Week of September 9-15, 2019
Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from three very different eras in the band’s history, from 1969, 1978, and 1984.
Our first selection is from 6/8/69 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, a unique piece of music in that it features a couple of special guests, including Elvin Bishop. From this show we have Turn On Your Love Light; The Things I Used To Do; Who's Lovin' You Tonight.
Next is the entire first set from 6/4/78 at UCSB Stadium in Santa Barbara, CA, where we have this excellent batch of high-energy Dead: Bertha > Good Lovin'; Dire Wolf; Me And My Uncle > Big River; Brown Eyed Women; Looks Like Rain; Tennessee Jed; Jack Straw.
Lastly this week is the end of the show from 4/14/84 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA, where we have Morning Dew> Throwing Stones> One More Saturday Night, Baby Blue.
Be sure to join us here next week with more music from the vault.
The first of the three selections this week is a very interesting listen. I didn't pay attention to the time on the Lovelight, but it is a long one. It seems to be all Elvin Bishop on vocals, so I figured that Pigpen wasn't there, but then there he is on Who's Lovin You Tonight? Well worth a listen from front to end.