Category Archives: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan: Simple Twist Of Fate, Paris, France 23 February 1993 (Video)

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They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

Le Zenith
Paris, France
23 February 1993

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Bob Dylan: Big River (Johnny Cash), video & audio

Dylan & Cash

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
Then I’m gonna sit right here until I die

As a songwriter, I’ve always loved his lyrics. At the beginning of his career, John released a bunch of powerful songs in a very short time. For me, the best one was always “Big River.” It’s so well-written, so unlike anything else. The lines don’t even seem to rhyme.
~Kris Kristofferson (rollingstone.com)

Wikipedia:

Released March 1958
Genre Rockabilly
Length 2:35
Label Sun
Writer Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Sam Phillips, Jack Clement

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Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash performing together, videos & audios

bob dylan & johnny cash

[Bob Dylan]…the greatest writer of our times
~Johnny Cash (introducing “Wanted Man” on the album “At San Quentin”)

..Johnny was and is the North Star; you could guide your ship by him – the greatest of the greats then and now. I first met him in ‘62 or ‘63 and saw him a lot in those years. Not so much recently, but in some kind of way he was with me more than people I see every day.
~Bob Dylan (Statement on Johnny Cash – Sept 2003)

Today we celebrate Johnny Cash’s birthday & I’ve collected some videos of him performing together with Bob Dylan.

 

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (from the documentary No Direction Home)

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Bob Dylan: To Ramona, Stockholm, Sweden 4 November 2011 (Video)

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Ramona
Come closer
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Shall pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Though breathlike
Get deathlike at times
And there’s no use in tryin’
T’ deal with the dyin’
Though I cannot explain that in lines

Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
4 November 2011

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Bob Dylan: 10 best songs recorded in 1974


bob dylan 1974

1974 is an important year in the life of Bob Dylan.

I’ve put together a list of the ten best songs recorded (studio or live) this year. One rule applies: it has to be officially released in some form. I’ve nominated 25 songs & I challenge everyone reading this to set up their own “Bob Dylan – Top 10 songs recorded in 1974”. Feel free to ignore my nominated songs list and please use the comments section to share lists & thoughts.

…and by the way lists are fun.

Relevant albums

Before The Flood
Released June 20, 1974
Recorded February 13–14, 1974, in Los Angeles,
except track 4: January 30, 1974, in New York
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Blood On The TracksReleased January 20, 1975

Recorded September 16–19, 1974, at A&R Recording in New York,
New York and December 27–30, 1974, at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

 blood-on-the-tracks-album-cover
BiographReleased November 7, 1985
Recorded November 1961-August 1981
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The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3
(Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991
Released March 26, 1991
Recorded November 1961 – March 1989
 Bob Dylan Bootleg_series_1-3
Blood on the Tracks – New York Sessions
source: Original test pressing
Recorded 16 September – 8 October, 1974
Bootleg
 bob dylan new york sessions

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