Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover a span of 10 years of Grateful Dead history, 1969-1979.
Our first stop this week is in Boston on New Year's Eve 1969-1970, the only Grateful Dead New Year's show to take place outside of California. From that show we have China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Mama Tried, Next Time You See Me, Cold Rain and Snow, Black Peter.
Next up is music from 11/17/72 in Wichita, during one of the finest tours in Grateful Dead history. It's really more of three mini tours that take place over three months, September through November of 1972. From Wichita we have Box Of Rain, Don't Ease Me In, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown-Eyed Women, Big River, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Around and Around, Casey Jones.
Lastly this week is the entire first set from 12/1/79 in Pittsburgh, at the Stanley Theatre. As a young tape trader, I always knew the second set very well, but the first has some fine playing, too: Jack Straw>Sugaree, Me and My Uncle>Big River, Loser, Easy To Love You, New Minglewood Blues, Althea, The Music Never Stopped.
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.