Jan 15: Bob Dylan & The Band at Maryland in 1974

Capital Centre Largo, Maryland 15 January 1974 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, harmonica) Robbie Robertson (guitar) Garth Hudson (organ & piano) Richard Manual (keyboards) Rick Danko (bass) Levon Helm (drums)

Jan 3: Bob Dylan & The Band: Hero Blues

Yes, the gal I got I swear she’s the screaming end She wants me to be a hero So she can tell all her friends This is a real gem! ..Dylan opened the first two shows with the obscure “Hero Blues” from 1963, singing some of the original lyrics (“The gal I got, I swear she’s the screaming end/She wants …

Dec 30: Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks, 6th & final recording session

The second session @ Minneapolis’ Sound 80 Studios, and the last recording session for “Blood On The Tracks”. With the first session being a success, Dylan was more relaxed for this session. He knew & trusted the people he was working with. He was also more open to suggestions. The first song he wanted to try was the pivotal “Tangled Up …

Dec 27: Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks, 5th recording session in 1974

By November 1974 Dylan had cut a test pressing of “Blood On The Tracks” based on his 4 recording sessions in New York (in September), and Columbia was aiming for a pre-christmas release. Our earlier posts on the “New York Sessions”: Blood On The Tracks – First recording session, 16 September 1974 Blood On The Tracks, Second Recording Session, 17 …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Call Letter Blues

The children cry for mother I tell ‘em, “Mother took a trip.” Well, the children cry for mother I tell ‘em, “Mother took a trip.” Well, I walk on pins and needles I hope my tongue don’t slip. ~Bob Dylan (Call Letter Blues) Such self-consciously autobiographical imagery probably told for it in the end. I just can’t imagine Dylan releasing the …

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