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 January 30-February 5, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where we roll into February with Grateful Dead music from 1978, 1980, and 1991.

    Our first stop this week is…

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    Week of January 23-29, 2023

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

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    Week of January 16-22, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1984, and 1989.

    Our first stop is first set music from…

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    Week of January 9-15, 2023

    Hello, and welcome back to the Tapers’ Section! This week we have Grateful Dead music from three very distinct periods in Dead history: 1969, 1978, and 1984.…

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    Week of January 2-8, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we start 2023 with Grateful Dead music from 1970, 1982, and 1984.

    Our first stop this week is at one…