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 September 21-27, 2020

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from the 1980s, in 1982, 1983, and 1988.

    Our first selection this…

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    Week of September 14-20, 2020

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead from the 1980s, from 1985, 1988, and 1989.

    Our first selection is from 4/4/…

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    Week of September 7-13, 2020

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from three distinct periods in the Grateful Dead’s history, 1969, 1973, and 1985.

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    Week of August 31-September 6, 2020

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from early in three separate decades: the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.…

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    Week of August 24-30, 2020

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1991, and 1992.

    Our first selection this week is the great…