24 June 2004
- Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
- Stu Kimball (guitar)
- Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- George Recile (drums & percussion)
GREAT 1998 concert ratet 10/10 @ bobsboots.com
The sound quality is absolutely amazing.. check it out….
Flat out fantastic! This recording from the capital city is that rare, perfect blend of vocal to music to audience; combined with a stellar band performance, vocal perfection, and incredible song line up that qualifies it to stand among the very best of the very best.
9 June 1998
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- Larry Campbell (guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- David Kemper (drums & percussion)
|Birth name||William Royce Scaggs|
|Born||June 8, 1944
Canton, Ohio, United States
|Genres||Blue-eyed soul, rock, blues rock,soft rock, jazz rock|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Labels||Columbia, Atlantic, Virgin, 429 Records|
|Associated acts||Steve Miller Band, Toto|
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and sometime lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the well-known hits “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour.
June 8: Bob Dylan released Self Portrait in 1970
I fuckin’ hope so, man, because it’s a great album
(in 2002, when asked if he didn’t fear burning out and ending up making albums such as “Self Portrait”)
Maybe not Bob Dylan’s proudest moment, but there are good songs on the record.
Here are our 6 best songs from the album:
- Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight)
- Days of’ 49
- Early Mornin’ Rain
- Let It Be Me
- Living The Blues
- In Search of Little Sadie
- Like a Rolling Stone (great with the re-mastered sound!)
“Well that was a joke, that album was put out at a time I didn’t like the attention I was getting. I never did want attention. At that time I was getting the wrong kind of attention for things I hadn’t done. So we released that album to get people off my back, so they would not like me anymore, that’s the reason the album was put out, so people would stop buying my records, and they did. “ – Bob Dylan (press conference 1981, Germany)
I think he was playing tricks with the journalists, there are interviews that tells about why he released the album to pay tribute to songwriters that he liked. But he also repeated the need he had to get away from “the fandom”. Last year it got re-released with better sound, that helped a lot. The one to buy is the box-set, Bootleg series vol.10: Another Self Portrait. You get outtakes, the Isle of Wight concert and the re-mastered album.
“I said: “Well, fuck it I wish these people would just forget about me. I wanna do something they can’t possibly like, they can’t relate to. They’ll see it and they’ll listen and they’ll say: “Well let’s go on to the next person. He ain’t sayin’ it no more. He ain’t givin’ us what we want,” you know? They’ll go on to somebody else.” But the whole idea back-fired. Because the album went out there, and the people said, “This ain’t what we want”, and they got more resentful. “ – Bob Dylan (Rolling Stone Magazine, 1984)
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