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 July 15-21, 2024

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out Grateful Dead music from 1974, 1978, and 1979.

    Our first stop this week is the on 5/14…

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    Week of July 8-14, 2024

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1978, and 1981.

    Our first stop this week is the big jam on 5/20/…

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    Week of July 1-7, 2024

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1980, and 1993.

    Our first stop is the show opening sequence from…

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    Week of June 24-30, 2024

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we close out June with Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1980, and 1992.

    Our first stop is on 5/28/77 in…

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    Week of June 17-23, 2024

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1985, 1990, and 1992.

    Our first stop this week is on 11/8/85 in…