of 1984, we have a couple of sequences from July 21&22, 1984 at Ventura County Fairgrounds. First up is the first set closing jam of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>Looks Like Rain>Might As Well from 7/21/84, and from 7/22/84 here is the first set opening combination of Dancing In The Street>Bertha. These were both drawn from the Beta PCM digital masters and for the most part sound very good, although these early digital tapes do have occasional drop-outs, as heard here and on previous PCM-sourced items posted here. Fortunately, there are cassette masters of most, if not all, of these shows, so if a release is ever produced from these PCM tapes, the drop-outs can be easily and seamlessly fixed with the cassette masters.

    From 1989 at Alpine Valley, on 7/18/89, we have the oddly compelling second set opening jam of Sugar Magnolia>Scarlet Begonias>Women Are Smarter>Eyes of the World. This middle night of the great three-night run at Alpine (the band’s final trip to this magical locale) had some interesting material, and usually falls under the radar as it’s sandwiched between two great, widely-known shows.

    We had a request recently to hear the Brokedown Palace from 5/31/80, but unfortunately that second encore isn’t in the vault, so here is the first encore from that mighty good show, U.S. Blues.

    Lastly this week we have the break-out of Loose Lucy from 3/14/90 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, by request. This was the first version of the song since October, 1974, although it sure sounds like the band had been playing it frequently since then. A most positive addition to the repertoire.

    Be sure to check in next week when we’ll have some more music from 1974, plus what we expect will be a whole lot of other great stuff. Feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions.

    David Lemieux

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Rolling along toward the dog days of summer, the Grateful Dead continued to perform exceptional shows around the country, and we have music from 1970 through 1989 from this week in the band’s recorded history, plus a little taste of 1990 by request.

Our first track this week is this excellent electric Candyman from 7/16/70 in San Rafael, CA. Throughout mid-1970, the band could play this song in the acoustic sets or during the electric sets, always to great effect. A very important thing to note is that this is the last concert recorded by the Grateful Dead’s sound crew until December, 1970 (aside from a couple of multi-track shows from October). Bear went away for a couple of years after this show, and no one recorded the second half of 1970, hence the dearth of shows in good quality from July through December.

Next on the list today is the big jam from 7/16/72 in Hartford, CT, the first shows after Pigpen’s last show (which took place 6/17/72). The band did have some experience playing without Pigpen from October, 1971 when Keith was being worked into the band and Pigpen took time off, but this was the start of the new era of the Grateful Dead that would be in place from this night until 10/20/74. From the second set is Truckin’>Drums>The Other One>He’s Gone>The Other One>Looks Like Rain. Rather typical of the era for a second set jam, which is to say exquisite.

We’ll now jump forward two years to the first show on the second leg of the summer tour of 1974, to Fresno, CA. First up is this bluesy Soundcheck Jam, with a Rockin’ Pneumonia-esque feel. And from the first set are two classic 1974 jamming vehicles: Scarlet Begonias and the set-closing Playing In The Band. We get a lot of requests for the next show on the tour, 7/21/74 in Hollywood, but unfortunately that excellent performance isn’t in the vault.

Two years later the band was in residence at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco for six shows in seven nights. From the penultimate show on 7/17/76 we have a nice trio of songs: from the first set is this meaty Sugaree as well as a classically great Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, and the second encore, a rare for the era stand-alone Not Fade Away. The groove of this encore reminds me a little of the version of the title track of the Don’t Let Go CD by the Jerry Garcia Band, performed at this same venue less than two months earlier.

For a little taste of 1984, we have a couple of sequences from July 21&22, 1984 at Ventura County Fairgrounds. First up is the first set closing jam of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>Looks Like Rain>Might As Well from 7/21/84, and from 7/22/84 here is the first set opening combination of Dancing In The Street>Bertha. These were both drawn from the Beta PCM digital masters and for the most part sound very good, although these early digital tapes do have occasional drop-outs, as heard here and on previous PCM-sourced items posted here. Fortunately, there are cassette masters of most, if not all, of these shows, so if a release is ever produced from these PCM tapes, the drop-outs can be easily and seamlessly fixed with the cassette masters.

From 1989 at Alpine Valley, on 7/18/89, we have the oddly compelling second set opening jam of Sugar Magnolia>Scarlet Begonias>Women Are Smarter>Eyes of the World. This middle night of the great three-night run at Alpine (the band’s final trip to this magical locale) had some interesting material, and usually falls under the radar as it’s sandwiched between two great, widely-known shows.

We had a request recently to hear the Brokedown Palace from 5/31/80, but unfortunately that second encore isn’t in the vault, so here is the first encore from that mighty good show, U.S. Blues.

Lastly this week we have the break-out of Loose Lucy from 3/14/90 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, by request. This was the first version of the song since October, 1974, although it sure sounds like the band had been playing it frequently since then. A most positive addition to the repertoire.

Be sure to check in next week when we’ll have some more music from 1974, plus what we expect will be a whole lot of other great stuff. Feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions.

