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Bob Dylan: Rank Strangers To Me (Albert E. Brumley)

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I wandered again
To my home in the mountains
Where in youth’s early dawn
I was happy and free.
I look for my friends,
But I never could find ’em.
I found they were all
Rank strangers to me.

Albert E. Brumley

“Rank Strangers To Me” is a song written/arranged by Albert E. Brumley.

Wikipedia:

Birth name Albert Edward Brumley
Born October 29, 1905
near Spiro, Oklahoma, United States
Died November 15, 1977 (aged 72)
Powell, Missouri, United States
Genres Christian

Albert Edward Brumley (1905–1977) was an American shape note gospel music composer and publisher.

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I’ll Fly Away,” “Turn Your Radio On,” “If We Never Meet Again (This Side of Heaven),” “I’ll Meet You In The Morning,”, “He Set Me Free” & “Rank Strangers To Me” are among a host of favorites written by Albert E. Brumley. He wrote over 800 songs. He established the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Sing (now Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing) in 1969 in Springdale, Arkansas. Brumley has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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Bob Dylan: Tangled Up In Blue, 7 different studio versions from Minneapolis, Minnesota; December 30, 1974 (updated)

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From:
Sound 80 Studio
Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 December 1974
6th and last Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica)
  • Kevin Odegard (guitar)
  • Peter Ostroushko (mandolin)
  • Billy Peterson (bass)
  • Gregg Inhofer (keyboards)
  • Bill Berg (drums)

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Bob Dylan & Patti Smith: 2 Great live versions of Dark Eyes

BD & PS

Oh, the gentlemen are talking and the midnight moon is on the riverside
They’re drinking up and walking and it is time for me to slide
I live in another world where life and death are memorized
Where the earth is strung with lovers’ pearls and all I see are dark eyes

A cock is crowing far away and another soldier’s deep in prayer
Some mother’s child has gone astray, she can’t find him anywhere
But I can hear another drum beating for the dead that rise
Whom nature’s beast fears as they come and all I see are dark eyes

Dark Eyes got it’s live debut in Sydney, Australia – 25 February 1986, but it failed & and is not performed again until Boston; Massachusetts, 10 December 1995 and then as a duet with Patti Smith. It was performed 7 times in December 1995, each time as a duet with Patti Smith.

Here are 6 of the 7 performances in December 1995:


The Orpheum Theatre
Boston, Massachusetts
10 December 1995

1995-12-10-Boston-Dark Eyes by Bob Dylan & Patti Smith on Grooveshark

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Bob Dylan: 4 Great live versions of Hallelujah, I’m Ready To Go (Trad.)

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I’m ready [hallelujah]
Hallelujah [I’m ready]
I can hear the voices singin’ soft and low
Hallelujah [I’m ready]
I’m ready [hallelujah]
Hallelujah, I’m ready to go.

Dark was the night
Not a star was in sight
On the highway headin’ down below
I let my Saviour in
And He saved my soul from sin

Bob Dylan started performing this “high energy” trad song in the summer of 1999. It was always the opening song in the shows where it was played.

It was played 10 times in 1999, 14 times in 2000, 7 times in 2001 & 6 times in 2002 (last performance April 28, 2002).

Here are 4 great versions.

Somewhere in 1999

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Bob Dylan: 4 Great Live versions of “The Man In Me”

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The man in me will do nearly any task,
And as for compensation, there’s little he would ask.
Take a woman like you
To get through to the man in me.

Storm clouds are raging all around my door,
I think to myself I might not take it any more.
Take a woman like your kind
To find the man in me.

Today Bob Dylan recorded the master version of “The Man In Me” for the album “New Morning” in 1970.

Here is the “New Morning” version:

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
5 June 1970 

The Man in Me by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark


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