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.


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.

November 14- November 20, 2011

This week we have a nice range of Grateful Dead music spanning 16 years, 1973 to 1989.

November 7- November 13, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have a double dose of 1982 Grateful Dead music, and a nice piece from 1990.

October 31-November 6, 2011

Happy Halloween everyone! Always a fun night in Grateful Dead history…

October 24- October 30, 2011

This week at the Tapers' Section we have a similar time spam as last week, extended by four years earlier to 1984, and running to 1992.

October 17- October 23, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a batch of Grateful Dead spanning a short spam, 1988-1992.

October 10- October 16, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and a big Happy Birthday to Bob! Like last week, this week we're going to check out some early, mid and late 80s Dead.

October 3- October 9, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some early, mid and late 80s Dead.

September 26 - October 2, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll hang out in the 1980s, with music from 1981, 1985 and 1988.

September 19 - September 25, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section! This week we'll cover a dozen years in Grateful Dead history with music from 1972-1984.

September 12 - September 18, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from a 13 year span in Grateful Dead history, 1977-1990.

September 5 - September 11, 2011

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.

August 29 - September 4, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll close out August and begin September with music from two decades of Dead, 1969-1989

August 22 - August 28, 2011

Welcome back everyone! This week we have a very solid batch of Grateful Dead music spanning almost exactly 20 years, 1969 to 1989.

August 15 - August 21, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have batch of Dead spanning a decade in Grateful Dead history, 1979-1989.

August 8 - August 14, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a fine batch o' Dead from 1970, 1972 and 1982.

August 1- August 7, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and a big Happy Birthday to Jerry, who would have been 69 years old today. This week we'll span a dozen years in Grateful Dead history, 1972-1984.

July 25 - July 31, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we close out July with a tasty batch of Dead from 1970, 1973 and 1984.

July 18 - July 24, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll span 20 years of Grateful Dead history, 1970-1990.

July 11- July 17, 2011


$19.98
Road Trips Vol 3, No.2
Austin 11/15/71

July 4 - July 10, 2011


$23.98
Road Trips Vol 3, No.3
Fillmore East 5/15/70

June 27 - July 3, 2011


$23.98
Road Trips Vol 3, No.4
Penn State 5/6/80
Cornell 5/7/80

June 20 - June 26, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll span 11 years of Grateful Dead history, 1978-1989.

June 13 - June 19, 2011

This week at the Tapers' Section we're going to do a similar format to last week, with an even shorter spam of 1980s Grateful Dead music: 1986 to 1989.

June 6 - June 12, 2011


$23.98
Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3
November 21, 1973

May 30 - June 5, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a nice span of 20 years of Grateful Dead music, 1971 to 1991.

May 23 - May 29, 2011

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have a double dose of 1969 Grateful Dead music, plus a nice taste of some great 1972 Dead.

May 16- May 22, 2011

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section where this week we'll have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1977 and 1991.