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.


October 26 - November 1, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll be checking out music from throughout the 1980s, and a bit of 1973 for good measure.

October 19- October 25, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we continue our run through October, where this week we'll listen to the music from throughout the 1980s, and a taste of 1973 to start things out.

October 12 - October 18, 2009

Welcome back to your weekly dose of this-week-in-Grateful Dead-history here at the Tapers' Section. As we mentioned last week, this week we'll be sticking to the 1980s again.

October 5 - October 11, 2009

Greetings and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll be excusively checking out music from the 1980s, with a good selection from throughout the decade.

September 28 - October 4, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we close out September and head into October. This week we're going to listen mostly to music, and goooood music, from 1976, with a touch of 1989 mixed at.

September 21 - September 27, 2009

This week, the Tapers' Section is the place for you if you like Grateful Dead music from September 1972, which we expect you do. If not, you're welcome to come along for the ride and we're sure you'll hear something you dig.

September 14 - September 20, 2009

As we roll through the middle of September here at the Tapers' Section, we have some excellent music from 1972 and 1990 for you.

September 7 - September 13, 2009

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have loads of great music from 1974, 1982 and 1990.

August 31 - September 6, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we end out August and start September with music from 1969, 1977 and 1980.

August 24 - August 30, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we make our way toward the end of August, 2009, with plenty of great music coming along for the ride, with selections this week from 1969, 1972 and 1980.

August 17- August 23, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where we examine the Grateful Dead's recorded history. This week we have music from 1968 and some excellent June, 1990 Grateful Dead.

August 10 - August 16, 2009

Hello and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll tidily cover a decade of live Grateful Dead, from 1972 to 1982, with a little stop in 1979 along the way.

August 3 - August 9, 2009

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where we explore music from this week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history. This week we have a couple of bits from 1971 and one big jam from 1989.

July 27 - August 2, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have 22 years of Grateful Dead history to cover, from 1966 to 1988, with a few cool things in between.

July 20 - July 26, 2009

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where we’ve got some excellent Grateful Dead music for from 1974 and 1987 this week.

July 13 - July 19, 2009

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section for a stop in the middle of July. This week we’re going to be sticking to the late-Brent period of Grateful Dead music, with stops in 1989 and 1990.

July 6 - July 12, 2009

Greetings, and big welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check in on the Grateful Dead's recorded history with stops in 1984 and 1989.

June 29 - July 5, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers Section as we close out June and start out July with some terrific Grateful Dead music from 1970, 1987 and 1989.

June 22 - June 28, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers Section, where this week we’ll begin our summer proceedings with some tasty Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1990 and 1991.

June 15 - June 21, 2009

Greetings and big welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we hit the end of Spring. We have some excellent music this week from Grateful Dead concerts in 1974, 1990 and 1991.

June 8 - June 14, 2009

Greetings, and welcome back to another fine week (we think…) at the Tapers' Section, where we'll listen to some of our favourite material from 1969, 1973, 1977 and 1984.

June 1 - June 7, 2009

Greetings and welcome back to our end-of-the-month, start-of-the-next Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll play music from 1970, 1974 and 1980.

May 25 - May 31, 2009

Welcome back to what we hope is another great and interesting week here at the Tapers' Section. This week we have two major jams from the Europe '72 tour, as well as a big, typically hot jam from the May 1977 tour.

May 18 - May 24, 2009

Hello and welcome back. This week at the Tapers' Section we have music from 1973, 1977 and 1981, each jam featuring some excellent playing.

May 11 - May 17, 2009

Hello, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some excellent music from 1970, 1973 and 1978, all of which took place during this week in the Grateful Dead's recorded history.

May 04 - May 10, 2009

Welcome back, as we continue our ride through the month of May in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history, with stops in 1972, 1977 and 1978.

April 27 - May 3, 2009

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll focus on some magnificent music from the final Fillmore East run in April, 1971, as well as a killer jam from 1977.

April 20 - April 26, 2009

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll be playing three excellent jams from April, 1969, and one big jam from April, 1978.

April 13 - April 19, 2009

Welcome back, and we hope you're having a happy Spring. This week we have two big jams from 1971, and a cool jam from 1978.

April 6 - April 12, 2009

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section. This week we have two of my favourite jams from the Grateful Dead’s Europe ’72 tour, as well as a terrific 1982 second set sequence.