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 20 - October 26, 2008

Welcome back to the Tapers Section. This week we've got about 17 years of Grateful Dead music to explore, so without further ado, on to the music…

October 13 - October 19, 2008

This week, we're going to check in with three sequences of music, a little lighter than usual in number, but the scope of these jams should more than make up for it. One little thing to note is that all of the music this week is from San Francisco.

October 6 - October 12, 2008

Greetings and welcome to a mighty fine week of Grateful Dead music here at the Tapers Section. This week, we'll be listening to music covering a 13 year span in the band's recorded history, 1976-1989, with plenty of fine music in between.

September 29 - October 5, 2008

Plenty of good music on the docket this week here at the Tapers Section, ranging from 1969 through to 1980, with plenty of good stuff in between.

September 22 - September 28, 2008

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers Section. This week we’re going to check out some music from 1972, 1976 and 1981, some great years in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history.

September 15 - September 21, 2008

Like last week, we’re going to start out this week at the Tapers Section with music from 1972, followed by material from 1974, 1987 and 1994.

September 8 - September 14, 2008

Welcome back to the Tapers Section. In this installment, we’re going to check out some music from this week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history exclusively from 1972 and 1973, and we hope you don’t mind the years we’ve selected.

September 1- September 7, 2008

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers Section. This week we have a good selection of Grateful Dead music from this week in the Grateful Dead's recorded history, as well as some music from Jerry Garcia concerts that took place during this week many years ago.

August 25 - August 31, 2008

This week at the Tapers Section, we have some great music from 1969, 1972 and 1982.

August 18 - August 24, 2008

This week we have a nice double dose of Pigpen from 1968, a massive 1972 jam, and a very cool 1991 sequence, all fitting into our date-appropriate this-week-in-Grateful Dead-recorded-history format.

August 11 - August 17, 2008

Welcome back to the Tapers Section. In this edition we've got a great range of music from this week in the Grateful Dead's recorded history, from 1971, 1972, 1979 and 1987.

August 4 - August 10, 2008

This week we have a whole bunch of great music from the Grateful Dead's recorded history from 1971 to 1989, with a couple of stops in between.

July 28 - August 3, 2008

Welcome back to the Tapers Section.

July 21- July 27, 2008

Welcome back to the Tapers Section. This week we're going to hear music from throughout the 1970s and a touch of the 1980s.

July 14- July 20, 2008

This week we're going to hear some music from 1970 through to 1989, with a few interesting stops in between.

July 7- July 13, 2008

This week we're going spend some time along the Grateful Dead's summer tour of 1989, checking in to four shows over a five night span in the middle of the tour.

June 30 - July 6, 2008

This week we'll be hitting some excellent summer Dead spanning the Grateful Dead's recorded history over the course of 19 years, 1970-1989.

June 23 - June 29, 2008

This week we're going to jump around a bit, but the end result a whole bunch of really good Grateful Dead music from this week in the band's recorded history.

June 16 - June 22, 2008

We have lots of cool stuff this week from throughout the Grateful Dead's recordings, including music from 1976, 1991 and some other nuggets.

June 2 - June 8, 2008

We're going to start our week out with some nice, early Grateful Dead music, as it's always a good way to wake up on a Monday.

May 26 - June 1, 2008

This week we'll cover 20 years in the Grateful Dead's recorded history, from 1973 to 1993, with a little taste of something in between.

May 19 - May 25, 2008

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section. This week we're going to jump right into a nice, big jam from 1969, followed my some great music from throughout the band's recorded history.

May 12 - May 18, 2008

This week we have some nice music from 1970, 1972, 1977, 1978 and 1981, so without further ado, on to the music.

May 5 - May 11, 2008

This week we have some very, very classic Grateful Dead, as well as a unique jam from 1972.

April 28 - May 4, 2008

As always, lots of great music was found to fit into this week's installment of the Tapers Section, and we're going to play some acoustic music, followed by some electric music.

April 21 - April 27, 2008

Well, with today being 4/21, and a Monday, we're sure many of you are feeling a little tired, so we'll start this week with something mellow to get you into the groove…

April 14 - April 20, 2008

This week we're going to check out some cool, under-the-radar material from early 1971, as well some other great stuff.

March 31- April 6, 2008

Welcome back to another fine week in the history of the Grateful Dead's recorded legacy. We're going to visit four decades this week, the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, so on to the music...