Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some Grateful Dead music from 1968, 1973 and 1987.
Our first stop this week is at the Avalon Ballroom in October, 1968, where we have this classic sequence of time, featuring Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Death Don't Have No Mercy.
Next up is the show opening batch of songs from 11/14/73 in San Diego, right in the middle of one of the best two week periods of Grateful Dead music ever. From that show, we have Big Railroad Blues, Jack Straw, Mexicali Blues, Here Comes Sunshine, Black-Throated Wind, Cumberland Blues.
Lastly this week we have the entire first set of the Grateful Dead's return to Madison Square Garden in New York on 9/15/87, after a four year hiatus. From that show, we have Hey Pockey Way, Minglewood Blues, When Push Comes To Shove, Berr Barrel Polka tuning, Me and My Uncle>Mexicali Blues, Row Jimmy, Queen Jane Approximately, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped. Hey Pocky Way had been debuted the week before in Providence, and is the only Brent-sung song the Grateful Dead ever opened a show with.
Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from the vault.