Grateful Dead

Taper's Section

In this space, every Monday, you will find information on the recorded history of the Grateful Dead’s music as it pertains to that week, specifically focusing on the shows for that week, through the band’s 30 year performing history, that reside in the Grateful Dead's storied tape vault. Although not everything is in there, with more than 1,600 of the band's 2,400-odd shows represented, there is plenty about which to talk. Check back weekly for new entries and insight into the vault, as well as exclusive audio clips relating to that week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history.


June 11 - June 17, 2012

Greetings, and a big welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a nice mix of three distinct eras of Grateful Dead music: 1969, 1978 and 1989.

June 4- June 10, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have music from 1969, 1970 and 1984.

May 28 - June 3, 2012

Week of May 28-June 3, 2012

Welcome back to the tapers' Section, where this week we have a batch of music that is largely a continuation of music from last week, spanning 1969, 1971 and 1986.

May 21 - May 27, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1969, 1971 and 1986.

May 14 - May 20, 2012

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1974, 1977 and 1981.

May 7 - May 13, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have tunes covering seven years of Grateful Dead history, 1977-1984.

April 30 - May 6, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have some fine Grateful Dead from 1981, 1984 and 1989.

April 23 - April 29, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have some fine summer Grateful Dead from the 1980s.

April 16 - April 22, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music spanning 15 years of Grateful Dead history, 1974-1989.

April 9 - April 15, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1969, 1979 and 1980.

April 2 - April 8, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1973, 1979 and 1980.

March 26 - April 1, 2012

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1966, 1979 and 1980.

March 19 - March 25, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1973 and 1979.

March 12 - March 18, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1969, 1980 and 1985.

March 5 - March 11, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1969, 1970 and 1988.

February 27 - March 4, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we will remain within a four year span of Grateful Dead history, with some great music from 1978 and 1982.

February 20 - February 26, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 12 years in Grateful Dead history, 1970-1982.

February 13 - February 19, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music spanning 21 years of Grateful Dead history, 1969-1990.

February 6 - February 12, 2012

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover 22 years of Grateful Dead history, starting in 1970 and running to 1992, with a huge gap in between.

January 30 - February 5, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some Grateful Dead music from 1970, 1974 and 1981.

January 23 - January 29, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1973 and 1991.

January 16 - January 22, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have some pretty early Grateful Dead, from 1972, and some pretty late Dead, 1991 and 1992.

January 9- January 15, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music spanning 17 years in Grateful Dead history, 1969-1986.

January 2- January 8, 2012

Welcome back, and Happy New Year everyone! This week we cover almost 20 years in Grateful Dead history with music from 1970 to 1989.

December 26, 2011-January 1, 2012

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and Happy New Year!

December 19- December 25, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section. This week we'll cover a six year span in Grateful Dead history, 1983-1989.

December 12- December 18, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover a relatively short period in Grateful Dead history, 1978 to 1986.

December 05 - December 11, 2011

Welcome back! This week, we'll check out music exclusively from the 1980s, 1981-1989.

November 28-December 4, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have some tunes from an 11 year span in Grateful Dead history, 1978-1989.

November 21 - November 27, 2011

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, this week we'll cover a dozen years in the Grateful Dead's history, 1977-1989.