David Lemieux

vault at dead.net

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Thanks David for all the great music. Could you please post a nice Brokedown Palace. I went to my new handy Dick's Dex and was surprised that only four versions are on all 36 DP. Last week I could not get the song out of my head, Jerry really put his heart into this song. Are you planning something special for the days in between? Keep jamming America.Coconut Phil. Living free in SC.
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Looking forward to cranking tonight... thank you David... Hey, Coconut Phil... check out Taper's Section for the week of March 10, (1981) at MSG... My first show.... The encores were Satisfaction=>Brokedown Palace...none finer in my opinion :-) I know its not a stand alone, but it works!
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1974, the best year in my book for jams, keep 'em coming. Like the '76 stuff too, and anything from Alpine is always welcome in my house. Great Job!
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Lost of GREAT summer material here! Thank you David!!!
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1972 from the vault is very kind. I'm absolutely loving every week, and have completed several shows thanks to the pristine boards, especially the 5-5-78 New Hampshire show!
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Hot dog! More amazing music! Nice soundcheck noodling. More of that kind of thing could be interesting. Despite the work stuff.. Monday is becoming my favorite day of the week. Keep up the good work D.L.!!!! All The Children Learning From Books They Were Burning
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SMOKIN' China>Rider jam, and a great LLR and Might as Well to boot. Play it extra loud!!!!
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Is such a wonderful gift that keeps on giving. The music and the attendant vibes, and vibees, is what it's all about!!!! Thank you, David, for the intelligence and care you share.
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Thanks for putting these songs up here for all to hear! Is there anyway you can put them up in .flac or .shn formats? The MP3's just sound so horrible! Thanks again! Grasshead
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this is just plain beautiful! Thank you and keep it coming.
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I have something to look "forward" to and on Monday no less! I'm not used to this way of thinking and I'm still adjusting to it. Sort of an overall "Twilight Zone" feel to it. Many Thanks!
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...shall we go, you and I while we can... David, How about posting the database that contains the vault contents here at the site? It would be fascinating to see what's there and then we wouldn't waste your time requesting stuff that wasn't available.
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thanks david, you really make mondays something to look forward to. being a deadhead for over ten years now, i have heard the 200 or so shows that really get people off, thank you for opening my eyes to the ones that slip though the cracks. three cheers to more AM dews!NFA, brm
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Any gomorrah's in the vault? Thanks for making monday mornings seem like the 8th day of the week. that playing was dangerous for my mind to hear on a monday morning. The '89 scarlet was tight as was the china/rider. Interesting changes in looks like rain over time. some of the soundcheck sounded like walking the dog.
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Ah Mondays. Never thought I'd find myself looking forward to any Monday, much less multiple. Thank you David for posting the 84 Ventura clips. Love the China>Rider>LL rain>Might As Well. Yet another tape that I had for years & simply wore out. As I sit & listen to it, I know how they got worn. Simply breathtaking.Also love the 76 Orpheum shows. Man, I don't know what it is about these 76 shows, but the band always seems extremely tight. I love the sound of Jerry's Travis Bean guitar. To me this distinct sound is one of the many highlights of this year.
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I posted a note the other day, but just found my own request exactly where it should be 3-18-77 Winterland a Terrific Terrapin with Alhambra, Thanks Dave. Keep em coming!!! All this stuff is so damn cool, I almost feel like when the mail order tickets came in the mail! Hand me my old guitar and pass the whiskey 'round. Matt
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Loose Lucy....brings tears to my eyes, Jerry is singing great on this one saw a couple at Oakland in 91 or 92, real groovy!And like Chuck I had a set on tape from the ventura run, It wore out too (after all it was one of my very first tapes) Hand me my old guitar and pass the whiskey 'round. Matt
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thanks so much for the music.do you have anything from the second show at the new york state pavilion in flushing meadows..7/12/69...would much appreciate this night as we were honored to open the two shows on 7/11 and 7/12....the name of the band was tribe
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I think someone said that this music could be downloaded. Is that right? If so, how?
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hey david! thanks so much for all the free joy...one thing, tho: did you realize that you already posted that 3/14/90 loose lucy on the week of 3/12-3/18? are we into re-runs already?
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RODGER ALLINSON i have really enjoyed listening to some of the great stuff from te 89 summer tour that was a great summer tour and alpine valley was an excellent venue and a hell of a good time talk about one of those flashes ive been there before i love how a good live tape can do that
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tapers section rocks! muchas garcias! I remain gratefully dead!your efforts continually carry me forth on the golden road of unlimited devotion stir the attics of my life always give me sunshine day dreams blossoms bloomin' we can have times because you abide! best always in all good things much joy and happiness "There are things you can replace and others you cannot The time has come to weigh those things this space is getting hot - you know this space is getting hot"
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Beggars can not be choosers....but I am begging!Thank you so much for your Monday Morning treats!!!
