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 October 18-24, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, and some early and late Brent-era Dead from 1980 and 1989.

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1978, and 1989, three mighty fine years in the Dead’s performing career.

    Our first selection…

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    Week of October 4-10, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have a double dose of Grateful Dead music from 1972, and some 1973.

    Our first selection this week…

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    Week of September 27-October 3, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1977, and 1993, three distinct eras of Dead music.

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    Week of September 20-26, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1970, and 1984.

    Our first selection is from 7/7/69…