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 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…

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    Week of May 3-9, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from three distinct eras: 1977, 1980, and 1994.

    Our first stop is in…

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    Week of April 26-May 2, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from three distinct eras in Dead history, 1972, 1976, and 1981.

    From…

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    Week of April 19-25, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1975, 1976, and 1981.

    Our first selection this week is from 9/28/75…

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    Week of April 12-18, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1973, and 1987.

    Our first selection is from the first night of…