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 June 7-13, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1972, and 1973.

    Our first stop this week is on 10/25/69 at…

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    Week of May 31-June 6, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1971 and a double dose of the 1980s, from 1983 and 1984.

    Our first…

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    Week of May 24-30, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from three distinct periods in the band’s history, 1972, 1984, and 1994.

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    Week of May 17-23, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out some Primal Dead followed by a double dose of 1980s Dead.

    Our first stop is at the…

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    Week of May 10-16, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from the 1980s.

    Our first selection is the acoustic set from 10/7/80 at…