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 May 23-29, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have a triple dose of 1980s Grateful Dead.

    Our first selection is the start of the second set from…

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    Week of May 16-22, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1988, and 1989.

    Our first selection is from Jerry’s 31st…

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    Week of May 9-15, 2022 Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have a triple dose of 1980s Grateful Dead music, from 1982, 1984, and 1988.

    Our first stop is at Red Rocks on 7/28/…

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    Week of May 2-8, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll cover a 15 year span in Grateful Dead history, with music from 1974, 1984, and 1989.

    Our first stop…

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    Week of April 25-May 1, 2022

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from the 1980s, hitting early, mid, and late in the decade.

    First up…