Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out Grateful Dead music covering a 21 year span, 1968-1989.
Our first selection this week is at one of the Grateful Dead’s primary hometown venues in the late 1960s, the Avalon Ballroom on 10/13/68, where we have the classic sequence from the period of Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven, Death Don't Have No Mercy.
From nine years later on 10/12/77 at Manor Downs in Autsin, TX, we have this epic second set jam sequence of Estimated Prophet > He's Gone > Drums> The Other One > Black Peter > Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine> Iko Iko > Sugar Magnolia.
Our final selection this week is from 10/11/89 at the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, the opening night of a five night run, featuring the start of the second set: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Estimated Prophet>Terrapin Station.
Be sure to join us here next week with more music from the vault.