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March 18: Bob Dylan – Jokerman, Groningen 1995 (video)





bob dylan groningen 1995

Standing on the waters casting your bread
While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowing
Distant ships sailing into the mist
You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing
Freedom just around the corner for you
But with the truth so far off, what good will it do?

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune
Bird fly high by the light of the moon
Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman

Martinihal
Groningen, Holland
18 March 1995

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March 16: Bob Dylan making Most Of The Time promo video – 1990





bob dylan most of the time

Most of the time
I’m clear focused all around
Most of the time
I can keep both feet on the ground
I can follow the path, I can read the signs
Stay right with it when the road unwinds
I can handle whatever I stumble upon
I don’t even notice she’s gone
Most of the time

.. Sony wanted him to record a promo video of the song to help their ongoing attempts to promote an album that had been (correctly) received as a real return to form. And Dylan, being Dylan, duly obliged by re-recording the song with the musicians destined to feature on his next album, under the red sky, and letting his son Jesse film the results. The resultant thudding threnody was as unambient as it gets. Yet Dylan dug it enough to allow promo CDs of this new version to be released, even though after a month off the road his voice was not in great shape, and the song suffers accordingly
~Clinton Heylin (Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, . 1974-2008)

Culver City Studios
Los Angeles, California
16 March 1990
Shooting of Most Of The Time promo video. Produced by Don Was.

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal)
  • David Lindley (guitar)
  • Randy Jackson (bass)
  • Kenny Aronoff (drums)

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March 11: Bob Dylan @ Palác kultury, Prague, Czech Republic 1995





Bob Dylan Prague 11 March 1995

 Dylan opens the year with one of the most remarkable performances of the “Never Ending tour,” despite still visible suffering the after effects of the bug (at several points he sits on the drum rise, scrunched up in some discomfort)… the shock of the evening is not in his song selection.. but the fact that he performs almost the entire show without a guitar.. harmonica in hand, making strange shadow-boxing movements, cupping the harmonica to his mouth on nearly every song, blowing his sweetest harp breaks in years.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Concert # 641 of The Never-Ending Tour. First concert of the 1995 European Spring Tour. First concert in 1995.

Kongresový sál
Palác kultury
Prague, Czech Republic
11 March 1995

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Setlist

  1. Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)
  2. If Not For You
  3. All Along The Watchtower

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March 11: Bob Dylan performing “Soon” (George & Ira Gershwin) – 1987




bob dylan soon

“Soon” is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
It was introduced by Helen Gilligan and Jerry Goff in the 1930 revision of the musical Strike Up the Band.Notable recordings:

  • Sarah Vaughan – In the Land of Hi-Fi (1955)
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959)
  • Oscar Peterson – The Trio (1961)
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. – The Wham of Sam! (1961)

Soon [all the] nights they will be ended,
Soon, all true love will be so splen-did.
I’ve found the happiness I’ve waited for.
The only girl that I was waiting for.

Brooklyn Academy Of Music
New York City, New York
11 March 1987
George Gershwin Celebration Concert

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February 27: Bob Dylan Just Like A Woman, Atlantic City 1999

bob dylan 1999 atlantic city

Nobody feels any pain
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev’rybody knows
That Baby’s got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls
She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

Copa Room
Sands Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
27 February 1999
Early show

  •  Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Queen Mary, she’s my friend
Yes, I believe I’ll go see her again
Nobody has to guess
That Baby can’t be blessed
Till she sees finally that she’s like all the rest
With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls
She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

It was raining from the first
And I was dying there of thirst
So I came in here
And your long-time curse hurts
But what’s worse
Is this pain in here
I can’t stay in here
Ain’t it clear that—

I just can’t fit
Yes, I believe it’s time for us to quit
When we meet again
Introduced as friends
Please don’t let on that you knew me when
I was hungry and it was your world
Ah, you fake just like a woman, yes, you do
You make love just like a woman, yes, you do
Then you ache just like a woman
But you break just like a little girl

-Egil