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 June 5-11, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1988, and 1990.

    Our first stop this week is on 9/12/73 at…

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    Week of May 29-June 4, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have some 1969 Grateful Dead music, and a double dose of 80s Dead, from 1983 and 1988.

    Our first…

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    Week of May 22-28, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from three distinct eras in Dead history: 1972, 1988, and 1991.

    Our first…

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    Week of May 15-21, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have a double dose of 1972 Grateful Dead music, plus some great 1991 Dead.

    Our first stop is at the…

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    Week of May 8-14, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1971, 1981, and 1987.

    Our first stop this week is to Berkeley on 8/15/…