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 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…

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    Week of April 5-11, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1974, and 1987.

    Our first selection is one of the horn-shows…

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    Week of March 29-April 4, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1973, and 1990.

    Our first selection is the big second set…

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    Week of March 22-28, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from their final decade, from 1985, 1988, and 1991.

    Our first stop is on…

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    Week of March 15-21, 2021

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1972, and 1991.

    Our first stop this week is from 8/30/69 at…