Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and we hope you all had a good labor day weekend. This week we're going to hear music from 11 years of Grateful Dead history, 1973-1984.
Our first selection this week is a batch of first set material from Tempe, AZ on 11/25/73, Promised, Sugaree, BIODTL, Don't Ease, BT Wind, Tennessee, Mexicali, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. This show and the previous one on 11/23 come on the heels of one of the finest two week periods in Grateful Dead history, 11/9-11/21/73.
Next we have music from the tail end of Brent's first year in the band, from UCLA on 11/25/79. Shakedown Street>Bertha, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone>Other One. From that fine show, we have the start of the second set, some of the last Betty Boards recorded. Please note there is a cut in the master reel during Bertha.
Lastly this week of the opening round of tunes from 4/29/84 at Nassau Coliseum, Feel Like A Stranger ; Friend Of The Devil ; C C Rider. We don't play too much 1984 Dead here, but this segment sounds pretty good, drawn from the cassette masters.
Join us next week for more great tunes from the vault.