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.


Taper's Section

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    Week of November 28-December 4, 2022 Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out some Grateful Dead music from the early 1970s, early 1980s, and early 1990s, three distinct…
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    Week of November 21-27, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1970, 1988, and 1990.

    Our first selection this week is on 2/28/70…

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    Week of November 14-20, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out Grateful Dead music spanning more than 20 years, from 1969, 1973, and 1990.

    Our…

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    Week of November 7-13, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1970, 1973, and 1989, three very fine years in Dead history.

    Our…

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    Week of October 31-November 6, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this we have Grateful Dead music from 1978, 1984, and 1989, including some spooky Halloween tunes from 1984…