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 24-30, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we wrap up our April installments with Grateful Dead music from 1971, 1982, and 1989.

    Our first stop…

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    Week of April 17-23, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1966, 1982, and 1988.

    Our first stop is from the Dead’s first trip…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1974, 1984, and 1988.

    Our first stop this week is on 7/25/74 when the Dead played Chicago with the…

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    Week of April 3-9, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1981, 1989, and 1989 (again!).

    Our first stop this week is the end of…

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    Week of March 27-April 2, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1981, 1986, and 1989.

    Our first stop this week is on 7/8/81 in…