April 12: Bob Dylan Town Hall, New York 1963

  April 12: Bob Dylan  Town Hall, New York 1963 This ranks high as one of the most important boot releases of all time, and on top of that, it’s simply a thrill and a joy to just sit back and listen to. If you’re only planning on getting one bootleg this decade, this is the one. Hands down. ~bobsboots.com …

Video of the day: Mavis Staples – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (a cappella)

Mavis Staples began her career with her family group in 1950. Initially singing locally at churches and appearing on a weekly radio show, the Staples scored a hit in 1956 with “Uncloudy Day” for the Vee-Jay label. When Mavis graduated from what is now Paul Robeson High School in 1957, The Staple Singers took their music on the road. Led …

20 songs released in 1963 you must hear

– The Year 1963 summary Washington-to-Moscow “hot line” communications link opens, designed to reduce risk of accidental war (Aug. 30). Background: cold war Kenya achieves independence. There are 15,000 US military advisers in South Vietnam. Background: 32 independent African nations establish the Organization for African Unity. “March on Washington,” civil rights rally held by 200,000 blacks and whites in Washington, …

Dec 6: The 7th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan recording session in 1962

 Freewheelin’ in it’s released form is essentially a “best of” from one of the most creative years in Dylan’s life. The lag between sessions resulted in an album whose sound metamorphosed at least twice. ~Clinton Heylin (BD – The Recording Sessions) Dylan nailed 3 master versions for “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” @ this important recording session.

Bob Dylan: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Hard Rain & Forever Young, Bologna, Italy 27 September 1997 (Video)

Unidentified venue Bologna, Italy 27 September 1997 World Eucharistic Congress Broadcast live by Italian TV RAI Uno. Setlist: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Forever Young Musicians: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & backup vocal) Larry Campbell (guitar & backup vocal) Tony Garnier (bass) David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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