Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1968, 1982 and 1991, three very distinct and excellent eras in Grateful Dead history.
Our first stop this week is in Louisville, KY, on 12/7/68, where we have this classic sequence from the era of Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven. This is from the cassette master, so it sounds a bit muddier than a reel, with the cassette flip happening at the end of The Eleven, hence the cut in the music.
Next up is the start of the second set from the penultimate show if 1982, on 12/30/82 in Oakland, featuring Touch Of Grey; Throwing Stones> Franklin's Tower ; Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > He's Gone. This sequence starts with two of the brand new songs from the Fall of 1982, two songs that would be a huge part of the Dead’s repertoire for the next 13 years.
Lastly this week is the first set from 9/4/91 in Richfield, OH, the tour-opener of an excellent tour, featuring Let The Good Times Roll; Jack Straw ; Jack-A-Roe ; Walkin' Blues ; Friend Of The Devil ; Black Throated Wind ; Tennessee Jed ; When I Paint My Masterpiece ; Cold Rain And Snow ; The Promised Land.
Be sure to join us next week here at the Tapers’ Section for more music from the vault.