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April 14: Bob Dylan recorded Jokerman in 1983 – Here are 5 great Live versions




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Bob Dylan recorded one of his finest songs on April 14, 1983 – Jokerman.

Studio A
Power Station
New York City, New York
14 April 1983
4th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar)
  • Mark Knopfler (guitar)
  • Mick Taylor (guitar)
  • Alan Clark (keyboards)
  • Robbie Shakespeare (bass)
  • Sly Dunbar (drums)

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1973





This is not a “best from 1973” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1973.

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Burbank Studios
Burbank, California
February 1973

2nd Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid session, produced by Gordon Carroll.

Firs released on PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID, July
13, 1973.

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can’t use it anymore
It’s gettin’ dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1962




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This is not a “best from 1962” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1962.

Mixed-Up Confusion

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
November 1962

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan sessions, produced by John Hammond.

Released on single, 14 December 1962

I got mixed up confusion
Man, it’s a-killin’ me
Well, there’s too many people
And they’re all too hard to please

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1981





This is not a “best from 1981” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1981.

Angelina

How to comment on this extraordinary piece of writing? Recorded at the ‘Shot of Love’ sessions of April-May 1980, Angelina is unlike anything else Bob Dylan has ever written – part Cocteau film, part Braque painting, totally surreal, it defies logic and heads off for the deepest, darkest parts of poetic mystery. Though Dylan has never commented about the song in public, chances are that he’d confess that it was as much mystery to him as to anyone else.
~John Bauldie (TBS1-3 booklet)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
26 March 1981
1st Shot Of Love recording session. Produced by Jimmy Iovine.

Released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, 26 March 1991.

Well, it’s always been my nature
To take chances
My right hand drawing back
While my left hand advances

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1971





This is not a “best from 1971” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1971.

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George Jackson

Columbia Studio B
New York City, New York
4 November 1971
Produced by Bob Dylan

Released on single, 12 November 1971

I woke up this mornin’
There were tears in my bed
They killed a man I really loved
Shot him through the head
Lord, Lord
They cut George Jackson down
Lord, Lord
They laid him in the ground

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