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I remember dancing into their concerts, down the grass thinking..ha this is life..And dancing for days sometimes. I remember whistling a song from The Dead at I.U. in 78 and someone across the street starting singing the song I was whistling. Millions of Dead Heads Amazing as I look back at the person I am today and thinking how do you thank them,teaching me that having a cause in life is living and loving... and giving back. When I came to California they gave me a song to rejoice my freedoms in life.And give me peace for my adventures to a new land. And now my kids love them so much.My son's friend did his senior project on the Grateful Dead and he used all my tickets from the concerts which started at $5.00 Love it. I miss them and thats why I say thank you so much Dave .
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Thanks, Dave! I have enjoyed and been turned on to some great shows... Some I fergot I had! I also really appreciate that you do not break up segments of shows by songs and keep them in one big fat file. No mp3 pauses, just 30 odd minutes of whizzgong she bong awrong( er, ya know). As a special request... I've had a really bad copy of a really great show that I've heard over and over in all sorts of contexts (and it's never let me down) that seems to be the apex of Acoustic Dead from 1970 and it's from the Phillmore on Septembre 20th. She wanted to know a date to get married after I proposed to her and I pulled Sept 20th out of my ass. It was a Sat. that year so... We celebrate out 10th anniversary this year and I'm a'gonna put on what I always put on, soooo..... If you can swing it, Dave... I'm ready. Thanks again, and if'n you can't find a source I understand. I can't either.
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HI David, first many congrats your job as chief archivist. Any chance of the Louisville, Ky 1974 show being officially released by GDM? I don't have to tell you that it's that good, you know. I'm really fond of that show - Anyway, I wish the best for you, wow! what a cool job. Sincerely, Donnie Loeffler -( Ursa Minor ) I wish that for just one time, You could stand inside my shoes, and for just that one moment, I could be you - Bob Dylan, Positively 4th St.
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Dave - keep the good times rollin'... Every Monday is a Happy Monday these days.
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David, As always, a wonderful show. I was wondering if there is anyway you can play "Victim or the Crime" next week from the 7/26/94 show? (I forgot the venue). It goes into a decent "Samba in the Rain" (well decent considering I don't think the band ever quite got that song right, as often as they did play it IMO). Even hearing both would be cool. I had a soundboard of those 2 songs from a GDH many years ago, but I'm afraid my tape is pretty much destroyed and I have never found a live version of "Victim" I liked as much as that one. All of your hard work is appreciated so much by all of us... Paul.
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Hey David, any chance of posting any of the "Stir It Up" jams from '91? The Dead doing Marley didn't happened often enough! Love the Taper's Section. The highlight of Monday morning!
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It's 1976 and I'm living in Cronulla (no riots then!) in, appropriately enough, Ozone Street. I meet Gary and Marilyn, from Oklahoma, who are waiting outside the flat of my neighbour, George, for him to get home. I invite them in for a cuppa wand put some music on -Wake of The Flood - while I'm in the kitchen making the tea. The next minute I hear a cry from Gary: "Marilyn, this Aussie's a Deadhead!" I'd never heard the term before, and although I'd been into the Dead for some time, I feel like I officially became a Deadhead that day.
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im excited about listening to all the ranom years on the tapers section
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I can't listen to any of these, what's up Dave help me. Clicked on 89 Alpine Sugar and so on 15 minutes down load time nothig happnin. Please Help Jonesin bad.
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just wondering if it's me or the site... i'm not getting this weeks list, but regardless that was one of the best Eyes I've ever heard David so thanks a million times over!
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David knew exactly what he was doing. Thats why he posted so many mp3 files weekly......Then someone from management look over his shoulder and saw what he was doing. "Hmmmmmmmmmm mp3's ??? You can't do that." Hope you did not get in trouble over it. Thanks for getting away with it for so long. As for the streaming, I have no interest in it. Why not post ALL THE SHOWS and we can have choice on which ones to purchase. I would be willing to pay a few bucks for a show........mp3 that is. If that what it is about............MONEY........then doing it this way would be a ideal choice! Thanks David for getting away with it this long. Gary
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Who else out there thinks this is a magical year? Every show I listen too from 89 has such a wonderful feel and groove about it. So much energy...So much passion...its almost as if the know they are playing for the last time together. Granted there are still more years to come but 89 is amazing.
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    Who else out there thinks this is a magical year? Every show I listen too from 89 has such a wonderful feel and groove about it. So much energy...So much passion...its almost as if the know they are playing for the last time together. Granted there are still more years to come but 89 is amazing.
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    David knew exactly what he was doing. Thats why he posted so many mp3 files weekly......Then someone from management look over his shoulder and saw what he was doing. "Hmmmmmmmmmm mp3's ??? You can't do that." Hope you did not get in trouble over it. Thanks for getting away with it for so long. As for the streaming, I have no interest in it. Why not post ALL THE SHOWS and we can have choice on which ones to purchase. I would be willing to pay a few bucks for a show........mp3 that is. If that what it is about............MONEY........then doing it this way would be a ideal choice! Thanks David for getting away with it this long. Gary